Production Illustrator Donna Cline to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES, February 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Concept Illustrator and Storyboard Artist, Donna Clinewhich brings a unique plethora of artistic and technical experience to feature films and television series (like The doctor, epidemic and BONE), will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) of Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. Tamara Taylora forensic crime drama star, BONEwill present the award to Cline on Saturday, March 5, 2022at the ADG Awards, which returns live at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

“Donna brings so much to the table on all of the projects she works on. In addition to being an amazing storyboard and concept illustration artist, she has a PhD in clinical psychology, is a licensed marriage and family therapist , was a forensic artist for major law enforcement agencies and a reserve assistant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years. It is unusual to offer this vast experience and creative talent to entertainment projects,” said Tim WilcoxADG Illustrators & Matte Artist Council Chair.

“This multi-faceted career has seen Donna provide many art and research forms to film and television projects as a technical advisor on productions. She often helps actors learn skills in roles that require accurate knowledge in medicine, forensics, science and psychology and collaborates with writers and other department heads to assist in technical accuracy.We recognize and honor Donna’s career with the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award this year,” he added.

Areas of expertise included in Cline’s professional background are medical illustration, suspect composites, facial reconstruction on skulls of unknown deceased persons, designs for VFX and Make-up EFX, and casting for training at terrorist exercise for law enforcement. Cline also has a private practice as a marriage and family therapist.

Cline’s Industry credits include over 55 feature films and 25+ TV shows, among them, Outbreak, The Doctor, Deep Blue Sea, Red DragonTombstone, George of the Jungle, Mulholland FallsHocus Pocus, The Flintstones, Bones and X-Files.

As previously announced, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Jeanne Campion, best known for her legendary films, including the highly acclaimed recent The power of the dog, will receive the prestigious award for cinematographic imagery. French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, famous for making many epic films, including the recent highly acclaimed film adaptation of Duneswill be the recipient of William Cameron Menzies Award.

production designer random ida (AD), scenic artists Michael and Denise Okuda (MEDS) Scenographer/Artistic Director Ann Harris (STG) will join Concept Artist Donna Cline (IMA) with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their outstanding legacy and contributions to their craft. A full list of the 26 award nomineesand Annual ADG Awards are available at

The ADG Awards recognize excellence in production design in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated feature films. The 2022 ADG Awards Producer is Artistic Director Michael Allen GloverSDG (The alienist, solos and the next station eleven). Joining the team as set designer is the Emmy-winning production designer Brian J. StonestreetSDG (Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards).

The ADG awards are only open to productions made in the United States by producers who have signed the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are accepted without restrictions. Any inquiries regarding the ADG Awards may be directed to Debbie Patton, Director of ADG Awards & Events, at (818) 762-9995 or by email. [email protected].

The ADG Awards are proud to be sponsored by Titanium Level: Astek Wallcovering, Luminous cushion; Media sponsors: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Below the Line,


About the Art Directors Guild:
Founded in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 3,000 members who work worldwide in film, television and theater as production designers and art directors; Scenic, title and graphic artists; Scenographers and model makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to

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Debbie Patton SDGs
818.762.9995 [email protected]

Dan Evans IngleDodd Media
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Marley Wittuck · [email protected]

SOURCE Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800)

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