A League of Their Own
Art Direction

A League of Their Own Production Designer Victoria Paul on Paying Homage to the Original Film & Dealing With Pittsburgh Weather

A League of Their Own hit a home run in the eyes of viewers and critics alike, with the Amazon series earning raves for its acting, writing, and cinematography, as well as progressive storylines that Penny Marshall‘s classic film of the same name — which inspired the Prime Video show — couldn’t explore. Also drawing praise is the work of Production Designer Victoria Paul, whose team crafted the physical universe […]

Janet Kusnick
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. The celebration will take place at the 27th Annual ADG Awards on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Making the announcement was Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG and Awards Producers Michael Allen […]

Yvette Nicole Brown
Art Direction

Yvette Nicole Brown Will Return to Host the 27th ADG Awards

Emmy®-nominated actress Yvette Nicole Brown returns as host of the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. The announcement was made today by Awards Co-Producers Michael Allen Glover,ADG, and Megan Elizabeth Bell,ADG. Yvette Nicole Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer, singer and host. Her numerous movie credits include Disney’s Disenchanted, Avengers: Endgame, Dreamgirls, Tropic […]

Guillermo del Toro
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Guillermo Del Toro with ADG William Cameron Menzies Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) will honor multi- Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro with the prestigious William Cameron Menzies Award, celebrating his visually striking and emotionally rich body of work. The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by Guild President […]

Baz Luhrmann Catherine Martin
Art Direction

Art Directors Guild to Honor Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin with its 2023 Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) announced today that Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his long-time producing partner and collaborator, Academy Award-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin, known for their visually stunning movies, including the recent highly acclaimed Elvis, will receive the esteemed 2023 Cinematic Imagery Award. The Luhrmann/ Martin 30-year collaboration has produced decades of successful and innovative entertainment for film, television, and the stage. […]

The Fabelmans
Art Direction

The Fabelmans: Steven Spielberg’s Longtime Production Designer Rick Carter on Bringing the Filmmaker’s Childhood Back to Life With His Sisters’ Help

Steven Spielberg‘s The Fabelmans is one of the stalwart director’s most personal films, given that it was based on his own childhood in New Jersey and Phoenix before his family finally moved out to California. The coming-of-age movie has received quite a bit of acclaim since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the kudos continued this past week with a pair of Golden Globe wins as well […]

Art Directors Guild
Art Direction

Avatar, The Batman, The Crown, Andor Among Nominees for 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced the nominations for its 27th Annual ADG Awards, honoring the best in production design, art direction, and illustration for films, television, commercials, and more. This year’s ADG Awards will be presented on Saturday, February 18 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The ADG presents awards to film in four categories, including animation, and eight television categories with all five Oscar nominees in the […]

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Art Direction

Set Decorators Society of America Announces 2022 Film Nominations

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced its 2022 Film Nominations, honoring achievement in decor and design in feature films. The nominations were announced in a video with SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane and JoAnn Vara from the SDSA Board of Directors, which you can watch below. FILM 2022 NOMINATIONS BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DÉCOR/DESIGN OF A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS Netflix […]

White Noise
Art Direction

White Noise Set Decorator Claire Kaufman on Creating the ’80s Look for Noah Baumbach’s Netflix Movie & Dressing Nearly 7,000 Feet of Grocery Store Shelving

Noah Baumbach‘s White Noise, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name, is a very different film for the filmmaker behind The Squid and the Whale and Marriage Story. The Netflix film stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig (Baumbach’s partner and frequent collaborator) as university professor Jack Gladney and his new wife, Babette, who have recently created a new blended family together. When an “airborne toxic event” […]

Pinocchio
Art Direction

Production Designers Guy Davis and Curt Enderle on Joining Forces for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and Turning the Director’s Fantastical Ideas Into Actual Sets

For decades, Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been cited as an auteur whose movies often look fantastically original compared to other genre films. The Mexican filmmaker has long valued production design and the artists responsible for it, and that was the case once again with his new stop-motion animated movie Pinocchio, which is now streaming on Netflix.  Once again, del Toro worked with Guy Davis, a renowned comic book […]