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|Weekly issue for 09/24/2014 ||
Chelsea Pictures Director Lauren Greenfield's #LikeAGirl for Always with Leo Burnett Takes Home a Grand CLIO + 6 Others
NEW YORK -- The CLIO awards, now in their 55th year of celebrating some of the best work in advertising, design and communications has just announced their 2014 Grand CLIO Award winners. Among the winners is the viral video phenomenon #LikeAGirl for P&G brand Always, directed by Chelsea Pictures director Lauren Greenfield in collaboration with Leo Burnett Toronto. The work wins its Grand CLIO for Public Relations (Brand Development). #LikeAGirl took home an astounding additional 6 CLIO Awards; a gold... more...
STORY’s Jeff France Explores the Lighter Side of Moving in New PODS Campaign
People seek help with life’s challenges from courteous call center employees.
CHICAGO -- Call center workers dispense advice on moving, storage and some of life’s most ticklish problems in a clever new campaign directed by STORY’s Jeff France for PODS and The Richards Group. Each of four new spots features a telephone exchange between a PODS call center rep and a potential customer. In Don’t Like, a man describes a litany of things he dreads about an upcoming move, including “housework,” “feeling rushed,” “people pestering me,” and “talking.” The friendly PODS agent responds with... more...
Phosphene Partners With Cinemax To Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" Starring Clive Owen
NEW YORK -- For the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, “The Knick,” helmed by Academy Award ® -winning and Emmy ® -winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Side Effects,” HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award ® and Emmy ® -nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men,” HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period... more...
Riptide Music Group Places Jarell Perry Song "Win" in Film Trailers and TV Spots Promoting Upcoming Lionsgate/Codeblack Films Release "Addicted"
"Win" Is also Included Within the Film--"Addicted" Opens October 10th
LOS ANGELES -- Riptide Music Group (RMG,) a "sync-flavored" global publishing administration company with services that include the worldwide synchronization of music for advertising, movie trailers, television, film and videogames, has announced multiple placements for the song "Win," from alternative R&B singer Jarell Perry, one of the artists on the Riptide roster. "Win" is being prominently featured within the trailers and TV spots for the upcoming Lionsgate/Codeblack Films release "Addicted." In... more...
Big Block Design Group And ESPN Reveal Stunning Rebrand Of ESPN’s Entire Lineup Of NFL Shows
BBDG and ESPN’s Massive Design Collaboration Spans 18 Months
Santa Monica, CA -- Big Block Design Group (BBDG) and ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports coverage, recently unveiled a stunning rebrand of ESPN’s entire lineup of NFL shows, the network’s most valuable franchise. An epic project with over 1,000 deliverables, this new package of NFL graphics, show opens and team logos, teasers and interstitials will display BBDG-created content to inform and entertain fans across all screens for ESPN’s weekly NFL shows. In a close collaboration, BBDG and ESPN’s in-house creative... more...
Stephen Arnold Music Tees Up Memorable New Themes for “Live From the Ryder Cup” On Golf Channel
The World Leaders In Sonic Branding Create Powerful, Modular Themes for Golf Channel’s First-Ever Live Coverage of Ryder Cup 2014
DALLAS -- Golf is a sport of deep tradition, but the broadcasting of this historic pastime is experiencing big changes: Golf Channel is broadcasting the Friday matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup for its first-time ever live coverage of the event. The music that sets the stage for this classic competition is evolving as well, driven by unforgettable new themes from Stephen Arnold Music . Golf Channel’s newly expanded coverage is part of a landmark agreement, which sees it serving as the exclusive cable home of... more...
Heart, Brains & Nerve Signs Kids At Play
The firm will exclusively represent the company’s Midwest broadcast commercial work.
CHICAGO -- Nathan Skillicorn’s commercial advertising representation firm, Heart, Brains & Nerve, announces the addition of Los Angeles production company Kids At Play to its roster. Kids At Play writes, edits, directs and produces broadcast commercials, as well as other content for the television, film and digital media. The production company counts Smirnoff, Pepsi, Nestlé Purina, Xbox, LG and Intel among its brand clients. It’s best known for producing comedic series with its media partners, such... more...
New DFS Campaign By aWHITELABEL/Sibling RIvalry Product Captures The Wonder Of Travel
Aligned Companies, Multidisciplinary Talents Unite To Bring The Pages Of Lush Travel Journals To Life
NEW YORK -- aWHITELABEL/Sibling Rivalry product has completed a new campaign for T Galleria by DFS campaign, which is told through the pages of a classic travel journal. Developed in collaboration with agency AR New York, the 360 campaign was directed by aWHITELABEL/SR product’s Mikon van Gastel, who creative directed the project through completion via design studio SiblingRivalry. Featuring collage-like cut-outs and ink illustrations by noted French illustrator Cassandre Montoriol, the campaign unites... more...
Slomin’s Shield Turns To humble To Create 3D Animated Character-Driven Ad Campaign
Integrated content studio expands beyond live action.
NEW YORK -- The Slomin’s Shield needed a new gloss for its ad campaign, and they knew where to find it: under the humble umbrella. One of the nation’s largest home security companies, Slomin, Inc. has tapped humble , the integrated content studio, to create two new 3D animated TV commercials. The spots, titled “Burglars” and “Factory,” represent humble’s first dialogue-heavy, character-driven, all-CGI ads. Their production heralds a new area for humble, as it expands beyond its live action roots to offer... more...
The Foundation Delivers 50th Anniversary Campaign For A Better Chance
Spots directed, produced and edited by Austin boutique highlight non-profit’s efforts to improve access to education for youth of color.
Austin, TX -- The Foundation, an Austin, Texas-based film production company and editing studio, recently partnered with A Better Chance on a special 50 th anniversary video campaign entitled “There Is No Stopping Us.” The campaign was designed as an awareness and fundraising initiative for the New York-based non-profit dedicated to developing the leadership potential of talented youth of color through better access to education. To date, A Better Chance has placed more than 14,000 students into some of the... more...
Lisa Masseur Takes Reins of One at Optimus as Executive Producer/Managing Director, and Sarah Wien Promoted to Executive Producer
Masseur and Wien to lead Optimus live-action production arm One at Optimus
CHICAGO -- One at Optimus , the live-action production arm of leading production and post house Optimus , today announced the promotions of Lisa Masseur to executive producer/managing director and Sarah Wien to executive producer. “Lisa is a natural leader, and she is incredibly respected in our community,” said Optimus President Tom Duff. “From clients and peers to crews and vendors, we hear accolades on an almost daily basis. Lisa is well positioned to nurture and grow our directorial roster, manage our... more...
EMMY Nomination For Alexis Nelson of HOAX Films
History Channel's "Ultimate Guide to the Presidents" Nominated for EMMY for Art Direction and Graphic Design
LOS ANGELES -- Alexis Nelson , Owner and Executive Producer of HOAX Films , a Los Angeles, California and Savannah, Georgia digital production studio, is nominated for an EMMY ® for Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction for “ Ultimate Guide to the Presidents ”, produced by (Executive Producers) Karga Seven Pictures for The History Channel. The Gala will be held September 30, 2014 at New York City’s Lincoln Center. “Ultimate Guide to the Presidents” is an eight-hour miniseries that follows the 43 men... more...
SIM Group Launches Operation in Northern Ontario
The SIM Group’s new source for cameras, lighting, grip, and other production and post-production gear will be located at Muskoka North Film Studios.
TORONTO -- The SIM Group, a leading Canadian supplier of technology to the film and television industry, is opening a new location in Northern Ontario. Located at the Muskoka North Film Studios in Parry Sound, Ontario, the new office will feature products and services from each of the SIM Group’s operating units: SIM Digital, a supplier of cameras and other production gear; PS Production Services, a supplier of lighting, grip, generator and specialty products; and Bling Digital, a specialist in post-... more...
2G Digital Promotes Dolly Rosell To Top Sales Post
Burbank, CA -- Continuing its rapid growth, 2G Digital has promoted Dolly Rosell to Executive Vice President of Sales. In her expanded role, Dolly will oversee national sales, manage relations with studio clients and set long term sales and marketing goals for the company, a specialist in digital supply chain solutions and the industry’s top-rated iTunes preferred digital media services provider. “Dolly is a true professional, whose experience, enthusiasm and dedication to customer service have been a... more...
Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
As A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent
LOS ANGELES -- Zac Cavaliero's short film, The Frank Job , showcasing his cinematographer's skills as a character animator, was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality. The... more...
Michael Mansouri of Radiant Images Selected as Associate Member of American Society of Cinematographers
Prestigious honor recognizes Mansouri’s technical expertise, passion and forward-thinking mindset in digital cinematography
LOS ANGELES -- Radiant Images Co-Founder Michael Mansouri has been selected by the American Society of Cinematographers as an ASC Associate Member of the prestigious organization. The ASC Board of Governors voted to extend membership to Mansouri in recognition of his technical expertise, passion and creativity in the field of digital cinematography. Mansouri, 46, of Los Angeles, is a professional cinematographer, digital imaging technician and camera operator who has earned a reputation as one of the most... more...
MTI Film Announces CORTEX Dailies Support For ProRes 4444 XQ
HOLLYWOOD -- MTI Film today announced that CORTEX Dailies has added support for decoding and encoding Apple ProRes 4444 XQ. Support is available in a new update, CORTEX v1.5.3. ProRes 4444 XQ delivers a very high data rate to preserve detail captured by the latest digital cinema cameras. ARRI recently announced support for the codec in its popular ALEXA camera. “The new ProRes codec is able to capture and preserve detail in high dynamic range imagery including log-encoded imagery from cameras like the ALEXA... more...
Market Technology To Represent Advantage Video Systems’ 4Kase in Latin America
On-set workflow system provides a fully-integrated, cost effective solution for region’s burgeoning broadcast, film and television industries.
Burbank, CA -- Advantage Video Systems has signed a reseller agreement with Market Technology to bring its mobile post-production and editing system 4Kase to Latin America. Market Technology will resell the system to broadcasters, film and television producers and others through its network of more than two dozen sales agents in countries from Mexico to Brazil. Introduced at NAB 2014, 4Kase is a fully-integrated, on-set workflow system that is small enough to fit in the trunk of a car. Based on a high-... more...
Wipster Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform For Media Teams
Wipster Creates Simple, Elegant Media Review and Approval Experience for Content Creators, Filmmakers, In-House Video Teams
Wellington, NZ -- Wipster ( www.wipster.io) today announced it has successfully completed an extensive beta program and is formally launching its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, Wipster is a beautifully designed, intuitive digital media review and approval platform designed for content creators, filmmakers, in-house corporate media teams, or anyone creating short-form video projects. Wipster helps... more...
Visual Media Expo Returns To New York City on October 22, 2014
Visual Connections New York, the annual education and networking event, is back at the Altman Building on Thursday, October 22
NEW YORK -- Visual Connections New York returns on Wednesday, October 22nd to the popular and accessible Altman Building in Chelsea, Manhattan. This annual education and networking event is for all buyers and researchers of photography, illustration and footage. The one-day program offers a unique opportunity to gain knowledge about sourcing, licensing and using imagery; discover new sources of stock media; meet the people behind the images; learn about the latest trends and pick up tips; network with... more...
Clio Awards Announces 2014 Winnners
The 55th annual competition includes 19 media types with winners representing more than 90 cities across the globe; Grand CLIOs given to ten projects
NEW YORK -- The 55 th annual CLIO Awards, an international competition showcasing the best work in advertising, design and communications, today announces its 2014 Grand CLIO Award winners. Embodying creative excellence and producing breakthrough work in the advertising industry, the honorees will be celebrated during the 55 th annual CLIO Awards ceremony on October 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Over the past week, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Hall of Fame CLIO Award winners have been announced... more...
American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding Filmmakers
John Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew Leonetti to be Feted at Annual ASC Awards
LOS ANGELES -- John Bailey, ASC; Bill Roe, ASC; Phil Méheux, BSC; and Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC will be recognized by their fellow cinematographers during the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Bailey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Roe the Career Achievement in Television Award, Méheux earns the International Award, and Leonetti will be recognized with the Presidents Award. "These four... more...
International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Recipients
LOS ANGELES -- The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The special awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 26. The 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 28, where actress Stefanie Powers will be a guest... more...
CINEC Awards Honor ARRI Amira And ARRI/Zeiss Master Anamorphics
MUNICH -- ARRI was honored with two major awards at the 2014 Cinec show in Munich on September 22. The ARRI AMIRA documentary style camera and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses both garnered Cinec statuettes. The awards were presented by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. (CTB, formerly Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology), and awarded to innovative products and developments in motion picture technology. ARRI has been awarded for its documentary-style camera AMIRA in the... more...
Michael Pearce of Yahoo and David Roofthooft of HBO Appointed to New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Advisory Board & Grand Jury
NEW YORK -- New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films™ announced the appointments of Michael Pearce, Head of Global initiatives for Yahoo Studios and David Roofthooft, Creative Director, Creative Services at HBO to the New York Festivals ® International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury. “To have Michael Pearce from Yahoo Studios and David Roofthooft from HBO joining as advisory board members, adding their production expertise and hands-on knowledge of the evolving broadcast... more...
Digital Workflow Solutions To Be Featured This Fall On All SHOOT Platforms
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