Television Submissions for the Art Directors Guild's 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Now Open Additional Category Announced: Short Format Live-Action Series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Television submissions are now open for the Art Directors Guild's (ADG) 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards taking place on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year's awards will recognize the inclusion of internet-based programming for television programs. A new category has been included in the program that will honor a Short Format, Live-Action Series. The official announcement came from John Shaffner, ADG Council Chairman and ADG Award Producers Raf Lydon and Dave Blass.

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Shaffner said, "This new award recognizes that people are watching their shows in different ways and exciting new forms of programming are being produced to satisfy these other formats."

Submission deadline is November 15, 2013. For a comprehensive list of rules visit

Nominations for ADG's Excellence in Production Design Awards will be announced January 9, 2014. The ADG will present winners in ten competitive categories representing theatrical films, television productions, commercials and music videos. As previously announced, Rick Carter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame.

The Excellence in Production Design Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

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About the Art Directors Guild:

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D | The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at Follow ADG on Twitter: @ADG800

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