Academy Award-nominated costume designers in conversation at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television


Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2023) — Brian Kite, Interim Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), and Distinguished Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D., costume designer and founding director of the UCLA TFT David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, are pleased to announce that after two years as a virtual event, the Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel will once again take place at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus, on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Sketch to Screen, which occurs annually on the eve of the Academy Awards, is a celebration of costume design and features all five costume designers nominated for Oscars in 2023.

The panelists include Jenny Beavan (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris), Ruth Carter (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Shirley Kurata (Everything Everwhere All at Once), Catherine Martin (Elvis), and Mary Zophres (Babylon). With the exception of Kurata, who is making her Sketch to Screen debut, all the panelists have made multiple appearances at the event through the years. Not inconsequentially, this marks the 12th Academy Award nomination for three-time Academy Award winner Beavan; the fourth nomination for Carter, who won her first Oscar in 2019 for Black Panther; the first nomination for Kurata; the ninth Oscar nomination for four-time winner Martin; and the fourth nomination for Zophres.

Moderated by Professor Landis, Sketch to Screen is an invaluable conversation with some of the most creative minds in Hollywood, as panelists engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the central role costume designers play in cinematic storytelling and the creation of unforgettable characters.

Last year’s Sketch to Screen panel was comprised of 2022 Academy Award winner Jenny Beavan (Cruella), and Academy Award nominees Massimo Cantini Parrini (Cyrano), Bob Morgan (Dune), Luis Sequeira (Nightmare Alley), Paul Tazewell (West Side Story) and Jacqueline West (Dune).

About UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

The vision of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television is to serve as a premier global interdisciplinary professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders, and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world. Consistently ranked as one of the top entertainment and performing arts institutions in the world, UCLA TFT offers an innovative curriculum that integrates the study and creation of live performance, film, television, and digital arts. The distinguished graduate and undergraduate programs at UCLA TFT include acting, directing, writing, producing, animation, cinematography, lighting design, set design, costume design and sound design. The school also offers doctoral degrees in theater and performance studies and cinema and media studies.

About the UCLA TFT David C. Copley Center for Costume Design  

Endowed in 2008 by a gift from newspaper publisher and philanthropist David C. Cop­ley, with Oscar-nominated costume designer and author Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis as Founding Director, The David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA is the first institution of its kind worldwide. Through publishing, exhibitions, and teaching, the scholarly activities of the Copley Center serve UCLA TFT students, UCLA, the international community of historians, filmmakers, and professional costume designers. The Center is devoted exclusively to the study of costume design, including history, genre research, costume illustration as an art form, and the influence of costume design on fashion and popular culture.

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