Production Designers & Directors of Tribeca Film Festival Films

The Production Designers Collective & Tisch School of the Arts  presents an evening with


Please join us for a special event featuring directors and production designers as they discuss their collaboration on two feature films, premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Director, Melissa Miller-Costanzo & Production Designer, Meredith Lippincott

Director, Bill Oliver & Production Designer, Lisa Myers

Moderated by
Production Designer, Kalina Ivanov (UGFTV/Graduate Design Alum)

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Director, Melissa Miller-Costanzo (ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS). Melissa started her career in the art department on such award-winning films as Indignation, The Fighter, and Precious. Her time spent behind the scenes has helped inform her work and the worlds she creates. All These Small Moments is her directorial debut.

Production Designer, Meredith Lippincott
Meredith recently worked as Production Designer on PATTI CAKE$, directed by Geremy Jasper and starring Danielle Macdonald, as well as the upcoming DREAMLAND starring Margot Robbie and Finn Cole. Past design credits include GREAT CHOICE, THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS, and PIMP. Meredith studied Production Design at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.  

Director, Bill Oliver
Bill grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, studied photography and anthropology at Princeton, and received an M.F.A. in directing from the American Film Institute. His short films have played at festivals worldwide, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and have won several awards. Jonathan is his first feature.

Production Designer, Lisa Myers
Lisa Myers is a Brooklyn based Production Designer. With a passion for composition and story, she likes to focus on projects that are accessible, meaningful, and visually arresting. Her body of work is varied and comprehensive with new design projects such as Jonathan starring Ansel Elgort, Galveston directed be Melanie Laurent featuring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning, Ode To Joy starring Martin Freeman, Departures with Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams, My Blind Brother featuring Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Jenny Slate, and The Land, produced by Nas and featuring Erykah Badu. Notable past design projects include Concussion, Putzel, Manhattan Night, Bare, Late Phases, Emelie and Mystery Team. With art direction work on such films as Robot and Frank, Life of Crime, Very Good Girls and Higher Ground.

Production Designer, Kalina Ivanov (Moderator)
Kalina Ivanov is an award-winning Production Designer whose work includes the Oscar-nominated film “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Rabbit Hole, “The Conspirator,” “Smoke, “Poltergeist” and “Max,“ as well as the Golden Globe-nominated television show “Smash” (season two). She received her BFA from NYU/TSOA - Design Department and her MFA from NYU/TSOA - Film Department, graduating from both with honors. Kalina was the storyboard artist for Oscar-winning film “Silence Of The Lambs,” and from there her career expanded into visual consulting and production design, earning an Emmy Award as well as an Art Director’s Guild award for her work on Michael Sucsy’s HBO film “Grey Gardens.“