SOURCE: Murray Weissman and Associates

February 10, 2006 16:49 ET

Art Directors Guild Awards Ceremony Saturday, Feb. 11th

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 10, 2006 --

WHAT: The Art Directors Guild (ADG) will announce winners on February 11 in seven categories of Production Design for motion pictures, television and commercials competing in ADG's Tenth Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2005. Black-tie ceremonies will take place from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The event will be hosted by six-time Emmy® nominee, Jeffrey Tambor. Presiding over the occasion will be ADG Council President Tom Walsh assisted by Awards Co-Chairs Robert Strohmaier and Tom Wilkins.

As previously announced, ADG's Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award will go this year to three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, who has his imprimatur on four major films this year: "War of the Worlds," (director); "Munich" (producer/director); "The Legend of Zorro" (executive producer) and "Memoirs of a Geisha" (producer), whose production designer John Myhre is an ADG nominee. Spielberg was also executive producer of the TNT mini-series "Into the West," whose production designer, Marek Dobrowolski is also an ADG's nominee this year. Other highlights of the evening will be the first live public performance of the Academy Award®-nominated song, "In The Deep" from "Crash" by its co-composer/performer Kathleen "Bird" York (actress as well on "The West Wing" and "The O.C."), as well as the presentation of the ADG's Hall of Fame inductees, ADG's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Career Achievement Award for Scenic Arts.

WHEN: SATURDAY, February 11, 2006


WHO: Host: six-time Emmy® nominee, Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development)

Presenters include:                    Kelly Rutherford ("E-Ring")
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon ("NYPD Blue")  Doug Savant ("Desperate Housewives")
Production Designer Robert Boyle       Jane Seymour ("Wedding Crashers")
Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers)          Jean Smart ("24")
Director Paul Haggis ("Crash")
Laura Herring ("Law & Order")
Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Ian McShane ("Deadwood")
Production Designer J. Michael Riva
Press Arrivals: 5:30 PM; Reception: 6:30 PM; Dinner followed by Awards Presentation: 7:30 PM

PRESS OPPORTUNITIES: TV crews will have access to an audio/video remote box located at rear of the banquet room. A press room will open at 7:30 PM for photo opportunities with winners and presenters at the end of the evening. An audio remote box will also be available in the press room.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS REQUIRED: Contact Terra Potts at Murray Weissman & Associates Public Relations office, 818/760-8995 or at

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