Spier, Carol

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SPIER, Carol


Born in Canada. Education: University of Manitoba, degree in interior design.

Addresses: Agent Sandra Marsh Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Production designer, art director, and costume designer. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, worked as production designer for CBCTV; also worked as a designer for theatre groups in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Awards, Honors: Genie Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, best achievement in art direction, 1980, for The Brood; Genie Award nomination, best achievement in art direction, 1982, for Scanners; Genie Award nomination, best achievement in art direction, 1984, for Videodrome; Gemini Award, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, best achievement in production design or art direction, 1986, for Anne of Green Gables; Genie Award, best achievement in art direction/production design, 1989, for Dead Ringers; Genie Award, best achievement in art direction/production design, 1992, for Naked Lunch; Genie Award nomination, best achievement in art direction/production design, 1999, for eXistenZ.


Film Production Designer:

I Miss You Hugs and Kisses, 1976.

Hog Wild, AvcoEmbassy, 1980.

Gas, Paramount, 1981.

The Funny Farm, New World/Mutual, 1982.

The Dead Zone, Paramount, 1983.

Running Brave, Buena Vista, 1983.

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (also known as Follow That Bird ), Warner Bros., 1985.

The Fly, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1986.

Dead Ringers, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

Dakota, Miramax, 1989.

Renegades, Universal, 1989.

Sing, TriStar, 1989.

Where the Heart Is, Buena Vista, 1990.

Naked Lunch, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

Consenting Adults, Buena Vista, 1992.

M. Butterfly, Warner Bros., 1993.

Canadian Bacon, Gramercy Pictures, 1994.

The Santa Clause, Buena Vista, 1994.

Crash, Fine Line, 1996.

Joe's Apartment, Warner Bros., 1996.

Mimic, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1997.

eXistenZ, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999.

Bless the Child (also known as Die Prophezeiung ), Paramount, 2000.

Dracula 2000 (also known as Dracula 2001 and Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 ), Miramax, 2000.

Camera (short film), 2000.

Blade II, New Line Cinema, 2002.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (also known as LXG, The League, and Die Liga der aussergewoehnlichen Gentleman ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Film Art Director:

Fast Company, Topar Films, 1978.

Search and Destroy (also known as Striking Back ), 1979.

The Brood (also known as La clinique de la terreur and David Cronenberg's The Brood ), New World, 1979.

Scanners (also known as Telepathy 2000 ), AvcoEmbassy, 1980.

Humongous, Embassy, 1981.

Videodrome, Universal, 1983.

Agnes of God, Columbia, 1985.

The Believers, Orion, 1987.

Film Assistant Art Director:

Find the Lady (also known as Call the Cops! and Kopek and Broom ), 1976.

Equus, United Artists, 1977.

Why Shoot the Teacher?, 1977.

Film Costume Designer for Muppet Characters:

(And designer of other costumes) The Great Muppet Caper, Universal, 1981.

The Muppets Take Manhattan, TriStar, 1984.

The Muppet Christmas Carol, Buena Vista, 1992.

Muppet Treasure Island, Buena Vista, 1996.

Television Production Designer; Miniseries:

Anne of Green Gables, CBC and PBS, 1985.

Thanks of a Grateful Nation (also known as The Gulf War ), Showtime, 1998.

Television Production Designer; Movies:

Gotham (also known as The Dead Can't Lie ), Showtime, 1988.

Dash and Lilly, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Gilda Radner: It's Always Something, ABC, 2002.

Television Art Director; Movies:

Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (also known as Desert Blades ), CBS, 1981.

Television Set Decorator; Movies:

Horatio Hornblower: The Duel, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Television Art Director; Specials:

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, PBS, 1985.

Television Production Designer; Episodic:

Friday the 13th: The Series (also known as Friday's Curse ), syndicated, 1987.

Worked as production designer for an episode of Scales of Justice, CBS.

Stage Work:

Costume designer, Hothouse, Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, 1974.

Costume designer, Diamond Studs, Ford's Theatre Society, Washington, DC, 19741975.

Costume designer, Polly, Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn, 1975.

Costume coordinator, Lincoln, Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn, 1976, then Theatre Four, New York City, 19761977.