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THE BUZZ - Featuring Rae Deslich SDSA International

SDSA The Buzz, August 2019 - Issue 10
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In this issue: General Membership Meeting at Universal, Members in the News,
and Rae Deslich in the Set Decorator Spotlight
GMM At Universal
July 18, 2019

More than 180 guests attended the July General Membership Meeting
hosted by Universal Studios Property. 
Everyone enjoyed seeing the newly revamped showroom - impressive!
A taco bar 
and raffle prizes added to the festive summer evening.

SDSA International President Kimberly Wannop continued a fun new tradition of introducing members with a 20-question chat. Presented this month,
Set Decorator Kelsey Fowler, Associate Member Laetitia Gangotena and
Business Members Mark and Eric Goldman from Advance Liquidators.

Maike Both accepted a check on behalf of her charity, A Million Drops. The donation
was presented
by Karen Burnett from the SDSA International Community Outreach Committee. The funds were proceeds from the SDSA International 2019 Awards Event
Art Auction in June.

Thank you to Beverly Hadley and Universal Studio Props for a wonderful evening.
Thank you also to the SDSA International Business Members
who contributed to the evening; 
Advanced Liquidators | Astek Wallcovering | Bassman Blaine | Daisy Punk |
Eclipse Worldwide  | ReStore by Habitat for Humanity of  Greater Los Angeles
Hollywood International Promotions | Sandy Rose Floral | Universal Studio Property
Day With the Set Decorator

August 24, 2019
This is an exciting opportunity for students who aspire to become Set Decorators
to sit in on an exclusive panel discussion about the art of fabrication for film.
Space is limited for this special event! Register now to secure your spot!
Register Now!
The Buzz on The Buzz!

Did you know that over 100 business members and 43 set decorator members
have been featured in a Buzz Spotlight?!
You can catch-up with them all in the Buzz Archive on the SDSA website!

And while you're here, don't miss the Spotlights in this issue!
(Hint, they can be found below
'Dead to Me'’s Set Decorator Says Fans Keep Asking
Her How to Get Jen’s Decor Style    
Architectural Digest
Set Decorator Brandi Kalish SDSA International

                                                       PHOTO CREDIT: Brandi Kalish

Inside Look at One of Hollywood's Most Famous Prop Houses
Spectrum News 1
Business Member History for Hire

Shot by Shot with the 'Knives Out' Trailer
Film School

    Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA International




Crazy Rich Decor
From the small screen to the Silver screen,
alumnus Andrew Baseman sets the scene in Hollywood
Set Decorator Andrew Baseman SDSA International

Sony Pictures Buys Nurulize,
a Virtual Production Software Startup (EXCLUSIVE)


CREDIT: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment

For more news, check out the SDSA International Website Press/News page
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         RAE DESLICH

Partial Credits:

PARTY OF FIVE (reboot)

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to speak any language!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My Emmy nomination in 2017 for Outstanding Production Design on a Reality/Variety/Sketch Program

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
"Fantastic", used both sarcastically and sincerely,
and "I see"

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Fruit Salad, the espresso machine if I'm lucky, and chocolate if I'm stressed

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
The networking!  A casual, non-work environment
to meet colleagues and check out vendors

Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

How to ruin a summer vacation!
Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero
is suddenly thrust into action in key destinations throughout Europe...

Set Decorator
Tina Jones SDSA International


The roads
 taken and sets created
along the way...
An index of the journey – don’t miss this!

Set Decorator
Susan Benjamin SDSA International

This movie is about when I started to
become famous...

It was an extraordinary and surreal time, and that’s how I wanted the film to be.”
—Elton John

Set Decorator
Judy Farr SDSA International


 Step into the multi-cultural crossroads
of East and West...
The labyrinthe 
 of Agrabah...
The Sultan’s opulent palace,

desert and mystical cave beyond!

Set Decorator
Tina Jones SDSA International



Executive Producer & Director
Tanya Saracho
talks about opening opportunities
for women, Latinas & Latinx
in her breakout series

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

Some of your favorite shows:
THE AFFAIR Set Decorator - Hernan Camacho SDSA International
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Set Decorator - Julie Drach SDSA International
LIGHT AS A FEATHER Set Decorator - Esmeralda De La Cruz SDSA International, 
LODGE 49 Set Decorator - Lance Totten SDSA International
MINDHUNTER Set Decorator - Andrew Baseman SDSA International
Lee Malecki, Raelyn Tepper SDSA International (Los Angeles Unit)

SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE Set Decorator - Traci Spadorcia SDSA International
SNOWFALL Set Decorator - Amy Vuckovich SDSA International
SWEETBITTER Set Decorator - Joanne Ling SDSA International (Associate)
THE TEROR: INFAMY Set Decorator - Kevin Downey SDSA International
VERONICA MARS Set Decorator - Teresa Visinare SDSA International
WHY WOMEN KILL Set Decorator - Susan Eschelbach SDSA International
Buyer - Jill Carvalho SDSA International (Associate)

Playing at a theater near you:

BOSS LEVEL Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA International
DRIVEN Set Decorator - Monica Monserrate SDSA International

JACOB'S LADDER Set Decorator - Cindy Carr SDSA International
OTHERHOOD Set Decorator - Stephanie Q. Bowen SDSA International
Patricia Larman SDSA International

Beauchamp Fontaine SDSA International



Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
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Please welcome the following Business Members:

Kimberly Frances Pillows (Rejoin, 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

Christine Selover of Air Designs.
SDSA International Member since 2002

It is with great sadness that Air Designs announces the passing of Christine Selover
on July 19th, 2019 at the age of 72.
Christine battled metastatic breast cancer vigilantly for 14 years.

The entire Selover family mourns her loss. Christine’s involvement was paramount to
the establishment of Air Designs and the success we greatly appreciate today.

 A Celebration of the Life was held on August 4th, 2019
at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, CA

SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 6:30pm
Co-hosted by
Pinacoteca Picture Props & Propcart
Pinacoteca | 7120 Case Ave | North Hollywood, CA 91605

Day With the Set Decorator
Saturday, August 24th

Los Angeles Center Studios
Space is limited!! Registration is required!

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