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
2019 SDSA Chair Award
Cynthia McCormac Set Decorator Member
Eileen & BJ Winslow
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
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 assumetheir 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.
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 Deadline.com Interview 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 Article
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 Article
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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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.
AMERICAN PRINCESS Set Decorators -
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 PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD Set Decorators -
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 YESTERDAYSet Decorators -
Cathy Cosgrove, Gene Serdena SDSA International (US)
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)
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