Paul Sylbert

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Paul Sylbert
Born (1928-04-16) April 16, 1928 (age 86)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Production designer, art director, set designer

Paul Sylbert (born 16 April 1928) is an American Academy Award-winning production designer, art director, and set designer who directed on occasion.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sylbert fought in the Korean War and attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania with his identical twin brother Richard.[1] Early in their careers, they collaborated on Baby Doll and A Face in the Crowd.[2] Sylbert also attended the Hans Hoffman School of Art and The Actors Studio. He is a veteran of the United States Army.

Television Design NBC: The Big Story (1951), The Home Show (1954), Cambell's Star Stage (1955). 90 minute specials: The Ira Hayes Story, John Brown (1960)
NBC Television, Color Consultant (1959)
CBS: Songs for Sale, Molly Goldberg, Ford Theater, Danger, Suspense, Studio One, First regular network color broadcast (1951-1953)

Feature Films: Art Direction/Production Design
Roogie's Bump (1954)
Baby Doll (1955)
The Wrong Man (1956)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Country Music Holiday (1958)
The Teenage Millionaire (1961)
Without Each Other (1962)
The Tiger Makes Out (1967)
The Riot (1969)
Bad Company (1972)
The Drowning Pool (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Hardcore (1979)
Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
Resurrection (1980)
Wolfen (1981)
Blow Out (1981)
Witthout a Trace (1982)
Gorky Park (1983)
Firstborn (1983)
The Journey of Natty Gann (1984)
Ishtar (1985-1986)
Nadine (1987)
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Fresh Horses (1988)
Career Opportunities (1989)
Rush (1990)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Sliver (1992)
Milk Money (1994)
Free Willy 2 (1995)
The Grass Harp (1995)
Rosewood (1996)
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
To End All Wars (2000)

Awards: Production Design
Academy Award - Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Academy Award Nominee - The Prince of TIdes (1992)
Lifetime Achievement Award - Art Directors Guild (2009)

Stage Design: New York City Opera Company
Susannah (1957)
Tale for a Deaf Ear (1958)
Street Scene (1958)
The Crucible (1959)
Carmina Buranna (1960)
Oedipus Rex (1960)
Festival of Two Worlds, Spoletto, Italy
The Angel of Fire (1959)
Lulu (1974)

Stage Design
The Agon of Gross - Off-Broadway (1952)
The Making of Moo - Off-Broadway (1956)
The Four Poster - Theatron Kentrikon, Athens, Greece (1957)
The Miracle Worker - Theatron Dionysus, Athens, Greece (1961)
Night of the Iguana- Coconut Grove Playhouse (1961)
The Duchess of Malfi - The Mark Taper Forum (1974)

Stage Direction
Oedipus Rex, New York City Opera Company (1960)
The Four Poster - Theatron Kentrikon, Athens, Greece (1957)
Two for the Seesaw - Theatron Kentrikon, Athens, Greece (1958)
The Miracle Worker - Theatron Dionysus, Athens, Greece (1961)

Television Direction- Series
The Defenders (1963)
THe Nurses (1963)
Mr. Broadway (1964)
The Reporter (1964)

Commercial Direction
Over 50 spots including Clairol, Dash, Burma Shave, Belvedere Cigarettes, Belmont Park, etc.
TV Graphics and Group Productions (1965-1968)

Industrial Direction
General Electric (1966)
New York Telephone Co. (1967)

Feature Film Direction
Instant Love, Herbert Richards Productions, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1963)
The Steagle - Avco-Embassy Pictures, Inc. (1971)

Writer - Film
The Steagle - Avco-Embassy Pictures, Inc. (1971)
Nighthawks, Universal Studios (1981)

Writer - Books
The Steagle - The making and breaking of a film, Seasbury Press0Continuum Books (1971)
100 Ways to Beat the Blues (contributor), Tanya Tucker, Simon & Schuster (2003)
Cows: A rumination (contributor), Carl Hileman, Emmis Books (2004)

Sylbert currently is a member of the faculty at the Film and Media Arts department of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he teaches courses in film studies. He also taught a course called Film: The Creative Process at the University of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2014.

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