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  • Norm Newberry To Receive 2018 ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

    By 411 Update

     

    Norm Newberry, former ADG Awardee and a 21st century renaissance Production Designer best known for his work on War of the Worlds, The Polar Express and Beowulf, will receive the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The 2018 ADG Awards, themed “Production…

     

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  • Submissions For 2018 ADG Excellence In Production Design Awards Open

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Television and feature film submissions for the Art Directors Guild (ADG) 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards are currently accepting submissions. “Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination” will be this year’s theme as the guild debuts its new award category Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Feature Film. The ADG…

     

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  • ADG Film Society To Honor Legendary Director Peter Greenaway With Double Feature And Panel July 30

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    The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and the American Cinematheque will present a special double-header screening of The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982) and Prospero’s Books (1991) in tribute to British director, screenwriter and cinematic genius Peter Greenaway Sunday, July 30, at the Egyptian Theatre. The evening will feature a discussion  that explores the creative legacy of Greenaway between The…

     

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  • 2017 Art Directors Guild Award Nominees Revealed

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The nominees for the 2017  Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Production Design Awards have been announced.  The 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards celebrating “Return to Hollywood” will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.   There are eleven categories that represent the pinnacle in…

     

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  • Rene Lagler Named Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient By ADG

    By 411 Update

     

    René Lagler, an Emmy® award-winning Production Designer of more than 2,500 television shows and major events, will receive the 2017 Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award will be presented to Lagler at the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom…

     

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  • Comic Con 2015: The Production Designer: Architect Of Imagination

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    The work of the production designer extends beyond the reach of film and television. Production design affects the aesthetic of toys, cars, and other everyday objects too numerous to mention. With this thought, John Muto (Species, Home Alone) kicked off the Art Directors Guild’s annual presentation at Comic Con 2015. This year’s panel, “The Production…

     

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  • Comic Con 2015: Illustrators – Film & TV’s Hidden Gems

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    The 2015 Comic Con fans who packed the Art Directors Guild special panel “Illustrators: The Hidden Gems of Film and TV” learned, within the first five minutes, storyboards can be as diverse as the content they depict. The work of the panelists including Amy Lynn Umezu (Kong: Skull Island, Insurgent), Robert McKinnon (Batman v. Superman:…

     

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  • Art Directors And The New Age: Part Two

    By ariwald@yahoo.com

     

    BY: Marjorie Galas, Editor Over the past few years, visual effects have taken a prominent position in most every film and television show. Entire sets are regularly fabricated, including characters themselves. How has the integration of practical and artificial sets and locations affected the art department? In this conclusion of our two part series “Art…

     

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