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  • What’s Behind Microsoft Shift? Marketing ‘Chaos’
    Monday May 09th 2011

    There’s an oft-reliable rule of thumb in adland that dictates watching for a change in ad-agency relationships three to six months after a company has installed a new chief marketing officer. But when Microsoft yanked the Bing and Office accounts from JWT barely three weeks into new Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela’s tenure — and while longtime CMO Mich Mathews is transitioning her way out — the speed of the shift prompted questions about what was behind the move, coming at critical time for the tech giant’s consumer-marketing initiatives.

  • Hot Docs, Blue Ice Film launch $1-million fund for African filmmakers
    Thursday May 05th 2011

    Canada’s premier documentary festival is partnering with a Toronto-based film company to launch a $1-million fund for African movie-makers. The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Film Documentary Fund will support independent documentary filmmakers based in developing African countries. The fund was announced at the film festival’s pitch forum. Officials say disbursements will be made over the next five years to projects in various stages of production. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000.

  • THE BRIEF: Freelance innovations, surviving the crisis and how long is enough?
    Wednesday May 04th 2011

    In case you’ve been living through your avatar from The Seriously-Violent-but-Happy Galaxy, these no-end-in-sight tough economic times make finding freelance work a full-time job unto itself. Even those freelancers with established client relationships know their clients are a text message away from a cheaper deal. Like a new logo design from New Delhi for $25.00. The competition is fierce because anyone can compete. Work can be negotiated anywhere in real time. And what’s unacceptable remuneration for someone who has worked for over 7+ years or so in Canada may be this month’s rent in Katmandu.

  • ‘Hurt Locker’ director Bigelow, writer Boal plan film on hunt for bin Laden
    Tuesday May 03rd 2011

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The filmmakers behind the war-on-terror drama “The Hurt Locker” are moving forward with an action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have had the bin Laden project in the works, and now that the al-Qaeda leader has[…]

  • The Sound of Exploration: the challenge of documentary sound – Part 2
    Tuesday May 03rd 2011

    A continuation of our interview with Mark Terry, Director, Writer and Producer of The Polar Explorer, and his post production sound team Pino Halili, owner and manager of Post City Sound, and Allen Ormerod, co-owner and main re-recording engineer. 

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Archives for: May 20115
  • What’s Behind Microsoft Shift? Marketing ‘Chaos’
    Monday May 09th 2011

    There’s an oft-reliable rule of thumb in adland that dictates watching for a change in ad-agency relationships three to six months after a company has installed a new chief marketing officer. But when Microsoft yanked the Bing and Office accounts from JWT barely three weeks into new Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela’s tenure — and while longtime CMO Mich Mathews is transitioning her way out — the speed of the shift prompted questions about what was behind the move, coming at critical time for the tech giant’s consumer-marketing initiatives.

  • Hot Docs, Blue Ice Film launch $1-million fund for African filmmakers
    Thursday May 05th 2011

    Canada’s premier documentary festival is partnering with a Toronto-based film company to launch a $1-million fund for African movie-makers. The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Film Documentary Fund will support independent documentary filmmakers based in developing African countries. The fund was announced at the film festival’s pitch forum. Officials say disbursements will be made over the next five years to projects in various stages of production. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000.

  • THE BRIEF: Freelance innovations, surviving the crisis and how long is enough?
    Wednesday May 04th 2011

    In case you’ve been living through your avatar from The Seriously-Violent-but-Happy Galaxy, these no-end-in-sight tough economic times make finding freelance work a full-time job unto itself. Even those freelancers with established client relationships know their clients are a text message away from a cheaper deal. Like a new logo design from New Delhi for $25.00. The competition is fierce because anyone can compete. Work can be negotiated anywhere in real time. And what’s unacceptable remuneration for someone who has worked for over 7+ years or so in Canada may be this month’s rent in Katmandu.

  • ‘Hurt Locker’ director Bigelow, writer Boal plan film on hunt for bin Laden
    Tuesday May 03rd 2011

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The filmmakers behind the war-on-terror drama “The Hurt Locker” are moving forward with an action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have had the bin Laden project in the works, and now that the al-Qaeda leader has[…]

  • The Sound of Exploration: the challenge of documentary sound – Part 2
    Tuesday May 03rd 2011

    A continuation of our interview with Mark Terry, Director, Writer and Producer of The Polar Explorer, and his post production sound team Pino Halili, owner and manager of Post City Sound, and Allen Ormerod, co-owner and main re-recording engineer. 

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ARCHIVES

Archives for: May 20115
  • What’s Behind Microsoft Shift? Marketing ‘Chaos’
    Monday May 09th 2011

    There’s an oft-reliable rule of thumb in adland that dictates watching for a change in ad-agency relationships three to six months after a company has installed a new chief marketing officer. But when Microsoft yanked the Bing and Office accounts from JWT barely three weeks into new Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela’s tenure — and while longtime CMO Mich Mathews is transitioning her way out — the speed of the shift prompted questions about what was behind the move, coming at critical time for the tech giant’s consumer-marketing initiatives.

  • Hot Docs, Blue Ice Film launch $1-million fund for African filmmakers
    Thursday May 05th 2011

    Canada’s premier documentary festival is partnering with a Toronto-based film company to launch a $1-million fund for African movie-makers. The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Film Documentary Fund will support independent documentary filmmakers based in developing African countries. The fund was announced at the film festival’s pitch forum. Officials say disbursements will be made over the next five years to projects in various stages of production. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000.

  • THE BRIEF: Freelance innovations, surviving the crisis and how long is enough?
    Wednesday May 04th 2011

    In case you’ve been living through your avatar from The Seriously-Violent-but-Happy Galaxy, these no-end-in-sight tough economic times make finding freelance work a full-time job unto itself. Even those freelancers with established client relationships know their clients are a text message away from a cheaper deal. Like a new logo design from New Delhi for $25.00. The competition is fierce because anyone can compete. Work can be negotiated anywhere in real time. And what’s unacceptable remuneration for someone who has worked for over 7+ years or so in Canada may be this month’s rent in Katmandu.

  • ‘Hurt Locker’ director Bigelow, writer Boal plan film on hunt for bin Laden
    Tuesday May 03rd 2011

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The filmmakers behind the war-on-terror drama “The Hurt Locker” are moving forward with an action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have had the bin Laden project in the works, and now that the al-Qaeda leader has[…]

  • The Sound of Exploration: the challenge of documentary sound – Part 2
    Tuesday May 03rd 2011

    A continuation of our interview with Mark Terry, Director, Writer and Producer of The Polar Explorer, and his post production sound team Pino Halili, owner and manager of Post City Sound, and Allen Ormerod, co-owner and main re-recording engineer. 

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