On Jan. 31, the Art Directors Guild held its 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and for the first time, awarded lifetime achievement awards for all of its four crafts. One of the awardees is senior illustrator and Chouinard alumna Camille Abbott (BFA 57) who was honored for her work as an illustrator and matte artist.
Abbott’s credits include Mel Brooks’ 1987 sci-fi parody Spaceballs, the original 1982 film adaptation of Annie, and the TV series Battlestar Galactica.
The other artists given lifetime achievement awards are John. P. Bruce for his work as a set designer, Will Ferrell for his work as a scenic artist, and production designer Jim Bissell, who received an ADG Lifetime Achievement Award.
Above is a trailer for Spaceballs.