Production Designer and Art Director
Rick Carter has been designing sets for the world of film and television for over 25 years. He collaborated with director Steven Spielberg on War of the Worlds, “Munich, Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (for which he was nominated for both the AFI Production Designer of the Year and the Art Directors Guild Award); Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Amistad, (which earned another Art Directors Guild Award nomination), as well as the Spielberg-produced series Amazing Stories.
Carter joined director Robert Zemeckis on Polar Express, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Death Becomes Her, Back to the Future Part II and Part III, and Forrest Gump, for which Carter earned an Academy Award nomination. Carter also worked on the action-thriller Sucker Punch, directed by Zack Snyder.
For his part in the Art Direction of Avatar, he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Art Direction alongside Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair. He and Stromberg were also awarded 'Best Production Design' by the National Society of Film Critics.