Friday, Jun. 4, 1999

At press time, SHOOT got word that director Larry Williams had died. He had apparently collapsed while walking his dog near the family's Pasadena home on Monday evening (5/31). Williams and his wife, Leslie Libman, co-directed commercials through bicoastal Coppos Films....Two antirunaway...

Friday, Jun. 4, 1999

Vicky Miller, an independent West Coast rep, has parted ways with bicoastal Giraldi Suarez Productions to pursue other interests. She continues to handle the West Coast for bicoastal Coppos Films....Marianne McCarley, manager of Coppos Films' New York office, is leaving that shop to become a...

Friday, May. 28, 1999

5 Years Ago

MAY 27, 1994

Labatt Brewing Company, the Canadian-based beer maker that bought an interest in The Partners' Film Co., Toronto, five years ago, has now bought out the production company's remaining shareholders. As a result of the buyout, three Partners' minority...

Friday, May. 28, 1999

GROUSING ABOUT THE STATE of the business has become a full-time pastime for many. Nonetheless, in the midst of much negative talk, there are positive constants within our industry that are too often taken for granted. And sadly, it sometimes takes something tragic to help us realize the value of...

Friday, May. 28, 1999

Bicoastal sister shops Original Film and Holiday have signed Chicago-based Get Reehl Representation as Midwest rep... Ellen Knable of Ellen Knable & Assoc., Los Angeles, is representing New York-based Maysles Films and Maysles Shorts on the West Coast and in the Midwest....Backyard...

Friday, May. 28, 1999

It's now official: feature film executive producer Sigurjon (Joni) Sighvattson has become the major shareholder in Los Angeles-based Palomar Pictures....Director Chris Milk-whose credits include the noted "Tready Bear" :30 for 3DO (SHOOT, 2/26/99, p. 1) and last year's "Extreme Is Dead," a Gold...

Friday, May. 28, 1999

NOT so long ago now it seems looking back-that great ads were treated differently.

They were discussed, praised and rewarded. And for a while, their creators would sit on a slightly higher plateau until either one of two things happened. Their next offerings were workmanlike, expected and...

Friday, May. 21, 1999

5 Years Ago

MAY 20, 1994

Kevin Townsend has been named executive producer of the commercial division of Industrial Light+Magic (ILM), San Rafael, Calif....Director Anthony Hoffman, formerly of Cucoloris Films, Venice, Calif., has joined bicoastal/international Propaganda Films for...

Friday, May. 21, 1999

THE NOUN "AMP" IS SHORT for "ampere," a term defined in Webster's Dictionary as "a unit of electric current." For some, "amp" can also be slang for "amplify," a verb defined as "to make larger or more powerful." Both these definitions apply in a sense to the upper case AMP which stands for the...

Friday, May. 21, 1999

David Naylor & Associates (DNA), Hollywood, has signed Keri Weber and Traci Meyer of Superglue, Los Angeles and San Francisco, for exclusive West Coast representation....Nancy Workman of New York-based Workman has taken on East Coast representation for Fuel, Santa Monica.....Metro Pictures,...

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