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DGA Awards: Commercials Helmer Joe Pytka Set For TV Lifetime Achievement Honor

Joe Pytka, the man behind thousands of other commercials including the Budweiser Clydesdale ads along with the “This is your brain on drugs” PSA, is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction from the DGA. 228 more words


TV Directors and Diversity: The Helmers Speak Out

For an in-depth story on the quest to diversify the ranks of television directors, Variety spoke with dozens of industry professionals and is posting transcripts of a selection of those interviews. 3,187 more words


Santa Claus is coming to town!

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas! That magical word that sets our children’s eyes to sparkling and their mouths to smiling and their little hand to writing letters to Santa. 455 more words




Pay-Per-View (PPV)

In the olden days, with PPV you called up the cable company, told the operator which movie or event you wanted, and it was delivered straight to your cable box. 417 more words

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DGA Elects Brooke Kennedy As 2nd VP, Replacing Jace Alexander

The DGA national board has elected Brooke Kennedy to replace Jace Alexander as the guild’s 2nd VP. Kennedy, whose directing credits include The Good Wife… 145 more words



Today, I’m going to be talking a little bit more out of my backside than usual. But as with all my articles, this too is a blend of observation, conjecture, and opinion. 428 more words

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EEOC Begins Interviews With Female Directors In Discrimination Probe

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun interviewing female directors as its investigation into discrimination against female film and TV directors is officially underway. First up was director Maria Giese, who was interviewed at the EEOC’s offices in Los Angeles for four hours on Wednesday. 633 more words

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