EXCLUSIVE Q&A interview with Layne Brightwell, Costume Supervisor for THE WALKING DEAD

EXCLUSIVE Q&A interview with Layne Brightwell, Costume Supervisor for THE WALKING DEAD

This week we have a Q&A interview with “The Walking Dead’s” Costume Supervisor, Layne Brightwell.

This is Layne Brightwell’s second season as the costume supervisor on “The Walking Dead.”

She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Art History.  After graduation, she worked at American Costume Company in Los Angeles for more than two years before becoming a set costumer.  She served as key costumer on a number of feature films including “We are Marshall,” “Seabiscuit,” and “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” among others. Her dozens of television credits include set or key costumer on “Dharma & Greg,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “House of Payne,” Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” and costume supervisor on “Army Wives.”  Brightwell also served as Costume Supervisor on “Joyful Noise,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and a number of movies made for television.

Brightwell was selected as Savannah College of Art and Design’s “Alumnus of the Year” in 2005.

She has a 48′ costume trailer that she rents out to the industry at www.brightwellproductions.com, and she has a 14 year old beagle named Bagger who goes to work with her every day and has (whenever possible) since Brightwell got him as a puppy while working on “The Legend of Bagger Vance”.


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