The prop house loading dock was dressed to party by host Robert Greenfield and
his very talented team. It was a fun evening of drinks, food and camaraderie.
The meeting portion of the evening was helmed by our Executive Director Gene Cane
and Board Member, VP Business Members, JoAnn Vara of Bridge Props.
SDSA President Gene Serdena and host Robert Greenfield also took a moment
to address the crowd. Ron Franco made the announcement that the much anticipated SDSA Luncheon will be back in the spring. Rebranded as the SDSA Honors,
this will be an in-person event. Set Decorator Mary Ann Biddle will be honored.
Thank you to Warner Bros. Property Dept./Drapery Dept. for a wonderful evening.
General Membership Meeting October 20th, 2022
Hosted by Dapper Cadaver
If it's October, you can count on Dapper Cadaver hosting their
annual SDSA Costume Party! This year's theme was '80s Horror!
Attendees of the virtual party enjoyed a tour of Dapper Cadaver's
prop house in Madison, Wisconsin, some haunted cocktail recipes,
ghoulish horror movie trivia, and a fun trick or treat down memory lane
with everyone recalling their favorite childhood costumes, treats and traditions.
Executive Director Gene Cane led a brief announcement of recent
SDSA achievements and upcoming events.
Thank you to Eileen and BJ Winslow, and the gang at Dapper Cadaver
for a spooky-tacular evening!
And winner of the Best Costume Contest goes to....
SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane!
SDSA EMMY PARTY September 1st, 2022
Hosted by Astek/On Air Design
The hottest party of the year, on the hottest day of the year, which lent itself to the evening's theme, Havana Nights!
Astek Wallcoverings/On Air Designs hosted the 2022 SDSA Emmy Party on Thursday September 1st, serving up delicious food, swanky cocktails, and raffle prizes. The event celebrated the Production Design/Set Decoration nominees for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Set Decorator nominees took the stage to give their thank you speeches.
The effervescent duo, JoAnn Vara and Gene Cane hosted the awards program which also included SDSA Awards - Television 2021 framed certificates being handed out. The evening also saw the return of the Community Outreach Committee Silent Art Auction benefiting Set for Life which helps foster youth transitioning out of care.
The SDSA would like to send a heartfelt THANKS to the wonderful set decorators who volunteered to appear for a Q&A Panel at the NY School for Interior Design.
Thank you, Lydia Marks SDSA, Ellen Christiansen SDSA, and Lindsay Stephen SDSA.
It was a huge success and a great Educational Outreach for
alternative careers for future Interior Designers!
SDSA Holiday Party December 6th, 2022
Hosted by Prop Source
The SDSA folks in Atlanta enjoyed a holiday wonderland that
on any other day would be known as Prop Source!
Delicious food, spirits and merriment ensued, along with raffle prizes
as well as treats for the kids who attended.
SDSA Chairman of the Board Chase Helzer, Vice President Rosemary Brandenburg
and Board Member Melissa Arcaro caught everyone up on SDSA happenings
and distributed raffle prizes, including a beautiful floral arrangement from
SDSA Business Member, Bloom Atlanta
A very merry thank you to Rich Reams and Prop Source
for kicking off the holiday in style!
SDSA Halloween Party October 21st, 2022
Hosted by Technical Props Inc.
Ghostly good fun was had by all at the SDSA Halloween Party
hosted by Tech Props in Atlanta.
Themed spirit offerings at the bar, tasty delights and decorations made
the evening special. Raffle prizes were also a hit!
Thank you to Tech Props Don & Gerri Kaeding
Inside the Spectacular Filming Locations of "The Crown," Season 5 Elle Decor Article
Set Decorator Alison Harvey SDSA
$200,000 'The Crown' Theft Almost Sparked Murder Investigation After Police Found Dummy Corpse
in River Variety Article
Set Decorator Alison Harvey SDSA
‘The Patient’ Set Decorator Shares 4 Killer Details You May Have Missed Decider Article Set Decorator Lisa Son SDSA
American Gigolo Set Decorator Dorit Hurst on Drawing Inspiration From a Character’s Backstory and Working With Jon Bernthal Below the Line Article
Set Decorator Dorit Hurst SDSA
Succession, Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi Big Winners at SDSA Awards Television Below the Line Article
How ‘Better Call Saul’ Recreated ‘Breaking Bad’s’ Most Iconic Set
Variety Article Set Decorator Ashley Michelle Marsh SDSA
‘Babylon’: Margot Robbie and Diego Calva Will Campaign for Lead Oscars Despite Paramount FYC Site Error (EXCLUSIVE) Variety Article Set Decorator Anthony Carlino SDSA
Production Designer Florencia Martin SDSA
Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design – The World of ‘Wakanda’ Brings the Only Black Winner Back to the Race Variety Article
Bullet Train May Take Place Aboard a Japanese High-Speed Shinkansen, But It Was Filmed in L.A. AD Article Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA
How to get a job as a Set Decorator Los Angeles Times Article Set Decorators Brandi Kalish SDSA
Rae Deslich SDSA
Andrew Baseman SDSA
Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
How 'Severance' perfected its creepy, beautiful visual language
TV Decorating and Inside of the show Dynasty with Cindy Carr
Go For Set Dec Podcast
Set Decorators Cindy Carr SDSA
Shanna Worsham SDSA
Jennifer Lukeheart - Set Decorator "Hacks", "The White Lotus", "Gaslit"
Decorating Pages Podcast
Set Decorators Jennifer Lukeheart SDSA
Kimberly Wannop SDSA
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TROVE’s prices are unbeatable and our helpful team can help make the buying process seamles. TROVE is open 7 days a week with free parking in our lot. We offer a generous rewards program that lets you earn points toward discounts on future purchases.
TROVE’s consignment process is also extremely easy, with no appointments required. SDSA members receive a VIP commission rate of 50% on all consigned items.
Stop by TROVE today to learn more!
2008 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (424) 256-2861
9-1-1 Set Decorators - Karin L. McGaughey SDSA, Christine Deal 1923 Set Decorator - Carla Curry SDSA A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY Set Decorator - Summer Eubanks SDSA ALASKA DAILY Set Decorators -
Janessa Hitsman SDSA (Pilot), Victoria Söderholm ALL AMERICAN Set Decorator - Adrianna Lopez SDSA ALL AMERICAN : HOMECOMING Set Decorators- Raelyn Tepper SDSA, Beth Wooke SDSA AMERICAN GIGOLO Set Decorator - Dorit Hurst SDSA AMERICAN HORROR STORY Set Decorators -
Rich Murray, Meagan Miller-McKeever SDSA Associate ANDOR Set Decorator - Rebecca Alleway SDSA BAD MONKEY Set Decorator - Gia Grosso SDSA BARMAGEDDON Production Designer - James P. Connelly SDSA, Associate BIG SHOT Set Decorator - Jennifer Mueller SDSA BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA Set Decorator - Anne Shea SDSA THE CALLING Set Decorator - Michael Nallan SDSA CHICAGO P.D. Set Decorator - Tricia Schneider SDSA CSI: LAS VEGAS Set Decorator - Stephanie Beaurain SDSA DAHMER - MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY Set Decorator - Melissa Licht SDSA
Production Designer - Matthew Flood Ferguson SDSA DAYS OF OUR LIVES Production Designer - Tom Early SDSA DEAD TO ME Set Decorator - Linette McCown EAST NEW YORK Set Decorator - Shannon Finnerty SDSA ECHO 3 Set Decorator - Lauree Martell SDSA FATE: THE WINX SAGA Set Decorator - Kevin Downey SDSA GEORGE & TAMMY Set Decorator - James V. Kent SDSA GREY'S ANATOMY Set Decorator - Nicole Cramer SDSA HELL'S KITCHEN Set Decorator - Heidi Miller SDSA HOME ECONOMICS Set Decorator - Judi Giovanni SDSA INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Set Decorator - Selina van den Brink SDSA LAW & ORDER Set Decorators -
Nicole Montagnino SDSA, Jillian McMahon LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ Set Decorator - Peter M. Gurski SDSA OUT OF OFFICE Set Decorator - John Sparano SDSA NCIS: HAWAI'I Set Decorator - Linda Lee Sutton SDSA NCIS: LOS ANGELES Set Decorator - Marianne Broughton SDSA QUANTUM LEAP Set Decorator - Tim Stepeck SDSA REBOOT Set Decorator - Michael Voelker SEAL TEAM Set Decorator - Sandy Struth SDSA SURFSIDE GIRLS Set Decorator - Lauree Martell SDSA THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS Set Decorator - Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo SDSA THE BIG BRUNCH Set Decorator - Heidi Miller SDSA THE CLEANING LADY Set Decorator - Libbe Green SDSA
Assistant Set Decorator - Patrick Duncan THE GOOD DOCTOR Set Decorator - Kate Marshall SDSA THE GOOD FIGHT Set Decorator - Shannon Nallan SDSA THE HANDMAID'S TALE Set Decorator - Rob Hepburn SDSA HOME ECONOMICS Set Decorator - Judi Giovanni SDSA LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Set Decorators - John Michael Holden, Rebecca Meis DeMarco SDSA (Pilot) THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Set Decorator - Victor Zolfo SDSA (eps 1-2) THE L WORD: GENERATION Q Set Decorator - Siobhan O'Brien SDSA THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS Set Decorator - Shauna Aronson SDSA THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY Set Decorator - Amber Haley SDSA THE NEIGHBORHOOD Set Decorator - Ron Olsen SDSA THE OVAL Set Decorator - Devita Walker SDSA THE RESIDENT Set Decorator - Devita Walker SDSA THE ROOKIE Set Decorator - William De Biasio SDSA THE WALKING DEAD Set Decorator - Gia Grosso SDSA THE WATCHER Set Decorators -
Michael Nallan SDSA, Melanie J. Baker SDSA
Production Designer - Matthew Flood Ferguson SDSA THE WHITE LOTUS: CIAO Set Decorator - Letizia Santucci SDSA TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN Set Decorator - Cathy T. Marshall SDSA TULSA KING Set Decorator - Janessa Hitsman SDSA THE VILLAINS OF VALLEY VIEW Set Decorator - Emily Dawson Trent SDSA Associate WALKER Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA WEDNESDAY Set Decorators -
Rob Hepburn SDSA, David Morison WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALES Set Decorator - Linette McCown SDSA
Assistant Set Decorator - Marianne Broughton SDSA Associate YOUNG ROCK Set Decorator - Kellie Jo Tinney SDSA YOUNG SHELDON Set Decorator - Richard C. Walker SDSA
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Set Decorator - Ernestine Hipper SDSA AMSTERDAM Set Decorator - Patricia Cuccia SDSA BABYLON Set Decorator - Anthony Carlino SDSA
Production Designer - Florencia Martin SDSA BLACK ADAM Set Decorator - Larry Dias SDSA BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE Set Decorator - Gabrielle Rosenberg SDSA BONES AND ALL
Set Decorator - Merissa Lombardo SDSA BROS Set Decorator - Melissa Levander SDSA CALL JANE Set Decorator - Lauren Crawford SDSA THE CURE OF BRIDGE HOLLOW Set Decorator - Nik Morgan SDSA DEVOTION Set Decorator - Merissa Lombardo SDSA DISENCHANTED Set Decorator- Jenny Orman SDSA THE FABELMANS
Set Decorator - Karen O'Hara SDSA THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER Set Decorators -
Chuck Potter, Lisa Scoppa SDSA (New Jersey) HOCUS POCUS 2 Set Decorator - Andrew Baseman SDSA LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE Set Decorators - Léa-Valérie Létourneau,
Suzanne Cloutier, Matthw Birtch, Shannon Nallan SDSA LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE Set Decorator - Kathy Orlando SDSA THE MENU Set Decorator - Gretchen Gattuso SDSA MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE
Set Decorators - Susan Benjamin SDSA, Candice Cardasis MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM Set Decorator - Laura Wallgren SDSA RAYMOND & RAY Set Decorator - Elizabeth Keenan SDSA SHE SAID Set Decorator - Phillipa Culpepper SDSA SLUMBERLAND Set Decorators - Daniel Birt SDSA, Jeffrey Melvin SDSA SMILE Set Decorator - Shelia Bock SDSA SPRITED Set Decorator- Lori Mazuer SDSA TÁR
Set Decorators - Ernestine Hipper SDSA WHITE BIRD: A WONDER STORY Set Decorators - Nora Sopková SDSA, Iveta Kyjáková WHITE NOISE Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA
Anthony Carlino SDSA, Set Decorator
Philippa Culpepper SDSA Set Decorator
Kelsi Ephraim SDSA, Set Decorator Eric Frankel, Set Decorator (Move from Associate)
Ernestine Hipper SDSA, Set Decorator (Germany)
Kait Murphy SDSA, Set Decorator
Michael Nallan SDSA, Set Decorator
Nisa Schoonhoven SDSA, Set Decorator
Raquel Tarbet SDSA, Set Decorator
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Amanda "Mandy" Thayer SDSA
Amanda “Mandy” Thayer passed away December 11th after a long battle with cancer.
A longtime prop house fixture, a great friend to many and a fervent supporter of the SDSA, Mandy had her finger on the pulse of the Set Decoration world.
Mandy’s children and grandchildren are industry professionals, something that brought pride and joy.
A visit with Mandy was a great long chat. Mandy will be missed by the entire Set Decoration community.
Memorial services are pending.
Marvin March SDSA
Legendary Set Decorator Marvin March passed away October 31st.
Highly respected not only for his work in widely diverse productions, he was also a kind and generous Gentleman bringing visibility to the art of Set Decoration.
Mr. March began his career in 14 working in both television and film before transitioning exclusively to feature films. Through his remarkable body of work, Marvin received 5 Academy Award Nominations and served, with distinction, as the Set Decoration Governor for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Marvin was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from
The Set Decorators Society of America,
an organization of which he was a founding member.
Upon retirement in 1998, Mr. March continued to be involved in the world of Set Decoration giving his time and knowledge to the history and education
of the art of the cinematic craft.
SDSA Awards - Film 2022
January 5th, 2023