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A Day With Set Decorators
Students prepping for a Q&A session with ER. Production Designer Ivo Christante, Set Decorator Tim Colohan, Buyer Dorit Oberman and Leadman Tobey Bays. Photo by Ellen Brill.
ER - SDSA Associate Member Dorit Oberman, Set Dressing Buyer for ER, served as a docent. Photo by Ken Haber.
Without A Trace. Guests touring the set of WITHOUT A TRACE, a high-tech fantasy version of FBI headquarters in New York City. Set Decorator Jeannie Gunn’s detailed realism was evident throughout the set. [SET DECOR Winter 2003] Photo by Ellen Brill.
On the set of WITHOUT A TRACE, from left: Set Decorator Jeannie Gunn; John Rettino, WB Property; and Amy Hilker, WB Facilities Marketing. Photo by Ken Haber.
Friends. Set Decorator Greg Grande and a tour group from Day with Set Decorators. Photo by Ken Haber.
Another stop in New York City, via Hollywood: Set Decorator Greg Grande on the set of FRIENDS. “I got a call to do a pilot,” Grande shrugged. That pilot, of course, has parlayed into nearly a decade of work for him. SET DECOR Win 2003 Photo by Ellen
By Eric Althoff
In SDSA’s Educational Outreach series Day with Set Decorators,
prospective set decorators once again mixed it up with seasoned
professionals. Warner Brothers Studios generously opened their
prophouse and drapery department, as well as the soundstages and sets
for some of television’s most popular shows: ER, FRIENDS, and the crime
drama WITHOUT A TRACE. Numerous DWSD volunteers, from committee
members planning the event to mentors guiding the groups, shared
aspects of set decorating with those literally following in their
footsteps. Special credit goes to Tracy Balsz and her colleagues at
Warner Brothers Marketing, for making this special day possible.