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THE BUZZ - Featuring Nya Patrinos SDSA

SDSA The Buzz, November 2019 - Issue 13
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In this issue: General Membership Meeting at Dapper Cadaver, Members in the News,
and Nya Patrinos in the Set Decorator Spotlight
October GMM
Dapper Cadaver
October 10th, 2019
Thank you to BJ and Eileen Winslow of Dapper Cadaver for kicking off October
with another spooktacular costumed General Membership Meeting!

Game of Thrones was this year's theme with the Targaryen and Lannister Houses
 well represented. The annual Costume Parade was followed by prizes for
Best Costume and Best Hair/Beard.

Thank you also to the SDSA Business Members who contributed to this event;
WestEdge Design Fair
October 25th - 27th, 2019

New SDSA Business Member Sweeten was spotted at this year's WestEdge Design Fair. It was nice to meet you Nick!

You don't want to miss this good time!
Aah-Inspiring Balloons Bremgartners Retire

For the past 18 years, they've helped us locate SDSA meetings and have decorated
our parties and events with their magical balloon installations.

We would like to say "Thank You" and wish Danny and Bambi Bremgartner
a very well-deserved and happy retirement!

"We want to thank everyone for treating us like an equal during our years within the
TV and Film Industry. We have met many friends and acquaintances, and will miss all
of you. We have many fond memories of our years, and will cherish each one of them.
Before we retired, we searched to find a good replacement to take our place,
a company that will endeavor to work in the industry with the same attitude we have.
We feel that we have found that company in Balloons by Tommy.

Balloons by Tommy will maintain the Aah-Inspiring Balloon phone number
and e-mail address to make it easier on everyone during the transition.


Tour the Opulent World of Netflix’s 'The Politician'
Architectural Digest
Set Decorator Amber Haley SDSA

                                          PHOTO CREDIT: Netflix

  How ‘The Good Place’ Production Team Handled Location Challenges            
Set Decorator Kimberly Wannop SDSA 

                                    PHOTO CREDIT: Colleen Hayes/NBC

'Magnum P.I.' Production Designer Takes Us Inside La Mariana 
TV Insider
Set Decorator Julieann Getman SDSA

CREDIT: Karen Neal/CBS

Take a Tour of the Most Memorable ‘Pulp Fiction’
Filming Locations 25 Years Later

LA Magazine
Set Decorator Sandy Reynolds-Wasco SDSA

                                                         PHOTO CREDIT: Miramax

For more news, check out the SDSA Website Press/News page
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Since 1969, Dalmarko Designs has been hand-crafting interior plants, trees, flowers, and greenery. We have created interiorscapes in major hotels, casinos, and municipalities locally, across the U.S., and around the world. 
Our scope of work ranges from the design of a single arrangement or tree, to an entire interiorscape of your space! We are certified in flame retardant application and have maintenance contracts with many of our clients. Each project is carefully planned and made to order by our experienced crafts people. The result: a fine customer oriented product and presentation.
Our trees are the industry standard; often replicated, but never duplicated. We handcraft our exclusive Preserved Dracena Tree, which has adorned the cover of 'House Beautiful' and 'Better Homes and Gardens'. Our oversized trees have brought the outdoors in, giant lifelike oak and willow trees adorn hotel and casino interiors. The quality of the foliage and floral we work with is incomparable, it's as real as it can get...
  At Dalmarko we want your experience to be like our product... Exceptional! 
We consult, design, make anything and install.
Fruit trees, tropical designs, moss wall back drops or floor gardens, boxwood hedges or panels . . . whatever you need, Dalmarko is here!


2500 Fender Ave, Suite E
Fullerton, CA 92831
Ph: (714) 525-8000

Contact: Karan Sirna

SDSA Member since 2017

              NYA PATRINOS

Partial Credits:


In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could draw from my imagination.  I can draw when I am looking at something but I wish I could just sit and sketch whatever came to my mind without any reference material.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Staying married for 20 years to my wonderful husband has been my greatest achievement.  I have worked a lot of hours and been a lot of places, but we are still happy together and I couldn't do any of this without his love and support.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
I overuse the word WE.  I say to my crew can WE do this or can WE do that but what I really mean is can you do it.

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
I love food way too much.  And worst of all I am a stress eater and I always feel stressed. Most of the time I am trying to pretend there is no craft service.  My 3 big vices are bread, cheese
and juice.  If you have all that at the table I will keep going back to craft service over and over again with different disguises on.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I have gotten a lot of jobs from people I have met at SDSA. It's a wonderful networking organization. The quality of the membership, publications and events make me very proud to be a set decorator . . . and the parties are so much fun.  

This photo makes me laugh because I thought I had bought tablecloths in Little Tokyo
but when I opened the package they were aprons. I think I made the whole crew wear them as a laugh for my big mistake.
Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA!



We can't tell you what he's seeing,
but we can tell you...
We had a great conversation with Writer/Director Robert Eggers!
More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...

Some of your favorite shows:
ALL AMERICAN Set Decorator - Adrianna Lopez SDSA
Buyer - Lauren Lustig SDSA (Associate)

ALMOST FAMILY Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA 
ATYPICAL Set Decorator - Julie Bolder SDSA
CHICAGO PD Set Decorator - Tricia Schneider SDSA
BLACK LIGHTNING Set Decorator - Paul Roome SDSA
THE BLACKLIST Set Decorator - Shelley Barclay SDSA
CAROL'S SECOND ACT Set Decorator - Amy Feldman SDSA 
COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD Set Decorator - Jennifer Giron SDSA
DAYBREAK Set Decorator - Libbe Green SDSA
DOLLFACE Set Decorator - Jill McGraw SDSA
DYNASTY Set Decorators - Cindy Carr SDSA, Emmanuel Delis
INTO THE DARK Set Decorators - Maya Levy SDSA (Associate).
Ashley Swanson, Deyvnne Lauchner

THE KOMINSKY METHOD Set Decorator - Kathy Orlando SDSA
LEGACIES Set Decorator - Lia Lopez Burrows SDSA
LIGHT AS A FEATHER Set Decorator - Esmeralda De La Cruz SDSA
MADAM SECRETARY Set Decorator - Sheila Bock SDSA
THE MORNING SHOW Set Decorator - Amy Wells SDSA
RAISING DION Set Decorators - Summer Eubanks SDSA, Eugene Crump
SEAL TEAM Set Decorator - Sandy Struth SDSA
SEE Set Decorator - Sandy Walker SDSA
SILICON VALLEY Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN Set Decorators - Jorge Barba SDSA, Jon J. Bush SDSA,
Debra Schutt, Ute Bergk

THE WALKING DEAD Set Decorator - Gia Grosso SDSA
WATCHMEN Set Decorators -
Edward McLoughlin SDSA, Kathy Orlando SDSA, Poppy Luard

WILL & GRACE Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA
Buyer - Peter Ayala SDSA (Associate)

Playing at a theater near you:

COUNTDOWN Set Decorator - Jon J. Bush SDSA
DOCTOR SLEEP Set Decorator - Gene Serdena SDSA

FORD V. FERRARI Set Decorator - Peter Lando SDSA
Buyers - Claudia Bonfe SDSA (Associate), Danny Diamond SDSA (Associate)

GEMINI MAN Set Decorators -
Victor J. Zolfo SDSA, Zsuzsanna Sipos (Budapest)

JOJO RABBIT Production Designer - Ra Vincent SDSA 
LAST CHRISTMAS Set Decorator - Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA
MARRIAGE STORY Set Decorators -
Lizzie Boyle SDSA , Adam Willis, Nicki Ritchie (NY)

THE ETRUSCAN SMILE Set Decorators - Tina Jones SDSA, Maggie Martin
THE IRISHMAN Set Decorator - Regina Graves SDSA
THE REPORT Set Decorator - Rich Devine SDSA
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Set Decorator - Claudia Bonfe SDSA (Associate)
Buyer - Jill Carvalho SDSA (Associate)


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:

 Jon J. Bush SDSA, Set Decorator (move from Associate)
Larry Dias SDSA, Set Decorator (Rejoin)
Karen O'Hara SDSA, Set Decorator (Rejoin)
Rebecca Mies SDSA , Set Decorator (NYC)
Nya Patrinos SDSA, Set Decorator (Rejoin)
Paul Roome SDSA, Set Decorator (Rejoin)

Danny Diamond SDSA (Associate)
Cary Whitaker SDSA (Associate) (NYC)

Please welcome the following Business Member:

Technical Props, Inc. (N. Hollywood, CA)

To see all of our set decorator members, check out the 

Membership Directory on the SDSA website

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Membership information can be found here on the SDSA website

SDSA Atlanta Fall Party
Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
hosted by
Cinema Greens  & CAPS
1557 St. Joseph Ave, Suite 800 | East Point, GA 30344

SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 14th 2019, 6:00pm
hosted by
Warner Bros. Property Department
 4000 Warner Blvd. Bldg 30 | Burbank, CA  91521
RSVP Required by Monday November 11th

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