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Theatre-dance alum Scott Chambliss turns out another major motion picture

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Scott Chambliss completes design work on yet another major film.

  • June 20, 2011 9:00am

The ever-busy Scott Chambliss, '85 theatre and dance, was the production designer on the soon-to-be-released "Cowboys & Aliens" movie starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, and Olivia Wilde.  He is already busy on the next "Star Trek" edition.

In "Cowboys & Aliens," due in theaters in late-July, a spaceship arrives in Arizona in 1873 to take over the earth, starting without he Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

As production designer, Chambliss works closely with the director (Jon Favreau) and producers (Bobby Cohen and Favreau) and is responsible for the overall look of a film, including design of the sets, location choices, and choice and supervision of props.

This film comes on the heels of Chambliss’ work on the feature film, “Salt," starring Angelina Jolie, and an earlier "Star Trek,” that earned him award nominations from the Art Directors Guild of America and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, and a 2002 Emmy for art direction on the network television show, “Alias.”

Chambliss began his career as an associate set designer on several Broadway productions. He then became an assistant art director on the films "Scenes from a Mall" (1991) and “Malcolm X” (1992).


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