Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

This year’s field of nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials, unveiled earlier this month (SHOOT, 1/6), is marked by career firsts--even for a pair of veteran directors, Sir Ridley Scott and Spike Jonze, who are no stranger to Guild...

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

MJZ leads the way with two of its directors--Fredrik Bond and Spike Jonze--scoring nominations for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2019. This marks Bond’s ninth career nomination, and Jonze’s fourth.

Jonze won the DGA Award last year for Apple’s “...

Monday, Apr. 1, 2019

A couple of months ago, Spike Jonze of production house MJZ won his first career DGA Award. 
     
He topped the field of commercialmakers on the strength of Apple Homepod’s “Welcome Home” out of TBWA\Media Arts Lab. 
  
The piece stars musician and dancer FKA twigs who is...

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019

SHOOT will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, April 1, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s March/April print issue (including extended versions of some stories).

The mix of profiles spans world class talent along the lines...

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

Spike Jonze of MJZ won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials last night (2/2) during a gala ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Jonze topped a field of nominees which also consisted of two fellow MJZ colleagues, Steve Ayson and...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Editor Eric Zumbrunnen, co-founder of bicoastal postproduction company EXILE, passed away on August 1 following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 52.

Appreciated for his intelligence, kindness and dry wit as much as his editorial talent, Zumbrunnen left a memorable imprint that...

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

The new Viceland cable channel takes to the air Monday with the ultimate in user-generated programming.

The network set up a phone number a few weeks ago and invited callers. They reached a recording with simple instructions - talk about what kept them up at night, or what they would do...

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

The new Viceland cable channel that launches next month will have series with actress Ellen Page exploring gay and lesbian life around the world, actor Michael K. Williams telling about black market economies and celebrity chef Eddie Huang illustrating stories...

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Vice Media and A+E Networks are joining forces for a cable channel to be programmed by Vice Media with lifestyle and documentary fare aimed at the 18-to-34 demographic.

The channel, with the working title Viceland, is expected to launch early next...

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Reporters have been conditioned to brace for Joaquin Phoenix. He's reputed to be volatile, evasive and guarded — an all-around difficult person to interview.

But after Phoenix, with his shoulder-length hair pulled back, strides energetically into a...

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