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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
Former Saatchi ECD Peter Moore Smith Settles Into Director’s Chair At Aero Film
Peter Moore Smith--who spent the past four years as executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York--has embarked on a directorial career, moving over to his first production company roost, Aero Film. Smith has more than 20 years’ experience in advertising. He had a 15-year tenure at...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Backyard’s Amanda Marsalis Discusses Fox Studio’s Female Director Initiative
Director Amanda Marsalis, who recently signed with Marina del Rey, Calif.-based production studio Backyard , is a young talent whose sharp eye for visuals has organically transitioned her from an award-winning photographer to a director of films, commercials and promo content. Less than two years...
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Why Did Seinfeld Drive "Cars" To Sony's Crackle Network?
What was he thinking? Jerry Seinfeld could have picked anywhere to make his hit show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." So why did the star of one of the most popular TV shows of all time make a Web series — one that features him picking up comics in classic cars and taking them out to banter...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Director Villeneuve, DP Deakins Shed Light--And Dark--On "Sicario"
"The Prince of Darkness" was the nickname of cinematographer legend Gordon Willis, but Roger Deakins, too, has shown a kingly command of shadows. Recall the sleek Shanghai skyscraper scene of "Skyfall," the desperate moonlit horse ride of "True Grit," or the early dawn dog chase of "No Country for...
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015
MPC LA’s Mark Gethin Discusses Evolving Role Of The Colorist
Mark Gethin, MPC LA’s award-winning colorist and creative director, has set the look and feel for assorted commercials as well as select films and TV series. He is a highly sought out partner for a number of leading filmmakers and cinematographers, including directors John Hillcoat of Stink, Adam...
Friday, Sep. 25, 2015
Interviewing "The Intern" Writer/Director Nancy Meyers
Nancy Meyers knows who she is and who she isn't. What she isn't is a filmmaker known for high-concept, ambitious stories or action sequences and stunts. What she is, is a producer, writer and director known for "Something's Gotta Give," ''The Holiday" and "It's Complicated" who creates well-...
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015
Cinematographer Peter Simonite Reflects On "The Perfect Guy"
The Perfect Guy made an auspicious debut, topping the weekend (9/11-13) box office with nearly $27 million. The early returns are all the more impressive considering the Sony/Screen Gems movie’s production budget of some $12 million. Directed by David M. Rosenthal and lensed by DP Peter Simonite,...
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015
Havas’ Chief Strategy Officer Tim Maleeny Shares Insights Into "The Modern Nomad"
While people are more connected than ever, they are grappling with the fear of being left behind and missing out, according to new research by global marketing and communications firm Havas Worldwide . The latest issue of Havas’ Prosumer Report, “The Modern Nomad: Connect Me If You Can,” explores...
Saturday, Sep. 12, 2015
Michael Moore Discusses "Where to Invade Next" At Toronto Film Fest
"Mike's Happy Movie" was the working title of Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next," but few would consider its examination of American ills — from runaway college tuition to mass incarceration — the stuff of bubbly, feel-good delight. Yet "Where to Invade Next," in which Moore...
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Director/Writer Brendan Gibbons Delves Into VR For Laughs
When one thinks of an immersive virtual reality experience, visceral action-adventure and breathtaking automotive-driven fare readily come to mind, particularly in the ad/marketing sector where such projects are gaining traction. By contrast, being “immersed” in comedy seems an offbeat proposition...