The Consultant

The Consultant Production Designer Clarence Major III on His Vision for CompWare’s Sinister Offices and the Show’s Religious Allegories

Back when Clarence Major III was designing raves, he didn’t harbor any major designs on a career as a Production Designer. Yet here we are decades later, and Major is a 25-year Hollywood veteran with credits spanning from Higher Ed and Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior to Amazon Prime Video’s new show The Consultant and the upcoming sci-fi feature War of the Worlds, not to mention countless commercials. He has also […]

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Art Direction

Oscar-Nominated Production Designers, Set Decorators to Participate in 2023 Oscar Panel on March 11

This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, Elvis, and The Fabelmans will discuss their craft at the Annual “Art of Production Design” Oscar Panel, on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 3 p.m. The panel, presented by the Art Directors Guild (ADG) and Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA)and sponsored by Variety, will be held at the […]

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Art Direction

How Babylon‘s ADG-Winning Production Designer Florencia Martin Became Hollywood’s Go-To for Recreating Its History

Sure, the headline above may strike some as a bold claim, but Production Designer Florencia Martin has indeed been exploring all sorts of periods in Los Angeles history, first by designing Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, and then Andrew Dominik’s Blonde. So when Damien Chazelle brought her on to design his new film, Babylon, he already knew Martin was a wise choice given how much experience she had in researching how Los […]

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Art Direction

Art Directors Guild Awards Winners: Babylon, Glass Onion and Everything Everywhere All at Once Triumphant

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced the winners for its 27th Annual ADG Awards, honoring the best in production design, art direction, and illustration for films, television, commercials, and more. This year’s ADG Awards will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The work by Production Designer Florencia Martin and her art team for Damien Chazelle‘s Babylon won for Period Feature Film, while Glass Onion won […]

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Art Direction

Eugene Lee, Award-Winning Production Designer for Saturday Night Live and Wicked, Dies at 83

Award-winning Production Designer Eugene Lee, who was best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the Broadway hit Wicked, has died. He was 83 years old. Lee’s passing was announced earlier this month on Wicked‘s official Twitter account, and he was mourned on social media by many in the SNL family as well, having been with the late-night sketch series since its debut in 1975, as well as […]

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Art Direction

SDSA Awards: Everything Everywhere All at Once Named Best Picture; Three Other Oscar Nominees Honored

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), which, despite its name, is an international organization, has named Daniels‘ Everything Everywhere All at Once as its Best Picture of 2022. The film featured Set Decoration from Kelsi Ephraim, SDSA with Production Design by Jason Kisvarday. EEAAO also won a second award for Best Décor/Design of a Sci-Fi Feature. On Tuesday afternoon, the group handed out a half-dozen statues at the 2022 SDSA […]

SDSA Honors 2023

Set Decorators Society of America Announces Return of SDSA Honors for April 23

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) is proud to announce the return of our annual event, the SDSA Honors, on April 23, 2023. The SDSA Honors will be held at the Universal Sheraton, Universal City, CA. Set Decorator Mary Ann Biddle SDSA will be presented the SDSA Earl Cooperman Lifetime Achievement Award. The SDSA will also confer the Humanitarian, Hall of Fame, Business Member of the Year and Chair […]

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Art Direction

Art Directors Guild Will Induct Production Designer Terence Marsh, Art Director Natacha Rambova into Hall of Fame

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that legendary Production Designer and Art Director Terence Marsh (Doctor Zhivago, Shawshank Redemption) and pioneering silent film art director, costume designer, writer, dancer, and occasional actress Natacha Rambova (Salomé, A Doll’s House) will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame for their extraordinary contributions to the art of visual storytelling. The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual […]

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Art Direction

Set Designer Luis G. Hoyos to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Feb. 18 Gala

Luis G. Hoyos, award-winning set designer best known for Memoirs of a Geisha and Dreamgirls, will receive the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers & Model Makers Council (SDMM). The ceremony will take place at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by […]

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Art Direction

A League of Their Own Production Designer Victoria Paul on Paying Homage to the Original Film & Dealing With Pittsburgh Weather

A League of Their Own hit a home run in the eyes of viewers and critics alike, with the Amazon series earning raves for its acting, writing, and cinematography, as well as progressive storylines that Penny Marshall‘s classic film of the same name — which inspired the Prime Video show — couldn’t explore. Also drawing praise is the work of Production Designer Victoria Paul, whose team crafted the physical universe […]