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Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
The Thin Blue Line
Most civilians probably don't fully appreciate the job of a policeman, but the New York City Police Museum-which opened Jan. 19-is meant to provide a glimpse into the working life of the men in blue. The museum installation includes a multi-monitor exhibit that runs videos depicting some of the...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
YOUR SHOT: DVD 101
Two months ago, Eric Bonniot, CEO of 525 Studios, asked me if I wanted to produce the studio's first DVD house reel. "Absolutely!" I responded. "With my media and software background, the project will be a no-brainer-and great fun." Well, yes and no. Last week, we received 350 copies of the 525...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
SPOT.COM.MENTARY: Peace Meal
In last week's column, we included a teaser about the lead entry in this week's "The Best Work You May Never See": "Power Lock," a PSA from The Peace Council conceived by a core creative group at agency GSD&M, Austin, Texas, and directed by Peter Darley Miller of Stiefel & Company, Santa...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: CREATIVE DIRECTORS/MIDWEST: Double Feature
Start Dammit Start" for Chevrolet, directed by Tom Schiller of Five Union Square Productions, New York, via Campbell-Ewald Advertising, Warren, Mich., borrows the horror film cliche of a terrified character trying to escape from the clutches of a monster and/or psychotic killer by car. Of course,...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
SPECIAL REPORT: CREATIVE DIRECTORS/MIDWEST: "Miracle" Worker
When dennis Ryan signed on as executive VP/executive creative director at J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, he was admittedly apprehensive. "Let's be blunt," he laughs. "Thompson had a very questionable creative reputation at the time. They wanted to turn that around. They were making an investment in...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
For The Record
In "DC3 Films Forms Alliance With AFI/Filmworks" (SHOOT, 12/17/99, p. 8), it was inaccurately reported that director John Zurik is represented by E. Parsons & Co., Austin, Texas, in the Texas area. Since July '99, Zurik has been represented by Big Fish Films, Dallas, in Texas and the following...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
In "O Canada!" (SHOOT, 1/7, For The Record)
In "O Canada!" the wrong company was credited with providing production support services on Gallo's Ecco Domani's "Lost Man" via Young & Rubicam, San Francisco. The spot received production support from the Toronto office of The Artists Company. In "Knuckle Sandwich" (SHOOT, 1/7, p. 26), the...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2000
Spot Shooting Days Increase In L.A.
Overall location shoot days in Los Angeles for '99 increased slightly from the previous year, due in part to commercial production activity. That was a bottom line finding culled from figures released by the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. (EIDC), the private/ public sector partnership...
Friday, Jan. 14, 2000
FLASHBACK
JANUARY 13, 1995/Spot production house Atlas Pictures, Santa Monica, has opened under the aegis of executive producer Allison Nunn. Peter Lauer, most recently at Zooma Zooma, New York, serves as the shop's first director....Greg Lane, formerly director of broadcast production at Tracy-Locke/DDB...
Friday, Jan. 14, 2000
BULLETIN BOARD
Jan. 21/New York: The New York Festivals 1999 International TV Programming & Promotion Awards and Film & Video (non-broadcast) Awards at the Marriott Marquis. (914) 238-4481; www.nyfests.com . - Jan. 24/New Orleans: 40th IBA Sweepstakes Ceremony at NATPE, Ernest N. Morian Convention Center...

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