This year’s Oscar®-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, 1917, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Parasite will discuss their craft at the 14th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America in association with the American Cinematheque on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3 p.m. The panel, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, and is free to the public on a first come, first serve basis. 

The Art Director Guild’s past president Thomas A. Walsh, ADG, and SDSA member Jan Pascale, SDSA, will moderate the discussion that includes the following design teams: 
      
THE IRISHMAN

  • Production Designer: BOB SHAW 
  • Set Decorator: REGINA GRAVES, SDSA

JOJO RABBIT

  • Production Designer: RA VINCENT, ADG, SDSA
  • Set Decorator: NORA SOPKOVÁ

1917

  • Production Designer: DENNIS GASSNER, ADG
  • Set Decorator: LEE SANDALES  

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

  • Production Designer: BARBARA LING, ADG
  • Set Decorator: NANCY HAIGH

PARASITE

  • Production Designer: LEE HA JUN  
  • Set Decorator: CHO WON WOO

Excerpts from each nominated film will be shown prior to the design teams discussing their work.                                                                                                                                               
The Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America are presenting this event as part of the American Cinematheque’s Awards Season Seminars. 
 
For TicketsAdmission is free and the public is welcome. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. For ticket reservations: bit.ly/38ul3Cs

Catch the Panel Livestream from the Egyptian Theatre, Feb. 8 at 3:00 pm PST here: www.locationstreaming.com/oscarpanel2020/

About THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD
Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,700 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Art Directors; Set Designers and Model Makers; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Scenic Title and Graphic Artists. The ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual 
“Excellence in Production Design Awards” gala, bimonthly craft magazine
(PERSPECTIVE), figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology and craft training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to www.adg.org
 
About THE SET DECORATORS SOCIETY
Founded in 1993, the SDSA is a professional association uniting film and television Set Decorators with businesses providing furnishings, materials, and services, Associate and Student Members, and friends from across the world. Service and activities include: SETDECOR.com, the online publication; presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award; social and networking events; an educational series, “Day with a Set Decorator” and charitable outreach programs such as scholarships and an annual art exhibition fundraiser. The mission of the SDSA is to preserve the past, provide our Business Members with strategies for success, and pave the way for an ever more professional group of Set Decorators in the future. The SDSA is separate and apart from any labor union and does not represent Set Decorators in negotiations regarding wages or working conditions, leaving this function to the International and local union chapters, including IATSE Local 44 in Los Angeles and Local 52 in New York. 
 
About AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501(c)(3) non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. At the Egyptian Theatre, the Cinematheque presents daily film and video programming which ranges from the classics of American and international cinema to new independent films and digital work. Exhibition of rare works, special and rare prints, etc., combined with fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created the work, are a Cinematheque tradition that keep audiences coming back for once-in-a-lifetime cinema experiences. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman's first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.