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22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Set for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom

May 3, 2017 | By
22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Set for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, it was announced today by ADG president Nelson Coates, council chair... »

Emmy Watch: SyFy’s The Magicians

May 1, 2017 | By
Emmy Watch: SyFy’s <em>The Magicians</em>

*Research and written contributions by Kevin Adams, Jenna Amico, Eric Bedwell, Patrick Clayton, Shoshana Goodman, Faye Ignoffo, Mya Jones, Carly Pepper, Danielle Peterson, and Lisa Stemmons* Though their SyFy series is now in its second robust season, the co-creators of The Magicians, executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara, had humble beginnings; the story... »

Art Directors Guild’s Final Call for Production Apprentice Program

April 11, 2017 | By
Art Directors Guild’s Final Call for Production Apprentice Program

Advancing into its fifth year, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) has announced a final call for submissions to their Production Apprentice (PA) Trainee Program. The program, which opened on February 28, is dedicated to developing a diverse group of new talents, for the profession of production design within moving image. Initially, the invitation... »

Art Directors Guild Hires New Communications Director

March 15, 2017 | By
Art Directors Guild Hires New Communications Director

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has hired Ilana Alazzeh in a newly created position as its communications director, it was announced today by the Guild’s executive director, Chuck Parker. Alazzeh comes to the ADG from the Communication Department at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which represents 1.5 million public service... »

The Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Announces the “Drawing Down the Moon” Exhibition Showcasing Seymour Klate

March 10, 2017 | By
The Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Announces the “Drawing Down the Moon” Exhibition Showcasing Seymour Klate

Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 has announced its “Drawing Down the Moon” show featuring the art of Seymour Klate (1919-1992) and 31 other artists. The ADG is hosting the opening reception, free to the public, in the heart of the NoHo Arts District on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. –... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Art Directors Guild & SDSA Present Oscar Panel with 2017 Production Design Nominees on Sat, Feb. 25 at Egyptian Theatre

February 15, 2017 | By
Art Directors Guild & SDSA Present Oscar Panel with 2017 Production Design Nominees on Sat, Feb. 25 at Egyptian Theatre

This year’’s Academy Award-nominated production designers and set decorators from Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hail, Caesar!, La La Land and Passengers will participate in the 11th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local... »

Winners for the Art Directors Guild Awards

February 12, 2017 | By
Winners for the Art Directors Guild Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. “Hidden Figures” (Wynn Thomas), “Passengers” (Guy Hendrix Dyas), and “La La... »

Original Backdrops from Classic Hollywood Films to be Showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guilds Excellence in Production Design Awards

February 8, 2017 | By
Original Backdrops from Classic Hollywood Films to be Showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guilds Excellence in Production Design Awards

Monumental Hollywood backdrops from classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Ben-Hur, Hello, Dolly! and North by Northwest will be showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and hosted by... »

The View from La La Land

January 24, 2017 | By
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

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