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Friday, Jun. 14, 2002
During the first 11 years since its inception in 1990, the Jay B. Eisenstat Award—named for the late legendary founding father of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)—has been bestowed upon 11 recipients. For three of those years, there were multiple honorees, such as in '90...
Friday, Jun. 7, 2002
Many of the commercials honored at the AICP Show earlier this week were covered as Top Spots, features and/or news stories in SHOOT during the past year. While this largely high-profile fare—such as Nike's "Freestyle" and BMW of North America's Web-based shorts—received richly deserved recognition...
Friday, May. 31, 2002
The New York Production Alliance (NYPA), a nonprofit volunteer organization created to maintain, promote, increase and expedite film, video, audio and new-media production in New York State and City, has initiated a marketing fund. The grassroots fund is being built from individual $10...
Friday, May. 24, 2002
The two prior installments of this column discussed the racial diversity program Spectrum Speakers and the socially progressive Rock The Vote Action Group. Both worthy endeavors got me to thinking of advertising/communications legend Jay Chiat, who recently passed away. While reflections on Chiat...
Friday, May. 17, 2002
Ed Crayton got his start in the mailroom of the then Goodby, Berlin & Silverstein (now Goodby Silverstein & Partners), San Francisco, in 1987. He asked Jeff Goodby if he could try writing some copy. By early '88, Crayton was on staff as a writer at the agency. Crayton, an African-American,...
Friday, May. 10, 2002
What goes around comes around. While that adage doesn't seem to apply as often as we might like, it's gratifying when the dynamic comes into play and good begets good. In the case of the recently formed Rock The Vote Action Group, the opportunity to give back to the community at large is not only...
Friday, May. 3, 2002
California's ethnic media—encompassing television, radio, newspapers and the Web—reach 84 percent of the state's African-American, Latino and Asian-American consumers. That's a prime finding of a study conducted by Miami research firm Bendixen & Associates for New California Media, a San...
Friday, Apr. 26, 2002
The Washington State Film Office has survived a scare, staring down the prospect of closing on June 30 due to a state budget shortfall of an estimated $1.2 billion. Thankfully, state legislators and Gov. Gary Locke (D-WA) ultimately realized and agreed that saving a film commission budget of $375,...
Friday, Apr. 19, 2002
In the summer of 1993, editor Fred Heinrich and his wife, freelance producer Stephania Lipner, launched Inner-City Filmmakers, an organization offering free industry training to talented, disadvantaged high school students in Greater Los Angeles. The May '92 riots in Los Angeles served as a...
Friday, Apr. 12, 2002
Last week, this column spotlighted a public-service spot designed to make retired farm workers aware that they might qualify for pension funds. While producing a TV commercial to reach a potential audience of 2,000 former migrant laborers hardly makes sense from a strictly media-buying cost-per-...