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Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
SPOT.COM.MENTARY: The Big Game
ATIS THE SEASON TO HUNT down details of spots set to air on the Super Bowl. This annual ritual has become a bit more daunting in recent years, and 1999 has arguably proven the most difficult in terms of gathering info, as agencies and advertisers have become particularly reticent while production...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
CREATIVE DIRECTORS/MIDWEST: Capitalist Tool - Fallons new leader insists that selling is not the same as selling out. I believe in creativity, he says.
When Fallon McElligott, Minneapolis, officially welcomed David Lubars as its creative director last June, it was a coup for both parties. For Lubars, who last served as CEO/chief creative officer at L.A.-based BBDO West, he got the much-desired opportunity to work at an agency headquartersaone that...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
CREATIVE DIRECTORS/MIDWEST: Rock The Body - Political advertising (and wrestling) will never be the same.
Its not unusual that Susan Kruskopf compares herself to Jesse The Body Ventura. After all, the new governor of Minnesota is her most famous client. His politics are unusual, and so is our advertising, says Kruskopf, the 41-year-old president/creative director of Minneapolis agency Kruskopf Olson...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
DGA
LOS ANGELES-The Directors Guild of America has promoted western executive director Warren Adler to the newly created post of associate national executive director, the Guild's second-highest ranking executive. It has also promoted Bryan Unger from assistant executive director to the newly created...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
Syd Weiss Joins Nutmeg Recording As Cr. Dir./Exec. Prod.
NEW YORK-Nutmeg Recording has named Syd Weiss creative director/executive producer. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the New York-based facility's newly launched creative division, which encompasses voice casting and audio directing/writing/producing. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Weiss...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
Carol Hilliard And Ruth Cooper Join The Interface Group
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Interface Group has hired designer/animator Carol Hilliard and editor Ruth Cooper. Hilliard comes over to the creative services department of the Washington-based post/effects house from Big Shot Productions, Baltimore, where for the past year she was a designer/animator...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
Heimos Joins Digital Domain As Director Of Studio Ops. & Facilities
VENICE, Calif.-Michael Heimos has been hired by Digital Domain as director of studio operations and facilities. At his new roost, he will supervise the management of the Venice-based effects house's facilities, stage, camera department, and model and machine shops. Heimos formerly served as head of...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
Alison Andoos Joins Cyclotron
NEW YORK-Cyclotron has hired Alison Andoos as associate digital composite editor. Her duties will include digital compositing on the Quantel Henry as well as supporting company artists and editors in the 2-D digital composite suites and on CGI and desktop video workstations. Prior to joining the...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
Pitch Adds Gallagher
NEW YORK-Pitch Inc. has named Brendan Gallagher senior technical director. He will focus on CG character animation at the New York-based live-action/animation studio. Prior to joining Pitch, Gallagher spent two years as a digital artist at Digital Domain, Venice, Calif., where he worked on promos...
Friday, Jan. 22, 1999
Rushes Sponsors Film Awards
LONDON-Postproduction facility Rushes, London, has announced it will sponsor the first Soho Shorts awards, to take place in July 1999 (exact dates to be determined). Open to young, first-time filmmakers as well as established directors worldwide, the Soho Shorts is the brainchild of Rushes colorist...

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