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Friday, Feb. 16, 2001
Letting Go
Letting go of the past—not forgetting it—has been deemed beneficial for one's mental health, at least according to experts in the field of psychology. And when it comes to last year's strike by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) against...
Friday, Feb. 9, 2001
Art Reflects Life
President George W. Bush's education initiative is gaining at least preliminary support on both sides of the aisle in Congress—the major point of dispute being school vouchers, with Republicans generally favoring and Democrats opposed to that aspect of the proposal. Still, it doesn't appear that...
Friday, Feb. 2, 2001
"Middle-Aged"
Last summer, a Massachusetts Department of Public Health campaign, known simply as "Rick Stoddard," made our "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery (SHOOT, 7/ 14/00, p. 13). Though back then there was the possibility that other states might pick up on and run the anti-smoking ads, we felt safe...
Friday, Jan. 26, 2001
"Bus" Ride
It's great to have a day off. But even greater when you consider why. Last week, for the first time, our parent company recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday. And it's recognition that's been long overdue given what Dr. King has meant—and continues to mean —to our society. Fittingly,...
Friday, Jan. 19, 2001
The Gift Of Life
I'd like to say it was out of my sense of social duty that I began donating blood stem cells some years ago, and later became part of the bone marrow registry. But instead my life had to be personally touched by a problem before I would take any action to help solve it. Perhaps that's human nature...
Friday, Jan. 12, 2001
And The Winner Is …
Just what the industry needs—another awards show! But that thinly veiled, oft-warranted sarcasm doesn't even remotely apply in the case of the commercial awards competition (see page one story) being launched by the Association of Independent Creative Editors (AICE). Indeed, there is a place—and a...
Friday, Jan. 5, 2001
Ad Power II
The last spot.com.mentary of 2000 provided an overview of the positive role advertising has played in the war against tobacco. In California, for example, a multi-faceted educational campaign—including high-profile TV spots—has helped to reduce smoking rates among adults and teenagers. In the...
Friday, Dec. 15, 2000
Ad Power
In recent years, SHOOT has made a commitment to reporting on anti-smoking spots—whether these be national in the form of the American Legacy Foundation work out of Arnold Communications, Boston, and Crispin Porter+Bogusky Advertising (CP+B), Miami, or efforts by individual states. The latter...
Friday, Dec. 8, 2000
Anti-Runaway Training
Developing homegrown talent is key for the U.S. in the battle to retain and attract production in what's become an intensely competitive global market. Past installments of this column have focused on the importance of arts as well as high-tech education to help open up opportunities for young...
Friday, Dec. 1, 2000
Shining Lights
Since its inception some eight and a half years ago, the Streetlights Production Assistant Program, a Hollywood-based nonprofit organization, has received numerous community service awards for helping economically disadvantaged ethnic minorities gain entry into spot and longform production. Honors...

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