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  • Production Designer Gary Kordan And Wife Photographer Justine Ungaro Go Retro With Muse

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    By: Marjorie Galas From his Emmy nominated work on “Key and Peele” to the fantastical worlds of Amazon’s young adult hit “Just Add Magic”, production designer Gary Kordan gets behind projects 100%.  Before he lands a job, he’ll spend days researching content, often crafting up to sixteen mood boards loaded with images for first meeting…

     

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  • Sir Ken Adam, Tyrus Wong To Be Inducted Into ADG Hall OF Fame

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    The Art Directors Guild of America (ADG) have inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame production designer Sir Ken Adams and illustrator Tyrus Wong.  The two men will be formally inducted into the institution’s hall of fame during the 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at…

     

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  • Set Decorator Kimberly Wannop Reflects On Her 2017 Emmy-Nominated Work On “Veep”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Waiting on the word of the sixth season “Veep” world filled set decorator Kimberly Wannop with a giddy anxiety.  The then two-time Emmy nominee (2009 for “Bones”, 2016 for “Veep”) was heading into her second season with the show as the characters left the White House and moved on to new careers. …

     

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  • Gene Allen To Be Inducted Into ADG Hall Of Fame, Feb. 2017

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announce that legendary production designer Gene Allen will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame.during the org’s 2017 awards ceremony.  The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 1 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. “Gene made an enormous contribution to the art…

     

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  • Still Live From New York: Eugene Lee Receives Twelfth Emmy Nom For SNL

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Ask Eugene Lee how he felt after he received the call informing him about his 2016 Emmy nomination and the product designer grasps for words.  He’s much more enamored with the fact that he’s remained part of the handful of originals still working on “Saturday Night Live”. In fact, he was a…

     

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  • Production Designer David Blass Reflects On “Preacher”

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    By: Marjorie Galas Now that the first season of “Preacher” has wrapped, production designer David Blass took a few moments to reflect on the experience.  The three time Emmy nominee (“Constantine” in 2015, “Justified” in 2014 and 2012) wasn’t involved from the project’s inception.  In fact, Blass was completing the last season of “Justified” when…

     

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  • “The Production Designer: Architect Of Imagination”: A Comic Con 2016 Panel

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Educator and production designer John Muto’s Comic Com panel, “The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination”, has become a highly-anticipated mainstay of the fan fest.  His 2016 panel, featuring Dave Blass (Preacher, Constantine), James Chinlund (War for the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers), Sean Haworth (Deadpool, Ender’s Game) and Suzuki Ingersley (Tru Blood, Colony) drew…

     

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  • From Click Farms To Alcatraz: A Conversation With “Silicon Valley” Production Designer Richard Toyon

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Creating the tech infused world of HBO’s comedy “Silicon Valley” is very serious business.  Upon discovering the concept was green lit in the trades, self-proclaimed “tech head” and Mike Judge fan Richard Toyon was determined to land the show’s production designer title.  Securing the position with his initial visual design concepts, Toyon’s diligently stayed on top…

     

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  • Star Trek: Boldly Going Where Some Men Have Gone Before

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    In the early 60s, writer/producer Gene Roddenberry proposed a television series modeled after “Gulliver’s Travels.”  Marketed as a “western in space,” each episode was intended as both an action/suspense story as well as a morality parable.  On September 8, 1966, “Star Trek,” the embodiment of Roddenberry’s vision, first aired. Roddenberry and the series writers were…

     

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