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Long-Time Union Leader Marjo Bernay Dies at 79

January 5, 2021 | By
Long-Time Union Leader Marjo Bernay Dies at 79

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that long-time union leader Marjo Bernay died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 79. Chuck Parker, National Executive Director of the ADG, said, “Today we remember Marjo Bernay as a special voice that spoke truth to power in our industry. In one... »

Crafts Spotlight: Art Direction on the New Series The Right Stuff

October 19, 2020 | By
Crafts Spotlight: Art Direction on the New Series <em>The Right Stuff</em>

For Appian Way’s producer Jennifer Davisson, among the many properties offered to the company she and overall proprietor Leonardo DiCaprio were analyzing for production potential was pilot Chuck Yeager’s autobiography, with regards to adapting it into a feature film. While that project did not move forward into the development phase, another Appian Way executive... »

The Production Design on Raised by Wolves

October 14, 2020 | By
The Production Design on <em>Raised by Wolves</em>

In the spring of 2019, Production Designer Chris Seagers and Director Ridley Scott were embroiled in a film project when Scott asked Seagers to initiate the design on the futuristic science-fiction project Raised by Wolves, which Scott was executive producing through his Scott Free production company. “We segued straight onto that,” Seagers said of... »

Artist Spotlight: The Voice Production Designer James Pearse Connelly Talks About Going Virtual

September 18, 2020 | By
Artist Spotlight: <em>The Voice</em> Production Designer James Pearse Connelly Talks About Going Virtual

Next up in Below the Line’s series of artist profiles, we look at the exciting and innovative work of Emmy-winning Production Designer James Pearse Connelly, one of the top designers for reality television with some of his work being seen on top shows like The Voice, The Masked Singer, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and most... »

ADG Releases COVID-19 Department-Specific Protocols for Filmed Entertainment and Commercials

July 24, 2020 | By
ADG Releases COVID-19 Department-Specific Protocols for Filmed Entertainment and Commercials

In the ongoing absence of an industry-wide agreement with either the AMPTP covering filmed entertainment, or the AICP for commercial production, the Art Directors Guild (ADG) has released their set of key recommendations and protocols for adoption in the workplace (attached). These recommendations are intended to address the day to day experience of ADG... »

The 25th Annual ADG Awards Moves To April 10, 2021

July 8, 2020 | By
The 25th Annual ADG Awards Moves To April 10, 2021

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features and music videos will take place April 10, 2021. The location will be confirmed in the near future. The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates,... »

18th Century Magnificent Production Design in The Great

June 30, 2020 | By
18th Century Magnificent Production Design in <em>The Great</em>

The Great is a Hulu original series created by Tony McNamara. It is loosely based on Catherine the Great and tabbed as “an occasionally true story” by having true concepts mixed in with a comedic farcical slant. The series follows the arrival of outsider Catherine (Elle Fanning) as she has an arranged marriage with... »

The Intricate Detailed Set Decoration in Dead to Me

June 22, 2020 | By
The Intricate Detailed Set Decoration in <em>Dead to Me</em>

Season 2 of Liz Feldman’s Netflix original series Dead to Me continues from the wreckage as Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) deal with the aftermath of Steve Wood’s (James Marsden) death. Soon after, Steve’s twin brother Ben (also played by James Marsden), arrives looking for his brother to make matters... »

The Simplistic Eye-Catching Production Design of The Morning Show

June 5, 2020 | By
The Simplistic Eye-Catching Production Design of <em>The Morning Show</em>

The Morning Show is an Apple TV+ series based on the book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter. The show follows Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) as she strives to continue to be the top news anchor as her long time on-air partner Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell)... »

The 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

February 4, 2020 | By
The 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

Returning to the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown for the second consecutive year, the Art Directors Guild (ADG) held its 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Saturday, February 2, 2020.  The gala was presented before roughly 1,000 in attendance as well as live streamed, ensuring international members could participate. Actress/Comedian Debra Wilson ignited the crowd... »

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