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Wednesday Morning Stir


-Following a pitch, Sunglass Hut owner/Ray-Ban manufacturer Luxottica has tapped Omnicom Media Group to handle its global media buying/planning biz. link

-While we’re on the tip, Santa Monica-based media agency Mercury Media has appointed former REVShare exec Michael Montgomery to serve as its VP of business development.

-Above, you can watch a little sizzle reel from Hollywood, CA-based prodco Troika, which is touting its rebranding of a French-Canadian network dubbed “V.” link

-Speaking of L.A. production companies, Caviar, which recently gave us this uplifting Derrick Rose comeback spot for Adidas, has signed on to co-produce Lars Von Trier‘s next flick, Nymphomaniac.

-Here’s our last Spikes Asia-related note of the week. The festival has picked P&G Asia as its Advertiser of the Year. link

-Apparently, Apple’s win over Samsung has resulted in a dump of the latter’s smartphones. link

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The A.V. Club Sets ‘Parameters’ in Grolsch-Sponsored Short Film Contest

Though Lars von Trier might take a “Vow of Chastity” never to alienate his film temporally or geographically in accordance with the rules of Dogme 95, the A.V. Club just wants all entrants in their film competition to include the sound of a popping bottle—but the bottle must be off screen.

That’s just one of the specific rules for the A.V. Club’s short film competition, “Parameter,” presented by Grolsch. Thematically, each film must deal in some way with an escape from everyday existence. For the rest of the parameters, you’ll have to check out the asterisks on the contest site. Whoever can follow the rules and still create something original and creative (no boring character by the end!) will receive  $10,000 and a trip to Chi-town. And all aspiring directors living in Hollywood are excluded—the winner can’t be a legal resident of California.