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We are creative folks who are required to exist within and successfully negotiate a political construct to progress on the job and in our career, yet this isn’t an aspect of our work that is much discussed in public.


Because it is an integral and interesting aspect of the work of production design for film, I think it could be helpful to put more public light on the politics of production design. This is a series of interviews with peers focusing on unusual or politically challenging intensive situations they have encountered. The hope is that others will find a means of connectivity and communication with our larger peer group regarding the subject.


In presenting these interviews I do not draw any conclusions or offer helpful insight for the reader.  Doing so would presume a baseline of commonality in how we each approach our jobs.  One thing I’ve learned over time is that we come to our jobs from individual points of view, senses of what constitutes professionalism, and definition of what being a collaborative artist means.  One subjective perspective does not fit all sizes.


I hope you find the conversations engaging,

Scott Chambliss, Production Designer  

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