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THE BUZZ - Featuring Traci Spadorcia SDSA

SDSA Buzz Jul-Aug 2018 - Issue 10
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In this issue: SDSA International Events & Happenings, Members in the News
and Traci Spadorcia SDSA International in the Decorator Spotlight
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July 19th, 2018

Thank you to Peggy Donica of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
for hosting the July SDSA International General Membership Meeting.

Thank you also to the SDSA International Business Members who contributed door prizes;
Advance Liquidator Office Furniture, Bassman Blaine, Daisy Punk,
Hollywood International Placements and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

How the High-Powered Worlds of HBO's SUCCESSION Are Mastered
Architectural Digest

   Set Decorator George DeTitta Jr. SDSA International

WESTWORLD: Behind The Scenes with the Show's Creatives
Beyond Westworld / Fanside

Set Decorator Julie Ochipinti's team includes
Assistant Set Decorator and Buyer Ellen Dorros SDSA International
On Set Dresser Christina Giovacchini SDSA International (Associate)

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

Happy Birthday to Mr. Gene Cane,
SDSA International Executive Director

Cheers to you Gene!

And a heartfelt thank you for all that you do!


On July 23rd, CRIMINAL MINDS, in its 14th season,
celebrated their 300th episode!

Kudos to Set Decorator KC Fox SDSA International and her team.
K.C. has been with the series for the last 6 seasons.

SDSA International Business Members
Aah-Inspiring Balloons and Sandy Rose Floral
made the celebration extra festive!


Enchanted Studio Props (ESP) is a cleared art gallery, offering fine art, prints, photography, wall hangings and table sculptures to Film, Television, Commercial and Web Series productions. 

ESP’s cleared art collection features character enhancing landscapes, illustrations, figuratives, nondescript abstracts, florals and photography. Hundreds of original artworks are in stock daily, ready to enhance your creative vision. ESP maintains a roster of professional local artists available to quickly create specific commissions.

Now open in Burbank! ESP officially opened their Empire Ave storefront on February 1, 2018.  Their cleared art has been on the sets of feature films, TV series
 and independent projects.  They are eager to help solve your cleared art needs and meet the fast-paced demands of the motion picture industry.

Their inventory is always growing! Be sure to check in often to see fresh new looks.

Follow ESP on Facebook and Instagram and preview inventory @

3000 E. Empire Avenue
Burbank, CA 91504
 Ph: (818) 561-4550

Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am – 4:30pm
              and By Appointment
Contact:  Daphne Benavides
SDSA Member since 2017


Partial Credits
And countless commercials!

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to have musical talent and be able to play bass guitar, piano, and drums.  I have rhythm, and can play air piano really well ;) but haven’t yet learned to play an instrument. We have a bass and an amp at home and I keep threatening to learn. One of these days…

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’d have to say my greatest achievement is surviving and thriving in Hollywood. Moving out here 22 years ago with a fine arts degree and knowing one friend, to now really enjoying my creative career and my community of colleagues and friends.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
"No Worries"

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Anything healthy. Or healthy-ish.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
A great benefit of being an SDSA member is meeting other decorators outside of my regular circle and getting to see amazing work from the talented decorators of the SDSA. It’s so nice to be able to appreciate and celebrate the work of our fellow set decorators.
Check out these articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

Collaboration is key on this heartfelt superhero action film!
Set Decorator Gene Serdena SDSA International

"The sequel to the first one."
Sets...insider notes!
Set Decorator Sandy Walker SDSA International

Four lifelong friends inspire each other to make their next chapter the best... the sets that reveal each character!
Set Decorator Dena Roth SDSA International

A photo tour of key sets for this beautiful, heartrending film,
full of strength and spirit...
Set Decorator Wilhelm Pfau SDSA International



Visiting  untold moments in history through the convenience of time travel!
Set Decorators Dena Allen SDSA International and Janessa Hitsman SDSA International

Brutalist/futuristic architecture meets 1970's groovy acid design
on the fantastic sets of
Set Decorator Halina Siwolop SDSA International


Writer/Director Drew Pearce talks about his noirish, quirky, darkly witty paean to
a hidden Los Angeles...

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

Some of your favorite shows:
  Set Decorators -
Justin Craig SDSA International, Christina Kuhnigk SDSA International

GHOSTED Set Decorators -
Lisa Son SDSA International, Brandi Kalish SDSA International (Pilot)

DOUBLE DARE Production Designer - James Pearse Connelly SDSA International
HIT THE FLOOR Set Decorator - Beth Wooke SDSA International
LIVING BIBLICALLY Set Decorator - Amy Feldman SDSA International
NAILED IT! Production Designer - James Pearse Connelly SDSA International
OUTCAST Set Decorator - Summer Eubanks SDSA International
SHARP OBJECTS Set Decorator - Amy Wells SDSA International
SNOWFALL Set Decorator - Amy Vuckovich SDSA International

Playing at a theater near you:

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Set Decorator - Gene Serdena SDSA International
THE DARKEST MINDS Set Decorator - Frank Galline SDSA International
THE EQUALIZER 2 Set Decorator - David Schlesinger SDSA International
PUZZLE Set Decorator - Cathy T. Marshall SDSA International
SKYSCRAPER Set Decorators – William DeBiasio SDSA International, Lin MacDonald

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:

Kevin Downey SDSA International Set Decorator (Ireland)
Maggie Martin SDSA International Set Decorator (Rejoin)
Ryan Watson SDSA International Set Decorator

Denise Rohrenback, Student (WLAC)

To see all of our set decorator members, check out the 
Membership Directory on the SDSA International 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, August 23rd at 6:30pm
Hosted by
Schmidli Backdrops
5830 Adams Blvd | Culver City, CA 90232

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SDSAI Calendar
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