12th Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel, Saturday, March 26, 2022 

The 12th annual UCLA Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel has been announced by 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. Sketch to Screen is a celebration of costume design and includes costume designers nominated for Academy Awards in 2022. This year, the event is virtual, and takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11am Pacific. Register here.

The panelists include six Academy Award nominees: Jenny Beavan (Cruella), Massimo Cantini Parrini (Cyrano), Bob Morgan (Dune), Luis Sequeira (Nightmare Alley), Paul Tazewell (West Side Story) and Jacqueline West (Dune). This marks the 11th Academy Award nomination for two-time Academy Award winner Beavan, the fourth nomination for West, the second nominations for Cantini Parrini and Sequeira, and first nominations for Morgan and Tazewell, winner of a 2016 Tony Award for his costume designs for Hamilton. He is also the first African American male costume designer to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

UCLA costume panel 2022

On the eve of the Academy Awards each year, Landis welcomes a stellar group of international costume designers to discuss the art of costume design. With Professor Landis moderating, the Sketch to Screen panelists engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion about the central role costume designers play in cinematic storytelling and the creation of unforgettable characters. The conversation is an invaluable master class from some of the most creative minds in Hollywood. 

Last year’s Sketch to Screen panel was comprised of 2021 Academy Award nominees Alexandra Byrne (Emma), Massimo Cantini Parrini (Pinocchio), Bina Daigler (Mulan) and Trish Summerville (Mank). 

Watch the 2021 panel here: