Art & Copy

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Art & Copy
Art & Copy Poster.jpg
Directed byDoug Pray
Produced byJimmy Greenway
Michael Nadeau
StarringLee Clow
Dan Wieden
David Kennedy
Phyllis K. Robinson
Hal Riney
George Lois
Rich Silverstein
Jeff Goodby
Mary Wells
Cliff Freeman
Jim Durfee
CinematographyPeter Nelson
Edited byPhilip Owens
Music byJeff Martin
Release date
  • January 16, 2009 (2009-01-16) (Sundance)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

Art & Copy is a 2009 documentary film, directed by Doug Pray, about the advertising industry in the U.S. The film follows the careers of advertisers, including Hal Riney, George Lois, Mary Wells Lawrence, Dan Wieden, and Lee Clow. The documentary covers advertising campaigns such as "Just Do It", "I Love New York", "Where's the Beef?", "I Want My MTV", "Got Milk?", and "Think Different".[1] It premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in the US Documentary Competition.[2]



The film won the 2011 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming.[2]

Although reviews were generally favorable,[3] some reviewers chastised the film for presenting an uncritical view of advertising.[4][5][6]

The film was promoted in various movie theaters and design universities in Mexico with the help of Brands&People,[7] an advertising agency in Monterrey.


  1. ^ "Art & Copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  2. ^ a b Art & Copy - IMDb, retrieved 2019-06-27
  3. ^ "Art & Copy (2009)" – via
  4. ^ Addiego, Walter (27 June 2011). "Review: Selling it with 'Art & Copy'". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ "News Review: Art & Copy". Entertainment Weekly. 2 September 2009.
  6. ^ Musetto, V. A. (August 21, 2009). "ART & COPY".
  7. ^ "Art&Copy | Brands&People" (in Spanish). Retrieved May 20, 2021.

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