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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...
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Spanish Award Laureate Scorsese Shares Concerns Over Cinema
Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals. In his...
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Craig Allen Retires From Venables Bell, Reflects On How Ad Biz Has Evolved
Breaking in as a production coordinator at Grey Advertising NY in the late 1970s, Craig Allen moved to San Francisco in 1980 to become a producer at J. Walter Thompson, collaborating with such clients as Chevron, Activision, the California Milk Board and Dole Pineapple. In ‘87 he was promoted to sr...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
AFI Fest Sets Special Screenings, Cinema's Legacy, and Midnight Lineups
The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the films that will play in the Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and Midnight sections at AFI Fest 2018. This year’s Special Screenings section showcases some of the most highly anticipated films and episodic series of the season. Narrative features...

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