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Friday, Mar. 12, 1999
Director Dante Ariola, Wieden & Kennedy Spread Virus: There's No Stopping March Madness In Infectious Commercial For Nike.
March Madness is a disease, and no one is immune. That's the message behind "Quarantine," the third in a five-spot campaign for Nike that trumpets college basketball's annual tournament season with the tag line, "March Madness. It's spreading." Created by Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Ore., and...
Friday, Mar. 12, 1999
Sony Commits To Support 1080/24P With New Product Line: NAB'99 Sessions Cover Y2K, Virtual H'wood.
Sony Electronics recently held a pre-NAB press conference during which it unveiled its NAB "99 show theme, "Defining Digital Sony," and shared new product news and customer stories. Billing "98 as DTV's "year of introduction," Michael Vitelli, executive VP of Sony's broadcast and professional...
Friday, Mar. 12, 1999
Right Turn At Albuquerque: New Mexico's Bandelier EFX Is Happy Where It's At, And Has Been For 46 Years.
Albuquerque-based animation shop Bandelier EFX might have been a Madison Avenue ad agency had it not been for World War II. Instead, it's one of the oldest animation and effects houses in the country, according to owner/president Allan Stevens The shop was founded in '53 by Robert Stevens, Allan's...
Friday, Mar. 12, 1999
DGA Names Kinka Usher Best Commercial Director Of '98: Three-Time Nominee Gets First Win Based On Spots For Sony, Mountain Dew, Miller, Nike And Hallmark.
LOS ANGELES-Kinka Usher of Santa Monica-based House of Usher Films has been named Best Commercial Director of '98 by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). He won the award on the strength of five entries: Sony's "Egg" for Young & Rubicam, New York; a Mountain Dew spot entitled "Michael Johnson'...
Friday, Mar. 12, 1999
Giraldi's Papillon-esqe Tale Proves Refreshing: Inmate Escapes With, Not From, Dr Pepper.
The "Prisoner," a :60 directed by Bob Giraldi of bicoastal Giraldi Suarez Productions, serves as a testament to the resiliency and perseverance of the human spirit no matter what the odds. And in the process of showcasing such extraordinary qualities, the spot also manages to tickle the funny bone...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
O'Flahavan Gets Metro Satellite
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.-Director Larry O'Flahavan, formerly of bicoastal HKM Productions, has launched See Spot Run, a satellite of Metro Pictures, the Marina del Rey house headed by executive producer Craig Farkas. The new venture will be based on the Metro premises. O'Flahavan said he was looking...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Dispute Over Director Paul Hunter Leads To L.A. Superior Court Trial: F.M. Rocks Alleges Its Contract With Helmer Was Breached; HSI Says Pact's Option Became Invalid.
LOS ANGELES-Director Paul Hunter, an established music video artisan who's begun diversifying into the spot arena, is at the center of a dispute between F.M. Rocks, Santa Monica, and bicoastal HSI Productions. The contentious battle has escalated to Los Angeles Superior Court where a trial was...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Runaway Prodn. Bills Intro'ed In Calif.
LOS ANGELES-Two pieces of proposed legislation that would give a tax break to producers who shoot TV and/or film projects in California have been introduced in the State Assembly. A third bill designed to make coastal locations more accessible to producers is also being unveiled. Assemblyman Scott...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Pandora's Megadef Ships Installations Complete At Tape House, HBO.
NEW YORK-Pandora, Kent, U.K., began shipping its Megadef color correction system for film resolution images recently. The first deliveries in New York are at The Tape House Advanced Imaging Center and HBO Studio Productions. The Megadef operates in conjunction with Philips' Spirit Datacine at both...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
LONDON PRODUCTION & POST: Squall In A Teacup - U.K. spot production maintains status quo despite labor dispute. Strike by voiceover and visual talent called a "non-event."
Although U.K. actors union British Equity has not negotiated a new formal agreement with regard to voiceover fees, the bottom line is that London commercial production companies have been able to continue business pretty much as usual-particularly since battle lines softened after a highly...

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