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SETDECOR Shines the Spotlight on Dear Evan Hansen

September 25, 2021 | By
SETDECOR Shines the Spotlight on <em>Dear Evan Hansen</em>

Universal Pictures‘ movie adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, just opened theatrically in North America, and SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted another extensive interview with two of the members of the film’s art team, Set Decorator Lance Totten SDSA and Production Designer Beth Mickle. Totten says as introduction, “Much of... »

Art Directors Guild Names Dawn Snyder as Director of Education and Special Projects

September 2, 2021 | By
Art Directors Guild Names Dawn Snyder as Director of Education and Special Projects

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has named Production Designer Dawn Snyder as the Guild’s Director of Education & Special Projects, succeeding Casey Bernay. The two are currently working together, creating a smooth transition as Snyder takes over officially on September 1, 2021. Bernay will stay on in a support role and continues to... »

Free Guy Production Designer Ethan Tobman on Differentiating Free City from the “Real World”

August 25, 2021 | By
<em>Free Guy</em> Production Designer Ethan Tobman on Differentiating Free City from the “Real World”

One of the summer’s bigger surprise hits is 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Lil Rel Howery. While it’s a fantastically high-concept action-comedy with Reynolds playing video game character Guy, who works at the bank inside the game Free City, a lot of what... »

Emmy Watch: The Flight Attendant Production Designer Sara K White

August 24, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>The Flight Attendant</em> Production Designer Sara K White

“It’s been such an honor to receive the nomination,” enthuses Sara K White, who earned her first-ever Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More) category for her work on The Flight Attendant. “I happened to be back home in Ohio when I got the news,... »

Craft Spotlight: Respect Production Designer Ina Mayhew on Recreating the ’60s

August 20, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>Respect</em> Production Designer Ina Mayhew on Recreating the ’60s

Respect Production Designer Ina Mayhew always knew that she was going to end up in media, but her path directed her towards film when a movie was being produced on campus while she attended college. Prior to working on Respect, Mayhew and filmmaker Lisel Tommy worked on Queen Sugar and Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. Because... »

Emmy Watch: Production Designer David Rockwell on Visualizing the 93rd Oscars Under Pandemic Guidelines

August 19, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: Production Designer David Rockwell on Visualizing the 93rd Oscars Under Pandemic Guidelines

One of the more impressive aspects of this year’s 93rd Oscars was how quickly and efficiently this year’s show producers — Jesse Collins, Steven Soderbergh, and Stacey Sher — were able to figure out how to put on one of the biggest annual awards ceremony/events, while still in the middle of a pandemic.  Much of... »

SETDECOR Gives Us a Look into Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy

August 17, 2021 | By
SETDECOR Gives Us a Look into Ryan Reynolds’  <em>Free Guy</em>

We have a great interview with Free Guy Production Designer Ethan Tobman, but if you can’t wait to see how the art direction team put together the look for Ryan Reynolds‘ video game-inspired action-comedy for 20th Century Studios, then you’re in luck, because SETDECOR, the official magazine for the Set Decorators Society of America has a great look at... »

Set Decorators Society Announces the 2020 SDSA Television Awards

August 4, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society Announces the 2020 SDSA Television Awards

On August 4, 2021, the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) announced the winners for its 2020 SDSA Awards for Television, presented by co-hosts, SDSA Director Gene Cane and JoAnn Vara from the SDSA Board of Directors, filmed at Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, California. You can watch the full video announcement of the awards at the bottom of this... »

Art Directors Guild Announces Timeline for 26th Annual ADG Awards

July 14, 2021 | By
Art Directors Guild Announces Timeline for 26th Annual ADG Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced the timeline for its 26th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features and music videos. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, with the location to be determined, ADG President Nelson Coates and AD Council... »

SETDECOR Looks at Marvel’s WandaVision

July 11, 2021 | By
SETDECOR Looks at Marvel’s <em>WandaVision</em>

SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), continues to offer compelling content when it comes to the set decoration and production design for various movies and television shows. The latest “edition” takes a look at the Marvel Studios/Disney+ series, WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and it features a great interview with Set Decorator Kathy Orlando SDSA and... »