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2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Amy Adams, Arrival Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight... »

Contender – The Production Design of Arrival

January 23, 2017 | By
Contender – The Production Design of <em>Arrival</em>

When production designer Patrice Vermette received a compliment that his work in Denis Villeneuve’s film Arrival is unlike that in any other in previous science-fiction films, his response was cavalier. “That was the whole point,” he stated. “I’m excited that people are appreciating that — I’m overwhelmed by this.” In fact, few on Arrival’s... »

Production Designer Michael Corenblith Serves Up Historical Accuracy in The Founder

January 18, 2017 | By
Production Designer Michael Corenblith Serves Up Historical Accuracy in <em>The Founder</em>

Michael Corenblith has a production design track record that started with historical recreations, in the undersung 80’s political film Prince Jack, about the times of JFK. Along the way he’s also done The Alamo, Frost/Nixon, and — speaking of founders — the Walt n’ Mary Poppins’ Saving Mr. Banks, for Disney, and many others.... »

Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 to Showcase Artwork from Legendary Scenic Artist Jaroslav Gebr This Saturday

January 12, 2017 | By
Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 to Showcase Artwork from Legendary Scenic Artist Jaroslav Gebr This Saturday

Jaroslav ‘Jerry’ Gebr, the legendary scenic artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, will be honored by the Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) in a special exhibit entitled “A Tribute to Jaroslav Gebr.” The exhibit opens with a hosted reception on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00... »

Best Documentary Contender – Tower

January 6, 2017 | By
Best Documentary Contender – <em>Tower</em>

On the morning of August 1, 1966, former Marine sharpshooter Charles Whitman ascended a University of Texas at Austin tower and began random targeting and firing upon passerby below across five city blocks for 96 chilling minutes. When he was finally killed by a policeman, Whitman had already shot 43 people, 13 of whom... »

Nominations Announced for Art Directors Guild 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards

January 5, 2017 | By

Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos were announced today by ADG council chair Marcia Hinds and awards producers Thomas Wilkins and Thomas Walsh. The 21st Annual Excellence in... »

Barry Robison on Designing “Hacksaw’s” Ridge — Down Under

January 1, 2017 | By
Barry Robison on Designing “<em>Hacksaw’s</em>” Ridge — Down Under

Production designer Barry Robison splits his time between Australia and the U.S., and has worked on films ranging from the historically-set Hidalgo, to installments of both the X-Men and Narnia franchises, with Wolverine and Voyage of the Dawn Treader, respectively. As the designer for director Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, he was once again doing... »

Contender – Production Designer, Wynn Thomas, Hidden Figures

December 29, 2016 | By
Contender – Production Designer, Wynn Thomas, <em>Hidden Figures</em>

Production designer Wynn Thomas has designed a wide variety of films from contemporary comedies to period dramas, but he finds research on the latter is interesting because he discovers things he never knew. In designing Hidden Figures, he discovered the little known story about a team of African American women who “compute” the math data... »

Contender – Production Designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Passengers

December 29, 2016 | By
Contender – Production Designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas, <em>Passengers</em>

After a sleep pod malfunction awakens two passengers (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) 90 years early, they must face a lonely future on a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony. The biggest challenge for the crew was creating a craft that was exciting and fresh to look at. Director Morten Tyldum’s specific directive to... »

Art Directors Guild Announces Election Results

December 17, 2016 | By

Results have been announced in a special rerun of elections held earlier this year for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800), as mandated by the Department of Labor. Incumbent guild president Nelson Coates defeated Joseph Musso. Jim Wallis defeated incumbent ADG vice president Patrick DeGreve. Guild secretary Tom Wilkins defeated challenger Patricia... »

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