In this issue: November GMM coverage, members in the news, and
Edward McLoughlin in the Set Decorator Spotlight
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards
Congratulations to Set Decorator Rebecca Cohen SDSA and
Production Designer Karen Murphy for
Best Production Design at the AACTA Awards
for THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG
New Zealand Television Awards
Congratulations to Set Decorator Daniel Birt SDSA and
Production Designer Felicity Abbott for
Best Production Design at the NZTV Awards
for THE LUMINAIRIES
General Membership Meeting November 12 , 2020
Even during a pandemic Warner Bros. Studios came though and hosted the November GMM. Broadcasting live on Zoom from the Property Department, this was the first ever live-feed virtual meeting for the SDSA.
Viewers were welcomed by the masked dynamic duo of prop house Director Robert Greenfield and SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane.
Gene started off the meeting by introducing viewers to Nancy Niksic SDSA, the in-house Shopper and Decorator for all productions shopping within Warner Bros. Property Dept, with a fun get-to-know-you interview.
Next up, Robert gave some history and led Gene and, virtually, all of us on a personal tour of the prop house, injecting fascinating facts and anecdotes along the way. This included highlighting a famous pair of chandeliers that, as he said, "You have to have won 4 Academy Awards to rent these chandeliers!"
Business Member JoAnn Vara (Bridge Props) who was producing the live event was also pulled in front of the camera for a few words. JoAnn is now handling Business Member ad sales. She's getting to everyone, no small task, but you can always reach out to her to learn how to advertise with the SDSA!
Rosemary Brandenburg talked about the newly launched SDSA website revamp, letting members know about all of the work that had gone into the makeover and inviting everyone to log on and take a look.
If you haven't yet done so, be sure to check it out! SDSA Website
In a very poignant moment, Gene presented Amy Hilker with flowers and heartfelt thanks from all of us for her continued and immense support during her tenure as Manger, Business Development at Warner Bros. Entertainment. Amy, we love you and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Wrapping up the meeting, SDSA Board President Laura Richarz announced and introduced new members.
Thank you to Robert and Amy for a fun and special meeting. We look forward to the day we can all come back to the prop house and get together in person, and see your beautiful faces!
Additional thanks to Chase Helzer and Alexandra Olson for their production services and to Sandy Rose Floral for the beautiful flowers.
Best Production Design Oscar Predictions (November) Filmotomy Article
Inside the Homes From HBO's "The Undoing"
House Beautiful Article
Set Decorator Keri Lederman SDSA
The Flight Attendant Is
an Addictive Thriller With a
Flair for Interiors AD Article
Set Decorator Jessica Petruccelli SDSA
'Mank" Is a Rich Immersion Into Hollywood's Black-and-White Glory Days AD Article Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
You Can Rent the Beach House From "The Undoing" on Airbnb
Set Decorator Keri Lederman SDSA
'The Undoing' Has Drama, Suspense, and Plenty of New York Real Estate Porn AD Article Set Decorator Keri Lederman SDSA
Inside Nicole Kidman's Brownstone
from "The Undoing" Dirt Article
Set Decorator Keri Lederman SDSA
Set Decorator Spotlight Newel Props Article Set Decorator Andrew Baseman SDSA
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I would like to be able to cure COVID-19. It’s a horrid challenging time we are all living through.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I don’t know what my greatest achievement is, I hope I never know. I like to be thought of as someone who passes the ball (Ted Lasso reference there).
Which word or phrase do you use the most? "Hi there, mate." or "That’s a brilliant idea, let's do it!"
What do you look for on the Craft Services table? Coffee and chocolate
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I like being able to support our craft and the people in it. SDSA provides a great forum to do that. A big round of applause to everyone involved in keeping the organization going, their commitment is inspiring.
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