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14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards "By the Numbers"

To create a dramatic arrivals area, impressive set and intimate dinner setting at the Shrine Exposition Center that will echo the Golden Age of the Hollywood Movie Palace in keeping with SAG’s 75th Anniversary celebration, the SAG Awards™ will…

  • Lay 16,476.145 square feet of red carpet in the arrivals area, edged by 444.1 lineal feet of 3' tall hedge and 337.11 lineal feet of 8' tall trees.
  • Lay 11,800 square feet of black carpet in the interior Shrine entrance and the showroom.
  • Drape the interior Shrine entrance with 5,500 feet of gold fabric punctuated by eight silver-accented white columns that will be echoed onstage and utilize 15,000 square feet of black drape to cover the showroom walls and block sunlight.
  • Post five 10’ Actor® statues along the red carpet and onstage.
  • On the stage, install 700 feet of steel tubing to support 120 running feet of 22’ high set walls punctuated by eight gold and ivory fluted columns. Two stepped deco arches will be accented by 30 feet of translucent etched fins. Crowning the stage will be 400 feet of gold-leafed deco molding, illuminated by 400 feet of warm white neon tubing.
  • Float a 20’ wide "silver screen" framed by a platinum screen-surround illuminated by 80 feet of embedded LED lights at center stage in front of 200 running feet of 30’ high fiber-optic star cloth.
  • Line the stage floor with 150 '4’x8’ sheets of black Formica.
  • Above the stage hang three antique chrome and glass chandeliers from the period that will be echoed by the five chandeliers hung from the Expo Hall’s ornate ceiling.
  • Place 3,300 gold-rimmed glasses, 2,200 pieces of gold cutlery and 1,100 gold-rimmed fluted white china chargers on 86 rectangular dinner tables and 2,500 glasses at two 16’ beverage bars and two wine tasting bars.
  • Create custom table coverings from 800 yards of gold tone on tone striped silk, overlaying 800 yards of black two-tone shimmer cloth, complemented by and 1,100 black napkins made from 200 yards of chiffon.
  • Adorn the tables with floral arrangements designed in a multi-pieced glass configuration lined in sensuous black velvet fabric reflecting a contemporary/organic vibe with textured elements of moss green reindeer moss, succulents and equisetum contrasting over 2,500 white orchids, 3,000 white roses, 100 white phalaenopsis orchids and 1,500 yellow calla lilies.
  • Soften Gold Chiavari guest chairs with 1,100 ivory silk seat cushions.

    Guests will dine on an antipasto plate conceived by chef Alan Jackson, deliciously prepared and artfully arranged by Jackson Catering, consisting of:

  • Tuna Niçoise with devilled eggs, black olives, haricots verts, pesto and tomatoes
  • Chicken Bisteeya with figs, mizuna and pomegranates
  • Poached Lamb Loin with basil mousse and lentil salad
  • Grilled Vegetable Terrine with sherry and dry cured olive focaccia
  • Hand-made freshly baked breadsticks

    To prepare this menu, Jackson Catering’s purveyor order for the SAG Awards™ includes:
    75 pounds Zucchini 8 gallons Kalamata Olives
    75 pounds Squash 150 pounds Potatoes
    75 pounds Red Bell Peppers 50 pounds Haricot Verte
    2 gallons Sherry Vinegar 50 pounds Yellow Wax Beans
    10 pounds Dried Cured Black Olive 10 pounds of Basil
    200 pounds Chicken 225 pounds Lamb
    75 pounds Almonds 15 gallons of Beluga Lentils
    30 pounds Dried Fig 25 pounds Carrots
    3 gallons Ruby Port 25 pounds Celery
    24 pounds Mizuna Lettuce 25 pounds Leek
    200 pounds Ahi Tuna 1200 Quail Eggs
    1200 Jumbo Capers 600 Roma Tomatoes
    150 pounds Flour 5 pounds Bakers Yeast
    6 gallons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 100 pound Filo Dough

    Beverages for guests include:
  • For the tables: 204 bottles of Dry Creek Vineyard’s Limited Edition 2003 Endeavor Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, selected from the winery’s private reserve in honor of the Screen Actors Guild’s 75th Anniversary, and 204 bottles of Dry Creek Vineyard’s 2006 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc.
  • Dry Creek Vineyard’s wine-tasting bars will offer a selection that includes their 2005 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, the 2005 Dry Creek Valley Merlot, the 2006 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc and the 2003 Endeavor Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A total of 192 bottles will be available for tasting.
  • 234 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française
  • 1548 glass decanters of Voss sparkling and still water served in the showroom
  • Another 6,720 unbreakable half-liters of Voss still water for our more than 700 media and 350 fans in the bleachers

    Sources: John Shaffner & Joe Stewart, SAG Awards Production Designers
    Keaton Walker, SAG Awards Art Director
    Keith Greco, Keith Greco Designs, SAG Awards Art Director
    Andrea Wyn Schall, A Wynning Event, SAG Awards Event Supervisor
    Chris Matsumoto, CJ Matsumoto & Sons, Florist
    Alan Jackson, Chef, Jackson Catering
    Kristin Zangrilli, Director of Public Relations, Kobrand Corporation
    Kim Stare Wallace, Dry Creek Vineyard Vice President
    Chris Carr, SAG Awards™ Production Manager