SDSA members gathered for a Potluck Luncheon, bringing side dishes and desserts to add to the meal provided by Faux Library. Friends caught up, new members were introduced and SDSA President Laura Richarz filled us in on all of the work that's gone on since we last saw each other. The website was overhauled, online meetings brought members together in one place from all over the world, Day With the Set Decorator went online from Atlanta for the first time and the SDSA Awards were successfully launched!
Executive Director Gene Cane was the Master of the Raffle, pulling tickets for delicious gift baskets provided by Faux Library and a gift certificate to The Last Bookstore from Dapper Cadaver
Charitable donations were made to Studio City Chamber of Commerce's Adopt a Senior Program. This year they will be providing blankets and grocery gift cards this holiday.
A big thank you to our gracious host Marc E. Meyer Jr. and Faux Library Studio Props!
SDSA Holiday Party
December 10, 2021
They were puttin' on the ritz at Newel Props last Friday night!
It's clear that Newel's Christine Murray and 1RentPlace's Jake Baer know how to throw a great party and lucky for us photographer Steve Conrad caught it on camera! (These photos are just the tip of the iceberg! For more, check out Newel Props social media.)
Old friends and new enjoyed a beautiful setting turned out for the holidays, along with a selection of scrumptious nibbles and spirits, and a gift bag to boot!
Thank you Newel Props!
SDSA Holiday Party
December 11, 2021
Beaux Arts Home West
Southern hospitality was in full swing for the SDSA Holiday gathering in Atlanta!
Hosted by Beaux Arts Home West, folks enjoyed being able to finally get together in person for delicious sips, snax's and some good cheer!
Door prizes from Beaux Arts Home West and SDSA Business Member Bloom Atlanta were awarded to lucky winners. The gathering also supported the local charity, Atlanta Union Mission - My Sister's Home.
A good time was had by all!
Thank you to Kenneth Knight and Lisa Thompson Rubin of Beaux Arts Home West
SETDECOR Highlights Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog Below the Line Article
Green Store Inc. /MGP™
Green Store Inc./MGP™ was established in 1997.
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We use multiple colors and species of bamboo in our product line. Bamboo is durable and elegant. It is versatile, and can be used in modern, minimalistic or tropical settings.
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We offer a beautiful line of Plantation teak wood products, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
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I would love to be able to illustrate at a professional
level — like the folks who work at Marvel and Lucasfilm. I’m always blown away by their artistry.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I’ve had some lovely moments professionally of which I’m very satisfied, but helping create the SDSA Awards (both Film and Television) has been deeply rewarding. It’s an event that’s helped legitimize our organization on a new level, and has enormous growth potential.
Which word or phrase do you use the most?
When we’re in the zone at work, virtually all sentences are preceded by, “Dude,…”
Examples: “Dude, seriously?” “Dude, check this.”
And variants such as, “Whatcha think, Dude?”
What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
I’m the guy that opens the refrigerator and stares inside with a kind of existential dread, wishing for something brilliant to emerge. The whole situation has flipped due to Covid, so no one seems to linger unnecessarily at crafty.
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I’d place myself squarely in the artist introvert lane, so until I joined the Board at SDSA, I was always a fringe player. When I was first approached to join the Board,
I hesitated. A fellow member best put it (paraphrasing): Many of us have benefitted from the work of generations that came before us. In our successes (and failures) we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge that’s important to share with others.
The Board members generously allowed me to circle the campfire and listen to their discussions, until I felt comfortable enough to contribute. The reception I’ve received has been so warm and appreciative. The SDSA and SDSA Business membership are really decent people who have an interest in promoting our craft and the businesses who support us.
For folks who haven’t availed themselves of the opportunities of membership — because all our lives get busy, and the demands of our careers can be quite exhausting — if you can carve out some slice of time to contribute, the benefits of service are immeasurable,
and you will meet some lovely people along the way.
It’s a tough business, and we need as many friends and colleagues as we can get.
1883 Set Decorator - Carla Curry SDSA AND JUST LIKE THAT... Set Decorator - Carol Silverman SDSA COWBOY BEBOP Set Decorator - Anneke Botha SDSA DYNASTY Set Decorator - Cindy Carr SDSA GOSSIP GIRL Set Decorator - Rich Devine SDSA HARLEM Set Decorator - Kara Zeigon SDSA HAWKEYE Set Decorator - Missy Parker SDSA IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA Set Decorator - Jerie Kelter SDSA LOST IN SPACE Set Decorator - Janessa Hitsman SDSA MACGRUBER Set Decorator - Wilhelm Pfau SDSA POWER BOOK II: GHOST Set Decorator - Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo SDSA RIVERDALE Set Decorator - Denise Nadredre SDSA STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Set Decorator - Peter P. Nicolakakos SDSA THE EXPANSE Set Decorators - Justin Craig SDSA, Brendan Doran THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS Set Decorator - Alison Korth SDSA
A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN Set Decorator - Michelle Schluter-Ford SDSA BEING THE RICARDOS Set Decorator - Ellen Brill SDSA CYRANO Set Decorator - Katie Spencer SDSA GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Set Decorators - Paul Healy, Peter Lando SDSA (Supervising),
Kelsey Fowler SDSA (Add'l Photography) HOUSE OF GUUCI Set Decorator - Letizia Santucci SDSA KING RICHARD
Set Decorators -
Amy Wells SDSA, Brana Rosenfeld LICORICE PIZZA Set Decorator - Ryan Watson SDSA MINAMATA Set Decorator - Kevin Downey SDSA SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Set Decorator - Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS Set Decorators
Lisa Brennan, Barbara Munch SDSA (US) THE TENDER BAR
Set Decorator - Melissa Levander SDSA TICK, TICK...BOOM! Set Decorator - Lydia Marks SDSA
Buyer - Nola Dennett SDSA (Associate) WEST SIDE STORY Set Decorator - Rena DeAngelo SDSA
SDSA Business Member Aisling Flowers makes it into And Just Like That...
on HBO Max.
While the fourth musketeer 'Samantha' may not be in this iteration of the Sex and the City universe, her presence was felt and in the second episode with a little help from a stunning floral arrangement and the Aisling Flowers card that came with it!
Please welcome the following Members:
Claire Sanchez SDSA, Set Decorator (NOLA)
Diana Stoughton SDSA, Set Decorator (East Coast)
Yesmin Zolan SDSA, Set Decorator (Germany)
Gina Kim, Friend
Todd Smith, Friend
London Muir, Student (College of the Canyons)
Andrea Tanchez, Student (WLAC/HCPR)
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!
The SDSA can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
Vimeo and Instagram!
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?