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Friday, Feb. 12, 1999
Buckle Up-And Don't Forget Your Safety Burger: Nispel's Car Crash Proves BK's Double Cheeseburger Won't Spill On That Favorite Blouse.
Ammirati Puris Lintas, New York, recently set out to prove that Burger King's Double Cheeseburger is the best choice at the drive-thru because it won't drip in your lap. So they strapped a burger to a crash-test dummy and sent the vehicle flying into a brick wall. The result? The burgers survived!...
Friday, Feb. 12, 1999
Alison Brown To Head Kleiser-Walczak's Commercial Unit
NEW YORK-Alison Brown, a co-founder of Blue Sky Productions (now bicoastal Blue Sky VIFX), has joined Kleiser-Wal-czak Construction Company as executive producer of its New York-based commercial production unit. KWCC also has operations in Hollywood and North Adams, Mass. Brown held the title of...
Friday, Feb. 12, 1999
AGENCY PRODUCERS/WINTER EDITION: Alphaville - Jan O'Malley helps turn the Nike store into a little shop of horrors.
It's like working at a school for gifted children," raves senior producer Jan O'Malley about San Francisco-based agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where, to hear her tell it, even the mail guy is "incredibly funny and gifted." And being surrounded by such cleverness keeps everyone on their...
Friday, Feb. 12, 1999
FILM COMMISSIONS/LOCATIONS '99: U.S. Film Commission Concept Gains Momentum - Will Again Be Discussed At Locations '99.
LOS ANGELES-Some six years ago during ShowBiz Expo East, a group of state film commissions began floating the idea of forming a U.S. film commission. They contended that such a body was needed to help retain film and video production that is being lost to other nations, many of which have their own...
Friday, Feb. 12, 1999
FILM COMMISSIONS/LOCATIONS '99: AFCI Locations '99 Extends Global Reach - 33 Countries To Be Represented At 14th Annual Film Commissioners' Trade Show.
LOS ANGELES-The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) has broadened the global scope of its upcoming Locations '99 trade show, not only in terms of exhibitors but also on the seminar front. At press time, the 14th annual AFCI event had lined up in excess of 330 exhibitors...
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
POSTPRODUCTION TALENT: Going Outside The Lines - Jean Ren Nebot's debut for United Airlines brings bleu to "Rising" skies.
Perhaps it was George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" that inspired colorist Jean Ren Nebot to color the sky a bleeding blue-like he'd melted a pastel crayon right into "Geese," part of Fallon McElligott, Minneapolis' "United Is Rising" campaign. And maybe the boy in the caf trying to launch a plane...
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Henhouse: Duck Soup Studios' 1940s-Style Cartoon Animation Proves "Foxy" For McDonald's.
A cel animation style from cartoon's Golden Age of the 1940s lends a nostalgic, offbeat charm to a Northern California McDonald's spot promoting the McChicken sandwich. The piece-entitled simply "Foxy"-plays just like a classic cartoon: A fox slides out from behind a tree to make a move on the...
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
Fischer Edit Adds Compositor Skaja And Editor Kramer
Fischer Edit, a Minneapolis-based editorial/ visual effects company, has added compositor Scott Skaja and creative editor Randy Kramer. Skaja will operate the companys Smoke. He rounds out an effects department launched last May when Fischer Edit added Flame/visual effects artist Mark Youngren (...
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
Back From Kamchatka: Mishler Returns To Spots After Documentary Hiatus.
PORTLAND, Ore.-Director Jeff Mishler, a Portland resident, is back in the commercial arena after a brief hiatus. Represented locally by Food Chain Films, Portland, and nationally by San Francisco production house Complete Pandemonium, Mishler spent five weeks last fall on the Kamchatka peninsula in...
Friday, Feb. 5, 1999
Routson Exits Goodby To Direct At Tool
SANTA MONICA-Tom Routson, an associate creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, had another Super Sunday. For the second consecutive year, he directed for the agency a package of high-profile Budweiser "Lizards" spots that debuted on the Super Bowl. The work also...

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