The Original Up and Down the Avenue – 12/15/03

An impressive investment: Film & Tape Works took delivery of a new DaVinci 2K+ color corrector to work in conjunction with its Spirit Data Cine.

It’s official: Chicago Story’s Mark Androw is AICP national chairman;’s Frank Stiefel elected vice chairman; The Artists Company’s Sally Antonacchio, treasurer.

Erich Funke, formerly a creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day/L.A. is BBDO’s new SVP/creative director on Jim Beam.

Grant-Jacoby’s new hires are broadcast producer is Jim Hoffman, formerly with JTC, A/D Theresa Menz, from BBDO, and graphics designer Sara Precht, from A. Epstein architectural firm.

After only 6 months in L.A., Don Hug got the production supervisor’s spot on Spielberg’s “Terminal” and location manager Wileen Dragovan was hired to scout “Oceans 12.”

Corbis Motion hired stock footage pro Krista Kilgore as account exec; former with Getty Images and Image Bank.

The Ad Federation’s Dec. 16 seminar is “Synergies between General and Hispanic Markets: Can They Exist?” At 8 a.m. at Lapiz, 35 W. Wacker.

Holiday cheer will be extended by some agencies that will close Dec. 18 and reopen Jan. 5, the first Monday in 2004.

Motion graphics designer Melissa von Bjal went to Somersault from Bazooka/Swell.