Monday, November 30th
Save The Date! SDSA @ Bassman Blaine GMM February 20th, 2020
Join us for the SDSA's General Membership meeting!
Details coming soon...

Capacity: 200
RSVP NOW   Mapmore info more info

Monday, November 30th
The Art of Production Design 2019
ADG and SDSA   Mapmore info

Monday, November 30th
The Oscars 2020
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Sunday, December 10th - Tuesday, December 19th
Spark of Love Toy Drive presented by SDSA COC
Advanced Liquidators Office Furniture: 11151 Vanowen St North Hollywood
Bridge Furniture & Props LA: 3210 Vanowen St. Burbank
Faux Library Studio Props: 7100 Case Ave North Hollywood
HD Buttercup: 3225 Helms Ave, Los Angeles
History for Hire: 7149 Fair Ave. North Hollywood 
Hollywood Piano Company: 325 S Front St. Burbank
Hollywood Studio Gallery: 1035 Cahuenga Ave, Hollywood
Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven: 3100 Winona Ave. Burbank
Modern Props: 972 Griswold Ave. San Fernando 
Nest Studio Rentals: 7007 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood
Ob*jects: 10623 Keswick St. Sun Valley
Omega | Cinema Props: 5857 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Pinacoteca: 7120 Case Ave, North Hollywood
RC Vintage/SDSA Office: 7100 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood
Sony Picture Studios Warehouse: 5933 West Slauson Ave, L.A.
The Hand Prop Room:  5700 Venice Blvd. L.A.
Universal Studios Property: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City


Friday, August 10th
HIGH Museum of Art: Atlanta, GA A single object can crystallize a designer’s vision and express the spirit of the times. Design is an intrinsic part
Decorative Arts ongoing exhibition of collected works


A single object can crystallize a designer's vision and express the spirit of the times. Design is an intrinsic part of the human experience and reflects values, ideals, and the realities of daily life. Ranging from ornate tea services to utilitarian wastebaskets, what we own, collect, and covet reflects how we identify ourselves and how we want to be perceived.   Mapmore info

Monday, October 1st - Monday, October 1st
Modernism Week: Fall Preview
www.modernismweek.commore info

Tuesday, November 27th - Thursday, December 20th
Spark of Love Toy Drive is ON!
SDSA International
The Holiday Season is here!
 The SDSA International is kicking off the Annual
ABC 7 & Southern California Firefighters
Spark of Love Toy Drive

There will be festively decorated toy boxes located at the participating Business Members below this year from November 26 to December 20th.
 Please bring an unwrapped toy or gift for donation & help local children of all ages in the community celebrate the holiday!
Toy collection boxes are located at:

Advanced Liquidatos Office Furniture: 1151 Vanowen St, North Hollywood
Bridge Furniture & Props LA 3210 Vanowen St. Burbank
Enchanted Studio Props: 3000 W Empire Ave, Burbank
Faux Library Studio Rentals: 7100 Case Ave North Hollywood
HD Buttercup: 3225 Helms Ave, Los Angeles
History For Hire: 7149 Fair Ave, North Hollywood
Hollywood Studio Gallery: 1035 Cahuenga Ave, Hollywood
ISS/Independent Stusio Services: 9545 Wentworth St, Sunland
Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven: 3100 Winona Ave, Burbank
Little Bohemia Rentals: 11940 Sherman Rd, North Hollywood
Modernica:  2805 Gilroy St, Los Angeles
Modern Props: 972 Griswold Ave, San Fernando
Nest Studio Rentals: 7007 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
Ob*jects: 10623 Keswick St, Sun Valley
Omega|Cinema Props: 5857 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Pinacoteca: 7120 Case Ave, North Hollywood
RC Vintage/The SDSA Office: 7100 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood
Sony Picture Studios Property: 5933 West Slauson Ave, L.A.
The Hand Prop Room:  5700 Venice Blvd, L.A.
Town & Country Event Rentals : 7725 Airport Business Park Way, Van Nuys
Town & Country Event Rentals: 523 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena
Universal Studios Property: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
U-Frame-It Gallery: 6203 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
Warner Bros Property: 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank
Through acts of goodwill and charity, The SDSA International continues its efforts to promote education and the invaluable contribution of the set decorator's craft to the community

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Thursday, December 5th, 4:25 pm
SDSA Spark of Love Toy Drive with ABC7 with additional Sock Drive

It’s the annual TOY DRIVE!
Please help children in need have a brighter holiday.
Bring an unwrapped toy or gift for Children of all ages to participating prop houses.

Toy Boxes will be available from NOVEMBER 25TH, and collected on DECEMBER 20th to be taken to local fire stations for distribution to neighborhood children.
SDSA Business Members hosting toy boxes will also recieve new socks for our separate sock drive to be distributed to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Drop unwrapped toys, sports equipment or teen/tween gift items to participating SDSA Business Members

Advanced Liquidators Office Furniture: 11151 Vanowen St, North Hollywood
Art Pic: 6826 Troost Ave, North Hollywood
Bridge Furniture & Props LA 3210 Vanowen St, Burbank
Faux Library: 11501 Hart St, North Hollywood
The Hand Prop Room:  5700 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles
HD Buttercup: 3225 Helms Ave, Los Angeles
History For Hire: 7149 Fair Ave, North Hollywood
Hollywood Studio Gallery: 1035 Cahuenga Ave, Hollywood
Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven: 3100 Winona Ave, Burbank
Little Bohemia Rentals: 11940 Sherman Rd, North Hollywood
Modernica:  2805 Gilroy St, Los Angeles
Nest Studio Rentals: 7007 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
Ob*jects: 10623 Keswick St, Sun Valley
OMEGA | Cinema Props:1515 E.15th Street, Los Angeles
OMEGA | Cinema Props: 5857 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Pinacoteca: 7120 Case Ave, North Hollywood
RC Vintage / The SDSA Office: 7100 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood
Sony Picture Studios Property: 5933 West Slauson Ave, Los Angeles
Universal Studios Property: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
U-Frame-It Gallery: 6203 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
Warner Bros Property: 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank


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Monday, January 1st
Max Ernst: Beyond Painting

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This exhibition surveys the career of the preeminent Dada and Surrealist artist Max Ernst (French and American, born Germany. 1891–1976), with particular emphasis on his ceaseless experimentation. Ernst began his pursuit of radical new techniques that went "beyond painting" to articulate the irrational and unexplainable in the wake of World War I, continuing through the advent and aftermath of World War II. Featuring approximately 100 works drawn from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition includes paintings that challenged material and compositional conventions; collages and overpaintings utilizing found printed reproductions; frottages (rubbings); illustrated books and collage novels; sculptures of painted stone and bronze; and prints made using a range of techniques. Several major, multipart projects represent key moments in Ernst’s long career, ranging from early Dada and Surrealist portfolios of the late 1910s and 1920s to his late masterpiece—a recent acquisition to MoMA's collection—65 Maximiliana, ou l’exercice illégal de l’astronomie (1964). This illustrated book comprises 34 aquatints complemented by imaginative typographic designs and a secret hieroglyphic script of the artist’s own invention.   Map


Sunday, December 8th
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art   Mapmore info

Thursday, December 12th
Save The Date! SDSA General Membership Meeting: Atlanta

Hosted by SCAD Atlanta!
For more information email:

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Thursday, December 12th
SDSA New York Holiday Party
SDSA New York come out next Thursday December 12th, SDSA Business Member Newel Props SDSA is hosting the annual Holiday Event.
And celebrating 80 years in business.
RSVP Today ▶️

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Friday, December 20th
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Overview

This retrospective will provide a comprehensive view of Vija Celmins's career through a selection of approximately 120 works—from her earliest paintings made in Los Angeles in the 1960s to objects completed in New York in the last five years.

Throughout an accomplished career that spans more than fifty years, Celmins has sustained a practice of deep focus and extraordinary skill in a wide range of media. Celmins bases her exquisitely wrought paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints on the world around us—sometimes through direct observation, but more often mediated by photography. Whether her sources are quotidian objects from her first studio in Venice, California, photographs of the Pacific Ocean taken at the local pier, or reproductions from newspapers, magazines, scientific exploration and inquiry, the resulting work possesses a magical verisimilitude.   Mapmore info

Tuesday, December 31st
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Warm Coat Drive

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Holiday Warm Coat drive is happening in the MG+BW Glendale Showroom until Tuesday December 31st. Stop by this Holiday Season and feel free to bring a new or gently used warm coat to donate. All donations will be given to those in need within our community

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
2227 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210

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Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 pm

Rolling Meeting starts at 8:00pm EST
and the West will join in at 6:00pm PST

via ZOOM
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend! info

Friday, October 2nd
Pasadena Showcase of Design
The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be presented via Ultimate Viewpoints:56, a state-of-the-art 3D interactive tour starting October 2nd.


The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be presented as Ultimate Viewpoints:56, which is currently in production. We hope all who take this state-of-the-art 360˚ interactive experience enjoy this unique perspective and expansive look into one of Southern California’s design treasures, Our annual Showcase House. Immerse yourself in an interactive 360˚ viewing environment you control, safe at home from your own computer. Explore all the design elements of each room, in detail, and at your own pace.

Current ticket holders will receive free access to Ultimate Viewpoints:56. Please check your email in the coming weeks for further information. There is nothing you need to do at this time. All others, please sign up for updates at the bottom of the page under Stay Connected to receive the latest news about purchasing tickets. info

Saturday, October 3rd
Cine Gear Expo annual Film Series Competition will take place as a virtual event this year.

Cine Gear Film Series Competition
Virtual Event October 3rd, 2020
Cine Gear Expo is excited to announce that our annual Film Series Competition will take place as a virtual event this year. Settle into your seat on Saturday, October 3rd and watch the impressive lineup of finalists in all three categories: Student Shorts, Independent Shorts and Music Video/Commercial.
Date: October 3rd, 2020
Screenings: Noon - 5:00 p.m. PDT 
After-Party: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT
  • 8 Independent Short Finalists
  • Swimming
  • Sound
  • Second Team
  • Stevie
  • GODSPEED MC/For God and Country
  • Stormchaser
  • Waves
  • The Entity
  • 9 Music Video / Commercial Finalists
  • Nice Shoes
  • Hey, Beautiful!
  • Chasing the Horizon
  • Alive
  • Oo La La
  • James Arthur feat. Travis Barker - You
  • Stellar Moto Brand Commercial
  • About the Girl in the Trunk
  • Slant - With or Without You
  • 10 Student Short Finalists
  • Dia de Las Carpas
  • They Won't Last
  • Natives
  • Tree #3
  • Our Home Here
  • A Guide to Being Herman
  • Furthest From
  • Time Difference
  • Pumpkin
Registration will begin shortly. We will send out an e-mail as soon as it is available, so keep an eye on your inbox.


Thursday, October 8th - Sunday, October 11th
New York Comic Con 2020 Virtual Event Schedule To Include The Walking Dead and Star Trek Q & A Panels

This year’s New York Comic Con will be available to fans across the globe, not just those lucky enough to be in town for the event.

The 2020 panels featured will be made virtually available, with live and prerecorded content available to watch on the NYCC YouTube page. “Star Trek” and “The Stand” have been announced as the latest panels, joining a list of shows including “Animaniacs” and “Doctor Who” that have already been revealed.

This year’s schedule will offer fans the ability to engage in virtual Q&As, as well as communicate with other fans through live chat features on YouTube. Insight into new shows like Hulu’s “Helstrom,” trivia competitions revolving around fan-favorite series and a virtual marketplace will offer fans a virtual experience akin to the in-person event.

More information and details about panels will be revealed closer to NYCC’s 2020 launch date, and this post will be updated as the schedule is announced.

Read the list of panels shared so far, below:

Animaniacs” – Executive producer Wellesley Wild, co-executive producer Gabe Swarr and voice cast members Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche will provide insight into the reboot.

Archer” – Executive producer Casey Willis will host a trivia event that allows at-home attendees to play along with voice actors H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates.

Doctor Who” – Actors Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill will engage in a discussion about the past two seasons of the show.

Fear The Walking Dead” – Ahead of the Season 6 premiere, the panel previews what has become of the now-separate group of survivors.

The Godfather of Gaming” – An exclusive chat with the “Civilization” game creator Sid Meier ahead of his book, “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games.”

Helstrom” – Cast members to be announced and creator Paul Zbyszewski will take part in a conversation around the new Hulu series.

Monsterland” – A behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming horror anthology series, including conversation with cast members to be announced and creator/showrunner Mary Law.

M.O.D.O.K.” – Marvel’s upcoming animated series will offer a first look with the show’s creators Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum and voice actors Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz and Melissa Fumero

The Sandman” – Audible and DC present a conversation with author Neil Gaiman and writer Dirk Maggs about the comic’s audio adaptation.

Stargirl” – The DC series’ stars Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman and Meg DeLacy and creator/executive producer Geoff Johns share behind-the-scenes information about Season 1 and discuss what’s next.

The Walking Dead” – The panel will be about “A Certain Doom,” the Season 10 finale, set to air on Oct. 4.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond” – Insight will be provided into the third series in “The Walking Dead” universe, which follows a group of young people on a quest.

The Watch” – A first look at the new fantasy show from BBC America, featuring Yvette Nicole Brown moderating a discussion between series stars Richard Dormer, Lara Rossi, Adam Hugill, Jo Eaton-Kent and Marama Corlett, and executive producers Simon Allen and Richard Stokes.

What We Do in the Shadows” – Actors Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch and the creative team will answer fan questions in a live Q&A.

Star Trek” Universe – “Star Trek: Lower Decks” creator Mike McMahan and “Star Trek: Discovery” co-showrunners producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise will be joined by cast from the shows to discuss recent and upcoming seasons. It will take place Oct. 8 at 12:00 pm ET.

The Stand” – Stars of the limited series based on Stephen King’s novel, including Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young and Owen Teague, will engage in a Q&A alongside crew on Oct. 9 at 12:40 pm ET.

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Tuesday, October 13th - Tuesday, December 15th
A Virtual Documentary Film Screening Series. Film Line Up Announced Soon, Check back to RSVP
Deadline info

Thursday, October 15th - Sunday, October 11th
Stream seven different online programs. Prices range from $5 to $35 per event, plus two free films.
Modernism Week is please to announce
Fall Preview Online Experience
purchase to stream starting
October 15, 2020
at 12 p.m. PST
Our online experience is seven different programs, similar to our in-person activities. Prices range from $5 to $35 per event, 
plus two free films. Enjoy on your phone, laptop or smart TV.


Thursday, December 3rd, 12:08 am
Macao Film Festival On Track for 2020 Edition in December

The fifth annual International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) is set to take place Dec. 3-8, with online submissions opening June 15.

In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has shut down numerous film festivals and left cinemas shuttered worldwide, the theme for this year’s IFFAM will be “A Celebration of Life and the Big Screen.” The festival will feature a specially curated section devoted to “films that define the out-of-home ‘big screen’ experience,” it said in a statement.

“It has been heartbreaking to see cinemas around the world closed this year, so IFFAM would like to celebrate the return to cinemas and the joy of this beautiful communal experience,” said IFFAM artistic director Mike Goodridge. “We can’t wait to see Macao audiences getting back into theaters.”

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, president of IFFAM’s organizing committee and director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, acknowledged that COVID-19 “has created a sweeping global impact and posed new barriers among people.”

“In these times of adversity, our hope is kindled as the film industry never ceases moving forward with perseverance,” she said.

Located a ferry ride away from Hong Kong, the former Portuguese colony of Macao is a special administrative region of China, meaning that it doesn’t fall under the same strict censorship rules as the mainland.

Last year, top prizes in the international section went to Kirill Mikhanovsky’s “Give Me Liberty,” which won best picture, and “Lynn + Lucy,” which nabbed best director for Britain’s Fyzal Boulifa and best actress for Roxanne Scrimshaw.

Best picture in the new Chinese cinema competition went to Gu Xiaogang’s “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains,” while best director went to Singaporean Anthony Chen for his second feature, “Wet Season.”

In 2019, Juliette Binoche was tapped as the festival’s talent ambassador, and took the stage to present the Asian Blockbuster Film award to Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” which his producer accepted on his behalf.

Other major Chinese international film festivals have been indefinitely postponed so far this year, including April’s Beijing International Film Festival and June’s Shanghai International Film Festival. info


Thursday, February 11th, 12:00 pm
Modernism Week
February 11, 2021

Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place February 11-21, 2021 and highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Now in its 16th year, the annual 11-day festival will feature more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a classic car show, garden tours, nightly parties, and a special series of compelling and informative talks. All events are open to the public, and many events are free or low cost.

Modernism Week 2021 
February 11-21, 2021 info

Thursday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 6th
Cine Gear Expo LA Returning 2021
Below the Line

In an effort to keep all attendees and exhibitors from the spread of the COVID-19, CineGear has decided to cancel the 2020 LA CineGear Expo. Since March, they have been monitoring all mandates from officials concerning public safety, but there is too much uncertainty for CineGear to feel comfortable rescheduling for this year.

In the coming weeks, CineGear will be reaching out about monies paid. To view the official letter, please visit info

Thursday, October 21st - Sunday, October 24th
WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR - we are planning for our 8th edition of WestEdge next year, October 21-24, 2021.

As the COVID-19 virus changes our daily lives and affects communities around the world, we extend our well wishes and support to you all, as we all adapt to this new reality of increased health & safety precautions, ‘social distancing’, and ongoing concerns about the pandemic’s economic impact.

Amidst this pandemic, we have determined that the challenges of hosting the 2020 edition of WestEdge this October are proving insurmountable and therefore we will be canceling our annual event. After much consideration and consultation with City & State and Health authorities here in Southern California, it’s clear that the circumstances are too unpredictable to proceed with our physical event this year. The health and safety considerations of our valued partners, as well as our own team, are paramount.

While it’s heartbreaking to know that we will not see you in person this fall in Santa Monica, we are planning for our 8th edition of WestEdge next year, October 21-24, 2021. In the meantime, over the course of the next few months we’ll be continuing to expand our digital initiatives to ensure we’re providing our network with critical exposure to stay engaged and keep the design community connected and inspired. Stay tuned for more updates on those opportunities info

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