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Friday, Jan. 20, 2006
Student Body Of Work
Over the years this column has stressed the importance of arts education in our public school system. Unfortunately when budgets get tight, the arts curriculum is one of the first to face reductions, if not outright elimination. Arts represent the lifeblood of our industry. Engaging youngsters in...
Friday, Jan. 13, 2006
A Tale Of Two Shows
Consider it a tale of two awards competitions, but with similar storylines. On this week's front page is coverage of changes in store for the 2006 AICP Show. For the first time, the competition will be thoroughly inclusive of work that appears in nontraditional media such as iPods, PDAs and...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2005
MPC
For Mark Hankey, executive producer of Boston-based Picture Park (an AICP-member company), one of the most important elements of Massachusetts' recently passed production incentives package is that it applies not only to features and television programs, but also to commercials. Hankey is a member...
Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
J. Michael Brinkman
The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has announced its 2005 J. Michael Brinkman Scholarship & Mentoring Fund Award winners. The program--named after the late, longtime VP of strategic business development for Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems--looks to nurture new promising postproduction...
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005
Perseverance
Just a little more than a year ago, the commercialmaking community in New York was understandably disappointed over the passage of landmark tax credit legislation designed to encourage filming in the Empire State. Theatrical features and TV programs, including telefilms and series, were deemed...
Friday, Nov. 25, 2005
Tabletopper
A little less than three months ago, below this column was a Production POV piece ( SHOOT , 9/9, p. 2) authored by food/tabletop director ML Nelson, principal in Noonday Pictures, Dallas. Nelson felt compelled to write a column in defense of tabletop as an art form. He observed that, unfortunately...
Friday, Nov. 18, 2005
Peace Offering
The lead entry in this week's "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery is "Screwdriver," a spot promoting The Center For Child Protection in Austin, Texas. The public service message comes from The Peace Council, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to creating advertising that helps to raise...
Friday, Nov. 11, 2005
Labor Pains/Gains
With the recent changing of the guard at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), there's trepidation in some circles over the prospects for reaching an agreement on a new commercials contract next year. Hopefully those fears are unfounded and a fair contract can be attained without the angst and acrimony of...
Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
First Step
As earlier reported ( SHOOT , 10/28, p. 1), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said his new administration plans to take proactive measures to help Los Angeles keep and attract more filming. During the first of what will be weekly policy briefings/press conferences, the mayor called for the elimination of...
Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
Helping Hand
In recent weeks, Hurricane Katrina has been a topic of this column as well as two recent installments of Production View (9/23 and 10/21, p. 4). The latter have been diary accounts by Blair Stribley, partner/executive producer of Backyard Productions, Venice, Calif. ( SHOOT , 9/23, p. 4), and...

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