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Set Decorators Society Offers Event with The Walking Dead‘s Gia Grosso

January 25, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society Offers Event with <em>The Walking Dead</em>‘s Gia Grosso

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced that SDSA Set Decorator Gia Grosso will take part in a behind-the-scenes discussion about her work on AMC‘s popular zombie series, The Walking Dead, for a ticketed event on February 27 at 10AM PST. Tickets for The Gutsiest Sets: A Day with The Waking Dead are available on the SDSA... »

Craft Spotlight: The Midnight Sky Production Designer Jim Bissell

January 21, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>The Midnight Sky</em> Production Designer Jim Bissell

A lone scientist isolated in a polar outpost tries to warn astronauts returning from a space mission that an environmental disaster has swept over the planet in The Midnight Sky. Directed by and starring George Clooney, the movie is currently streaming on Netflix. To make The Midnight Sky, Clooney assembled a crew of distinguished... »

Helen Scott’s Production Design for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe Anthology

January 20, 2021 | By
Helen Scott’s Production Design for Steve McQueen’s <em>Small Axe Anthology</em>

Created, co-written and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Small Axe is an anthology series consisting of five individual stories with an emphasis on the West Indian immigrant community in London from the 1960s spanning through the 1980s. Initially, it was going to be six one-hour episodes for BBC One, and then... »

Set Decorators Society of America Announces First-Ever SDSA Awards

January 18, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Society of America Announces First-Ever SDSA Awards

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced its first ever SDSA Awards to celebrate the work of Set Decorators and their colleagues for Best Achievement in Film 2020. The categories for the newly-announced awards will be for: BEST PICTURE BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF A FEATURE FILM – PERIOD BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF... »

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,... »