James Bond Production Designers to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award
Dennis Gassner is one of cinema's foremost Production Designers boasting a career spanning over 25 years. Gassner started his career working in the art department on Apocalypse Now (1979), he was fortunate enough to work closely with Francis Ford Coppola and Production Designer Dean Tavoularis at Zoetrope Studios.
Today, Gassner's creative abilities are consistently applauded by both the American Academy® and the British Association of Film and Television Arts. In 1991, he won the Oscar® for 'Best Production Design' on Bugsy starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening and was nominated the same year for his work on the Coen brothers' Barton Fink. He also won BAFTA awards for Sam Mendes' Road To Perdition (2002) and Peter Weir's The Truman Show (1998) and was BAFTA nominated for Production Design on Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003). His work on the fantasy thriller The Golden Compass (2007) earned him an Oscar® nomination. Gassner returns to the Bond team after having worked on ”Quantum Of Solace” in 2008.
Nominations for this year's ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW will be announced on January 3, 2013. The ADG will present winners in nine competitive categories for theatrical films, television productions, commercials and music videos on February 2, 2013. Jonathan Frakes will be awarding Herman Zimmerman with the Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by BMW. Hall of Fame inductees are Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald and Edward S. Stephenson. Paula Poundstone will host this year's ADG Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.
Presentation and Lifetime Achievement sponsor is BMW. The gold sponsor is Fox Studios Productions Services and silver sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Design, HBO, The Golden Oak Ranch, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities and WME. Media sponsors are The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and SHOOT.
Fifty years of images from James Bond films can be found in a recently published story in Architectural Digest.
Source: The Art Directors Guild