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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...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001
To Your Health
The lead entry in this week's "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery—"Focus on the Positive"—is an anti-tobacco ad, part of the ongoing "Truth" campaign for the Florida Department of Health, out of Miami ad agency Crispin Porter+ Bogusky (CP+B). The :60 was directed by Pedro Romhanyi of Oil...
Friday, Aug. 3, 2001
Training Wheels
The California Employment Training Panel (CETP) has awarded the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. (EIDC)—the public/private sector partnership that oversees the joint Los Angeles City/County Film Office—an additional $1.5 million. The funding brings EIDC's total contract with the CETP to $2...
Friday, Jul. 27, 2001
Sight And Sound
It just wasn't one music company that was looking into E&O [errors and omissions] insurance specifically for the music business," related Larry Geismar, executive producer of North Forty Music, New York, and national secretary of the Association of Music Producers (AMP). "With AMP, we have...
Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
And The Winner Is…
This marks the fifth year that a primetime Emmy will be bestowed upon a commercial. The five nominated spots this time around were unveiled last week by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS): the Public Broadcasting System's "Light" and "Photo Booth," directed by Errol Morris of...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2001
Gold Standard
A pair of ads in our "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery garnered Gold Lions at the Cannes International Advertising Festival last month. One, the San Francisco Jazz Festival's "Low Rider," is no stranger to industry recognition. As mentioned in an earlier installment of this column (6/15, p...

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