The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 23rd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place for the first time at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Centre on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates, Council Chair Mark Worthington and Event Producers Scott Moses and Marco Miehe.

The 2018-2019 timeline for the ADG Awards is:

  • Submissions Open at   Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Submissions Close Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Online Voting for Nominations Begins Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Online Voting for Nominations Closes  Friday, January 4, 2019, 5 PM (PST)
  • Nominations Announced  Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Final Online Voting Begins  Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Final Online Voting Ends  Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5 PM (PST)
  • Winners Announced at ADG Awards Gala  Saturday, February 2, 2019

* Dates subject to change

Honorees for Lifetime Achievement, Cinematic Imagery and new inductees into the Guild's Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date. Further inquiries regarding the ADG Awards may be directed to Debbie Patton, ADG Awards & Events Director, at contact details below.

ADG Awards are open only to productions when made within the U.S. by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

About the Art Directors Guild
Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) represents 2,500 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers, Model Makers and Previs Artists. The ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society, an annual Awards Banquet, a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild’s online directory and website resources are at Connect with the Art Directors Guild and #Gallery800 on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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