Decorating Pages

Decorating Pages

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Decorating Pages hosted by Kim Wannop


Monica Sotto - Why Not Stay In The Circus?
Aug 13 • 83 min
On this episode I speak with Production Designer Monica Sotto. Monica is celebrating her nomination for Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming for “Drunk History”. She was also nominated in 2017…
Jane Musky - These Guys Sell Steak Knives
Jul 30 • 81 min
This episode is very special to me because I speak with a Designer idol of mine Production Designer Jane Musky. The films that Jane has designed have influenced me more than I realized. Although I have seen almost all of her films, multiple times, when I…
Jonathan Fischer - Fast, Cheap, and Good. Pick Any Two
Jul 16 • 121 min
On this episode I speak with Jonathan Fischer who is an editor in unscripted reality television. Jonathan has been working on shows like Expedition Unknown, Little Woman:Dallas, Battlebots, American Guns, Ultimate Fighter, The Biggest Loser and more. He…
Don Diers - The Golden Touches
Jul 9 • 125 min
On this episode I speak with Set Decorator Don Diers who’s passion for details in his sets and his choice for specific charter pieces are so wonderful to discover when you watch his work! Starting in film as an art director he quickly discovered his…
“The Good Place” - A “Good” Finale
Jul 2 • 113 min
On this episode I speak with the Production Design team of the final season of “The Good Place”. Production Designer; Ian Phillips, Art Director; Adam Rowe, Prop Master; Gay Perello and Graphic Designer; Graham Radcliff watch the series finale of “The…
Brian Stonestreet - You Could Hear A Pin Drop
Jun 25 • 91 min
On this episode I speak with Production Designer Brain Stonestreet. Brian’s crater is jammed packed with huge live programs. Brian designs the stages for live evets like The Grammy’s, The Golden Globe Awards, The Soul Train Awards, The BET Hip-Hop Awards,…
Brandi Kalish - Tech Picnic
Jun 18 • 72 min
On this episode I speak with Set Decorator Brandi Kalish. Brandi was brave enough to take over HBO’s “Silicon Valley” season five and she jumped into massive new sets and continued that in season 6, its final season. We get into how she has a mentor in…
Tracy Dishman - Would a Teamster do it?
Jun 11 • 86 min
On this episode I speak with Production Designer / Set Decorator Tracy DIshman. I met Tracy on the NBC show Animal Practice, and unfortunately haven’t been able to work with her again. Tracy is able to balance a career Production Designing independent…
Cory Lorenzen - The Land That Time Forgot
Jun 4 • 99 min
In this episode I speak with my friend, Production Designer Cory Lorenzen. Besides being the Designer for “The Goldbergs” and “Schooled” he also is an Art Director in Entertainment Design for Universal, Nickelodeon and others.Starting his career with the…
Bob Shaw - The Mystery Box
May 28 • 77 min
In this episode I interview Production Designer Bob Shaw, known for his work on “The Irishman”, “The Sopranos”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Wolf of Wall Street” and so many more. His thoughts on working in New York City on period projects, thoughts on working in…
Eugenio Caballero - Painting a Lot of the Forest - Pt.2
May 21 • 47 min
In this episode I conclude my interview with production designer Eugenio Caballero. He speaks about a very unique design process in designing the film “Roma”. He has had some extraordinary experiences working on film sand he talks about those…
Eugenio Caballero - Painting a Lot of the Forest
May 15 • 53 min
On this episode I speak with Production Designer Eugenio Caballero. We discuss his current show “Cortes” shutting down for the pandemic. His passion about this subject and the personal relation he has to the project. He shares his journey of starting out…
Best Production Design of the Decades Brackets with Adam Rowe
May 8 • 70 min
In this episode Production Designer Adam Rowe and I analyze the the Best Production Design brackets that hopefully you have been voting on the last 6 weeks. I took the Best Production Design Oscar winners and nominees since the 60’s and had March madness…
Laine Abramson - Forty Blue Christmas Trees
May 1 • 67 min
In this episode I talk with Set Dec Buyer Laine Abramson. Laine has been a buyer since the early 2000’s and we talk about how she changed positions from props to find her niche as a buyer. How she chooses challenging shows and different resources she uses…
David Gropman - How Big Was It? Big Enough - Pt.2
Apr 24 • 56 min
This is part two of my interview with Production Designer David Gropman. We discuss how he selects a crew when working overseas, his work with many amazing Set Decorator, Designing “Life of Pi” and working with director Ang Lee. I also check in with Annie…
David Gropman - How Big Was It? Big Enough
Apr 18 • 58 min
In this episode I am talking about my opinion of how this pandemic will effect production in the entertainment industry and my Set Dressing department. Production Designer David Gropman joins me and we also discuss how he has been effected by the pandemic…
Ethan Goodwin - You Have To Turn Down Jobs - Pt. 2
Mar 27 • 58 min
Part two of my interview with Buyer Ethan Goodwin is all about the projects he has worked on. We talk about the period shows he has been apart of such as “For All Mankind” and “Perry Mason”. We also talk about how our vendors somehow come through for us,…
Ethan Goodwin - You Have To Turn Down Jobs
Mar 13 • 38 min
In this episode I speak with my friend Ethan Goodwin. Ethan has the position of “Buyer” in the Set Dressing department and I couldn’t do my job with out it. In an industry of “Hurry Up and Wait”, we in Set Dressing have to make very quick turnarounds and…
James Pearse Connelly - Everybody Forgets the Size of the Mouth
Feb 28 • 63 min
On this episode I resume my conversation with Production Designer James Pearse Connelly. James has his hands full designing hit shows like “The Masked Singer”, “The Voice”, “Making It”, and many more. We talk about his start int he business and how he now…
Awards Season Recap with Production Designer James Pearse Connelly
Feb 14 • 53 min
On this episode I recap the award season and Art Director Guild awards with Production Designer James Pearce Connelly. We talk through each category and about the Oscar winning Production Design of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”. “Parasite” “The…
Annie Beauchamp - Subtle Heightened Stylization
Jan 29 • 67 min
In this episode I am talking with Australian Production Designer Annie Beauchamp. Her work includes Black Mirror, The Lego Movie, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Top of the Lake: Season Two, Sleeping Beauty and Art Directing on on films like The…
Patrick Tatopoulos - So the Belt Buckle is the Spaceship
Jan 22 • 81 min
Currently nominated for an ADG award and a British Film Designers Guild (https://britishfilmdesigners.com/) award for his Production Design of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Patrick Tatopoulos is a force in the production design world. His talents have…
John Shaffner - I Think the Elevator is Broken
Jan 13 • 68 min
On this episode, My interview is with Production Designer John Schaffner who’s work has been consistently on TV for the last 25 years. Have you ever seen Friends? Two and a Half Men?, The Big Bang Theory?? Mom?? You gonna watch The #SAG awards this…
The Good Place - ADG awards
Jan 9 • 67 min
The Good Place is nominated for an ADG award for our work for this last season. I thought it would be fun to get together with Production Designer: Ian Phillips, Art Director: Adam Rowe and Graphic Designer: Graham Radcliff. We have an in depth…
David Smith - Let It Breath Pt.2
Dec 30, 2019 • 74 min
Here is part two of my interview with Set Decorator David Smith, and to be honest, the man has so much to say, and it’s all gems! He has such a wonderful career decorating sets for tv and film. We get into some of his specific projects like his first film…
David Smith - Let It Breathe - Pt.1
Dec 13, 2019 • 59 min
In the episode I talk with Set Decorator David Smith. David has a 30 plus year carere which includes films like Crazy Stupid Love, Little Fockers, Imagine That, The Holiday, Shopgirl to name a few. He talks a lot about getting into the New York union and…
Jeannine Oppewall - Dreaming of Wallpaper - pt.2
Nov 11, 2019 • 45 min
In this part two of my interview with Jeannine Oppewall we talk about her ADG lifetime achievement award, how she picks her projects, how she dreams of wallpaper, working with producers and budgets, and her interaction with writers on projects.
Jeannine Oppewall - Dreaming of Wallpaper
Oct 10, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode I speak with the Production Design Queen of Period Film: Jeannine Oppewall. Her films include Catch Me If You Can, Seabiscuit, LA Confidential, Pleasantville, The Good Shepherd, The Bridges of Madison County. In this first of two episodes…
Dave Mandel - Pt.2 - Using Creativity to Overcome Limitations is Art
Sep 26, 2019 • 43 min
This is part two of my interview with Dave Mandel. We talk about how the dialogue of Curb Your Enthusiasm morphs itself from an outline to the hilarious show that you see. What his favorite episode of Seinfeld is, BONUS! He has two! How they got the…
Jordan Steinberg - Fluffing the Set
Sep 10, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode I speak with On-Set Dresser Jordan Steinberg. Jordan has worked on films such as Flightplan, Evan Almightly, A Single Man, and Transformers. His television work includes shows such as Mad Men, Parks and Rec, LOVE, VEEP, The Good Place and…
Lydia Marks - It’s a New York Story
Aug 26, 2019 • 37 min
On this epiosde I’m joined by Set Decorator Lydia Marks. Being from New York City she certainly has made a mark on some recent films that burst with #NYC…
Dave Mandel - And the Answer was “Anything” Pt1
Aug 14, 2019 • 49 min
I am joined on this bonus episode by show runner, writer, director, editor, #StarWars super fan, Dave Mandel. A career that starts with the Harvard Lampoon and drifts to #SNL, #Seinfeld, #CurbYourEnthusiasm, #VEEP and films including #Eurotrip and…
Jim Gloster - Getting VEEPED
Aug 14, 2019 • 55 min
This epeisode is all about the final season of #VEEP. Production Designer Jim Gloster talks about his run on #VEEP, how he took over the show, moving VEEP from Maryland to Los Angeles, the finale of the show, and obviously how much he loves working with…
Gay Perello - You got glitter cause I gotta shake it - Pt2
Jul 31, 2019 • 34 min
Joining me on this episode is Prop Master Gay Perillo. Her range of talents span from creating Leslie Knope’s massive amount of detailed scrapbooks on Parks and Recreation to filling Gary’s Leviatian on VEEP. She has a career of being a Prop Master with…
Gay Perello - You got glitter cause I gotta shake it -Pt1
Jul 31, 2019 • 32 min
Joining me on this episode is Prop Master Gay Perillo. Her range of talents span from creating Leslie Knope’s massive amount of detailed scrapbooks on Parks and Recreation to filling Gary’s Leviatian on VEEP. She has a career of being a Prop Master with…
Caleb Duffy - No Running - Pt2
Jul 17, 2019 • 25 min
In part two of this interview with Location Manger Caleb Duffy he talks about hiking a mountain with Sean Peen, the locations of Behind the Candelabra and the Netflix movie Wine Country and much more.
Caleb Duffy - No Running - Pt1
Jul 17, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I talk with Location Manager, Caleb Duffy.I have been working with Caleb Duffy for the past 3 years on the show VEEP and The Good Place, He’s a super chill guy that no matter how rearranged the schedule gets and flying minute by minute he…
Beth McCarthy Miller - My Girl Crush
Jul 2, 2019 • 45 min
On this episode I will be talking with Director Beth McCarthy Miller. Beth is one of the most versatile directors working in TV today. She bounces from single camera shows to Live TV performances and Stand Up Comedy specials. Beth started out directing…
Bonus Episode - The Good Place -310- “Janets” Production Design discussion
Jun 18, 2019 • 23 min
In this bonus episode I talk with Production Designer Ian Phillips and Art Director Adam Rowe to discuss episode 301 - “Janets” -of the Good Place. We are discussing each set what each of our departments did to take the episode from page to screen. Follow…
Jim Gloster - The man who never says “No”
Jun 16, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode I’m talking to Production Designer Jim Gloster. Jim is a Southern gentleman who has Art Directed films such as Semi-Pro, The Other Guys, and Banshee. He has Production Designed Eastbound and Down, 13 Reasons Why, Ballers and my favorite…
Derek Hill - The Director Whisperer pt.1
Jun 10, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode I talk with Production Designer Derek Hill. If you don’t know his name that’s one thing but you have definitely seen his work. A career that spans since the early 80’s he’s Set Decorated films such as Silkwood, Trip to Bountiful, Born on…
Derek Hill - The Director Whisperer pt.2
Jun 10, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode I talk with Production Designer Derek Hill. If you don’t know his name that’s one thing but you have definitely seen his work. A career that spans since the early 80’s he’s Set Decorated films such as Silkwood, Trip to Bountiful, Born on…
Episode 5:The Design of Buying a Vowel
May 19, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode of Decorating Pages I discuss Game Show design, and joining me is Assistant Art Director of Wheel of Fortune, Shaun Page. We discuss his career on the show and what it takes to make the viewer excited about the prizes. We also talk about…
Episode 4: Top five online shopping resources.
May 19, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of Decorating Pages I am going to give you some tips for online sources I use in quickly decorating sets. Free shipping, 2 day delivery, great customer service, these are the things I depend on when ordering furniture online.
Episode 3: Miles of Hallways
May 19, 2018 • 25 min
On this episode of Decorating Pages I talk to Production Designer, Ian Phillips. Ian Phillips has worked on the TV shows Parks and Recreation, LOVE, Splitting Up Together and has worked on film such as Twilight, A Single Man and Celeste & Jesse Forever.…
Episode 2: C’mon Down!
May 19, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode of Decorating Pages I speak with Art Director Adam Rowe. Adam as been involved with projects such as Criminal Minds, Dexter, Parks and Recreation, American Crime Story: Versace and XQ Super School Live. He has also production designed…
Episode 1: Intro, The work of a Set Decorator
May 19, 2018 • 12 min
Decorating Pages is a podcast dedicated to taking you behind the scenes of the designs of your favorite TV shows and Films. Each episode I’ll be sharing design stories from some of Hollywoods most famous sets. I’ll have interviews from Set Decorators,…