In this Issue: SDSA Honors, SDSA Awards - TV 2022 Nominees Announced, Members Gather for Parties and Meetings in NY and LA, 2023 Telly Awards and SDSA and Members in the News!
SDSA HONORS Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
The SDSA proudly presented the return of the annual event formerly known as the SDSA Awards Luncheon, now named the SDSA Honors.
Held at the Universal Sheraton Garden & Ballroom on a beautiful spring day, and one of the warmer after this gloomy grey Los Angeles winter, members and guests were welcomed by a Garden Party atmosphere, where they were able to enjoy a cocktail and greet old & new friends and colleagues.
Raffle ticket sales were robust for the vast array of prizes donated by Business Members and displayed in the grand hall. Also on display in the hall was the Community Outreach Committee Silent Art Auction featuring artwork created by SDSA members, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organizationSet For Life.
Moving into the ballroom, the luncheon and Honors program began with the comedic rendering of our masters of ceremonies,Ellen Brill and Don Diers. Humanitarian and Hall of Fame awards, Business Member of the Year and Chair awards were presented. And, after a long three year wait due to COVID-19, the Earl Cooperman Lifetime Achievement Award was finally and happily presented to Mary Ann Biddle SDSA.
2023-24 Scholarship bestowments
Leslie Frankenheimer Scholarship, funded by Lennie Marvin's Prop Heaven
Marvin March Scholarship, funded by IATSE Local 44 & the SDSA Community
Robinson Royce Scholarship, funded by R.C. Vintage
Congratulations to all of those honored and awarded!
and... THANK YOU to the SDSA Honors co-chairpersons, Ellen Reede and Corri Levelle
and their dedicated committee and volunteers
and to our generous sponsors
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Thursday, June 15th, 2023
SDSA Members gathered on a beautiful spring evening in downtown Los Angeles for the June Membership Meeting hosted by Textile Artifacts. While visiting and catching up, everyone was awed by the amazing collection of antique period textiles, tapestry, linen and rugs. and their ability to reprint vintage designs on fabric.
Executive Director Gene Cane saw to the 'meeting' portion of the evening as eats and drinks were enjoyed in the alley bazaar.
Thank you to Paul, Marley & Jordan and Textile Artifacts for a wonderful evening!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Thursday, May 18th, 2023
Art Pic was the place to be for the May SDSA General Membership Meeting!
Marina and her team graciously welcomed everyone with new works of art, Savage Tacos and Mojtos. The perfect combination for everyone as we navigate through this strike and work stopage.
SDSA Board Member JoAnn Vara stepped in to lead the 'meeting' portion of the evening.
Thank you to Marina Keiser and Art Pic!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Thursday May 25th, 2023
It was a beautiful turn out and perfect start to the summer at City Knickerbockers' new New Jersey location. It was great to see old friends and meet new members, and the taco and BBQ trucks were delicious!
We can't thank Scott Liroff and City Knickerbocker enough for hosting the first in-person SDSA-NY General Membership Meeting of 2023!
If you are business member and would like to Sponsor this year's TV awards,
please contact JoAnn Vara at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE TELLY AWARDS 2023
The Telly Award is the premiere,
global award honoring video and television across all screens.
Inside the Set with SETDECOR was honored with 4 awards this year!
Congratulations to the team from
Industry Insiders and the SDSA!
Producers Delphine Figueras, Karen Burg, Gene Cane, Chase Helzer and JoAnn Vara Director Alex Beatty Editors Trina Rodriquez, Harry Dinwell and Ryon Horne Interviewers Leslie Rollins SDSA and Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
Writers Strike Fallout: $2B Economic Impact May Be
Just the Beginning Hollywood Reporter Article
They make Hollywood dreams reality. Can they survive
the writers’ strike? The Washington Post Article
As a Hollywood writers’ strike hobbles production, L.A. businesses brace for ripple effects Los Angeles Times Article
Set Decorators Society of America Releases Statement on Writers Strike Below the Line Article
Set Decorators Society of America Announces SDSA Honors at April 23 Event Below the Line Article
How Designs Richard Boom and Lintte McCowan Showe the Arc of the Iconic Chippendales for
'Welcome to Chippendales' Awards Daily Article
Set Decortor Linette McCowan SDSA
Barbie': Set Designs Led to
Pink Paint Shortage Variety Article
Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA
Inside the Barbie Dreamhouse,
a Fuchsia Fantasy Inspired by
Palm Springs Architectural Digest Article
Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Welcomes Visitors to Knowhere Marvel Unlimited Article
Set Decorator Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
How to transform your home
into an 'accidentally
Wes Anderson' movie Ideal Home Article
Set Decorator Rena DeAngelo SDSA
‘Monster’ production designer on the ‘daunting’ task of recreating Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment GoldDerby Video Interview
Production Designer Matthew Flood Ferguson SDSA
5 iconic pieces of furniture in movies and TV KRDO Article
5 Hollywood power-office designs from ‘Metropolis’ to ‘Succession’ effect Magazine Article Set Decorator George DeTitta Jr. SDSA
The Consultant Production Designer Clarence Major III on His Vision for CompWare’s Sinister Offices and the Show’s Religious Allegories Below the Line Article
Set Decorator Beth Wooke SDSA
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Production Designer Beth Mickle on Making the Leap From Indies to Blockbusters, and Lobbying for Gender Parity in the Art Department Below the Line
Behind the scenes...the sets of
Nevermore Academy and beyond!
Set Decorator Rob Hepburn SDSA
SDSA Members are hard at work on...
Some of your favorite shows:
A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Set Decorator - Lizzie Boyle SDSA AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS Set Decorator - Charlene Wang De Chen SDSA CITY ON FIRE Set Decorator - Amanda Carroll SDSA THE CROSSOVER Set Decorators - Joanne Baker SDSA, Claire Sanchez SDSA THE CROWDED ROOM Set Decorators - Susan Ogu SDSA, Sarah Ogu FATAL ATTRACTION Set Decorators -
Shauna Aronson SDSA, Julie Drach SDSA, Sophie Neudorfer SDSA FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Set Decorators - Gia Grosso SDSA, Eve Cauley GOOD TROUBLE Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA HOW I MET YOUR FATHER Set Decorator - Amy Feldman SDSA THE IDOL Set Decorators - Melissa Licht SDSA, Julie Altschul THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Set Decorator - Ellen Christiansen SDSA MRS. DAVIS Set Decorators - Casey Hallenbeck, Mary Mitchell Williams SDSA THE OTHER TWO Set Decorator - Nicole Montarnino SDSA PRIMO Set Decorators -
Libbe Green SDSA, Patrick Duncan, David Hack SDSA, Robert Scoville QUEEN CHARLOTTE: A BRIDGERTON STORY Set Decorator - Kevin Downey SDSA SAINT X Set Decorator - Tamera Medrano
Supervising Set Decorator - Nya Patrinos SDSA SWEET TOOTH Set Decorators - Gareth Edwards, Megan Vertelle SDSA WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS Set Decorator - Lisa Scoppa SDSA
BIG GEORGE FORMAN: THE MIRACULOUS STORY OF
THE ONCE AND FUTURE HEAVYWEIGHT OF THE WORLD Set Decorator - Claire Sanchez SDSA THE BLACKENING Set Decorator - Bryant Berry SDSA THE BOOGEYMAN Set Decorator - Tim Cohn SDSA GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 Set Decorator - Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA HYPNOTIC Set Decorators -
David Hack SDSA, Cynthia Anne Slagter SDSA, Kelly D. Miller SDSA (Associate) ON A WING AND A PRAYER Set Decorator - Kelley Pearce SDSA RENFIELD Set Decorators - Gretchen Gattuso SDSA, Cynthia Slagter SDSA THE LITTLE MERMAID Set Decorators - Gordon Sim SDSA, Diana Samuila
Asstistant Set Decorator - Katie Walker THE MOTHER Set Decorators -
Shannin Gottlieb, Carmela Garcia, Sophie Neudorfer SDSA (Reshoots) PAST LIVES Set Decorator - Joanne Ling SDSA Associate THE POPE'S EXORCIST Set Decorator - Claire Levinson-Gendler SDSA TO CATCH A KILLER Set Decorators - Kelsi Ephraim SDSA, Laura Nhem TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Set Decorators -
Michael Nallan SDSA, Amy Smart, Brent David Mannon, Louis Dandonneau
Set Dec Gang Boss - Marc Meisels SDSA (Associate)
Eden Barr SDSA, Set Decorator (Rejoin)
Monique Champagne SDSA, Set Decorator (NOLA)
Kassandra DeAngelis SDSA, Set Decorator (OH)
Andrea Fenton SDSA, Set Decorator
Alison Froling SDSA, Set Decorator (PA)
Adrienne Garcia SDSA, Set Decorator
Mercedes Hachul SDSA, Set Decorator
Claire Levinson-Gendler SDSA, Set Decorator (UK)
Nicki Ritchie SDSA, Set Decorator (NY)
Daniela Rojas Mont SDSA, Set Decorator (Mexico)
Kimberly Murphy SDSA, Set Decorator (NOLA)
Erika Rice SDSA, Set Decorator
Emma Rudkin SDSA, Set Decorator (Australia)
Megan Vertelle SDSA, Set Decorator (New Zealand)
Henriette Vittadini SDSA, Set Decorator (NY) (moved from Associate Member)
Charlene Wang de Chen SDSA, Set Decorator (NY)
Lucie Bourgeau SDSA, Associate (ATL)
Nathalie Cassegrain SDSA, Associate (NY)
Peter Clarke SDSA, Associate
Fiorella Cremante SDSA, Associate
Corina Flloyd SDSA, Associate (UK)
Amanda Goldstein SDSA, Associate
Mary Ellen Hendrick SDSA, Associate(ATL)
Susannah McCarthy SDSA, Associate (PA)
Georgia Kelly Moran SDSA, Associate
Adam Roffman SDSA, Associate (MA)
Rob Hill, Student (HCPR)
Dulce Landa, Student
Minsey Lee, Student (FIDM)
Fiona Mitchell, Student (NY)
Natasha Parbhu, Student (Chapman)
P. Star Right, Student (Glendale CC)
Carolina Sabate, Student (CSULB)
Linda Bradley, Friend
Jasmine Patel, Friend
Kelsey Wright, Friend