Friday, Jan. 22, 1999

If you couldnt make it to the 1999 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 4, you would still have had access to one of the more significant car events of the yearathe unveiling of BMWs new X5, billed as the worlds first sports activity vehicleavia a live Webcast.

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Friday, Jan. 22, 1999

Blue Sky| VIFX has promoted producer Carol Laufer to executive producer. She will work out of the Los Angeles-based companys Harrison facility.

Laufers recent work at Blue Sky includes a Rayovac battery campaign via Young & Rubicam, Chicago, and a three-spot campaign for Target via...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

Canadians are familiar with American imports. Twenty percent of all U.S. exports are shipped north of the border, to America's largest trading partner. Automobiles, textiles and agricultural products are the most common goods. But lately, a new and uncommon import has been added...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

HOLLYWOOD-Shelly Townsend, former head of production at bicoastal RSA USA, will join bicoastal/international Propaganda Films as executive producer effective Jan. 18. Based out of Propaganda's Hollywood quarters, she succeeds Andy Traines, who recently moved over to bicoastal...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

NEW YORK-The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the International Cinematographers Guild-also known as Local 600 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)-have reached agreement on a three-year commercials contract covering much...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

LOS ANGELES-L.A.-based U Ground, known for its diverse offerings of animation, live-action and visual effects filmmaking, has struck up a strategic alliance with bicoastal, Atlanta and Chicago-based Crossroads Films.

Andy Rosen, U Ground CEO/ executive producer, and Cami...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

CULVER CITY, Calif.-Pittard Sullivan Productions, a division of bicoastal/international Pittard Sullivan, has named Allison Nathe managing director.

Prior to joining Pittard Sullivan, Nathe spent one year as a creative director/producer at Ameripix Productions, Universal...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

CLIENT

Champs/adidas.

PRODUCTION CO.

Farmland Studios, Hollywood. Ramaa Mosley, director; Arlene Donnelly, DP; Scott Gardenhour, executive producer. Shot on location.

AGENCY

Publicis, New York. Peter Hoffman, group creative head; Cassie...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

CLIENT

Map Mobile Communications/ SmartBeep.

PRODUCTION CO.

Crossroads Films, Los Angeles. Mark Story, director; Tim Suhrstedt, DP; Cami Taylor, executive producer; Norman Reiss, producer. Shot on location.

AGENCY

Mercury Advertising,...

Friday, Jan. 15, 1999

CLIENT

California Pizza Kitchen.

PRODUCTION CO.

The A+R Group, bicoastal. Michael Cuesta, director/DP; Roberto Cecchini, executive producer; Mike Downey, producer. Shot on location.

AGENCY

Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago. David Moeller...

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