Episode 136: Three Stars of Set Decor


If I could add another career right now, it would be that of a set decorator. I have spent the last couple of years working with Set Decorator Society of America members and they are an amazing group. Many also work as interior designers but make no mistake, these two disciplines are very different. Following are three amazing set decorators who, combined have worked on some amazing projects. You know their work, titles include; Cheers, The Abyss, Gone In 60 Seconds, Basic Instinct, Seinfeld, Threes Company, Married With Children, Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer, this is just a few, a sample. Laura Richarz, Don Diers and Melinda Ritz are giants in the biz. Andrew Linde, a Convo By Design segment producer caught up with them. Enjoy. 

CAROLYN "Cal" LOUCKS is a Set Decorator, known for her work on major Hollywood feature films. Her background and her passion for international travel, has armed her with a keen sense of observation and attention to the details of the worlds she creates. For over 25 years, Carolyn has decorated dozens of films including, "Don't Say a Word" starring Micheal Douglas, "Shall We Dance" starring Jennifer Lopez, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci, "The Sentinel" starring Michael Douglas and Keifer Sutherland, "Max Payne" starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.Carolyn has decorated tentpole films since 2008, such as "The Incredible Hulk" starring Ed Norton, "RED" starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malcovich and Mary Louise Parker, "Total Recall" starring Colin Farell, Jessica Biel & "Robocop" starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman. Carolyn set decorated the "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice", starring Henry Cavell, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jessie Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons, directed by Zack Snyder, production designed by Patrick Tatopoulos.