Art Directors Guild to Honor Four With Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Lifetime Achievement Awards will for the first time be awarded in all four crafts comprising the Art Directors Guild at its 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

Camille Abbott will receive the illustrators and matte artists lifetime achievement award, John. P. Bruce for his work as a set designer, Will Ferrell for his work as a scenic artist, and, as previously announced, production designer Jim Bissell will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Senior illustrator Abbott’s feature credits include Spaceballs, Flashdance, Two of a Kind, Annie and Knightriders; her TV credits include production illustrator for Eerie, Indiana, The Earth Day SpecialBattlestar Galactica and Ryan’s Four. Fellow senior illustrator Tim Wilcox will present her award.

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Senior set designer Bruce has worked on such projects as Armageddon, Falcon Crest and Batman & Robin. He was the set designer on films including The Matrix, Jaws, The Sting and Blue Hawaii; and series such as Scandal, The X-Files, Murder She Wrote, and Star Trek (Deep Space Nine). He served as vp for Local 847 prior to its merger with Local 800 and is currently a board member. Production designer Corey Kaplan will present his award.

Scenic artist Ferrell started in theatre before working on films including The Hunt for Red October, Coming to America, Funny Girl, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Mary Poppins and The Birds. TV credits include such variety shows as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Dean Martin Show and The Carol Burnett Show. Scenic artist Jim Fiorito will present the award.

Bissell’s credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 300 and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He earned a Primetime Emmy for Palmerstown, U.S.A. (shared with Bill Webb), and an Oscar nomination and Satellite Award win for Good Night, and Good Luck (Oscar nomination shared with Jan Pascale). He’s currently working on Mission: Impossible 5 and 1906.

As previously announced, Christopher Nolan will receive the ADG’s Cinematic Imagery Award during the ADG Awards ceremony, Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton.

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