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Jim Dultz Works Biography

JIM DULTZ

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1953, the youngest of three sons to an artist and a songwriter (who made their livings as a cocktail waitress and a grocery store clerk), Jim was drawn to puppets, theatre, magic, cartoons and puns from the moment he could talk. He would put on puppet and magic shows in his back yard, and later plays with classmates from the time he entered Kindergarten, and has never stopped. At 18 years old he started his own theatre group and directed plays (as well as designing their sets) at the Academy Theatre in Chatsworth.

Directly after attending Art Center College of Design on a scholarship, Jim began working in an art department in Hollywood’s booming film industry and learned his craft on the job. Over the course of 10 years he moved up through the art department ranks to Art Director, and finally Production Designer, the person responsible for all of the sets, the color palate and “look” of the movie.

In a film and television career that has spanned 4 decades, Jim has had the pleasure of working on many wonderful projects and has been nominated for, and won, several prestigious industry awards. These include “Team America: World Police”(“The biggest marionette movie of all time!”), “Muppets Tonight” (2 Emmy nominations and one win for Production Design), “What Dreams May Come” (Oscar nomination, Art Directors Guild “ Excellence in Production Design” win),  “Flatliners”, Soapdish”, “Overboard”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation (Emmy nomination and win for Art Direction), one Cable Ace Award for the TV series, “Fallen Angels” and a Clio award for the TV commercial, “Timex: “Night Skies.”

Now happily retired and living in Carmel Valley with his wife Ellen Osborne, an animator, and Remy Martini, their poodle, Jim has begun creating his own art, which (not coincidentally) incorporates some combination of puppets, puns, cartoons, magic, illusions, lights, motors and in some cases “Chromadepth” 3-D glasses to achieve his desired effect. He hopes you enjoy the show!

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