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THE BUZZ - Featuring Hamish Purdy SDSA

SDSA Buzz October 2018 - Issue 13
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In this issue: Coverage of SDSA Events & Happenings, Members In the News
and Hamish Purdy SDSA International in the Set Decorator Spotlight
GMM at

October 11th, 2018

A ghoulishly good time was had by all at the October SDSA International
General Membership Meeting hosted by Eileen and B.J. Winslow at
Dapper Cadaver/Creatures & Cultures
Crafty creatures mingled and visited while enjoying pre-meeting bites and beverages.
Then it was down to business which included the launch of a new Member Spotlight followed by raffle prizes and a spooky costume parade.

Thank you to Dapper Cadaver and to the
SDSA International Business Members who contributed to this gathering:

Aah Inspiring Balloons, Advance Liquidators,
AMCO/American Screen and Window Coverings, Bassman Blaine,
ESP/Enchanted Studio Props, Hollywood International Placements,
LA Party Rents, Placed4Success, and Sandy Rose Floral Inc.

GMM at

September 12th, 2018

Thank you to SDSA International Business Member Glenn Treibitz
and Hollywood Piano Company for hosting the September meeting.                                                                             
Friday, December 7th, 2018

Save this date for some holiday fun!
Newel Props will be hosting this years'  SDSAI East Coast holiday gathering.
Visit with old friends and new, enjoy a scavenger hunt and prizes!
Eclipse Worldwide and Roku will also be gifting the first 100 attendees with a
Roku Premiere Streaming Stick

Aging Beauty: How 'Chicago PD'
Brings Rough Realism to Its Sets

 Set Decorator Tricia Schneider SDSA International

What's on 'Madam Secretary's' Bookshelf
and More Hidden Set Details

AM New York
    Set Decorator Sheila Bock SDSA International  
                                                          Photo Credit: CBS/JonathanWenk

Inside Jesse Tyer-Ferguson and Justin Mikita's
Los Feliz Home, Where Wit and Warmth Rule

Architectural Digest
Featuring Peter Gurski SDSA International

Black Panther: Disney Takes on
Oscars Stand in Film's Campaign


Set Decorator Jay Hart SDSA International

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


 Located in Los Angeles, California, Air Sky Store is a premier supplier of aircraft sets and mockups.

Our team pulls from a wide variety of aircraft, allowing us to provide a full range of parts and set dressings.

Popular items include: fuselage and tail sections, cabin interiors, wings, engine cowlings, as well as, fully loaded cockpits. To complete the look, we have smaller props, such as life preservers,
foodservice carts, oxygen masks and more.

If your needs include helicopters and military aircraft, we can provide them as well.  We have extensive experience in working with studios and production companies in film, TV, and other media.

Whether you are located here in the United States, Canada, or abroad, Air Sky Store can meet your needs.

We are excited to share our passion for aviation and look forward to helping you with your next project.


13555 Osborne Street
Arleta, CA 91331
Ph: (323) 708-5715
Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am – 8:00am - 8:00pm
Contact:  Andrew Gaddis
SDSA Member since 2018

         Hamish Purdy

Partial Credits

MAN OF STEEL (Vancouver)
SUCKER PUNCH (Asst. Set Dec)
WATCHMEN (Asst. Set Dec)
DECK THE HALLS (Asst. Set Dec)
MIAMI VICE (Asst. Set Dec)
EIGHT BELOW (Asst. Set Dec)
THE CORE (Asst. Set Dec)

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
To speak another language fluently

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Professionally: Oscar nomination for THE REVENANT
Personally: Raising three kids... still mid-project on that

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
Connecting with other decorators and hearing about their processes

SDSA Members are hard at work on...

Some of your favorite shows:
Set Decorator - Adrianna Lopez SDSA International
BEST.WORST.WEEKEND.EVER. Set Decorator - Regina O'Brien SDSA International
BLACK-ISH Set Decorator - Joanne Baker SDSA International
BLINDSPOT Assistant Set Decorator - Sean Haines SDSA International
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Set Decorator - Bryan Venegas SDSA International
CRIMINAL MINDS Set Decorator - KC Fox SDSA International
DYNASTY Set Decorator - Cindy Carr SDSA International
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT Set Decorator - Claudette Didul SDSA International
THE ROMANOFFS Set Decorators - Ellen Christiansen SDSA International,
Amber Haley SDSA International, Nigel Hutchins SDSA International

THE ROOKIE Set Decorator - Laura Evans SDSA International
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER Set Decorator - Beth Wooke SDSA International
MADAM SECRETARY Set Decorator - Sheila Bock SDSA International
SEAL TEAM Set Decorator - Sandy Struth SDSA International
STATION 19 Set Decorator - Lisa Clark SDSA International, Jeffrey Kushon
THE WALKING DEAD Set Decorator - Gia Grosso SDSA International
WILL & GRACE Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA International
Playing at a theater near you:

A STAR IS BORN Set Decorator - Ryan Watson SDSA International
BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Set Decorator - Hamish Purdy SDSA International
THE HATE U GIVE Set Decorator - Frank Galline SDSA International

PRIVATE LIFE Set Decorator – Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo SDSA International
VIPER CLUB Set Decorator - Lindsay Stephen SDSA International


Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
Please send the title of your show to
The SDSA International has sadly lost two founding members.
We salute both gentlemen for their talent, achievements
and all that they did to support and promote the craft of Set Decoration.
Robinson Royce
John M. Dwyer
Tributes to Robinson and to John can be viewed HERE on the SDSA website
 Please welcome the following Members:
Christy McIrwin SDSA International Set Decorator
Esmeralda De La Cruz SDSA International Set Decorator
Alicia Kreutzkampf SDSA International Set Decorator
Melinda Sanders SDSA International Set Decorator (Atlanta)

Amy Perron SDSA International (Associate)

Charles Alan Owen, Friend

Janine MacKenzie (SCAD)

 Please welcome the following Business Members:

NS Aerospace Props (North Hollywood, CA)
Meander India (Web based)

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 Day With the Set Decorator
Saturday, November 3rd 
A rare opportunity for a behind the scenes look
at what it takes to make a hit TV show.

 SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 8th at 6:00pm
Warner Bros. Property Dept.
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 30⏐ Burbank, CA 91521
RSVP Required


SDSA East Coast Holiday Party
Friday, December 7th at 5:00pm
Newel Props
32-00 Skillman Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
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