Rule changes for Art Directors Guild awards

Excellence in Production honors to be held Feb. 14

The Art Directors Guild has made four changes to its rules for the 13th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards set for Feb. 14 in Beverly Hills.

The changes include splitting half-hour and one hour episodes of single-camera TV series into two separate awards; adding music videos to the commercials category; extending recognition in all categories to set designers, illustrators, graphic designers, lead scenic artists and set decorators; and establishing online voting in all categories through the ADG's web site, artdirectors.org.

The annual honors focus on eight categories in feature film, TV and commercials/music video.

Additionally, the ADG's Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to George Lucas by Ron Howard and production designer Paul Sylbert will be given the Lifetime Achievement award. Five legendary production designers will also be inducted into the guild's hall of fame and the ADG will unveil "The Magnificent 100," a selection of 100 feature films featuring the best in production design.

The deadline for TV and commercial/music video submissions has been extended to Nov. 30. Nomination voting begins Dec. 23 and ends Jan. 8. Nominations will be announced Jan. 9 with final voting closing Feb. 12.
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