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Daniel B. Clancy
Daniel B. Clancy previously collaborated with Promised Land director Gus Van Sant on the television series Boss, working as production designer on the show. Also as production designer, his feature credits include Ron Howard’s The Dilemma, Alfred De Villa’s Nothing Like the Holidays, and Tom Vaughan’s So Undercover. He has additionally been the production designer on television commercials and series pilots.
Originally from Chicago, Mr. Clancy graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Advertising and Commercial Graphics. He set out to work in the ad world but came into the entertainment industry, where he received guidance from one of his heroes, John Hughes. He began his film industry career as a production assistant on Mr. Hughes’ Uncle Buck and quickly found his calling in the set decorating department, first as a set dresser/lead man and then training under legendary set decorator Nancy Haigh.
He soon became a top film and television set decorator himself. As a set decorator, his credits included Chris Columbus’ two Home Alone movies; Peyton Reed’s The Break-Up; Joel Schumacher’s The Number 23; Mikael Håfström’s Derailed and 1408; Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder; Peter Billingsley’s Couples Retreat; Dan Bradley’s Red Dawn; and Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant!, starring Matt Damon of Promised Land.
Mentored by great production designers such as Dennis Gassner, Allan Cameron, and Richard Sylbert, Mr. Clancy then made the leap to production-designing. He continues to hone his craft and create new worlds.