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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...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Good Directors
This week's SHOOT contains our fall Directors Series, with profiles of leading helmers and a rundown of up-and-coming talent. But more importantly, this edition of SHOOT also reflects the fact that a number of spotmakers aren't only doing good work--they're trying to do good. A case in point is in...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Filmschool
Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, is an accomplished cinematographer who rose up the industry ranks from modest roots. He was born and raised in a small village in Hungary. He studied at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest and came to the U.S. as a political refugee in 1956 following a failed uprising...
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005
Diversity
In this week's lead story on the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) reaching agreement on a new four-year commercials contract--which still requires the ratification of DGA membership--an overlooked provision of the pact is that the Guild...
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005
Below The Line
The outpouring of support from around the country--and for that matter the world--for victims of Hurricane Katrina has been inspiring. And as chronicled in SHOOT (9/9 and 9/16, p. 1), the commercialmaking community has also been responsive, helping through assorted volunteer and fundraising efforts...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Two/Dozen
This month will mark year 12 of the Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards, the competition which honors film and television fare that dispels female stereotypes. The last two years in that even dozen are of particular relevance to the commercialmaking community. In 2004, the WIN Awards added an...

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