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2017 AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
NEW YORK -- The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at The Tishman Auditorium at the New School, and the AICP Week Base Camp. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chairperson of this year’s Show was... Read more, comment
Warner Bros. Trailer For “Wonder Woman” Wins Best Of Show At The 18th annual Golden Trailer Awards
Warner Bros. Wins Most Categories With 26 Trophies; Creative Community & Film Fans Celebrate the Best In Motion Picture Marketing
HOLLYWOOD -- Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing and a big win for female directors and female driven films at the 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards tonight at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. More than 1,000 studio marketing executives, movie fans, celebrities and trailer editors were on hand as Open Road Entertainment and AV Squad’s work for Warner Bros.Wonder Woman trailer titled “What She Is” won the Best of Show Prize and the top honor for Best Fantasy/ Adventure Trailer. While... Read more, comment
FuseFX Provides VFX for John Ridley’s “American Crime” and “Let It Fall”
LOS ANGELES -- The FuseFX Los Angeles crew recently provided visual effects services for two projects by Oscar ® -winning writer/producer/director John Ridley – the anthology series American Crime and the feature-length documentary Let It Fall , which aired April 28. The studio served as the sole visual effects provider for the third season of American Crime, which included numerous 3D set extensions and digital matte paintings. “The series takes place entirely in North Carolina, but was shot in and around... Read more, comment
TwoPoint0 Editor/Co-Founder Anthony Marinelli’s Short Film “Marital Arts” Screened at 2017 Cannes Film Festival
NEW YORK -- Two years ago, TwoPoint0 Editor/Co-Founder, Anthony Marinelli made the trip to the Cannes Short Film Corner with his award-winning film, “Acoustic Space” (“Best Original Screenplay,” Richmond International Film Festival). This year, Marinelli, who writes, directs and edits most of his films, was accepted into the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for “Marital Arts,” a short film about the art of marriage (and cinema). Leading actors, Joseph Cassese and Amanda Greer made the trip to Cannes this time to... Read more, comment
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Taps Blonde + Co For A New Campaign
Content Studio Drives Bold New Creative Approach For Brand With “Dance” Airing On National Broadcast TV
NEW YORK -- Blonde + Co, the award-winning creative agency/content production studio led by company Founder and CEO Julie Stahl, was tapped by Palmer’s Cocoa Butter to create a spot that reinforces Palmer’s heritage as the number one cocoa butter brand, as well as educate a new generation of users about the benefits of cocoa. The client came to Blonde with a brief to create a spot designed to increase Palmer’s Cocoa Butter awareness. “After collaborating with them on getting the messaging, we pitched a... Read more, comment
PHD Formed in Los Angeles as New Collective Led by VFX Industry Veterans John Hughes and Helena Packer and Film/TV/Commercials Director Kevin Donovan:
PHD is a Full Service Post Production House that Also Offers Live Action Production Services
LOS ANGELES -- PHD has been launched in Los Angeles as a new collective led by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes and Helena Packer and film/TV/commercials director Kevin Donovan. The company, a full service post production house working across the genres of VR/AR, independent films, documentaries, select TV projects including limited series, and commercials, also offers clients live action production services. PH D has offices in Los Angeles, India, Malaysia and South Africa. From a client’s basic... Read more, comment
Bullitt’s Mouse McCoy Directs “Hot Lap” for BMW and Agency KBS
Filmed Live Experience Accelerates Innovative Ideas On The Fast Track
LOS ANGELES -- In honor of the world’s fastest accelerator, BMW’s latest activation has start-up entrepreneurs pitch their game-changing ideas while hurtling around a track in “Hot Lap.” Featuring videos directed by Bullitt director Mouse McCoy, the “BMW Hot Lap Pitch” shows just where speed, precision, and smart ideas can lead: the fast track to fruition. Tapping McCoy’s unique intersection of experience in documentary, automotive and 360 projects, the “BMW Hot Lap Pitch” is a filmed live event, a brand-... Read more, comment
Seal Gets Eaten By Shark In Discovery 'Shark Week' Promo From AV Squad
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles-based creative agency AV Squad and director Peter McKeon school singer Seal on the dangers of coastal performing in a humorous new promo for the 29th Season of Discovery’s Shark Week . The spot finds the Grammy-winning singer crooning his iconic “Kiss From a Rose” hit to a crowd of adoring fans on a jetty, when he is suddenly swallowed whole by a shark from behind. The promo shows ‘it’s still a bad week to be a seal,’ in more ways than one. Discovery’s wildly popular Shark Week... Read more, comment
Full Service Creative Studio The-Artery Names Liron Ashkenazi-Eldar as Company's New Lead Design Director
Ashkenazi-Eldar is the Winner of a 2017 ADC "Silver Cube" Award from The One Club
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES -- Full service creative studio The-Artery has named Liron Ashkenazi-Eldar as the company’s new Lead Design Director. Ashkenazi-Eldar is the winner of a 2017 ADC “Silver Cube” Award from The One Club, in the category 2017 Design: Typography, for her project entitled “ Asa Wife Zine ," which was submitted via New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts. Click here to view At the tender age of 27, Ashkenazi-Eldar was also recently profiled in a story entitled “ 15 Artists Under 30 ” by the... Read more, comment
Breakthrough Entertainment Adopts WCPMedia Cloud-based File Transfer Platform
Leading Canadian studio leverages cloud-based media management platform for delivering its television library to clients internationally.
TORONTO -- Award-winning global studio Breakthrough Entertainment today announced they have transitioned to a completely cloud-based delivery system through WCPMedia Services for the delivery of their premium content to their clients; major networks and digital channels across the globe. As a distributor and production house Breakthrough boasts a catalogue of over 40 feature films and 4000 television episodes including such popular titles as the L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables trilogy, David Rocco’... Read more, comment
Artifact Studios Rebrands As Artifact Nonfiction; Announces Expansion With Five Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers
Artifact Nonfiction in Production On First Project, Harley-Davidson: Common Ground
LOS ANGELES -- After 15 years under the Artifact Studios banner, the content production company behind Marvel’s recent social sensation #GrootDanceBomb and Nissan’s award-winning “ Back in the Game ,” announced today that it has re-launched as Artifact Nonfiction , a full service studio dedicated to creating best-in-class documentary and reality style content for global brands and their audiences. In support of Artifact Nonfiction’s launch, the company has added five acclaimed documentary filmmakers to its... Read more, comment
SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Village To Host Highly Diverse Array of VR/AR Projects from Around The World
CHICAGO -- SIGGRAPH 2017 , the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will host a highly diverse array of new Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) projects from around the world during its upcoming annual conference. SIGGRAPH 2017 marks the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles. A relatively... Read more, comment
The Production Music Association To Celebrate 20th Anniversary During the 2017 Production Music Conference
This Year's Production Music Conference will be held October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel
LOS ANGELES -- The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). This year’s PMC event will take place October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. 2017 will mark the PMA’s Fourth Annual Production Music Conference. The event presents industry leaders from the production music industry joining forces for two days of panels, sessions, state of the art... Read more, comment
Manios Digital & Film To Show New Cartoni Products at Cine Gear and Matthews’ Garage Sale
Cartoni’s Lambda 25 3rd Axis and Total Dutch facilitate 360° rotation for specialty camera shots.
HOLLYWOOD -- Cartoni USA and Manios Digital & Film will demonstrate the latest additions to Cartoni’s award-winning line of camera accessories at two events this weekend in Hollywood. Lambda 25 3 rd Axis is an innovative, new accessory for Cartoni’s Lambda 25, the industry standard nodal fluid head for specialty pan and tilt shots. The new attachment allows operators to perform complete 360° rotation on a third axis, making it ideal for shooting underslung off a jib arm, dolly, crane or slider. Total... Read more, comment
ADG Film Society Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong While Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of Disney’s Animated Classic “Bambi” With A Double Bill Screening and Conversation
BAMBI and TYRUS Presented by The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre
LOS ANGELES -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque present Pamela Tom’s 2017 documentary TYRUS , a film tribute to legendary artist Tyrus Wong, and Oscar®-nominated animated classic BAMBI (1942), celebrating its 75th year, on Sunday, June 25, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). One of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century, Wong created BAMBI’s soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes. This double... Read more, comment
Kees van Oostrum to Serve Second Term as President of American Society of Cinematographers
Board Also Votes in Officers for 2017-1018
LOS ANGELES -- The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-appointed Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization, based on votes at last night’s Board of Governors meeting. The ASC Board also elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term, including: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms. “As an organization, we are focused on education, international... Read more, comment
AICP Next Awards Winners Announced
The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The Tishman Auditorium At The New School
NEW YORK -- The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium at The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels. Nick Law, Vice Chairman/Global Chief Creative Officer at R/GA, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next... Read more, comment
The One Club for Creativity Launches Young Guns 15 Program For Creative Professionals Age 30 and Under
Portfolio-based competition where judges consider a body of both professional and personal work from an individual as opposed to a single design or ad.
NEW YORK -- The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design formed from the merger of the Art Directors Club (ADC) and The One Club, has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 15 , celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns, open to both members and nonmembers of The One Club and ADC, is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that... Read more, comment
Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Presents 'Scenic Art: Painting Through Time' Honoring Legendary Scenic Artists In Film, Television, Opera And Theater
Exhibit Opens June 17- August 5
HOLLYWOOD -- The Art Directors Guild's Gallery 800 (IATSE, Local 800) presents an exclusive exhibition featuring personal artwork of Scenic Artists as well as photographs and ephemera that show the everyday working life in scenic departments in film, television, opera and theater. The exhibit opens with a hosted reception on Saturday, June 17, 2017from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and features a book signing by Karen Maness, co-author of the book The The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop . Gallery 800 is located at... Read more, comment
SHOOT Magazine Opens Summer 2017 Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest For Entries
Showcase For Film, TV, Commercials, Music Video and Web Video Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining the motion picture production and post industry
Westport, CT and HOLLYWOOD -- The Editors of SHOOT ® , the leading publication and website for entertainment and commercial motion picture production & postproduction, have opened the call for entries for the SHOOT Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest - Summer 2017 Edition. SHOOT invites amateur and professional photographers throughout the motion picture industry worldwide to enter the Contest. Entry is FREE. Entries for the 2017 Summer Contest will be accepted now thru September 9th, 2017. For a detailed overview,... Read more, comment
SMPTE Publishes Key Reports on Time Code Standard
Time Code Summit Report Presents Findings on Modern User Requirements, and MXF Time Code Study Report Facilitates More Effective Use of Time Code in MXF
White Plains, NY -- SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today published two documents, the Time Code Summit Report and the Material eXchange Format (MXF) Time Code Study Report. Both reports offer valuable insights into how the SMPTE Time Code™ standard (ST 12-1 Time and Control Code) can evolve to serve as a more useful tool in media production. "SMPTE Time Code is used extensively throughout production and postproduction... Read more, comment

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