LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has set Kohler as the exclusive presenting sponsor of its upcoming 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Raf Lydon and Dave Blass. The black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 8, 2014, will be hosted by comedian/actor Owen Benjamin.
"The ADG is honored and delighted to align with the prestigious brand of Kohler. Our Guild and their company share a passion for design which makes them a perfect partner for our awards," said Shaffner.
Kohler will integrate its products into the ADG Awards by displaying products on-site and presenting a clip of Kohler images as used in film and television
"At Kohler, we have a great affinity and respect for the creative side of the television and motion picture industries, be it through our own commercials, or our products being integrated within many different production sets," said David Kohler, president and COO of Kohler Co. "Design is at the core of everything we do as a company and brand, and we are honored to be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Excellence in Production Design Awards."
In addition Kohler will also present the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, to Oscar®-Winning Production Designer Rick Carter. Carter's distinguished work has garnered him two Oscar® wins — for Lincoln (2013) and for Avatar (2010).
As previously announced, Martin Scorsese will be presented with the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award. Three legendary Production Designers – Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame.
Nominations for this year's Awards will be announced on January 9, 2014.
Media sponsors are The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Shoot.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.
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, The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org.
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