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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... »

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 Hacksaw Ridge ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris,... »

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... »

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