In this issue: SDSA Oscar and Modernism Week panels, upcoming don't-miss events
and Cathy Marshall in the Set Decorator Spotlight
SDSA Panel at Modernism Week
The SDSA presented a Set Decorator panel discussion hosted by H3K Design at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Saturday, February 18th. Moderated by Cathy Whitlock, author of Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction,
Halina Siwolop SDSA, Set Decorator for Showtime’s Masters of Sex and Gene Serdena SDSA, Set Decorator of the film Passengers, discussed Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film and Television
to a standing-room-only crowd!
The Art of Production Design
On the afternoon before the Oscars®, the always popular panel discussion by
Production Designers and Set Decorators who were nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Achievement in Production Design
was held at the Egyptian Theater, just steps from the rehearsals for the
Presented by American Cinematheque in association with the Art Directors Guild and
the Set Decorators Society of America, and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, the panel was moderated by Production Designer Thomas A. Walsh, former ADG president and Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA, a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who made it much more interesting and fun than their formal titles imply!
Photo Credit: Craig Matthews/ADG
Discussing their films to a full house were;
Patrice Vermette, Production Designer and Paul Hotte SDSA, Set Decorator
Jess Gonchor, Production Designer for HAIL, CAESAR!
Davis Wasco, Production Designer and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco SDSA, Set Decorator
for LA LA LAND
Guy Hendrix Dyas, Production Designer and Gene Serdena SDSA, Set Decorator
Day with the Set Decorator Saturday March 18th
at CBS Studio Center
Tour the sets of two television series decorated by Melinda Ritz SDSA
THE GREAT INDOORS and SUPERIOR DONUTS
Learn why Hollywood became the filming capital of the world and
tour the CBS Studios Center back lot.
Wattles Mansion Showcase House March 23rd - April 16th
The spring of 2017 marks the second year of the Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase.
This year's theme will demonstrate through interior design how to reinterpret a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle. The title of the showcase is Hollywood History: The New Classics.
This year Melinda Ritz SDSA and Mae Brunken SDSA
will decorate two rooms on behalf of the SDSA!
The showcase house will benefit three charities: No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA), Save Iconic Architecture Projects (SIA) and Los Angeles Parks Foundation.
The Wattles Mansion Showcase will be open to the public March 23 – April 16, 2017, Thursdays through Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $40 per person and groups of 20 or more will be $35 per person. For ticket sales, visit reitzhausproductions.com or wattlesshowcase.com.
Set Decorator Amy Wells SDSA
in Vogue Magazine
Amy Wells SDSA was featured earlier this month in Vogue Magazine.
The Set Decorator From Big Little Lies Spills Her Home Design Secrets Published March 6, 2017 by Alexandra Macon
Read it HERE!
ART DIMENSIONS ONLINE
Art Dimensions Online (ADO) is a web-based business specializing in fine contemporary art from a wide array of exceptional artists. The business was founded in 1988 and has been a trusted partner for film and television show sets, as well as for the art enthusiast’s personal collection and the corporate office, for nearly thirty years. Our inventory includes abstract paintings,
prints, drawings, sculpture and photography.
We are a family run prop house specializing in Americana and East Coast vintage studio rentals.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, our collection has been growing over the last 30+ years. Until recently, we’ve kept them to ourselves while working under Local 44, but we’ve decided to ship the pieces across the country, and take some time off to dedicate ourselves to focus on providing helpful and friendly service to everyone that walks through our door.
We can send photos, specs, or pricing via email or phone upon request.
Credits SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
(Season 2 & 3)
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
THE NORMAL HEART
PERSON OF INTEREST
In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have? I can't wait for teleportation... or to be in three places at once...or cloning myself, which seems to be a requirement these days (whichever comes first!)
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Juggling this fun hectic work, yet managing to have a great marriage and two wonderful healthy sons.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse? "Do you think we can...?"
What do you look for on the Craft Services table? Something healthy. Not always easy in NY.
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member. I love the diversity of the members and their amazing talents and skill sets. I am so inspired by an organization of peers who just get it DONE! ...and are so proficient at what we all are asked to accomplish in a short time with challenging budgets.
THE ARRANGEMENTSet Decorator - Kelly Berry SDSA THE CATCH Set Decorator - Laura Evans SDSA,
Buyers - Ellen Dorros SDSA, Robyn Holmes SDSA (Associate) BIG LITTLE LIESSet Decorator - Amy Wells SDSA THE VOICE Production Designer - James Pearse Connelly SDSA MAJOR CRIMES Set Decorator - Kristin Peterson SDSA CHICAGO JUSTICE Set Decorator - Lisa Alkofer SDSA UNDERGROUND Set Decorator - Maria Nay SDSA THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Set Decorator - Karen Bruck SDSA YOUNG & HUNGRY Set Decorator - Debra Combs SDSA BABY DADDY Set Decorator - Roya Parivar SDSA MARVEL'S IRON FIST Set Decorators - Stephanie Q. Bowen SDSA INTO THE BADLANDS Set Decorator - Philip Murphy SDSA MAKING HISTORY Set Decorator - Jennifer Lauricella SDSA,
Leadman - Ron Shulem SDSA (Associate)
Playing at a theater near you:
LOGAN Set Decorator – Peter Lando SDSA THE SHACK Set Decorator - Tracey A. Doyle SDSA POWER RANGERS Set Decorator - Hamish Purdy SDSA BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Set Decorator - Katie Spencer SDSA LIFE Set Decorator - Celia Bobak SDSA STEP SISTERS Set Decorator - Gia Grosso SDSA
Please welcome the following Members: Jenell Giordano SDSA Set Decorator (Oregon)
Rebecca Brown SDSA Set Decorator (Pennsylvania)
Letizia Santucci SDSA Set Decorator (Italy)
Amy Beth Silver SDSA Set Decorator (New York)
Dara Waxman SDSA Set Decorator
Mae Brunken SDSA Set Decorator - rejoin
Amber Haley SDSA Set Decorator - rejoin
The SDSA Set Decorator Resources section is a searchable database of all
SDSA Business Members, vendors who work with our trade. Don't forget to check frequently for NEW members!
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Business Members do you have an announcement you'd like to make? Set Decorators what are you working on?