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Art Directors Guild Reelects Chuck Parker As National Executive Director

Chuck Parker has been re-elected national executive director of the Art Directors Guild, Iatse Local 800. He and the guild’s associate national executive director, who goes by the name dooner, were reelected at the guild’s bi-annual general membership meeting last Saturday. They both ran unopposed.

“I am so pleased Adg members have recognized the hard work and dedication of Chuck and dooner on the issues of importance to our 2,700 members,” said Nelson Coates, the guild’s president.

“This was a great display of Local unity,” said art director Susan Bolles, who nominated Parker.

“It is clear that the members are standing strong behind our leaders,” said Kristen Davis, chair of the guild’s Set Designers and Model Makers craft, who nominated dooner.

According to the guild’s financial reports, Parker was paid $235,968 by the guild last year, while dooner earned $171,371.

Election results for the other positions subject to nomination
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William Creber, Production Designer on ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ Dies at 87

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William Creber, Production Designer on ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ Dies at 87
William “Bill” Creber, a three-time Oscar-nominated Production Designer and Art Director known for his work on “Planet of the Apes” (1967) and “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) died in Los Angeles on March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

Creber’s Oscar nominations came for his work as a production designer on “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1964), “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno” (1975) for which he also received a BAFTA nomination. Creber was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1964 for “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and was honored with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

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“This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture,” said Nelson Coates, president of the Art Directors Guild in a statement to TheWrap. “Though his last feature was 21 years ago, Bill Creber
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William J. Creber, ‘Planet of the Apes’ Production Designer, Dies at 87

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William J. Creber, ‘Planet of the Apes’ Production Designer, Dies at 87
Production designer William Creber, who served as art director on the original “Planet of the Apes” movies, died in Los Angeles on March 7 from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

“This was the man who designed and then flipped cruise ships, burned skyscrapers, and created an entire ape culture,” said Nelson Coates, president of the Art Directors Guild. “Though his last feature was 21 years ago, Bill Creber remained a vital influence in the industry, with his institutional memory, sharing of relevant production solutions, and his amazing skills devising, executing, and teaching incredible methods of in-camera visual fx.”

His three Oscar nominations came for his art direction on George Stevens’ “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” and on Irwin Allen’s “Poseidon Adventure” and “Towering Inferno.” Other projects he worked on include ABC series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” for which he won an Emmy, ABC’s “The Time Tunnel,
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Bill Creber Dies: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Art Director And Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Was 87

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Bill Creber Dies: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Art Director And Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Was 87
Oscar-nominated art director and production designer Bill Creber died in Los Angeles March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness, Deadline has learned. He was 87.

A Los Angeles native, William “Bill” Creber is best known for his work with the original Planet of the Apes franchise including the original 1968 film starring Charlton Heston as well as Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971).

He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction for the 1965 film The Greatest Story Ever Told. This was followed by two more Oscar nods for his work on two iconic Hollywood films: The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He also received a BAFTA nomination for the latter action pic which starred Steve McQueen and was directed by John Guillermin.

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1964 for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
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2019 Oscars guild awards final scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins 4, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Green Book’ 3

2019 Oscars guild awards final scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins 4, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Green Book’ 3
While “Bohemian Rhapsody” lost at the Costume Designer Awards on Tuesday, it still ended up winning the most precursor prizes of the eight Best Picture nominees at the Oscars. This biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury won with four of the nine guilds at which it contended. It lost with the art directors, costume designers, makeup artists/hairstylists, producers and visual effects wizards.

Two of its Academy Awards rivals for the top award — “Black Panther” and “The Favourite” — did win over the costume designers. These victories in the fantasy and period film races respectively brought their overall hauls to three apiece. “Black Panther” had previously prevailed with the actors and art directors while “The Favourite” scored with the art directors and film editors. They are now tied with “Green Book,” which had wins with the actors, casting directors and producers.

Crazy Rich Asians,” which was snubbed by the Oscars, also
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves into first with two days of voting left

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves into first with two days of voting left
With the Writers Guild and Motion Picture Sound Editors awards on Sunday (February 17), we’ve now heard from 12 of the 13 guilds. The costume designers don’t weigh in till hours after Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, February 19.

The winners with the writers were “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (adapted”) and “Eighth Grade” (original) while “A Quiet Place” took the top sound editing award. The Oscar frontrunner for Best Original Screenplay, “The Favourite,” was ineligible at the WGA Awards. Over on the sound side, two other Best Picture nominees, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Roma,” picked up two and one prizes respectively.

Bohemian Rhapsody” had also won on Saturday with the sound mixers at the Cinema Audio Society Awards. That one-two punch moves this biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury into first on our guild awards scorecard with four wins following its success with the actors and film editors.

That haul puts “Bohemian Rhapsody
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ finally gets on board with makeup win but loses sound mixing to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ finally gets on board with makeup win but loses sound mixing to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
It took till the last weekend of guild awards season but “A Star is Born” finally picked up a prize at the Makeup and Hair Styling Awards on Saturday, February 16. This win for best contemporary makeup was particularly welcome as Bradley Cooper‘s remake of the Hollywood classic lost at the other guild awards of the evening. The Cinema Audio Society went with “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Best Sound Mixing.

This marked the third victory to date for the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury following its success with the actors and film editors. “Crazy Rich Asians” picked up its third prize as well, with a win for contemporary hairstyling. It had previously won over both the art and casting directors. Each is now tied with “Green Book,” which has wins with the actors, casting directors and producers.

Two more guilds — the sound editors and writers — will chime in on Sunday.
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Green Book’ leads heading into Academy Awards voting

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Green Book’ leads heading into Academy Awards voting
We’ re now more than two-thirds along the road to the Oscars with 9 of the 13 guilds having weighed in with their picks before academy voters begin casting their final ballots on Feb. 12. “Green Book” has won with the three of the eight groups heard from to date: actors, casting directors and producers.

After their success with the art directors, “Black Panther” and “The Favourite” are now tied with “Bohemian Rhapsody” at two wins apiece as detailed below. And “Roma” got on the scoreboard with that DGA win for multi-hyphenate Alfonso Cuaron, who lost the cinematography award on Feb. 9 to “Cold War” lenser Lukasz Zal.

Three more groups — makeup artists & hair stylists, sound editors and writers — announce their winners during the eight days of voting for the Academy Awards. And the costume designers hold their awards mere hours after Academy Awards balloting ends on Feb. 20.

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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘First Man’ gets first win from Visual Effects Society

We are now more than halfway along the road to the Oscars as the seventh of 13 guilds — the Visual Effects Society — handed out its precursor prizes on Feb. 5. Only one of the Best Picture nominees was in the running: “Bohemian Rhapsody” lost its bid for best supporting visual effects to “First Man.” That marked the first guild win for Damien Chazelle‘s biopic of Neil Armstrong.

The big winner with the Ves was “Avengers: Infinity War” which swept its four categories, including the guild equivalent of Best Picture – visual effects in a feature motion picture. Among its other wins was effects simulations. While it had contended for its depiction of Wakanda, the home of Black Panther, it won instead for bringing Titan to the screen. That wasn’t surprising given that the Ves had snubbed “Black Panther” across the board.

Before final Oscar voting begins on Feb. 12, we will also
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Fiona Crombie wins Art Directors Guild Award

The Favourite’ (Photo credit: 20th Century Fox)

Aussie production designer Fiona Crombie’s chances of winning her first Academy Award have received a boost after her work on Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite was recognised by the Art Directors Guild.

The Favourite won the prize for best period film at the guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

Black Panther was named best fantasy film while Crazy Rich Asians took the prize for contemporary film and Isle of Dogs best animated film. The key TV awards went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Handmaid’s Tale.

In the past five years the winner of the guild’s period film category went on to win the Oscar in production design three times: For The Great Gatsby (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2015) and The Shape of Water (2018), which also won best picture.

The production design
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets on board with DGA win, ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ score with Adg

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets on board with DGA win, ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ score with Adg
Six of the 13 guilds have now weighed in with their picks of the year. On Feb. 2, it was the turn of the directors (“Roma” helmer Alfonso Cuaron took that award) and the art directors.

Before final Oscar voting begins on Feb. 12, we will also hear from the visual effects wizards (Feb. 5) and the lensers (Feb. 9). Four more groups — makeup artists & hair stylists, sound mixers, sound editors and writers — have their say during the eight days of voting for the Oscars. And the costume designers announce their winners hours after Academy Awards balloting ends on Feb. 20.

Green Book” has won with the three of the six groups so far: actors, casting directors and producers With their success at the Adg, “Black Panther” and “The Favourite” are now tied with “Bohemian Rhapsody” at two wins apiece as detailed below. And “Roma” got on board with that DGA win.

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Art Directors Guild Awards Spread the Love to ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite,’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The Art Directors Guild Production Design Awards spread the wealth throughout 11 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos, and animated features. Feature film winners included period “The Favourite” (Fiona Crombie), fantasy “Black Panther” (Hannah Beachler), contemporary “Crazy Rich Asians” (Nelson Coates), and animated “Isle of Dogs”.

Anyone looking for clarity on the upcoming Academy Awards won’t get it here. Beachler, the Oscar favorite, for her brilliant world building of Wakanda, has already become the first African-American to be Oscar-nominated in her craft. A victory, though, would solidify the diversity breakthrough for production design.

Meanwhile, a win for Crombie would signify a stunning creative achievement. She transformed the palace (shot at Hatfield House) into a playground and battlefield with a lot of open spaces. The wood paneling and tapestries helped the pale-skinned actresses stand out more, especially with Sandy Powell’s Oscar-nominated monochrome costumes.

Television winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Art Directors Guild Awards Spread the Love to ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite,’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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The Art Directors Guild Production Design Awards spread the wealth throughout 11 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos, and animated features. Feature film winners included period “The Favourite” (Fiona Crombie), fantasy “Black Panther” (Hannah Beachler), contemporary “Crazy Rich Asians” (Nelson Coates), and animated “Isle of Dogs”.

Anyone looking for clarity on the upcoming Academy Awards won’t get it here. Beachler, the Oscar favorite, for her brilliant world building of Wakanda, has already become the first African-American to be Oscar-nominated in her craft. A victory, though, would solidify the diversity breakthrough for production design.

Meanwhile, a win for Crombie would signify a stunning creative achievement. She transformed the palace (shot at Hatfield House) into a playground and battlefield with a lot of open spaces. The wood paneling and tapestries helped the pale-skinned actresses stand out more, especially with Sandy Powell’s Oscar-nominated monochrome costumes.

Television winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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2019 Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ win on way to Oscars

The 23rd annual Art Directors Guild Awards took place on Saturday (Feb. 2). These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the winner of the Best Production Design race at the Academy Awards. Over the first 22 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar champ has always numbered among the Adg nominees in the various genre categories. Fifteen of the Academy Award winners first prevailed with the guild, including the last five in a row.

The current Oscar frontrunner for this award, “The Favourite,” won at the Adg in the period category over, among others, two of its Oscar rivals: “First Man” and “Roma.” That race was rounded out by “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” One of the other two Academy Awards contenders — “Black Panther” — won the Adg fantasy film prize. The fifth Oscar nominee, “Mary Poppins Returns,” contended in that race. The contemporary award went to “Crazy Rich Asians.
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite’ Among Winners at Art Directors Guild Awards

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite’ Among Winners at Art Directors Guild Awards
The Favourite”, “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Black Panther” have been named the best-designed films of 2018 by the Art Directors Guild, which handed out its 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday night at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.

The Favourite” won in the Period Film category, “Black Panther” in the Fantasy Film category and “Crazy Rich Asians” in the Contemporary Film category. “Isle of Dogs” won in the Animated Film category, as the Adg picked a separate winner from the Annie Awards, which gave its art direction prize to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” the same night.

In the 22 years that the Adg has been handing out awards, one of its winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Production Design 15 times, including the last five years in a row. Most of the Oscar winners have come from the Adg’s period-film category.

Also Read: 'The Favourite': Oscar-Nominated Editor,
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Adg Awards: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Take Home Trophies For Film, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Honored For TV – Full Winners List

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Adg Awards: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Take Home Trophies For Film, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Honored For TV – Full Winners List
The trophies for the 23rd Annual Art Directors Guild Awards were handed out on Saturday night at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown with two of the most game-changing inclusive films of the year Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians taking home awards for film and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Handmaid’s Tale winning for TV.

Hosted by David Alan Grier, the annual award ceremony honors excellence in production design in film and television. Among the special honorees were Academy Award-winning filmmaker Rob Marshall who received the Adg Cinematic Imagery Award as well as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients that included Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall, Senior Illustrator and Production Designer Ed Verreaux, Scenic Artist Jim Fiorito and Set Designer and Art Director William F. Matthews.

Amanda N’Duka was on the scene at the ceremony. The night was light and not weighed down with the usual stress and political-driven speeches from regular award ceremonies.
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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Among Art Directors Guild Winners

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Among Art Directors Guild Winners
The Favourite,” “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” walked away with top film honors at the 23rd annual Art Directors Guild Awards Saturday night.

“This journey started six years ago with ‘Fruitvale Station’ and a very awkward Skype interview,” Hannach Beachler, production designer of “Black Panther,” said in thanking director Ryan Coogler. “This journey has altered my life … Just learning about who I am and what I want this film to be, and really pushing the idea that design is not just brick and mortar. It’s not just wax, it’s not just paint. It’s your heart, it’s your soul, it’s everything we do every single day.”

In the TV fields, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Glow” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” were among the winners.

Oscar-nominated production designer Jeannine Oppewall and Adg-nominated production designer Ed Verreaux (“Jurassic Park”) received lifetime achievement awards from the organization.

“I
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: With Ace Eddies win, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves into second behind ‘Green Book’

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: With Ace Eddies win, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves into second behind ‘Green Book’
With the Ace Eddie Awards on Feb. 1, we’ve now heard from 4 of the 13 guilds who give out prizes. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which had already racked up a win with SAG for lead Rami Malek, won with the cutters on the drama side. That moves it into second place on our guild awards scorecard behind “Green Book” which has won over the actors, casting directors and producers to date. And “The Favourite” got on the board with its comedy/musical win at the Ace Eddies.

On Feb. 2, we’ll hear from the directors (“Roma” helmer Alfonso Cuaron is tipped to take that prize) and the art directors who hand out awards in three genres. We expect “The Favourite” to win the period prize, “Black Panther” to claim the fantasy award and “Crazy Rich Asians” to nab the contemporary honor.

Before final Oscar voting begins on Feb. 12., we will also hear from the visual effects wizards (Feb.
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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Green Book’ has early lead with wins at PGA, SAG and Csa

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘Green Book’ has early lead with wins at PGA, SAG and Csa
Before nominations for the Oscars were announced on Jan. 22, we’d already heard from the producers and actors with their picks for the best of the year. On Thursday Jan. 31, the casting directors chimed in with their choices. This weekend, three more groups (art directors, directors, film editors) will hand out prizes. And two more — the lensers and visual effects wizards — hold their awards before final Oscar voting begins on Feb. 12.

Four more groups — makeup artists & hair stylists, sound mixers, sound editors and writers — weigh in during the eight days of voting for the Academy Awards. And the costume designers have their say hours after Oscar balloting ends on Feb. 20.

“A Star is Born,” which reaped eight Oscar nominations, is in the running for 12 of the 13 guild awards missing out only with Visual Effects Society. It has yet to win with any of the three groups heard from to date.
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‘Roma’ Wins Nine Prizes From Latino Entertainment Journalists Association

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‘Roma’ Wins Nine Prizes From Latino Entertainment Journalists Association
Roma” was the big winner at the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association’s inaugural film awards, picking up a slew of prizes: Best Picture, Director, Actress, Original Screenplay, Production & Set Design, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, and Foreign-Language Film. Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white period piece has dominated this side of awards season, taking home top prizes from critics’ groups in Los Angeles, New York, and London, among others.

Also popular among the Leja was “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which won Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, Best Adapted Screenplay for Barry Jenkins, and Best Music for Nicholas Brittell. Full list of winners below.

Best Picture of the Year

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cold War

The Favourite

Green Book

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

Best Achievement in Directing

Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma

Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Spike Lee,
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