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Friday, Jun. 20, 2008
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As reported in last week's SHOOT e.dition, the three-month Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike against the television/feature studios exacted a heavy toll on the California economy--at a time when our country's economy was already, and continues to be, besieged by rising fuel, food and healthcare...
Friday, Jun. 6, 2008
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Having held our SHOOT New Directors Showcase screening and panel discussion last week at the DGA Theater in New York, I'd like to briefly reflect on the event and its meaning for us. Though SHOOT has been identifying, new, up-and-coming directorial talent for many years--on a weekly basis in terms...
Friday, May. 23, 2008
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Over the years when I heard the words "Grammy Hall," two things came to mind. In the 1978 Oscar-winning best picture Annie Hall , Diane Keaton--playing the title role--tells Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) that the necktie she's wearing was a gift from her Grammy Hall. The sound of the name Grammy Hall...
Friday, May. 9, 2008
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Our remembrance of the late legendary ad man Hal Riney based on an interview with his long-time collaborator, noted editor Jacques Dury (4/11 SHOOT spot.com.mentary), hearkened back to the past. While that perspective was valuable in shedding light on Riney's indelible imprint on our industry and...
Friday, Apr. 25, 2008
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On April 10 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the California Film Commission (CFC) held its third annual "Speed Dating" breakfast during which invited location filming decision-makers--feature and TV production executives, indie producers, location scouts and commercialmakers--were matched up for quickie...
Friday, Apr. 11, 2008
Remembering Riney
The last time I saw legendary creative director Hal Riney was in November 2002. He had come down from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to pay tribute to editor Jacques Dury who was being inducted into the Association of Creative Editors' (AICE) Hall of Fame. Riney's admiration of Dury's artistry came...
Friday, Mar. 28, 2008
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Our 2008 Directors Spring Edition is a time to celebrate directors but sadly this column celebrates the life of a noted filmmaker, Anthony Minghella, who unexpectedly passed away last week at the age of 54. While he is best known for his stellar feature work, such as The English Patient, which...
Friday, Mar. 14, 2008
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Over the years SHOOT has chronicled the pending transition to DTV on assorted fronts, exploring the applications and implications for the advertising community. With Feb. 2009 fast approaching, mainstream consumer press has started paying more attention to the transition, focusing on this and...
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008
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Many years ago in this column I extolled the virtues of a local cable access channel in Los Angeles, an endorsement which on the surface seemed a bit strange. After all, it was a channel providing a forum for local oddballs, some of whom were spouting vitriol. And it was a channel that served as a...
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
Work In Progress
Past installments of this column have expressed how gratified we feel when projects recognized in SHOOT --particularly in "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery--go on to gain widespread exposure and acclaim. But such gratification was taken to another level, going outside our "Best Work"...

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