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Art Directors Guild Awards Announce Presenters

An impressive array of presenters have signed on to present at the 17th annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW, set for Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced by John Shaffner, ADG chairman, and Awards Producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon.

Set to present are Joelle Carter (Justified, High Fidelity); Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, film and television director); Walton Goggins (Justified, Django Unchained, Lincoln); Dennis Haysbert (Allstate® commercial, 24, Wreck-It Ralph); Georgia King (The New Normal, Little Dorrit); John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Burn Notice); Jane Seymour (To Live and Let Die, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman); Julie White (Lincoln, Transformers); and Alfre Woodard (True Blood, Memphis Beat). More presenters’ names will be announced. Paula Poundstone is set to host for the fourth year in a row.

Nine ADG awards for Excellence in Production Design in categories of theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos, will be presented, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by BMW to Production Designer Herman Zimmerman. The Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to the production designers behind the James Bond film franchise. In addition, three legendary Production Designers will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame: Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald, and Edward S. Stephenson.

Sponsors for the 17th annual ADG Awards include: Exclusive Title and Lifetime Achievement sponsor BMW. The Platinum sponsors are EON Productions & Danjaq LLC and The Walt Disney Studios. The Gold sponsors are Fox Searchlight, Fox Studios Production Services, and Universal Studios Operations. Silver sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Design, The Golden Oak Ranch, FX, HBO, IATSE Local 33, ICM, J.C. Backings Corporation, Montana Artists Agency, Inc., Paramount Pictures, UTA, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, and WME. Media sponsors are The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Shoot. Tarin Wilson of plan A events is the event planner for this year’s ADG Awards.

ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D | The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org. Follow ADG on Twitter: @ADG800

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