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Production Designer, Derek R. Hill grew up in Texas and graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He started his career working in the theater and stage business in the Dallas, Texas area working the Dallas Summer Musicals, the Dallas Opera, and touring as a Lighting Designer for Debbie Reynolds for one season of “Annie Get Your Gun” as well as building scenery for Dallas Stage Scenery and Peter Wolf Designs.

After several years in the stage business, he became involved in the Union side of the business, ultimately becoming the Business Agent of IATSE Local 127. He began his career in the Televi-sion and Motion Picture Industry full time in the early 1980’s. Creating a relationship as a Set Decorator and Art Director for a number of years with Directors like Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and Kevin Costner that continues today as a Production Designer. He earned Emmy Nomina-tions for his work on “House” and also “Hatfields & McCoys”. He also earned an ADG Nomina-tions for his work on “Pirates of the Caribbean-Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Community”, “Hat-fields & McCoys”, and “Bonnie & Clyde”. In the last year, he worked on “The Magnificent Seven”, “All Eyez on Me”, the Biopic of Tupac Shakur, the Lifetime movie “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le”. He is now doing Jason Bateman’s Netflix series called “Ozark”. He resides in Dallas,Texas area as well as Rancho Mirage, CA. with his wife Candy.


Derek R. Hill