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September 22, 2019

Photo of set for Mike Nichols' "Working Girl". Production Design: Patrizia von Brandenstein

1. Know Thyself 

         Mira Yong, WME

This is a simple thought yet incredibly difficult for some to articulate. It’s important that those you meet with trul...

September 22, 2019

Carolyn ‘Cal’ Loucks is an award-nominated set decorator of the upcoming Roland Emmerich movie, "Midway". She was also the set decorator for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", "Fifty Shades Freed", and "Batman Vs Superman", among many others. Cal has most recently compl...

September 22, 2019

This month, to accompany our Forum question "How Do You Craft a Career", we review books on production design careers, written by or about established colleagues. 

BY DESIGN: Interviews with Film Production Designers (Vincent LoBrutto, 1992) 

The book is compri...

September 21, 2019

This week we were saddened to receive news that celebrated Hungarian production designer and activist László Rajk Jr. passed away after a rapid serious illness endured with dignity. 

László Rajk Jr. was an architect, production designer and human rights activist. I...

July 28, 2019

This month features a brilliant subject - Neon! We are joined by Matt Dilling, partner at Lite Brite Neon Studio, who was kind enough to share some of his favorites here. If you ever find yourselves in Kingston, NY, you should stop by Matt's incredible studio, meet the...

July 28, 2019

When first getting a script, it is the Production Designer’s unique role to look at nothing and see everything – all the possibilities. Designers are entrusted with the important responsibility to make something from nothing. So for me, making motion pictures on locati...

July 28, 2019

Production Designer Kirk Petruccelli has recently completed Roland Emmerich's WWII film "Midway". His feature credits include "Geostorm", "White House Down" and "The Patriot", for which he received an Art Directors Guild Award nomination. Petruccelli is also a second u...

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