Costume Design & Supervision
After receiving a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. from NYU’S School of the Arts, Betsey Potter began designing and costuming in New England, working for Trinity Square Repertory Theater, for the musical theater and for PBS in Boston. She moved to Los Angeles to design for Embassy Television, and worked on One Day at a Time, Silver Spoons and The Jeffersons. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for her work on The Charmings and four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on Beakman’s World. In keeping with her interest in working in all the entertainment mediums, she has costumed for the stage at the Kennedy Center, in Abu Dhabi, Branson and Denver, on films around the U.S., on television miniseries and four Super Bowl halftime shows. She is the founder of The Wardrobe Wing, Inc., which she established 1981, providing costumes to film and television. Potter works as a costume supervisor on period productions as well as modern, and continues to study and teach historical costuming. Her interest in reproducing and restoring period costumes led her to the Costume Society of America, where she is the treasurer of the Western region. She is a member of Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 and has served on that board. She is now returning to serve another term on the Television Academy’s board of governors.
Mary Rose enjoyed over 35 years as a costume designer for numerous feature films, long-form and series television. Rose also co-produced several educational programs, including a special on the history of Hollywood Costume Designers for NHK, Japan. Raised in post-WWII Japan, Rose attended Kyoritu-Gakuen, a private girls' school in Tokyo, and holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from San Francisco State University. Her involvement with the Television Academy began in the early 1970s. Rose was elected governor of the Costume Design & Supervision Peer Group in 1998, 2000 and again in 2004. In 2002 she was elected to the Academy’s Executive Committee, and also served as the first chair of the Television Cares Committee. A member of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, Rose has served as an executive officer since 1992. In 2006 Rose received the CDG’s first Distinguished Service Award and in October 2010 was elected president of the Costume Designers Guild for a second term.