In this issue: General Membership Meeting at Pinacoteca, Day With The Set Decorator,
Universal Emmy Party, Members in the News, and Ron Olsen in the Set Decorator Spotlight
Emmy® Nominees Party UniversalStudios Art Departments September 12th, 2019
Universal Studios backlot European Street was transformed into the French Riviera
for a celebration of this years Creative Arts Emmy®nominees.
Hosted by the Universal Studios Art Departments, guests gathered and mingled
enjoying cocktails and cuisine from the Universal Studios Special Events team and
Wolfgang Puck Catering. Emmy nominated teams were presented, honored and wished well. And it wouldn't be a party without raffled prizes and dancing under the stars!
A big Merci Beaucoup to Universal Art Departments Beverly Hadley, Krista Bolling
and Christina Sepulveda for a beautiful evening!
Thank you also to the SDSA Business Members who contributed to this event;
To see more photo coverage of the evening go to the gallery link at 2Me Studios
Password: sdsa PHOTO CREDITS: Sean Twomey, 2ME Studios and Mimi Clarke, Front Row Media
Day With the Set Decorator August 24th, 2019
A very special Day With the Set Decorator: Master Class was held at L.A. Center Studios.
Students interested in set decoration had the opportunity to sit-in on an exclusive panel discussion on fabrication for film.
Moderated by SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane, the esteemed panel included SDSA
Set Decorators Susan Benjamin, Jan Pascale, Ellen Brill and Rosemary Brandenburg. Each presented a behind the scenes insider look at one of their films, and attendees had the opportunity for a Q&A with the panel. The experiences and knowledge shared was invaluable to those entering the craft.
Thank you to the moderator and panelists, SDSA Educational Outreach Committee
Co-Chairs Natalie Contreras and Cynthia McCormac and their committee members.
Thank you also to the day's docents and to Los Angeles Center Studios for a remarkable and memorable event!
GMM At Pinacoteca August 22nd, 2019
Come on in, the water is fine!
Aloha and thank you to Tija Zamparelli of Pinacoteca Picture Props and Richard Scotten of Propcart who dove in to co-host the August SDSA General Membership Meeting.
Members donned their best island attire for this Sharknado-Luau, enjoying tropical beverages and a Polynesian buffet before getting down to business. Jaws were dropping over the delicious and colorful tropical frozen ices wheeled out after the meeting. The perfect treat on this balmy evening.
We would like to take this opportunity to salute the Set Decorators of the original series which ran for 5 seasons (19 - 1974). John Burton (pilot episode, "The Honeymoon"), Pierre Ludlum (episodes 2-7), Anthony D. Nealis (seasons 1, 2, 4 & 5), Dorcy Howard (season 3) and Bill Calvert (season 4).
A shout out as well to Set Decorator Ann Shea SDSA and Production Designer
John Shaffner, the supervising team behind this interatiion.
The final episode airs Monday, September 30th at 9:00pm on HGTV.
Fashioning '70s-Vintage Wallpaper
Cast and Designers work with graphic designer Brian of Astek Wallcovering as he attempts to re-create the wallpaper in the Brady girls' room.
Berbere World Imports specialize in ethnic furniture, textiles, pottery, and architectural elements from around the globe.
Come visit our 36,000 square foot warehouse and discover decor from locales like Morocco, India, Bali, & more. We have a vast collection of inventory that translates on so many sets.
From a Moroccan Bazaar to a village scene in India; our inventory specializes in filling the gap for those hard to find one of a kind items. Whether it's exotic doors, tribal rugs, or antique pots, it's here!
We have been working with the set decorating industry for nearly 30 years and are excited to be back and a part of membership. Many of you know us from our old location on La Cienega Blvd, we now encourage you to visit our new exciting location in Inglewood.
We take all of our rental projects very seriously. If it needs sourcing, we find it. If we need to be open an hour early or stay late, we're here for you!
LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE: NORMAN LEAR'S 'ALL IN THE FAMILY; AND 'THE JEFFERSONS'
ONE DAY AT A TIME
REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD
FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
RETIRED AT 35
JUST SHOOT ME!
BRAM AND ALICE
THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW
THE GOOD DOCTOR
WITHOUT A PADDLE 2
In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have? The talent I would most like to have is to be able
to play piano. I bought one when I moved into my
current house 18 years ago and so far, nothing.
Maybe once I retire.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I think my greatest achievement was working on FRASIER for 11 years. Such an amazing show and great group of people. Lot of fun sets for which we
were nominated for Emmys four times and finally
won the last time.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
The word I overuse most isn’t really a word.
More of a sound and I’m not sure how to spell it. Ucchhhh.
What do you look for on the Craft Services table? Lately it’s been these really evil chocolate chip cookies, sometimes warm out of the oven with macadamia nuts, oats, and coconut. So good!
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
The biggest benefit of being an SDSA member has
been meeting and talking to (and drinking with!)
other decorators and business members in a social setting. Before the SDSA, you’d see other decorators
in prop houses, but never really meet and chat.
9-1-1 Set Decorator - Sinead Clancy SDSA
Buyers - Natalie Contreras SDSA, Marianne Broughton SDSA (Associate) AMERICAN HORROR STORY Set Decorator - Hernan Camacho SDSA BLESS THIS MESS Set Decorator - Andrew Baseman SDSA CHICAGO PD Set Decorator - Tricia Schneider SDSA DANCING WITH THE STARS Set Decorator - John Sparano SDSA THE DEUCE Set Decorator - Linette McCown SDSA EMERGENCE Set Decorator - Andrew Baseman SDSA THE GOOD PLACE Set Decorator - Kimberly Wannop SDSA GREY'S ANATOMY Set Decorator - Nicole Cramer SDSA HAWAII FIVE-O Set Decorator - Linda Lee Sutton SDSA HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Set Decorator - Timothy Stepeck SDSA IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA Set Decorator - Jerie Kelter SDSA THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA (Associate) MAGNUM P.I. Set Decorator - Julieann Getman SDSA THE MASKED SINGER Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA (Associate) MAYANS MC Set Decorator - Stephanie Beaurain SDSA, Elmer Figueroa Felix MODERN FAMILY Set Decorator - Michael Voelker SDSA MOM Set Decorator - Ann Shea SDSA NCIS: LOS ANGELES Set Decorator - Michele Poulik SDSA NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Set Decorator - Tim Cohn SDSA THE NEIGHBORHOOD Set Decorator - Ron Olsen SDSA NEW AMSTERDAM Set Decorator - Melanie J. Baker SDSA THE POLITICIAN Set Decorator - Amber Haley SDSA
Buyer - Natalie Contreras SDSA THE PRODIGAL SON Set Decorator - Caroline Ghertler SDSA THE RANCH Set Decorator - Tara Stephenson SDSA THE ROOKIE Set Decorator - William DeBiasio SDSA
Buyer, Dean Katz SDSA (Associate) SINGLE PARENTS Set Decorator - Ellen Totleben SDSA STUMPTOWN Set Decorator - Kristin Peterson SDSA SUNNYSIDE Set Decorator - Beth Wooke SDSA THE TALK Set Decorator - Stephen Paul Fackrell SDSA THIS IS US Set Decorator - Cindy Coburn SDSA TITANS Set Decorator - Patricia Cuccia SDSA TRANSPARENT Set Decorator - Dea Jensen SDSA UNBELIEVABLE Set Decorators - Sophie Neudorfer SDSA, David Smith SDSA THE VOICE - Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA (Associate) YOUNG SHELDON Set Decorator - Richard C. Walker
Buyer - Susanne Mueller SDSA (Associate)
Playing at a theater near you:
DOWNTON ABBEY SetDecorator - Gina Cromwell SDSA THE GOLDFINCH Set Decorator - Rena DeAngelo SDSA HUSTLERS Set Decorator - Alexandra Mazur SDSA IT: CHAPTER TWO Assistant Set Decorator - Jeffrey Melvin SDSA JOKER Assistant Set Decorator - Ashley Wellbrock SDSA (Associate) THE LAUNDROMAT Set Decorator - Barbara Munch Cameron SDSA LUCY IN THE SKY Set Decorator Jon J Bush SDSA (Associate) VILLIANS Set Decorator - Lisa Green SDSA (Associate)
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