Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Columns

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

The Directors Network (TDN), the talent agency for freelance directors, has recently added helmers Kristin Dehnert, Ross Ching and Mark Nickelsburg. Dehnert is a director and writer with a penchant for comedy....

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Film and animation production company Not To Scale has added multi-disciplinary director Drew Lightfoot for representation in the U.S. and U.K./Europe. The Canadian craftsman, director and animator has experience working across commercials, music videos, TV...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Media & Entertainment commissioner Katherine Oliver joined Steiner Studios chairman Douglas C. Steiner to open five new soundstages at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The new stages, totaling 45,000 square feet, will provide new and expanded...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

UK Studio Outpost Provides VFX For Netflix’s iBoy
Bournemouth, UK-based VFX studio Outpost is the sole provider of VFX for the Wigwam Films/Neftlix project, iBoy, directed by Adam Randall and based on the Kevin Brooks novel.

The film, starring Bill Milner,...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Content creation/production company BODEGA, with bases of operation in NY and San Francisco, teamed up with Discovery Channel to launch an all new season of the reality series Naked and Afraid with a promo commercial directed by Haley Geffen. Discovery VP, creative Pablo Pulido and sr....

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Those of us who work in the entertainment marketing industry know all too well that creating a successful movie trailer or TV promo is an inexact science. When I’m working with a studio or TV network client to create a new piece of marketing for an upcoming campaign, I’m often reminded of my...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

When Moonlight was awarded the Best Picture Oscar just moments after it had been erroneously given to La La Land, media coverage centered on what went wrong to lead to the biggest gaffe in Academy Awards history.

But somewhat lost in the immediate shuffle was what the...

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

Seed Media Arts, the production house under the aegis of owner Roy Skillicorn, has brought director Tim Abshire aboard its roster. His work spans assorted blue-chip brands including Google, Jeep, ESPN, Walmart, PlayStation, Febreze, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola. The...

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

King and Country (K&C) has hired K.C. Gulino as its in-house business development executive for commercials in NYC and the East Coast. Formerly with SuperPowers NYC, Gulino has been part of the K&C family for years as its independent rep but now becomes...

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

As the world knows, I’m a liberal.  Social and fiscal.  So, for like-minded citizens these are not easy times.  You’ve seen me talking to myself on the street, in the subway.  Don’t be concerned—I’ll be fine.  Just wanted to establish the context. From the immigration ban to defunding Planned...