In this issue: The Quarantine Edition
The News You Want, The News You Need!
We're all in this together!
In a typical issue of The Buzz, this is where you would be reading recaps and enjoying photos from SDSA events and happenings in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta.
Things are looking a little different these days, to say the least!
As the world shut down, the General Member Meeting in Los Angeles at Art Pic in March was postponed, as were Atlanta's Spring Party at Scott & Sons Picture Framing and New York's party at propNspoon in April. The SDSA Board also made the difficult and responsible decision to cancel this year's SDSA Awards Event for May.
In true Survivor fashion, while we all try to "Outwit, Outplay and Outlast" this pandemic, the SDSA is working hard to be a port in the storm. We are Zoom-ing all over the place! Board Meetings, Business Member Meetings, General Member Meetings... even Sunday Dinner With Gene Canewent live on Zoom! If there's a silver lining to be found, it's been great to have members from all three chapters in the same meeting!
Visit these 7 Los Angeles Museums—without leaving your sofa
STAY CALM Don't Focus on Fear, says
Independant Bugle Article
Are you ready to feel better?
"The Happiness Lab" podcast,
with Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos Link
AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of those who love the movies. Each day’s film
is accompanied by fun facts, family-friendly discussion points and material from the
AFI Archive to enrich your viewing experience. Link
12 Places to Watch Dance Online
New York Times Article
Where to Watch Broadway Online: The Theater Lover’s Guide to Streaming Broadway Direct Article
Cook along with our very own SDSA Executive Director,
Gene Cane YouTube Channel
SDSA Members (were) hard at work on...
Some of your favorite shows:
#blackAF Set Decorator - Joanne Baker SDSA THE BACHELOR PRESENTS: LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Set Decorator - Rae Deslich SDSA THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY Set Decorator - Monica Monserrate SDSA DC's STARGIRL Set Decorator - Natali Pope SDSA (pilot) DEAD TO ME Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE Set Decorator - Nicole Montagnino SDSA INSECURE Set Decorator - Amber Haley SDSA NEVER HAVE I EVER Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA UPLOAD Set Decorator - Jennifer Kom-Tong, Laura Evans SDSA
Playing at a theater* near you: *Due to theaters currently being closed, the following releases have gone to VOD
and can be found on platforms including AMC Cinema On-Demand,
Amazon Prime Video Cinema and Netflix
ARTEMIS FOWL SetDecorator - Celia Bobak SDSA BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Set Decorator - Lori Mazeur SDSA BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS LIFE OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) Set Decorator - Florencia Martin SDSA LOST GIRLS Art Decorator - Nicole Montagnino SDSA PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Set Decorator - Rae Deslich SDSA SERGIO Set Decorator - Monica Monserrate SDSA THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG Set Decorator - Rebecca Cohen SDSA THE WAY BACK Buyer - Ellen Dorros SDSA
Scheduled to release. Date subject to change... DREAM HORSE Set Decorator - Charlotte Dirickx SDSA THE HIGH NOTE Set Decorator - Melissa Levander SDSA
Buyer - Lisa Goldsmith SDSA (Associate) THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD Set Decorator - Charlotte Dirickx SDSA
Do you know someone that is interested in joining?
Membership information can be found here on the SDSA website
Merry Norris, Influential L.A. Arts Patron and Cofounder of MOCA,
Has Died at 80 Article
We mourn the loss of Merry Norris,
a wonderful woman who was an early friend and avid supporter of the SDSA
SDSA Coffee Klatch: Session 1
Friday, May 1st, 2020, 3:00pm PST
A guided discussion moderated by
David Smith SDSA, Gene Serdena SDSA and Ellen Brill SDSA
$15 per session RSVP
SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 14th, 2020, 3:00pm PST
via ZOOM Topic: Business Members Discussionwith JoAnn Vara and Mimi Clarke
All members are welcome to participate RSVP for Meeting number and log-in code
SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 28th, 2020, 3:00pm PST via Zoom Topic: SDSA’s Website and SETDECOR's coverage of Set Decoration
with Rosemary Brandenburg, Karen Burg, and Beth Wooke RSVP for Meeting number and log-in code
For more events and information, please check the SDSA Calendar here SDSA Calendar
The SDSA Set Decorator Resources section is a searchable database of all
SDSA Business Members, vendors who work with our trade. Don't forget to check frequently for NEW members!
Thank you for supporting the Business Members who support the SDSA!
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Be sure to “Like”, “Follow”, “Pin” and "Watch" us!
Did you know that ANY purchase made on Amazon going through our links within our Book/DVD store(and not just the featured items) help raise funds for the SDSA?
Just remember to click first on the SDSA's bookstore/market, and then click the
Amazon link to start your shopping!
Business Membersdo you have an announcement you'd like to make? Set Decorators what are you working on?