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Friday, Apr. 27, 2001
New York State Of Mind
The need for the industry to have its voice heard on local, state and national levels of government has become vital—arguably more so than ever with issues like runaway production coming to a head. Last week, in the context of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's attempt to help avert writers' and...
Friday, Apr. 20, 2001
A double standard or a lesson learned? Hopefully, the latter describes Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's effort to help prevent writers' and actors' strikes against the TV/feature industry. As reported in this week's issue (see p. 1), Riordan has commissioned the Milken Institute and Segabo...
Friday, Apr. 13, 2001
Conference Call To Action
Launched three years ago as an annual event for ad agency heads of production, executive producers and producers—both staff and freelance—to network, discuss issues, share ideas and learn more about the industry, the Producers Conference has had success in fulfilling that agenda. But now the...
Friday, Apr. 6, 2001
While it's been gratifying to have "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery call attention to deserving spots that otherwise might not gain widespread exposure, there's an even greater sense of fulfillment when an entry makes people aware of each other, leading to their collaboration. The latest...
Friday, Mar. 30, 2001
"Truth" Or Consequences
Florida's "Truth" campaign from Crispin Porter+Bogusky, Miami, continues to prove effective in helping to reduce teen smoking in the state. That's the bottom-line conclusion of the latest Florida Anti-Tobacco Media Evaluation (FAME) survey, recently released by the Florida Department of Health,...
Friday, Mar. 23, 2001
Two relatively recent developments are helping to bring a greater measure of ethnic diversity into the industry. In each case, the efforts figure to translate into increased access for deserving minority candidates, well into the future. One came late last year when Procter & Gamble (P&G)...
Friday, Mar. 16, 2001
Though it's not as funny as the nightly David Letterman shtick, there's a top 10 list you can smile about, knowing that you're doing right while earning a livelihood. The list can be found at the Web site of the Entertainment Industry Development Corporation (EIDC), the private/public sector...
Friday, Mar. 9, 2001
As earlier reported (SHOOT, 2/23, p. 1), the Association of Imaging Technology and Sound (ITS) has reached a crossroads, with developments over the next several months figuring to prove pivotal in the future of the longstanding organization. Though ITS leadership remains optimistic, the financial...
Friday, Mar. 2, 2001
In last week's column concerning runaway production studies, we pointed out the glaring omission of data reflecting spot production's impact on the U.S. economy. The two major studies we cited were the Department of Commerce (DOC) report released just a couple of months ago, and the 1999 research...
Friday, Feb. 23, 2001
Released just before the changeover to President Bush's cabinet, a Department of Commerce (DOC) report attempts to document the profoundly negative impact of runaway production on the U.S. economy. "Runaway film production has affected thousands of workers in industries ranging from computer...