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Friday, Nov. 24, 2000
STREET TALK
The average cost to produce a 30-second, national TV commercial in 1999 was $343,000—a 16 percent increase ($48,000) from the previous year—according to the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) '99 Television Production Cost Survey. That's the largest hike in the 13-year history of...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2000
STREET TALK
Chicago-headquartered Leo Burnett Co. has hired veteran commercial music composer Ira Antelis as director of Music-Aid. This new initiative is driven by Burnett USA chairman/chief creative officer Cheryl Berman to promote effective music use in TV, radio and online advertising. Antelis, who...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2000
STREET TALK
HR 5497, the investment tax credit bill lobbied for by the Association of Imaging Technology and Sound (ITS), appeared at press time to be stalled in the House Ways & Means Committee. However, the progress made on the measure bodes well for its prospects in the next session of Congress. The...
Friday, Nov. 3, 2000
STREET TALK
Union actors are again available for spots, ending a nearly six-month-long strike against the advertising industry. The board of directors of SAG and AFTRA voted last Saturday (10/28) to authorize their rank and file to return to work on commercials. Members of the two actors' unions are expected...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2000
STREET TALK
As expected (SHOOT, 10/13, p. 1), President Clinton has signed a bill into law which raises the annual allotment of H-1B visas to 195,000 for each of the next three years. The measure was supported by U.S. high-tech firms—including many visual effects and computer animation studios—that are...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2000
STREET TALK
Stephen Dickstein, who is credited with having played an integral role in the success of Propaganda Films' commercial operation while he was its president, has filed suit against four defendants: Propaganda, former Propaganda CEO/chairman Gary Beer, and two investment companies (SCP Private Equity...
Friday, Oct. 13, 2000
STREET TALK
Bicoastal/international @radical.media has acquired Outpost Digital, a New York-based technology and digital editing company. Outpost is well known for its expertise in desktop digital postproduction….Wall to Wall Films, New York has added Kevan Bean to its directorial roster. Bean was formerly...
Friday, Oct. 6, 2000
STREET TALK
White Plains, New York-based computer animation/visual effects house Blue Sky Studios has closed its commercial division. The company, which is owned by 20th Century Fox, will now focus on animated features. Currently in the works is Ice Age, to be directed by Chris Wedge….Director Roger Lunn has...
Friday, Sep. 29, 2000
STREET TALK
Red Sky Interactive, with offices throughout the U.S., including San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Houston, has acquired animation house Olive Jar Studios, Boston and Los Angeles, as well as Los Angeles-based multimedia firm White Noise Productions…Word is that director Iain Mackenzie is headed...
Friday, Sep. 22, 2000
STREET TALK
Director Anthea Benton has joined bicoastal/international Partizan for stateside and international representation. She was previously handled in the U.S. by CMP, bicoastal and Chicago; in the U.K. by Concrete Films, London; and in France by Premiere Heure, Paris....Director Claude Mougin has signed...

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