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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Do Messenger, Instagram Serve As A Safety Net For Facebook?
When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it seemed like a big gamble for an unproven little app. Six years later, that little app — along with Messenger and WhatsApp — are serving as Facebook's safety net for a future that could find its flagship service on the sidelines. Sure,...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
David&Goliath Hires ECDs Schwarzberg, Koelfgen, Group CD Tiemann
Creative agency David&Goliath (D&G) has appointed three senior creative hires to round out the Kia Motors team: Marc Schwarzberg, executive creative director, head of art/design; Mark Koelfgen, ECD/copywriter; and Frauke Tiemann, group creative director. The new hires report to David Angelo...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
What's Next For The #MeToo Movement?
By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words "Me Too," the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, "reverberating off every closed door, bouncing off...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Industry Mourns Passing Of Director Danny Leiner
Director Danny Leiner--whose work spanned features, TV and advertising, the latter via production house Independent Media--passed away last week (10/18) after a battle with cancer. Known and admired for his sharp wit and comedic vision, his tireless work ethic, valuable mentorship, consummate...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Stept Signs Directors Wosskow, Maser, Lowe
Stept, a creatively integrated production company with offices in Los Angeles and Jackson Hole (Wyoming), has added Toby Wosskow, Andy Maser, and Max Lowe to its roster for exclusive commercial representation in the U.S. Lowe and Wosskow previously directed independently while Maser had been...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Daniel Benmayor Extends His Sweetshop Reach To U.S. Ad Market
Director Daniel Benmayor--who first signed with Sweetshop in 2014 for representation across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa--has extended his relationship with the production company to now include the U.S. for commercials and branded content. He had previously been handled in the American...
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Tool Adds Director Hal Kirkland To Its Innovation Roster
Tool of North America has signed director Hal Kirkland for commercials branded content and specialized innovation projects in the U.S. Kirkland, who comes aboard Tool’s Innovation roster, is an internationally awarded director, creative director, writer and media artist who wields words, film and...
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Elena Petitti di Roreto Joins Epoch Films For Her 1st U.S. Representation
Director Elena Petitti di Roreto has signed with bicoastal Epoch Films for commercials, marking her first career representation in the U.S. In November, she is slated to direct her first job through Epoch Films--a project for Hennessy through Droga5. The shoot is set on location in France. Petitti...
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Richard Parsons Steps Down From CBS Board Due To Health Reasons
CBS Corp. says that Richard Parsons, its interim chairman, has resigned from its board because of illness. The media company named Strauss Zelnick, another media industry leader, as his replacement. CBS named Parsons interim chairman in September as it tried to reshape itself following the ouster...
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
"Halloween" Turns Neat Trick, Scores Box Office Treat
Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box office with the second...

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