Production Designer Mark Worthington set to speak at Design Showcase West


Production designer Mark Worthington will speak at the 17th annual Design Showcase West on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Freud Playhouse.

Worthington is a seven-time Emmy Award nominee and a four-time Art Directors Guild Awards winner for his work on FX Networks’ American Horror Story and ABC’s Ugly Betty. He has been nominated by the ADG 10 times.

As a production designer, Worthington most recently worked on the pilot episode of the upcoming HBO series Watchmen, the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, and on the first season of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery. His credits include the first five seasons of American Horror Story, all four seasons of Ugly Betty, Fox’s Scream Queens and USA’s Political Animals. He also worked on the pilots for CBS’ Battle Creek, Fox’s Backstrom, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Lost. His film credits as an art director include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and BlondeAustin Powers in GoldmemberHearts in AtlantisTown & CountryU.S. MarshalsWag the DogThe Chamber and Tombstone. He is currently the production designer on Marc Cherry’s upcoming CBS All Access series Why Women Kill.

Worthington holds an M.F.A. in set design from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. from Reed College. He teaches graduate-level production design classes at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Design Showcase West, created by UCLA TFT, is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of students graduating from the nation’s top university design programs, including UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; California Institute of the Arts; California State University, Long Beach; Carnegie Mellon University; Chapman University; Northwestern University; NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Ohio University; Penn State University; San Diego State University; University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; San Diego State University, San Diego; University of Georgia; University of Missouri-Kansas City; University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Washington. Exhibits range from costume to scenic, sound, lighting and production design. Studio executives, film and television producers, theater artistic directors and professional designers attend DSW to meet the industry’s fresh rising stars.

Recent guest speakers include Hamilton costume designer Paul Tazewell in 2018; production designer Deborah Riley (Game of Thrones) in 2017; filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) in 2016; producer Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) in 2015; and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick (The Knick) in 2014.

DSW is presented by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Department of Theater.

RSVP for complimentary tickets on Eventbrite.

Posted: May 30, 2019