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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
N.Y. State Of Mind
The Feb. 4 installment of this column was critical of the fact that commercials were excluded from tax credits designed to encourage filming in New York State and City. Those ambitious incentives gained substantive funding and were passed while spotmaking got passed over. However, we're now...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Pick Six
The initial plan called for Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, to have its just launched Musical Artist in Residence program consist of four sessions annually. But after the first two-day event (3/21-22), this quarterly timetable fell by the wayside, with the agency deciding to increase the frequency to six...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Wayne Pedzwater
After a long battle with stomach cancer, Wayne Pedzwater passed away at home last month, surrounded by family and friends. He was 48. A renowned bass player and mainstay on the New York session scene for some 25 years, Pedzwater was accomplished in commercials, TV shows, feature films, the record...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
AP News
Talk about shortlists--directors Frank Budgen of Gorgeous Enterprises, London; the Traktor collective from bicoastal/international Partizan; and Suthon Petchsuwan of Matching Studio, Bangkok. These are the only helmers to rank among the top 25 most awarded directors each of the past six years in...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Watching a NCAA basketball tournament game and playing billiards at a restaurant/bar might not sound like the most socially progressive evening. But it was this past Thursday (3/17) since it took the form of a St. Patrick's Day fundraiser in Santa Monica for Southern California's Advertising...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
"Punch Drunk"
In this week's e.dition, SHOOT wraps its two-part coverage of ad agency feedback assessing the creativity--or lack thereof--contained in this year's Super Bowl spot crop. Ironically, advertising that would have upgraded the field has had to stay on the sidelines in recent years--namely the...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
To Your Health
Featured prominently in last week's "The Best Work You May Never See" was a spec spot for the American Lung Association in which the perils of smoking are paralleled to walking in front of moving car traffic. Directed by Paul Santana, "Odds" points out that every day 3,000 people start smoking--and...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Remembrance
In its coverage of the music scene, SHOOT has over the years run several pieces relating to the role of musicologists, particularly during these litigious times when it comes to cases of musical copyright infringement in the ad arena. Indeed, musicologists have attained greater prominence in our...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
By Design
On Feb. 12, production designer Lauryn LeClere won an Art Directors Guild Award for her work on FEMA's "Ignoring The Storm." The honor is meaningful not only for LeClere individually but also production designers collectively--particularly for those artisans active in commercials. This marked the...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Abel Mind and Body Of Work
In last week's e.dition, SHOOT 's Visual Effects Series offered insights and observations from those who created the effects for the three commercials nominated for Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. The winner will be announced and honored during a gala awards ceremony on Feb. 16 in Los Angeles...

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