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Friday, Jan. 28, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: ANIMATION: Animated Cravings
During the annual Academy Awards broadcast, television viewers get a rare and tantalizing look at animated short films, filled with lush imagery and grown-up storylines that are a far cry from standard American TV fare. Ron Diamond, the founder of Acme Filmworks, Hollywood, gets more than a glimpse...
Friday, Jan. 28, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: ANIMATION: Friendly Toons
I've seen other companies and they sort of have the same answer, whether it's a car, a lawn mower or a piece of cheese," says Bob Kurtz, referring to the way some animators approach assignments. "I try to change my ideas every time we come to a new project. I say, 'Let's not repeat ourselves. What...
Friday, Jan. 28, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: ANIMATION: Animate.com
Say you're searching for the right animation house to produce a commercial. You can do things the old fashioned way, calling reps, requesting 3/4" reels, or you can surf through dozens of corporate Web sites, reviewing their rosters and recent credits via QuickTime and Flash software. In the...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: CREATIVE DIRECTORS/MIDWEST: Field Of Ideas, A look at creative directors in the Midwest.
Creative ideas coming out of the Midwest continue to dispel the notion that ad campaigns originating out of middle America are middle of the road. While once noted as merely the place where packaged goods were the stock in trade, Midwestern agencies today are at the forefront of cutting-edge...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
Dot-Coms Jockey For Field Position In Super Bowl
The old adage says that you can't compare college to professional football. But that's changed, at least in a symbolic sense, when entering the ad arena for Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. On Dec. 31, '99, Colorado University defeated Boston College in the Insight.com Bowl. While some would say that...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
FLASHBACK
January 20, 1995/Director/cameraman Kinka Usher, formerly with Stiefel & Co., Hollywood, has joined bicoastal Smillie Films....Santiago, New York, has signed tabletop director Beth Galton for exclusive representation. Galton leaves Five Union Square Productions, New York, her roost of two years...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
BULLETIN BOARD
Jan. 24/New Orleans: 40th IBA Sweepstakes Ceremony at NATPE, Ernest N. Morian Convention Center. Gene Herd (818) 789-1182; www.hrts-iba.org .... - Jan. 25-27/New Orleans: 37th Annual NATPE Program Conference & Exhibition. (310) 453-4440; www.natpe.org .... - Jan. 28/New York: The New York...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
Taxi Picks Up Miles Goodall
Miles Goodall, a director/DP currently based in Cape Town, has signed with New York-based Taxi Films. Cape Town's Giant Films represents Goodall in South Africa and the European market. Prior to his Giant representation, Goodall was represented for four years by Liberation Films, a company which he...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
Magick Lantern Adds Henderson
Magick Lantern, Atlanta, has added Amy Henderson as operations manager/postproduction producer. In her new post, Henderson will handle the scheduling and producing for the facility's clients. She was previously with Broadcast Video Inc. (BVI), Miami, where she held the title of postproduction...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: CREATIVE DIRECTORS/MIDWEST: In-Step
When upscale department store Nordstrom set out to establish the world's biggest online shoe store, relates Peter McHugh, group creative director at Fallon McElligott, Minneapolis, "they came to us and said, 'We need this and need it quick'"-which is the way things work in the dot-com world. "The...

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