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Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers

The Production Designers Collective is thrilled to announce our first one-day seminar!

Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC

20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036


11:00 - 11:30 - BREAKFAST Registration and introduction.

11:30 - 12:30 - WHO’S YOUR AGENT?

Agents from major Hollywood and boutique agencies discuss the role of a below-the-line agent and their relationships with their clients.

With agents Mira Yong (WME), Ann Murphy (ICM) Hillary Cook (Murtha Skouras) and Julian Savodivker (APA).

Moderated by designer Mike Shaw.

12:30 - 1:30 - OUR VALUES @WORK

Union reps discuss the meaning of being a union member and the impact of recent political developments on labor issues.

With Reps Beverly Miller and Susan Gammie (United Scenic Artists local 829) and Dooner (Art Directors Guild, Local 800).

Moderated by designer Kevin Lee Allen.

1:30 - 2:30 - BREAK


Film and TV producers converse about their work process and dialogue with designers and the art department.

With producers Amy Kaufman (Billions, Gossip Girl), G. Mac Brown (The Departed, Australia), Jill Footlick (You Can Count on Me, Boys Don't Cry), Mary Jane Skalski (Wilson, The Station Agent) and Kyle Martin (Donald Cried, Tiny Furniture).

Moderated by designer Inbal Weinberg.


Established production designers share production stories and offer advice from experience gained throughout their career.

With designers Naomi Shohan (Ben-Hur, I Am Legend, American Beauty), Mark Ricker (Trumbo, The Help, Julie and Julia) and Richard Hoover (42, Dead Man Walking, Twin Peaks) and David Gropman (Fences, Life of Pie, Hairspray) .

Moderated by designer Kalina Ivanov.

4:30 - 5:00 - COCKTAILS Reception and farewell.

Registration Fee: $20

The event is co-sponsored by United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

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