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SDSA Buzz February 2019 - Issue 4
 
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In this issue: Award Season Begins, Members In the News
and Christina Kuhnigk SDSA International in the Set Decorator Spotlight
ADG AWARDS
February 2, 2019

 
The SDSA International was well represented at the 23rd annual ADG's Excellence in Production Design Awards held on Saturday, February 2nd at the InterContinental
Los Angeles Downtown
.  SDSA International members received nominations in 9 of 11 categories, taking awards in 6!

Congratulations to the entire team for each film & television show honored!
The SDSA International particularly acknowledges the set decorator’s contributions for these outstanding productions.

 
The full list can be viewed here
 Click on this image to see SDSA International Executive Director Gene Cane
speak with
ADG Award-winning Set Decorator Caroline Gee SDSA International

BAFTA AWARDS
February 10, 2019

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards were held on February 10th, 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honoring the best national and foreign films of 2018. 

Congratulations to the entire team for the productions honored, and a special congratulations to the SDSA International members that were nominated.

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE FAVOURITE 
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
 

BRITISH FILM DESIGNER GUILD AWARDS 2018
February 9, 2019

 
Some of the best talent in the British Art Department gathered to recognize and celebrate the success of their colleagues in film, television and light entertainment production design. 

British Film Designers Guild Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, on February
9th, 2019. 

Congratulations to the entire team for productions honored, and a special congratulations to the SDSA International members that were honored.

 

SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT 2018

Helen Yates


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV PROGRAMME

Jonathan Paul Green, Production Designer, The Chase


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - INDEPENDENT TV DRAMA
INCLUDING
MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

    Kristian Milsted, Production Designer, Killing Eve
Fabrice Spelta, Supervising Art Director, Killing Eve

Libby Uppington, Set Decorator, Killing Eve


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED

Peter Walpole, Production Designer, Sense8 S2 Episode 12
Tamara Marini, Art Director, Sense8 S2 Episode 12

Roberto Caruso, Art Director, Sense8 S2 Episode 12
Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA International, Set Decorator, Sense8 S2 Episode 12


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM - PERIOD

Fiona Crombie, Production Designer, The Favourite
Lynne Huitson, Supervising Art Director, The Favourite

Alice Felton, Set Decorator, The Favourite


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM - CONTEMPORARY 

Peter Francis, Production Designer, The Children Act
Astrid Sieben, Supervising Art Director, The Children Act

Sara Wan, Set Decorator, The Children Act


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM - PERIOD 

Aaron Haye, Production Designer, Bohemian Rhapsody
Stuart Kearns, Supervising Art Director, Bohemian Rhapsody

David Hindle, Supervising Art Director, Bohemian Rhapsody
Anna Lynch Robinson SDSA International, Set Decorator, Bohemian Rhapsody


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018- INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM - CONTEMPORARY 

Simon Bowles, Production Designer, Johnny English Strikes Again
Ben Collins, Supervising Art Director, Johnny English Strikes Again

Liz Griffiths, Set Decorator, Johnny English Strikes Again


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2018 - INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM - FANTASY

John Myre, Production Designer, Mary Poppins Returns

Niall Moroney, Supervising Art Director, Mary Poppins Returns
Gordon Sim SDSA International, Set Decorator, Mary Poppins Returns


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2018 

Stuart Craig


JANUARY GMM
at
BRIDGE FURNITURE & PROPS

January 17, 2019

 

A big thank you to JoAnn Vara,  Matt Hennessy, Dave Wilson and the gang at 
Bridge Furniture & Props Los Angeles  for kicking off the SDSA International new year in style!

Kudos to JoAnn Vara for transforming the showroom into a party palace where guests were treated to holiday-themed crafted cocktails by Ole Smoky Distillery, and party bites by
City Palate.

Thank you also to the SDSA International Business Members who contributed to this gathering with services and raffle prizes:

 
OSCAR PRE-PARTY
at

CARPET TIME
February 22, 2019


They're rolling out the Red Carpet in Woodside Queens for this Oscar-themed
party hosted by the SDSA International and Business Member Carpet Time!
A vendor marketplace, cocktail party fare and a "Guess the Winners Raffle" will 

kick-off the award weekend.

RSVP to make the A-List! 

 
A Little Lady with a Giant Prop House
Messy Nessy
Article
SDSA International Business Member Eclectic Encore Props



                                             


When Being the Queen Wasn't Fun
The Edinburg Review
Article
    Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA International
 

  
                                        
                                  
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SDSA Member since 2018
     Christina Kuhnigk


Partial Credits
THE HANDMAID'S TALE (S1)
12 MONKEYS (S4)
FALLING ANGELS
DEFIANCE (S1)
JUST FRIENDS
THE COMPANY
SINGLE LADIES

 

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
 The talent I would most like to have is to play all musical instruments, especially the piano, while traveling the world.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
 Being surrounded by creative and talented people.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
  "Get out!" and "That's crazy!"

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
 The craft services I look for are water, celery sticks with peanut butter, apples, oh, and gum!

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
Staying connected with our industry as it happens.
Check out these articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

FILM DECOR

Medieval Scotland...atmospheric and challenging!
OUTLAW KING

Set Decorator Judy Farr SDSA International


Practically perfect in every way!
MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Set Decorator Gordon Sim SDSA International


Deep insider notes from the audacious & subversively comedic
VICE
Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA International


A photo gallery of  Director Steve McQueen's stunning
WIDOWS
with notes from Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA International


TELEVISION DECOR

A visit to the world of ...
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Set Decorator Ellen Christiansen SDSA International


The series that keeps living up to its name!
TIMELESS
Set Decorator Julie Bolder SDSA International


 

DIRECTORS CHAIR

The importance of sets, Director/Actor Bradley Cooper re: commitment
and collaboration... a must read!

A STAR IS BORN
 

AWARDS

Official voting for the 91st Academy Awards is now open!

Special congratulations to SDSA International members
Jay Hart SDSA International with PD Hannah Beachler for
BLACK PANTHER
and
Gordon Sim SDSA International with PD John Myhre for
MARY POPPINS RETURN

Click here for an Awards glimpse of each of their films...

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


Some of your favorite shows:
           
AMERICAN SOUL
Set Decorator - Natali Pope SDSA International
BLACK MONDAY Set Decorator - Kathy Orlando SDSA International
BLACKLIST Set Decorator - Shelley Barclay SDSA International
Assistant Set Decorator - Sean Haines SDSA International

CORPORATE Set Decorator - Karuna Karmarkar SDSA International (Pilot)
COUNTERPART Set Decorators -
Ingeborg Heinemann, Kimberly Leonard SDSA International

CRASHING Set Decorator - Jasmine Ballou Jones
Assistant Set Decorator Sean Haines SDSA International

DRUNK HISTORY Set Decorator - Rae Deslich SDSA International
THE ENEMY WITHIN Set Decorator - Stephanie Q. Bowen SDSA International
GONE Set Decorator - Rebecca Brown SDSA International
GOOD TROUBLE Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA International
GOTHAM Set Decorator - Michelle Schluter-Ford SDSA International
GROWN-ISH Set Decorator - Suzette Sheets SDSA International
I AM THE NIGHT Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA International
MAN WITH A PLAN Set Decorator - Lynda Burbank SDSA International
THE ORVILLE Set Decorator - Ellen Totleben SDSA International
THE PASSENGER Set Decorators - Lance Toten SDSA International,
Natali Pope SDSA International (Pilot)

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO Set Decorator - Wilhelm Pfau SDSA International
SMILF Set Decorators - Stephanie Beaurain SDSA International, Vanessa Knoll
STAR TREK DISCOVERY Set Decorator - Peter Nicolakakos SDSA International
WILL & GRACE Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA International
Buyer - Peter Ayala SDSA Internationasl (Associate)

YOU'RE THE WORST Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA International

       
 
Playing at a theater near you:

COLD PURSUIT Set Decorator - Peter Lando SDSA International
KING OF THIEVES Set Decorator - Celia Bobak SDSA International
UNTOGETHER Set Decorator - Chilly Nathan 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 InfoSubmit@setdecorators.org
 Please welcome the following Members:
 
 Von Chorbajian SDSA International Set Decorator (NYC)
 Kelsey Fowler SDSA International Set Decorator
Kate Marshall SDSA International Set Decorator (Canada)
Nicole Mantagnino SDSA International Set Decorator (NYC)

Letitia Gangotena SDSA International (Associate)

Mondi Wannaker, Student (WLAC)
Eric Hollis, Student (WLAC)
Erin Mellring, Student (Saddleback)




 Please welcome the following Business Members:

Antonio Ramos Gallery (Atlanta)
Berbere World Imports (Los Angeles, CA)
Bridgit Vizos Design (NYC; West Palm Beach, FL)
Cinema Greens (Atlanta)
Prop Specialties (Bridgeport, CT)
mptv images (Van Nuys, 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

 
Oscar Theme Pre-Party and Raffle
Friday, February 22nd, 2019, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
at

Carpet Time Showroom
53-03 Broadway⏐ Woodside Queens, NY 11377






 The Art of Production Design
Saturday, February 23th, 2019  at
3:00pm
at
Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Blvd.⏐ Hollywood, CA 90028
RSVP  here for SDSA Members
RSVP  here for non-members


 
 For more events and information, please check the SDSA Calendar here
SDSA Calendar
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Don't forget to check frequently for NEW members!
      
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