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Friday, Sep. 29, 2000
Capitol Idea
At press time, it wasn't known whether Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) and his colleagues would opt to introduce a bill in Congress that calls for providing post facilities with an investment tax credit. The bill aims to help make the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-mandated transition to DTV,...
Friday, Sep. 22, 2000
Free Time
Two atypical efforts to generate public service advertising have recently surfaced on opposite coasts. Last month, commercial director Alex Munoz teamed with the City of Santa Monica's Virginia Avenue Park/ Thelma Terry Center to conduct a video/film production class for youngsters, ages 14-18, who...
Friday, Sep. 15, 2000
Runaway Hit
During a time when runaway production has been exacerbated by the actors' strike against the advertising industry, there's some light—both real and hoped for—at the proverbial end of the tunnel. For the optimist, there's the heartfelt wish that the negotiations between SAG/AFTRA and the Joint...
Friday, Sep. 8, 2000
Chicago Hope
Spot production expenditures generated $59.8 million for the Chicago metro economy in 1999. And so-called secondary benefits—such as revenue generated for hotels, restaurants and local merchants—accounted for another $79.5 million. The grand total economic impact: $139.3 million. Those were the...
Friday, Sep. 1, 2000
Week In Review
In November, SHOOT is scheduled to publish a Special Report on the best of this year's "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery. Though we've just begun to sift through many noteworthy entries, one came to my mind before we even had the chance to re-screen it: "Becoming a Man," a public service...
Friday, Aug. 25, 2000
Publish Or Perish
The Entertainment Industry Development Corporation (EIDC) is best known as the public/private sector partnership that oversees the Los Angeles City/County Film Office. In recent months, the EIDC has been widely referenced as the body reporting the declining level of spot location shooting activity...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2000
Visa Bill
Past installments of this column have advocated raising the annual H-1B visa allotment so that U.S. high-tech firms—including visual effects and computer animation studios—could tap into foreign talent to help offset a shortage of qualified American workers. That support has always been with the...
Friday, Aug. 11, 2000
Mad Libs
Just fill in the blank with the name of a city. Seemingly, that's all that's required if you're a politician looking to intervene in the actors' strike against the ad industry. The blank is in the text of a resolution proposing that a municipality not issue film permits to spots using non-union...
Friday, Aug. 4, 2000
Clearing The Smoke
California's anti-smoking campaign—out of asher& partners, Los Angeles (which recently merged with Italia/Gal to form Asher/Gal)—includes several entries which, over the past couple of years, have made SHOOT's "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery. But thankfully, enough Californians—...
Friday, Apr. 21, 2000
Creative Challenge
With 100 companies showcasing streaming media, numerous booths touting interactive television, and a slew of Internet-based exhibitors, last week's National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) convention in Las Vegas underscored the fact that new creative challenges are fast emerging for the...

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