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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... »

Production Designer Edward Thomas on Creating Escape Room‘s Deadly Rooms

July 26, 2021 | By
Production Designer Edward Thomas on Creating <em>Escape Room</em>‘s Deadly Rooms

Tournament of Champions continues the story from the original movie with Zoey and Ben, the characters played by Taylor Russell and Logan Miller, travelling to New York to find the Minos Corporation and being pulled back into their deadly games, along with a new group of players who survived previous escape rooms. Their new... »

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... »

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... »