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THE BUZZ: Featuring Amber Haley SDSA

SDSA Buzz March 2018 - Issue 6
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In this issue: SDSA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Events coverage, Members making the mainstream news and Amber Haley SDSA in the Decorator Spotlight
SDSA Silver Anniversary Celebration
February 18th, 2018

A community of founders and past presidents, members, colleagues and friends came together on a beautiful evening to celebrate 25 years of what has now grown to be the
Set Decorators Society of America International.

Speeches were made, awards and scholarships given and the annual Art Auction
was again a success that supports both our organization and community through
charitable donation. 

Congratulations to all who continue to contribute to and support, inspire, promote and preserve the legacy of set decoration and the SDSA around the world.

2018 Earl Cooperman Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc E. Meyer Jr.

2018 Vision Award
Bonnie Bruckheimer

2018 Leslie Frankenheimer Scholarship Awards
by Faux Library & Lennie Marvin's Prop Heaven
Alexandria Panuccio, FIDM
Diego Vielman, WLAC

Guest Speaker
Amy Lemish, Executive Director, California Film Commission

SDSA 25th Anniversary Celebration Video

Hats off to the 25th Anniversary Committee for putting on a spectacular evening and
a special thank you to the Table Sponsors and Silent Auction Sponsors
who made this evening possible.

SDSA Day With the Set Decorator
February 24, 2018

Students and docents alike enjoyed the Day With The Set Decorator Master Class
held at Omega/Cinema Props.

Given a blank set, storyline and character breakdown, students 'shopped' the
prop house and then prepared and presented their set designs to the group.

Kudos to the Educational Outreach Committee and chairs,
Natalie Contreras SDSA and William DeBiasio SDSA,
Omega/Cinema Props and the docents who made this a memorable day
for some future Set Decorators!

The Art of Production Design
ADG - SDSA Oscar Panel

March 3, 2018

A Panel Discussion with the 2018 Oscar Nominees was held at the Egyptian Theater the day before the Academy Awards. Sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter, and presented by American Cinematheque in association with the SDSA and ADG.
The sellout was moderated by Jan Pascale SDSA and Thomas A. Walsh ADG, and included SDSA Set Decorators Alessandra Querzola SDSA, BLADE RUNNER 2049, and double nominee Katie Spencer SDSA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, DARKEST HOUR
SDSA NYC and propNspoon Host Mixer
April 26, 2018
Art Department Rocks! 
Set Decorators, Production Designers, Art Directors, and Leadmen...
Meet Job Creators and Implementers in an informal, casual setting in one of
New York's premiere Prop and Fabrication Houses, propNspoon
RSVP Today!

Dapper Cadaver on Bravo
SDSA Business Member Dapper Cadaver was featured in an episode of
VANDERPUMP RULES, aptly titled "Screams and Queens"
Bravo TV


Jan Pascale SDSA, AMPAS Board Member
The Academy's Female Governors Sit for Class Photo:
"It Doesn't Feel Like a Male Enclave Anymore"

The Hollywood Reporter


                                                    Photo Credit: Chistopher Patey

Kudos to Michelle Day SDSA from Director Alex Garland  
Anatomy of a Scene ⏐ 'Annihalation'
Director walks viewers through a scene from behind the camera.
New York Times


 BLADE RUNNER 2049 Set Decorator Alessandra Querzola SDSA
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Set Decorator Searched World to
Find Props for Film’s Dystopian Future


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



Working with Set Decorators since 1984, Strickland’s Set Services specializes in period and rare window coverings. And, we get them to your set quickly.

Set Decorators love Strickland’s Set Services because of our:

Extensive Product Knowledge: We offer all types of window coverings, 
cutting edge décor to vintage and period-specific styles.

Rapid Delivery: We’ve negotiated special terms with many manufacturers to expedite the manufacturing process and deliver your window treatments to you quickly.

Industry Experience and Research Assistance: We know what you are looking for and what fits your set. Need research? We’ll help you find exactly what you need.

Dedicated Set Services Representative: Our dedicated set services representative will work with you every step of the way. From account setup through ordering and delivery confirmation, you’ll have the same contact person to assist you.

See our list of credits and learn more on our website:

5422 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
 Ph: (910) 762-0944

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm
                          Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact:  Beckah Daggett
SDSA Member since 2007


 Do we do Product Placement? You bet we do!

     “Give us a week and we’ll give you the world!
John Fluke
CEO of Placed4Success Product Placement (P4STV)

Placed4Success aka P4STV, a “Media Brand Enhancement Agency” in Chatsworth, California was designed specifically to bring their client’s products to the attention of Set Dec Buyers, Prop Masters,
Art Directors, and OUR very own Set Decorators, in order to assist them in bringing real, everyday products into the Magical World of TV and Film.

Got a Stylish Nightclub scene?
May we offer Award-Winning Bozal Mezcals,
Ultra-Premium Asombroso
 Tequila, and
Tito’s Handmade Vodka?

A Governors' Ball?

BeTini SpiritsKirk & Sweeney 23 year-old Rum, and Leese-Fitch or Gehricke wines will do the trick. 

Beer Bar Downtown or Uptown Liquor store
Soul Style IPA, Alpine IPA, or West Coast IPA will
sooth anyone’s Micro-brewed thirst and look good doing it.

Got a different sort of Scene? We carry products that range from Anti-Microbial Urinal/Hand-dryer Matts to Rebel Green's Organic (non-tree-based) Toilet tissue. From Sangaria USA’s Ramune Sodas (in 6 flavors)  to “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun Spices and Hot Sauce, and Kosher Kurls shampoo!

Even If we don’t have it in our warehouse, we’ll do our darndest to find it for you! Give us a ring or email us today!

9850 Owensmouth Avenue, Suite #1
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Ph: (818) 521-0248
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm
And by appointment
Contact:  John Fluke
SDSA Member since 2010

         Amber Haley

Partial Credits

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish that I could sing!!! I think it would be so cool to bust out in song, but alas I cannot. I can say that I can tell when someone isn’t being authentic. It’s my secret power and has helped me in countless ways specifically in this industry.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I married very well. And by that, I mean someone who is totally supportive and helps me in countless ways when I am working. Without this I couldn’t focus on my job as much that I do and be successful as a decorator, wife and mother. The beautiful acceptance speech by Ryan Gosling at the Golden Globes is very true, without our families none of this is possible.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
I have two…” It’s going to be great!!” and “I’m so excited!!!” Excited, I ask people if they are excited about something. My teenage son doesn’t like it when I ask him.

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Well, tacos! But I usually resist. Protein and apples, I love apples.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I think it’s important and useful to have this community of support. It’s great to be able to bounce scenarios off one another and helpful for negotiating deals.
Check out these articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA takes us on a photo tour that
offers great visual insights, enriching the story without giving it away

The making of TOMB RAIDER was an extraordinary adventure
for everyone involved, not just the action characters!
Set Decorator Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA gives us details
in a photo tour of the sets...


Set Decorator Jay Hart SDSA takes us behind the scenes, from the legendary
Wakanda where innovation meets history to a secret casino in Korea...
from a teeming fish market to innovative transports and more!


A fantastic gallery of the deeply atmospheric, slightly futuristic noir
sets with insider notes from Set Decorator Alessandra Querzola SDSA


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

Some of your favorite shows:
Set Decorator - George DeTitta Jr. SDSA
THE AMERICANS Set Decorator - Mila Khalevich SDSA
BARRY Set Decorators - Amber Haley SDSA, Jennifer Mueller SDSA (pilot)
CHAMPIONS Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA
DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS Set Decorator - Cathy Marshall SDSA
FOR THE PEOPLE Set Decorators - Laura Evans SDSA, Andi Brittan SDSA
GONE Set Decorator - Rebecca Brown SDSA
HEATHERS Set Decorator - Kellie Jo Tinney SDSA
KRYPTON Set Decorator - Andrew McCarthy SDSA
LOVE Set Decorator - Beth Wooke SDSA
Caroline Ghertler SDSA, David Schlesinger SDSA

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Set Decorator - Heidi Miller SDSA
RISE Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA
SILICON VALLEY Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA
Set Decoration Coordinator Chase Helzer SDSA (Associate)

SNEAKY PETE Set Decorator - Mila Kalevich SDSA
Beth Wooke SDSA, Kellie Jo Tinney SDSA (Pilot)
   Leadman - Mark Rodriquez SDSA (Associate)

STATION 19 Set Decorator - Patricia Sullivan SDSA
TRUST Set Decorators - Stella Fox (UK), Alessandra Querzola SDSA (Italy)       
Playing at a theater near you:

A WRINKLE IN TIME Set Decorator - Elizabeth Keenan SDSA
ANNIHILATION Set Decorator Michelle Day SDSA
THE DEATH OF STALIN Set Decorator - Charlotte Dirickx SDSA
GRINGO Set Decorators – Halina Siwolop SDSA, Daniela Rojas
LEAN ON PETE Set Decorator - Jenelle Giordano SDSA
TOMB RAIDER Set Decorator – Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA

Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
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 Please welcome the following Members:
Sofia Midon SDSA Set Decorator
Keri Lederman SDSA Set Decorator (NYC)

Terri Smith, Friend

 Please welcome the following Business Members:

Lost and Found Props (NY, NY)
Propcart (Burbank, 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

 SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm
Hosted by
Dina Art Company
6433 Sunset Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90028


Thursday, April 26th at 6:00pm
Hosted by
SDSA NYC &  propNspoon
32-00 Skillman Avenue, 3rd Floor ⏐ Long Island City, NY 11101
RSVP  (212) 244-00

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