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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Production Designer Jim Bissell Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Production Designer Jim Bissell Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Production designer Jim Bissell has been chosen to receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The kudo will be presented Jan. 31 at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, Adg Council chairman, and Adg Award producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.

Bissell’s credits include “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Rocketeer,” “Jumanji,” “300,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “The Monuments Men” — his fourth collaboration with George Clooney following “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “Leatherheads.”

Bissell won an Emmy for “Palmerstown, U.S.A.,” shared with Bill Webb, and received an Oscar nomination for “Good Night, and Good Luck,” shared with Jan Pascale.

He is working on “Mission: Impossible 5.”

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are Ken Adam, Robert Boyle, Albert Brenner, Henry Bumstead, Rick Carter, Roy Christopher,
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Dietrich's Late Grandson Among Adg's Hall of Fame Honorees

Marlene Dietrich Grandson J. Michael Riva, Robert Clatworthy, and Harper Goff: Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame 2014 Production Designers Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff, and J. Michael Riva will be posthumously inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the 18th Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony, to be held on February 8, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo: Production designer J. Michael Riva.) J. Michael Riva J. Michael Riva (1948-2012), grandson of Marlene Dietrich (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express, A Foreign Affair), was production designer for Stuart Rosenberg / Robert Redford’s 1980 socially conscious drama Brubaker. Later on, Redford hired Riva as the art director for Ordinary People, also released in 1980. Riva’s other production design credits include the Lethal Weapon movies starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover; A Few Good Men (1992), with Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore; The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), with Will Smith; Spider-Man 3 (2007), with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst,
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Patricia Norris: Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award 2011

Production Designer and Costume Designer Patricia Norris, a frequent David Lynch collaborator, will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Adg's 15th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on February 5, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Norris, only the second woman to be awarded the Adg's Lifetime Achievement Award (Jan Scott was the first in 2001), has been nominated for five Academy Awards in the Best Costume Design category: Days of Heaven (1978), The Elephant Man (1980), Victor Victoria (1982), 2010 (1984), and Sunset (1989). Previous recipients of Adg Lifetime Achievement Awards are Production Designers Ken Adam, Robert Boyle, Albert Brenner, Henry Bumstead, Roy Christopher, Stuart Craig, Bill Creber, John Mansbridge, Terence Marsh, Harold Michelson, Jan Scott, Paul Sylbert and Dean Tavoularis. The information below is the Adg's press release: Norris began her career in the film industry as a stock girl in the wardrobe department at MGM [...]
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Patricia Norris to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Adg

HollywoodNews.com: Academy Award-winning Production Designer and Costume Designer Patricia Norris will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Art Directors Guild’s 15th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on February 5, 2011, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, Adg Council President, and Awards co-producers Dawn Snyder and Tom Wilkins. The award will be presented at a black-tie industry gathering at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Norris began her career in the film industry as a stock girl in the wardrobe department at MGM Studios and worked her way up to become one of the industry’s most respected craft persons. In announcing this honor, Adg President Walsh said, “Patricia is one of only a very few American designers who have been able to successfully combine the dual practices of production and costume design for film and television.” She holds dual production and costume design credits for works
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Tavoularis draws award from art guild

Production designer Dean Tavoularis, an Oscar winner for art direction on 1974's The Godfather Part II, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 11th annual Art Directors Guild Awards. The gala is set for Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton. Previous recipients of the group's lifetime achievement laurels include Ken Adam (Diamonds Are Forever), Robert Boyle (In Cold Blood) and Jan Scott (Roots).

ADG taps Creber for lifetime honor

William J. Creber, who production designed the Oscar-nominated The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, has been chosen to receive the Art Director Guild's lifetime achievement award. Creber, who also designed Planet of the Apes, Islands in the Stream and Flight of the Navigator, will be honored at the guild's ninth annual Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony Feb. 12 at the Beverly Hilton. Creber has served as production designer for such directors as Franklin Schaffner, Stanley Kramer, George Stevens, George Cukor, Ronald Neame and Robert Towne. Creber joins the ranks of previous ADG lifetime achievement winners including Roy Christopher, Ken Adam, Jan Scott, Henry Bumstead and Robert Boyle.

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