In this issue: NY's first Day With the Set Decorator,
SDSA Awards and SDSA Oscar statement make headlines
and Jeanette Scott SDSA in the Set Decorator Spotlight
SDSA Day With the Set Decorator December 18th, 2021
The premier New York based, Day with the Set Decorator, featuring
the extraordinary David Schlesinger SDSA was a special treat indeed!
David took us along on a shopping experience and sit-down chat at the historic Newel Props located in Long Island City, New York. David and SDSA Executive Director
Gene Cane then discussed his process from page to screen focusing on two of his film projects,KNIVES OUTandJOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3.
New York City presents a different set of challenges as compared to Los Angeles,
Atlanta and other locals. This behind-the-scenes look and wealth of information
from a seasoned pro was invaluable.
FINAL 2022 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN Article AwardsWatch SDSA Awards
Everything Shiny and New
Coming in ‘Bridgerton’ Season Two Shondaland Article Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA
The 2022 Oscar Presenters
Will Include... The Latch Article
Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog Below the Line Article
Good as Gold –
A Look Below the Line Awards Daily Article
InsideWest Side Story’s
New York City Sets AD Article Set Decorator Rena DeAngelo SDSA
Inside the Homes of
‘The House of Gucci’ The Market Herald Article Set Decorator Letizia Santucci SDSA
How ‘The French Dispatch’ Designer Created Wes Anderson’s New World The Wrap Article Set Decorator Rena DeAngelo SDSA
Who will earn Oscar nods in the crafts categories? ‘Dune’ and done LA Times Article
Raising Our Voices:
How Mentorship Opened Doors
for Crafts Leaders on ‘Respect’ Hollywood Reporter Article
Set Decorator Sarah Carter SDSA
SETDECOR Highlights Starz’sBlindspotting Below the Line Article Set Decorator Kimberly Leonard SDSA
Why Hollywood’s prop masters
are forming their own guild Los Angeles Times Article SDSA Business Memeber History for Hire
George Clooney Tells AD
About His Personal Connection to The Tender Bar AD Article
Set Decorator Melissa Levander SDSA
DA 5 BLOODS
THE QUEEN OF KATWE
THE SEA OF TREES
MILLION DOLLAR ARM
THE TREE OF LIFE
In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be able to have conversations with animals.
Beyond that, I’d like to be a true polyglot. I speak 3 languages but mostly at the “street” level.
It’s so rewarding to travel & converse with locals in
their native tongue - would love to excel in that.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Life achievement--my family
Career achievement--working in foreign countries in multiple currencies with crews of many spoken languages and degrees of experience - not an easy task. On one film, only one person on my team had ever worked on a film before. The great reward is coming though successfully with an appreciation of how many different ways there are to do things. The bonus is a new set of lifelong friends,.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
We have so much to do!
Just one more thing…..
Where’s the nearest pool?
What do you look for on the Craft Services table? Fresh squeezed juice, dark chocolate, not necessarily in that order
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I have had the great fortune of working with creative teams of people in challenging & exotic circumstances. I’ve been continually amazed at my great fortune of being paid to travel to places I might never have visited. The length of time spent on a project like the ones in Uganda & Thailand gave me a chance to really experience the cultures & get to know the people. I live in Austin & have worked in far-flung places, but I had very little connection with others following our path before I joined SDSA. It was so nice to find a communication base with peers working together to create community & support. I love seeing communiques from SDSA in my inbox and wish I could attend in-person events. One of these days….
Jeanette (in the hat) in Thailand on Da 5 Blood, with her crew
9-1-1: LONE STAR Set Decorator - Debra Echard SDSA ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING Set Decorator - Raelyn Tepper SDSA AMERICAN AUTO Set Decorators -
Beth Wooke SDSA (Pilot), Casey Hallenbeck ARCHIVE 81 Set Decorator - Rebecca Brown SDSA BEL-AIR Set Decorator - Kristin Peterson SDSA BIG SKY Set Decorator - Elaine O'Donnell SDSA BRIDGERTON Set Decorator - Gina Cromwell SDSA THE CLEANING LADY Set Decorators -
Libbe Green-Eyers SDSA, David Hack SDSA
Buyer - Kelly Miller SDSA (Associate) DMZ Set Decorator - Lance Totten SDSA DOLLFACE Set Decorators -
Amy Vuckovich SDSA, Penny Stames DON'T LOOK DEEPER Set Decorator - Bryan Venegas SDSA THE DROPOUT Set Decorators -
Kim Leonard SDSA, Regina O'Brien SDSA THE ENDGAME Set Decorators -
Carly Whitaker SDSA (Associate), Johna Landi, Michael Nallan THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS Set Decorator - Bonnie Bennetts SDSA THE GILDED AGE Set Decorator - Regina Graves SDSA
Assistant Set Decorator - Ashley Wellbrook SDSA (Associate)
Buyer - James V. Kent SDSA GOOD TROUBLE Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA GRAND CREW Set Decorator - Nya Patrinos SDSA HOW I MET YOUR FATHER Set Decorator - Amy Feldman SDSA HOW WE ROLL Set Decorator - Ron Olsen SDSA INVENTING ANNA Set Decorators -
Susan Ogu SDSA, David Smith SDSA, George DeTitta Jr. SDSA
Henriette Vittadini SDSA (Associate) (Morrocco) JULIA Set Decorators -
Tiffany Zappulla SDSA, Vanessa Knoll KENAN Set Decorator - Julie Drach SDSA THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY Set Decorator - Beauchamp Fontaine SDSA THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Set Decorator Ellen Christiansen SDSA THE MASKED SINGER Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA (Associate) MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Set Decorator - Sarah Sprawls SDSA MINX Set Decorators -
Bryan Hurley, Douglas A. Mowat, Jennifer Gentile SDSA MOON KNIGHT Set Decorator -Véronique Melery SDSA MR. MAYOR Set Decorator - Michael Voelker SDSA PACHINKO Set Decorator - Hamish Purdy SDSA PAM & TOMMY Set Decorators -
Nya Patrinos SDSA, Kelsey Fowler SDSA SEVERANCE Set Decorator - Andrew Baseman SDSA
Assistant Set Decorator - Shelia Bock SDSA SISTAS Set Decorator - Devita Walker SDSA SNOWFALL Set Decorator - Amy Vuckovich SDSA SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE Set Decorators -
Lisa Wolff, Tanja Deshida SDSA STAR TREK: PICARD Set Decorator - Tim Stepeck SDSA SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER Set Decorator - Siobhan O'Brien SDSA WECRASHED Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY Set Decorator - Jon J. Bush SDSA
THE 355 Set Decorator - Anna Lynch-Robinson SDSA THE ADAM PROJECT Set Decorator - Elizabeth Wilcox SDSA AFTER YANG Set Decorator - Joanne Ling SDSA DOG Set Decorator - Lisa Clark SDSA THE IN BETWEEN Set Decorator - Lance Totten SDSA KIMI
Set Decorator - Victor J. Zolfo SDSA LAST LOOK Set Decorator - Debra Echard SDSA MARRY ME Set Decorator - Keri Lederman SDSA MOONSHOT Set Decorator - John France SDSA NO EXIT Set Decorator- Anneke Botha SCREAM
Set Decorator - Helen Britten SDSA THE TENDER BAR Set Decorator - Melissa M. Levander SDSA
David Hack SDSA, Set Decorator (Atlanta)
Kait Murphy SDSA, Set Decorator (New York)
Shanna Worsham SDSA, Set Decorator (Atlanta)
Davita Walker SDSA, Set Decorator (Atlanta)
Gabrielle Rosenberg SDSA, Set Decorator
Ellen Cannaughton SDSA, Associate
Kelly Miller SDSA, Associate (New Mexico)
Neville Gaynor SDSA, Associate (Ireland)
Eric Chu, Friend
Pamela Brody, Student (Santa Monica College)
Cyrum Ramirez, Student (AFI)
Deborah Rodriguez (Seminole St. College Florida)
Alessandra Hajaj (WLAC)
Tony Savage (WLAC)