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THE BUZZ - Featuring Gia Grosso SDSA


SDSA The Buzz, Jan-Feb 2021 - Issue 1
 
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In this issue: Catch The Buzz! The 100th Issue!
Award Season begins, Members in the news and Gia Grosso in the Set Decorator Spotlight
Welcome to the 100th Issue of The Buzz!
 
It started as a suggestion during a committee meeting, that we really could use a newsletter to keep members in-the-know and connected.  Be careful what you suggest around this group, because  before you know it, you'll be heading-up that 'suggestion!' 

The first issue of The Buzz landed in email in-boxes on September 11, 2013, and here we are on February 10th, 2021 celebrating the 100th issue!  Thank you to the readers. And a very heartfelt thank you to all who have contributed to and supported this effort. To the vigilant proof-readers, information providers, spotlight participants and loyal advertisers, thank you!  It really does take a crew and you'll find the very best at the SDSA!

 
This 100th issue is jam-packed, so without further adieu, here is The Buzz!
 
The 2021 Awards Season has officially begun!

Congratulations to all of the nominees!


CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
(Searchlight Pictures) 
Production Designer Cristina Casali,
Set Decorator Charlotte Dirickx SDSA


NEWS OF THE WORLD
(Universal Pictures) 
Production Designer David Crank
Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA


TENET
(Warner Bros.) 
Production Designer Nathan Crowley
Set Decorator Kathy Lucas 


MANK
(Netflix) 
Production Designer Donald Graham Burt
Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA


EMMA
(Netflix) 
Production Designer Kave Quinn
Set Decorator Stella Fox


MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
(Netflix) 
Production Designer Mark Ricker
Set Decorators Karen O'Hara SDSA & Diana Stroughton

 
GOLDEN GLOBES
 
Congrats to SDSA Members whose films received nominations for 
Golden Globe Best Motion Picture

 
Best Motion Picture Drama
MANK - Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN - Set Decorator Rae Deslich SDSA
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - Set Decorator Andrew Baseman SDSA
Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
THE PROM - Gene Serdena SDSA
 
Congrats to SDSA Members whose television series received nominations for 
Golden Globe Best Television Series!  

 
Best Television Series Drama
RATCHED - Set Decorator Matthew Fergusson SDSA

Best Television Series Musical/Comedy
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT - Set Decorator Jessica Petruccelli SDSA

Best Television Limited Series
THE UNDOING - Set Decorator Keri Lederman SDSA
The Gutsiest Sets: A Day with THE WALKING DEAD
Get your ticket for this virtual event now!

The SDSA is proud to present A Day with the Set Decorator webinar
A Day With THE WALKING DEAD,
Set Decorator Gia Grosso SDSA takes you
behind the scenes of the show on this LIVE event.
Join us on February 27, 2021 at 10AM PST
Ticket Registration
General Membership Meeting
January 28th, 2020
Universal Studios
 
January's GMM host, Universal Studios Art Departments set a high bar with a live virtual visit to the prop house for a Mixology Experience!

SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane joined our hosts Prop Dept. Director Beverly Hadley,
Marketing & Events executive Krista Bolling, and in true virtual fashion, Universal Senior VP Production Services Jaime Crosby Zoomed in.

To the delight of all, professional Mixologist, Oliver, walked attendees through the personal cocktail kit which had been sent ahead to registered participants, and then prepared the drink for us offering insight and options to the well-crafted cocktail of the evening, the very delicious Paloma!  Cheers!
Natalie Contreras, chair of the Educational Outreach Committee, gave us a preview of the next Day With the Set Decorator event, A Day with the Walking Dead.  Set Decorator Gia Grosso starred in the first video promo, and will be leading the set tour and Q&A chat on February 27th.
Gene Serdena previewed the look of the inaugural SDSA Awards, celebrating the work of
Set Decorators and their colleagues for Best Achievement in Film.  Nomination voting is now open. Access to digital packets were emailed to all SDSA members on February 8th.
(Check your in-box!) Nomination voting closes at Noon PST on February  26th, 2021.
We’re so excited to launch this new event, the first of what we hope will become an annual feature that will expand to include other platforms, such as Television and Streaming ,in recognition of the extraordinary craftsmanship exhibited by our members and
Set Decoration and Design teams world-wide.
Thank you to Beverly, Krista and Jamie for hosting a fun and delicious, and lovely (yes, we noticed all of those beautifully staged vignettes!) meeting!

As always, thank you to our ringmaster extraordinaire, Mr. Gene Cane, and to our Events committee chair, Carol Bayne Kelly

An additional BIG thanks to the production team, JoAnn Vara, Chase Helzer and
Sebastian Ocampo.
John Lee Hancock’s The Little Things Featured in SETDECOR
Below the Line
Article

Set Decorator Susan Benjamin SDSA
Editor William Goldenberg, Production Designer David Crank Share "News of the World"
SHOOT
Article
Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA

 Snowpiercer Season Two Adds Another Train to the Track
AD
Article
Set Decorator Bobbi Allyn SDSA
4 Production Designers Explain Why They Love Working on Period Films So Much
GoldDerby
Video Interview

Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
How an iPhone filter came to the rescue for ‘Mank’ set decorator
Jan Pascale

GoldDerby
Article
Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
Set Decorators Society of America Announces First-Ever SDSA Awards
Below the Line
Article
 
 

Set Decorators Society Offers Event with The Walking Dead‘s Gia Grosso
Below the Line
Article
Set Decorator Gia Grosso SDSA


26 Secrets About "Bridgerton" From The Team Who Created It
BuzzFeed
Article

Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
Ranking the textiles and prints of Bridgerton
Lainey Gossip
Article
Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
Bridgerton Is a Bright Twist on Regency Style
AD
Article
Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
Inside ‘Dickinson’ Season 2: Apple TV+’s Rule-Breaking Hit Returns
Decider
Article
Set Decorator Marina Parker SDSA
Inside the Set Design of Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
House Beautiful
Article
Set Decorator Sarah Carter SDSA

 
‘Netflix Afterparty’ Set Blends Elements of Streamer’s Branding, Mid-Century Feel
NewscastStudio
Article
Production Designer
James Pearse Connelly SDSA (Associate)
In Ryan Murphy’s New Movie ‘The Prom,’ Los Angeles Plays Indiana and New York
Variety
Article
Set Decorator Gene Serdena SDSA
SDSA Members Featured Online

Hope you caught the virtual Q&A on February 5th with MANK Production Designer Donald Graham Burt and Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA.

Presented by Netflix and moderated by Tom Walsh, it was a true opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look with how'd-they-do-that insights from the people that did that

And kudos to Jan for her great shout outs to SDSA Business Member History for Hire!





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Founded in 2003 by experienced agents with backgrounds in production and with now over 25 years of experience and expertise in representing brands,
we are well versed in working with both the entertainment industry and corporate world,
speaking both languages.

We are the exclusive agents for some of the world’s
most iconic brands including Zippo, Sub Zero and Wolf,
Wolf Gourmet, Ole Smoky Distillery, W.R. Case & Sons, Glossier and Razor USA.
 
Above all, we value our relationships and reputation
with Set Decorators, Leadpersons and Buyers and look forward to working with you on your production. 

Join us in the Front Row!



Front Row Media, Inc.

11160 E. Mariposa Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 978-4150
Fax: (310) 978-4126
 
Contact: Mimi Clarke
Email: Mimi@frontrowmedia.com
Website:  www.frontrowmedia.com
 
Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm 
 
SDSA Member since 2008

Gia Grosso


Partial Credits:

THE WALKING DEAD 
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF
MANY COLORS

GOTTI
NOVITIATE
OUR FAMILY WEDDING
 

 
Learn more about Gia!
How she became a
Set Decorator and what inspires her.
Gia Grosso Interview
In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be a SURFER riding the TUBE!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being able to not eat BACON at EVERY meal

Which word or phrase do you use the most?
"We're gonna need a BIGGER BOAT"

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Bacon!

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
The uplifting SUPPORT, FRIENDSHIP and KINDNESS of this WONDERFUL COMMUNITY
 

Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!
 
TELEVISION DECOR

THE HUSTLER

Mystery theater? Not exactly...
In this enigmatic new game show, players seek to unearth the con!


Set Decorator John Sparano SDSA

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

Luxurious, contemporary panache...
A Hitchcockian mix of style and wit!


Set Decorator Jessica Petruccelli SDSA
FILM DECOR

THE LITTLE THINGS

Before and After...
It's the little things!


Set Decorator Susan Benjamin SDSA

THE PROM

Sparkling, glittery Broadway
meets the Midwest!


Set Decorator Gene Serdena SDSA

More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
It is with great sadness that the Set Decorators Society of America
announces the passing of these members 
DARYN-REID GOODALL
 
It is with great sadness that the Set Decorators Society of America announces the death of longtime member Daryn-Reid Goodall, on Sunday January 17th in Los Angeles, after a brief hospitalization.

Daryn was a guiding light and driving force within the SDSA, leading many events and journeys. He was a 9-time Emmy nominee for his work on MADTV and served as President and Chairman of the Board, among many leadership roles.  His talent for involving members in activities and committees, as well his energy, passion and love for the craft, made everyone who worked with him strive to be better. He was a great mentor, and many of those he mentored are working in the industry today. A skilled and enthusiastic organizer, he gave 100% to anything he worked on.

Daryn was compassionate and caring, funny and acerbic and always a quick wit.
He will be missed by all of us who were privileged to know him.

A virtual Celebration of Life is set for Saturday, February 20th at Noon PST on Zoom. The link to log-on can be found on the SDSA Calendar.

More coverage and information about Daryn'a vast contributions and accomplishments, and how to contribute stories and photos to a Book of Life, that Daryn's family is creating can be found on the SDSA website

 
JOHN FORD
 
John Ford, the longtime General Manager of EC Prop Rentals, passed away on December 17, 2020.

He was an essential part of the EC Prop crew for over 17 years.
 
John was a great supporter of the SDSA and served on the Business Member Committee.
 
In 2014, he received an SDSA Chair Award in recognition of his service to the SDSA, along with his associates at EC Prop Rentals, Steve Andruszkewicz and Paul Andruszkewicz.
 
A kind and gentle person with a beautiful smile that lit up his face, he will be missed by all of us who knew him.
 
SDSA Members are hard at work on...


Some of your favorite shows:
           
9-1-1
Set Decorator - Sinead Clancy SDSA
Set Decoration Buyers -
Natalie Contreras SDSA, Marianne Broughton SDSA (Associate)

9-1-1: LONE STAR
Set Decorator - Linda Sutton SDSA
Set Dresser - Christina Giovacchini SDSA (Associate)

ALL AMERICAN
Set Decorator - Adrianna Lopez SDSA
THE BACHELOR
Set Decorators - Raelyn Tepper SDSA, Jolene Dames

CALL YOUR MOTHER
Set Decorator - Amy Feldman SDSA
DICKINSON
Set Decorator - Marina Parker SDSA
THE EQUALIZER
Set Decorator - Jacqueline Jacobson SDSA
FATE: THE WINX SAGA
Set Decorators - Jil Turner SDSA, Karl Clifford
FOR ALL MANKIND
Set Decorator - Dianna Freas SDSA 
GOOD TROUBLE
Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA
GROWN-ISH
Set Decorator - Suzette Sheets SDSA
THE HUSTLER
Set Decorator - John Sparano SDSA
KENAN
Set Decorator - Julie Drach SDSA
LAST MAN STANDING
Set Decorator - Jerie Kelter SDSA 
THE LUMINARIES
Set Decorator - Daniel Birt SDSA
MIXED-ISH
Set Decorator - Joanne Baker SDSA
MR. MAYOR
Set Decorators - Diane Yates, Michael Voelker SDSA
PRODIGAL SON
Set Decorator - Caroline Ghertler SDSA
THE ROOKIE
Set Decorator - William De Biasio SDSA
Set Decoration Buyer - Dean Katz SDSA (Associate)

SNOWPIERCER
Set Decorator - Bobbi Allyn SDSA
SNOWFALL
Set Decorator - Amy Vuckovich SDSA
TELL ME YOUR SECRETS
Set Decorator - Selina van den Brink SDSA
THE WALKING DEAD
Set Decorator - Gia Grosso SDSA
WANDAVISION
Set Decorator - Kathy Orlando SDSA
ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
Set Decorator - Bobbi Allyn SDSA



 And movies:

ADVERSE
Set Decorator - Hernan Camacho SDSA
BLISS
Set Decorators - Claire Kaufman SDSA, Mojca Crnic

CHERRY
Set Decorators - Letizia Santucci SDSA, Adam Willis
FALLING
Set Decorator - Peter Nicolakakos SDSA
JOE BELL
Set Decorator - Les Boothe SDSA
Buyer - Monet deVilliers SDSA
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Set Decorator - Rebecca Brown SDSA
THE LITTLE THINGS
Set Decorator - Susan Benjamin SDSA
MINAMATA
Set Decorator - Kevin Downey 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:

Nola Denett SDSA
Dorit Hurst SDSA (Rejoin)
Melisa Jusufi SDSA (Rejoin)
Lee Malecki SDSA (New York)
Cynthia Anne Slagter SDSA
Selina van den Brink (NOLA)

Rachel Bartlett Schwartz SDSA (Associate) (Chicago)
Cathy Vlahogiannis SDSA (Assocaite) (Chicago)
 
Amanda Goldstein, Student (Chapman University)
Jonathan Rubenstein, Student (SCAD)



Please welcome the following Business Members:

Kelly and Company (Atlanta)

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams  - Outlet Store (Oxnard, CA)




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

 
Celebrating the Life of Daryn-Reid Goodall
Saturday, February 20th, 2021 12:00pm PST

Via ZOOM
Click HERE for the Link




SDSA Day With the Set Decorator
"The Gutsiest Sets: A Day With the Walking Dead"
Saturday, February 28th, 2021 10:00am PST

Via ZOOM
Ticketed Event. Click HERE to Register
 
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