Author: Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Costume Designer and scholar Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, a CDG member, a two-term past-president and a costume design activist for nearly 40 years. Dr. Landis received an M.F.A. in Costume Design from UCLA and a PhD in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, London. She is the Founding Director and Chair of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Deborah Nadoolman Landis’s distinguished motion picture career includes "Coming to America," for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, "An American Werewolf in London," the iconic Indiana Jones and “Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Animal House" and the music video "Michael Jackson’s Thriller."

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The Role of Costumes and Costume Designers


Congratulations to Deborah Nadoolman Landis, author of Filmcraft: Costume Design who will be presented with the 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design at the Costume Designer Guild Awards in February. For more information: The role of the costume designer is really quite simple: costume designers…

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