In this issue: SDSA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Events coverage, Members making the mainstream news and Amber Haley SDSA in the Decorator Spotlight
SDSA Silver Anniversary Celebration February 18th, 2018
A community of founders and past presidents, members, colleagues and friends came together on a beautiful evening to celebrate 25 years of what has now grown to be the Set Decorators Society of America International.
Speeches were made, awards and scholarships given and the annual Art Auction
was again a success that supports both our organization and community through
Congratulations to all who continue to contribute to and support, inspire, promote and preserve the legacy of set decoration and the SDSA around the world.
2018 Earl Cooperman Lifetime Achievement Award Marc E. Meyer Jr.
2018 Vision Award Bonnie Bruckheimer
2018 Leslie Frankenheimer Scholarship Awards Underwritten by Faux Library & Lennie Marvin's Prop Heaven Alexandria Panuccio, FIDM
Diego Vielman, WLAC
Guest Speaker Amy Lemish, Executive Director, California Film Commission
Hats off to the 25th Anniversary Committee for putting on a spectacular evening and
a special thank you to the Table Sponsors and Silent Auction Sponsors
who made this evening possible.
SDSA Day With the Set Decorator February 24, 2018
Students and docents alike enjoyed the Day With The Set Decorator Master Class
held at Omega/Cinema Props.
Given a blank set, storyline and character breakdown, students 'shopped' the
prop house and then prepared and presented their set designs to the group.
Kudos to the Educational Outreach Committee and chairs,
Natalie Contreras SDSA and William DeBiasio SDSA,
Omega/Cinema Props and the docents who made this a memorable day
for some future Set Decorators!
The Art of Production Design
ADG - SDSA Oscar Panel March 3, 2018
A Panel Discussion with the 2018 Oscar Nominees was held at the Egyptian Theater the day before the Academy Awards. Sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter, and presented by American Cinematheque in association with the SDSA and ADG.
The sellout was moderated by Jan Pascale SDSA and Thomas A. Walsh ADG, and included SDSA Set Decorators Alessandra Querzola SDSA, BLADE RUNNER 2049, and double nominee Katie Spencer SDSA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, DARKEST HOUR
SDSA NYC and propNspoon Host Mixer April 26, 2018
Art Department Rocks!
Set Decorators, Production Designers, Art Directors, and Leadmen...
Meet Job Creators and Implementers in an informal, casual setting in one of
New York's premiere Prop and Fabrication Houses, propNspoon!
Dapper Cadaver on Bravo SDSA Business Member Dapper Cadaver was featured in an episode of VANDERPUMP RULES, aptly titled "Screams and Queens"
Bravo TV Episode
Jan Pascale SDSA, AMPAS Board Member The Academy's Female Governors Sit for Class Photo:
"It Doesn't Feel Like a Male Enclave Anymore"
The Hollywood Reporter Article
Photo Credit: Chistopher Patey
Kudos to Michelle Day SDSA from Director Alex Garland Anatomy of a Scene ⏐ 'Annihalation' Director walks viewers through a scene from behind the camera. New York Times Video
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Set Decorator Alessandra Querzola SDSA ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Set Decorator Searched World to
Find Props for Film’s Dystopian Future Variety Article
For more news, check out the SDSA Website Press/News page Click Here
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Partial Credits BARRY (HBO) INSECURE (HBO) AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON
In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish that I could sing!!! I think it would be so cool to bust out in song, but alas I cannot. I can say that I can tell when someone isn’t being authentic. It’s my secret power and has helped me in countless ways specifically in this industry.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I married very well. And by that, I mean someone who is totally supportive and helps me in countless ways when I am working. Without this I couldn’t focus on my job as much that I do and be successful as a decorator, wife and mother. The beautiful acceptance speech by Ryan Gosling at the Golden Globes is very true, without our families none of this is possible.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse? I have two…” It’s going to be great!!” and “I’m so excited!!!” Excited, I ask people if they are excited about something. My teenage son doesn’t like it when I ask him.
What do you look for on the Craft Services table? Well, tacos! But I usually resist. Protein and apples, I love apples.
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member. I think it’s important and useful to have this community of support. It’s great to be able to bounce scenarios off one another and helpful for negotiating deals.
Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA takes us on a photo tour that
offers great visual insights, enriching the story without giving it away A WRINKLE IN TIME
The making of TOMB RAIDER was an extraordinary adventure
for everyone involved, not just the action characters!
Set Decorator Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA gives us details
in a photo tour of the sets... TOMB RAIDER
Set Decorator Jay Hart SDSA takes us behind the scenes, from the legendary
Wakanda where innovation meets history to a secret casino in Korea...
from a teeming fish market to innovative transports and more! BLACK PANTHER
A fantastic gallery of the deeply atmospheric, slightly futuristic noir
sets with insider notes from Set Decorator Alessandra Querzola SDSA BLADE RUNNER 2049
ALEX, INC. Set Decorator - George DeTitta Jr. SDSA THE AMERICANS Set Decorator - Mila Khalevich SDSA BARRY Set Decorators - Amber Haley SDSA, Jennifer Mueller SDSA (pilot) CHAMPIONS Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS Set Decorator - Cathy Marshall SDSA FOR THE PEOPLE Set Decorators - Laura Evans SDSA, Andi Brittan SDSA GONE Set Decorator - Rebecca Brown SDSA HEATHERS Set Decorator - Kellie Jo Tinney SDSA KRYPTON Set Decorator - Andrew McCarthy SDSA LOVE Set Decorator - Beth Wooke SDSA MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES Set Decorators -
Caroline Ghertler SDSA, David Schlesinger SDSA MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Set Decorator - Heidi Miller SDSA RISE Set Decorator - Susan Ogu SDSA SILICON VALLEY Set Decorator - Brandi Kalish SDSA
Set Decoration Coordinator Chase Helzer SDSA (Associate) SNEAKY PETE Set Decorator - Mila Kalevich SDSA SPLITTING UP TOGETHER Set Decorators -
Beth Wooke SDSA, Kellie Jo Tinney SDSA (Pilot)
Leadman - Mark Rodriquez SDSA (Associate) STATION 19 Set Decorator - Patricia Sullivan SDSA TRUST Set Decorators - Stella Fox (UK), Alessandra Querzola SDSA (Italy)
Playing at a theater near you:
A WRINKLE IN TIMESet Decorator - Elizabeth Keenan SDSA ANNIHILATION Set Decorator Michelle Day SDSA
THE DEATH OF STALIN Set Decorator - Charlotte Dirickx SDSA GRINGO Set Decorators – Halina Siwolop SDSA, Daniela Rojas LEAN ON PETE Set Decorator - Jenelle Giordano SDSA TOMB RAIDER Set Decorator – Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA
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