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THE BUZZ: Featuring Kelly Berry SDSA

SDSA Buzz August 2017 - Issue 12
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In this issue: SDSA member news, happenings and information
and Kelly Berry SDSA in the Set Decorator SDSA Spotlight
This spotlight shines a light on the committees working to support the SDSA.
Learn what they do and who the current members are.

Want to get the most out of your membership?

Meet the...

The annual SDSA Awards event will be even bigger in 2018 as
we celebrate the landmark 25th anniversary of the SDSA. 
Now is the time to join the committee that will be putting this
memorable celebration together.

The SDSA Award Committee plans and prepares the annual awards luncheon. Tasks include; selecting award recipients, working with the venue and members to design the event and invitations, procuring funding through donations and sponsorship and setting up the day of the event.

Join now!
If you are interested in joining this committee,
please contact  Cynthia McCormac SDSA

SDSA Board Members in NYC & ATL

Did you know that the SDSA has board members in New York and Atlanta?
If you are based or working on the east coast, they can help you connect with other
set decorators and business members!

Gia Grosso SDSA

Sean Haines SDSA
Cathy Marshall SDSA
Alexandra Mazur SDSA
Rich Murray SDSA

BLACK-ISH Season 4 Launch Party

On Sunday August 13th, ABC hosted a Carnival & Set Visit at the BLACK-ISH stages
on the Disney Lot. Cast, show creator and executive producers were there to celebrate
the launch of the show's fourth season with carnival games and plenty of hot dogs,
burgers and ice cream sandwiches!
Set Decorator Joanne Baker SDSA greeted fellow
SDSA member attendees. She has been with the series since the pilot.
Congratulations Joanne!

Jaxon Home Hosts August SDSA General Member Meeting

On a balmy Friday evening, Jaxon Home kept their doors open after-hours and hosted
the August SDSA General Membership Meeting. Enrique "Ric" Munoz and
Branden Richter welcomed the large SDSA group with bar drinks and hors d’oeuvres
served by renowned Chilean chef Joe Herreros and City Palate,
and presented a preview of their new collection: “Jaxon Heights”
SDSA Business Members contributing to the evening included
Party decor by Aah Inspiring Balloons and Sandy Rose Floral.
Door prizes were provided by; Bassman Blaine, Floral Design by Dave's Flowers,
International Promotions, Jaxon Home, Lamps Plus,  Marset USAPlaced4Success
and ReStore (by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles)
"VEEP" Set Decorator on Recreating the White House
+ Emmy Nod No. 2

Backstage goes behind the scenes of VEEP in an interview with
Set Decorator Kimberly Wannop SDSA 

Article Link

                                                        Photo Source: Colleen Hayes

"PURPLE RAIN" THR's 1984 Review

The Hollywood Reporter posted a "Throw Back Thursday" article
including the contribution of  SDSA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Ann McCulley SDSA.

Article Link

                                                                Photofest  'Purple Rain" (1984)

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of New Season 3 Sets
-- Claire's Boston Home & Jamie's Cave!

Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA is mentioned in this
coverage of the upcoming season of OUTLANDER

Article Link



Established in 2010, ACME Brooklyn is a hub of creative activity for fashion, commercial, celebrity, and fine art clients, with a 4,000 square foot studio space with Cyc in Williamsburg, and a brand new, just-opened 7,200 square foot prop rental house in Bushwick.

Under the guidance of veteran set designer Shawn Patrick Anderson, ACME approaches prop rental from a designer's point of view, with unique specialty items and set elements you won't find anywhere else.

ACME's easy-to-use website includes photos, dimensions, and prices for each item, so coming to our space to shop isn't necessary (unless, of course, you'd like to).

ACME's collection includes items ranging from modern and contemporary to rustic and vintage, with one of the more rental extensive taxidermy collections in NYC. We also offer delivery and pickup service, so getting items and returning them is a breeze.

ACME offers a 10% discount to SDSA members.

350D Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Ph: (347) 529-6158
Hours: M-F 9:ooam - 6:00pm

Contact - Brian Colgan

SDSA Member since 2017


       A Selection of Dining Chairs

A Small Sample of our Sofa Collection

               Decorative Lighting

We're new SDSA members! Please stop by our 120,000 square foot design studio and warehouse. We are located north of the 10 freeway west of the 710 freeway.
Furniture Design & Rental

Our warehouse is full of made-to-order furniture, beautiful sofas, custom bars, tables and chairs used to create the perfect look for your production. Our artisans build custom seating options, unique tables, distinctive lighting fixtures and upholstered furniture covers.
Our vast pillow and accessory collections brand each event in our client’s unique style. Our collection of reclaimed wood, mirror and antique tables coupled with our vast selection of upholstered dining chairs allows us to provide a luxurious guest dining environments.

Decorative Lighting Fixtures

From chandeliers, to sconces to torchieres, you name it and we’ve probably got it in our warehouse. Our inventory boasts of antique pieces and the most contemporary designs.  We have unique and effective solutions for hanging our fixtures.

Custom-Made Drapery

We provide full fabric treatments; from a clean, contemporary look, to a very full pleated baroque style. Our very talented seamstresses produce all things beautiful, from pillows to extravagant backdrops.

3604 Medford Street                  
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Ph: (323) 263-1657
Fx: (323) 263-1676
Hours: M-F 9:00am – 6:00pm

Contact - Edgar Zamora, Design & Rental Department

SDSA Member since 2017

Kelly Berry


(Asst. Set Decorator)
BE COOL (Asst. Set Decorator)
(Asst. Set Decorator)
(Asst Set Decorator)
PSYCHO (Buyer)
(Asst Set Decorator)
GARFIELD (Asst Set Decorator)
(Asst Set Decorator)
BABY DADDY (Season 2)
TOP GEAR (Pilot)


In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I am embarrassed to admit I wish I were better at self promotion, which is of course ironic as I hesitate to write this as an answer in a promotional context such as the SDSA SET DECORATOR SPOTLIGHT.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I am from a very small town in northern Missouri. Quite recently, I was accepted into the Motion Picture Academy. My family and many in that little town where I grew up were very passionate about theatrical and musical productions and the experiences I had there inspired my curiosity about film and television production. The Academy membership is an honor I share in my heart with those in my home town who joined together to write and produce theatrical productions and music concerts.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
Are we good to go?  Ok, let's do it.
People with the most to do get the most done.
Always have your wishlist ready.

What do you look for on the Craft Service table?
Something crunchy. Carrots and ranch or hummus. Water.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member?
Being a member of the SDSA provides a feeling of comradery  and a sense of professional unity.  I am very proud to be a member of this group.
SDSA Members are hard at work on...

Some of your favorite shows:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA
ATYPICAL Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA
THE DEUCE Set Decorator - Rich Devine SDSA (pilot)   
DISJOINTED Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA
GET SHORTY Set Decorators -
Kelly Berry SDSA, Edward McLoughlin SDSA

Caroline George-Kohne, Richard C. Walker SDSA

MARLON Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA
MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS Set Decorator - Stephanie Q. Bowen SDSA
THE MINDY PROJECT Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA
                                                Buyer - Natalie Contreras SDSA

THE ORVILLE Set Decorator - Kathy Orlando SDSA
RAY DONOVAN Set Decorators -
Tim Stepeck SDSA, William DeBiaso SDSA 

SURVIVORS REMORSE Set Decorator - Lia Lopez SDSA (Associate)
THE TICK Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA
Playing at a theater near you:

Naomi Moore SDSA, Letizia Santucci SDSA (Italy)
BRAD'S STATUS Set Decorators –
Paul Hotte SDSA, Julie DeRose, Ginette Robitaill

THE DARK TOWER Set Decorators -
Anneka Botha, Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA (Los Angeles)

Judy Farr SDSA, Kelly Berry SDSA

HOME AGAIN Production Designer - Ellen Brill SDSA
LOGAN LUCKY Set Decorator – Barbara Munch SDSA
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Set Decorator - Ellen Christiansen SDSA
REBEL IN THE RYE Set Decorator - Alexandra Mazur SDSA
TULIP FEVER Set Decorator - Rebecca Alleway 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  new Members:
Elizabeth Ragagli SDSA Set Decorator

Jon Bush SDSA (Associate)

Please welcome the following new Business Members:

Marset USA (New York, NY)

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

 2017 SDSA Emmy Party
Thursday, September 7th
Hosted by
15924 Arminta Street | Van Nuys, CA 91406


SDSA Day with the Set Decorator
Saturday, September 16th
Registration required
Universal Studios

Register Here

SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 12th at 6:30pm
Hosted by
Dapper Cadaver
7648 San Fernando Rd. | Sun Valley, CA 91352

Start planning your costume!

For more events and information, please check the SDSA Calendar here

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