CDG - The Costume Designer

Spring 2023

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Photo: Brett Freedman It seems like yesterday, we gathered to celebrate our peers at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Our format last year was a departure from our usual sit-down din- ner and cocktail gala and a fun fresh way to come back from the pandemic. Though we loved the casual ele- gance, this year finds us celebrating our 25th CDGA at the elegant Fairmont Century Plaza with a return to a delicious sit-down dinner and cocktail bar. We're excited to celebrate the extraordinary work of the past year. This year's Career Achievement honors Deborah L. Scott. Our Spotlight Award recipient is the dazzling Angela Bassett. And we are also celebrating the Distinguished Service of Rachael M. Stanley. Please come celebrate, and enjoy the camaraderie February 27. For more information, check the CDG website. Congratulations to all our nominees! Our Pay Equity Committee is encouraging everyone to create a unique look for our CDGA. Think Met Gala. As trendsetters and culture influencers, we hope members take this opportunity to promote themselves. We'd love to have you asked, "Who are you wearing?" And the an- swer be, "Me!" Our holiday party at the Guild was festive and fun. With a last-minute challenge of pending rain, a large tent in the parking lot added open space to celebrate. Once again, Western Costume generously sponsored the party. Our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Eddie Marks and Kristin Holbak. Everyone enjoyed our raffle offerings graciously donated by Macy's and Bloomingdale's Sher- man Oaks Studio Services, On This Day and several oth- er vendors. Proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Motion Picture Television Fund. We have such wonder- fully supportive partners. Please thank them and sup- port their companies. A great time was had by all. Another holiday treat was hosting a retired friend at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The museum en- couraged tales and a peek into our gilded past. Not a member? I highly encourage you to join: Events, FYC's, programs, films, and community galore. Brigitta and I were honored to assist Communications Director Anna Wyckoff in creating a short pay equity video for the AESSECI International Conference. With emphasis on our Guild's pay equity campaign and our communal support, we were excited to share our prog- ress. It's essential to recognize this issue affects our en- tire global community. This new year promises to be extremely busy with work, the upcoming 2024 negotiations and committee activities. We need members to be informed about our current agreement. Get involved with our next negotiations. Everyone should report deal memo inequities, credits, exhibits, and press omissions to the office. We've had success contacting and correcting misrepresented or omitted acknowledgment of our designers. We listen, visit sets and support you! Help us help you. #creditcostumedesigners Finally, consider joining a committee. We're connect- ing with high-profile equity and rights organizations for campaign assistance. Our illustrators and concept art- ists are researching very serious AI-generated artwork infringement that will affect us all. Join! Be part of the movement, be an advocate, be fabulous! Terry Ann Gordon In solidarity, Terry Ann Gordon President 6 THE COSTUME DESIGNER | SPRING 2023

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