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Friday, Aug. 17, 2001
Runaway Hit
As reported in last week's lead story, the renewal of the Film California First program comes as welcome news to the commercialmaking community. Despite a budget crunch triggered largely by California's energy crisis, Gov. Gray Davis (D-CA) and the state legislature apportioned $10 million to fund...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001
To Your Health
The lead entry in this week's "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery—"Focus on the Positive"—is an anti-tobacco ad, part of the ongoing "Truth" campaign for the Florida Department of Health, out of Miami ad agency Crispin Porter+ Bogusky (CP+B). The :60 was directed by Pedro Romhanyi of Oil...
Friday, Aug. 3, 2001
Training Wheels
The California Employment Training Panel (CETP) has awarded the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. (EIDC)—the public/private sector partnership that oversees the joint Los Angeles City/County Film Office—an additional $1.5 million. The funding brings EIDC's total contract with the CETP to $2...
Friday, Jul. 27, 2001
Sight And Sound
It just wasn't one music company that was looking into E&O [errors and omissions] insurance specifically for the music business," related Larry Geismar, executive producer of North Forty Music, New York, and national secretary of the Association of Music Producers (AMP). "With AMP, we have...
Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
And The Winner Is…
This marks the fifth year that a primetime Emmy will be bestowed upon a commercial. The five nominated spots this time around were unveiled last week by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS): the Public Broadcasting System's "Light" and "Photo Booth," directed by Errol Morris of...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2001
Gold Standard
A pair of ads in our "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery garnered Gold Lions at the Cannes International Advertising Festival last month. One, the San Francisco Jazz Festival's "Low Rider," is no stranger to industry recognition. As mentioned in an earlier installment of this column (6/15, p...
Friday, Jul. 6, 2001
The Sooner, The Better
The Sooner You Believe It, The Sooner We Can End It." That's the slogan that appears near the end of each spot in a public service campaign addressing child hunger in the U.S. The four PSAs were directed by Joe Pytka of Venice, Calif.-based PYTKA, via Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), New York. One of...
Friday, Jun. 29, 2001
Short List
There's a world-renowned short list you aspire to be a part of at Cannes—and another, thankfully shorter list, that you want no part of. The latter is brand new and will be annual. It was instituted by Bob Isherwood, worldwide creative director for Saatchi & Saatchi, and president of two juries...
Friday, Jun. 22, 2001
Cannes Do
The increasing presence of animation in the annual Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase (see page one story) reflects the breakthrough work being done in the discipline. It also underscores Saatchi's willingness to look beyond commercials into such creative areas as short films, spec demos...
Friday, Jun. 15, 2001
Jimmy And Jazz
Call it a personal bias, but the public service and low-budget categories at this year's AICP Show caught my eye, because each had an honoree that had first gained widespread industry exposure in "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery. While SHOOT takes great pleasure in uncovering obscure,...

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