Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Car Is Born: L.A. Auto Show on the Search for Next Great Movie Wheels

From the Batmobile to Doc Brown’s DeLorean, cars have sometimes played crucial roles alongside their human costars in American cinema. There was Dustin Hoffman’s Alfa Romeo in The Graduate, Steve McQueen’s 1968 Mustang GT in Bullitt, and Dean Jones’ Herbie … Continue reading

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HollyShorts Lineup Nothing Short of Spectacular

As the Showbiz Software-sponsored HollyShorts Film Festival kicks off its 7th annual installment tonight at the Arclight Hollywood Cinema Dome, the filmmaking world couldn’t be more gaga about short films and the promise they hold. For indie filmmakers in particular, … Continue reading

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Spotmakers in Spotlight at AICP Show 2011

The top commercial spots for the past year are honored in the 20th annual AICP Show, which had its New York debut in June. The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, presented by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, … Continue reading

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TV Ad Spend Holds Strong

Despite a faltering economy in the U.S. and abroad, so far advertising is holding strong, particularly for television commercials. While analysts have slightly revised earlier expectations for the year in ad spending, they remain upbeat on the whole, projecting between … Continue reading

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Spurlock’s “A Day in the Life” Marks Debut of Hulu Original Programming

Hulu dips its foot into the big-boy content creation space in two weeks with “A Day in the Life,” an original documentary series from filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” “Where in the World Is Osama … Continue reading

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