Access Hollywood Live – Masters Of Illusion (CW)

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On Wednesday, July 30th 2014, I consulted on Murray’s first appearance on Access Hollywood Live. Murray was on to promote his upcoming appearances on the CW’s new series, “Masters of Illusion.” I spent time with the director going over camera angles and shot selection for Murray’s performance of the Bo Staff illusion. The hosts were going be positioned behind the illusion and the cameras in front, so it would be viewed from 360 degrees, and since the show was live to the east coast, getting the camera shots right in rehearsal was key. While the host of Access Hollywood Live, Billy Bush, was interviewing Dean Cain (the host of the CW’s Masters of Illusion) Billy Bush even mentioned my character’s name LEFTY on live TV….pretty cool!

Billy Bush, Host of Access Hollywood LiveA spinoff of Access Hollywood, called Access Hollywood Live, debuted on September 13, 2010 in high definition. The daytime talk show, hosted by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover (who also serves as a correspondent on the flagship program), features entertainment news stories and in-studio guests. The program was initially seen only on NBC owned-and-operated stations in six markets and Fox owned-and-operated stations in six other major markets, all on stations that already carry the flagship series; since September 2011, the program also began being distributed to non-network owned stations that also carry the flagship series.

Access Hollywood Live is recorded at NBC studios in Burbank, California and Studio 1A at Rockefeller Center, in New York City. On May 1, 2012, along with Access Hollywood’s renewal for three additional seasons, NBC Universal Television Distribution announced it would give Access Hollywood Live a third season renewal for the 2012-13 season.


Douglas has worked on many shows up and down the Las Vegas strip. He has worn many different hats, from being a creative director, lighting designer, set designer, and production / technical director having worked with Wayne Newton, Frank Marino, Human Nature, and Recycled Percussion to name a few.