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Friday, Jun. 2, 2000
Big Fish Adds Dir. Mack: Shop Also Forms Strategic Alliance With Mexico City's America Film Corporation.
Production house Big Fish Films, Dallas, has added director Brian Mack to its roster. It represents the first commercial representation for Mack, who has worked in the Dallas production market as an assistant director and line producer for the past six years. Already, Mack has directed his first...
Friday, Jun. 2, 2000
NEWSBRIEFS
Senior editor Paul Nesmith and producers Paul Durant and Jennifer Lytle have joined Octane Post, Hollywood.... Cinesite, Los Angeles, has appointed Pat Repola to VP, Cinesite Digital Imaging, and Kim Shriver-Covate to director of operations at the same unitA.Howard Schwartz Recording, New York, has...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
Governor Davis Proposes Runaway Relief PackageCalif.: Budget Includes Filming Incentives; AICP, ITS Endorse Measures. BY ROBERT GOLDRICH
As part of his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2000-'01, Gov. Gray Davis (D-Calif.) has introduced a series of measures designed to encourage filming in California, and to counter production-related financial incentives offered by other states and countries. The centerpiece of Davis' anti-...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
"Whassup" Is What's Up At The Clios
It's like the Abbott and Costello "Who's On First?" routine. "Whassup" turned out to be what was up at the television portion of the 2000 Clio Awards competition. The "Whassup/True" spot for Budweiser, via DDB Chicago, took the Grand Clio in TV during a gala cermony last night (5/25) in New York...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
Assessments Of Actors' Strike Differ
At press time, as the actors' strike entered its fourth week, dramatically different views were voiced as to its impact on spot production. Ira Shepard, legal counsel to the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) and the Association of National...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
Partizan Adds Dir. Jaume
Bicoastal/international Partizan has signed mono-monikered director Jaume for exclusive commercial representation in the U.S. and internationally except for Spain, where he continues to be handled by Group Films, Barcelona and Madrid. The Los Angeles-based Jaume, a native of Barcelona, had...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
SPOT.COM.MENTARY: Film US
runaway production proposals contained in Gov. Gray Davis' 2000-'01 fiscal year budget for California have caught the attention of domestic filming advocates who hope the measures will spark reform movements in other states and perhaps even at the federal level. Dawn Keezer, chair of Film US, an...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
FLASHBACK: 5 years / 10 years
- MAY 26, 1995/John Palestrini of Palestrini Post Production, New York, has been elected president of the East Coast chapter of the Association of Independent Commercial Editors (AICE/East)....Carlos Rondon, head of production at Casanova Pendrill Publicidad, Irvine, Calif., is departing that...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
YOUR SHOT - SAG Strike: A Perspective
Editor's Note: This column reflects the personal opinion of Lyle Greenfield. He is not speaking on behalf of the Association of Music Producers (AMP). At this point, it's hard to tell where the "middle ground" might be, isn't it? No one's talking. No one's shaking hands. The field has been cleared...
Friday, May. 26, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: Int'l directors/Europe_ Crossing The Pond: Six European directors gain a foothold in the U.S. market.
Recently, several European commercial directors have signed with U.S. companies in an effort to break into or better establish themselves in the American ad market. A few of these helmers have already wrapped their first spots for their new U.S. roosts. Below is a look at six directors who are...

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