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  

Markku Pätilä is a Finnish artist and production designer for film, TV and commercials. He is best known for his decades-long collaboration with award-winning director Aki Kaurismäk...

Chloé Cambournac is a production designer based in Paris, France. Her recent work includes the film "Someone, Somewhere" by Cedric Klapisch, "Papicha" by Mounia Meddour and "Roads"...

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...

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 w...

May 26, 2019

Denny Dugally is an Emmy nominated production designer whose credits include "The Kominsky Method", the upcoming feature "The Secret", "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life", and "Brot...

March 17, 2019

Ramsey Avery is an ADG Award nominated Production Designer and Supervising Art Director, whose Production Design credits include "Peppermint", "Hotel Artemis", and "10 Cloverfield L...

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