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Friday, Oct. 19, 2001
N.Y. State Of Mind
Momentum is building to produce more spots in New York. As reported in this week's lead story, Heads of Production has entered into a cooperative relationship with other sectors of the commercialmaking community to help generate more business for the Big Apple and thus aid in the recovery of the...
Friday, Oct. 12, 2001
Ad Libs
Three weeks ago, we left white space in this column and asked you to fill it in with ways our industry can rally to the cause and help to ease the pain and suffering resulting from the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. Entitled "Blank Expression," that column listed several phone numbers and/or e-mail...
Friday, Oct. 5, 2001
Abel-Minded
I remember receiving a reel some 15 years ago containing snippets from dozens of classic films. The clips were inspiring, dramatic, funny; they stirred memories and served as a reminder of how powerful the film medium can be. The reel was sent to me by Bob Abel as a holiday greeting. Abel, a...
Friday, Sep. 28, 2001
Must-See TV
The economic impact of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. has caused media forecasters to revise their earlier projections that the advertising business will rebound during 2002. Now worst-case scenarios have cropped up in predictions, with some estimating a decline in overall ad revenue next year...
Friday, Sep. 21, 2001
Blank Expression
The terrorist attacks on Sept.11 claimed innocent lives, innocence itself and the sense of security we somehow had taken for granted. In this week's lead story, SHOOT's staff examines the impact on our industry. And also on page one, we pay tribute to William Weems, a veteran producer who was on...
Friday, Sep. 14, 2001
Back To The Future
Telltale signs that the future is inexorably linked to the past are emerging as advertisers look for "new" ways to break through to potential consumers. Last week's story on the formation of BrandMedia Entertainment—a joint venture of Johnson/Burnett Entertainment, Hollywood, and RayArt Studios,...
Friday, Sep. 7, 2001
Oregon Trailblazer
The Sony Pictures TV commercial in which supposedly impartial moviegoers give rave-review testimonials to The Patriot is discussed in this week's "Your Shot" (see column, below) by attorney Jeffrey A. Greenbaum. As it turns out, two of the on-camera thumbs-up were from Sony Pictures' employees,...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2001
Sense Of Closure
In psychological terms, a sense of closure is supposed to be welcome and somewhat comforting. But the closure of the national office of the Association of Imaging Technology and Sound (ITS) on Aug. 15 is neither (SHOOT, 8/24, p. 1). The strange irony of the situation hasn't been lost on Leon...
Friday, Aug. 24, 2001
Hallmark Reputation
Lying on an operating table, a man looks up to seemingly get some words of encouragement from his surgeon. "Nervous, son?" asks the doctor understandingly. But the pep talk veers off on a curious, humorous tangent. "You probably feel the way Glenn Close's character did when she first set eyes on...
Friday, Aug. 17, 2001
Runaway Hit
As reported in last week's lead story, the renewal of the Film California First program comes as welcome news to the commercialmaking community. Despite a budget crunch triggered largely by California's energy crisis, Gov. Gray Davis (D-CA) and the state legislature apportioned $10 million to fund...

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