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Friday, Nov. 3, 2000
Striking Observations
Prior to the actors' strike against the advertising industry, The Camera House in North Hollywood had been averaging business growth at a monthly clip of about 20 percent during its year-plus existence. Starting on May 1—day one of the strike—that pattern reversed, with the camera rental shop...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2000
Guidelines
A little more than six months ago, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Association of Music Producers (AMP) entered into a strategic alliance (SHOOT, 4/14, p. 1). Now, the first major development nurtured to some extent by that partnership is a set of AMP Music...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2000
Grass-Roots Art
The shortage of homegrown talent for the high-tech industry—including computer animation and visual effects houses—has been chronicled in SHOOT over the years. Various solutions have been put forth to address the problem, the highest-profile—albeit short-term—remedy being an increase in the annual...
Friday, Oct. 13, 2000
Annie-versary
As "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery nears the end of its third year, we can report that it remains gratifying to give exposure to creatively worthwhile spots that otherwise might be relegated to relative obscurity. It's all the more satisfying to see some of that work go on to eventually...
Friday, Oct. 6, 2000
"Gratification"
Kalie," the lead entry in SHOOT's "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery last week, opens on a crayoned sketch of a smiling little girl in a pink dress. "Kalie was my baby sister. She loved pink," a youngster's voice begins. The camera pans from another drawing of Kalie, this time with her dolls...
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...

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