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ADC Young Guns Adds ‘Artist-in-Residence Award’

Young Guns Artist-in-Residence AwardADC Young Guns announced yesterday the addition of the “Artist-in Residence-Award” for Young Guns 12. ADC is launching the award with Levine/Leavitt, “a commercial artist management agency based in New York.”

Up to five Young Guns 12 winners will be invited to join a special Artist-in-Residence roster at Levine/Leavitt, with the stated goal of advancing the careers of young talent. Agents at Levine/Leavitt will be joined by an advisory board of creative industry professionals to “work closely with this group to guide them and help take their careers to the next level.”

“This is a very exciting time for the incoming class of Young Guns, said ADC director of education, Brendan Watson. “Representation by Levine/Leavitt, a top tier firm, will be life changing for these talented young creatives.”
Winners of the Artist-in-Residence award will be announced at the Young Guns 12 Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Party in October. Here’s what the advisory board looks like so far:
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Arnold Celebrates Perennial Link Between Jack Daniel’s, Rock & Roll


The folks at Arnold, which of course underwent a bit of creative restructuring last week, have returned with a new campaign for Jack Daniel’s, veering from the folksier, Americana-themed efforts of past years to highlight the Tennesee Whiskey brand’s longstanding relationship with rock ‘n roll.

Never mind the association with artists like Kid Rock or those insatiable rockers in Motley Crue (the latter of whom, if you remember, even featured a likeness of a JD bottle on the cover of their must-read autobiography, The Dirt). Rock’s alliance with Jack Daniel’s goes way deeper according to this Arnold’s new TV/web effort for the brand called “Legend.”

Photographer Danny Clinch plays a key role in “Legend,” and along with his work (see a behind-the-scenes clip here) and shots in and out of legendary venues, the campaign features everyone from Frank Sinatra to Bad Brains. The tagged :30 clip above lets you scroll though frame-by-frame and you can peep the web component here.

Celebs Band Together for an Epic Hurricane Sandy Relief PSA

Yes, Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, yet large portions of New York are still far from being rebuilt. Those in New York are aware of this, but those of us in flyover country have, let’s be real, almost completely forgotten about the destruction wrought by the storm only a few weeks ago. Sorry, but it’s true.

So, how do you get Midwest hicks like me to care about helping New York’s disaster relief efforts? Well, one winning strategy would be having a bunch of celebrities tell me that I should care. You see, I find it hard to relate to those people in the Rockaways who lost their homes and more during Hurricane Sandy. However, I love celebrities, and there’s nothing more terrible to me than seeing a movie star look really sad. Deutsch NY and the New York State Governor’s office know these things, which is why they’ve produced a cavalcade of the most New York-y New York-based celebs to tell me that they need my help. If you for one minute thought that Al Pacino and Robert De Niro wouldn’t be in this spot (shot over a weekend) after seeing the title of this post, you are a stupid person.

Joining De Niro and Pacino is this PSA for the Empire Relief Fund are people like Michael J. Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Buscemi, the last of which is a great casting decision as he always looks kind of sad. For those who need their ads cut down to 30-second bite-sized portions in order to be convinced to give money, here’s exactly that. And, for those of you who have been sufficiently convinced to donate to the cause, visit ReliefNY.org to give. Credits and another PSA after the jump.

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