Prior to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s premiere in 2000, it’s safe to say viewers had no clue what the inside of a human body looked like–at least what it looks like after being struck by a bullet. Twelve years later, CSI has introduced viewers to a smorgasbord of fascinating and intricate technical shots, thanks in large part to Co-Producer Brad Tanenbaum. Since CSI‘s inception, Tanenbaum has helped mold the look of various visual effects seen on the show and, for the past several seasons, take on more of a commanding role serving as one of the show’s in-house directors. With his thirteenth credit coming up this Wednesday, Tanenbaum chats with CSI Files’ Shane Saunders about challenging effects, how technology on the show has changed, and tease his latest episode. (Spoilers after the jump!)
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Director Jeffrey Hunt and director/Line Producer Frank Waldeck shared even more photos from the set of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Former leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) stopped by the set to say hello to the cast and crew, and you can find a picture of her with Hunt below. The other images include a shot of costars Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) and George Eads (Nick Stokes). The thumbnails are embedded after the jump!
Anthony E. Zuiker‘s reputation as a creative genius has long been established thanks to his work on the most-watched franchise in television history CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: New York; and with his new deal at ABC, his résumé is soon to become even more impressive. One of the top innovators in the movement to introduce new platforms for consuming entertainment, Zuiker is hard at work creating groundbreaking projects for his new venture at Google while working concurrently on television development at ABC. The executive producer discusses his upcoming development slate and the future of the CSI franchise with CSI Files’ Shane Saunders.
As CSI Files previously reported, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s former leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Monday, January 23. You can find some pictures from the ceremony below. The first image features Helgenberger alongside past and current CSI stars David Berman (David Phillips), Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins), Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle), Ted Danson (DB Russell), Marc Vann (Conrad Ecklie), Liz Vassey (Wendy Simms), Jon Wellner (Henry Andrews), Wallace Langham (David Hodges), Archie Kao (Archie Johnson), Elisabeth Harnois (Morgan Brody) and Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders). The other pictures include CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn and Consulting Producer Dustin Lee Abraham. Click to enlarge:
Here are two pictures from the set of CSI: New York, which were posted by leading man Gary Sinise (Mac Taylor). The first image features Megan Dodds, who will guest star in an upcoming story arc on the crime drama. Click to see each picture full-sized!
Next, check out more than 20 photos of the cast and crew of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which can be found after the jump!
The latest episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Willows in the Wind”, earned the top spot on Wednesday, January 25. Marg Helgenberger’s (Catherine Willows) final show pulled in 14.03 million viewers, which are the highest numbers in more than a year. This was more than enough to put the crime drama ahead of a repeat of Law & Order: SVU (4.01 million) and a repeat of Revenge (3.12 million). In the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers, Helgenberger’s exit earned a season-high 3.3 rating/9 share. The SVU (1.4/4) and Revenge (0.9/2) repeats came in a distant second and third.
Tonight, Marg Helgenberger‘s run as sexy, smart, and sassy crime scene investigator Catherine Willows will reach its conclusion. A twelve year tenure with more than 250 episodes under her belt, the actress has decided to pursue other opportunities and is bound for more success, whether it be a Broadway show or returning to film. Though her departure will surely bring tears to the show’s audience, the cast and crew of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation are looking on the bright side, reflecting back at their time on the show with the universally adored actress. CSI Files’ Shane Saunders caught up with several of the show’s cast and crew from past and present to talk about their colleague’s departure and favorite memories during a remarkable run.
Alec Smight has directed over twenty episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and there’s no sign of him slowing down. Employed since CSI’s inception, Smight started off as an editor and gradually explored other avenues behind-the-scenes such as producing and directing. His latest episode–which airs this Wednesday–marks the fourth time Smight has played a critical role in a cast departure. The incredibly busy director took some time out of his weekend schedule to discuss his transition from editor to director, playing a major part in cast departures, and tease his upcoming episode with CSI Files’ Shane Saunders.
Titus Welliver will once again guest star in this week’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Willows in the Wind”. Following “Zippered” and “Ms Willows Regrets”, Wednesday’s episode is the third and final installment in the arc leading to Marg Helgenberger’s (Catherine Willows) exit from the series. Welliver plays Mark Gabriel, the man in charge of a military contractor called Ceressus Logistics. Gabriel is “a CEO and a high-powered guy” who runs “a Blackwater type company,” the actor told iamROGUE.
“It’s an interesting character,” Welliver added. “It was great to work with Ted [Danson, DB Russell], who I’ve known for a while, and Paul Guilfoyle (Jim Brass) who is a total Jedi knight and ninja master actor. I also loved working with Marg, and Annabeth Gish (Laura Gabriel). They’re a great bunch of people, and it was a lot of fun.”
This week’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Willows in the Wind”, marks the end of Marg Helgenberger’s (Catherine Willows) run on the hit crime drama. However, the actress told the Washington Post, “You haven’t seen the last of me.” Helgenberger said she might return to the series in the future to appear in an episode or two. “[T]he producers said to me practically every day the door is wide open,” she explained. “If I’m available and I’m up for it you betcha.”
As CSI Files previously reported, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) was announced to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On Monday, January 23, Helgenberger was honored with the 2,458th star on the Walk of Fame located in front of the historic Musso & Frank Restaurant near former CSI star William Petersen (Gil Grissom). Costar Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) and China Beach colleague Dana Delany spoke at the event.
Other guests at the event included executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Don McGill, Anthony E. Zuiker; CSI costars Elisabeth Harnois (Morgan Brody), Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders), Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins), Ted Danson (DB Russell), David Berman (David Phillips), Jon Wellner (Henry Andrews), Wallace Langham (David Hodges), Marc Vann (Conrad Ecklie), and Archie Kao (Archie Johnson). Liz Vassey (Wendy Simms), Naren Shankar (former executive producer), Sarah Goldfinger (former consulting producer), Dustin Lee Abraham (consulting producer), Louis Milito (executive producer), Frank Waldeck (line producer), Christopher Barbour (executive story editor), Tom Mularz (story editor), Jack Gutowitz (script coordinator), Gavin Harris (supervising producer), among others, also showed their support.
For more details on Helgenberger’s star, check out the official Walk of Fame listing.
Last week, Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) sat down with several TV shows to discuss her upcoming exit from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (Videos embedded after the jump!)