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Breaking News: Costume Designers Guild Election Results

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Breaking news: The Costume Designers Guild (IATSE, Local 892) announced today that film and television Costume Designer Salvador Perez has been elected president.  Long time Costume Designers Guild member Cate Adair of “Desperate Housewives” fame has been elected vice president and Assistant Costume Designer Brigitta Romanov has retained her position as Assistant Costume Designers representative.

The Guild also disclosed new board members, delegates and trustees that include: Executive Board Members Christopher Lawrence and Mary Vogt, with Alternate Board Members Kristin Burke and Jennifer Soulages; Trustees Jacqueline Saint Anne, Cliff Chally and Barbara Inglehart, with Dorothy Amos as the alternate. Delegates are Rachael Stanley, Sharon Day, Jacqueline Saint Anne, Cliff Chally, Betty Madden, Frank Helmer, Dana Woods and Monique Long.

New President Salvador Perez has served on the board of the Costume Designers Guild (IATSE, Local 892) for nine years. He previously served as the organization’s vice president, head of the member directory, and is currently in charge of the Guild’s website activities.  Perez has worked in both film and television and is currently the Costume Designer for “The Mindy Project.”

It’s a new day at the Guild, folks – it will be interesting to see what happens next.  Stay tuned, and congrats to all!

– KMB

 

Hyde Park on Hudson

Review Date: 11-8-12

Release Date: 12-7-12

Runtime: 94 minutes

Period: 1939

Costume Designer: Dinah Collin

Hyde Park on Hudson chronicles a time in American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s life when he becomes intimately involved with his distant cousin Daisy. War looms in Europe, and the British Crown seeks his help. With King George VI and Queen Elizabeth coming for a visit, what to do about the mistress? FDR and Daisy’s relationship seems unlikely at best, however the costumes help to tell the story about class, privilege, status, and wealth.

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Robert Turturice, Rest In Peace

Oh, I have some sad, sad news.  Former Costume Designers Guild president Robert Turturice passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.  He was a kind and gentle man, and he will be greatly missed.  He was the CDG president when I was admitted to the Guild, and his warm demeanor made me feel very much at home.  His magnificent work won him a Primetime Emmy (for the TV series Moonlighting), and many nominations for other awards, including the BAFTA in 1998 for Batman and Robin.  Bob designed Pee-wee Herman’s Christmas Special (pictured above) as well as Big Top Pee-wee, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and the TV series Bosom Buddies, so you can imagine his sense of humor.  I am seriously sad to lose such a truly nice, friendly, talented and kind member of our design community.  My heart breaks for his family and friends.  Rest in peace, Bob.  Memorial services will be held in the new year.

Here is a REALLY NICE ARTICLE about his work on Moonlighting…

— KMB



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