May 12, 2017
Spotted: The AICP Newsletter

TICKETS AND PASSES FOR AICP WEEK 2017 ARE NOW AVAILABLE


2017 AICP Week is just around the corner, be sure to secure your Tickets and Passes today...




 

2017 AICP WEEK

Tickets and Passes Now Available

June 5-7: AICP Week Base Camp
The Helen Mills Event Space & Theater
137 W. 26th St.


June 6: The AICP Next Awards
The New School
The Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Ave.



June 7: The AICP Show
The Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd st.


Click Here for Details, Schedule and other information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 AICP AWARDS CURATORIAL COMMITTEES MEET IN NEW YORK CITY



In April, the Curatorial Committees for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards met in New York City...


The 2017 AICP Show Curatorial Committee at MoMA


In April, the Curatorial Committees for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards met in New York City.  
The Curatorial Committees are comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders, working in all disciplines that contribute to creating marketing in the motion image. The Committees are part of a bifurcated judging system, which begins with a series of judging panels from across the country, with experts in various fields judging work across all categories in the Show and Next Awards. Each Curatorial Committee is the final arbiter in the disposition of their respective show, confirming eligibility and appropriateness to category.  Winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards become a part of the archives of the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art. 

On Wednesday, April 19th, The Next Awards Curatorial Committee met convened at R/GA's New York Offices.  The Committee was led by 2017 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair Nick Law, Vice Chairman/Global Creative Director of R/GA.  Participating Jury Presidents included: Jill Applebaum, Facebook; Winston Binch, Deutsch; Susan Credle, FCB Worldwide; Kerstin Emhoff, PRETTYBIRD; Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb; Chris Milk, Within & Here Be Dragons; Jaime Robinson, Joan; Vivian Rosenthal, Snaps; Jimmy Smith, Amusement Park Entertainment; and Tereasa Surratt from Ogilvy.  Also participating as Curators at Large were Jessica Greenwood of R/GA, Jeff Kling of Fallon, Tor Myhren of Apple, and Rob Reilly of McCann Worldgroup.

On Friday April 21st, and Saturday April 22nd, The AICP Show Curators convened in the Founders Room at MoMA.  Led by 2017 AICP Show Chairperson Lisa Mehling, Owner/Executive Producer of Chelsea Pictures, the Committee represented a cross-section of experts and specialists from the highest ranks of agencies, production companies, editorial/post houses, music companies, and more.  The unique mix of backgrounds and specialties led to lively discussions as the top work in each of the 23 AICP Show categories was discussed.  To view a complete list of 2017 AICP Show Curators, click here.

For photos from the three days of meetings, see below.

2017 AICP Next Awards Curatorial:

 

2017 AICP Show Curatorial:





 

AICP WEEK BASE CAMP FEATURES A SCHEDULE ABOUNDING WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS


AICP Base Camp is the central gathering place for AICP Week guests. Attendees with AICP Week passes or tickets to the AICP Next Awards or AICP Show are welcome at the Base Camp June 5th to 7th to attend a series of industry-relevant discussions, charge up devices, grab a snack or beverage, and experience the AICP Next Awards Virtual Reality Shortlist...

2017 AICP WEEK BASE CAMP

Monday, June 5th - Wednesday June 7th
 
The Helen Mills Theater
137 W. 26th St.
New York City

Tickets Now Available


AICP Base Camp is the central gathering place for AICP Week guests. Attendees with AICP Week passes or tickets to the AICP Next Awards or AICP Show are welcome at the Base Camp June 5th to 7th to attend a series of industry-relevant discussions, charge up devices, grab a snack or beverage, and experience the AICP Next Awards Virtual Reality Shortlist. Tickets and passes can also be picked up at the Base Camp.  The Base Camp Schedule is being updated daily with the addition of new panelists.  Stay tuned to aicp.com for further details and developments.


THE AICP WEEK BASE CAMP LINEUP

AICP Week Base Camp features several panel discussions on creativity and technology. Please see the schedule of events below – more panelists are being added daily, so please check back often!

The AICP Next Awards Virtual Reality Shortlist: Whenever Base Camp is open, the shortlisted work for the VR category in the AICP Next Awards will be available to experience.

(Seating at panels operates on a first-come, first-served basis.)

MONDAY, June 5th

5:00pm-7:00pm - Opening Night Cocktails
5:00pm-6:00pm - Will Call For Tickets and Passes
5:00pm-7:00pm - Experience the VR Shortlist


TUESDAY, June 6th

9:00am-5:00pm - Will Call For Tickets and Passes
9:00am - Breakfast Sponsored by Kane Kessler

Coffee (available all day) provided by The Film Office of the Hawaiian Islands
Snacks (available all day) sponsored by Killer Tracks

All Day - Expereience The AICP Next Awards Virtual Reality Shortlist

9:30am - AICP Next Awards Curators (Base Camp Theater)

After almost 200 of the industry’s best and brightest poured through the work submitted by entrants, the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Curators at large discussed and debated the reults to come upon the winners of this year’s Next Awards which will be unveiled at that evening. A sneak peak into the decision-making process behind what went into this year’s Next Awards, and some true revalation about the state of the industry.
Panelists:
Moderator - Nick Law, Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA (2017 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair)
Winston Binch, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America
Susan Credle, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Global
Vivian Rosenthal, CEO, Snaps

10:30am - AICP Next Awards Integrated Campaign Winners (Base Camp Theater)
The creative minds behind this year’s winning campaigns will examine the current landscape and future of integrated campaigns as well as provide a look inside their winning work in advance of their presentations at that evening’s AICP Next Awards.
Nick Law will moderate a discussion among the winners, which are:

Boost Mobile“Boost Your Voice” | 180 LA | The Corner Shop
Kraft – “Blind Taste Test” | CP+B | Hungry Man

11:45am – Screening of the AICP Next Awards Shortlist (Base Camp Theater)

1:00pm – AICP Base Camp Lunch & Learn: "Stock Saves the Day" presented by Dissolve (Base Camp Theater)
If you’re in a hurry to produce polished-looking commercials or branded content, stock footage can be your best friend. In this panel, agency creative executives and art buyers join Jon Parker, brand director of Dissolve, to discuss how to create compelling, effective video and digital content when time and budgets are tight. Stock agency Dissolve has created viral gold from its stock footage — with millions of views, five Vimeo Staff Picks, and widespread press coverage from the likes of Ad Age, Adweek, and Fast Company.
 

2:00pm – Screening of the AICP Next Awards Shortlist (Base Camp Theater)

3:00pm – The Many Faces of VR (Base Camp Theater)
VR is starting to hit its stride with brands.  An insightful discussion from people and companies that have done some of the groundbreaking work that has been shortlisted in the VR category of this year’s AICP Next Awards.
Panelists:
Moderator - Eleftheria Parpis, Deputy Editor, Campaign US
Christine Cattano, Executive Producer & Global Head of VR, Framestore
Tim Dillon, Head of VR & Immersive Content, MPC
Madelaine GuppyDirector of Partnerships & Development, Here Be Dragons
Tom Westerlin, Creative Director, Nice Shoes
Mike Woods, Director of Immersive Content, m ss ng p eces

4:00pm – The Technology of Experience (Base Camp Theater)
Experiential content is a key component of many marketers’ playbooks. Experts in marrying technology with creativity will discuss making a stellar user experience.
Panelists:
Moderator - Brian Bowman, Creative Director, Trollbäck
Claude Dareau, Lead Developer, Framestore
Frank McCann, Founder, McCann Systems
Evan Schechtman, Senior Vice President, Madison Square Garden Ventures

7:00pm–11:00pm – The AICP Next Awards at the New School Tishman Auditorium (AICP Next Awards Ticket or AICP Week Pass required for entry.)


WEDNESDAY, June 7th

9:00am-5:00pm – Will Call For Tickets and Passes  
9:00am – Breakfast Sponsored by Kane Kessler
Coffee (available all day) provided by The Film Office of the Hawaiian Islands

Snacks (available all day) sponsored by Killer Tracks

All Day - Expereience The AICP Next Awards Virtual Reality Shortlist

9:30am – AICP Show Curators Panel (Base Camp Theater)
The AICP Show Curatorial Process is unequaled in assembling a cross section of the best and brightest talent in the industry.  Shaping the AICP Show from the Shortlisted results of over 400 judges, the Curators have a dawnting task and the final say.
Hear about the challeges of getting it right, and what the industry can learn from the past years stand out work from those who have this unique vantage point.
Panelists:  
Moderator – Lisa Mehling, Owner/Executive Producer, Chelsea Pictures (2017 AICP Show Chairperson)
Corinna Falusi, Partner/Chief Creative Officer, Mother
Cliff Skeete, Chief Creative Officer, mcgarrybowen

10:30am – Experiential Creativity (Base Camp Theater)
Experience is everything when it comes to consumer engagement, and the environments of where brands  engaging   them are being stretched every day.  An insightful discussion among people helping brands reach new heights about the previous evening’s winners in the two AICP Next Awards Experiential categories.
Panelists:
Moderator - Tereasa Surratt
Global GCD/Executive Director of Experiential, Ogilvy
Gerry GrafFounder/Chief Creative Officer, Barton F. Graf



11:45am – Marketing For Change (Base Camp Theater)
Marketing can’t rest on merely selling. Brands  must stand for something and have a place in the social  fabric.  Hear a frank discussion from some of the leaders that partner with brands to find and amplify that voice.
Panelists:
Bill Oberlander, Founder/Executive Creative Director, Oberland
Tiffany Rolfe, Partner/Chief Content Officer, Co:Collective
Jakob Trollbäck, Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Trollbäck  

1:00pm – AICP Base Camp Lunch & Learn: "Reinventing Yourself: Staying Relevant in an Evolving Landscape" with Wiredrive + MediaSilo (Base Camp Theater)
It’s no secret that commercial production is facing a growing array of new competitive challenges from all over the advertising ecosystem as a result of a rapid change in advertising formats. Back in the “good old days”, commercials were shot by production companies, worked on for many weeks with proper budgets and aired on television. Today, branded content can be shot on an iPhone by a “trending” 18-year-old and fed immediately for next to nothing to her millions of fans on YouTube. Now more than ever, the ability to reinvent yourself is a requirement, not a luxury. The new rules have not yet been written, but many companies are actively reinventing themselves and setting the new foundation. In the spirit of this reinvention, we asked 3 creative risk-takers to come and share their experiences with us followed by a Q&A for those attending.
Panelists:
Moderator - Bill Sewell, Co-Founder/Partner, WireDrive + MediaSilo
Kira Carstensen, Executive Producer/Partner, Merman
Peter Corbett, President & Founder, Click3X
Tom Goodwin, EVP of Innovation, Zenith Media

2:00pm – Screening of the 2017 AICP Show Shortlist (Base Camp Theater)

7:00pm-12:00am - The AICP Show at The Museum of Modern Art (ticket or pass required for entr

WELCOME TO THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE/BROWARD OFFICE OF FILM, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & CREATIVE CULTURE

We are pleased to provide professional assistance to production companies that are interested in, or have chosen, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County for a project...

We are pleased to provide professional assistance to production companies that are interested in, or have chosen, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County for a project.

Our services include:

  • Dedicated incentives for qualified commercial projects
  • One stop permitting process -  no fee for Broward film permits.
  • Production-friendly accommodations
  • Site tours and location suggestions – Broward is renowned for its various diverse locations



  • Production offices and sound stages. Greater Fort Lauderdale was voted Best Studio and Warehouse Space in South Florida.
  • Crew and production service referrals
  • We provide a Preferred Production Pass (P3) for your executives and crew, with access to special values and offers from more than 50 local vendors, during your stay.

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THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORK FOR THE YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD EXTENDED TO MONDAY MAY 22ND

Now in its 20th year, the YDA – founded by The Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFP-E) and Shots – honors directors who are just entering the advertising arena...

Now in its 20th year, the YDA – founded by The Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFP-E) and Shots – honors directors who are just entering the advertising arena.  AICP has always supported the life blood of the industry: emerging directorial talent.  AICP teamed up with YDA to signal the importance to the entire industry that a strong pipeline for global, diverse talent is necessary, especially as the industry continues to evolve.

The YDA Call For Entries is now open, and has been extended through May 22nd. The Showcase will premiere on June 22th in Cannes.  Those directors entering YDA must submit one of their first spec, real spots, or short films in the appropriate category (i.e. animation, broadcast, etc.).  Please see the YDA site for more details on eligibility and best of luck to all entrants.

AICP MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO A SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE FEATURING NEW GRADUATES OF ANIMATION, FILM & VFX

School of Visual Arts invites you to attend its 2017 SVA Premieres Showcase on Thursday, June 1st at The Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA...


On Thursday, June 1st, School of Visual Arts will be holding its 2017 SVA Premieres Showcase in Hollywood.  The Showcase features new graduates in the fields of animation, film & VFX.  The event will be held at the Linwood Dunn Theater at The Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood CA.

SVA animators, artists and filmmakers will be on hand to greet guests and discuss their work, and virtual reality experiences will be available in the lobby area.  The event will feature specially selected work by new graduates from the following academic departments: BFA Animation & BFA Film; BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects; BFA Photography and Video; MFA Computer Art; MFA Photography, Video and Related Media; MFA Social Documentary Film; MPS Directing; and MPS Fashion Photography.

The event begins at 6:30pm with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, with the Best of 2017 Screening beginning at 8pm.

If you are interested in attending, seeing the work of, and meeting these talented young filmmakers, please register at: http://svapremieres2017.eventbrite.com/.



 




AICP MEMBERS RECEIVE A 50% DISCOUNT ON REGISTRATION FOR THE FILM IN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE

The Film in California Conference will be held on Saturday May 20th, 2017, at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA...


The Film in California Conference will be held on Saturday May 20th, 2017, at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.  The organizers of the conference have generously offered a 50% discount on registration for AICP Members.  To take advantage of this offer, simply click the banner above or click here.

FRAMESTORE OPENS CHICAGO OFFICE

Oscar-winning Framestore opened its third US location, and fifth globally, in Chicago’s West Loop on May 1st...

Oscar-winning Framestore opened its third US location, and fifth globally, in Chicago’s West Loop on May 1st. The office is run by current Framestore employees David Mellor, as Creative Director, and Raven Sia, as Head of Production. Newly appointed Krystina Wilson is Executive Producer, joining from The Mill in Chicago.

Framestore’s Chicago office signals an expansive growth period for Framestore’s Integrated Advertising division, which in 2016 had its most successful year to date. Accolades include being named both the Clio and LIA Production Company of the Year, and Ciclope’s Visual Effects Company of the Year, along with over 70 awards for the groundbreaking group VR experience ‘Field Trip to Mars’, including 19 Cannes Lions.

Diane Jackson, Chief Production Officer of DDB Chicago, says on Framestore, 'Like many in the production community here in Chicago, I’m delighted to see world class talent and a major player, such as Framestore investing in our market. DDB is thriving and the demands for us to deliver original, effective, innovative production solutions is why companies, such as Framestore, are critical to our ongoing success.'

Led by Mellor, Sia and Wilson, Framestore’s Chicago office will work with new and existing clients across brands, ad agencies and production companies. The office is actively hiring a wide range of staff roles, from production and artists through to office support. Services offered will encompass the range of Framestore’s offerings including post-production, live-action, VR, digital installations and CG character development.

'A lot of our partners come to us for real technological solutions,' says Jon Collins, President of Integrated Advertising. 'We’re known to deliver the right mix of creativity and craft. Since Chicago has always had its own distinct slant on creativity and production, we’re excited to see what we can brew up together.'

Framestore was welcomed to the Chicago community by this vibrant collection of locals:

 

 

NEW LABOR AGREEMENTS REACHED WITH IATSE LOCAL 829 AND LOCAL 52

The AICP negotiates contracts with various unions and guilds that represent crew working on commercials and other filmed advertising...

The AICP negotiates contracts with various unions and guilds that represent crew working on commercials and other filmed advertising.  We negotiate on behalf of the AICP members who wish to sign labor contracts with unions. 

As part of that mission, we are pleased to announce that the AICP recently announced new agreements with the United Scenic Artists (IATSE Local 829) and IATSE Local 52 Motion Picture Studio Mechanics.

To read more about the new Local 829 Agreement, please click here.

To read more about the new Local 52 Agreement, please click here.

As always, if you have employment issues questions, contact the AICP's Vice President, Labor Relations, Jane Nuñez at janen@aicp.com.

 

LAFD HAS UPDATED ITS HOSPITAL AND INSTITUTION FORM

The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects...

The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects.  In addition, the LAFD Film Unit has updated the forms and the manner in which communications for requests are to be received which is now by EMAIL ONLY.

To read more about the updates and for links to the specific forms, please visit the Film L.A. Website by clicking here.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

The AICP welcomes the following companies to our growing General, Associate and AMP Memberships...

The AICP welcomes the following companies to our growing General, Associate and AMP Memberships. Please click on the links below for more info about them.

GENERAL

Original Six Media, Chicago, IL - www.originalsixmedia.com

RANKINGILMusa, La Cañada, CA - rankinfilms-usa.com

Sunset Edit Inc., Los Angeles - www.sunsetedit.com

ASSOCIATE

GearUSA, Los Angeles - www.gearusa.net

Lori Lins Ltd., Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL - www.lorilins.com

Motion Picture Compliance Solutions, Inc., Sylmar, CA - www.mpcompliance.com

Revolution Entertainment Services, Burbank, CA - www.revolutiones.com

SIM Group, Los Angeles - www.simgroup.com

Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, GA - www.tylerperrystudios.com

AMP

ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., New York City - www.abkco.com

Ghostly International, Ann Arbor, MI, Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles - www.ghostlysongs.com

Killer Tracks, Santa Monica, CA - www.killertracks.com