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Friday, Sep. 6, 2002
Masters In Advertising
OK, I confess. I was brought up in a politically liberal household—before the word "liberal" somehow came to carry negative connotations. It wasn't unusual for family dinner-table talk to touch upon issues of the day, including civil rights, the separation of church and state, gun control and...
Friday, Aug. 30, 2002
In The Zone
The ad-supported Video On Demand (VOD) experiment reaching Cox Communications' digital cable households in San Diego at least offers food for thought (see story, p. 1) and, at most, could prove to be of lasting significance. The four-month VOD trial service, which Cox has dubbed FreeZone, might...
Friday, Aug. 23, 2002
Survivor
TV commercial/film location scout Scott Dewees knows something about survival. Fifteen years ago, he was diagnosed as being HIV-positive. At that time, he was just embarking on his current career. The Southern California resident has since firmly established himself in the industry. He remains...
Friday, Aug. 16, 2002
Convergence Conversant
Divergent views on convergence were articulated during last month's confab entitled "Advertising in the Digital Age: The Future of TV?" The evening session—which included a panel discussion and keynote addresses—was presented by The Carmel Group, a Monterey, Calif.-based research and consulting...
Friday, Aug. 9, 2002
Half-Mass.ed
The Massachusetts Film Office (MFO) became the first state film commission to fall by the wayside due to the current wave of budgetary crises (see story, p. 1). In recent months, local film commissions have been shuttered, including those in St. Louis and Boston. And while the state and municipal...
Friday, Aug. 2, 2002
Get Shorty
Getting a phone call from Dan O'Brien, CEO of Brief Original Broadcasts (BOB), shortly after he had attended the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) confab in Boston seemed somehow fitting. Among the developments at the CTAM event was the unveiling of a study from media...
Friday, Jul. 26, 2002
Microcosm
John Leverence, VP, awards, for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), is gratified to see the range of work reflected in this year's field of commercial primetime Emmy Award nominees (see story, p. 1). The six nominated spots are: Visa's "Broadway Tribute," directed by Gregor Nicholas...
Friday, Jul. 19, 2002
New York State Of Mind
Ending a spirited search, the New York Production Alliance (NYPA) has named Sylvia Gail Kinard to the newly created position of executive director (SHOOT, 7/12, p. 1). The move reflects the maturation of the NYPA, which was formed in 1998 by a group of concerned production, postproduction and new-...
Friday, Jul. 12, 2002
Past Deadline
For our 5/31 Supplement saluting the 30th anniversary of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, we contacted assorted contributors to the AICP's storied history. Among those we could not reach at press time was Ted Goetz, who's perhaps best known for his long tenure as executive...
Friday, Jun. 21, 2002
$8,700 Fare To Cannes
From a $700 project to an approximately $8,000 bud-get to inclusion in this year's Saatchi & Saatchi Showcase (see story, p. 1)—that was the circuitous route taken by director Pes of Czar Films USA, New York. It was the $8,000-budgeted stop-motion animation spec spot "Roof Sex" that earned the...

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