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THE BUZZ - Featuring Ron V. Franco SDSA International

SDSA Buzz June 2019 - Issue 8
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In this issue: SDSA Awards Photo gallery, Members in the News,
and Ron V. Franco in the Set Decorator Spotlight
 The 26th Annual SDSA International Awards
June 2nd, 2019

The SDSA International's annual awards event honoring the profession of Set Decoration and giving acknowledgment to those who support them and the organization,
was held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 SDSA International Awards
presented by the Set Decorators Society of America!


2019 Earl Cooperman SDSA Lifetime Achievement Award 

Laura Richarz SDSA International

Award of Distinction

Jay Krause Omega | Cinema Props
Award accepted on Jay's behalf by
Allan Songer

2019 SDSA Chair Award

Cynthia McCormac
Set Decorator Member

Kurt Ewell
Associate Member
(not pictured)

Dapper Cadaver
Eileen & BJ Winslow
Business Member

Leslie Frankenheimer Scholarship

Oona Darling Foley
$2,500 Award Sponsored by
Lennie Marvin's Prop Heaven

Katelyn Faith Johnosn
$1,000 Award Sponsored by
IATSE Local 44
                                                                                  PHOTO CREDIT: Sean Twomey/2me Studios

Community Outreach Committee Silent Auction Beneficiary
A Million Drops

Thank you to the following for their support of the
2019 SDSA Awards Event...

Aah-Inspiring Balloons | Advanced Liquidators Office Furniture | Alpha Companies
AMCO/American Screen & Window Coverings  | Apropos Interiors Biddle-Unsinn
Art Directors Guild | Art Pic | Arte de Mexico | Astek  | Avon Studio Transportation |
Badia Design | Bassman Blaine | Berbere Imports | Bridge Furniture & Props | |
Cooper Lace | Daisy Punk | Dapper Cadaver | Dara Waxman Design |Dina Art | EC Prop Rentals | Eclipse – Worldwide | Faux Library Studio Rentals | Floral Creations by Dave's Flowers
Fox Studios | Green Set | Heaven or Las Vegas | History for Hire | Hollywood Cinema Arts
Hollywood International Placements | Hollywood Piano | Hollywood Studio Gallery
Hollywood Vines | HPR/Hand Prop Room | International Promotions
ISS/Independent Studio Services |
Jackelope | LCW/ La Canada West
Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven | Linoleum City | Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Modern Props | Nest Studio Rentals |
Ob•jects | Off the Wall Studio Gallery
Omega|Cinema Props | Pinacoteca Picture Props | Playback Technologies
Practical Props | Presidents’ Table – Kimberly Wannop/David Smith
Prop Services West | RC Vintage | Sandy Rose Floral | Schmidli Backdrops | Sony Pictures Studios | The Rug Warehouse | Tic-Tock | Town and Country Event Rentals | U-Frame-It Gallery | Universal Studios Art Departments | Warner Bros. Studio Facilities | Wertz Brothers

To access more photos from the event go to Press/News on the SDSA website
We (Heart) Jimmy Fallon!!

He gets it, he really gets it!
Jimmy Fallon gives Amy Wells SDSA International a shout out!
Click on the video above to watch Jimmy Fallon and Shailene Woodley talk about Big Little Lies sets on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Academy Elects 2019-2020 Board of Governors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected
2019-20 Board of Governors. They will assume
their posts on July 1.
The Board of Governors directs the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the
organization’s financial health and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

Jan Pascale SDSA International was relected to the Production Design Branch.

Congratulations Jan!

For a full list of the 2018-19 Academy Governors, click here
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Prop Master and Set Decorator
                        Look Back on the Show’s 12 Seasons
Set Decorator Ann Shea SDSA International

                                       PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Yarish / 2019 W

To Set Decorator Lou A. Trabbie III, ‘The Late Late Show’
Is Closer To Sketch Comedy Than Your Typical Talk Show
— Production Value Video Series
    Set Decorator Lou Trabbie SDSA International



An Interview With Jude Farr, Set Decorator on 'Rocketman'
Set Decorator Judy Farr SDSA International

First Look Inside Meryl Streep's Condo and
All the Set Shifts on 'Big Little Lies'

The Hollywood Reporter
Set Decorator Amy Wells SDSA International

                                              Photo: John Paino; Courtesy of HBO

'Big Little Lies' Season Two Offers
Even More Interior Design to Swoon Over

Architectural Digest
Set Decorator Amy Wells SDSA International

                                             Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO
For more news, check out the SDSA International Website Press/News page
Click Here


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Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am – 5:00pm
              Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm       

Contact: Brian Woodruff

SDSA Member since 2016
         RON V. FRANCO

Partial Credits:
(Assistant Set Decorator)
MR AND MRS SMITH                (Assistant Set Decorator)

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I would have been born with the talent to sing. I really admire a person gifted with that talent. Some say that that singing abilities are acquired. I believe people are born with that talent. I don’t even sound good in the shower. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has been the ability to work consistently for 25 years in my home city of Los Angeles. My 25-year career, except for a short one month in El Paso Texas for “DAY AFTER TOMORROW”  and recently two pilots, has allowed me to stay home for work. I see so many of my fellow Set Decorators being forced into working out of town. I love my Business Members, Vendors and Resources here in my home city.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
The word or phrase I use most is “WOW”.
I am WOWed with what Life has to give. I am WOWed with people places and things I encounter every day.

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
I always look for corn nuts on the craft service table. I prefer the originals, not the ranch flavor. I love the pop they make when you bite into them. They are very nostalgic to me. As a young
boy, my Grandfather had a neighborhood Liquor store in the City of San Fernando. On my visits to the store, he would tell me to take an item from the candy rack and I would always take a bag of corn nuts. I always think of him when choosing a bag of them. 

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I have been an active member of the SDSA for many years. It is an organization that I am very passionate about. I really love the camaraderie. It is such a great networking tool for our craft.
Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

Fantastic sets for the fantastical
action thriller!
Set Decorators David Schlesinger SDSA International,
Letizia Santucci SDSA International (Morocco)


Epic struggle... Compendium of Sets
new + familiar. Wow!
Set Decorator Leslie Pope SDSA International


Take a walk through some of the authentic sets for this new modern Western!
Set Decorator Carla Curry SDSA International

Neo-noir social thriller... an upscale
set decorator's resources!
Set Decorator William DeBiasio SDSA International

A traditional Irish-Catholic family navigating the 1970s 
... with eight boisterous boys!
Set Decorator Claudette Didul SDSA International

Creating the world of the super elite...
An international media conglomerate,
a tumultuous family empire.
Set Decorator George DeTitta Jr. SDSA International
More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...

Some of your favorite shows:

Richard C. Walker SDSA International, Julie Bolder SDSA International

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY Set Decorator - Keri Lederman SDSA International
BIG LITTLE LIES Set Decorator - Amy Wells SDSA International, 
DRUNK HISTORY Set Decorator - Linette McCown SDSA International
EUPHORIA Set Decorators - Alison Korthr SDSA International,
Adam Willis, Chilly Nathan SDSA International (Pilot)

GOOD TROUBLE Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA International
GRAND HOTEL Set Decorators- Ron V. Franco SDSA International
Barbara Peterson SDSA International (Pilot)

GROWN-ISH Set Decorator - Suzette Sheets SDSA International
LEGION Set Decorator - Stephanie Beaurain SDSA International
MALIBU RESCUE: THE SERIES Set Decorator - Raelyn Tepper SDSA International
MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES Set Decorator - Caroline Ghertler SDSA International
Susan Magestro SDSA International, Adrian Seguara

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Set Decorators -
Amy Darsey SDSA International, Michael W. Hoban

RAVEN'S HOME Set Decorator - Lisa De los Reyes SDSA International
STRANGE ANGEL Set Decorator - Susan Eschelbach SDSA International
THE LOUDEST VOICE Set Decorator - Rich Devine SDSA International
TRINKETS Set Decorator - Jenelle Giordano SDSA International
YELLOWSTONE Set Decorator  - Carla Curry SDSA International

Playing at a theater near you:

ANNABELLE COMES HOME Set Decorator - Lisa Son SDSA International
DARK PHOENIX Set Decorators -
Elizabeth Wilcox SDSA International, Eva Boulonne

SHAFT Set Decorator - Missy Parker SDSA International,
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Set Decorator - Tina Jones SDSA International
YESTERDAY Set Decorators -
Cathy Cosgrove, Gene Serdena 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
 Please welcome the following Members:
Daniel Birt SDSA International (NZ/UK)
Sophie Neudorfer SDSA International 
Monica Monserrate SDSA International (PUR)
Nikki Riley SDSA International (NY)
Michael Voelker SDSA International 

Kristin Elshout SDSA International (Associate) 
Tara Kocourek SDSA International (Associate)
Omar Vaid SDSA International (Associate)
Stephanie Wagner SDSA International (Associate)

Steven Alfaro, Student (WLAC)
April Jones, Student (WLAC)
Brichelle "Chellie" Jones, Student (Academy of Art U)
Sabine Cooney, Student (SCAD)
Samantha Stiegler, Student (Interior Design Institute)
Amanda Levine, Student (FIDM)

 Please welcome the following Business Members:

FEA Home (NY)
Le Shoppe Too (Keego Harbor, Michigan)  

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, July 18th 2019, 6:30pm

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

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