Careers In Film Workshop: Art Department

Learn about Careers In Film in our upcoming Art Department Workshop,
featuring Art Director Geza Kassai.

Join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, IATSE Local 209 (Crew Union), and the Cleveland Institute of Art for a Careers In Film Workshop: Art Department, featuring Art Director Geza Kassai (JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, WHITE BOY RICK, I SEE YOU, I’M A VIRGO, and more).

Topics that will be covered in this workshop include:

  • Breaking into the film industry
  • Department hierarchy, job descriptions
  • Deep-dive into the Set Designer role
  • Examples of Set Design
  • Specific skills productions seek most
  • How the Art Director works with:
    • Special Effects, Visual Effects
    • Props, Set Decoration, Greens
    • Picture Cars, Construction


Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cleveland Institute of Art
Peter B. Lewis Theater (Cinematheque)
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

The Peter B. Lewis Theater (Cinematheque) is located within CIA’s George Gund Building at 11610 Euclid Avenue in the Uptown district of University Circle. Please park in Lot 73 (accessed from E. 117th St., south of Euclid Ave.) and use Entrance C (off Lot 73) to enter the building.

Please click here to download a map.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 22nd by 5:00 pm ET


For questions, please contact GCFC Workforce Development Coordinator Maria Rouzzo at [email protected].


Geza Kassai’s expertise spans both the architecture and the entertainment industries. After decades of experience across the country in the corporate, industrial, retail, commercial, and residential sectors, he transitioned into film and TV, initially as a set designer, progressing up the ranks to become an accomplished art director. Whether he’s shaping physical spaces through architecture, or breathing life into fictional worlds through film and TV, Geza’s multidisciplinary expertise and relentless pursuit of innovation set him apart as a dynamic force in the creative industry.