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Fredrik Callinggard's Ikea Campaign Included in One Club's "Best of the Digital Decade"
LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2011 -- Dream Kitchens, a web campaign for Ikea directed by Fredrik Callinggard (represented in the United States by Bully Pictures), has been named to One Show Interactive's Best of the Digital Decade.
Broadway Video Provides Editorial & Audio Post For 'Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize'
NEW YORK, January 26, 2011 -- Broadway Video recently provided editorial and audio post-production services for PBS' 90-minute special presentation, "The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor." The comedic achievements of Tina Fey were honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC with an all-star lineup of guests and colleagues on hand.
Foundation Content And Director Nick Egan Forge Creative Alliance
LOS ANGELES, January 24, 2011 -- First on the slate in a new strategic alliance between the creative partners at Foundation Content and influential British film director Nick Egan, is a documentary about internationally renowned creativity expert and author Sir Ken Robinson, whose revolutionary ideas about education are spurring a radical reexamination of the entire educational process.
Gravity's Commercials Group Producing Visual Effects for Current and Upcoming Spots, Including Gillette, K-Mart, Plavix and Muller
NEW YORK, January 21, 2011 -- International content creation and brand communications company Gravity is actively producing visual effects and motion graphics for a number of current and upcoming spots. Bob Samuel, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Producer for Gravity's Commercials Group, made the announcement.
NuContext Creative Marks Five Year Anniversary With Recent High Profile Projects Promoting Taylor Swift And The Foo Fighters
HOLLYWOOD, January 26, 2011 -- NuContext Creative, a multi-award winning entertainment marketing agency, is currently marking its five year anniversary. The company has recently produced high profile promotional campaigns starring Taylor Swift and The Foo Fighters. Angela Guice, founder/executive producer, NuContext Creative, made the announcement.
yU+co. Concocts Stereoscopic 3D Feast With Main-On-End Title Sequence For ''Yogi Bear''
Design/Production Studio Imaginatively Blends Saul Bass and Hanna-Barbera Into True Original
HOLLYWOOD, January 21, 2011 -- Demonstrating they are smarter than the average design/production studio, yU+co. crafted a glorious stereoscopic 3D main-on-end title sequence for the new Warner Bros animated film Yogi Bear. Led by Synderela Peng, Art Director on the design and Richard Taylor, VFX Director on the production, and Producer Sarah Coatts, the team created a sequence that cleverly incorporates stylistic elements of Saul Bass with the madcap nature of Hanna-Barbera's animation to create something truly its own.
Thwak! Music Composes/Supervises New FX Series "Lights Out"
Top Music House Expands Long-Form Music Supervision Division for Film, Television with Promotion of Anthony Roman and Addition of Music Supervisor Chr
NEW YORK, January 21, 2011 -- Thwak! Music, the original music/sound design and music supervision company led by owner/founder Tony Verderosa, was responsible for all music supervision and many critical music cues for "Lights Out," the new dramatic series that debuted on FX Network in January.
The Department Of The 4th Dimension Signs Still And Motion Convergence Expert Director Stephanie Rausser
LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2011 -- Branded content studio The Department of the 4th Dimension (The D4D), today announced the hire of director Stephanie Rausser. The hire further extends The D4D's creative reach and reinforces its position on energizing brands via various mediums. Stephanie joins The D4D with an extensive background in still and video convergence with some of the largest brands in the world. Her work includes Apple, AT&T, Target, Levi Strauss, Coca-Cola and Visa. Her editorial work consists of shoots for such magazines as Conde Nast Traveler, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Health, Parents, People, Real Simple, Self, Shape and Vanity Fair.
Bully Pictures' Expands, Hires EP Astrid Downs, Opens New Production Offices
Signs ZanderFerreira as East Coast rep, Asprodites Reps for the Southeast.
LOS ANGELES, January 25, 2011 -- Bully Pictures, Los Angeles, whose production volume reached a new high last year, is expanding in anticipation of further growth. The company has hired Astrid Downs as executive producer, and signed new sales reps for the East Coast,ZanderFerreira, and the Southeast,Asprodites Reps.
Stephen Arnold Music Introduces "It's All About Early" Morning Image Campaign Audio/Video Package For Local TV
Fully Produced and Edited HD Package Provides Local Stations with Affordable, Customizable or Ready-to-Air Market-Exclusive Morning News Promos
DALLAS, January 21, 2011 -- Always innovative, Stephen Arnold Music has created "It's All About Early," a fully-produced and edited audio/video package specially designed to promote local morning news. Featuring a memorable vocal performance over an energetic guitar-and-drums driven pop backdrop, the music drives an upbeat montage of morning-themed visuals. Fully edited, the video is designed for stations to easily drop in their logo, footage of their own news talent and local landmarks to get on the air quickly with a personalized and memorable promo package.
Pro Sound Effects Releases The Foundation Sound Effects Library
16,006 Sound Effects by Game Sound Design Expert Stephan Schütze
NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 -- Pro Sound Effects, provider of next level sound effects libraries and licensing services, today released the Foundation Sound Effects Library produced by game sound design expert Stephan Schütze. Currently comprised of16,006 sound effects, The Foundation library is the result of Schütze's virtually non-stop sound effects recording odyssey through Australia, Asia and North America starting in 2005 and continuing to this day. At 22 GB, The Foundation Sound Effects Library is delivered on a USB 2.0 external hard drive, includes sound effects search software, and free sound effects updates digitally delivered every 3 months.
MusicBox Announces Distribution Deal of EPIC Catalog from Composer Russ Landau
Landau is Noted for Scoring Music for Hit Reality TV Shows Including "Survivor" and "Fear Factor"
LOS ANGELES, January 25, 2011 -- MusicBox, an original music production and music licensing company which provides over 18,000 songs and tracks from its original music catalogs, has announced a distribution deal for the EPIC catalog from composer Russ Landau. Landau is a prominent composer known for his work on such hit reality TV series as "Survivor," "Fear Factor" and "Pirate Master," among others.
Eden FX Produces 75 FX Shots for Premiere Episode of NBC TV's "The Cape"
SANTA MONICA, CA, January 20, 2011 -- Eden FX designed, produced and delivered 75 VFX shots for the January 9th premiere episode of the new NBC TV series "The Cape," it was announced by John Gross, Creative Director, Eden FX. The new series depicts the adventures of a superhero named "The Cape," who in real life -- as an honest cop framed for murder --decides to transform himself into a larger than life character based on a popular comic book.
Public Art Pixomondo Hires East Coast Rep Veteran
Jared Shapiro of MOUSTACHE Joins Public Art Pixomondo as East Coast Rep
NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 -- Public Art Pixomondo has hired East Coast Rep Jared Shapiro of Moustache for commercial representation in the advertising industry.
Mark Anderson Joins Beast Chicago As Smoke Artist
CHICAGO, January 24, 2011 -- Beast has announced the hiring of Mark Anderson as smoke artist for its Chicago facility. Mark has worked with a diverse list of clients such as Target, Best Buy, AAA, Subaru and FedEx to name a few. His credits include an extensive amount of finishing and VFX work.
Jay Silverman Productions Signs with Reps Char and Associates
HOLLYWOOD, January 21, 2011 -- Jay Silverman Productions and its founder Jay Silverman, one of the preeminent commercial directors of advertising campaigns across the television, interactive, and print media in Hollywood today, have signed for representation with Char And Associates in the territories of the West Coast and Texas. Jay Silverman and Char Noonan made the announcement.
Editor Chris Carson Joins Northern Lights
Northern Lights is pleased to announce the addition of veteran editor Chris Carson to its growing commercial roster
NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 -- Northern Lights is pleased to announce the addition of veteran editor Chris Carson to its growing commercial roster. Chris has cut well-known spots for Home Depot, Heineken, Ford and Verizon and worked with top name agencies and networks including Saatchi, GlobalHue, Grey, USA Network and MTV. He's been tapped by both Kanye West and Matchbox 20 to collaborate on recent videos. Chris really thrives on the narrative of dialogue spots where he's known for cutting in both English and Spanish.
Amber Music Diversifies With National Certification As A Women's Business Enterprise
NEW YORK, January 21, 2011 -- Amber Music, a Bicoastal commercial music production company, recently received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In order to receive this certification, Amber Music had to go through a meticulous process including and in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
Buyer Group International, Inc. Initiates Motion Picture Pre-production Funding
Buyer Group Invests in Motion Picture Funding Pre-production "Blood Will Tell" and "Treasures In Hiding"
DALLAS, January 20, 2011 -- For world wide release, Motion Pictures in pre-production "Blood Will Tell" and "Treasures In Hiding" slated theatrical release, Buyer Group International, Inc. invests with Jack Weis, and Jack Cooperman DP for principal photography to begin 2011.
2011 SHOOT New Directors Search "Call for Entries"Is Now Open
9th Annual Worldwide Search To Discover The Best Up-And-Coming Directors
HOLLYWOOD, January 26, 2011 -- SHOOT Magazine, announced today that entries are now being accepted for the SHOOT 2011 New Directors Search. This is SHOOT's ninth annual worldwide search to discover the best up-and-coming directors who, based on their initial work, show promise to soon make major positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and emerging forms. This global search is conducted by SHOOT's editorial staff with input from agency and studio creatives & heads of production, as well as production company heads and established directors. Entry forms and details can be found online at www.shootonline.com/go/search.
"Business Side" Of Digital Acquisition To Be Explored In Panel Hosted by HPA's Sales Career Resource Group
Industry experts discuss how new production models will impact post production companies.
HOLLYWOOD, January 26, 2011 -- The Hollywood Post Alliance's Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) will host a lunch time panel discussion on digital acquisition, February 2, at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, California.
Fourth Annual Virginia Indie Film Festival At The Byrd Theatre In Richmond
RICHMOND, VA, January 26, 2011 -- The Virginia Film Office and the Virginia Production Alliance are cooperatively producing the fourth annual Virginia Indie Film Festival February 26th & 27th. The Festival features independently produced documentaries, short films and features from Virginia filmmakers.
DGA Sets Host And Presenters For 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner
LOS ANGELES, January 25, 2011 -- DGA President Taylor Hackford announced that Carl Reiner will return as host for the 63rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards. This year will mark the 23rd time Reiner has hosted the DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
San Francisco FilmHouse Residents Selected for Sundance
San Francisco Film Commission Congratulates FilmHouse Residency Graduates on their selection for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
PARK CITY, UT, January 25, 2011 -- The San Francisco Film Commission is pleased to announce that two graduates of the FilmHouse Residency program, a partnership shared by the San Francisco Film Commission and San Francisco Film Society, have been selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2011. Innovative partnership results in acclaim for San Francisco. FilmHouse awards local filmmakers Residencies, granting free office space for six-month intervals. Projects at all levels of production, from writing through postproduction and marketing are awarded.
Cinesite's Quentin Miles Scores Annie Award Nomination For 'Clash of the Titans'
LONDON, January 25, 2011 -- Cinesite has announced that Quentin Miles, animation director, has been nominated for an Annie Award for his work on the Warner Bros film Clash of the Titans, in the Character Animation in a Live-Action Production category. The category is one of two new categories at this year's awards created to recognize excellence in live-action productions.
Scenios Brings Film And Television Production Into The Cloud
Company Unveils Highly-Anticipated Collaboration Platform at NATPE Conference in Miami
MIAMI (NATPE CONFERENCE), January 24, 2011 -- Scenios today unveiled the first public showcase of its next-generation online collaborative platform for film and television production at the National Association of Television Production Executives (NATPE) conference. The Scenios platform enables producers to manage film, television and commercial projects in a cloud-based environment. As an online service, Scenios works with all the major operating systems Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
Art Directors Club Announces 90th Annual Awards Jury for Advertising and ADC Hybrid Categories
NEW YORK, January 24, 2011 -- The Art Directors Club has announced the full Advertising jury of leading creatives and educators for the ADC 90th Annual Awards. The Advertising jury will judge entries for both Advertising and the ADC Hybrid category, which honors the year's most innovative, game-changing and inspiring work, and the most relevant, entertaining, engaging brand experiences and advertising solutions.
Acclaimed Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Unveils Title Sponsor for Paradigm-shifting New Film, Fully Financed By and About Product Placement POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
PARK CITY, UT, January 23, 2011 -- In the greatest coup of all time, boundary-pushing Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock announces POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice as the official title sponsor and Greatest Beverage for his feature "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," which had its world premiere Friday at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Full sponsorship suite includes JetBlue Airways, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Sheetz Convenience Stores, Merrell Shoes, Amy's Kitchen, THAYERS Natural Remedies, Seventh Generation, Ban® Deodorant, MovieTickets.com, CARRERA Sunglasses/Solstice Sunglass Boutique, The Original Mane 'n Tail and the Aruba Tourism Authority
Premiere of ANIMALS DISTRACT ME Documentary Set for Sundance Film Festival
Doublewide Media, in collaboration with Planet Green, Present a Film By Isabella Rossellini
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, January 21, 2011 -- DOUBLEWIDE MEDIA, in collaboration with PLANET GREEN, is proud to present ANIMALS DISTRACT ME, a 47-minute documentary fantasia by Isabella Rossellini. The film premieres at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will screen at different times each day beginning Saturday, January 22nd through to Thursday January 27th. More details and screening times...
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Nominations for 58th Annual Golden Reel Awards
TOLUCA LAKE, CA, January 21, 2011 -- Nominees for this year's annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards include leading proponents of the art of sound editing, music editing and sound design from around the world. The 2011 Golden Reel Award nominees in the categories Feature Films, Television and Others are as follows...
Getty Images Launches New Boutique Entertainment Agency 'Double'
Industry-leading artist representation dedicated to offering a full range of services to the entertainment sector
LONDON, January 20, 2011 -- Getty Images has announced the launch of Double, a boutique entertainment agency offering the entertainment sector a full and unique level of service for all their promotional needs from visual content for promotional purposes, to global distribution of digital promotional materials to the world's media, Double will offer customers an unprecedented level of service with unparalleled efficiency.
Calabash Animation's EP Sean Henry To Appear on Panel With Rev. Jesse Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Others To Promote New Indie Film ''On The Shoulders Of Giants''
Feature Length Documentary Looks At Legendary Basketball Team and Features Animated Sequences from Calabash
CHICAGO, January 21, 2011 -- To commemorate the premier of "On The Shoulders of Giants," a new documentary that looks the history of professional basketball through the prism of the Harlem Rens, a pioneering basketball team from the late 1930s, Calabash Animation (www.calabashanimation.com) Co-Owner/Executive Producer Sean Henry will appear on a panel following the a screening of the film at Chicago's Gene Siskel Theater on Friday, January 21st. Calabash Animation was responsible for several animated sequences in the film. Appearing alongside Henry will be Rev. Jesse Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (producer of the film CK), Stedman Graham and Chicago Bulls owner/GM Jerry Reinsdorf.