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THE BUZZ: Featuring Missy Parker SDSA, Daytime Emmy Awards 2017

SDSA Buzz May 2017 - Issue 8
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In this issue: SDSA in the News, Upcoming Events including the 24th SDSA Awards Luncheon
and Missy Parker in the Set Decorator Spotlight
44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards

Congratulations to all of the recipients, and special congratulations
to the SDSA members honored with a nomination! 
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
for a Drama Series

          Production Designer Jack Forrestel
          Art Director Fabrice Kenwood
        Set Decorators Joe Bevacqua, Richard Domabyl, Charlotte Garnell SDSA

          Production Designer Dan Olexiewicz
          Art Director Tom Early SDSA
          Set Decorator Danielle Mullen

          Art Directors Jennifer Elliott SDSA, Andrew Evashchen

          Production Designer David Hoffmann
          Art Director Jennifer Savala
          Set Decorators Fred Cooper, Jennifer Haybach, Jennifer Herwitt


Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
          Art Directors Paul Andrejco, David Bryan, Ian Emes, Darren Pickering

          Production Designer Karen Weber
          Art Director Jennifer Moller

          Production Designer Leslie Segrete
          Art Director Jason Kirschner

        THE TALK
          Production Designer Jeff Hall
          Art Director Matt Tognacci
          Set Decorator Debra Echard SDSA

          Production Designer David Gallo
          Art Directors Keith Olsen, Randall Richards

Awards are listed per information provided as of this date from
the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Day With The Set Decorator

Another successful Day With the Set Decorator took place on
Saturday, March 18th at CBS Studio Center.
Attendees toured the sets of two television series decorated by
Set Decorator Melinda Ritz SDSA

                                                                                                                      Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Biddle
Following the sets tour, attendees had the pleasure of meeting and hearing
from George Keil, a 44 draper and docent at the Hollywood Heritage Museum,
and a treasure in his own right with his vast knowledge of historical information
about Hollywood.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next Day With The Set Decorator!

St. Vincent De Paul's Mardi Gras in May
May 24th, 2017
All SDSA Members are cordially invited to attend St. Vincent De Paul of Los Angeles
2017 Benefit Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th
at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Among this year's honorees is SDSA Business Member
Linda Swick, CEO of International Promotions

The evening commences at 5:30pm with Mass and special Buddhist prayer, followed by a Mardi Gras themed reception and dinner featuring The New Orleans Jazz Band and Second Line Parade. The official invitation and RSVP form can be accessed

24th SDSA Awards Luncheon
Save the Date!

Join us on June 4th
at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
for the 2017 SDSA Awards Luncheon

Set Decorator Cheryal Kearney SDSA
will be honored with the
 2017 Earl Cooperman Lifetime Achievement Award

SDSA Chair Awards will be presented
and the SDSA will also be honoring Business Member Dazian for their
175th year anniversary

Luncheon Co-chairs Linda Sutton SDSA and Mary Ann Biddle SDSA
have chosen a summery and elegant Hawaiian theme, and encourage
Hawaiian dress appropriate for the sophistication of the Biltmore setting.
SDSA members are also encouraged to donate their original works of art
to the ever popular Art Auction
benefiting this year's SDSA Charitable Recipient, LA GOAL.
Please deliver your art to the SDSA Office no later than May 29th!
Original paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture
should be "framed and ready to hang" (if applicable).
Framing discounts are available from
Hollywood Studio Gallery, U-Frame-It Gallery and Hollywood Cinema Arts.
Check the SDSA website for more information and forms used to submit your donations.

If you would like to participate in our Luncheon Raffle, please contact
Shirley Starks  or Gene Cane in the SDSA Office @ (818) 255-2425
or email
Some great items have already come in from
Debbies Book, Practical Props, Warner Bros. and Heaven or Las Vegas!

Decorations & services are being donated by Green Set, Dazian, Sandy Rose Floral,
Aah-Inspiring Balloons, Daisy Punk, Hollywood Piano and Cort Event Furnishings

Sutton says,
In Hawaii there is a word that expresses how I feel about this event
and it is OHANA which means FAMILY.
The invitations have been mailed out and we need RSVP's by May 18th!
Looking forward to celebrating our 24th SDSA Awards Luncheon!

 The SDSA received some great press coverage from the
Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase, which ran March 23rd to April 16th

and was themed, Historic Hollywood and the New Classics. 

Here's a sampling of that coverage!

KTLA Interview

A big thank you to
Melinda Ritz SDSA and Mae Brunken SDSA
who spearheaded this opportunity and the decoration of the spaces the
SDSA was assigned. Thank you also to the many SDSA members who volunteered 
as docents over the three weeks of the showcase.

The Conservatory and Men's Powder Room
And thank you to the following vendors  for your participation, especially the SDSA Business Members who are always the first to support efforts like these that promote
the SDSA and its members. 

AMCO American Screen & Window Covering 
Astek Wallcovering   
Dazian  Heaven or Las Vegas  Jackson Shrub 
Lawrence of La Brea  Ob*jects  Omega|Cinema Props 
The Rug Company
  |  Sandy Rose Floral   U Frame It Gallery 
  Warner Bros. Property and Drapery Departments

Read more about this event in PRESS/NEWS on the SDSA website

Set Decorator Amy Wells SDSA
in Vogue Magazine

The Set Decorator From BIG LITTLE LIES Spills Her Home Design Secrets

Read it HERE!

Lennie Marvin Prop Heaven and Sandy Rose Floral
on NBC LA news

NBCLA reporter Gordon Tokumatsu interviewed SDSA Business Members
Keith Marvin - Lennie Marvin Prop Heaven, and Corri Levelle - Sandy Rose Floral,
in a news piece about the effects of a possible writers strike on the industry and
their businesses as the deadline grew closer.

Negotiations Continue as Writers Guild Edges Toward Strike

Air date: NBC4 News LA, 6pm on Monday, May 1, 2017

Sandy Rose Floral and  History for Hire
featured in the LA Times

In print coverage of the impending strike, Corri Levelle - Sandy Rose Floral
and Pam Elyea - History for Hire, were a part of another story
about a possible writers strike.

LA Businesses Brace For Writers' Strike
Publish date: LA Times, April 26, 2017


Premiere Props is a family-owned & family-run prop and set dressing rental house based in Los Angeles. We started nearly 20 years ago in a warehouse off of Vanowen with a small collection of western props and
set dressing. Over those 20+ years, we’ve moved to our present location and filled our 100,000 sq/ft warehouse, mezzanine and lot with antiquities spanning Egyptian to Western to Present Day. We strive to provide our clients with priceless, authentic and down-right awesome pieces from around the world in order to help them tell great stories.

Whether it’s your first time to Premiere Props or you're a seasoned regular, we welcome you and your staff to come take a guided tour to see our inventory and learn about the great strides we are taking to make our prop house your premiere destination.

Here to serve you!

Please check out our new website,
Follow us on Instagram at premierepropslc  

11500 Sheldon Street
Los Angeles, CA 91352

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Ph: (818) 768-3800
Contact:  Matthew Broussard or Dicky Broussard

SDSA Member since 2000


Founded in 2003 by Randy Ying and based in Las Vegas, NV, Rye Park Gaming is the leader in supplying gaming devices to the television and movie industry.
Rye Park Gaming manufacturers high quality casino table game equipment and supplies. We are known for our layouts, roulette displays, casino signs, blackjack, roulette and craps tables, beverage carts, chairs, cards, drop boxes, trays, and hardware.  We even make fully customizable chips!
RPG offers consultation services. Let us help you create a set that’s authentic to an actual poker room or live casino pit and floor. We've been involved with films including SAFE, SLEEPLESS and OCEANS 8, and highly rated television series, as well as smaller budget motion pictures and commercials.

Whether you are looking for a single table or a full casino, creating a modern or period casino or nightclub set, we have what you need.

We always provide personal attention and fast responsive service. Please give us a call at 702-722-2900


14700 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Bldg., Suite 157
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

P: (702) 722-2900
F: (877) 722-3053

Contact - Randy Ying

SDSA Member since 2016


Missy Parker



(Additional Set Decorator)

(Set Decorator - US)


(Additional Set Decorator)

(Assistant Set Decorator)

(Assistant Set Decorator)

(Assistant Set Decorator)




In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
It would be better if I could cook better, and by better, I mean cook anything at all.  I could use a little bit of help in that world.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being able to have good friends and good times at work.
I am happy that I am able to make new friends, and work with old friends on each project. I love being able to have some seriously good laughs, even in the crazy times.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?  
I might have been using the phrase, "Everyday I'm Hustling" a bit too much recently.

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
I wish I could say a healthier choice, but usually Diet Coke and maybe a granola bar. I have been known to sample a doughnut upon occasion.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I have really enjoyed being part of the SDSA, and being able to meet up with everyone. It is a great network of people to be able to share ideas and experiences! Its great to catch-up in-person, instead of the usual running past each other in the prop house rush. The Business Members information is super helpful. The SDSA website is really great to  be able to see people's work, as well as the benefits from the resources list.

The SDSA is great for bringing people together who share common professional experiences. Its great to know that you can get support and have laughs with others who know what you are going through!

Check out these articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

An inside look at the real yet magical sets of the enchanting live-action
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST from Production Designer Sarah Greenwood
and Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA


Set Decorator Heidi Miller SDSA describes her work on all three of these
dazzling reality competition series.

A gallery of the recent sets of the popular rom-com THE MINDY PROJECT
and interview with the also popular
Set Decorator Lori Mazuer SDSA and Buyer Natalie Contreras SDSA



Director & Executive Producer Ken Olin talks about the collaborative aspect
of the hit series THIS IS US. And check out the photo gallery showing the many decades that Set Decorator Beth Wooke SDSA covers in this series.

Beautiful sets help tell the story of the humane rescue of over 300 Jewish refugees from the Warsaw ghetto in THE ZOOKEEPERS WIFE
Director Niki Caro tells of the filmmaking experience and the joys of working with
Set Decorator Charlotte Watts Diricks SDSA.

Director/Writer James Gray takes us on a filmmaking journey as fascinating as some of the adventures of true-life explorer Percy Fawcett in THE LOST CITY OF Z
New SDSA member Naomi Moore created the Edwardian period British sets,
the refined opposite of the raw nature jungle scenes

Go behind the dynamic new series GENIUS, which depicts the life of Albert Einstein,
with Executive Producer/Writer/Director Ken Biller

More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...

Some of your favorite shows:

AMERICAN GODS Set Decorators - James V. Kent SDSA, Jaro Dick
BETTER CALL SAUL Set Decorator - Cindy Coburn SDSA
BOSCH Set Decorator - Betty Berberian SDSA
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Set Decorator - Jill Sprayregen Henkel SDSA
CRIMINAL MINDS Set Decorator - K.C. Fox SDSA
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Set Decorator - Shauna Aronson SDSA
FAMOUS IN LOVE Set Decorator - William DeBiasio SDSA,
                          Buyer - Dean B. Katz SDSA (Assoc)
THE GET DOWN Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA
GREAT NEWS Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA
I LOVE DICK Set Decorators - Dea Jensen SDSA, Helen Britten SDSA
INTO THE BADLANDS Set Decorator - Philip Murphy SDSA
VEEP Set Decorator - Kimberly Wannop SDSA

Playing at a theater near you:
ALIEN: COVENANT Set Decorator – Victor J. Zolfo SDSA
BAYWATCH Set Decorators - Jennifer M. Gentile SDSA, Chuck Potter
THE CIRCLE Set Decorator - Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
                         Assistant Set Decorator - Sarah Sprawls SDSA

Set Decorators- Jay Hart SDSA, Lauri Gaffin SDSA (Additional Photography)
HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER Set Decorator - Cindy Coburn SDSA
THE LOST CITY OF Z Set Decorator - Naomi Moore SDSA
LOWRIDERS Set Decorator - Karuna Karmarkar SDSA
Set Decorator - Beverley Dunn SDSA
THE PROMISE Set Decorator - Pilar Revuelta SDSA
THE WALL Set Decorator - Kelly Berry SDSA

Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
Please send the title of your show to

 Please welcome the following Members:

Libbe Green Eyers SDSA Set Decorator (New Mexico) *Moved from Associate
Wilhelm Pfau SDSA Set Decorator (New Mexico)
Alexandra Mazure SDSA Set Decorator (New York) *Returning
Rich Murray SDSA Set Decorator (New York)
Sean Haines SDSA Set Decorator (New York) *Moved from Associate
Nigel Hutchins SDSA Set Decorator (Canada) *Returning

Rachel Bartlett SDSA (Associate)
Jeanette Guiterrez SDSA (Associate)

Aleesha Williams, Friend
Melissa Tanaka, Friend

Somya Sachan, Student (FIDM)

To see all of our decorator members, check out the Membership Directory
on the SDSA website

Do you know someone that is interested in joining?
Membership information can be found
here on the SDSA website


It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Lennie Marvin.
Lennie passed peacefully in his sleep the evening of March 29th at the
Motion Picture Health Facility in Woodland Hills.
In addition to being the founder of Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven and a talented
Jazz pianist, Lennie was a loving father and grandfather. His employees were
always treated as family and we will all miss him very much.

Services were held on Monday, April 3rd at
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills


SDSA General Membership Meeting
Friday, May 19th at 6:30pm

9006 Beverly Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90048

Mark your calendar!

SDSA Award Luncheon
Sunday, June 4th at 11:00am
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90071

Please RSVP by May 18th!

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