Sarah Greenwood, production designer & Katie Spence, set decorator have been close collaborators for 25 years. Together they imagined the worlds of critically acclaimed films like Anna Karenina, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. The duo were recently tapped by Greta Gerwig to bring Barbie Land to life in the record-beating, hottest film of the year, Barbie. The results of their work are truly dazzling.
Join us for a dynamic conversation as the creative duo discuss the collaboration required to pull off a director’s vision and the difference between set design for modern utopias and period pieces, offering us a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes magic.
This talk will be moderated by director and journalist, Chandler Levack (I Like Movies, 2022).
Friday September 29
Born in England, Sarah began her career designing for the stage. Moving to the screen she went on to work at the BBC, becoming a Senior Designer and establishing the successful series Later with Jools Holland and The Late Show. Here she won a Royal Television Society Award and received a BAFTA TV Award nomination for her production design work on the drama series The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Born in Yorkshire, England Katie studied at Stage Management at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After several years working in the West End and theatres including the Royal Court, Almeida, and Donmar Warehouse, Katie moved as a freelancer to the BBC, retraining first as a production buyer then as a set decorator on television and film.
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