'A Star Is Born' Cinematographer Matty Libatique Takes Center Stage on 'THR's' 'Behind the Screen' Podcast

Director Bradley Cooper met Libatique at the suggestion of his 'Silver Linings Playbook' co-star, Jennifer Lawrence.
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Matty Libatique, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer behind Black Swan, talks about shooting A Star Is Born and working for the first time with Bradley Cooper on a new episode of THR's Behind the Screen podcast series.

Cooper, who made his directorial debut with his remake of the musical drama — in which he stars with Lady Gaga — met with Libatique at the suggestion of his Silver Linings Playbook co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. Once they had met, says Libatique, they hit it off immediately.

Hosted by THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina, Behind the Screen is a new weekly podcast series that features conversations with editors, cinematographers, production designers and other key talent behind the making of motion pictures.

In this episode, Libatique takes listeners behind the making of A Star Is Born, including some challenging shoots at live concert venues, such as the Stagecoach and Glastonbury festivals.

This weekend, Libatique heads to Camerimage, the annual cinematography festival in Poland, where A Star Is Born will be screened as part of the main competition.

Behind the Screen recently joined a THR podcast lineup that includes It Happened in Hollywood, hosted by THR senior writer Seth Abramovitch and Emmy-winning TV writer and comedian Chip Pope, which opens the THR vault for each episode to revisit an indelible moment from 90 years of entertainment history; and Awards Chatter, Scott Feinberg's in-depth interview show that also focuses on talents of the Oscar and Emmy seasons.

Hear it all below on Behind the Screen — and be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an exciting episode.