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THE BUZZ - Featuring Gene Serdena SDSA


SDSA The Buzz, Dec 2021 - Issue 18
 
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In this issue: SDSA Holiday Party Coverage from Coast to Coast
Gene Serdena in the Set Decorator Spotlight
Our first in-person gatherings since the pandemic began finally happened! 
SDSA holiday parties took place from coast to coast over the weekend.

Members masked-up, met-up, ate and drank-up
in Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta!

Happy Holidays Folks! It was good to see you!
SDSA Holiday Party
December 11, 2021
Faux Library Studio Props

Over the L.A. river and through Beverly Hills, to Faux Library Studio Props in NoHo we go!

SDSA members gathered for a Potluck Luncheon, bringing side dishes and desserts to add to the meal provided by Faux Library. Friends caught up, new members were introduced and SDSA President Laura Richarz filled us in on all of the work that's gone on since we last saw each other. The website was overhauled, online meetings brought members together in one place from all over the world, Day With the Set Decorator went online from Atlanta for the first time and the SDSA Awards were successfully launched!

Executive Director Gene Cane was the Master of the Raffle, pulling tickets for delicious gift baskets provided by Faux Library and a gift certificate to The Last Bookstore from Dapper Cadaver

Charitable donations were made to Studio City Chamber of Commerce's Adopt a Senior Program. This year they will be providing blankets and grocery gift cards this holiday.

A big thank you to our gracious host Marc E. Meyer Jr. and Faux Library Studio Props!
 SDSA Holiday Party
December 10, 2021
Newel Props

 
They were puttin' on the ritz at Newel Props last Friday night! 

It's clear that Newel's Christine Murray and 1RentPlace's Jake Baer know how to throw a great party and lucky for us photographer Steve Conrad caught it on camera!  (These photos are just the tip of the iceberg! For more, check out Newel Props social media.)

Old friends and new enjoyed a beautiful setting turned out for the holidays, along with a selection of scrumptious nibbles and spirits, and a gift bag to boot!

Thank you Newel Props!
SDSA Holiday Party
December 11, 2021
Beaux Arts Home West

Southern hospitality was in full swing for the SDSA Holiday gathering in Atlanta!
Hosted by Beaux Arts Home West, folks enjoyed being able to finally get together in person for delicious sips, snax's and some good cheer! 

Door prizes from Beaux Arts Home West and SDSA Business Member Bloom Atlanta were awarded to lucky winners.  The gathering also supported the local charity, Atlanta Union Mission - My Sister's Home.

A good time was had by all!
Thank you to Kenneth Knight and Lisa Thompson Rubin of Beaux Arts Home West
Inside the Houses of House of Gucci
AD
Article


Set Decorator
Letizia Santucci SDSA


Set Decorators Society Announces Timeline for 2021 Film Awards
Below the Line
Article


 
How ‘Being the Ricardos Pays “Homage to the Era” of Golden Age TV
The Hollywood Reporter
Article


Set Decorator
Ellen Brill SDSA


How To Make Your Home Feel Like A Wes Anderson Set | British Vogue
British Vogue
Article

Set Decorator
Rena DeAngelo SDSA


Set Decorators Society Announces David Schlesinger SDSA for
Dec. 18 Guest

Below the Line
Article
 
‘Dickinson’: How Mermaids Inform Emily’s Wild Night Out With Walt Whitman
TV Insider
Article

Set Decorator
Marina Parker SDSA
 
How Two Historic House Museums Were Transformed for Season Three of Dickinson
House Beautiful
Article


Set Decorator
Marina Parker SDSA
“We’re Like the Anti-‘Billions’”: How ‘Succession’ Makes Wealth Look Miserable
The Ringer
Article
 
Set Decorator
George DeTitta Jr. SDSA
The Production Designer of "Impeachment: American Crime Story" Reveals How the White House Was Recreated for the Series
House Beautiful
Article
 
Set Decorator
Kim Wannop SDSA

 


Dr. Christmas Bob Pranga reveals his top decorating tips
Daily Mail
Article

SDSA Business Member

Dr. Christmas


SETDECOR Highlights Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog
Below the Line
Article
 

 






 
Green Store Inc. / MGP™

Green Store Inc./MGP™ was established in 1997.
Since then, we have grown from providing outdoor products such as pergolas, fences and trellises to include indoor products, furniture, wall and ceiling covers.

We only carry products made with natural sustainable materials. We can customize many of our products for your set decoration needs.

We use multiple colors and species of bamboo in our product line.  Bamboo is durable and elegant. It is versatile, and can be used in modern, minimalistic or tropical settings.  

The willow used in our products grow quickly and are sustainably farmed. Willow fences and hurdle panels convey old world charm, and are very popular for medieval settings.

We offer a beautiful line of Plantation teak wood products, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

Additionally, we build reclaimed oak wine barrel furniture, bar and wine room decor. Great for farmhouses, westerns, bars and more. 
Sourced from the PNW.




GREEN STORE / MASTER GARDEN PRODUCTS
100 10th Ave North
Algona, WA 98001
Phone: (253) 939-6645
Cell: (425) 623-2381

Hours:  Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm,
              weekend availability by appointment only


Contact:  Jason Tan
Email:  jasont@greenstoreinc.com
Websites : mastergardenproducts.com
            
 

SDSA Members since 2021

      GENE SERDENA




Partial Credits:

NOPE
 
THE PROM

THE BOYS IN THE BAND


ANT-MAN & THE WASP

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

PASSENGERS

STEVE JOBS

HER

THE FIGHTER

ZOMBIELAND

TWILIGHT

LORD OF DOGTOWNS

I HEART HUCKABEES

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

HOLES

ADAPTATION

LAUREL CANYON 

SCREAM 3

THREE KINGS

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH

2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY

TOMBSTONE

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

 

 
In a Few Words...


Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to illustrate at a professional
level — like the folks who work at Marvel and Lucasfilm. I’m always blown away by their artistry.


What do you consider your greatest achievement?
 
I’ve had some lovely moments professionally of which I’m very satisfied, but helping create the SDSA Awards (both Film and Television) has been deeply rewarding. It’s an event that’s helped legitimize our organization on a new level, and has enormous growth potential.


Which word or phrase do you use the most?


When we’re in the zone at work, virtually all sentences are preceded by, “Dude,…”

Examples: “Dude, seriously?” “Dude, check this.”
And variants such as, “Whatcha think, Dude?”

 


What do you look for on the Craft Services table?

I’m the guy that opens the refrigerator and stares inside with a kind of existential dread, wishing for something brilliant to emerge. The whole situation has flipped due to Covid, so no one seems to linger unnecessarily at crafty.


Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.

I’d place myself squarely in the artist introvert lane, so until I joined the Board at SDSA, I was always a fringe player. When I was first approached to join the Board,
I hesitated. A fellow member best put it (paraphrasing): Many of us have benefitted from the work of generations that came before us. In our successes (and failures) we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge that’s important to share with others. 

The Board members generously allowed me to circle the campfire and listen to their discussions, until I felt comfortable enough to contribute. The reception I’ve received has been so warm and appreciative. The SDSA and SDSA Business membership are really decent people who have an interest in promoting our craft and the businesses who support us.
   
For folks who haven’t availed themselves of the opportunities of membership — because all our lives get busy, and the demands of our careers can be quite exhausting — if you can carve out some slice of time to contribute, the benefits of service are immeasurable,
and you will meet some lovely people along the way.
It’s a tough business, and we need as many friends and colleagues as we can get.



 
Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!
 

FILM DECOR

KATE

Contemporary action thriller set in Tokyo, created in Bangkok!

Set Decorator
Daniel Birt SDSA


THE POWER OF THE DOG

Inside the Set

Video Interview

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
 
 Love big!

Set Decorator
Michelle Schluter-Ford SDSA
 
More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...


Some of your favorite shows:
           
1883
Set Decorator - Carla Curry SDSA
AND JUST LIKE THAT...
Set Decorator - Carol Silverman SDSA 
COWBOY BEBOP
Set Decorator - Anneke Botha SDSA
DYNASTY
Set Decorator - Cindy Carr SDSA

GOSSIP GIRL
Set Decorator - Rich Devine SDSA
HARLEM
Set Decorator - Kara Zeigon SDSA
HAWKEYE
Set Decorator - Missy Parker SDSA
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
Set Decorator - Jerie Kelter SDSA
LOST IN SPACE
Set Decorator - Janessa Hitsman SDSA
MACGRUBER
Set Decorator - Wilhelm Pfau SDSA
POWER BOOK II: GHOST
Set Decorator - Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo SDSA
RIVERDALE
Set Decorator - Denise Nadredre SDSA
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
Set Decorator - Peter P. Nicolakakos SDSA
THE EXPANSE
Set Decorators - Justin Craig SDSA, Brendan Doran
THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS
Set Decorator - Alison Korth SDSA



 And movies:

A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN
Set Decorator - Michelle Schluter-Ford SDSA
BEING THE RICARDOS
Set Decorator - Ellen Brill SDSA

CYRANO
Set Decorator - Katie Spencer SDSA
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
Set Decorators - Paul Healy, Peter Lando SDSA (Supervising),
Kelsey Fowler SDSA (Add'l Photography)

HOUSE OF GUUCI
Set Decorator - Letizia Santucci SDSA
KING RICHARD
Set Decorators -
Amy Wells SDSA, Brana Rosenfeld
LICORICE PIZZA
Set Decorator - Ryan Watson SDSA
MINAMATA
Set Decorator - Kevin Downey SDSA
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Set Decorator - Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA
THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS
Set Decorators
Lisa Brennan, Barbara Munch SDSA (US)

THE TENDER BAR
Set Decorator - Melissa Levander SDSA
TICK, TICK...BOOM!
Set Decorator - Lydia Marks SDSA
Buyer - Nola Dennett SDSA (Associate)
WEST SIDE STORY
Set Decorator - Rena DeAngelo 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
So You Want to Be in Pictures!

SDSA Business Member Aisling Flowers makes it into
 And Just Like That...
on HBO Max.

While the fourth musketeer 'Samantha' may not be in this iteration of the Sex and the City universe, her presence was felt and in the second episode with a little help from a stunning floral arrangement and the Aisling Flowers card that came with it!
Please welcome the following Members:


Claire Sanchez SDSA, Set Decorator (NOLA)
Diana Stoughton SDSA, Set Decorator (East Coast)
Yesmin Zolan SDSA, Set Decorator (Germany)

Gina Kim, Friend
Todd Smith, Friend

London Muir, Student (College of the Canyons)
Andrea Tanchez, Student (WLAC/HCPR)




Please welcome the following Business Member:

 Elizabeth Cohen Creative Consultant  (New York)



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

 
SDSA Day With the Set Decorator
presents
David Schelsinger SDSA
Saturday, December 18th, 2021
9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST

Register

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