Sunday, February 25, 2018

SPW Releases

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Directing Duo Eady Bros. & New Executive Producer Suzanne Fallon Join Ataboy Studios

Ataboy Studios, a creative production company born in New York City with partners in New Zealand, has added LA-based directing duo Joshua & Jordan Eady to their growing roster of talent. The blood brothers combined their multifaceted talents and deep passion for storytelling to create the...

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Union’s Rachael Waxler Explores Texas Beauty and Grit with “Miss Snake Charmer”

“Our girls out in West Texas are tough.” "I don’t mind chopping off the heads of snakes; I will do that all day long.” So begins the newly released trailer for Miss Snake Charmer, the feature documentary about - you guessed it - a beauty pageant. Set in the town of Sweetwater, TX, the...

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Timber Provides VFX For Triad of Super Bowl LII Spots

Timber has provided VFX and postproduction for three Super Bowl LII commercial spots for T-Mobile, Avocados of Mexico and Persil. Right on the heels of winning the VMA Award for “Best Visual Effects” for Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” music video and the Grammys premiere of “The Middle” for Maren...

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018 Seeks Submissions, Announces Program Expansions

SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the call for submissions for the 45th conference as well as two program expansions. The...

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Six Key Differences Between The One Show and ADC Annual Awards

When The One Club for Art & Copy and the Art Directors Club merged last year to form The One Club for Creativity, they brought together two of the industry's most prestigious award shows. Now that the forward-thinking advertising industry accolades of...

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Fortium To Present Tools and Strategies for Avoiding Cybercrime at HPA Tech Retreat

Fortium, a leading provider of digital solutions for film, television and broadcast, will present its latest tools and strategies for protecting sensitive media content at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, February 19-23, in Palm Desert, California.

Fortium...

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
AICP Announces 2018 Officers and National Board of Directors, Adds AICE International Board Members

AICP has announced the composition of its 2018 National Board of Directors. Ralph Laucella of O Positive, East Region Director, was re-elected to a second term as Chairman of the Board. Other officers elected included...

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award Winner John Fasal on His Passion for the Art of Sound

On February 18th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present John Paul Fasal with its annual Career Achievement award at the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Fasal has worked in sound for more than 30 years as a sound designer and field recordist. His many credits span features, television and...

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Stun, An Award Winning Entertainment Industry Content Studio, Ad Agency, and Production Company, Announces Significant Expansion

LA-based Stun, an award winning entertainment industry content studio, ad agency and commercial production company, has announced a significant expansion to a new, larger, headquarters. The agency has also acquired its first soundstage, bolstered...

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Five Agencies Come Together as MERGE To Offer Uncommon Combination of Capabilities

MERGE, a unified agency with an uncommon combination of capabilities in strategy, creativity and technology, is launching today in three cities—Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, CEO Ron Bess has announced....

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Noble Directing Team Tiny Inventions Nominated for Academy Award for “Negative Space”

Tiny Inventions, the directorial duo represented in the US by Noble, has been nominated for a 2018 Academy Award® for their touching animated short film, “Negative Space.” The film was one of five nominees in the category of Short Film (animated).  

An adaptation of a Ron...

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Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Art of Santiago Ribeiro in Times Square, New York, advances to Coimbra, Portugal with Surrealism Now in 2018

Following the multimedia exhibition of Santiago Ribeiro’s art in Times Square, the exhibition will now head to the ‘International Surrealism Now’ exhibition in Coimbra, Portugal, having also been featured in Paris at the “Osmosis...

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Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Jean Freeman Is A Working Mother Of The Year

Jean Freeman, majority owner and Chief Executive Officer of Zambezi was named a Working Mother of the Year by She Runs It (formerly Advertising Women of New York). Freeman joins 23 other honorees on the organization’s 2018 list of  "Working Mothers of the Year," a prestigious...

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Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Istituto Luce–Cinecittà Selects WCPMedia’s Cloud Platform to Promote Its Historic Film Catalog Globally

Italy’s historic Istituto Luce–Cinecittà has selected WCPMedia Services to manage its massive catalog of Italian feature films and documentaries. The state-owned film producer, distributor and archive will use WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform to...

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Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
TM Advertising Partners With charlieuniformtango on Super Bowl LII Spot for Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers once again tapped TM Advertising to tackle this year’s Super Bowl spot. The ad, created in partnership with charlieuniformtango, debuted this Sunday during the big game.

“It’s not easy to stand out during an event like the Super Bowl,” said Lisa Bennett, Chief Creative...

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Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Guillermo del Toro Wins DGA Feature Film Award for "The Shape of Water;" Winners in 10 Other Categories also Announced

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2017 were announced tonight during the 70th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Guillermo del Toro won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for ...

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Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
NBCUniversal LightBlade LED Production Lighting Debuts 3 New Products At BSC Expo

Launched in 2017, the highly successful NBCUniversal LightBlade LED will release 3 new products at the BSC Expo (Stand 526) in London, February 2-3, 2018.  The new 1 Blade, 2 Blade and 4 Blade product configurations will be showcased in...

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Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Directors Richie Smyth and Kieron Walsh Join The MUGSY Gang

Directors Richie Smyth and Kieron J. Walsh have joined MUGSY for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. market. Both Smyth and Walsh are award-winning storytelling directors with a wide variety of experience in commercials, feature films and other types of content creation....

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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Public Record Premieres "We the Animals" at Sundance Film Festival

Brooklyn-based production and entertainment company Public Record premiered their first narrative feature film, We the Animals, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this weekend to critical acclaim. Hailed by IndieWire as ‘This Year’s ‘...

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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson

Veteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the...

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