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1998 International Monitor Awards

Call for Entries: Friday, November 21, early-bird deadline; Friday, January 30, 1998, final deadline

Information: International Teleproduction Society, (703) 641-8770

1997 London Effects and Animation Festival, featuring presentations by Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dreamworks SKG, Pacific Data Images, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Industrial Light & Magic, Blue Sky Studios, Pixar, SVC, Moving Picture Company, ExMachina,

Fantome, and Apple Computer representatives, Wembley Conference and Exhibition Centre, London-November 18-20

Information: +44 (181) 240-5030

1998 International Andy Awards

Call for Entries: Monday, November 17, U.S. deadline; Monday, December 8 international deadline

Information: (212) 533-1570

1997 ShowSouth

Georgia Pacific Auditorium, Atlanta-Friday, December 5

Information: Creative Club of Atlanta, (404) 874-0908

1998 D&AD Awards

Call for Entries: Friday, December 12,first deadline; Friday, January 16, 1998, final deadline

Information: +44 (171) 882-6487

AAAA Creative Conference, featuring presentations by Washington Oliveto (W/Brasil), Sean Fitzpatrick (McCann-Erickson) and Mike Hughes

(The Martin Agency), among others, Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort, Miami Beach, Fla.-November 12-14

Information: (212) 682-2500

1997 American Center for Design's Living Surfaces Conference, featuring presentations by Denise Caruso (New York Times), David S. Bennahum (I.D. Magazine), William T. Cleary (CKS), Kevin Cloud (id Software), and Kyle Cooper (Imaginary Forces), among others, First Chicago Center, Chicago-December 3-6

Information: (800) 257-8657

Art Directors Club, New York

Exhibit: School of Visual Arts 50th Commemorative Issue of Portfolio-November 10-14

Exhibit: SVA: The Turning Page, MFA Illustration Book-November 17-21

Speaker Event: Neil Powell of Duffy Design-Wednesday, November 19

Exhibit: Dimensimal Illustrators-December 1-5

Event: Society of Publication Designers Interactive Book Party, featuring speakers from the Zine2000 Conference-Wednesday, December 3

Exhibit: Hall of Fame-December 10-31

Event: ADC Holiday Party-Thursday, December 18

Information: (212) 674-0500

One Club, New York

Exhibit: Websites at an Exhibition, including work from Agency.com, Avalanche Systems, Ted Sky Interactive and others-Monday, December 8

Information: (212) 979-1900

Warning: This woman can be fatal to cardiac patients. Four-month-old Anton & Partners, a small New York-based outfit, has crunched out a new TV comedy campaign for Equinox gyms in which people who work out really get results. In the best of the bunch, "Sheila," seen here, takes revenge on her ailing husband, who left her for a 19-year-old, by flashing her Equinoxed bod at him for an instant heart attack. Explains co-creative director David Anton, humor is the ticket "to override the stuffy and intimidating feel of gyms." Directed by Rob Michael Cohn of Big Chair Productions, other spots portray a New Yorker-living in a filthy shoebox of an apartment-who buffs up to beat up a rat, and a guy who's too pudgy to be beamed up by a couple of alien babes. Additional credits to co-CD Scott Cimock, art director Scott Bassen, writer David Rosen and producer Marty Friedman. Editing by John Smalheiser at Cabana; music by Tomandandy; CGI by Blink.fx.

Lassie can't even butter toast. J. Walter Thompson/ Chicago has produced a spot for Miracle Whip funny enough to make you change your opinion of mayonnaise. Sticking to the tagline, "A sandwich just isn't a sandwich without the tangy zip of Miracle Whip," the brilliantly executed :30, directed by Craig Gillespie of Coppos Films, features a dog with low self-esteem who expertly prepares a gourmet super sandwich for his unwitting owner, only to discover there's no more Miracle Whip-so the multidecker masterpiece goes to the cat. Agency credits to executive CD Dennis Ryan, group CD Mark Silveira, senior art director Craig Schwartz, senior writer Jeff Martin and producer Lisa Muzik. Editing by Bill Marmor at Crew Cuts West; music by Jim Elias at Elias Associates; special effects by Sight Effects.

Don't get your panties in a twister. Toronto-based Taxi Advertising has created a leggy Canadian-market outdoor campaign for Wonderbra Silky Resistance pantyhose, themed, simply but imposingly, "Don't run." Three posters depict frightful scenes for the girl who just wants her seamless unspoiled, but this girl remains steadfast. In one ad, she stands up to a raging bull; in another, she stares down King Kong while astride his palm; and here, she stands tall but Toto-less in Kansas, we presume. Credits to creative director Paul Lavoie, art

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