Production Illustrator Donna Cline to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Concept Illustrator and Storyboard Artist, Donna Cline, who brings a unique plethora of art and   technical experience to Feature Films and Television Series, (such as The Doctor, Outbreak and Bones), will receive the Art Director’s Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. Tamara Taylor, a star of the forensic crime drama, Bones, will be presenting the award to Cline on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the ADG Awards, which returns live to the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

"Donna brings so much to the table on any project that she works on. In addition to being an amazing storyboard and concept illustration artist, she holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, was a forensic artist for major law enforcement agencies and a Reserve Deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years. It is unusual to offer that breadth of experience and creative talent to entertainment projects," said Tim Wilcox, ADG Illustrators & Matte Artist Council Chair.

"This multi-faceted career has allowed Donna to provide many forms of art and research to the film and television projects as the technical advisor on productions. She often assists the cast with gaining proficiency in roles that necessitate accurate knowledge in medicine, forensics, science and psychology and collaborates with writers and other Department Heads to assist with technical accuracy. We recognize and honor Donna’s career with this year’s ADG Lifetime Achievement Award," he adds.

Areas of expertise included in Cline’s professional background are Medical Illustration, Suspect Composites, Facial Reconstruction on skulls of the unknown deceased, designs for VFX and Make-up EFX, and Moulage for terrorist drill training for Law Enforcement agencies. Cline also has a private practice as a Marriage & Family Therapist.

Cline’s Industry credits include 55 + Feature Films and 25 + Television shows, among which are, Outbreak, The Doctor, Deep Blue Sea, Red Dragon, Tombstone, George of the Jungle, Mulholland Falls, Hocus Pocus, The Flintstones, Bones, and The X-Files.

As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, best known for her legendary movies including the recent highly acclaimed The Power of the Dog, will receive the esteemed Cinematic Imagery Award. French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, celebrated for directing numerous epic movies including the recent highly acclaimed film adaptation of Dune, will be the recipient of the William Cameron Menzies Award.

Production Designer Ida Random (AD), Scenic Artists Michael and Denise Okuda (SDMM) Set Designer/Art Director Ann Harris (STG) will join Concept Artist Donna Cline (IMA) with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their outstanding legacies and contributions to their crafts. A full list of award nominees of the 26th Annual ADG Awards is available on   

The ADG Awards honor excellence in Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated feature films. Producer of the 2022 ADG Awards is Art Director Michael Allen Glover, ADG (The Alienist, Solos and the upcoming Station Eleven). Joining the team as stage designer is Emmy-winning Production Designer Brian J. Stonestreet, ADG (Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards).

ADG Awards are open only to productions when made within the U.S. by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions. Further inquiries regarding the ADG Awards may be directed to ADG Awards & Events Director Debbie Patton at (818) 762-9995 or email

The ADG awards are proud to be sponsored by Titanium Level: Astek Wallcovering, Cush Light; Media Sponsors: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Below the Line, 


About the Art Directors Guild:
Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 3,000 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers and Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to

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Debbie Patton · ADG
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SOURCE Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800)