Thursday, May 25, 2017

Columns

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

I was flailing a bit, trying to figure out what the next column might be about when my partner Brian suggested, “How about Kidz Bop?”  To which I replied, “What the hell is Kidz Bop?”  “Look it up,” he deadpanned.  Brian has two beautiful little girls, ages 5 and 9.

So, turns out that...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Commercial and TV production company Picrow has named Tiffany Caprice as its head of marketing and new business development. She will report to company founder/director Peter Lang. Caprice is no stranger to Picrow, having helped Lang cast his decade-long...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Filmmaker Paul Fox has joined CoMPANY. Fox has helmed the majority of episodes for the Golden Globe-nominated comedy Schitts Creek, starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. Fox is currently directing the new CBC comedy series, Workin’ Moms,...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Dallas/Santa Monica digital studio Reel FX director Barrett Lewis transports gamers through decades of intergalactic mystery in “The History of TranStar” for Bethesda Softworks’ sci-fi action game, Prey, out of AKQA. 

The piece serves as a leaked classified doctrine detailing the...

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

Facebook Live is one of the most under-utilized marketing tools. Used first by celebrities and influencers streaming simply through smart phones, Facebook Live’s updated API and publishing tools enable a brand to stream broadcast quality productions right from its Facebook page. This new ability...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

As SHOOT gears up for its 15th New Directors Showcase at the DGA Theatre in NYC next week (5/25), opening up opportunities for promising talent, there are other relatively new programs gaining traction which are designed to create paths into the industry for those who aspire to...

Friday, May. 12, 2017

New York-based commercial production company LightHouse Films has signed car director Julien Rocher for U.S. representation. Represented by Wanda in Europe, Rocher was previously with Troll Pictures in the U.S. His credits span such brands as Infiniti, Nissan,...

Friday, May. 12, 2017

The editors from Cutters operations in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo have secured new commercial representation in two key U.S. markets. Cutters is now being repped by Kevin Batten of Pop-Arts Management on the West Coast,...

Friday, May. 5, 2017

Venice, Calif.-based production company Durable Goods has signed comedy director Nicholas Wenger for U.S. commercial representation. Wenger’s credits span such brands as Chevrolet, Virgin America, Porsche, Durex, AT&T, Staples and Johnny Walker. In addition...

Friday, May. 5, 2017

Brooklyn production studio tinygiant, headed by founder/EP Veronica Diaferia, has secured Prime Chuck, the Toronto-based independent repping firm founded by Charlie Janson, for representation in Canada. tinygiant continues to be repped by...