April 17, 2014

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‘Gravity,’ ‘Her’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ Win at ADG Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, his stars of The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion. ADG President Mimi Gramatky and Production Designer Robert Stromberg participated in the presentation. Hall of Fame inductees were Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva. The 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards were co-produced by Dave Blass and Raf Lydon.
Presenters for this year’s awards included Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), June Squibb (Nebraska), Mimi Gramatky (ADG President), Julia Stiles (Blue), Robert Stromberg (Life of Pi), Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle), Tricia Helfer (Killer Women), Katee Sackhoff (Longmire), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Dennis Haysbert (24), Frances Fisher (Resurrection), Jon Avnet (Blue), Bruce Davison (X-Men) and Bill Bohnert (Maximum Drive).
ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director and their team for each nominated and winning project.
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2013:
Period Film
THE GREAT GATSBY
Production Designer: Catherine Martin
Fantasy Film
GRAVITY
Production Designer: Andy Nicholson
Contemporary Film
HER
Production Designer: K.K. Barrett
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2013:
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
GAME OF THRONES, Episode: Valar Dohaeris
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Television Movie or Mini-Series
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Production Designer: Howard Cummings
Half-Hour Single Camera Television Series
VEEP, Episode: Helsinki
Production Designer: Jim Gloster
Short Format, Live Action Series
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME, Episode: Pilot
Production Designer: Brian Kane
Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
PORTLANDIA, Episode: Missionaries
Production Designer: Tyler B. Robinson
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
Production Designer: Steve Bass
Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video
CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS, Episode: Epic Night Out
Production Designer: Todd Cherniawsky
ADG Awards Sponsors: Presenting and Lifetime Achievement: KOHLER; Title Sponsor:
Paramount Pictures; Platinum: LBI Entertainment, [...]

Marjo Bernay, Veteran Entertainment Union Activist and Executive in Art Directors Guild, Retires

Marjo Bernay, a 33-year veteran of four IATSE Locals, has retired from the Art Directors Guild where she was Manager, Awards and Events. A party is to be given in her honor at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City this Saturday, where proclamations from Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman Brad Sherman, as well as other dignitaries will be presented.
She was Business Agent of the Illustrators & Matte Artists, Local 790 and Set Designers & Model Makers, Local 847 from 1979 until they merged with the ADG in 2008. She was also Business Agent of Story Analysts, Local 854. While at the ADG she is also a trustee of the Set Designers Council and a member of the Board of Directors.
Bernay was a member of numerous organizations promoting the entertainment industry, including the California Film Commission, the Los Angeles Film Development Committee and the L.A. County Film Commission. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans and the first woman from the labor side to chair the Health Plan.
In addition, she was Vice President and a member of the Executive Council of the California State Theatrical Federation and Chairman of the Environmental Allocations Committee of the Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industry. She was a member of the Executive Committee of IATSE District 2 and first Chairperson of the District’s Women’s Caucus.
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Production Designer Mimi Gramatky elected President of the 2,000-member Art Directors Guild

Production Designer Mimi Gramatky has been elected President of the 2,000-member Art Directors Guild (ADG/IATSE, Local 800), for a three-year term, succeeding Thomas A. Walsh, it was announced today. Also elected for three-year terms are Art Director Jim Wallis as Vice President; Production Designer Cate Bangs as Treasurer; and Art Director Judy Cosgrove as Secretary. Scott Roth continues as ADG’s Executive Director.
Gramatky’s skills reach beyond Production Design into interior and landscape architecture, theatre design, visual FX and animation, documentary filmmaking, and teaching. She has been a member of the ADG Board of Directors and a past member of its Council. Gramatky is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. She has been married for 27 years to Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator Geoff Stradling.
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

‘Anna Karenina,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ and ‘Skyfall’ win Art Directors Guild Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 700, including guild members, industry executives, and press. ADG Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the fourth consecutive year. Due to an illness, Production Designer Herman Zimmerman was an absentee recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by BMW.
Hall of Fame inductees were Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald, and Edward Stephenson. The Production Designers behind the JAMES BOND franchise, including Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Allan Cameron and Dennis Gassner were honored for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. The 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards were produced by Greg Grande and Raf Lydon.
Presenters for this year’s awards included Levar Burton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Reading Rainbow), Joelle Carter (Justified), Francesca Eastwood (Big Morning Buzz Live, Miss Golden Globe® – 2013), Walton Goggins (Lincoln, Django Unchained, Justified), Dennis Haysbert (Allstate® Commercials, 24), Georgia King (The New Normal), Jonathan C. McGinley (Scrubs, the upcoming 42), Jane Seymour (To Live and Let Die, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Smallville), Julie White (Lincoln, Transformers), and Alfre Woodard (True Blood, Memphis Beat).
ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director and their team for each nominated and winning project.
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2012:
Period Film
ANNA KARENINA
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
Fantasy Film
LIFE OF PI
Production Designer: David Gropman
Contemporary Film
SKYFALL
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2012:
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
GAME OF THRONES, Episode: The Ghost of Harrenhal
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Television Movie or Mini-Series
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Episode: I Am Anne Frank, Part 2
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Episode of a Half-Hour Single Camera Television Series
GIRLS, Episode: Pilot
Production Designer: Judy Becker
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Episode: Mick Jagger Host
Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: John Myhre
Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video
X-BOX, Episode: Halo 4 Commissioning
Production Designer: Christopher Glass
Sponsors for the 17th Annual ADG Awards include: Exclusive Title and Lifetime Achievement sponsor BMW. The Platinum sponsors are EON Productions & [...]

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 [...]

Amy Adams will be given the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her performance in “THE MASTER”

HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that three-time Academy Award nominated actress, Amy Adams will be given the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her performance in “THE MASTER”; editor Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., will receive the “Hollywood Editor Award”; and production designer Sarah Greenwood, A.D.G., will be given the “Hollywood Production Designer Award.”
“We are very proud to recognize the films and work of this talented actress and accomplished artists,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards.
The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor director David O. Russell with the “Hollywood Director Award,” Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the “Hollywood Actress Award,” producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with the “Hollywood Producers Award,” writer/director Judd Apatow with the “Hollywood Comedy Award,” actor John Hawkes with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Award” for “The Sessions,” and Quvenzhané Wallis with the “New Hollywood Award” for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Other honorees include cinematographer Wally Pfister and visual effects supervisors Janek Sirrs and Jeff White. In addition, director Peter Ramsey’s “Rise of the Guardians” will be honored with the “Hollywood Animation Award,” along with additional honorees to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 22, 2012. The event honors cherished stars and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.
 
“We are very appreciative to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last nine years, a total of 85 Oscar nominations and 32 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards,” said de Abreu.
 
Last year’s awards show reached a total TV audience of more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers’ impressions.
 
Aside from celebrating accomplishments on screen, the Hollywood Film Awards established the “Hollywood Gives Back” program to expand and continue highlighting and assisting important local and national charities to raise funds. Over the years, the Hollywood Film Awards has contributed to such charities as the following: The Art of Elysium, Artists for Human Rights, Artists for Peace and Justice, MatchingDonors.com, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Enough Project, and [...]

Art Directors Guild Celebrates 75th Anniversary

HollywoodNews.com: The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) is celebrating its 75th anniversary with numerous high-profile special events planned throughout the year. These events will include exhibitions, screenings, receptions, panel discussions, proclamations and celebrations to be announced. The Guild was established in 1937. The 2,000 members of the ADG and special guests will be invited to all celebratory events.
The year’s celebrations open with the Guild’s participation in the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival to be held at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio April 21-22. The Guild will have a “store-front” on the ranch’s Main Street with an exhibition titled “The Artistry of Making a Cowboy Movie,” featuring members’ work from classic motion picture and television westerns including Silverado, The Lone Ranger, Deadwood, Wild Bill and Gunsmoke. For more information: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
A reception celebrating the publication of the coffee table book M-G-M: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot (Santa Monica Press) is scheduled for May 10 at the Guild’s Robert Boyle Studio 800. The three authors, Steve Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester and Michael Troyan, will discuss the history of the fabled M-G-M Studio from its triumphant beginning to its tragic end.
It was at this studio that legendary Art Director Cedric Gibbons and his associates had more than 140 acres of sound stages and backlot sets at their disposal. During his 32-year career the studio received 11 Oscars® and an additional 28 nominations. For more information: MGM Backlot Book Event
Hollywood Museum Reception
On the actual anniversary of the adoption of the Guild’s bylaws, June 2, a reception will be held at the Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor building at Hollywood and Highland. The museum will have on display a retrospective celebrating 75 years of art direction with movie and television sets from prominent production designers on display. Civic dignitaries and leaders in the motion picture and television industries are being invited. For information: ADG 75th Anniversary Party
A retrospective of the paintings and illustrations of legendary Production Designer Robert Boyle (Oscar® nominations include North By Northwest, Fiddler on the Roof, The Shootist) is to be shown at the Guild’s Gallery 800 in North Hollywood with an opening reception on July 28. Work from his close friend Boris Leven (Oscar® for West Side Story, nominated for The Sound of Music) will also be on display.
The ADG will present a series of films representing 75 years of production design from [...]

John Shaffner Elected Chair of Art Directors Council

HollywoodNews.com: – Production Designer John Shaffner has been elected to a three-year term as Chair of the Art Directors Council, effective immediately, replacing Thomas A. Walsh, who continues in the position of President of the overall Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800).
Shaffner was formerly Vice-Chair of the Council, a position now filled by Corey Kaplan. Also elected to the Art Directors Council was Jack Fisk. The ADG has four craft councils: Art Directors; Scenic, Title & Graphic Artists; Set Designers & Model Makers, and Illustrators & Matte Artists.
Shaffner has just completed four years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He presently works as Production Designer on Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly.
Fisk was nominated for an Oscar® and a BAFTA Award for his work as Production Designer on There Will be Blood. He was Production Designer on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and on Malick’s next film, as yet untitled.
New members recently elected to the other craft councils include Ben Nowicki of the Scenic, Title & Graphic Artists Council and James Hewitt of the Set Designers and Model Makers Council.
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The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design

HollywoodNews.com: The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG’s 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2011. The nominations were announced by ADG Council President Thomas A. Walsh and Awards co-producers Tom Wilkins and Greg Grande. Deadline for final voting, which is done online, is February 2. The black-tie ceremony announcing winners will take place Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the third consecutive year.
A Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Emmy Award® winning Production Designer Tony Walton. In addition, the ADG will induct the following legendary Production Designers from the past into its Hall of Fame: Robert Boyle, William Darling and Alfred Junge. This year’s Art Directors Guild Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to the principal team behind the Harry Potter films including Producers David Heyman and David Barron; Director David Yates; creator and author J.K. Rowling; Screenwriter Steve Kloves; Production Designer Stuart Craig; Art Director Neil Lamont; and Set Decorator Stephenie McMillan. Filmmaker Cindy Peters’ will present a special 75th Anniversary film in eight chapters that celebrates inspirational achievements in design.
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2011:
Period Film
ANONYMOUS Production Designer: Sebastian Krawinkel
THE ARTIST Production Designer: Laurence Bennett
THE HELP [...]

“The King’s Speech” Wins Art Directors Guild Award

HollywoodNews.com: The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 15th Annual Excellence in 2010 Production Design Awards in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 650 persons, including guild members, industry executives, studio heads and press. ADG Chairman Thomas A. Walsh presided over the awards ceremony with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the second consecutive year. Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Patricia Norris for Lifetime Achievement and to Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.
Presenters for this year’s awards included Tom Hooper (Director, The King’s Speech), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Maria Canals-Barrera (Wizards of Waverly Place and Larry Crowne), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Willie Garson (White Collar), Mariette Hartley, David Lynch (Director, Twin Peaks), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Ben Rappaport (Outsourced), Vik Sahay (“Chuck”), Robert Stromberg (Production Designer, Avatar), and Michael Weatherly (NCIS). During its ceremony tonight ADG inducted three additional legendary Production Designers into its Hall of Fame, bringing the roster to 33. The new inductees were Alexander Golitzen, Albert Heschong and Eugène Lourié.
ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director and Assistant Art Director of each nominated and winning project.
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2010:
Period Film
THE KING’S SPEECH
Production Designer: Eve Stewart
Fantasy Film
INCEPTION
Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas
Contemporary Film
BLACK SWAN
Production Designer:Therese DePrez
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2010:
Single Camera Television Series
MAD MEN
Episode: Public Relations
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Television Movie or Mini-Series
SECRETS IN THE WALL
Production Designer: Robb Wilson King
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
MODERN FAMILY
Episode: Halloween
Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Episode: Betty White/Jay Z
Production Designer:
Keith Raywood
Eugene Lee
Akira Yoshimura
N. Joseph DeTullio
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: David Rockwell
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR
COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2010:
DOS EQUIS
Commercial: Ice Fishing
Production Designer: Jesse B. Benson
Co-Producers for this year’s ADG Awards were Dawn Snyder and Tom Wilkins. Art Director Scott Enge designed the set using over 450,000 Swarovski crystals, in a multitude of different applications and styles. Sponsors for the 15th Annual ADG awards include: Set and Décor Sponsor Swarovski; Platinum Sponsors are International Creative Management, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros. Pictures; Gold Sponsors are Fox Searchlight, Fox Studio Production Services, [...]

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