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Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
POSTPRODUCTION TALENT: Freedom's Just Another Word - Digital artists want to do their own thing, but at the same time, it's nice to have a steady gig. Meet the Permalancers!
The permalancer phenomenon started in New York and has yet to catch on in L.A., but it exists on both coasts. The term refers, of course, to people who work freelance for a company, but on a permanent basis. In the world of postproduction and visual effects, the category describes a new breed of...
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
POSTPRODUCTION TALENT: The Accidental Purist - An artist who believes in "happy accidents" and other serendipitous effects.
Kieran Walsh loves accidents. Walsh, creative director/senior visual effects artist at post house Manhattan Transfer, New York, explains why he likes surprises. "A lot of the things we do can't be fully storyboarded. A lot of what happens, happens in the edit when you're actually building things...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
BULLETIN BOARD
Feb. 11/Chicago: The 28th Annual Mobius Awards at the Chicago Cultural Center. Tickets, info, (630) 834-7773....Feb. 12: Deadline for entries to the AICP Show. Call for entries available at www.aicp.com/show or (212) 475-2600....Feb. 12: Deadline for entry to the 1999 International Monitor Awards...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
Shadowrock Launches Satellite Film Neutron For New Talent: Signs Director Jay P. Morgan.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-As expected, Shadowrock Productions has launched a satellite shop to serve as a home for up-and-coming commercial filmmakers. The new venture, Film Neutron, is based on Shadowrock's Beverly Hills premises and has signed its first director, Jay P. Morgan, who has a long-...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
Paul Kawasaki Named Pavlov Exec. Producer: Succeeds Tracy Hauser At Sony's Spot Division.
CULVER CITY, Calif.-Tracy Hauser is exiting her post as executive producer at Culver City-based Pavlov Productions, the commercial division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). She will be succeeded by Paul Kawasaki, Pavlov's head of production. At press time, Hauser and Kawasaki were working...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
Yeech-Sour Lemons! Special Interest Groups Trash 10 Irresponsible Ads.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- It has become evident that the idea of "tongue in cheek" has eluded some special interest groups in Washington. The D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently held its 14th Annual Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon Awards, doling out gold lemons for the 10 most...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
Duck Soup Drops Pun, Signs Directors Cornell, Cottle, Joritz
LOS ANGELES-Duck Soup Produckions has changed its company shingle to Duck Soup Studios, reflecting what exec. producer Mark Medernach described as a broadening of the Los Angeles shop-long known for its traditional cel animation-into other areas such as 2-D/3-D computer animation, film titles and...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
FLASHBACK
5 Years Ago JANUARY 28, 1994 Veteran feature director/DP Barry Sonnenfeld has signed with bicoastal production company BFCS for commercial representation....Director Jesse Dylan, formerly with GLG, Los Angeles, has joined Hollywood-based HKM Productions....Jim Blashfield, who had been directing...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
Directing Duo Joe Public Super-"Sizes" Cracker Jack
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners' :30 Touts "Really Big Bag" With Dry Humor. CLIENT Frito-Lay/Cracker Jack. PRODUCTION CO. Headquarters, bicoastal. Joe Public (Adam Cameron and Simon Cole), directors; Marc Plummer, DP; Alex Blum, executive producer; Kati Haberstock, producer. Shot on location...
Friday, Jan. 29, 1999
Banking Firm To Purchase 51% Of 4MC
Investment banking firm Warburg Pincus Equity Partners reached an agreement in principle Jan. 19 to acquire 51% of Four Media Company (4MC), a Burbank-headquartered publicly traded postproduction holding corporation, in a deal valued at $80 million. The same day, Jeffrey J. Marcketta, former...

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