Excerpts from each nominated film will be shown prior to each design team discussing their work. The ADG and SDSA are presenting this event as part of the American Cinematheque’s Awards Season Seminars. The Art Director Guild’s past president Thomas A. Walsh, ADG, and Jan Pascale, SDSA, will moderate the discussion that includes the following design teams:
Production Design: Peter Francis
Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone, SDSA
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Production Design: Mark Ricker
Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara, SDSA and Diana Stoughton
Production Design: Donald Graham Burt, ADG
Set Decoration: Jan Pascale, SDSA
NEWS OF THE WORLD
Production Design: David Crank, ADG
Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan, SDSA
Production Design: Nathan Crowley, ADG
Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
“The American Cinematheque has partnered with the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America for the past 15 years in celebrating the art of production design. We are proud to continue our work together and excited to present this year’s panel virtually to a global audience,” said Gwen Deglise, Deputy Director & Co-Director of Programming.
“Through the power of streaming, the 15th Annual Art of Production Design panel will become a worldwide celebration of our profession affirming that we are more globally interconnected than ever before. This assembly of Academy nominated artists is the ultimate master class and all are at the tip-top of our profession. Their work inspires and challenges all of us to do our very best on every narrative that we are privileged to visualize,” said Thomas A. Walsh, Production Designer & founder of Observation, Passion and Imagination: The Art of Production Design.