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How Many Extras Does it Take to Shoot a Scene in Billions? – March 28, 2018

Go Beyond the Scenes with Sheraton Hotels and Showtime

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 28, 2018

There’s nothing quite like shooting a scene from the SHOWTIME Original Series Billions in New York City! We took a moment to chat with the show’s First Assistant Director, Matt McLoota, to learn how he goes beyond in his role on the show. From exploring the glass walls of Axe Capital to working with over 100 extras on set, see how this assistant director certainly has his work cut out for him.

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On the Set with Billions – March 28, 2018

Go Beyond the Scenes with Sheraton Hotels and Showtime

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 28, 2018

Learn how the team behind the SHOWTIME Original Series Billions goes beyond to create an authentic look and feel for the show, from Axe Capital’s modern offices to Axe’s jeans and t-shirts. Going beyond on the Billions set is all about extreme attention to detail.

Source: Sheraton Hotels and Resorts YouTube Channel

Categories Behind the Scenes Billions Video

How Locations Make ‘Billions’ Look Like a Billion Bucks – March 28, 2018

Go Beyond the Scenes with Sheraton Hotels and Showtime

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 28, 2018

New York City is a playground for luxury clubs and exclusive restaurants that make for ideal places to film the SHOWTIME Original Series Billions. See how locations manager, Aidan Sleeper, goes beyond to discover filming locations, from places to stage a car crash to the best pizza in Queens.

Source: Sheraton Hotels and Resorts YouTube Channel

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Tight Writing, Intriguing Payoffs as Billions Begins New Season on Showtime – March 25, 2018

“Irresistible Characters, Addictive Story Lines and Great Writing”

by Stephen Spignesi | New Haven Register | March 25, 2018

SPOILERS – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

Major changes are afoot when Showtime’s financial intrigue series “Billions” returns for its third season March 25 at 10 p.m. with the episode “The Tie Goes to the Runner.”

At the end of Season 2, hedge-fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) was seen Ubering his way home after posting bail following his arrest on a slew of charges by his nemesis U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades Jr. (New Haven’s own Paul Giamatti). Axe had deliberately sabotaged the Ice Juice company’s signature juice product and made people sick so Ice Juice’s initial public offering would tank and Rhoades would lose a fortune, which he did.

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The Billionaires’ Club – March 23, 2018

Rich Pickings: Is this Show the New Dallas? Why Billions is a Fascinating Watch

by Dominic Corry | Weekend Herald | March 23, 2018

Boiling tensions, billionaires and low morals – it all makes Billions a must watch TV show. That and the seller cast, who include Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

Pity the 1 per cent. The world is a tough place for the richest of the rich right now. With economic inequality and corporate malfeasance on the rise – not to mention a certain self-proclaimed rich guy currently nudging the Western world off a cliff – there is more public emnity for billionaires than ever before. Yet we cannot look away.

Which is part of why Billions is such a fascinating watch. It charts the high-stakes game of brinksmanship between hot-shot billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and US Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), whose all-consuming passion is to put Axelrod in jail.

There are extreme contradictions in both men: Rhoades is driven by a crusading sense of justice, but is more than willing to bend the rules if it means seeing Axelrod behind bars – and at the end of last season showed he was prepared to suffer great personal loss in his pursuit of that goal.

Axelrod, on the other hand, is a ruthless businessman who came from humble beginnings. He will happily destroy multiple lives with a single trade, yet often displays flashes of considerable humanity.

Continue reading The Billionaires’ Club – March 23, 2018