Sony Pictures Studios Launches Clean Truck Fleet

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

Studio Takes Early Action to Offer Cleaner Transport to the Entertainment Industry

Culver City, CA – Sony Pictures Studios has upgraded its fleet of diesel, generator, and camera trucks to achieve compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations years ahead of schedule, offering its customers in the entertainment industry cleaner and more efficient transportation.

The Studio has invested in new clean diesel and gasoline trucks – a replacement of over one-third of its fleet – to reduce exhaust emissions and improve fuel economy.  In addition to investing in new vehicles, the Studio has installed clean diesel filters on its fleet of generator and camera trucks that reduce local air pollutant emissions by more than 85%.

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Hula Post Production Travels the Globe to Serve “Life of Pi”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012

Supplies editorial to Ang Lee’s 3D production while shooting in India, Taiwan and Canada.                      

HOLLYWOOD— In a project that spanned nearly four years and half the globe, Hula Post Production supplied editorial systems and support for Life of Pi¸ the new 3D film from 20th Century Fox and director Ang Lee. One of the industry’s leading suppliers of editorial systems for film and television production, Hula Post Production set up and maintained editorial operations in Taiwan, India, Canada, New York and Los Angeles.

With Life of Pi, Mr. Lee (Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.  While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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Bully Pictures’ Michael Shapiro Dissects the Art of the Golf Swing for Adidas

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES—Director Michael Shapiro of Bully Pictures explores the intense focus Jason Day brings to the golf course in a new ad for Adidas and Kastner & Partners.

Not Thinking highlights the forethought that Adidas has invested in its line of golf sportswear while presenting dynamic slow motion footage of the young Australian phenom. Shapiro’s fluid camerawork  studies Day’s concentration while showcasing details of his shirt, slacks, shoes and gloves that were designed to address the rigors of heat and difficult terrain. Day is “not thinking” about the obstacles in his path, the voiceover notes, “because we already have.”

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Ang Lee to Receive MPSE’s Filmmaker Award

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

Los Angeles—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be the recipient of its 2013 Filmmaker Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Lee, whose latest film Life of Pi is currently in theaters, was selected for a body of work that has demonstrated superlative artistry and has advanced the craft of filmmaking.

“Ang Lee is a fascinating innovator,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “He continually breaks ground through the use of the latest technology both visually and sonically.  That continues with Life of Pi where his use of Dolby Atmos guides audiences into the emotional intimacy of the sound experience. The Motion Picture Sound Editors takes great pride in honoring his contributions to world cinema.”

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Comedy Director JJ Keith Joins A Common Thread

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES—British comedy director JJ Keith has signed with Los Angeles-based A Common Thread for exclusive representation for commercials in the United States. Keith, who has an Academy Award nomination as well as a slew of advertising awards to his credit, has earned high regard in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe for an inventive style of comedy that he has applied to such brands as Guinness, Subway, Coca-Cola, Land Rover, Vodafone and The BBC.

A Common Thread became interested in signing Keith through an Olympics campaign that he directed earlier this year for Shanghai agency BBH and Coca-Cola’s Ice Dew. The spot, in which pint-sized athletes attempt (but fail miserably) to compete with normal-size athletes, was short-listed at Cannes.

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Multi-Platform Content Creation Company Antenna Launches in Los Angeles

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012

New studio offers full spectrum of content creation services for commercial advertising, film and television.

Los Angeles—November 19, 2012—Antenna (http://www.antennacreates.com/), a full-service studio focused on multi-platform content creation for commercial advertising, film and television has launched in Los Angeles. The new company, which also features a satellite production facility in Europe, offers design, animation, visual effects, live action production, music composition and a broad range of digital services. It aims to provide advertising agencies, motion picture VFX producers, television studios and others with turn-key content-creation services for all media: theatrical, broadcast, online and print.

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THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD Announces Call for Entries for Moving Image Advertising Awards

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

The first creative advertising competition centered in the entertainment capitol and dedicated to moving image advertising across all platforms.

Hollywood, CA.  –THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards.  Deadline for entries is December 7, 2012.

A unique  competition both for Hollywood and the advertising industry, The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards recognizes creative excellence in all forms of moving-image advertising and in all platforms. Entrants will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in categories encompassing television, film, online, mobile, interactive and technique.

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Robert Zimmerman Joins Filmworkers Nashville as Executive Producer

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

Kenny Barrickman returns as producer; facility launches new growth effort that includes the addition of a “virtual” editing room.

NASHVILLE—Filmworkers, a leading independent provider of post-production services for advertising, film, television and music videos, has appointed Robert Zimmerman as executive producer of its facility in Nashville. Zimmerman has more than 20 years of experience as a producer of commercials, music videos and corporate media. He will oversee all aspects of Filmworkers operations in Nashville and will initially focus on expanding the facility and growing is customer base.

“Rob Zimmerman enjoys wide respect among advertising agencies and production companies in Nashville and throughout the region,” said Filmworkers president Reid Brody. “Our clients will benefit greatly from his experience and insights as a producer in planningtheir projects. We are very excited to have him as a member of our team.”

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Fredrik Callinggard Directs Worldwide Campaign for Volvo

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

Director, represented in the U.S. by Bully Pictures, also directs new campaign for Toyota.

LOS ANGELES— Fredrik Callinggard, represented in the United States by Bully Pictures, has directed a new, international campaign for Volvo re-launching its mid-sized, luxury, crossover SUV the XC90. Filmed in Norway’s spectacular fjordlands, the 60-second launch spot offers a rich and deeply affecting montage of landscape imagery and scenes of families traveling and enjoying life. Farmlands populated by ancient wood structures, quaint hamlets, gorgeous beaches and snow-swept mountains, all appearing under a cool autumn chill, float by as a young girl sweetly recites the words of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”

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A Common Thread’s Ross Ching Sends Popsicle Sticks Tumbling on a Mission for Love

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES— Popsicle sticks serve as a springboard to true love in a clever new spot directed by Ross Ching of A Common Thread.

Titled Sweeten Your Life, the spot, directed by Ching on spec, centers on a domino-like chain reaction in which hundreds of the familiar wooden sticks are sent flying in the air. A boy sets up an intricately woven maze of sticks at a beach in order to attract the attention of a young girl. The last stick in the chain tumbles in a plastic cup held by the girl. It bears a message asking her for a date.

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