AICP National Board elects new officers

The AICP National Board of Directors elected a new leadership slate at its 2021 year-end meeting. Lisa Mehling, Owner/President of CHELSEA, was elected Chairperson and Tabitha Mason-Elliott, Partner/Head of Production, at BARK BARK was elected Vice-Chairperson. Additionally, Robert Fernandez, CEO of Moxie Pictures, was re-elected Treasurer. Mehling previously held the post of Vice-Chairperson, and is … Continue reading “AICP National Board elects new officers”

AICP Equity & Inclusion issues first annual report

AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee has released its inaugural annual report, highlighting a year of achievements and initiatives aimed at facilitating industry-wide change when it comes to employment opportunities for underrepresented people. Launched in 2020 by AICP’s National Board of Directors, the Committee’s mission is to implement strong, diverse programs and initiatives that will generate … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion issues first annual report”

AICP’s Camp Kuleshov contest returns, sets lineup of source films

Camp Kuleshov, AICP’s annual trailer competition for all assistants in postproduction, has returned for 2021 with a new slate of films for assistants to reimagine as they show off their creative and craft skills across the categories of Editorial, Graphics and Sound Design.  Named after Lev Kuleshov, the Russian film theorist whose writings on the … Continue reading “AICP’s Camp Kuleshov contest returns, sets lineup of source films”

AICP: Beats by Dre’s “You Love Me” wins Best in Show

Winners of the 2021 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented last night at a virtual presentation. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented virtually on July 28, and the AICP Post Awards, presented virtually on July 27, they comprise the AICP Awards’ suite of juried competitions.   “You … Continue reading “AICP: Beats by Dre’s “You Love Me” wins Best in Show”

AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB

The 2021 AICP Next Awards debuted last night, recognizing creative excellence in new and emerging media. Appropriately, a cutting-edge campaign that put virtual fans in the seats for NBA games, creating a global sensation while driving sales for its sponsor, was proclaimed as the Most Next winner. Chosen from all the winners in the Next … Continue reading “AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB”

AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show

Ben Kwok, Visual Effects Supervisor at Blacksmith, won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards premiere, held virtually this week. Kwok won for his masterful compositing and Flame work on “The Journey” for Zillow, in which a young girl is accompanied on frightening and fanciful travels to her new home by a pair … Continue reading “AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show”

AICP releases Best Practices for BIPOC productions

AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee has released a set of Best Practices for Engagement aimed at helping ad agencies and brands address barriers in how they bid and award production and post production assignments. Assembled by an E&I subcommittee headed by Sophie Gold, Founder and Executive Producer of ELEANOR, the Best Practices were derived  in consultation … Continue reading “AICP releases Best Practices for BIPOC productions”

AICP names Curatorial Committees for 2021 show

AICP has announced its lineups for the Curatorial Committees for the 2021 AICP Show and the 2021 AICP Post Awards as well as the lineup of Jury Presidents and Curators for the AICP Next Awards. Comprised of industry experts from all aspects and disciplines involved in creating brand content in the moving image, these three … Continue reading “AICP names Curatorial Committees for 2021 show”

AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee

Our friends at AICP have announced the lineup for the 2021 AICP Awards Committee, the far-reaching group of industry veterans and experts tasked with promoting and marketing the 2021 AICP Awards, which comprises the AICP Show, the AICP Post Awards and the AICP Next Awards. In addition to releasing the Awards Committee roster, Ali Brown … Continue reading “AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee”

AICP launches Mentoring Program for BIPOC

The AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, an integral part of the association’s commitment to facilitate real and sustainable long-term equity shifts within the industry, has unveiled plans for its new AICP Mentoring Program, which launches this month and is now accepting applications for prospective mentees.  Aimed at everyone from those just launching their careers to … Continue reading “AICP launches Mentoring Program for BIPOC”

AICP to give out awards for just being you

It’s as if Oprah Winfrey were hosting the AICP Next Awards. “You deserve an award.” You deserve an award, too!” You over, you get an award!” Why the award craziness? Blame 2020. You know the year that shall not be mentioned? Amidst the challenges of the year of the pandemic, getting any creative work made … Continue reading “AICP to give out awards for just being you”

New AICP Awards unveils ‘Craft That Endures’ films

How do you mark an epic anniversary that celebrates a combined 65 years of achievement in advertising in the moving image, while simultaneously challenging the industry to share in the warm spotlight of achievement? If you’re AICP, you do what comes naturally: you create content. In this case, the content in question are spirited, inspired … Continue reading “New AICP Awards unveils ‘Craft That Endures’ films”

AICP launches the Double The Line Initiative

Through its Equity and Inclusion Committee,  AICP is launching the Double the Line (DTL) initiative, which gives production and post production companies, agencies, and clients the ability to create  opportunities for people of color in the advertising industry. DTL is the brainchild of Ali Brown of PRETTYBIRD, who’s a member of the E&I Committee, which … Continue reading “AICP launches the Double The Line Initiative”

AICP announces new remote work/life balance guidelines

We’re not sure if our friends at the AICP will address the newest remote working from home issue, now known as the Jeffrey Toobin incident, but in their defense it did happen after they released their new guidelines. As remote working has increasingly encroached on the concept of the ‘work/life balance,’ the AICP Post Council … Continue reading “AICP announces new remote work/life balance guidelines”

AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda

AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, launched as part of the association’s Commitment to Drive Change initiative, has announced its roster of members and established its working agenda as it moves to help the industry cast a wider net for talent, create opportunities for mentorship and advancement for people of color and establish hiring practices that … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda”

AICP announces updates to COVID-19 guidelines

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced today that the trade association’s COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations for production and post production have been updated for a fifth time (marked as Version 6) since their initial launch in late April. The latest version may be found by clicking here and are also available as a downloadable PDF. … Continue reading “AICP announces updates to COVID-19 guidelines”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, and … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with the … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

2020 AICP Next Awards Winners announced

The 2020 AICP Next Awards debuted tonight during a special virtual premiere held online in the wake of social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the first of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which will also include premieres of the AICP Post Awards on June 17th and the … Continue reading “2020 AICP Next Awards Winners announced”