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Cortez Brothers Relies on Simian to Keep Its Sales Effort Operating at Warp Speed Los Angeles-based Production Company uses media management platform to build reels and drive sales.LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
, May 22, 2013 -- Since 2010, Cortez Brothers has been using Simian to build show reels, manage marketing efforts and drive production workflow. Cortex Brothers uses Simian not only to evaluate the effectiveness of his sales effort, but also the performance of the directors on his staff. If a director's work is not gaining traction with agency creatives, it may be time to rethink the way he is being marketed.
Codex to Show Vault 2 at Cine Gear in HollywoodThe new Codex/ARRI internal recording module for Alexa will also be on view. LOS ANGELES
, May 22, 2013 -- Codex will demonstrate Vault 2, the latest iteration of its industry-leading line of location-based media management environments, at Cine Gear Expo, May 31 through June 2 in Hollywood. The Vault, which has been used on a number of recent feature productions including Marvel's blockbuster Iron Man 3, now supports Sony's F5 and F55 cameras. It also includes support for REDMAGs used by RED Epic and Scarlet cameras.
Superfad NY Executive Trio Join Gravity as SCOUTNEW YORK
, May 22, 2013 -- International visual effects, design and content company Gravity announced today that the three key creative and production executives from Superfad NY have re-assembled as SCOUT, a new divison of Gravity. Gravity CEO/CCO Zviah Eldar made the announcement.
SIM Digital to Demonstrate End-To-End Workflow Solutions At Cine Gear After Party set for June 1st at SIM Digital Hollywood.LOS ANGELES
, May 22, 2013 -- SIM Digital, one of the leading suppliers of digital production equipment and post production services in North America, will be a major exhibitor at the 2013 Cine Gear Expo May 31st through June 1st at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles. Showcasing its breadth of services, SIM Digital will be demonstrating leading edge solutions for every aspect of feature, television and advertising production, from the camera lens to the screen.
President Barack"Faux-Bama" Accepts 2013 "Best Writing" Webby Award Last Night for Stun CreativeAt Ceremonies in New York, Stun's 2012 "Presidential Clippings" Online Comedy Series Causes Big Stir NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES
, May 22, 2013 -- After walking the red carpet, President Barack Obama (or rather President Barack "Faux-Bama") accepted the "Best Writing" Award last night during the 17th Annual Webby Awards presentation at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on behalf of LA-based Stun Creative. The "Best Writing" Award was for Stun's 2012 online comedy series "Presidential Clippings." The five-word acceptance speech (a limit required by the Webby Awards organization) delivered by Stun Creative's honorary President Barack Faux-Bama, "After-party at my Place!" was received with raucous applause.
Major HD Post Auction Sale Set For Mid-June: HD Cameras, HD Routers, HD Storage, HD Test, Audio, Monitors, Wireless To Be Sold Online OnlyJoseph Finn Co., Inc. To Sell TOWERS PRODUCTIONS Video Post Equipment; Online Bidding Opens Friday, June 21st starting 8:00 AM CSTCHICAGO
, May 22, 2013 -- Joseph Finn Co., Inc. will conduct a <b>public online auction sale of the HD video post equipment of TOWERS PRODUCTIONS LLC</b>. The auction is online only and live bidding will take place beginning Friday, June 21st at 8:00 AM CST and closes starting Tuesday June 25th starting 9:00 AM CST. Please make inspection prior to beginning of auction.</i> <b>REGISTER HERE</b>
Washington, DC Gets Unique Post HouseMERRIFIELD, VA
, May 22, 2013 -- Capital Audio Post was created to serve the needs of a client base that has transitioned to a file based world. In this new era timing and turn-around times are everything.
ArsenalFX Amplifies The 'One of a Kind' Abs of Josh Button For Diet Dr. PepperSANTA MONICA, CA
, May 21, 2013 -- Visual effects studio ArsenalFX teams up with Deutsch LA to turn up the heat on Diet Dr Pepper's 'one of a kind' taste with a steamy new :30 "Josh Button," starring the model/actor. The spot features the hunky Button demonstrating the fine art of being burdened with singular good looks as he seductively poses for a beachfront photo shoot.
Red Giant Announces Immediate Availability of BulletProof Free Public Beta A Complete Media Prep and Delivery Application for Filmmakers; BulletProof Bridges the Gap Between the Camera and the EditorPORTLAND, OR
, May 21, 2013 -- Red Giant today announced that BulletProof is now available as a free public beta and can be downloaded by visiting Red Giant's website. BulletProof is a complete media prep and delivery solution for footage that simplifies the tedious tasks facing filmmakers every day on set. Bridging the gap between camera and editor, BulletProof combines all backup, organization, color and delivery tasks while handling footage from multiple cameras and media cards.
AICP Week Line Up AnnouncedAnchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards & AICP ShowNEW YORK
, May 20, 2013 -- Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the lineup for AICP Week. The Week, anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show, is a celebration of advertising in the motion image. AICP Week will be held June 4th-June 6th in New York City.
Ad Council Launches Robust Digital Platform to Offer Downloadable Public Service Ads Across All Media TypesNew 'PSA Central' offers multimedia campaign content for 50 national campaigns that receive a cumulative $1.5 billion in donated time and space annualNEW YORK
, May 20, 2013 -- The Ad Council launched today a new version of their digital distribution platform, PSA Central, making it the first single source destination for all Ad Council PSAs. The platform provides easy access to broadcast-quality television spots in multiple HD and SD formats, as well as ads created for radio, print, online, mobile and outdoor media.
Jon Vitti Takes Flight With "Angry Birds" Movie ScreenplayCatherine Winder Joins Team As Producer of Upcoming Animated FeatureESPOO, FINLAND
, May 20, 2013 -- Rovio Entertainment announced today that comedy writer Jon Vitti, a veteran of The Simpsons, King of the Hill, The Office
, and The Larry Sanders Show
, will write the screenplay for "Angry Birds" – the upcoming animated 3D film based on Rovio's bestselling app. Additionally, veteran producer Catherine Winder is joining the production team that includes producer John Cohen (Despicable Me) and executive producer David Maisel (Iron Man) . The movie is slated for a July 1, 2016 release and will to be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures..
Academy Announces Animated Feature Film Rule ChangeBEVERLY HILLS, CA
, May 20, 2013 -- The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 86th Oscars®. The most significant change affects the Animated Feature Film category. In this category, the new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit. The director and/or key creative individual shall continue to be a recipient, and in the circumstance of a two-person team with shared and equal director credit, a third statuette may be awarded.
Director Stacy Peralta Pairs Well With Fat Tire Ale CommercialsFilmmaker directs spot campaign for New Belgium Brewing SANTA MONICA, CA
, May 20, 2013 -- Documentary director Stacy Peralta, directs breaking commercial campaign for New Belgium Brewing's Fat Tire Ale. The spots, produced by Nonfiction Unlimited, were shot on location at the Colorado brewery and feature the company's colorful employees and culture.
Magnet Filmworks Attracts Director Miguel BuenoSpanish director known for strong visuals and comedic timing joins the Magnet teamMIAMI
, May 17, 2013 -- Magnet Filmworks welcomes director Miguel Bueno to the roster for representation in the US general and multicultural markets. During his tenure with agencies such as BBDO, TBWA, Mcann- Erickson and SCPF Miguel won prizes and special TV mention in Cannes, One Show festivals, D&AD, New York Festivals, and prestigious local festivals like El Sol, Laus and singular prizes from El Club de Creativos, of which he has been part of the jury on several occasions.
Director Tony Petrossian Joins th2ng Signing Bolsters th1ng Group U.S. ExpansionNEW YORK
, May 17, 2013 -- Acclaimed commercial and music video director Tony Petrossian has joined th2ng for representation in the United States and United Kingdom, marking the first US-based signing for the live action production division of th1ng Group
Light Iron Chooses Christie Solaria Projection For Postproduction NeedsOnly Manufacturer Offering Integrated Media Block and HD-SDI InputsCYPRESS, CA
, May 16, 2013 -- Light Iron has expanded its use of Christie Solaria®
Series digital cinema projectors offering rich, saturated color, high brightness and sharp, 4K resolution to its ever growing clientele.
Animal Gives Red Bull WingsPITTSBURGH
, May 16, 2013 -- When Smith Brothers Agency landed the national launch of Red Bull's first-ever new flavors, they turned to Animal, Inc for help. With a small team, and an even tighter deadline, the Animal team, led by director Samm Hodges, designed a :30 & :15 to announce Red Bull's three new flavors: cranberry, lime and blueberry.
Countdown Begins As May 23 SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum & 11th Annual New Directors Showcase Are Just One Week AwayProduction Industry Event Agenda and Speakers Set for New York Event at the Directors Guild of America (DGA)NEW YORK
, May 15, 2013 -- The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum and New Directors Showcase Event coming up on Thursday, May 23rd, is designed to provide a networking day and evening for filmmakers, videomakers, commercialmakers, ad agency creatives & producers, TV/Cable/Online/Movie development & production execs and brand marketers. Leading directors, agency creatives, production & post execs & artisans will share their expertise, helping to define opportunities in an evolving marketplace spanning advertising and entertainment. Sharing perspectives, experiences and backstories, they'll provide valuable information on production, workflow and multi-disciplinary talent to help attendees take advantage of new opportunities and provide ideas for realizing creative vision and objectives on upcoming projects. Forum speakers include directors Cynthia Wade, James Stewart, Bryan Buckley, Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus, Henry-Alex Rubin and Joe Berlinger. Additional panelists include Matt Bonin, Chief production officer, Ogilvy & Mather; Rebecca Skinner, executive producer/managing director of HSI; Kristen Finch, Director digital production, Grey New York; Hafeez M. Saheed, Head of Production/Executive Producer, Nickelodeon Creative Advertising and Bladimiar Norman, Senior Vice President, Marketing, The Weinsein Co. The evening program will include the debut screening of the 11th Annual SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel, panel and after-party. David Rolfe, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO New York and Bonnie Goldfarb, Co-founder & EP, harvest films join the "Meet the New Directors" panel following the screening. http://www.shootonline.com/go/register
Friendly's "Build Your Own Burger" Campaign Shot with Blackmagic Cinema CameraFREMONT, CA
, May 15, 2013 -- Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning design and digital production company Thornberg & Forester (T&F) used Blackmagic Cinema Camera to shoot the new Friendly's "Build Your Own Burger" campaign, which is now airing on www.Friendlys.com and the brand's social media channels. The four spots were also colored using Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve, the world's most advanced color correction tool.
Screenvision Names Talent Involved In Emerging Filmmakers SeriesFour Filmmakers will Showcase their Craft by Creating Shorts for Brands within Preshow Seen by 40 Million Moviegoers Monthly NEW YORK
, May 15, 2013 -- ScreenvisionScreenvision has named the first quartet of talent for their Emerging Filmmakers Series, featuring Antonio Campos, Matthew Huston, Christian Camargo and Andrew Renzi. Announced in April at Screenvision's first-ever Upfront, the Emerging Filmmakers Series connects brands with talented filmmakers to create customized branded entertainment that will be showcased before moviegoers in theaters nationwide. featuring Antonio Campos, Matthew Huston, Christian Camargo and Andrew Renzi. Announced in April at Screenvision's first-ever Upfront, the Emerging Filmmakers Series connects brands with talented filmmakers to create customized branded entertainment that will be showcased before moviegoers in theaters nationwide.
Madheart: Executive Producer Lisa Phillips Finds Success in a Competitive Advertising Market by Flaunting ConventionLOS ANGELES
, May 15, 2013 -- Madheart goes its own way. A producer of artfully-crafted advertising of unusual emotional power, the company is led by executive producer Lisa Phillips who has made a habit of zigging when other companies zag. Rejecting the mainstream production company business model based on a "stable" of directors, Phillips has stubbornly maintained Madheart's boutique status. She and Catherine De Angelis, the company's national sales manager, prefer to direct their laser-like attention on a small number of directors in whom they passionately believe.