The Art Directors Guild announced Tuesday that Stephen Myles Berger, best known for his work in theme parks around the world and on films such as “Sunshine Boys,” “Basic Instinct” and ”Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers and Model Makers Council at the 24th Annual ADG “Excellence in Production Design” Awards.
Berger’s career spans five decades and has earned him international acclaim.
The 2020 ADG Awards will be held in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom at the InterContinental in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This is the third of four Lifetime Achievement Awards to be announced by Art Directors Guild.
Stephen Myles Berger comes from a family of entertainment art directors. His father, Ralph Berger, was an RKO Art Director, Desilu television pioneer and a member of the Cinemagundi Club, forerunner of Tuesday’s Art Directors Guild. Both Stephen and his brother Richard have been members of the Guild since the early 60s.
His list of television credits reads like the history of the entertainment industry over the past 50 years, including “Scandal,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Wonder Woman,” “MacGyver,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Spiderman” and “Serpico.”
Berger also produced award-winning designs of numerous theme parks around the globe including Universal Studios Theme Parks in Los Angeles, Orlando and Japan; Magic Mountain in California; Motion Gate Theme Park in Dubai; MGM/Disney Studios in Orlando; Sama World Theme Park in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia; and Six Flags Over Mid-America in St. Louis.
He studied at Chouinard Art Institute and University of Southern California. He is a member of the Motion Picture and Television Academies and is currently an ADG trustee.
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