Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Volkswagen ads from both sides of the Atlantic scored impressively in the television portion of the fourth annual International Automotive Advertising Awards, bestowed at a gala reception Jan. 6 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Topping the competition...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

OBERHAUSEN, Germany-Visual effects house Digital Domain, Venice, Calif., has joined with Los Angeles-based film/ TV producer Kushner-Locke Co., independent feature production/distribution company Capitol Films, London, and a pair of Israeli businesses-banking firm DLIN, Ltd.,...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

NEW YORK-In a bid to distinguish itself in a marketplace saturated with commercial directors, five-year-old Big Picture Communications, New York, has pared down its directorial roster. The shop no longer handles directors David Leach, Brian Bain and Ric Cohn. At press time,...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

NEW YORK-Tape House Digital is relaunching itself this month under a new moniker: Black Logic. The move includes redefining the New York-based company as a creative- and design-driven firm and expanding its services to include live-action direction and production.

"We...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

NEW YORK-Nitza From, owner/editor at New York-based editorial boutique Salamandra Images, has been elected president of the Association of Independent Commercial Editors (AICE) East Coast chapter by its board of directors, which was itself elected by the general membership at a...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

LOS ANGELES-Giuseppe Rotunno, A.S.C., A.I.C., will receive the International Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers at the 13th Annual A.S.C. Outstanding Achievement Awards, to be held here Feb. 21 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Over the past 40-...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

Nitza From, owner/editor at New York-based editorial boutique Salamandra Images, has been elected president of the Association of Independent Commercial Editors (AICE) East Coast chapter by its board of directors, which was itself elected by the general membership at a meeting last month....

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

Roughly 200 attendees representing advertisers, ad agencies, production companies and post houses learned about DTV and its potential impact on advertising during a Dec. 15 DTV conference hosted by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Minnesota chapter. AICP estimates that...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

National Sound has hired audio post engineer Bill Cavanaugh, who, since joining the New York-based facility, has worked on promos for PBS and Lifetime Television.

At National Sound, Cavanaugh will be involved in engineering production, as well as working on promos and spots.

Prior...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

MENLO PARK, Calif.-In the video-technology arena, 1998 was marked by numerous acquisitions, most notably Avid Technology's purchase of Softimage and Autodesk's announced plan to acquire Discreet Logic. As the year drew to a close, two more such announcements were made.

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