Monday, May 21, 2018

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Friday, May. 18, 2018

On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 2.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a FilmL.A. report. In all, 9,724 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period. On-location feature production experienced its first double digit bump since 2015 (4th quarter), up 11.7...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

Nicholaus Goossen directed this retro music video for Danielle Bregoli a.k.a. “Bhad Babie’s”’ new single “Gucci Flip Flops,” featuring rapper Lil Yachty. The video begins in a 1950s-inspired, suburban black-and-white setting with Bregoli dressed in pearls and polka dots, a drastic shift from the...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

The recently concluded two-day VRLA confab and expo in Los Angeles presented a dizzying array of technology. 

But sometimes lost in the wondrous advancements is what VR truly advances—a special connection to a story and the people in it. Engaged viewers can, for instance, choose to put...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

Let’s face it: with today’s ever-changing and oversaturated media landscape, it’s harder for content creators and brand builders to cut through the noise in a meaningful way. Gone are the days when producing visually-appealing content was enough. In this age of hashtag “slactivism” and “fake...

Friday, May. 11, 2018

Director Matt Smukler has rejoined Los Angeles-based Community Films, the company he helped start six years ago. His most recent work includes spots for Zillow, Verizon, T-Mobile and Pedigree. Smukler returns to Community Films after having been at PRETTYBIRD...

Friday, May. 11, 2018

Sarah Gitersonke, owner of representation firm SG+Partners, will handle the Midwest for Adolescent Content, known for it roster of young, diverse directors. Headed by executive creative director Ramaa Mosley, EPs Hope Farley and Brandon Piety,...

Friday, May. 4, 2018

Creative content company Alkemy X is expanding to the West Coast. The company hired Emmy-nominated visual effects veteran Mark Miller to head its VFX and post facility in the L.A. market, which is now open for episodic television work. Established with a long-term plan to serve...

Friday, May. 4, 2018

Costume designer Janet Haase has joined Innovative Artists for representation in commercials. She has worked with brands such as Google, Starbucks, FedEx, Amazon, and Netflix....

Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA) has...

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

HARBOR, a New York based studio specializing in production and post for feature films, episodic series and commercial communications, has hired Adrian Seery in the new role of sr. colorist. Seery joins directly from Moving Picture Company (MPC), New York, where...

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

Darren Foldes has joined global content studio Pulse Films as a new U.S. executive Producer in its commercials and branded entertainment division. Foldes, who will primarily focus on sales, will report to Davud Karbassioun, global president of the division, and...