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THE BUZZ - Issue #12 Dec 2022


SDSA The Buzz, December 2022 - Issue 12
 
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In this issue:  SDSA members gather in-person in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta,
Members in the news, on podcasts and in SetDecor, and all the news you want to know!
Welcome Michelle Bufano!

Michelle Bufano is our new
SDSA Executive Assistant helping
SDSA Executive Director Gene Cane
in the office.

Michelle is in the SDSA office from
10am to 2pm  daily.

Come on by and meet her and share what you have been up to!
General Membership Meeting
November 17th, 2022
Hosted by Warner Bros. Property Dept.
As we returned to in-person events, Warner Bros. Property Dept./Drapery Dept.
continued their tradition of hosting the always well-attended
November SDSA General Membership meeting. 

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. 


A big Thank You, to our hosts
Astek Wallcoverings/On Air Designs



Florals by Sandy Rose Floral Inc.
SDSA Awards framed by
U-Frame-It Gallery

SDSA Educates Future Set Decorators at NYSID!

 
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
Explaining Hollywood:
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
CNN
Article

Set Decorator
Andrew Baseman SDSA
Netflix’s ‘Uncoupled’ Dives Into the World of High-End Manhattan
Real Estate

Frederick Magazine
Article
Set Decorators

Gabrielle Rosenberg SDSA
Michael Nallan SDSA

 


Beyond the Palette
Art Dimensions
SDSA Business Member
Podcast
Set Decorator
Rae Deslich SDSA

 

Melissa Licht - Set Decorator
"Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"
Decorating Pages
Podcast
Set Decorators
Melissa Licht SDSA
Kimberly Wannop SDSA


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







 
TROVE
 

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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!  



TROVE
2008 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (424) 256-2861

Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm EST
       

Contact person: Danielle Darnault 
Email:  hello@trove.la
Website:  trove.la

SDSA Members since 2022




Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!
 
INSIDE THE SET
with SETDECOR
 
BABYLON

Video interview with
Set Decorator
Anthony Carlino SDSA
Production Designer
Florencia Martin SDSA


THIRTEEN LIVES

Video interview with
Set Decorator Emma Rudkin
& Production Designer Molly Hughes

 

TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Video Interview with
Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA
& Production Designer Jeremy Hindle

TÁR

Video Interview with
Set Decorator Ernestine Hipper SDSA
& Production Designer Marco Bittner Rosser

ARMAGEDDON TIME

Video Interview with
Set Decorator Teri Bella
& Production Designer Happy Massee


LOKI

Video Interview with
Set Decorator Claudia Bonfe SDSA
& Production Designer Kasra Farahani

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

Video Interview with
Set Decorator Rich Murray
& Production Designer Curt Beech

AMERICAN GIGOLO

15 years later...

Set Decorator
Dorit Hurst SDSA
DAHMER - MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY

True crime told in true detail

Set Decorator
Melissa Licht SDSA
Production Designer
Matthew Flood Ferguson SDSA

LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE: THE FACTS OF LIFE and DIFF'RENT STROKES

BTS notes from the sitcom maestros!

Set Decorator
Jerie Kelter SDSA

THE GUILDED AGE

Old-Money hierarchy vs the Nouveau Riche

Set Decorator
Regina Graves SDSA

 

...more LOKI

Pushing mid-century modern to
the edge of time!

Set Decorator
Claudia Bonfe SDSA

...more BABYLON

1920s Hollywood – from Silent to Sound!

Set Decorator
Anthony Carlino SDSA
Production Designer
Florencia Martin SDSA


...more TOP GUN: MAVERICK

The film that may have saved the movies!

Set Decorator
Jan Pascale SDSA

 


THE WOMAN KING

Director Gina Price-Bythewood gives insights into the making of this stirring epic!
More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...


Some of your favorite shows:
           
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




 And movies:

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






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: 


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


Casey Adams SDSA, Associate
Emily Dawson SDSA, Associate
Chelsea Fiorini SDSA, Associate
Patrice Quinto SDSA, Associate
Dorothee Seneschal SDSA, Associate
Stephanie Towell SDSA, Associate
Diane Zurn SDSA, Associate
Kristen Zwiers SDSA, Associate

 
Genevieve Beltkowskin, Student (WLAC)
Samantha Gilmore, Student  (WLAC, HCPR)
Joselyn Safadi, Student (Brooklyn College)
Giorgia Tremolada, Student (UCLA)
Sophia Volz, Student (Santa Monica College)


Emily Killian, Friend


Please welcome the following Business Members


Pop Up Home (Los Angeles)
LM Treasures (Fontana, CA)
Trove (Los Angeles)



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

 
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
Nominations Announced
January 5th, 2023




SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 19th, 2023
Hosted by Artspace Warehouse




SDSA Awards - Film 2022
Announced
February 14th, 2023




SDSA Honors
Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
This is a members only event

 
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