Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

5 Years Ago

JANUARY 14, 1994

Directors Zack Snyder and Steve Lowe have signed with bicoastal The End, one of the publicly held Harmony Holdings companies.....Harmony Holdings, Burbank, Calif., has also announced it is closing its year-old music and sound design house, Serious Music...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

THE DOUBLE STANDARD between program and spot content resurfaces in the case of a public service ad that thus far has been rejected by cable and TV stations for its graphic depiction of gang violence. While gunplay, shootings, violent encounters and death are not uncommon on primetime TV and...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

Carol Case, partner/exec. producer of bicoastal Case Nydrle, has expanded her New York sales staff, which handles a trio of affiliated production companies-bicoastal Original Film, Holiday and Case Nydrle. Coming on board is Meredith Bergman, who until recently was bicoastal...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

New York Office has opened a second base in Venice, Calif., headed by newly named managing director Glenn Massad. Massad is available to represent cinematographers, editors, production designers, etc....New York-based Charlex has signed Benson/Schafler Artists Management as its exclusive sales...

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...

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