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In this issue: Coverage of SDSA member happenings and news, and
Claire Kaufman in the Set Decorator Spotlight
January GMM
Bridge Furniture & Props
January 16, 2020
It was a New Year's celebration and Bridge Props was dressed to the nines!

Bridge Props Matt Hennessy and JoAnn Vara welcomed everyone and kicked-off
2020 with delicious passed delights and theme crafted cocktails.

The new Board of Directors was presented and sworn in by attorney Donna Wells.
Outgoing President Kimberly Wannop handed the meeting over to your new
SDSA President, Laura Richarz.

 New members were introduced, prizes won and an impressive list of Set Decorators
and their work was acknowledged with a recap of contenders in this Awards Season.
Ken Sharp thanked everyone for their support as Modern Props closes its doors.
Phillip Sokoloski from Film LA gave us an update on industry activity and
their upcoming campaign, LA Loves Film.

Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone at Bridge Furniture & Props,
and to
the SDSA Business Members who contributed to this event;

Rosemary Brandenburg • Ellen Brill • Jon Bush • Hernan Camacho • 
Mimi Clarke (Front Row Media) • Natalie Contreras • Ellen Dorros •
Christina Giovacchini (Assoc) • Gia Grosso (Atlanta) • Sean Haines (New York) •
Chase Helzer (Assoc) • Carol Bayne Kelley (Atlanta) • Corri Levelle (Sandy Rose Floral Inc) • Adrianna Lopez • Cathy Marshall (New York) •
Adrianna Cruz Ocampo (U-Frame-It Gallery) • Nya Patrinos • Laura Richarz •
Gene Serdena • David Smith • JoAnn Vara (Bridge Furniture and Props)
L to R: Rosemary Brandenburg, Laura Richarz, Ellen Brill, Jon Bush, Ellen Dorros, Adrianna Lopez, Hernan Camacho, David Smith, Mimi Clarke, Corri Levelle, Adrianna Cruz Ocampo, JoAnn Vara

His Props Starred in Hundreds of Hollywood Movies and TV shows.
Now He’s Exiting the Stage After 42 years

Los Angeles Times
SDSA Business Member, Modern Props

 Inside the Sets of This Year’s Golden Globe–Winning Productions
Architectural Digest
Set Decorators Jude Farr SDSA and George DeTitta Jr. SDSA


Ferretti Dreams Fellini
Set Decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo SDSA 


'Succession': 10 Hidden Details About Roy Residences You Never Noticed
Set Decorator George DeTitta Jr. SDSA


The Quest To Get Louisa May Alcott's World Just Right
In 'Little Women' — Down To The Pink Ice Cream
Set Decorator Claire Kaufman SDSA

                                                PHOTO CREDIT Wilson Webb/CTMG 



Balloons by Tommy has been creating exciting, innovative and award-winning balloon decor in Chicago since 2000.  Now, with the acquisition of Ahh Inspiring Balloons and the opening of a new location in Torrance, CA, that same creativity is available in Southern California and the SDSA!
Balloons by Tommy offers classic decor, the latest trends, and everything in between.  From ten balloons to ten thousand, we can create balloon decor to suit any event, theme or color scheme. 
We know that many of you depended on Ahh Inspiring Balloons for your balloon needs, and we are committed to continuing their legacy of dependability while also bringing some new options and fresh energy into the mix!  
You can view our work and contact us through our website,
To keep up with our latest work, be sure to follow us on all social media platforms @balloonsbytommy


Contact: Lisa Brubaker
Torrance, CA

Contact: Scott DeLorenzo
Chicago, IL

SDSA Member since 2001


Partial Credits:


and many, many commercials!

In a Few Words...

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could sing and play multiple musical instruments…never too late right?

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
With out a doubt, my two children Ava & Aidan are my greatest achievement. As far as set decorating…I am just scratching the surface.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
One for sure is…Right?
And…the other one might be f@#k

What do you look for on the Craft Services table?

Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I have so enjoyed being a part of SDSA…I have found it to be such a great way to network with other decorators, who I otherwise would never get a chance to. There are so many people who have been supportive, welcoming and informative.

I love being a part of an organization that represents its members' talents in such a positive way.

Check out the articles in SETDECOR ONLINE!

Set Decorator 
Véronique Melery SDSA
"This is a story about honesty, essentially, so we felt a duty to be as true to the real thing as possible..."

Set Decorator Claire Kaufman SDSA
Timeless and timely...



Set Decorator Rich Devine SDSA

Truth Matters...



The perfect way to end and begin
a decade!
Director Michael Engler
Set Decorator Gina Cromwell SDSA

More articles are waiting for you at SETDECOR Online!
SDSA Members are hard at work on...

Some of your favorite shows:
68 WHISKEY Set Decorator - Amy Vuckovich SDSA
9-1-1: LONE STAR Set Decorator - Regina O'Brien SDSA
CRIMINAL MINDS Set Decorator - K.C. Fox SDSA
DAYBREAK Set Decorator - Libbe Green Eyers SDSA
DIARY OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT Set Decorator - Kimberly Leonard SDSA
EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE OKAY Set Decorator - Kelsey Fowler SDSA
GOOD TROUBLE Set Decorator - Linda Louise Sheets SDSA
GROWN-ISH Set Decorator - Suzette Sheets SDSA
LAST MAN STANDING Set Decorator - Jerie Kelter SDSA
LOST IN SPACE Set Decorator - Kate Marshall SDSA
MANIFEST Set Decorator - Amanda Carroll SDSA
MESSIAH Set Decorators - Jennifer Gentile SDSA, Alessandra Querzola SDSA
PERFECT HARMONY Set Decorator - Nya Patrinos SDSA
PROJECT BLUEBOOK Set Decorator - Janessa Hitsman SDSA
STAR TREK: PICARD Set Decorator - Lisa Alkofer SDSA
THE MASKED SINGER Production Designer - James Connelly SDSA
TOMMY Set Decorator - Lisa Clark SDSA

Playing at a theater near you:

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Set Decorator - Lori Mazuer SDSA 
THE GLORIAS: A LIFE ON THE ROAD Set Decorator - Elizabeth Keenan SDSA


Don't see your show listed here?! Let us know what you're working on!
Please send the title of your show to
Please welcome the following Members:

Rupali Ingle, Student (Chapman)

Please welcome the following Business Member:

14th Street Antiques & Modern Home (Atlanta, GA)
Cleared Art Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Dell Inc. (Round Rock, TX)
Skyline Blinds & Shutters (Decatur, GA)

To see all of our set decorator members, check out the 

Membership Directory on the SDSA website

Do you know someone that is interested in joining?
Membership information can be found here on the SDSA website

SDSA Atlanta Valentines Party
Thursday, February 6th, 2020, 6:00pm
hosted by
14th Street Antiques & Modern Home
530 14th Street NW | Atlanta, GA 30318

ADG/SDSA Oscar Panel
Saturday, February 8th, 2020

SDSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 2oth, 2020, 6:30pm
hosted by
Bassman Blaine
LA Mart Design Center
 1933 S. Broadway, Suite 1005 | Los Angeles, CA  90007

27th SDSA Awards Event
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Mark your calendar!!

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