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THE BUZZ - Featuring Elizabeth Keenan SDSA


SDSA The Buzz, Jan-Feb 2021 - Issue 1
 
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In this issue: SDSA Event coverage, Members in the News and
Elizabeth Keenan in the Set Decorator Spotlight
Day With the Set Decorator
March 20, 2021


Day with the Set Decorator presented the gutsiest event to date, visiting with
Set Decorator Gia Grosso SDSA and her crew at THE WALKING DEAD!

Attendees from all over the U.S., as well as from Brazil, Holland, Chili and Germany
were treated to a very special behind-the-scenes look and tour of
"How they do what they do" with Gia and her crew
Set Decorator Gia Grosso SDSA
took us inside the world of Set Decoration and all things Walking Dead!
Leadman Kenneth Nelson walked us through weapons,
Gang Boss Shawn Upthegrove got straight to the blood and guts of the show and 
Buyer Bethany Arriagada demonstrated how to best make 1,800 fish in a hurry!
Gia decorates a set with curated objects as Shawn decorates with blood!
We tagged along as Gia shopped for the show at Kelly & Company Antiques
SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane and Set Decorator Gia Grosso SDSA
during the Q&A portion of the program 
Thank you to the Business Members that sponsored this special event!
 Cooper Lace | LCW Props | Made 2 Measure Design & Upholstery

And a special thanks to Gia Grosso, Chase Helzer and Natalie Contreras
for all of the work they did to give us this special inside peek at the world
of set decoration and all things Walking Dead!!

 
 Did you miss this spectacular event, or want to watch it again? 
You can now rent
Day With the Set Decorator: The Walking Dead
General Membership Meeting
March 18th, 2020
1 Rent Place| Air Sky Store | Kelly & Company Antiques | Technical Props
 
The March GMM took place the day after St. Patrick's Day with the apropos theme of...
"The Cure for your St. Patrick's Day Hangover"

This 'traveling' meeting kicked-off in New York with Jake Baer introducing his new venture 1 Rent Place, an online marketplace of luxury design dealers from all over the US and Canada. Jake offered up his best hangover cure and a raffle prize.

Next we headed south to Fayetteville, GA where Kelly Batcho greeted us at Kelly & Company Antiques. Kelly had quite the list of hangover cures and brought us, along with Set Decorator Gia Grosso SDSA, on a tour of her shop, showing off some of the finds currently available, and another raffle prize.
Staying in the south, we hopped over to East Point, GA and caught up with Don and Geraldine Kaeding at Technical Props, the one-stop shop for all of your scientific lab and medical set needs. Tech Props relocated from Los Angeles during the COVID shutdown and Gerri showed us every inch of their new space!  Don offered up an animated Irish jig along with a list of hangover remedies and helped Gerri to give away several raffle prizes.

"I'm leaving on a jet plane"... literally! Andrew Gaddis from Air Sky Store then took us across the country to California from inside their Boeing 737 Main Cabin standing set, showing off all of the amenities and features of this aircraft and store.  Andrew served up a little 'hair of the dog" on his airline cart, gave us a look at their Executive Jet set and offered up a raffle prize as well!
SDSA President Laura Richarz and Executive Director Gene Cane delivered the 'business' portion of our meeting, updating everyone on the success of the most recent 'Day With the Set Decorator' event, sharing the nominees for the SDSA Awards - Film 2020, and welcoming the  newest members to the SDSA.

Thank you to our hosts in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles for a fun and remedy-filled meeting!

SETDECOR Shines Spotlight on Sets for Netflix's BRIDGERTON
Below the Line
Article

Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
'News of the World' Featurette Revisits the Dusty Western Towns of Tom Hanks Epic
MovieWeb
Article
Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA
'Judas and the Black Messiah' review – truly gripping Black Panther drama
The Guardian
Article
Set Decorator Rebecca Brown SDSA
Promising Young Woman’ and ‘News of the World’ Among Inaugural Set Decorators Awards Nominations
Variety
Article

 
Set Decorators Society of America Releases Nominees for First Film Awards
Below the Line
Article
 
An Exclusive Look at the Making of Mank
AD
Article
 Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
 

The Most Iconic Pieces of Decor in Film and TV History
House Beautiful
Article
Set Decorator David Schlesinger SDSA
How American Horror Story Helped WandaVision's Set Designer With That Awesome Halloween Episode
Cinema Blend
Article

Set Decorator Kathy Orlando SDSA
SDSA Members Featured Online

On March 18th, 2021, Kimberly Wannop SDSA, shared the lessons she’s learned on set in hit shows like “The Good Place,” “Veep,” and “Parks & Recreation” in a webinar put on by her alma materJefferson, Textile, and Philadelphia University, titled, Setting the Scene: Tips from Hollywood
 










 
Propcart

Did you know Propcart.com founder Richard Scotten has been living in prop houses for the past year?

In 2018, Richard launched the first online marketplace for prop houses and set decorators. Propcart has since grown to over 70 vendors in Los Angeles, NYC and Vancouver, and 250,000 props.

Impressed with Propcart's user-friendly design, 16 prop houses and cleared art galleries have ordered their own bespoke website powered by Propcart tech.  But when they asked him to add rental tracking, Richard hit a wall.

He knew nothing about prop rental operations. And he needed to learn fast.

The only way was to become the Daniel Day-Lewis method actor of prop rentals and live that #PropHouseLife.

Richard found two clients who let him live in their prop house and collaborate on the rental software, which has grown into a feature-rich suite of tools.  

Check out 
Propcart Pro, software designed for prop houses.


Propcart
3900 W. Alameda Ave, Suite 1200
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (323) 507-4716
 
Contact: Richard Scotten
Email: richard@propcart.com
Website:  https://propcart.com
 
SDSA Member since 2018

ELIZABETH KEENAN


Partial Credits:

BULLET TRAIN
 
NEWS OF THE WORLD

THE GLORIAS


WINDOWS

A WRINKLE IN TIME

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

SELMA

BAD WORDS

A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III
In a Few Words...


Which talent would you most like to have?
The talent that I would LOVE to have would be the ability to visually record my dreams. THAT and the ability to speak, read and write about fifteen languages fluently, as my favorite thing in the world to do is travel, meet people, and have adventures.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
After having lived a pretty creatively-fulfilling life,
taking lots of chances, and having LOADS of fun, my greatest achievement is realizing that it’s the small things in life that matter the most: kindness toward others, helping people when they need it, reading wonderful books, and truly appreciating the ever-fulfilling
beauty of N A T U R E


Which word or phrase do you use the most?
Ooh…I’ll have some of THAT!
Fuck-It, we’re doing it anyway!
What time does the pool close?
Fill it to the TOP! I don’t want to be a bother later…


What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Guacamole! Avocado halves sporting tuna scoops in their holes, and the occasional hard-glazed, old fashioned doughnut.

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
Community!
Our jobs have become so difficult that banding together feels like a family where we can seek guidance, learn how someone with more experience handles certain
obstacles, discuss salaries/deal points, etc.
Attending meetings also makes me feel like a grown-up and that I’m not alone.


 

 
Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!
 
TELEVISION DECOR

BRIDGERTON

Behind the Scenes!
The Sets of BRIDGERTON - Part 1


Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
FILM DECOR

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Witty sets replete with Easter eggs,
and revelatory symbolism!


Set Decorator Rae Deslich SDSA

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Illuminating each movement & personality, the sets give us instant backstories!

Set Decorator Andrew Baseman SDSA

More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...


Some of your favorite shows:
           
CITY ON A HILL
Set Decorator - Becca Meis SDSA
Assistant Set Decorator - Sean Haines SDSA

COUNTRY COMFORT
Set Decorator - Julie Drach SDSA
EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE OKAY
Set Decorator - Kelsey Fowler SDSA
FAMILY REUNION
Set Decorator - Roya Parivar SDSA

GOOD GIRLS
Set Decorator - Peggy Casey SDSA
GREY'S ANATOMY
Set Decorator - Nicole Cramer SDSA
HELPSTERS
Set Decorator - Jessica Petruccelli SDSA
HOME ECONOMICS
Set Decorator - Bryan John Venegas SDSA
MADE FOR LOVE
Set Decorators -
Linette McCowan SDSA, Melisa Jusufi SDSA 

THE MASKED SINGER
Set Decorator - Raelyn Tepper SDSA
Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA (Associate)

THE NEVERS
Set Decorator - Tina Jones SDSA
NEW AMSTERDAM
Assistant Set Decorator - Sean Haines SDSA
THE UNITED STATES OF AL
Set Decorator - Susan Mina Eschelbach SDSA
THEM
Set Decorators -
Cynthia Anne Slagter SDSA, Wilhelm Pfau SDSA 



 And movies:

BOSS LEVEL
Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA
CHAOS WALKING
Set Decorators - Frank Galline SDSA, Martine Kazemirchuk

CHERRY
Set Decorators - Letizia Santucci SDSA, Adam Willis
THE COURIER
Set Decorator - Charlotte Dirickx SDSA

GODZILLA vs. KONG
Set Decorators - Rebecca Cohen SDSA, Ronald R. Reiss
MOXIE
Set Decorator - Kimberly Wannop SDSA
OPERATION VARSITY BLUES: THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL
Set Decorator - Linette McCowan SDSA
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE BOB ON THE RUN
Set Decorator - Carla Curry SDSA
YES DAY
Set Decorator - Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
ZACH SYNDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE
Art Director - Beauchamp Fontaine SDSA (Additional Photography) 




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:

Tanja Deshida SDSA (Chicago)
Daphne Hayes SDSA (Atlanta)
Jeanette Scott SDSA (Texas)



Please welcome the following Business Members:

1RentPlace (Long Island City, NY)
Covoc Corporation (Fullerton, CA)
Everything Props (Harrison, NY)
Found Rental Company (Fullerton, 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

 
SDSA Awards - Film 2020
Voting Deadline
Monday, March 29th, 2021 

Click HERE for the Link



SDSA Awards - Film 2020
Awards Announced
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 

Via YouTube
Click HERE for the Link

 
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