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  • “This Is Us” – A Discussion With Set Decorator Beth Wooke

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas It’s hard to believe that “This Is Us” was once a pilot searching for a future.  The trails of the Pearson family displayed at upfronts and in a YouTube promo trailer were quickly embraced by thousands.  Set decorator Beth Wooke was amongt the pilot’s early fans.  The idea of working on the…

     

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  • Cheryal Kearney, Dazian Creative Fabric Environments Winners At 2017 SDSA Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Aloha Ohana!  The 24th Annual Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) Awards annual luncheon on June 4th, 2017 turned the Crystal Ballroom in Los Angeles’ historic Biltmore Hotel into a Hawaiian paradise.  Ohana – Hawaiian for “Family” – had a particularly significant ring as the event kicked off with an announcement informing…

     

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  • Production Designer Diane Lederman Discusses Her Work On “13 Reasons Why”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Diane Lederman flipped between production designer on indie films to set decorating others, including Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” for many years.  When time permitted, she also worked as a set decorator on television series and specials, including “Phil Spector”, for which she earned a Prime Time…

     

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  • Set Decorators Take Spotlight at DTLA Film Festival Sept. 23rd

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Set decorators are crucial team members of any film, television or commercial production.  The details they instill in a location inform the viewer about crucial story elements, including setting, atmosphere, tone and reveal crucial aspects of a character’s life.  Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the work of set decorators when members of…

     

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  • Period Authenticity With Exodus: Gods And Kings Set Decorator Celia Bobak

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    Period authenticity was always a priority to set decorator Celia Bobak in creating sets for Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” However certain liberties had to be taken. For instance, Egyptian tables were low to the ground, a point Bobak notes a contemporary audience would find ludicrous. “It’s important to remember we’re not making a…

     

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  • “Birdman” Set Decorator George DeTitta Jr. Describes His Process

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    By Marjorie Galas George DeTitta Jr. never worked in the theater. The acclaimed set decorator began his career on the 1981 film “Ragtime” and received his first Oscar nomination. Since then, he’s shifted between film and television and received numerous accolades including a second Oscar nomination (Radio Days), two Art Directors Guild nominations (Extremely Loud…

     

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