Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

CLIENT

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PRODUCTION CO.

HSI Productions, bicoastal, and Gerard de Thame Films, London. Gerard de Thame, director; Mick Coulter, DP; Bill Sandwick, executive producer; Fabyan Daw, producer. Shot at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, England.

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Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

Greg Whiteley, a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., has joined the roster of New York-based Populuxe Pictures. Whiteley was signed by Populuxe based on the strength of three spec spots he directed while he was a student at Art Center. The specs showcased Whiteley'...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

Bicoastal Johnson/Burnett, best known for providing production services and backroom/administrative support to the spot industry, has diversified with the formation of an entertainment division under the aegis of veteran TV/feature executive Allan B. Schwartz. The new bicoastal venture has been...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

Composer Krishna Venkatesh has joined jsm/music, New York. Venkatesh comes to jsm from a background as a pop music composer who has been a member of several bands.

Venkatesh incorporates a mix of traditional and electronica influences into his compositions. His diverse musical exploits...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

Young & Rubicam (Y&R), Chicago, has hired Mark Figliulo as its chief creative officer. Since early '98, the Chicago-based Figliulo had been represented as a commercial director by Dark Light Pictures, West Hollywood (SHOOT, 2/13/98, p. 8).

Before he shifted to directing, Figliulo...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

D. J. Dole, executive producer/partner at Us 2 Editorial, has opened Switchblade, a postproduction service offering offline and online editorial as well as graphic design for commercials, feature films, episodic television and the Internet. Switchblade will primarily facilitate freelance editors...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

If you were watching television around 9 p.m. local time on November 1, chances are you saw Ford Motor Company's millennial effort, "Goodbye/Hello." That's when the two-minute branding piece broke in what Detroit agency J. Walter Thompson (JWT) called an unprecedented worldwide roadblock....

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

Manarchy Film, Chicago, has signed episodic director Todd Holland (The Larry Sanders Show, Felicity) for commercial representation.

Manarchy executive producer Dan Lundmark said it was Holland's work on the '92-'98 HBO cable series The Larry Sanders Show that prompted him to approach the...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

If there were an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most animation styles used in the shortest period of time, Iron Kids Bread's "IronKid n' Wheel Skiddin'" may just take the prize. The :30 incorporates 23 animation styles ranging from clay animation to paper cut-out animation...

Friday, Nov. 5, 1999

FOR PROPERLY EQUIPPED postproduction companies, the world surrounding high-definition television is as inspiring a business development as digital effects for movies was when it burst onto the scene nine or ten years ago.

You're saying, "So why am I not excited?" Probably because of all...

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