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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...
Friday, Sep. 9, 2005
"truth" Prevails
According to research published in the March 2005 American Journal of Public Health , the American Legacy Foundation's national "truth" youth smoking prevention campaign accelerated the decline in youth smoking rates between 2000 and '02. The report titled "Evidence of a Dose-Response Relationship...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2005
"One Voice"
I recently talked to director Steve Chase of Reactor Films, Santa Monica, about the late Don McLean, who reigned for decades as Canada's most influential production house executive, helping to launch assorted industry careers and entrepreneurial ventures. McLean died last month due to complications...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
Heartfelt Request
Leading members of the postproduction industry have issued a call for help, rallying to the aid of Sam Holtz, who suffered a heart attack earlier this year around the time of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) confab. A mainstay figure in postproduction engineering and technology, Holtz...

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