In this issue: SDSA member news, happenings and information
and Kelly Berry SDSA in the Set Decorator SDSA Spotlight
This spotlight shines a light on the committees working to support the SDSA.
Learn what they do and who the current members are. Want to get the most out of your membership?
Meet the... SDSA AWARDS EVENT COMMITTEE
The annual SDSA Awards event will be even bigger in 2018 as
we celebrate the landmark 25th anniversary of the SDSA.
Now is the time to join the committee that will be putting this
memorable celebration together.
The SDSA Award Committee plans and prepares the annual awards luncheon. Tasks include; selecting award recipients, working with the venue and members to design the event and invitations, procuring funding through donations and sponsorship and setting up the day of the event.
On Sunday August 13th, ABC hosted a Carnival & Set Visit at the BLACK-ISH stages
on the Disney Lot. Cast, show creator and executive producers were there to celebrate
the launch of the show's fourth season with carnival games and plenty of hot dogs,
burgers and ice cream sandwiches!
Set Decorator Joanne Baker SDSA greeted fellow
SDSA member attendees. She has been with the series since the pilot.
Jaxon Home Hosts August SDSA General Member Meeting
On a balmy Friday evening, Jaxon Home kept their doors open after-hours and hosted
the August SDSA General Membership Meeting. Enrique "Ric" Munoz and
Branden Richter welcomed the large SDSA group with bar drinks and hors d’oeuvres
served by renowned Chilean chef Joe Herreros and City Palate,
and presented a preview of their new collection: “Jaxon Heights”
Established in 2010, ACME Brooklyn is a hub of creative activity for fashion, commercial, celebrity, and fine art clients, with a 4,000 square foot studio space with Cyc in Williamsburg, and a brand new, just-opened 7,200 square foot prop rental house in Bushwick.
Under the guidance of veteran set designer Shawn Patrick Anderson, ACME approaches prop rental from a designer's point of view, with unique specialty items and set elements you won't find anywhere else.
ACME's easy-to-use website PROPRENTAL.com includes photos, dimensions, and prices for each item, so coming to our space to shop isn't necessary (unless, of course, you'd like to).
ACME's collection includes items ranging from modern and contemporary to rustic and vintage, with one of the more rental extensive taxidermy collections in NYC. We also offer delivery and pickup service, so getting items and returning them is a breeze.
We're new SDSA members! Please stop by our 120,000 square foot design studio and warehouse. We are located north of the 10 freeway west of the 710 freeway.
Furniture Design & Rental
Our warehouse is full of made-to-order furniture, beautiful sofas, custom bars, tables and chairs used to create the perfect look for your production. Our artisans build custom seating options, unique tables, distinctive lighting fixtures and upholstered furniture covers.
Our vast pillow and accessory collections brand each event in our client’s unique style. Our collection of reclaimed wood, mirror and antique tables coupled with our vast selection of upholstered dining chairs allows us to provide a luxurious guest dining environments.
Decorative Lighting Fixtures
From chandeliers, to sconces to torchieres, you name it and we’ve probably got it in our warehouse. Our inventory boasts of antique pieces and the most contemporary designs. We have unique and effective solutions for hanging our fixtures.
We provide full fabric treatments; from a clean, contemporary look, to a very full pleated baroque style. Our very talented seamstresses produce all things beautiful, from pillows to extravagant backdrops.
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER THE SCORCH TRIALS SPY THE EXPENDABLES 3
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 TEN ITEMS OR LESS
YOURS, MINE & OURS
SERENITY (Asst. Set Decorator) BE COOL(Asst. Set Decorator) FIRST DAUGHTER (Asst. Set Decorator) THE ITALIAN JOB (Asst Set Decorator) CAST AWAY (Buyer) PSYCHO (Buyer) LIFE AS A HOUSE (Asst Set Decorator) GARFIELD (Asst Set Decorator) THIRTEEN DAYS (Asst Set Decorator) GET SHORTY (TV) AMERICAN WOMAN
WINNING UGLY (Pilot) BABY DADDY (Season 2) FIVE MORE DEVIOUS MAIDS (Pilot) SUMMER CAMP (Pilot) TOP GEAR (Pilot) SCREAM QUEENS
In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have? I am embarrassed to admit I wish I were better at self promotion, which is of course ironic as I hesitate to write this as an answer in a promotional context such as the SDSA SET DECORATOR SPOTLIGHT.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I am from a very small town in northern Missouri. Quite recently, I was accepted into the Motion Picture Academy. My family and many in that little town where I grew up were very passionate about theatrical and musical productions and the experiences I had there inspired my curiosity about film and television production. The Academy membership is an honor I share in my heart with those in my home town who joined together to write and produce theatrical productions and music concerts.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
Are we good to go? Ok, let's do it.
People with the most to do get the most done.
Always have your wishlist ready.
What do you look for on the Craft Service table?
Something crunchy. Carrots and ranch or hummus. Water.
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member?
Being a member of the SDSA provides a feeling of comradery and a sense of professional unity. I am very proud to be a member of this group.
SDSA Members are hard at work on...
Some of your favorite shows:
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA ATYPICAL Set Decorator - Claire Kaufman SDSA THE DEUCE Set Decorator - Rich Devine SDSA (pilot) DISJOINTED Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA GET SHORTY Set Decorators -
Kelly Berry SDSA, Edward McLoughlin SDSA GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE Set Decorators -
Caroline George-Kohne, Richard C. Walker SDSA MARLON Set Decorator - Peter Gurski SDSA MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS Set Decorator - Stephanie Q. Bowen SDSA THE MINDY PROJECT Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA
Buyer - Natalie Contreras SDSA THE ORVILLE Set Decorator - Kathy Orlando SDSA RAY DONOVAN Set Decorators -
Tim Stepeck SDSA, William DeBiaso SDSA SURVIVORS REMORSE Set Decorator - Lia Lopez SDSA (Associate) THE TICK Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA
Playing at a theater near you:
AMERICAN ASSASSIN Set Decorators -
Naomi Moore SDSA, Letizia Santucci SDSA (Italy)
BRAD'S STATUS Set Decorators –
Paul Hotte SDSA, Julie DeRose, Ginette Robitaill THE DARK TOWER Set Decorators -
Anneka Botha, Rosemary Brandenburg SDSA (Los Angeles) FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER Set Decorators -
Judy Farr SDSA, Kelly Berry SDSA HOME AGAIN Production Designer - Ellen Brill SDSA LOGAN LUCKY Set Decorator – Barbara Munch SDSA THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Set Decorator - Ellen Christiansen SDSA REBEL IN THE RYE Set Decorator - Alexandra Mazur SDSA TULIP FEVER Set Decorator - Rebecca Alleway SDSA
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!
Thank you for supporting the Business Members who support the SDSA!
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Just remember to click first on the SDSA's bookstore/market, and then click the Amazon link
to start your shopping!
Business Members do you have an announcement you'd like to make? Set Decorators what are you working on?