Meet one of the top production designers in cinema, award-winning movie and TV designer Nelson Coates. A graduate of Abilene High School and Abilene Christian University, Nelson Coates has spent most of this year designing for the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” He earned the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award for “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Put March 28 on your calendar to meet Nelson and learn more about his amazing Hollywood career! Proceeds from this event benefit the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council’s HeARTS for the ARTS program that awards grants to local arts groups to help with programming for children and special needs populations.
About the evening
The March 28 “In the Heights of Hollywood with Nelson Coates” event will begin with an elegant dinner and drinks at Prosperity Bank and a photo op with Nelson. Then we move to the Paramount Theatre, where Nelson will share big screen moments from his career and have a Q&A with Kaye Price-Hawkins, ACAC board member and organizer of this event. The ACAC will present Nelson with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The evening concludes with desserts on the Paramount stage inspired by Nelson’s hit movies.
Individual tickets are $125
Table of 8 is $1,000
Tickets to the Paramount talk and dessert event only are $20