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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Blind Spot
There's a lot to like in the New York State and New York City filming incentive packages. There's also a lot not to like based on what's not in these anti-runaway production initiatives. Signed into law by Gov. George E. Pataki (R-N.Y.), the state program calls for New York to contribute $100...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
A New Chapter
These seemingly contradictory terms paradoxically combine to form a clear message and sense of purpose, reflecting the new SHOOT , which has been bought by DCA Business Media, with Roberta Griefer returning as its publisher and assuming the ownership mantle from VNU. Much of the longstanding SHOOT...
Friday, Dec. 17, 2004
Remembrance
It's been seven years since David Steinbrecher served as legal counsel for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP). But he left a lasting impression during his AICP tenure from 1989-'97. Steinbrecher is a familiar surname to AICP rank and file. David's father, Stephen...
Friday, Dec. 3, 2004
Grand Hecate
Welcome to a boardroom meeting—but it's not in a boardroom. Instead, the session is taking place in the great outdoors, in the midst of rolling hills and a lush, expansive green landscape. As we get closer, we see that seven women are seated at the boardroom-like table. It turns out they are all...
Friday, Nov. 26, 2004
Hot Pocket
Ryan Carroll, Andy Gass, Justin Staggs and Nicole Erdmann. While these are hardly household industry names—at least not yet—awareness of them as creative/production artisans has risen via a PSA, "Student Security," which first and foremost is designed to raise awareness of the youth HIV/AIDS...
Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
Inclusion
Now in its ninth year, The Art Directors Guild Awards competition has decided to recognize production design in commercials for the first time. The Guild, IATSE Local 800, has established a new awards category, which encompasses paid spots, PSAs and promotional commercials. To be eligible, a...
Friday, Nov. 12, 2004
Monster Opportunity
As we wait and hope for the country to come together after a divisive, acrimonious presidential campaign, I'd like to sound an optimistic note for progressive social change. It takes the form of two words: Gil Kenan. Kenan is currently in postproduction on Monster House, a feature executive...
Friday, Nov. 5, 2004
Superman
By the time this column appears, election results should be known, including the final outcome for California's Proposition 71, which, if passed, would provide nearly $300 million annually for 10 years to fund stem cell research. Whatever the voters decide, a TV spot in favor of Proposition 71 has...
Friday, Oct. 29, 2004
Appealing Verdict
A federal appeals court recently rejected a bid by R.J. Reynolds to halt California ads critical of the tobacco industry. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that this advertising does not restrict freedom of speech for the tobacco industry. R.J. Reynolds' contention was...
Friday, Oct. 22, 2004
Reparation
Recent installments of this column—and several stories over the past month in SHOOT—have touched upon campaigns designed to help drum up the vote in the upcom-ing national election. Such recent efforts include the Fuerza Latina spot, which seeks to bring young Hispanic adults into the political...

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