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25th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Moves to April 10, 2021

Art Directors Guild

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LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2020 – The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features, and music videos will take place April 10, 2021. The location will be confirmed in the near future. The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates, Council Chair Mark Worthington and Event Producer Scott Moses.

The 2020-21 timeline for the ADG Awards is:

  • Submissions Open for Television & Feature Film at             Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
  • Submissions for Television Close                                                                Monday, Dec. 7, 2020
  • Submissions for Feature Films Close                                                          Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
  • Online Voting for Television & Feature Film Nominations Begins            Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
  • Online Voting for Nominations Closes                                 Monday, March 1, 2021, 5 PM (PST)
  • Nominations Announced                                                                           Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • Final Online Voting Begins                                                                     Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Final Online Voting Ends                                                        Thursday, April 8, 2021, 5 PM (PST)
  • Winners Announced at ADG Awards Gala                                               Saturday, April 10, 2021
    ***Dates subject to change

Honorees for Lifetime Achievement and Cinematic Imagery Awards will be announced at a later date.

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.

About the Art Directors Guild:
Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,700 members who work throughout the world in film, television, and theater as Production Designers and Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists. The ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual “Excellence in Production Design Awards” gala, bimonthly craft magazine (PERSPECTIVE), figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology, and craft training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to Connect with the Art Directors Guild on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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