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Video of the Day: “Puppymonkeybaby” Super Bowl Spot

February 4, 2016 | By
Video of the Day: “Puppymonkeybaby” Super Bowl Spot

Mountain Dew is returning to the Super Bowl after a 16-year absence with a 30-second ad staring a dancing "Puppymonkeybaby.” The spot, via agency BBDO New York, promotes the company’s new Kickstart drink, which combines Mountain Dew soda, juice and caffeine. »

Whitehouse Post Hires Editor Chris Murphy

January 27, 2016 | By
Whitehouse Post Hires Editor Chris Murphy

Los Angeles-based Whitehouse Post has hired editor Chris Murphy. Murphy previously spent nearly a decade at Relish in his hometown of Toronto. During his time there, he cut spots for clients including Google, Bose and Habitat for Humanity and developed relationships with directors Miles Jay, Jon+Torey and Aircastle. »

Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten

January 26, 2016 | By
Zoic Adds Executive Producer Blythe Klippsten

Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Blythe Klippsten as executive producer. Klippsten has nearly 15 years experience in the VFX industry, previously working with top studios including Psyop, MassMarket, Stardust Studios and Ntropic. She began her career as a VFX producer at Zoic from 2006–2008 and now returns to work on TV series. Klippsten has... »

The Colonie Delivers Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Campaign

January 20, 2016 | By
The Colonie Delivers Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Campaign

Agency Burrell Communications recently tapped Chicago-based The Colonie to handle editorial and visual effects for a series of broadcast commercials, web spots and video vignettes to introduce Toyota’s new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. »

Alkemy X Appoints Justin Wineburgh as President and CEO

January 20, 2016 | By
Alkemy X Appoints Justin Wineburgh as President and CEO

Alkemy X announced that Justin Wineburgh has been appointed president and CEO, effective Feb. 1. »

Optimus Santa Monica Hires Editor Jacquelyn London

January 13, 2016 | By
Optimus Santa Monica Hires Editor Jacquelyn London

Optimus has hired editor Jacquelyn London to work in its Santa Monica office. London has worked with some of the best music video directors in the world, including Chris Applebaum, Sam Bayer, Anthony Mandler and Mark Pellington. In the commercial world, London has cut spots for automotive brands Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep, and has worked with other... »

43rd Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

December 1, 2015 | By

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominations for the 43rd Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in animation. The winners will be announced on Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. »

Opinion: There Is An Advertising Revolution Taking Place

November 25, 2015 | By
Opinion: There Is An Advertising Revolution Taking Place

Last year alone, $600 billion was spent on traditional advertising. But there is a new advertising approach happening right now, which is a throwback to a bygone age: Brands are shifting away from traditional TV commercials to funding and sponsoring documentaries, television programs and specials, and films.  Brands will emerge as the film and... »

DGA Will Award Lifetime Achievement Award To Joe Pytka

November 23, 2015 | By
DGA Will Award Lifetime Achievement Award To Joe Pytka

The Directors Guild of America president Paris Barclay announced that commercial director Joe Pytka will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished achievement in television direction at the 68th Annual DGA Awards on Feb. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. »

Video of the Day: “The Showdown”

November 20, 2015 | By
Video of the Day: “The Showdown”

New York-based conceptual design studio Suspect recently delivered “The Showdown,” a two-minute spot for client PictCake that marries a film noir sensibility with a ping-pong shoot-out. »

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