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Director Profiles

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Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: John Hillcoat
In 2010, feature filmmaker John Hillcoat ( The Proposition, The Road ) made his spot directing debut with Levi’s “To Work” for Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, Ore. The commercial captured the perseverance of the people in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a blue collar town emerging from a brutal recession. With a...
Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: Martin De Thurah
Alfonso Cuarón ( Gravity ) wasn’t the only first-time nominee to win a Directors Guild of America Award during the DGA’s gala evening ceremony back in January. Also garnering the coveted honor with his initial career nomination was Martin De Thurah of Epoch Films who earned Best Commercial Director...
Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
It’s been a whirlwind awards season for Blackfish, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s revealing, emotionally wrenching investigation of what being kept in captivity does to killer whales and the devastating results on their human interactions. Yet for a stretch during which Blackfish earned a BAFTA...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Chat Room: James Stewart
A pioneering 3-D filmmaker active in varied disciplines, James Stewart--who heads the Toronto-based Geneva Film Co.--has in recent time made his biggest splash on the short film circuit. Back in February he was at the renowned TED conference to screen his immersive 3-D short, Beatrice Coron’s Daily...
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008
Creative Voice
It's fitting that creative director Will McGinness of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners , San Francisco, has been named jury chairman of the 2008 One Show Interactive awards in that he comes from a shop that's undergone what he described as "a seismic transformation" in recent years, diversifying...
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
Creative Voice: Eric Hirshberg
For Eric Hirshberg, president/chief creative officer of Deutsch LA , to separate branded content from content is inherently a mistake. "Consumers don't make this distinction," he observed, noting that so-called branded content has "to compete on its own merits....People have no lower bar for...
Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
Creative Voice: Dave Tobey
Great work starts with the client. And that is the case with the Save Darfur Coalition's "Portfolio," a public service TV spot directed by Jake Scott of RSA for Greer Margolis Mitchell & Burns (GMMB), an ad agency/media firm specializing in major social issues and political campaigns. "...
Friday, Sep. 28, 2007
Creative Voice
This week's entry in our "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery--Four Winds Casino's "Breakfast" directed by Trevor Cornish of Santa Monica-based TWC --prompted us to take a closer look at Two By Four, the Chicago ad agency behind the spot and the overall campaign. If it were in Las Vegas, Four...
Friday, Jun. 8, 2007
Creative Voice: Iris Lo, Wieden + Kennedy, Shanghai
Last month, Iris Lo relocated from Hong Kong to Shanghai to become creative director of Wieden + Kennedy's office there. She has partnered with W+K Shanghai creative director Frank Hahn and managing director Kel Hook to complete the management team in China. Current clients of W+K Shanghai include...
Friday, Dec. 15, 2006
Creative Voice
"There is no greater natural resource than the human imagination." That's the tagline to four Video On Demand (VOD) short films that will ultimately drive traffic to ge.com/imaginationtheater . The shorts--two animated (The Crossing and Samurai), two shot live action (Cubicle and Birth)--kick off "...