The schedule for subsequent sessions is as follows, with all participants subject to availability:
May 2 – Memorable Images: Production Designers and Set Decorators Choose Their Favorites.
Production designers can create powerful images that embed themselves into the collective cultural consciousness.Â The panel will give examples of those unforgettable instances when dramatic design surges from a support role to the forefront of the storytelling process.
- William Creber, production designer (The Poseidon Adventure, 1972; Planet of the Apes, 1968)
- Jack Fisk, production designer (There Will Be Blood, The New World)
- Alex McDowell, production designer (Watchmen, Fight Club)
- Beth Rubino, set decorator (It’s Complicated, American Gangster)
May 9 – Set Decoration and the Design Collaboration.
Production designers and set decorators discuss their collaborative process.
- Jim Bissell, production designer, and Jan Pascale, set decorator (Leatherheads, Good Night, and Good Luck)
- Lauri Gaffin, set decorator (Iron Man, The Pursuit of Happyness)
- Alex McDowell, production designer, and Anne Kuljian, set decorator (The Terminal, Minority Report)
- Jeannine Oppewall, production designer, and Jay Hart, set decorator (Pleasantville, L.A. Confidential)
- Victor J. Zolfo, set decorator (The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
May 16Â – The Criteria for Good Production Design. Production designers and set decorators discuss what they look for in their peers’ work as hallmarks of great creative design.
- Jim Erickson, set decorator (Watchmen, There Will Be Blood)
- Alex McDowell, production designer (Watchmen, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
- Jeannine Oppewall, production designer (The Good Shepherd, Seabiscuit)
Registration for the entire series is $40 for the general public and $30 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.Â Admission for individual evenings, if available, is $10 at the door.Â Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the session when the doors open at 6 p.m.Â The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.Â For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.