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Art Directors Guild Elects Nelson Coates President Over Incumbent Mimi Gramatky

Art Directors Guild Elects Nelson Coates President Over Incumbent Mimi Gramatky
Emmy-nominated production designer Nelson Coates has been elected President of the Art Directors Guild, Iatse Local 800, defeating incumbent Mimi Gramatky who had held the office for three years. The guild's officer elections were a clean sweep for newcomers, with Oana Bogdan defeating incumbent Treasurer Cate Bangs, and two other incumbents – Vice President Jim Wallis and Secretary Judy Cosgrove – not seeking re-election. Patrick DeGreve was elected VP, and Thomas…
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Art Directors Guild Elects Nelson Coates President Over Incumbent Mimi Gramatky

Emmy-nominated production designer Nelson Coates has been elected President of the Art Directors Guild, Iatse Local 800, defeating incumbent Mimi Gramatky who had held the office for three years. The guild's officer elections were a clean sweep for newcomers, with Oana Bogdan defeating incumbent Treasurer Cate Bangs, and two other incumbents – Vice President Jim Wallis and Secretary Judy Cosgrove – not seeking re-election. Patrick DeGreve was elected VP, and Thomas…
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Nelson Coates Named President of Art Directors Guild

Nelson Coates Named President of Art Directors Guild
Nelson Coates has been elected president of the 2,300-member Art Directors Guild for a three-year term, succeeding Mimi Gramatky.

Members also elected Patrick DeGreve as vice president, Oana Bogdan as treasurer and Thomas Wilkins as secretary.

Coates has been a member of the guild, which operates as Local 800 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, since 1996. His film credits include “Flight,” “Runaway Jury,” “The Proposal,” “Hot Pursuit” and “The Secret in Their Eyes.”

He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Stephen King’s “The Stand” and worked on the ABC series “October Road.”

Coates is a member of the Television Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and one of the few members of Local 800 to begin his entertainment career as a professional actor. He was instrumental in creating and organizing the first new member orientation and the first member directory for the Art Directors Guild.
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Gene Allen, Former Academy President, Dies at 97

Production designer Gene Allen, a former three-term president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (1983-1985) and an Oscar winner for his work on “My Fair Lady,” died on Wednesday, October 7, from natural causes. He was 97 and lived in Newport Beach, California.

In addition to his art direction Oscar for “My Fair Lady,” Allen received Oscar nominations for “A Star Is Born” (1955) and “Les Girls” (1958). In 1997 he received a Special Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild, where he served as executive director from 1970-1997. He had also served as a vice president of Iatse. He was a member of the Directors Guild of America, having worked as second unit director in addition to production designer for director George Cukor on “A Star Is Born.”

Adg executive director Scott Roth, who succeeded Allen in 1997, said, “Gene Allen displayed verve and brio in his 27 years leading the Art Directors Guild.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman And Guardians Of The Galaxy Art Directors Guild Winners

On Saturday evening the Art Directors Guild (Adg) announced the winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman and Guardians Of The Galaxy were the night’s big winners.

Christopher Nolan received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Anne Hathaway, star of Interstellar, currently nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Production Design.

George Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Winners For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2014:

Period Film

The Grand Budapest Hotel Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Fantasy Film

Guardians Of The Galaxy Production Designer: Charles Wood

Contemporary Film

Birdman Production Designer: Kevin Thompson

Winners For Excellence In Production
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The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy Winners at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards

The Art Directors Guild (Adg, Iatse Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 850, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Christopher Nolan received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Anne Hathaway, star of Interstellar, currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Production Design. George Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell also were recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, the first year
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Scott Roth Re-Ups As Art Directors Guild Executive Director

Scott Roth, longtime executive director of Iatse Art Directors Guild Local 800, has signed to helm the union for another three years, Local 800 President Mimi Gramatky said today. Prior to being named the guild’s exec director in 1997, Roth had been the associate general counsel of the DGA from 1983-88 and had handled business affairs for various film companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans and on the Western Region council of the Actors Fund. Founded in 1937, the Art Directors Guild represents more than 2,000 film, TV […]
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‘Gravity,’ ‘Her’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ Win at Adg Awards

The Art Directors Guild (Adg) tonight announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, his stars of The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Production
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Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘Her,’ ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Gravity’ Score as Top Films

Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘Her,’ ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Gravity’ Score as Top Films
Her” (pictured) and production designer K.K. Barrett, “The Great Gatsby” and production designer Catherine Martin, and “Gravity” and production designer Andy Nicholson took top honors among feature films at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards Saturday evening.

“Gatsby” won for period film, “Gravity” for fantasy film and “Her” for contemporary film.

In television, “Game of Thrones” and production designer Gemma Jackson won for one-hour single-camera series, “Behind the Candelabra” and production designer Howard Cummings took the trophy for television movie or miniseries, and the “Helsinki” episode of “Veep” and production designer Jim Gloster copped the prize for half-hour single-camera series.

Other TV trophies went to the pilot of “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” and production designer Brian Kane for short format live-action series; the “Missionaries” episode of “Portlandia” and production designer Tyler Robinson for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series; and to “The 67th Annual Tony Awards” and production designer Steve Bass for awards,
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2014 Art Directors Guild Nominations -- See Complete List

The Art Directors Guild (Adg) has announced nominations in 10 categories of Production Design for movies, television, commercials, and music videos. They are all vying for the Art Directors Guild's 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Winners will be revealed on Feb. 8 from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

Here's your complete list of nominees:

Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2013:

Period Film

American Hustle - Production Designer: Judy Becker

The Great Gatsby - Production Designer: Catherine Martin

Inside Llewyn Davis - Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Saving Mr. Banks - Production Designer: Michael Corenblith

12 Years A Slave - Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Fantasy Film

Elysium - Production Designer: Philip Ivey

Gravity - Production Designer: Andy Nicholson

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug - Production Designer: Dan Hennah

Oblivion - Production Designer: Darren Gilford
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Art Directors Guild And Costume Designers Guild Reveal Their Nominees

The Art Directors Guild and the Costume Designers Guild have become the latest groups to announce their nominees for 2013. They may not be considered as big or as important as the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, or the Writers Guild, but they are still a pretty good prognosticator for who will eventually take home the Oscar in their respective categories.

The Art Directors split their categories up into Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary Films (along with various TV categories), but the main one of importance here is the Period, where we find the more fanciful, eye-catching designs. Here, we find what was mostly expected: American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, Inside Llewyn Davis, Saving Mr. Banks, and 12 Years a Slave. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say that The Great Gatsby has this one in the bag. There were those who didn’t enjoy the film (I actually found
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Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced

Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced
The art directors for “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” have scored nominations for the Art Directors Guild’s awards in production design.

The guild announced 15 nominations in three motion picture categories along with seven other categories for television, commercials and music videos. Winners will be named Feb. 8 in ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Owen Benjamin serving as host.

The guild has already announced that its Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to Martin Scorsese. Production designer Rick Carter will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame inductees are Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva.

Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2013:

Period Film

American Hustle – Production Designer: Judy Becker

The Great Gatsby – Production Designer: Catherine Martin

Inside Llewyn Davis – Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Saving Mr. Banks
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Art Directors Guild Elects New President

Production Designer Mimi Gramatky will serve a three-year term as President of the 2,000-member Adg, succeeding Thomas A. Walsh, the guild announced today. Also elected for three-year terms are Art Director Jim Wallis (Vice President), Production Designer Cate Bangs (Treasurer), and Art Director Judy Cosgrove (Secretary). Scott Roth continues as Adg’s Executive Director. In addition to Production Design, Gramatky’s skills include interior and landscape architecture, theatre design, visual FX and animation, documentary filmmaking, and teaching. She has been a member of the Adg Board of Directors and a past member of its Council. Gramatky is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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Production Designer Mimi Gramatky elected President of the 2,000-member Art Directors Guild

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Production Designer Mimi Gramatky has been elected President of the 2,000-member Art Directors Guild (Adg/Iatse, Local 800), for a three-year term, succeeding Thomas A. Walsh, it was announced today. Also elected for three-year terms are Art Director Jim Wallis as Vice President; Production Designer Cate Bangs as Treasurer; and Art Director Judy Cosgrove as Secretary. Scott Roth continues as Adg’s Executive Director. Gramatky’s skills reach beyond Production Design into interior and landscape architecture, theatre design, visual FX and animation, documentary filmmaking, and teaching. She has been a member of the Adg Board of Directors and a past member of its Council. Gramatky is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. She has been married for 27 years to Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator Geoff Stradling. About the Art Directors Guild
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Comic-Con 2010: Full Weekend Movie Schedule

Thursday:

10:00-11:00 – DreamWorks Animation: Megamind — DreamWorks Animation makes its Comic-Con debut with Megamind. The characters Megamind and Metro Man are jettisoned to Earth as babies when their home planets are destroyed. Megamind crash-lands inside a maximum-security prison, where he evolves into the wicked and diabolical genius he is today, while the dashingly handsome superhero Metro Man grows into the universally adored savior of Metro City, beloved by every man, woman and child — and especially the city’s ace reporter Roxanne Ritchi. These life-long archenemies will rewrite superhero movie lore when they challenge each other to the ultimate showdown of Good vs. Evil! Megamind stars Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill and director Tom McGrath join forces to unveil footage from DreamWorks Animation’s November 5 release. Hall H

10:30-11:30 – Danny Elfman — From Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Alice in Wonderland, composer Danny Elfman discusses his 25-year collaboration with director Tim Burton.
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Sdcc 2010: Friday Schedule for Comic-Con 2010 Released!

Comic-Con has just released its full Friday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed yesterday's Preview Night and Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Friday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .

Friday, July 23

10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans

David M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Daniel Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc

10:15-11:15 Aloha,
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Comic-Con 2010 Friday line-up

Friday's schedule has just gone up for the 2010 Comic-Con at San Diego. As was the case with yesterday's breakdown, I'm focusing on film/TV/DVD related events, screenings and panels.

Read about Thursday's line-up of events.

10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly AmericansDavid M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Dan Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc

10:15-11:15 Aloha, Earth!— Lost castaway found! Battlestar Cylon becomes human! Star Trek writers return from space! A supernatural force has drawn some of sci-fi's giants
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Full Comic-con 2010 Schedule For Friday July 23rd!

Hey Gang! Comic-Con International has released the full schedule for Friday July 23rd and its another full day crazy awesomeness!

Friday is traditionally known as Star Wars day at the convention. This year feature 6 Special Programs featuring official news, announcements and more from the Star Wars universe. There is also the classic march of the Stormtroopers which is always cool.

I honestly don't know how were going to cover everything we want to, but we will find away! We did it last year! I've hilighted all of the events and panels that we are looking forward to seeing. So check out the full schedule below and start planning out your epic Friday at Comic-Con!

Friday, July 23

Last changed: Fri, Jul 9, 11:26am

10:00-11:00 DC Talent Search 2— DC's editorial art director Mark Chiarello presents an informative orientation session that will explain how DC's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of DC Universe,
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Friday Schedule Announced for 2010 San Diego Comic-Con; Highlights Include The Green Hornet, Star Wars Day, The Big Bang Theory, and The Walking Dead

The schedule for Friday, July 23 at San Diego Comic Con 2010 was just released and coming off the heels of a stellar Thursday, it’s a little underwhelming. However, it leaves plenty of room for fans to be wowed by new material and that’s always a good thing. Friday is traditionally the second biggest day of the convention, and this year it seems to be the day studios plan to start the hype machines on a some of their upcoming films that are currently flying below the radar. For example, Hall H will feature Drive Angry 3D, Piranha 3D, Skyline, Super, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and finish up with Sony’s The Other Guys and The Green Hornet. Friday is also Star Wars Day at Comic Con which means there are panels on every aspect of that franchise.

There’s also screenings of Batman: Under the Red Hood,
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The Comic-Con Friday, July 23 Schedule!

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Here are the movie and TV highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Friday, July 23. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.

Friday, July 23

10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly AmericansDavid M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Dan Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc

10:15-11:15 Aloha, Earth!— Lost castaway found! Battlestar Cylon becomes human! Star Trek writers return from space!
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