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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Last month director Alma Har’el--who’s on the rosters of Epoch Films in the U.S. and B-Reel Films in the U.K.--launched Free The Bid, an initiative designed to put female directors more consistently in the running for commercials and branded content projects. A Free The Bid website (click...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
Director Jake Schreier of Park Pictures breaks down the fourth wall in Francis and the Lights “Friends,” a music video featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West. The clip leads in with an understated cameo by West and captures Francis Farewell Starlight’s stylized moves, topped off with a choreographed...
Monday, Jul. 11, 2016
Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. His body of work--ranging from stirring montages to striking automotive and beauty/fashion fare--includes spots for such brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot. Chanez’...
Tuesday, May. 3, 2016
Park Pictures has signed documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive international representation. Davidson earned a Best Short Subject Oscar nomination in 2013 for Open Heart, which centers on eight Rwandan children who embark on a life-or-death journey to Sudan in...
Monday, Feb. 22, 2016
Bicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Damian Kulash for worldwide representation. This marks his first formal representation as a director. Kulash, frontman for the band OK Go, has conceived of and directed 15 wildly popular videos for the band in...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Many moons ago a feature director working in commercials was frowned upon in some circles. That was due to the prevalent notion that only a filmmaker with extensive ad experience would have the proper creative and political sensibilities for spots. Happily that line of separation has since...
Wednesday, May. 27, 2015
A veteran attendee of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, executive producer and co-founder of Park Pictures, will for the first time be judging at the competition, serving on the 2015 Film Craft Lions jury.
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
It’s been an eventful 10 or so months for Daniel and Katina Mercadante both personally and professionally. The directorial duo became a married couple last June. Back then they were at Epoch Films where they picked up considerable filmmaking momentum, initially as the directing team of Daniel...
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015
Alison Maclean directed this two minute-plus PSA which makes women disappear to raise awareness of gender inequality. Titled “We’re Not There Yet,” the spot was conceived by a creative ensemble at Droga5 for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation....
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
When commercial production house Park Pictures diversified with the launch of Park Pictures Features in 2011, the new venture made an auspicious debut with Robot & Frank, a Jake Schreier-directed movie which won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize...