BBC: Why artificial intelligence is being used to write adverts. “What springs to mind when you think of advertising? Don Draper in the TV show Mad Men sipping a cocktail? Or perhaps trendy people swapping catch phrases in a converted warehouse?’ Well, more of the creative work these days is not being done by humans at all.”
EDM: New Artist Database Launched In Support Of Non-Binary Creatives. “The database currently contains over 200 entries and spans several disciplines with non-binary DJs, producers, dancers, and lighting technicians all represented.”
Chicago Reader: Black in Film is diversifying the industry. “Ramone Hulet was up late when the idea hit him. ‘It honestly came out of frustration,’ the Chicago filmmaker says over an afternoon Zoom call. ‘I was recently working on a set where we wanted to hire Black, but couldn’t.’ That’s when Hulet thought of it: a website that would act as a running list to connect Black creatives in the film industry with each other and non-Black filmmakers. Hulet worked until 1 AM that same night to finish the website and Black In Film was born.”
Screen Daily: New database launches to promote female film experts (exclusive). “All listings are vetted by the team behind Primetime, and women have to have a minimum of three IMDb sole credits in the grade in which they are applying. In addition to this, credits from major theatre productions and from APA-registered companies will also be accepted.”
Creative Review: It’s the CR archive: 448 print issues, from 1980 to 2018. “The first issue of Creative Review came out in May 1980. The cover (above) featured Terence Conran, posing proudly behind a packaging range for now defunct supermarket International, and stills from commercials for Renault, a COI seatbelt campaign, Richard Shops and Barclaycard, in which Dudley Moore played a rather middle-aged punk.” The archive is not free but is available as part of a subscription package. Student rates are also available.