In this issue: SDSA members gather at in-person meetings in Los Angeles, SDSA Awards - Television 2021 announced and Kelsey Fowler SDSA is in the Set Decorator Spotlight
General Membership Meeting June 30th, 2022
Hosted by Art Pic
Thursday June 30th, Marina Keiser and Art Pic hosted a Summer Evening
General Membership Meeting, with dinner by Taco Truck Savage Tacos…oh so good
and Aperol Spritzers too!
Host Marina raffled off four exquisite pieces of original art to some lucky winners,
and guests mingled inside among the artwork and outside with blooming vines covering
the gates for a bucolic setting.
Executive Director Gene Cane and Business Member/Board Member JoAnn Vara led a brief announcement of recent SDSA achievements and upcoming events
Thank you to Marina Keiser and Art Pic for artful evening!
General Membership Meeting July 21st, 2022
Hosted by Haptor Barrett
It was so good to be back at the L.A. Mart for the July SDSA General Membership Meeting hosted by Greg Haptor and Haptor Barrett.
Guests were treated to delicious bites and beverages in a beautiful showroom.
The furnishings were so comfortable that it was hard to leave! Door prizes were raffled and members updated on the latest SDSA happenings. Greg Haptor provided some fascinating insight into the family business and let our decorator members know that they are there
to work with you!
Thank you to Greg, Alejandra, Elvira and everyone at Haptor Barrett for a lovely evening!
SDSA Awards Video Announcement
The SDSA Awards - Television 2021 were announced yesterday.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients!
Did you know that the video announcements for the SDSA awards are
produced and crewed by many SDSA members who volunteer for the project?!
The SDSA Awards - Television 2021 Awards announcement Cast & Crew
Andabig SDSA Thank You to
Beverly Hadley and Krista Boling at Universal Studios
SDSA Awards - Television 2021 Awards Announcement
All Soaps to Compete in
Set Decorators Society of America Awards Soap Central Article
Marvel Gets 19 Emmy Nominations Including Chadwick Boseman, 'Moon Knight' Cosmic Book News Article
Set Decorator Claudio Bonfe SDSA
Film Crew Files:
'Stranger Things' Edition
WABE Article Assistant Set Decorator Amy Darsey SDSA Associate
Nina Ruscio On Deepening Cassie’s Journey Through the Mind Palace for ‘The Flight Attendant’
AwardsDaily Article Set Decorator Matt Callahan SDSA
Business Member Ken Haber Photography
Set Decorators Announce Television Nominees for SDSA Awards, Where Lizzo Will Take on Harry Potter Below the Line Article
Set Decorator Brandi Kalish Provides Double Duty Designs on ‘American Horror Story’ Awards Daily Article Set Decorator Brandi Kalish SDSA
Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) nominations for television and music video include ‘Severance,’ ‘Dickinson,’ Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” Awards Watch Article
Nice to see ABC Network acknowledge the SDSA Awards and nominees Jerie Kelter SDSA and Stephan Olson on their official social media!
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In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have?
Does teleportation count? I often feel like I need to be in 5 places at once, opening set, on a scout, a zoom meeting, going through buyers' photographs, meeting with my lead person or production designer or running in to solve an issue on set. If I could teleport quickly to these things and then home to bed I’d be thrilled!
Realistically, I wish I had better drawing skills!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That I have made a career doing something I love.
I grew up in Kansas without knowing that this was something that I could do for a living, and now I can't imagine doing anything else.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
“That’s the jalapeño!”
Let me explain that... While working on a show I accidentally dropped a jalapeno outside a taco truck set and left it. When the on set dresser came in for the day, he asked if I left it there on purpose or if he should clean it up. I told him it was on purpose. The next time we opened a new set and he saw a couple stray candy wrappers on a desk, he asked if that was 'the jalapeno' and I said ‘yes’. ‘That’s the jalepeno’ has become the small set decoration pieces that you instinctively want to clean up but are left on purpose to bring life to a set!
What do you look for on the Craft Services table? I'm a long term vegan with a couple mild food allergies, so I'm always asking questions especially since covid has done away with the self serve crafty table. I definitely favor a savory snack, but have been known to get pretty excited over apple slices with peanut butter!
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
The sense of community is one of the greatest benefits. This is a very resourceful and talented group of people with a wealth of knowledge to share. When you are the only decorator on a busy show, it is easy to feel like you're an island. Being part of the SDSA has changed that for me, and I love how we often uplift and celebrate each other and our amazing body of work.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Set Decorator - Diana Stoughton SDSA BLACK BIRD Set Decorator - Monica Monserrate SDSA CITY ON A HILL Set Decorator - Becca Meis SDSA
Assistant Set Decorators - Sean Haines SDSA, Alexa Montesa GOOD TROUBLE Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA MS. MARVEL Set Decorators - Karuna Karmarkar SDSA, Kathy Orlando SDSA PAPER GIRLS Set Decorators - Sophie Neudorfer SDSA, Katelyn Zenie POWER BOOK II: RAISING KANAN Set Decorator - Karin Wiesel-Holmes SDSA PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN Set Decorator - Keri Lederman SDSA SEE Set Decorator - Sandy Walker SDSA SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW Set Decorator - Claudia Bonfe SDSA TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD Set Decorator - David Hack SDSA
Assistant Set Decorator - Kelly Miller SDSA Associate
Art Department Coordinator - Chase Helzer SDSA Associate THE PATIENT Set Decorator - Lisa Son SDSA UNCOUPLED Set Decorator - Gabrielle Rosenberg SDSA WESTWORLD Set Decorator - Bryan John Venegas SDSA
BULLET TRAIN Set Decorator - Elizabeth Keenan SDSA EMILY THE CRIMINAL Set Decorator - Walter Barnett, Corey Stram SDSA I LOVE MY DAD Set Decorator - Prena Chawla SDSA LOOK BOTH WAYS Set Decorator - Laura Wallgren SDSA MACK & RITA Set Decorators - Laura Evans SDSA, Devynne Lauchner ME TIME
Set Decorator - Melissa Levander SDSA MR. MALCOLM'S LIST Set Decorators -
Jenny Oman SDSA, Emma Lowney NOPE Set Decorator - Gene Serdena SDSA SAMARITAN Set Decorator - Lynne Mitchell SDSA SECRET HEADQUARTERS Set Decorator - Claudette Didul SDSA THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING Set Decorator- Lisa Thompson SDSA VENGEANCE
Set Decorators - Marcia Calosio SDSA, David Hack SDSA
Claudia Bonfe SDSA, Set Decorator (Move from Associate)
Lauren Crawford SDSA, Set Decorator (New York)
Nancy McIlvaney SDSA, Set Decorator
Shannon Nallan SDSA, Set Decorator (New York)
Lisa Scoppa SDSA, Set Decorator (New York)
Minna Moily SDSA, Associate (New York)
Chelsea Mondelli SDSA, Associate (New York)