Now celebrating its 53rd anniversary, the New York Film Festival has firmly established its legacy as the city’s premiere showcase for the best new cinema from around the world. All the excitement for the renowned event’s 53rd edition kicked off at Lincoln Center on 25 Sept., and the festivities will run on through 11 October.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to Read more
Tommy writes: “It is always quite an education to photograph the desert, a place where you quickly gain a huge respect for both wildlife and nature itself. All around Scottsdale, the Saguaro seem like sentries guarding the desertscape. Some may have been there for more than a century. Read more
Proudly marking its 12th year in New York, Advertising Week is a hybrid of inspiring thought-leadership and highly entertaining special events featuring the industry’s best and brightest. With the world’s greatest city as its backdrop, Advertising Week draws from the brand, agency, technology, startup, media and broader cultural communities, advancing key conversations designed to drive the ad business forward and influence industry globally.
For 2015, Advertising Week will once again shine the spotlight on critical business drivers shaping and influencing these combined industries worldwide. In the words of its organizers, “Measured by breadth, scope and impact, Advertising Week transcends standard industry conferences and moves the needle on essential industry challenges like talent and diversity.”
Back in 1997, a very ambitious dream came to life at the hands of Joy Glidden and Tyson Daugherty, who were residents of the DUMBO or Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass area of Brooklyn. Thanks to their dedication, the first D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival kicked-off, using the neighborhood’s unique urban landscape and its gifted occupants to vibrantly showcase new art and ideas. Since then, the highly successful event has been presented every year in late September, thanks to Glidden and Daugherty’s stewardship via the DUMBO Arts Center through 2009, and thanks to Two Trees Management Company since then.
While the DUMBO Arts Festival grew to welcome more than 200,000 visitors each year for its eclectic and popular mix of film screenings, live music, fashion shows, performances, open studios and arts-centered activities for all agees, from all appearances, its time has now passed. The event’s official website http://dumboartsfestival.com refers to the festival’s closure after 2014. Read more
Generally speaking, on the best days, my job breaks down to a careful balance of art and craft. I’m hoping that this art/craft angle will be an interesting way to talk about some others I admire, and what we’re achieving together. Due to the uncommon success of our joint efforts, I’m choosing Kathryn Hempel and all her colleagues at Cutters Studios as the perfect subjects to explore a new variation on the classic case study, which I’m calling a “Best-Case Scenario.”
With love to director Brad Tucker for putting us all in contact, a lot went into making Cutters Studios a solid fit for me when we joined forces last year. The very first “Cutters” commercial editorial facility had opened in Chicago 34 years earlier, but by January 2014, the parent Cutters Studios group was also operating studios in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City and Tokyo… spanning all aspects of commercial production, post-production and creative development. Relatively soon after partnering up, I learned about the Always #likeagirl campaign that Kathryn was editing for Leo Burnett and Chelsea Pictures director Lauren Greenfield, and I had a chance to counsel everyone on all the ways we might use PR to promote the work and everyone behind it.
By then, I already had a very good sense of what sets Cutters apart: Read more
This week, the ninth annual ADCOLOR(R) Industry Conference and Awards will rock Chelsea Piers, uniting leaders and change-makers from the advertising, marketing, media and communications industries to rise up and reach back in countless exciting and vitally important ways. A 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, ADCOLOR champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. The schedule is filled with festive and formal social engagements advancing ADCOLOR’s vibrant FUTURES program, with gala conference events running through Saturday. As highlighted below, many of those are awards-focused, set to honor dozens of amazing people. To learn more and register to attend, visit http://adcolor.org.
Here are just some of the 2015 ADCOLOR Award honorees and nominees. Read more
Tommy writes: “Early morning soft light and a warm breeze off the ocean provided a ballet of reeds dancing in front of me. As I looked through the viewfinder, I felt compelled to sway with the performers — and with a slow shutter-speed, tell a story and establish an emotional atmosphere. Are you there yet?”
We hope you enjoy this September image selection from brothers Tommy, Bill and Tony Ewasko and their united businesses, Ewasko Studio and Aloma Printing. Please contact Tommy(at)ewasko.com to request your copy of their spectacular wall calendar.
Click the image above to download a high-res September 2015 calendar for your desktop.
When directors Darren Craig, Jonathan Craven and Jeff Nicholas from integrated creative + production company The Uprising Creative got together with Rihanna earlier this year to discuss a music video for the artist’s new “American Oxygen” single, everyone came away with some very inspired ideas. “We wanted to showcase both the positive and the negative,” the directors explained when the video was finally released widely in mid-April. “The struggles within the country and the ones those outside the country face in coming here; the dark side of the positive and the light side of the negative.”
Well before then, the powerful images of Rihanna performing in front of a giant American flag received international attention when they were used by the NCAA as a central part of the organization’s high-profile on-air campaign promoting March Madness all across the country. The video was officially released exclusively on Tidal in early April, where it ran for a full week before hitting Vevo and YouTube.
With well over 100 million views between Vevo and YouTube alone, the project has obviously drawn in a massive audience. This weekend, it’s up for a coveted MTV Video Music Award, in the Video With a Social Message category. Read more
Author and television producer Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar and Shamus Award nominee who has written and produced scores of highly successful TV series, as well as being the author of more than 40 novels and nonfiction books. An international TV consultant, Lee has advised networks and studios across North America, Europe and Asia on the creation, writing, and production of episodic series. While some references list him as an ex-Navy SEAL, freelance sexual surrogate and a professional impersonator of Pierce Brosnan, because I worked closely with Lee and his frequent writing partner William Rabkin during the production of “seaQuest 2032” at Universal Studios Florida back in 1996, I suspect those are just rumors (grin). My experience with him? He is a great guy… and that goes for Mr. Rabkin, too.
After seeing the video embedded here where Lee appears on-camera discussing the publishing success he’s achieving with Amazon KDP, I know it will be of major interest to established and aspiring authors. Here’s the introduction courtesy of Amazon: “Even with the success of Monk and Diagnosis: Murder, it wasn’t until author Lee Goldberg revived his backlist that he saw the potential in indie publishing.” Read more
If you are a college student who’s 18 or older and a legal U.S. resident, Dr Pepper is offering you a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition… all for submitting for its 2015 Tuition Giveaway contest. As you can see by visiting the STORIES tab on the official website, chances to win begin with applicants submitting their personal stories – and then generating votes. From the FAQ, “The five contestants with the most votes every month win $1,000 in tuition. And the five contestants with the most votes at the end of the season win $5,000 in tuition.”
From those submissions, Dr Pepper will select the finalists who will compete to win the $100,000 Grand Prize at one of four college football championship games this coming December. Read more