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Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Go Film Adds Director Frank W. Ockenfels 3
Bicoastal Go Film has signed director Frank W. Ockenfels 3 for commercial and music video representation. Ockenfels comes over after five years at Mars Media, a satellite of HSI Productions. Both HSI and Mars are bicoastal. Ockenfels, a well-known still shooter whose music and portrait photography...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Agust Baldursson In Orbit
Noted international commercial director Agust Baldursson has signed with Orbit Productions, Hollywood, for commercial representation in the U.S. A division of Orbit Entertainment Group, Orbit is the commercial production house under the aegis of president/executive producer Lee Nelson and principal...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Tool Time
AS SOON AS THE CHROME crinkled on the cover of SHOOT's Directors Issue, I realized two things about directing: one, how new I am to this game; and two, how unexplainable the link of my old job is to my current job. A little personal history: Ten years ago I started a snowboard company in what was...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
flashback
NOVEMBER 11, 1994 Director/cameraman Bill Timmer has departed London-based and bicoastal BFCS to sign with Industrial Light + Magic (ILM) Commercial Productions, San Rafael, Calif., for exclusive spot representation. Timmer cited ILM's proximity to his San Francisco home as the reason for the move...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Runaway Concerns
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT year-end legislative jockeying is going on in Washington, D.C. regarding the runaway production issue. The bad news is that year-end legislative jockeying is going on in Washington, D.C. regarding the runaway production issue. Buried inside a Republican bill to raise the $5.15...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Sam Walsh Named GM Of Propaganda's Spot/Clip Cos.
Sam Walsh, senior VP/director of broadcast production at Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, has been hired as general manager of bicoastal/international Propaganda Films Commercial and Music Video Division. He will be responsible for managing all aspects of production, sales and operations...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Bonansinga Named Nat'l. AICE President
Editor Jeanne Bon-ansinga, owner of Edit Sweet, Chicago, has been elected to a two-year term as national president of the Association of Independent Commercial Editors (AICE). She succeeds John Palestrini, who continues to serve on the national AICE board. Palestrini is CEO of The Blue Rock Editing...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Spotmakers Cautioned Re: Y2K Shoots
Before scheduling a shoot in the first or second week in January, clients, agencies and production houses should carefully consider their options in light of Y2K glitches that could arise. That was part of the advice given by the Ad Hoc Y2K Intra-Industry Committee on Commercial Production, which...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
Liberty Media To Buy 4MC In Stock Deal
Publicly traded, Englewood, Colo.-based cable and communications conglomerate Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: LMG.A., LMG.B) has entered into a letter of intent to purchase Four Media Company (NASDAQ: Four), a.k.a. 4MC, a Burbank-headquartered company that is parent to several post/visual effects...
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999
HUMming Along
Jeff Koz, creative director/ composer/owner of HUM Music + Sound Design, Santa Monica, is proud to say that Johnny Mathis sang the first commercial tune he ever wrote. It was the early '80s, and Koz was working as a recording artist and B movie music composer when he was asked to write a song for a...

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