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Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021
Winners of the 2021 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented tonight (7/29) at a virtual presentation. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented virtually on July 28, and the AICP Post Awards, presented virtually on July 27, they comprise the AICP Awards...
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021
Apple entered the primetime commercial Emmy nominees’ circle for the third consecutive year--this time for two spots: AirPods Pro’s “Jump” directed by Sam Brown of Imperial Woodpecker for TBWA\Media Arts Lab; and Apple Watch Series 6’s “It Already Does That” directed by Craig Gillespie of MJZ....
Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021
The third time proved to be the charm--and historic--for director Melina Matsoukas who won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials on Saturday evening (4/10) during a virtual ceremony. On the strength of her stirring “You Love Life” for Apple’s Beats by Dr. Dre from...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
PRETTYBIRD has added acclaimed filmmaker Salomon Ligthelm to its roster for representation in the U.S. and U.K. Salomon’s international background and distinctive visual style come together to create boundary-defying work that spans across the spectrum of advertising, music video, documentary,...
Friday, Jan. 29, 2021
MiFILM Launches Branded Lab for BIPOC and Differently-Abled Directors to Increase Representation in the Spotmaking Arena
Minorities in Film (MiFILM) has set the lineup of five Fellows who’ve been chosen to advance in its 2021 Branded Lab which will begin on February 1. The Lab is in partnership with ad shops Johannes Leonardo, Even/Odd, Mustache and 72andSunny. Additional programming support has been provided by...
Friday, Sep. 11, 2020
From Netflix to Hulu to the big screen, director Rayka Zehtabchi is no stranger to multiple platforms for her work. But the platform that remains singularly constant relative to the Oscar winner’s professional endeavors is one rooted in a sense of purpose spanning engagement and activism on...
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020
While deeply familiar as a documentary filmmaker with this particular protagonist and related subject matter, Greg Barker entered new territory when again visiting the life of United Nations diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello--this time resulting in the director’s first narrative feature, ...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
PRETTYBIRD has added multidisciplinary filmmaker Jared Knecht to its roster of creatives for representation in the U.S. spanning branded, music and entertainment content.
Knecht has directed integrated advertising campaigns and commercials for global brands such as Toyota, Adidas, Lincoln...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Ali Brown, partner/executive producer at PRETTYBIRD, will serve as the chairperson of the 2020 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial. Additionally, the AICP Show will now accept entries from agencies, marketers, production companies and postproduction companies from outside the U....
Friday, Sep. 20, 2019
Anonymous Content has signed director Elena Petitti di Roreto for commercial and music video representation in the UK. This marks her first U.K. representation; she continues to be handled in the U.S. by Epoch Films. Known for building layered, imaginative...