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SF Commercial Film Rebounds
December came in hot and fast with a rush of great weather and car-related commercials. First off the line was Non-Fiction, a production company out of LA with local PM/coordinator Angela Frisbie. They spent about a week shooting a Ford commercial. Next was RSA/LA with coordinator Krista Ruet for Infiniti, followed by Scarpati/Nashville and coordinator Bob Henningsen with a still shoot for Bridgestone. The only non-car ads were Traktor/LA with coordinators Nolan Haener and Daniel Lee with GE, followed by Vogue/NY doing stills.
Week 2 started with prepping for Olio Productions/NY and local PM Maya Owings. Coordinator Molly Salz was in for "Courtyard Marriott," along with Grey Water Park/NY and coordinator Amanda Steigerwald worked on a piece, "Rolling Thunder." San Francisco's Ruby Productions joined with PM Scott Samuelson and coordinator Jim McGuire for a shoot for Walmart. Studio B/Berkeley had a one-day shoot while U Direct/NY was with producer/PM Sara Forrest and coordinator Krista Ruet doing a project titled "Discover The Forest." The fun filled week ended with the Diablo Valley College Film Club [which has quite a film department] doing a promo piece for the school and Cake Productions/Brooklyn working on a WB Webisode for a few days in Marin.
Week 3 brought The Licorice Tree/Pleasanton and producer Anton Lanes and PM Bianca Darville for Comcast, producer/PM Chris Hall with Teak/SF for Google, Bootlegger/LA with Amanda Steigerwald for Canal Digital, and Rehab/SF with a one dayer. Week 3 faded with Ntropic/LA-SF and Carmen Bosley for "Double X." Friday came and DTC's cast and crew had their yearly Xmas party. Fun was had by all, or so I heard, I was too booked to attend.
PM Vieve Haag along with Jorge Salgado, coordinator, finished up a six week worldwide "HP" campaign for Kaleidoscope/SF and now are in the middle of a six day shoot for "Honda" with Bright Pictures/NY. And it seems NBC/Universal, aka Open for business, is back again for a few days for pick up shots on a pilot named "Facing Kate," and promising to bring series action back to the bay.
Tim Ranahan, author of this new column, Production Rantahan, would like to dedicate his debut to the tireless production folks of the Bay Area and the jobs they bring to crews and vendors alike. HAPPY NEW YEAR and bring on '10! We at CineSource, in turn, would like to welcome Mr. Ranahan to our slightly tough but rather rewarding film magazine effort.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010 - 10:26 AM