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Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for Dec. 18 Guest

November 30, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for Dec. 18 Guest

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced its next “Day with the Set Decorator” to take place on Saturday, December 18th at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST with guest, Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA, who has worked on films such as John Wick 3 and Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out.  You can register for the event... »

Star Trek Scenic Artists Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

November 22, 2021 | By
<em>Star Trek</em> Scenic Artists Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

Scenic Artists Michael and Denise Okuda, best known for their creative designs for the Star Trek franchise and other iconic space adventure productions, will receive the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scenic, Title & Graphic Artists (STG), at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. The Awards ceremony, set... »

Designing Dune with Patrice Vermette

November 12, 2021 | By
Designing <em>Dune</em> with Patrice Vermette

When Production Designer Patrice Vermette of Montreal, Canada undertook the task of bringing the world of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune to life in three dimensions, he knew the challenge was monumental. Not only were there legions of fans of the original book, there had also been a 1984 film adaptation which was, in... »

Y: The Last Man DP Catherine Lutes, Production Designer Alexandra Schaller Inject Female Power Into an Apocalyptic World

November 12, 2021 | By
<em>Y: The Last Man</em> DP Catherine Lutes, Production Designer Alexandra Schaller Inject Female Power Into an Apocalyptic World

The parallel of an all-female crew perfectly aligned with FX on Hulu‘s post-apocalyptic drama, Y: The Last Man, where the Event decimated every mammal with a Y chromosome except for one cisgender man and his pet monkey, Ampersand. The series is based on the comic book series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia... »

Candyman Production Designer Cara Brower: Telling Story through Art and Environment

October 29, 2021 | By
<em>Candyman</em> Production Designer Cara Brower: Telling Story through Art and Environment

Filmmaker Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman has been out for a couple months now — and soon to come to DVD and Blu-ray, in case you missed it — but one thing that really stands out in her reinvention of the 1990 cult horror classic, and that’s the Chicago location where the film was shot. That... »

SETDECOR Takes Us Back in Time With The Many Saints of Newark

October 8, 2021 | By
SETDECOR Takes Us Back in Time With <em>The Many Saints of Newark</em>

David Chase‘s The Many Saints of Newark, which you can read more about in our review here, has been out in theaters since October 1st. SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted an extensive interview with the film’s Set Decorator Regina Graves, SDSA. There are no spoilers to be had in this interview,... »

Set Decorators Guild Announces Dates for 2021 SDSA Film Awards

October 5, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Guild Announces Dates for 2021 SDSA Film Awards

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced the dates for its SDSA Awards Film – 2021, celebrating the work of Set Decorators and their colleagues with Best Achievement in Film 2021. The SDSA AWARDS categories are as follows: BEST PICTURE BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF A FEATURE FILM – PERIOD BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF... »

SETDECOR Invites Us Into James Wan’s Malignant

October 1, 2021 | By
SETDECOR Invites Us Into James Wan’s <em>Malignant</em>

James Wan’s Malignant has been out in theaters for a spell in North America and SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted an extensive interview with Set Decorator Jennifer Gentile, SDSA. If you haven’t yet seen the polarizing film yet and are worried about spoilers, don’t be. Editor Karen Burg has got you covered... »

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... »