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THE BUZZ - Featuring Hernan Camacho SDSA International

SDSA Buzz May 2019 - Issue 7
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In this issue: Daytime Emmy Awards, SDSA Mixers in New York and Los Angeles,
Day with tthe Set Decorator Master Class, Members in the News,
and Hernan Camacho in the Set Decorator Spotlight
 Daytime Emmy® Creative Arts Awards
May 3, 2019
The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Congratulations to all the recipients, including
Jennifer Haybach SDSA International, Justine Mercado SDSA International and Stephen Paul Fackrell SDSA International
and special congratulations to all the SDSA members and their teams,
who were honored with a nomination!

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series
Set Decorators Jennifer Haybach SDSA International,
Justine Mercado SDSA
 International, Fred Cooper, Raquel Tarbet 

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
Production Designers Jeff Hall, Matt Tognacci
Set Decorator Stephen Paul Fackrell SDSA International

Check out SetDecor Awards to see all of the SDSA members nominated this year
Awards are listed per information provided as of this date from the
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Day With the Set Decorator
Warner Bros. Property Department

April 13, 2019

This spring's Day With the Set Decorator was a Master Class extraordinaire! 
Forty students learned about the craft of set decoration directly from
some of the best in the industry as they worked their way through the
Warner Bros. Prop House! 

Photo stills and video were posted live during the Master Class on 
social media.  You can see the coverage at #OfficialSDSA

Thank you to hosts Warner Bros. Property Department and to the day's Docents:
Mary Ann Biddle, Rosemary Brandenburg, Hernan Camacho, Natalie Contreras,
William De Biasio, Susan Eschelbach, Amy Feldman, Lorraine Genovese,
Adrianna Lopez, Cynthia McCormac, Laura Richarz, and David Smith.
Special thank you to Warner Bros. Drapery and Ryan Rittmiller and to
Gene Cane, JoAnn Vara, Mimi Clarke and Adrianna Cruz Ocampo.

Pacific Coast Arts at Gallery 800

April 25, 2019

The April meeting was an SDSA/ADG Mixer hosted by 
Business Member Joy Roy of Pacific Coast Art

and held at Gallery 800 in the NoHo Arts District.

The installation was the retrospective
'Let Shape Color Form' - a celebration of Art Director & Draftsman Stan Johnson,
Joy's grandfather.   

It was a lovely evening both in the gallery and under the tent.
Thank you to Business Members of the SDSA International
for their assistance in making this a memorable evening

Sandy Rose Floral, Inc | LA Party Rents |Aah-Inspiring Balloons |
Hollywood International Placements, Inc | Baseman Blaine

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APRIL 25th, 2019

Spring blossomed in New York at the SDSA International Spring Mixer
hosted by Business Member Prop n Spoon.

The proof is in the pictures -- a good time was had by all!
Thank You Prop n Spoon!
#SDSANew York  #OfficialSDSA
Big Little Lies Season 2 Brings Back
                               Our Favorites Ladies---and Great Décor
Set Decorator Amy Wells SDSA International


In ‘Shrill,’ Aidy Bryant’s Annie Has a
Plant-Packed Sunroom We Want to Steal

Apartment Therapy
    Set Decorator Jenelle Giordano SDSA International


                     Photo Credit: Allyson Riggs/Courtesy of Hulu

By Design: James Pearse Connelly’s Sets For The Masked Singer
Production Designer
James Pearse Connelly SDSA International (Associate)

For more news, check out the SDSA International Website Press/News page
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              Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm
              Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Contact: Kevin Berschiniski

SDSA Member since 2011


The leading company for all kinds of aerospace props. 

Authentic hardware related to rocketry, hydraulics and pneumatics. 

Large c
ollection of historic rocket and ground station components from Mercury, Gemini, Atlas and Apollo space programs. 

Facility also available for location filming

7429 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Ph: (818) 765-1087, Cell: (818) 398-1858
Fx: (818) 765-89

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm
               Sat 9:00am – 2:00pm 

Contact:  Carlos Guzman
SDSA Member since 2018
       Hernan Camacho

Partial Credits:
1600 PENN
THE MANDARIN (Re-shoots)

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
Lately, I draw notes and ideas constantly in my work books. I do this to relax, and to convey my thoughts on set dressing.  Similarly my experience allows me to pull from proven solutions achieved over a 30 year career, however as an introvert, I wish I had the talent to promote myself better so people could see my work.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I believe my greatest achievement has yet to happen however, when I see my children, there’s really no greater comparison. Designing and receiving a patent on a best selling keyboard that Microsoft ultimately adopted, was a close second. 

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
The phrase I use often, is also my mantra,
“If I’m not learning, I’m not growing.”  I look to every job as an opportunity to immerse myself in something I was unfamiliar with before. 

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Recently, I’ve been binging on
HoneyCrisp apples, but I won’t pass up toasting a bagel with some strawberry cream cheese. I’m partial to Nestle’s 100Grand Chocolate Bars, and will squirrel away as many as my jacket pocket will hold. 

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I believe the biggest benefit to being a new SDSA member is meeting other set decorators that I’ve admired for years but never had the courage to introduce myself. The SDSA events encourage comradery, and I feel very welcomed. The Society has allowed me to shed a competitive trait that didn’t really help me grow as an individual; at least not as much growth as supporting fellow decorators, and sharing with them my sources. You get more when you give more, as I’ve learned on the Day With A Set Decorator seminars. They are in my opinion, often more satisfying for me, than for some of the students enrolled in the Masters’ Program. 
Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!


A set tour of Jordan Peele's newest provocative nightmare!
Set Decorator Florencia Martin SDSA International


Seeing is Deceiving... 
Set Decorator Bryony Foster SDSA International

New dimensions...literally!
Set Decorator Bryan John Vengas SDSA International

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

Some of your favorite shows:
Set Decorator - Karuna Karmarkar SDSA International
CATCH-22 Set Decorators - Anna Pinnock, Alessandra Querzola SDSA International
DEAD TO ME Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA International
L.A.'S FINEST Set Decorators - Karin McGaughey SDSA International,  
Hernan Camacho SDSA International (Pilot)

LUCIFER Set Decorator - Susan Eschelbach SDSA International
MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Decorator -
Melissa Levander SDSA International

NAILED IT! Production Designer -
James Pearse Connelly SDSA International (Associate)

SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT Set Decorator - Cathy T. Marshall SDSA International
Buyers - Natalie Contreras SDSA International,
Lisa Goldsmith SDSA International  (Associate)

SHRILL Set Decorator - Jenelle Giordano SDSA International
SNEAKY PETE Set Decorator - Shauna Aronson SDSA International
WHAT/IF Set Decorator - William DeBiasio SDSA International

Playing at a theater near you:

ALADDIN Set Decorator - Tina Jones SDSA International
AVENGERS: ENDGAME Set Decorator - Leslie Pope SDSA International

David Schlesinger SDSA International,
Letizia Santucci SDSA International (Morocco)

ROCKET MAN Set Decorator - Judy Farr SDSA International
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR Set Decorator - Alexandra Mazur 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
Did you know that Set Decorator Sandy Lindstedt SDSA International
is a breeder and advocate for mini bull terriers?!

Dogumentary TV sat down with Sandy and her pack of Mini Bull Terriers. 
It all began at a local dog shelter...

 Please welcome the following Members:
Jo Stuart Fox SDSA International Set Decorator (UK)
Corey Stram SDSA International Set Decorator

Maike Both SDSA International (Associate) 
Laetitia Gangotena SDSA International (Associate)

Amanda Levine, Student (FIDM)
Sabine Cooney, Student (SCAD)
Derek Lara, Student (LMU)
April Jones, Student (WLAC)
Samantha Stiegler, Student (IDI)

 Please welcome the following Business Members:

Villa Melrose Antiques  (Los Angeles)
Gold Room Props LLC  (Los Angeles)

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

Purchase tickets by May 25th!
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SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 18th 2019, 6:30pm

Universal Studios Art Departments
  100 Universal City Plaza⏐Universal City, CA 91608 
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