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THE BUZZ - Featuring Creative Arts Emmy Nominations

SDSA Buzz March 2019 - Issue 6
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In this issue: Daytime Emmy Nominations, SDSA Atlanta Spring Party,
Members in the News, and Frank Simpson In Memoriam
 Daytime Emmy® Awards Announcement
March 20, 2019

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the
46th Annual Daytime Emmy
® Awards on March 20th, 2019.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from
2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Congratulations to the SDSA members nominated and to the entire team for each show honored! The SDSA International particularly acknowledges the set decorator’s contributions for these outstanding productions.
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

Production Designer Dan Olexiewicz
Art Director Tom Early SDSA
Set Decorator Danielle Mullen 

Art Directors Jennifer Elliott SDSA
Andrew Evashchen 

Production Designer David Hoffmann
Art Director Jennifer Savala
Set Decorators Fred Cooper, Jennifer Haybach SDSA International,
Justine Mercado SDSA
 International, Raquel Tarbet 

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

DINO DANA (Amazon Prime Video)
Production Designer Amanda Vernuccio
Set Decorators Tyler McFarland, Kevin Morra

Production Designer Karen Weber
Art Director Jennifer Moller 

Production Designer Ron Stefaniuk
Art Director Amanda Vernuccio
Set Decorator Danielle Dobbyn

Production Designer Josee Lemonnier
Art Director Lia Burton
Set Decorator Kelly Berry SDSA International

Production Designers Jeff Hall, Matt Tognacci
Set Decorator Stephen Paul Fackrell SDSA International

TOMORROW'S WORLD TODAY (The Science Channel)
Set Decorators Jarrod Campbell, Gordon Davison, Luca Paganico, Julian Taylor
Nominatinos are listed per information provided as of this date from the
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

March 22, 2019

Spring has sprung and the SDSA ATLANTA celebrated with a party hosted by
GA Prop Source with Atlanta Party Rentals,

with florals by Bloom Atlanta and catering provided by Ibiza Catering.

The event, including food, drinks and
a raffle was open to all Set Decoration,
Art and Property Departments and Vendors.

Thank you to the SDSA Business members who contributed raffle prizes.
Bloom AtlantaCinema Greens | I Communications | m2m Designs | SCAD Art Sales


How 'Captain Marvel' nails '90s nostalgia
in a Blockbuster video store

NY Post
Set Decorator Lauri Gaffin SDSA International


How "Us" Pulled Off Subtle Differences in Costumes,
Design, Music for Parallel Characters

    Set Decorator Florencia Martin SDSA International


                         Photo Credit: Claudette Barius/Universal

How to Make Your Home Look Like the Set of "Mad Men" 
GQ Magazine
Set Decorator Claudette Didul

                                                                        Photo Credit: SKY

Pittsburgh Native and Oscar Nominee Jay Hart Sets the Scene
to Live in 'Black Panther's' Wakanda, Forever

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Set Decorator Jay Hart SDSA International

                                        Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

For more news, check out the SDSA International Website Press/News page
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Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

Set Decorator Lauri Gaffin SDSA International and teams not only created other worlds, but also re-created the ’90s to help a superhero discover herself...


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

Some of your favorite shows:
Set Decorator - Bryony Foster SDSA International
BILLIONS Set Decorator - Kate Sullivan SDSA International
FOR THE PEOPLE Set Decorator - Andi Brittan SDSA International
JANE THE VIRGIN Set Decorator - Kimberly Leonard SDSA International
THE OA Set Decorator - Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
ON MY BLOCK Set Decorator - Lisa Son SDSA International
THE TICK Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA International
THE VILLAGE Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA International
VEEP Set Decorators - Kimberly Wannop SDSA International,
David Smith SDSA International (final episode)

Playing at a theater near you:

THE BEST ENEMIES Set Decorator - Jennifer Gentile SDSA International
CAPTAIN MARVEL Set Decorator - Lauri Gaffin SDSA International

CLIFFS OF FREEDOM Set Decorator - Susan Magestro SDSA International
THE HIGHWAYMEN Set Decorator - Susan Benjamin SDSA International
I'M NOT HERE Set Decorator - Lauree Martell SDSA International
THE KID Set Decorator - Edward McLoughlin SDSA International
PETERLOO Set Decorator - Charlotte Dirickx SDSA International
SAINT JUDY Set Decorator - Lauree Martell SDSA International
US Set Decorator - Florencia Martin SDSA International


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Frank Simpson
August 1954 - March 2019

Former Director of the Property Department at Sony Pictures Studios and member of the Set Decorators Society of America International Hall of Fame, Frank Simpson died early March 2019, just months after retirement from Sony.

Frank was inducted into the Set Decorators Society of America International Hall of Fame in 2015.

A memorial celebrating Frank Simpson will be held:

Saturday March 30th, 2019
Sony Pictures Studios Prop House
5933 Slausen Avenue, Culver City 90230
 Please welcome the following Members:
Monica Monserrate SDSA International Set Decorator

Cansu Guney SDSA International (Associate) (NYC)
Kurt Ewell SDSA International (Associate)

Sydney Stuart, Friend
Marie Davis-Green, Friend

Amber Rose McNeil, Student (LA Film School)
Rosa Betran, Student (WLAC)
Sarah Norrbom, Student (WLAC)
Elisa Tarditta, Student (College of Cyn)
Rachel Kahn, Student (AFI)
Meagon Marton, Student (WLAC)

 Please welcome the following Business Members:

Bloom Atlanta (Atlanta, GA))

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 25th 2019

Pacific Coast Art at Gallery 800
5180 Lankershim Blvd.⏐ North Hollywood, CA 91601

SDSA International Awards 2019
Sunday, June 2nd 2019 at 11:00am
Sheraton Universal Hotel

More details to come...

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