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Short Takes for August 2017
David Sable
Green Helms Little Caesars For Barton F. Graf

David Gordon Green of Chelsea Pictures directed this latest campaign for Little Caesars out of agency Barton F. Graf, NY. The work brings us oddball characters with just one thing on their mind: pizza.

Two of the spots focus on an assortment of surreal kooks, from a pair of hungry mechanics, to a dancing window washer, to a wheelie-popping motorcyclist and his sidecar companion—all enjoying the convenience of Little Caesars “5 Dolla Holla” deal.

Eric Treml served as the DP. Katie Turinski of Exile edited the spots.

AFI Alumni Score 16 Emmy Nominations
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards includes 16 nominations for AFI Conservatory and AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumni. Altogether, 52 AFI alumni worked on 26 of this year’s nominated programs.

Among the AFI alumni nominees are: Jay Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for The Night Of; Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972), Outstanding Cinematography for The Night Of; Sam Esmail (AFI Class of 2004) and Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981), Outstanding Creative Achievement for The Mr. Robot VR Experience; Nick Higgins (AFI Class of 2002), Outstanding Cinematography for O.J.: Made in AMERICA; Lesli Linka Glatter (AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Class of 1982), Outstanding Directing for Homeland; Lee Metzger (AFI Class of 2000), Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for The Voice; Michael Zam (AFI Class of 1985), Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Writing for Feud: Bette and Joan.

81% of AFI alumni report that they are working—and at prestigious, award-winning and record-breaking levels led by director Patty Jenkins (AFI Class of 2000) and her cultural phenomenon Wonder Woman. In 2017, alumni awards have included: three College Television Awards (Student Emmys®) from nine nominations; two Daytime Emmy® Award wins from nine nominations; a Grammy Award® for Best Music Video; an Academy Award® nomination for Best Live Action Short; a Golden Globe Award; three Producers Guild of America Awards; two Writers Guild of America Awards; three NAACP Image Awards; and two Critics’ Choice Awards

People On The Move...
David Sable, global CEO of Y&R, has been named chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. He succeeds Margo Georgiadis, CEO of Mattel, and former president, Google, Inc. The Ad Council board is comprised of a group of senior executives from media companies, agencies (advertising, PR, digital and social), technology companies and advertisers. In his Ad Council role, Sable will chair the group’s 2017 Annual Public Service Award Dinner, the largest fundraising event for the organization held each fall. Throughout his longstanding tenure at Y&R, Sable led the agency’s pro bono support of several Ad Council campaigns including Digital Literacy, Ebola Aid Awareness, Financial Literacy and the most recent iteration of UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund’s) iconic “A Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Waste” campaign, which over its history with Y&R has raised over $2 billion and helped graduate over 400,000 deserving minority students from college. With the election of Sable, the Ad Council will continue its ongoing tradition of rotating Board chairs every year between the organizations’ founding sectors: media companies, agencies and corporate advertisers.....