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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... »

Ratched Production Designer Judy Becker Channels Old Postcards for Ryan Murphy Series

June 26, 2021 | By
<em>Ratched</em> Production Designer Judy Becker Channels Old Postcards for Ryan Murphy Series

Netflix’s Ratched series explores Nurse Ratched’s life prior to the events of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. In this visual splendor of a series, viewers are taken to post-World War II Northern California, where we are introduced to Mildred Ratched (played by Sarah Paulson). While the character is very much the focus of the series, the... »

Emmy Watch: Mare of Easttown Production Designer Keith Cunningham Uses Location to Enhance Character

June 26, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Mare of Easttown</em> Production Designer Keith Cunningham Uses Location to Enhance Character

One of the year’s few bonafide hits, Mare of Easttown gathered momentum over its seven-episode season until viewership tripled from its debut in April on the HBO Max streaming service. Written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel, the story takes place in a blue-collar suburb of Northeast Philadelphia. When a young girl... »

Craft Spotlight: The Production Designers for HBO’s The Undoing Discuss Those Locations

June 25, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: The Production Designers for HBO’s <em>The Undoing</em> Discuss Those Locations

In the HBO limited series, The Undoing, Nicole Kidman plays Grace Fraser, a successful Manhattan psychologist whose life is turned upside down when the parent of another child at her own kid’s elite school is found dead in the parent’s artist studio and Kidman’s husband, played by Hugh Grant, comes under suspicion for the... »

Making the Scene: Nelson Coates on That Fire Escape Scene for In the Heights

June 22, 2021 | By
Making the Scene: Nelson Coates on That Fire Escape Scene for <em>In the Heights</em>

We’re going to do something a little different this time, because normally, we’d run an interview with a creative crafts person, and then save a separate “Making the Scene” to run afterwards. In fact, we have an amazing interview with In the Heights Production Designer Nelson Coates that we can’t wait to share with... »

Emmy Watch: Star Trek: Discovery Production Designer Phillip Barker

June 22, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> Production Designer Phillip Barker

The third season of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the starship Discovery  in completely different worlds and times than the previous two seasons. On the edge of disaster at the end of season two, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) drops into a wormhole that propels her hundreds of years into the future, where... »

Contender Profile: Servant Production Designer Naaman Marshall

June 18, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Servant</em> Production Designer Naaman Marshall

Production Designer Naaman Marshall, ADG, has worked up through the ranks of the art department beginning 20 years ago working in the art department for Mission: Impossible II. Since then, he’s worked on a number of high-profile movies as either Art Director (The Dark Knight, After Earth) or Production Designer (Don’t Breathe, The Visitor).... »

Contender Profile: WWE Production Designer Jason Robinson on Creating Big Fan Experiences During Pandemic

June 17, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: WWE Production Designer Jason Robinson on Creating Big Fan Experiences During Pandemic

When you talk to almost any production designer working in movies or television, almost 90% of the time, their interest in designing sets goes back to their initial work in theater, even if it’s just in school or at a community theater. Although we frequently run interviews with production designers who work in the... »