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THE BUZZ: Featuring Véronique Melery SDSA


SDSA Buzz February 2018 - Issue 4
 
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In this issue: SDSA parties coast to coast, members in the news, BFDG Awards and
Véronique Melery SDSA in the Decorator Spotlight
SDSA General Membership and Annual Meeting
Artspace Warehouse

January 18th, 2018


Thank you to Artspace Warehouse for hosting the SDSA Annual Meeting,
kicking off the 25th Anniversary celebration!
Additional coverage and photos of this event can be found on the SDSA Website Press/News



SDSA Negotiating Seminar
January 6th, 2018


Thank you to Warner Bros. for hosting the first SDSA Negotiating Seminar. 
Looking forward to more seminars in the future, in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta.



Hollywood Piano Hosts SDSA Holiday Party
December 8th, 2017


Thank you to Hollywood Piano Company for kicking off the holidays in Los Angeles!
Additional coverage and photos of this event can be found on the SDSA Website Press/News



St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Giveaway
December 16th, 2017


We love you all and the great work of SDSA.
I know the impact that the day has on the families and the kids. In many instances, Saturday was their Christmas. Your efforts to enhance the Christmas experience
for all involved are beyond words.

God bless all of you.


David R. Fields | Executive Director |
St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles
Newel Hosts SDSA Holiday Party
December 1st, 2017


Thank you to Newel Props for hosting the SDSA Holiday Party in New York!
BRITISH FILM DESIGN GUILD AWARDS

Cheers to the SDSA members that were honored at at this years 
British Film Design Guild Awards!


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Darren Gilford, Production Designer
Grant Armstrong, Supervising Art Director
Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA, Set Decorator
Read More in SETDECOR



BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM - FANTASY

BLADE RUNNER 2049
Dennis Gassner, Production Designer
Paul Inglis, Supervising Art Director
Alessandra Querzola SDSA, Set Decorator

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – PERIOD


MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Jim Clay, Production Designer
Dominic Masters, Supervising Art Director
Rebecca Alleway SDSA, Set Decorator
Caroline Smith, Set Decorator
Read More in SETDECOR



SDSA members receiving nominations

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – PERIOD

Katie Spencer SDSA, Set Decorator, DARKEST HOUR
Read More in SETDECOR

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN -
INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM - FANTASY

Tina Jones SDSA, Set Decorator, ASSASSIN'S CREED
Katie Spencer SDSA, Set Decorator, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Read More in SETDECOR

Read more on the SDSA website in Press/News

Halina Siwolop SDSA elected to Television Academy Board of Governors
Newly-Elected Governors for the 2018-2019 Term Announced
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/Academy News
Article





Katie Spencer SDSA, Oscar Double Nominee
Behind the Screen: Oscar Craft Categories See Rare Double Nominees
The Hollywood Reporter

Article



Behind the scenes with Rena D'Angelo SDSA   
Rena DeAngelo's Mindful and Evocative Set Design for Oscar Nominee THE POST 
Below the Line
Article


  

 DARKEST HOUR Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA
Darkest Hour’ Director Joe Wright Describes How His
Production Team Re-Created WWII

Variety

Article 
     


 An interview with Peter Gurski SDSA
Will & Grace’ Set Decorator Lifts Curtain on Creating
Home and Work Spaces for TV's Fabulous Foursome

Desert Sun

Article

                                                  Photo Credit: Chris Haston


For more news, check out the SDSA Website Press/News page
Click Here
 








 
BASSMAN BLAINE

Bassman Blaine is a trade showroom stocking moderately priced, and on trend case goods, upholstery, lighting, cleared wall art, accessories and soft goods.

We offer all of our inventory off the floor at trade pricing for immediate purchase and same day pick up, as well as a rental program.

2018 marks the 10th year anniversary of Bassman Blaine at the LA Mart Design Center, and expansion to over 18,000 sq. feet as well as the introduction of new vendors offering upholstery, lighting, accessories, and case goods.

Our showroom is conveniently located in South Downtown LA, just off the 10 freeway, at the LA Mart Design Center at the Reef Building. We are open Monday thru Friday from 9-5. Our building has a full service dock.

We understand the demands placed on set decorators and take pride in our ability to offer both outstanding product and customer service. Can’t make it in?  Call us to FaceTime with one of our associates to help you find the perfect items.




BASSMAN BLAINE
1933 S. Broadway
Suite #1000 / 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90007
 Ph: (213) 748-5909
Fx:  (213) 748-5918
www.bassman-blaine.com
 
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
 
Contact:  Roger Morton, Nancy Hoffberg
Email:  lashowroom@bassman-blaine.com
 
SDSA Member since 2014
 











VISUAL ALCHEMY

We make monitors work so you can shoot them with a film camera.

Yes, that’s overly simplistic, so here’s some additional technical jargon: Visual Alchemy provides complete video and computer services to the film production industry.

We operate true 24 frame sync video/computer feeds & displays with film-video synchronization, with the best operators around.

In addition to our on-set playback services,
Visual Alchemy also offers full-service content creation, including video acquisition (shooting) & editing
(on-set or off), computer graphic and animation design, video projection, LED walls, and set dressing/prop rentals.

Our crews include video engineers, shooters, editors, graphic artists & animators, all well versed not just as editors/shooters/etc, but specifically, in using those talents to create content as playback elements.

So, welcome to our site, please poke about (and if you have any suggestions, please send them in!) Enjoy our new catalog and online ordering system, and take a look at some of our past work.


VISUAL ALCHEMY LLC
218 Little Falls Road, #3
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
 Ph: (973) 239-34 
Fx: (973) 433-0750
www.visualalchemy.tv
 
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm
And by appointment
 
Contact:  Michael Sime
Email:  mikevideo@mac.com, visualalchemynj@gmail.com
 
SDSA Member since 2017

     Véronique Melery

Partial Credits
PHANTOM THREAD
TRAINSPOTTING 2
JACKIE
SNOWDEN
I AM A SOLDIER
MARGUERITE
SUITE FRANÇAISE

THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORY
THE FIFTH ESTATE
BICYCLING WITH MOLIÉRE
ASTERIX AND OBELIX : GOD SAVE BRITANNIA
ONE DAY
MONTE–CARLO
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
CHÉRI
DEFIANCE
HITMAN
MOLIÈRE
MARIE-ANTOINETTE
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT
THE KING’S DAUGHTERS
ASTERIX AND OBELIX VERSUS CESAR
MARIE FROM THE BAY OF ANGELS
MA VIE EN ROSE

In a Few Words...



Which talent would you most like to have?
To be an accomplished painter, being able to share ideas and emotions with my skills. Just a dream... Nevertheless, I find great pleasure in my very modest artistic work.

 
 
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement?... If one can use that term, is having learned and continue to learn how to create teams happy and confident in the work that we do together.

 

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
"I love it… but could it be… more… less…"



What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
A coffee of the highest quality... however.... seldom found.



Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
Connection with and awareness of the high standard of the work of my fellow members. Which is  inspirational  and humbling.



 
Check out these articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!
Behind the scenes insight from Set Decorator Rebecca Alleway SDSA
A new version of Agatha Christie's famed tale of a mysterious journey on the
luxurious Orient Express
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS 

 
An inside perspective on the making of this quixotic true story!
Set Decorators Sandy Reynolds-Wasco SDSA and Patricia Larman SDSA
MOLLY'S GAME

Details from Set Decorator Rena DeAngelo SDSA about the totally immersive sets for this timely true-story thriller from Steven Spielberg and team!
 THE POST


The glamour of a 1950's London fashion house and the obsessions of its creators...
Set Decorator Véronique Melery SDSA

PHANTOM THREAD

DIRECTOR'S CHAIR

Director Joe Wright talks about the dramatic and inspiring thriller that brings Winston Churchill's leadership to light...
DARKEST HOUR


Behind the scenes and into the rather magical life and mind of Charles Dickens via
Director Bharat Nalluri!
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

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


Some of your favorite shows:

 
THE ALIENIST Set Decorators - Philip Murphy SDSA, Alice Baker SDSA,
Adam Berces, Adan Polgar, Holly Thurman

ALONE TOGETHER
Set Decorator - Rae Deslich SDSA
            AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE                      Set Decorators - Florencia Martin SDSA, Matthew Flood Ferguson, Lisa Gigliotti
BASKETS Set Decorator - Stephanie Beaurain SDSA
DISJOINTED Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA
DIVORCE Set Decorator - Melanie J. Baker SDSA
GROWN-ISH Buyer - Lorraine Genovese SDSA
MOSAIC Set Decorator - Barbara Munch SDSA
WACO Set Decorator - Elaine O'Donnell SDSA        
                  
 
 
Playing at a theater near you:

12 STRONG Set Decorator - Wilhelm Pfau SDSA
THE 15:17 to PARIS Set Decorators -
Ron Reiss, Letizia Santucci SDSA (Italy)
, Emmanuel Dels
ANNIHILATION Set Decorator – Michelle Day SDSA
BLACK PANTHER Set Decorator – Jay Hart SDSA
THE CLAPPER Set Decorator - Jennifer Lauricella SDSA
THE COMMUTER Set Decorator - Tina Jones SDSA
THE FEMALE BRAIN Set Decorator - April Glover SDSA
FIFTY SHADES FREED Set Decorator - Cal Loucks SDSA
GAME NIGHT Set Decorator - Susan Benjamin SDSA
THE PARTY Art Director - Rebecca Alleway SDSA
PETER RABBIT Set Decorator - Lisa Thompson SDSA
 





Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
Please send the title of your show to InfoSubmit@setdecorators.org
 Please welcome the following Members:
 
Rae Deslich SDSA Set Decorator
Caroline Ghertler SDSA Set Decorator

Sandy Walker SDSA Set Decorator

David Lua SDSA (Associate)
Meagan Miller-McKeever (Associate)
Armen Khechoumian (Associate)

Judy Monahan, Friend
Esther Hirzel, Friend

Lakesha Cherry, Friend
 
Azka Arafat, Student (WLAC)
Tiffany Alexaman (Saddleback College)
Ciarin Carroll, Student (HCPR)
Riley Sullivan, Student (U Nebraska/Johny Carson)
Diego Vielman (WLAC/HCPR)



 Please welcome the following Business Members:

Reuse America Vintage Warehouse (Brooklyn, NY)
Schmidli Backdrops Inc. (Culver City, CA)



To see all of our set 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

 
We offer our condolences and mourn the passing of the people who have
been a part of and contributed to the art and craft of set decoration.  


Norma Jean Sanders SDSA
Set Decorator
Sunday, November 26th

Norma Jean Sanders was an accomplished and respected Set Decorator based in Toronto,
a longtime member of the Set Decorators Society of America International,
the Academy of Television Art and Sciences and IATSE 873.


 
Kris Fuller
Set Decorator
Thursday, November 30th
Kris Fuller absolutely loved working in the film industry. She often talked about her favorite type of morning was drinking tea before dawn on film shoots in the desert. She expressed her fondness and gratitude often for working with amazing crews and prop houses.


Robert "Bobby" Zarin, Zarin Fabrics
SDSA Business Member

Saturday, January 13th

Dedicated family patriarch, businessman, and community leader.
Zarin Fabrics,
Established in 1936, is a third generation family-owned business
and
SDSA Business Member since 2017


 
 SDSA 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, February 18th at 5:00pm
Sheraton Universal Hotel, Grand Ballroom

 RSVP



Day With the Set Decorator: Master Class
Saturday, February 24th 
Hosted by
Omega | Cinema Props
Enroll




ADG-SDSA Oscar Panel
The Art of Production Design
Saturday, March 3rd at 3:00pm 
Egyptian Theater
6217 Hollywood Boulevard | Hollywood, CA 90028



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