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George Clooney To Present Adg’s Lifetime Achievement Award To Jim Bissell

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George Clooney To Present Adg’s Lifetime Achievement Award To Jim Bissell
George Clooney will present the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award to his old pal and longtime collaborator, production designer Jim Bissell. The awards show and presentation will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31.

Clooney’s collaboration with Bissell began in 2002 with Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, followed by Good Night, And Good Luck, Leatherheads, and most recently The Monuments Men.

Bissell’s other credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, 300, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). He won an Emmy for Palmerstown, U.S.A., and and received an Oscar nomination for Good Night, And Good Luck.
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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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Jim Bissell to Receive Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Bissell to Receive Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award
Production designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 31, 2015, at at the Beverly Hilton. The honor was announced Tuesday by John Shaffner, Adg Council chairman and Adg Award producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films An Oscar nominee for best achievement in art direction for 2005’s Good Night, and Good Luck and an Emmy winner for outstanding art direction for a series for 1980’s Palmerstown, U.S.A., Bissell has worked on such films

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Palmerstown, USA: Writer Willard Rodgers Dies at 69

THR is reporting that Willard Rodgers has died at the age of 69. Rodgers passed away at the Country Villa nursing home in Monrovia, near Los Angeles.

In addition to launching the AFI's Alumni Association Writers Workshop in 1979, Rodgers was also reportedly a writer on CBS' short-lived Palmerstown, USA series.

Though not well-remembered today, Palmerstown revolves around two young boys and their working class families -- one African-American and one Caucasian -- in the Southern Us during the 1930s. The series was co-produced by Norman Lear (All in the Family) and Alex Haley (Roots) and co-starred a young Michael J. Fox. It lasted just 11 episodes in 1980 and 1981, was nominated for three Emmys and won one Emmy for art direction.

A memorial service for Rodgers is planned for Monday and burial services will be held on Tuesday at
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Holiday season gifts for the Black film lover

In my quest to figure out good Xmas and Kwanzaa gifts for my people this year, I realized we always recommend movies, DVD’s and VODs, but I’ve seldom read about good books here on S&A. So, I’ve compile a great list for of Black cinephile-based books for the filmgoing audience. Some you’re definitely familiar with, others maybe not, but nonetheless here it is:

Donald Bogle’s books

I’ve been reading Bogle’s books for 20 years now, so considering I’m just on the precipice of my (eek!) mid-30’s, that’s saying a lot of the amount of Black film knowledge that he’s imparted to the masses for decades.

Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks

Arguably Bogle’s greatest, if not simply his best known book, “Toms…” is the definitive study of American Black film images going back to the beginning with Birth of
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