By Alesandra Dubin Posted January 19, 2009, 2:31 PM EST
LOS ANGELES This Sunday's Screen Actors Guild awards party will have a new designer at the helm. Gala coordinators selected Tony Schubert's Event Eleven last fall to take over all design elements for the party—previously designed by Stanlee Gatti—including the overall decor concept, lighting, flowers, tables, and fabric design. Here's a sneak preview of Schubert's plans: custom pieces constructed out of raw alabaster and buffet tables made out of raw slabs of wood imported from South Africa.
The party, cohosted by People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will take to the back lot of the Shrine Exposition Center immediately following the 15th annual awards. Through the party, SAG, People, and the E.I.F. acknowledge the charitable efforts of actors and make an annual donation to the SAG Foundation. This year’s $100,000 gift will support the foundation’s scholarships and emergency assistance to SAG members and reading programs around the country.