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Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Gillespie
was three spots for the Super Bowl. And the day before we were supposed to start [pre-production], they killed it," he remembers. "The [agency creatives] said, 'The client freaked out at the last minute because they thought it was too negative, but we have this other thing.' And they faxed us a...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Celentano
much fun as I thought it was going to be, and that I'd be broke doing it. "I'd always wanted to get into film, but thought that architecture was a more respectable profession," he continues. "I had no contacts in the film world. It seemed like neither [career] had a promising future, so I chose the...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Hooper
rell and David Levine, as great influences. He even earned a living for a while drawing portraits at county fairs, and still refers to himself as a "carny." "[My booth] was in between the guy selling blenders and the guy who takes photos of you in western clothing—you know, those fake sepia prints...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Jann
boy at a motel pool. He approaches the low diving board dramatically, gathering the attention of the other guests. Once on the board, he throws a handful of Snack'Ums into the air, does an elaborate dive, catches the snacks in his mouth—then belly-flops into the pool. "High Dive" shares an accent...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Martinez
from shooting to finish writing a screenplay with his wife, Sarah Bird, and Adam Wierzbianski. The finished script, called The Deep End, is about a 33-year-old Cleveland woman who's on a quest to have an orgasm. "It's all about telling the stories of people's lives through sex," he says. "Not 9fi...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Morrison
not like Buddy Lee. He's not as quiet. No offense to Buddy Lee, but L'il Penny went to Wake Forest University, and so he's an educated man, and he's not naïve," says Morrison, tongue firmly in cheek. "He knows what to ask for." sing-along Morrison also works on non-celebrity-oriented fare. Leagas...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Morton
the fly and flicks him out of the window. A London native, Morton has extensive training in bringing things to life. He got his start in the animation program at the West Surrey College of Art & Design. "I wanted to do film, but because I could draw, and because the animation program didn't...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Nichol
white. The ad features a man riding a bicycle into the countryside to retrieve eggs for his wife. He places his precious cargo in a basket, and by the time he returns home, all of the eggs are broken. His irate wife sends him back for more; once again, they are destroyed by the bumpy ride. Finally...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Renck
wanted to direct again," he says. "I was a little fed up with my artistry and being an artist and all that. In October '98, I did a pop video for Baxter, a Swedish band that was signed to the American label, Maverick." Maverick is run by Madonna, who liked the highly stylized Baxter clip, called "...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: DIRECTORS_ Saarinen
on camera who is stubborn enough—or stupid enough—to wait for when the lights are good." Saarinen co-founded Plum Productions in '83 with president/executive producer Chuck Sloan. Saarinen was the company's sole director for many years. Plum eventually expanded its spot directorial roster which now...

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