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THE BUZZ - Featuring David Schlesinger SDSA


SDSA The Buzz, December 2019 - Issue 15
 
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In this issue: Holiday Party coverage from New York and Atlanta, Warner Bros. hosts LA meeting and David Schlesinger in the Set Decorator Spotlight
November GMM
Warner Bros
November 14th, 2019
Thank you to Warner Bros., Amy Hilker and Robert Greenfield for their continued
support and again graciously hosting the November General Membership Meeting!

The always well-attended meeting was a great opportunity for members to catch-up and visit on the partied-up loading dock and throughout the prop house. The passed h'ors d'oerves and dessert table were delicious and the beverages plentiful.  All enjoyed President Kimberly Wannop's always-entertaining member interviews and Gene's prize raffle. The evening also saw the incoming Board of Directors announced and kicked-off the annual SDSA Spark of Love Toy Drive, filling two collection boxes to overflowing!


Thank you to everyone at the Warner Bros. Property Department, and to
 the SDSA Business Members who contributed to this event;
SDSA ATLANTA HOLIDAY PARTY
SCAD ATLANTA

Thursday December 12th, 2019

Thank you to SCAD Atlanta for hosting this year's SDSA Holiday Party in Atlanta.

And thank you also to these businesses for their support.
AMCO | ASW | Balloonacy | Bloom Atlanta | Three Taverns Craft Beers
SDSA NEW YORK HOLIDAY PARTY
NEWEL PROPS

Thursday, December 12th, 2019


Thank you to Newel Props for again hosting a spectacular
SDSA New York Holiday Event.

We also would like to take this opportunity to say,
"Congratulations Newel Props on your 80th Anniversary!"

Re-creating the Secret World of Fox News in Bombshell
Architectural Digest
Article
Set Decorator Ellen Brill SDSA





Amy Sherman-Palladino and Rachel Brosnahan Share the Scoop
on What to Expect in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3

Parade
Article
Set Decorator Ellen Christiansen SDSA

     



  How 'Knives Out’s' Set Decorator
Created the Perfect Mystery House
 
House Beautiful
Article
Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA 


                                                    PHOTO CREDIT: LIONSGATE
                                


Jay Roach on How ‘Bombshell’ Production Crew
Re-Created Roger Ailes-Era Fox News

Variety
Article
Set Decorator Ellen Brill SDSA


                                                  PHOTO CREDIT: Hilary B Gayle




Emmy-winning set decorator Kim Wannop talks about
her work on Veep, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place.

FemTV Podcast
Podcast
Set Decorator Kimberly Wannopo SDSA


                          
 
 
           Finding the Perfect Murder-Mystery Home for
Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

 Variety
Article
Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA


                                 CREDIT: Courtesy of Lionsgate

For more news, check out the SDSA Website Press/News page
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‘Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson reveals how his
star-studded whodunit came together
 

Washington Post
Article
Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA


                                     PHOTO CREDIT:
Claire Folger/Lionsgate


 




ALLEY CATS PROPS

 

Having served the Film and Television industry for over 25 years, Alley Cats Props is your one-stop shop for complete set dressing of streets and alleys, playgrounds, parks and schools, markets, newsstands, vending and kiosks, theaters and gas stations, rooftops, construction sites and prisons, just to name a few!

Need bleachers and benches, scoreboards, fences and trash cans, swing sets, jungle gyms and slides or lockers, desks and chalk boards, bikes and bike racks? You can find them here!
 
Have a rooftop to dress? We’ve got rooftop skylights, turbines and shafts, antenna’s and satellite dishes, and more!
 
We look forward to hearing from you and helping to bring your sets to life!





  

ALLEY CATS
7101 Case Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91605
alleycatsprops.com
Ph: (818) 982-9178
www.alleycatsprops.com

Contact: Rick Kelsey
Email:  alleycatsprops@gmail.com

SDSA Member since 2004

 
       DAVID SCHLESINGER




Partial Credits:

Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Project
KNIVES OUT
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
COME SUNDAY
THE EQUALIZER 2
TRUE STORY
ANNIE
THE IMMIGRANT
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2
THE TWILIGHT SAGA - BREAKING DAWN - PART 1
GOING THE DISTANCE
PEACOCK
VAMPIRES
FLIPPER









 
In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
Chess Grandmaster. I started playing Chess about 5 years ago, as a way to bond with my son, who is an active player.  Ever since I started playing, I always dress in a chess board some where on a job. Chess serves as a great escape from the insanity of the work a Set Decorator does.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Convincing my wife to say yes, Our two amazingly talented and funny kids. Work wise….moving to New York City from New Orleans, and becoming an established Set Decorator. What do they say? If you can make it here (NY) you can make it anywhere? It has been a long, steady journey where I have honed the skills that I now use everyday.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
the thing is…”  “Cool,” “Awesome,” “Overbudget?” “Do you play Chess?” and  “Do we have to clear that? That is ridonculous”   
 
What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Any food that is wrapped. I have witnessed too many folks digging their hands into the nuts!  Truthfully, if I am at Craft Services, it means I am on a shooting set, and if I am on a shooting set (other then to open it),then there is trouble brewing…I love working in the film industry, I love being a Set Decorator, I am not a fan of being on set.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
The craft of Set Decoration is often not understood, even by many of the people in the Film industry. SDSA does an exceptional job of educating the world as to what a Set Decorator does.
 
SDSA has fostered a fantastic community of peers. Having other decorators to reach out to about questions of sourcing or anything else that relates to the craft is wonderful.  

 
“The Thing is….SDSA is Cool and Awesome, and Decorators who do not belong are Redonkulas. Do you want to play Chess?
Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!
 
FILM DECOR
LAST CHRISTMAS
Let the holidays Begin!

 
FORD V FERRARI
Set Decorator Peter Lando SDSA
Enjoy the ride!
DOCTOR SLEEP
Set Decorator Gene Serdena SDSA

Going down the rabbit hole!
THE IRISHMAN
Set Decorator Regina Graves SDSA
Almost 300 sets!



KNIVES OUT
Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA
An entire house that's a
Cabinet of Curiosities!

 
TELEVISION DECOR
 


THE POLITICIAN
Set Decorator Amber Haley SDSA
Beyond Fabulousness!
DIRECTOR'S CHAIR


A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
A beautiful conversation with
Marielle Heller
More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...


Some of your favorite shows:
           
DOLLFACE Set Decorator - Jill McGraw SDSA
FAMILY REUNION Set Decorator - Roya Parivar SDSA
LOST IN SPACE Set Decorator - Kate Marshall SDSA
MAD ABOUT YOU Set Decorator - Tara Stephenson SDSA
MAKING IT Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA
MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS Set Decorators -
Jennifer Mueller SDSA, Kellie Jo Tinney SDSA

MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER! Set Decorator - Amy Feldman SDSA
SOUNDTRACK Set Decorator - Ryan Watson SDSA
TELL ME A STORY Set Decorator - George DeTitta Jr. SDSA
THE EXPANSE Set Decorator - Justin Craig SDSA
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Set Decorators - Ellen Christiansen SDSA
TRUTH BE TOLD Set Decorator - Kristin Peterson SDSA
VIKINGS Set Decorator - Jil Turner SDSA

 
 
Playing at a theater near you:

6 UNDERGROUND Set Decorators - Jille Azzis, Elizabeth Keenan SDSA (US) 
21 BRIDGES Set Decorator - Regina Graves SDSA

BOMBSHELL Set Decorator - Ellen Brill SDSA
DARK WATERS Set Decorator - Helen Britten SDSA
KNIVES OUT Set Decorator - David Schlesinger SDSA 
LADY AND THE TRAMP Set Decorator - Gordon Sim SDSA
LITTLE WOMEN Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA
QUEEN & SLIM Set Decorator - Ryan Watson SDSA

SEBERG
Set Decorator - Christy McIrwin SDSA 
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Set Decorator - Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
THE TWO POPES Set Decorator - Véronique Melery
SDSA
 


 





Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
Please send the title of your show to InfoSubmit@setdecorators.org
Please welcome the following Members:

Lynne Mitchell SDSA, Set Decorator (Atlanta)
Bobbi Allyn-Uhrisch (Canada)
Sophie Vincelette SDSA, Set Decorator
Monet de Villiers SDSA, Set Decorator (Utah)

Priya Domfeh SDSA (Associate)
Brannon Smithwick SDSA (Associate)

Carmelita Rojo, Student (WLAC/HCPR)
Luis Castro, Student (WLAC/HCPR)
Brandon Knight, Student (WLAC/HCPR)
Gladys Jimenez, Student (WLAC/HCPR)
Renee Olsen, Student (WLAC/HCPR)

Maria Moya, Friend
Kimberly Corday, Friend


Please welcome the following Business Member:

B David Levine (Los Angeles)
Natural Curiosities (Chatsworth, CA, Rejoin)

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

 
Carl Dean Reed
Co-Founder Pacific Coast Arts

 
Carl got his start in the movie industry as a prop maker. A few years later he switched to a property position in the electrical fixtures department at 20th Century Fox Studios. He was eventually promoted to foreman of that department. 20 years later, Carl decided he wanted a change so he pursued set dressing and became a very sought after lead person until he retired at 65 years of age in 1997.  Carl then helped his daughter, Joy Roy, open Pacific Coast Arts featuring fine art by his late father-in-law Stan Johnson.

A Celebration of Life was held on December 7th, 2019 in Simi Valley. More information can be found on the SDSA website in Press/News
SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 16th 2019, 6:30pm
hosted by
Bridge Furniture & Props
at
 3210 Vanowen Street | Burbank, CA  91505
 
 
 For more events and information, please check the SDSA Calendar here
SDSA Calendar

 
Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy holiday!
We'll see you next year!
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