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Friday, Mar. 19, 2010
According to the seventh annual AICP Survey of the Commercial Production Industry (see separate story), Southern California's share of spot production stood at 48 percent in 2008. While that sounds like a healthy figure, clearly the business is eroding in the Golden State. For '07, the AICP Survey...
Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
In this week's "Then, Now and Looking Ahead" feature, part of a series marking SHOOT's upcoming 50th year anniversary in which industry notables reflect on how the business has evolved, Rich Silverstein, co-chairman/creative director of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners , expresses dismay over...
Friday, Dec. 11, 2009
As we kick off a yearlong "Then and Now" series in this issue to commemorate SHOOT's upcoming 50th year anniversary, it occurred to me that a recent panel discussion I moderated had some of the elements our anniversary coverage will uncover relative to reflections and observations on changes in the...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
An American Cancer Society spot ( SHOOT's "Best Work You May Never See," 10/9) told the story of Dan Brodrick who lost his job as a truck driver due to a back injury. Along with the job went his family's health insurance and efforts to get new coverage were to no avail. Last year, Dan's wife Sharon...
Friday, Sep. 25, 2009
SHOOT Editor's Column: spot.com.mentary
In marking the recent eight-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I thought we should revisit part of the column that appeared shortly after that tragedy. While we came together in the days, weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, over the long haul it seems like our...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009
In our preview of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival last month, we incidentally mentioned that the overall SIGGRAPH confab was being held in New Orleans. The incidental becomes essential, though, in this column. For one, the event, which wrapped last week (8/7) brought some 20,000 industry...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2009
"He was no businessman but he was an incredible artist--and not just as a director. Try putting a pencil or a paintbrush in his hand, sit back and wait for something remarkable," said Paul Babb of director Victor Haboush, who passed away peacefully last month at his home in Santa Monica. He was 85...
Friday, May. 22, 2009
In 1964, editor Fred Heinrich broke into the spot business at John Urie & Associates, a pioneering Los Angeles studio which helped start numerous filmmaking careers over the years. Fast-forward to the early 1990s and Heinrich decided to conclude his distinguished career as an editor. He...
Friday, Apr. 24, 2009
The title of this column is that of one of my favorite films. Directed by William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives , released in 1946, is a brilliant movie that is all the more poignant when you realize that it came during an era when most so-called war films often glorified battle and painted...
Friday, Mar. 20, 2009
Sadly in today's economy the term "cutting your losses" has become prevalent. Just ask most anyone who's investment strategizing with regards to his or her stock portfolio or dwindling 401K plan. Indeed the country and pretty much all its states are in budget shortfall, figuring out where to cut...