Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Bicoastal Go Film has signed director Frank W. Ockenfels 3 for commercial and music video representation. Ockenfels comes over after five years at Mars Media, a satellite of HSI Productions. Both HSI and Mars are bicoastal.

Ockenfels, a well-known still shooter whose music and portrait...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Noted international commercial director Agust Baldursson has signed with Orbit Productions, Hollywood, for commercial representation in the U.S. A division of Orbit Entertainment Group, Orbit is the commercial production house under the aegis of president/executive producer Lee Nelson and...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

AS SOON AS THE CHROME crinkled on the cover of SHOOT's Directors Issue, I realized two things about directing: one, how new I am to this game; and two, how unexplainable the link of my old job is to my current job. A little personal history: Ten years ago I started a snowboard company in what...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

NOVEMBER 11, 1994

Director/cameraman Bill Timmer has departed London-based and bicoastal BFCS to sign with Industrial Light + Magic (ILM) Commercial Productions, San Rafael, Calif., for exclusive spot representation. Timmer cited ILM's proximity to his San Francisco home as the reason for...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT year-end legislative jockeying is going on in Washington, D.C. regarding the runaway production issue.

The bad news is that year-end legislative jockeying is going on in Washington, D.C. regarding the runaway production issue.

Buried inside a Republican bill...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Sam Walsh, senior VP/director of broadcast production at Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, has been hired as general manager of bicoastal/international Propaganda Films Commercial and Music Video Division. He will be responsible for managing all aspects of production, sales and operations...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Editor Jeanne Bon-ansinga, owner of Edit Sweet, Chicago, has been elected to a two-year term as national president of the Association of Independent Commercial Editors (AICE). She succeeds John Palestrini, who continues to serve on the national AICE board. Palestrini is CEO of The Blue Rock...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Before scheduling a shoot in the first or second week in January, clients, agencies and production houses should carefully consider their options in light of Y2K glitches that could arise. That was part of the advice given by the Ad Hoc Y2K Intra-Industry Committee on Commercial Production,...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Publicly traded, Englewood, Colo.-based cable and communications conglomerate Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: LMG.A., LMG.B) has entered into a letter of intent to purchase Four Media Company (NASDAQ: Four), a.k.a. 4MC, a Burbank-headquartered company that is parent to several post/visual...

Friday, Nov. 12, 1999

Jeff Koz, creative director/ composer/owner of HUM Music + Sound Design, Santa Monica, is proud to say that Johnny Mathis sang the first commercial tune he ever wrote. It was the early '80s, and Koz was working as a recording artist and B movie music composer when he was asked to write a song...

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