Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

VENICE, Calif.-Executive producers T.K. Knowles and Chuck Ryant-who both exited bicoastal Reactor Films last August-have teamed with exec. producer John O'Grady to launch Bob. The new bicoastal venture opens with five directors: Jason Smith, Lisa Rubisch, Mark Kohr and the team...

Friday, Jan. 8, 1999

A SHOOT STAFF REPORT

NEW YORK-Although the global financial difficulties that surfaced last summer-particularly in Asia, Latin America and Russia-remain cause for concern, the bottom-line word from a trio of expert forecasters is that ad-media spending in 1999 should...

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...

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