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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... »

David Wain Presents Netflix’s Homage to The National Lampoon in A Futile and Stupid Gesture

April 23, 2018 | By
David Wain Presents Netflix’s Homage to The National Lampoon in A Futile and Stupid Gesture

  Chronicling founder Doug Kenney’s creation of National Lampoon magazine, which ran from 1970 to 1998, David Wain’s Netflix feature, A Futile and Stupid Gesture (a phrase from Kenney’s Animal House feature film screenplay) offers a combination of show business success story and lovable romp, within a decidedly modest budget. “I had specific affinity for Doug... »

Production Designer Paul Harrod’s Journey to Isle of Dogs

April 9, 2018 | By
Production Designer Paul Harrod’s Journey to Isle of Dogs

  As a teen, Paul Harrod felt destined to enter the world of animation. A co-production designer along with Adam Stockhausen on Wes Anderson’s stop motion feature, Isle of Dogs, Harrod’s youthful Super 8 vignettes led him to a career in prop building and miniature-making. “I tried my hand as an animator,” said Harrod.... »

Hannah Beachler’s Design For The Worlds of Wakanda in Black Panther

March 7, 2018 | By
Hannah Beachler’s Design For The Worlds of Wakanda in Black Panther

When she first got the call to design the production of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Hannah Beachler’s first order of business was to meet with director Ryan Coogler to assimilate his vision for the project into her purview. “That’s really where one of the parts of my job begins, listening,” she said of her... »

ADG Oscar Panel Goes Live For The First Time

March 2, 2018 | By
ADG Oscar Panel Goes Live For The First Time

Catch the ADG Oscar Panel Live Stream on Saturday, March 3 at 3:00 pm/PST/6:00pm ET at  www.adgawards.org/oscarpanel/ As part of the American Cinematheque’s Awards Season Seminars, this year’s Oscar nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Beauty and The Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, and The Shape of Water will be on... »