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Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Celebration

Presented by Swarovski, Dean Teri Schwartz and UCLA TFT’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design, the ninth annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at UCLA TFT’s James Bridges Theater.

Last year, panelists included Academy Award winner Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread), Academy Award nominees Jacqueline Durran (Beauty and the Beast and Darkest Hour) and Luis Sequeira (The Shape of Water), as well as distinguished costume designers Nadine Haders (Get Out), Jennifer Johnson (I, Tonya) and April Napier (Lady Bird).

On the eve of the Academy Awards each year, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D., Chair and Founding Director of the Copley Center, welcomes a stellar group of international costume designers to the UCLA TFT campus to discuss their craft. With Professor Landis moderating, the Sketch to Screen panelists engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion about the central role costume designers play in cinematic storytelling. Audience members are given an invaluable look into some of the most successful creative minds in Hollywood.

In 2017, panelists included three Oscar nominees, Consolata Boyle (Florence Foster Jenkins), Madeline Fontaine (Jackie) and Mary Zophres (La La Land) as well as distinguished costume designers Erin Benach (Loving), Sharen Davis (Fences) and Arianne Phillips (Nocturnal Animals).

In 2016, Academy Award winner Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Oscar nominees Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl), Sandy Powell (Carol and Cinderella) and Jacqueline West (The Revenant) were panelists along with Suttirat Anne Larlarb (Steve Jobs) and Michael Wilkinson (Joy).

In 2015, Academy Award nominees Mark Bridges (Inherent Vice), Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner) and Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent), were panelists, as were Ruth E. Carter (Selma), Kari Perkins (Boyhood) and Albert Wolsky (Birdman), representing three of the eight films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

In 2014, the panel was comprised of Academy Award winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby) and Academy Award nominee Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle) as well as leading costume designers Wendy Chuck (Nebraska), Daniel Orlandi (Saving Mr. Banks) and Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

In 2013, Academy Award winner Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina) was a panelist along with Oscar nominees Paco Delgado (Les Misérables) and Joanna Johnston (Lincoln), as well as Mark Bridges (Silver Linings Playbook), Kasia Walicka-Maimone (Moonrise Kingdom) and Jacqueline West (Argo).

In 2012, Academy Award winner Mark Bridges (The Artist) and Oscar nominees Lisy Christl (Anonymous) and Sandy Powell (Hugo) were panelists along with Wendy Chuck (The Descendants) Leesa Evans (Bridesmaids) and Deborah Scott (Transformers, We Bought a Zoo).

In 2011, panelists included Academy Award nominees Jenny Beavan (The King's Speech) and Sandy Powell (The Tempest), as well as Mark Bridges (The Fighter, Greenberg), Antonella Cannarozzi (I Am Love), Danny Glicker (Virginia), Ellen Mirojnick (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Arianne Phillips (Knight and Day).

The event is possible through the generous support of Swarovski, whose history spans more than 80 sparkling years on the silver screen, working hand-in-hand with countless costume, jewelry and set designers on some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions.