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
Production Designer Donald Graham Burt
Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
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
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
General Membership Meeting January 28th, 2020
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
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
Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
Inside ‘Dickinson’ Season 2: Apple TV+’s Rule-Breaking Hit Returns
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
Production Designer James Pearse Connelly SDSA (Associate)
In Ryan Murphy’s New Movie ‘The Prom,’ Los Angeles Plays Indiana and New York
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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It is with great sadness that the Set Decorators Society of America
announces the passing of these members
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, 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
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
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