|Born||30 August 1943|
|Occupation||Production designer, art director|
Gianni Quaranta (born August 30, 1943) is an Italian production designer and art director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and won the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design and the Nastro d'Argento for Best Production Design for La Traviata (1983). He won the Oscar for Best Art Direction for the film A Room with a View .
The Italians are a Romance ethnic group and nation native to the Italian peninsula and its neighbouring territories. Most Italians share a common culture, history, ancestry or language. Legally, all Italian nationals are citizens of the Italian Republic, regardless of ancestry or nation of residence and may be distinguished from people of Italian descent without Italian citizenship and from ethnic Italians living in territories adjacent to the Italian Peninsula without Italian citizenship. The majority of Italian nationals are speakers of Italian, or a regional variety thereof. However, many of them also speak another regional or minority language native to Italy; although there is disagreement on the total number, according to UNESCO there are approximately 30 languages native to Italy.
In film and television, a production designer (PD) is the person responsible for the overall visual look of the production. Production designers have a key creative role in the creation of motion pictures and television. Working directly with the director, cinematographer, and producer, they must select the settings and style to visually tell the story. The term production designer was coined by William Cameron Menzies while he was working on the film Gone with the Wind. Previously the people with the same responsibilities were called art directors. It is sometimes also described as scenic design or set design.
The Academy Award for Best Production Design recognizes achievement for art direction in film. The category's original name was Best Art Direction, but was changed to its current name in 2012 for the 85th Academy Awards. This change resulted from the Art Director's branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) being renamed the Designer's branch. Since 1947, the award is shared with the set decorator(s). It is awarded to the best interior design in a film.
Timmy Yip Kam-tim is a Chinese art director and designer for fiction films. He is best known for his work on the 2000 martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. Yip also won a BAFTA award for the film's costume design. He has been alternatively credited as Tim Yip Kam-tim, Kam Tim Yip, Kam-tim Yip, and Tim Yip.
Rick Carter is an American production designer and art director. He is known for his work in the film Forrest Gump, which earned him an Oscar nomination, as well as numerous nominations of other awards for his work in Amistad and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Other films include Cast Away, War of the Worlds, What Lies Beneath, Jurassic Park, Avatar, and Back to the Future Part II and Part III. Many of the films that he has worked on are directed by Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis. For his part in the Art Direction of Avatar, he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Production Design alongside Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair. In 2013, Carter won his second Academy Award, for production design on Steven Spielberg's biopic, Lincoln.
Terence Marsh was a British production designer. He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another two in the category of Best Art Direction.
Martin David William Childs MBE, is a British production designer. He won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for Shakespeare in Love, and was nominated at the 74th Academy Awards for his work on the film Quills. He has also been nominated once for the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design, and three times for a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design.
La Traviata is a 1983 Italian film written, designed, and directed by Franco Zeffirelli. It is based on the opera La traviata with music by Giuseppe Verdi and libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Soprano Teresa Stratas, tenor Plácido Domingo, and baritone Cornell MacNeil starred in the movie, in addition to singing their roles. The film premiered in Italy in 1982 and went into general release there the following year. It opened in theatres in the U.S. on April 22, 1983. The movie's soundtrack with James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus won a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
Ewa Braun is a Polish Oscar winning set decorator, costume designer and production designer.
Ted Haworth was an American production designer and art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated five more times in the category Best Art Direction. He is the father of production designer Sean Haworth and pop artist Jann Haworth.
Pierre Guffroy was a French production designer and art director. He won an Oscar for Tess in 1979 and had been previously nominated for one in another category Best Art Direction for Is Paris Burning? in 1966.
Dale Hennesy was an American production designer and art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated for two more in the category Best Art Direction.
Gil Parrondo RicoOAXS was a Spanish art director, set decorator and production designer. He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another in the category Best Art Direction.
Angelo P. Graham (1947–2017) was an American art director. He won an Oscar and was nominated for three more in the category Best Art Direction. He worked on nearly 30 films during his 30-year career.
Leslie Dilley is a Welsh production designer and art director. He has won two Academy Awards and has been nominated for three more in the category Best Art Direction.
Philip Rosenberg is an American production designer and art director. He has won an Academy Award and was nominated for another in the category Best Art Direction.
Brian Ackland-Snow was an English production designer. He won an Oscar in the category Best Art Direction for the film A Room with a View. He also won an Emmy for best art direction for a miniseries or special in 1995 for Scarlett on CBS.
Brian Savegar was a production designer in the film and TV industry. He won an Academy Award in 1986 in the category Best Art Direction for the film A Room with a View.
Donald Graham Burt is a film production designer. He has worked on multiple films including The Joy Luck Club, Dangerous Minds, and Donnie Brasco, as well as with David Fincher on Zodiac in 2007. In 2008, he designed the sets for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 2009, an Art Directors Guild Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction, and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Production Design, along with a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Art Direction & Production Design.
Luciana Maria Arrighi is a Brazilian-born, Australian-raised, Italian production designer. She won an Oscar for the film Howards End in the category Best Art Direction.
Lisa Thompson is an Australian set decorator and Academy Award winner.
David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco are an American husband and wife duo who are production designers and art directors. They are best known for their frequent collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino films, as production designers for Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), and Inglourious Basterds (2009). They worked as production designer and set decorator, respectively, for La La Land (2016), for which they received numerous awards and nominations, including the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Art Direction, and won the Academy Award for Best Production Design at the 89th Academy Awards.
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