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Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020
Getting the Beastie Boys' Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and longtime collaborator and friend, Spike Jonze, together during normal times would be full of jokes, playful banter and overall fun.
But on a Zoom video call during the quarantining era? It's a hilarious...
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020
Little was predictable about the Beastie Boys in their three-plus decades of making music. They were spontaneous, always evolving, off-the-cuff pranksters who turned pro without ever losing the punchline.
Even seeing ahead to the end of a rhyme was impossible. Their lyrics took...
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
For the second consecutive year, Spike Jonze of MJZ has won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials--this time on the strength of two entries: Med Men’s “The New Normal” from agency Mekanism; and SquareSpace’s “Dream It.”
The latter features Idris Elba lip...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
One, two, three.
One--a number of firsts marked this year’s DGA Awards competition.
Two--a couple of those firsts saw nominees make career imprints on both the feature and commercialmaking fronts.
Three--and one director scored a rare trifecta, giving him career nods in the...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Reflections On DGA Spot Nominations: Award Firsts For Ridley Scott, Spike Jonze, Mark Molloy, Dougal Wilson
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...