eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads

Apparently the director of two new Cadillac spots, Minted Content’s David Leitch, started out as a stunt performer. In fact, he was actually Brad Pitt’s stunt double five times. Besides being a good-looking guy, Leitch clearly knows stunts and it shows in this action-packed, heart-racing Reel Ad of the Week from Leo Burnett, Detroit. Both … Continue reading “eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads”

Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel

The last five years have brought special effects studio JAMM some truly exceptional work. From working on the promo for Atlanta season two, to collaborating with Sony Tri-Star on their new intro, to creating a VR experience for Marvel’s  Iron Man.  The showreel highlights the best from their first five and demonstrates the far-ranging skills of their stellar team, headed by … Continue reading “Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel”

Beloved character actor Danny Aiello dies at 86

This is very sad news. Oscar-nominated character actor Danny Aiello, who made his mark in numerous hit movies such as Moonstruck and Do the Right Thing, died Thursday night. He was 86. According to  TMZ, Aiello was undergoing treatment for a sudden illness and “suffered an infection related to his treatment.” His death was confirmed by … Continue reading “Beloved character actor Danny Aiello dies at 86”

Rokkan creates rockin’ Caddy campaign w/ Russos

How does one launch a hot new, crew-ready, 3-row Cadillac XT6 SUV? If you’re New York-based creative agency, Rokkan, you turn to Marvel’s Avengers. In this case, the real heroes of the MCU, director and brother team, The Russo Brothers. Signed by creative branded production company Bullitt for commercials, the power-house directors used their visionary … Continue reading “Rokkan creates rockin’ Caddy campaign w/ Russos”

Winter returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as CCO

Today, congrats are in order for Bob Winter as he was named chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Group in Detroit, overseeing creative product across the General Motors portfolio. He will report to Andrew Swinand, chief executive officer, Leo Burnett Group North America and work in lockstep with Nick Law, Publicis Groupe chief creative officer … Continue reading “Winter returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as CCO”

Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership

Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger to Lead Creative for Minneapolis Office of Fallon Worldwide Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger were appointed executive creative directors and creative leads for Fallon Minneapolis. The two will support the roster of agency clients and new business efforts. “Patrick and Rick are proven creative leaders who bring energy, smarts and … Continue reading “Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership”

DP Carlson’s “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There”

In many ways, filmmaker DP Carlson has been working on Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There — a 2018 documentary about one of the greatest radio storytellers in the history of American media — since the 1980s. “The Sunday night ritual was to hang out and listen to Joe Frank’s show with my fellow droogies in … Continue reading “DP Carlson’s “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There””

TV pioneer’s invaluable Media Burn TV archives at 10

The concept behind TV pioneer Tom Weinberg’s Media Burn Archive was simply to preserve independently produced videos. “What we’ve been doing for the past 40 years matters,” he explains. “If we don’t save videos as a view into the cultural past, no one will ever see it.”

Over the past 10 years, the nonprofit organization has collected, restored and digitized more than 7,000 such videos from a variety of non-digital sources.