Monday, February 16, 2009

Art Directors Guild is the Club for Designers in Film and TV

If you have students who would like to design for movies or television then they should know about the Art Directors Guild of America. ADG is the organization for people who do any of the hundreds of design jobs necessary for film and television. This includes art directors, production designers, set designers, model makers, matte artists, illustrators, previs artists, graphic designers, title designers, and others.

On Valentines Day this year the Art Directors Guild had their award ceremony in Los Angeles for production designers and art directors.

Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Dark Knight were winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards February 14, 2009.

Benjamin Button won the Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, The Dark Knight picked up the Fantasy Film prize and Slumdog Millionaire was named the Best Contemporary Film at the black-tie ceremony held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Paul Sylbert for Lifetime Achievement, and to filmmaker George Lucas for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

And five production designers were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame - Ted Haworth, Joseph MCMillan Johnson, Romain Johnston, John Meehan and Harold Michelson. Mad Men, Little Britain U.S.A., John Adams and Weeds picked up awards for design excellence in television.

The 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast was named the Best Awards Show, Variety, Music, or Non-Fiction Program.

Click on the heading above to see the Art Directors Guild web site.

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