Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

A once fledgling movement to establish a U.S. film commission has gained significant momentum in recent months, the latest development coming last week (2/18) in Los Angeles when a core group of city and state film commissioners who advocate the federal film commission concept met with...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

Director Branson Veal, formerly of now-defunct Harmony Pictures, has joined cYclops productions, New York, for exclusive spot representation. Veal has already helmed his first work through cYclops: a pair of Cobra Golf :30s, Jellyfish and Plaidman, for Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

Industry veteran Bob Coleman, whose career in production and post has spanned almost 30 years, has joined Sony Electronics as VP of production and postproduction systems for its broadcast and professional company (BPC). He will be based at the companys Los Angeles office.

Previously,...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

Director Igor Kovalyov, who co-directed The Rugrats Movie with Norton Virgien, has signed with Class-Key Chew-Po Commercials, Hollywood, a division of animation studio Klasky Csupo. This is Kovalyovs first representation in the spot arena. He has been on staff at Klasky Csupo, working in the...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

Bicoastal Flying Tiger Films has signed New Zealand-based director James Holt for exclusive U.S. spot representation. This marks the first stateside foray for Holt who continues to helm commercials via Film Construction, Auckland, New Zealand.

Well established as a top drawer comedy...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

Director/cinematographer Richard Bowens PSA about San Francisco-based The Garden Project is one example of his commitment to an organic philosophy of filmmaking. Bowen, who is repped as a spot director/cinematographer by Windmill Lane Productions, Santa Monica, originally attended a benefit for...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

MUSIC IS ONE OF THE MOST important components of commercials today; especially any project dealing with the intention of attracting the viewer. Why do many producers wait until the absolute last second to find music? They get the picture, the voiceover is nice and edited and then slam! Oh......

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

5 Years Ago

FEBRUARY 25, 1994

Director Doug Taub has joined HKM Productions, Hollywood. For a brief time, Taub had been with bicoastal Fahrenheit Films after closing his own production company, Zuma Films....Bicoastal Chelsea Pictures has signed directors Richard DAlessio and...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

LAST WEEKS COLUMN about the animation seminar for art teachers in Chicagos public school system wasnt intended to be part one of a two-parter. But the idea of making teachers better equippedaand in some cases replacing those who arent with more capable instructorsaresurfaced at press time when U...

Friday, Feb. 26, 1999

Feature filmmakers are showing an increasing willingness to give spot composers the opportunity to try their hand at scoring their movies. And many spot composers are leaping at the chance.

An interesting thing my lawyer told me as I started doing Belly [a feature film] last year is that...

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