Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Director Paula Walker has joined Los Angeles-based Ace Entertainment and its sister company Squeak Pictures for exclusive representation in commercials and music videos, respectively. Walker had been directing spots and clips through her long-standing Strato Films, Los An-geles. She and her...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Major manufacturers were unleashing final pre-NAB announcements as SHOOT went to press this week. The National Association of Broadcasters convention will be held April 17-22 in Las Vegas.

At press time, Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., and Discreet, a Montreal-based division of...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

After 13 years in business, it's the end of the line for the venerable Lovinger/Cohn & Associates, the New York-based production house that bore the name of company partners, director Jeff Lovinger and president Jack Cohn.

Cohn resigned from the company several weeks ago. He told...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Method, a Santa Monica-based visual effects boutique, has further extended its creative reach, securing 3-D artists Laurent Briet and Olivier "Twist" Gondry, both formerly of Paris visual effects/CGI house Buf Compagnie.

Having recently adopted the Method moniker, the company-which...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Will Vinton Studios, the Portland-headquartered dimensional character animation studio, has hired Amy Massingale as a West Coast producer whose focus will be spot assignments.

Massingale most recently worked on a freelance basis, performing marketing and public relations duties for...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Bicoastal Bang music + sound design has signed Wendell Hanes as a staff composer and sound designer. Hanes was most recently the head of Straightjacket, the music and sound design arm of New York-based Vito DeSario Editing.

"It was time to take things to the next level. I wanted to do...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Radium, a San Francisco-headquartered digital studio under the aegis of president Jonathan Keeton, has expanded its computer graphics department with the hiring of Mark Malmberg as a creative director specializing in CGI. Malmberg, who's been freelancing the past year, is best known as the...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Director Jamie Mortellaro has signed with Santa Monica-based Film Realite for exclusive spot representation. Mortellaro, who has an ad agency background, was represented by redBACK films, Venice, Calif., during the past year.

Mortellaro, 34, is a Chicago-area native who began his career...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

In the latest in a string of developments aimed at fortifying its domestic presence, Foreign Affaires USA, the Los Angeles-based production house headed by executive producer Wendy Macdonald, has signed French director Louis Pascal Couvelaire and the British directing team known as Partners In...

Friday, Apr. 9, 1999

Mosh pits and monks, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Such are the contradictions that converge in the award-winning documentary, Free Tibet, by director Sarah Pirozek of bicoastal OneSuch Films. The film centers on the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, the largest benefit...

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