Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

Gidget, the past year's most famous Chihuahua (and most fascinating, according to People magazine), makes another appearance in a Taco Bell spot created by TBWA/Chiat/Day, Playa del Rey, Calif. "Serenade," directed by Traktor out of bicoastal/international Partizan Midi Minuit,...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

Director Paul Street-who made a major international splash with his 1997 Ford Puma spot, "McQueen," which incorporated footage of late actor Steve McQueen from the '68 film Bullitt-has again teamed with Young & Rubicam, London, and post/effects facility Rushes, London, to...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT a year that ends with a nine. Whether it's a birthday or the end of a decade, it's just a big deal, a signal of the end of one thing and the beginning of something else. There's trauma attached to turning 30 or 40 or 50 or whatever else we get to. So, in...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

5 Years Ago

JANUARY 7, 1994

Jim Hensons Creature Shop, known for its work in animatronics, art direction, modelmaking and puppetmaking, has announced it will open a base of operation in Burbank, Calif., partly to do more work for advertising. The company also has offices in London...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

A SAG-COMMISSIONED STUDY conducted by George Gerbner, professor of telecommunications at Temple University, has concluded that Americas poor and underprivileged are practically nonexistent on primetime dramas and daytime soaps, while foreigners and mentally ill characters are more likely to be...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

THERES SOMETHING ABOUT a year that ends with a nine. Whether its a birthday or the end of a decade, its just a big deal, a signal of the end of one thing and the beginning of something else. Theres trauma attached to turning 30 or 40 or 50 or whatever else we get to. So, in 1999, we start to...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

CLIENT

MCI WorldCom/MCI 5¢ Sundays.

PRODUCTION CO.

Live action by PYTKA, Venice, Calif. Joe Pytka, director/DP; Suellen Wagner, executive producer; Lisa Winston, producer. Animation by Warner Bros. Classic Animation, Sherman Oaks, Calif. Frank Molieri,...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

CLIENT

Toyota 4-Runner.

PRODUCTION CO.

Case Nydrle, West Hollywood. Peter Nydrle, director/cameraman; Carol Case, executive producer; Laura Brown, producer; Cassie Hulen, head of production; Steve Woroniecki, production supervisor. Shot on location....

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

CLIENT

Taco Bell.

PRODUCTION CO.

Partizan Midi Minuit, bicoastal/international. Traktor, director; Andrzej Sekula, DP; Richard Ulfvengren and Ole Sanders, executive producers. Shot at Raleigh Studios, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

AGENCY

TBWA/...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

CLIENT

General Motors Corp./Chevy Trucks/Silverado.

PRODUCTION CO.

Steve & Linda Horn Inc., New York. Steve Horn, director/DP; Alayne Baxter, executive producer. Shot on location.

AGENCY

Campbell-Ewald, Warren, Mich. Jim Gilmore,...

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