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Jennie Armon Joins Music Company Found Objects as Executive Producer
News: Jennie Armon Joins Music Company Found Objects as Executive ProducerMusic and sound production company Found Objects has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Jennie Armon as Executive Producer.
(April 29, 2016) With over a decade’s worth of experience in production and talent acquisition, Armon honed her skills at a variety of notable music companies including Yessian, Amber Music, Butter Music as well as agencies such as Publicis and Tribal Worldwide. While she’s just now officially joined Found Objects, Armon has been collaborating for some time with the music production company, which has partnered on projects for brands like IBM and Jaguar as well as high-profile artists including Kanye West and Philip Glass. “Immediately from working with Found Objects, I noticed a style of their work that was very thoughtful and unique,” she says. “Even their branding was methodical and sleek, like their sound. When they reached out, it was a very simple answer to come on board.”
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio
News: VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur StudioAcademy Award- and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in the VFX industry, Akers’ recent photoreal work for online shooter “Destiny” and Kia Motors was recognized with 2015 VES Award nominations, with his efforts for “Destiny” also taking home Best Visual Effects honors at AICP 2015.
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The Mill Expands Remote Color Grading Network to San Francisco
The Mill announces the continued expansion of its award-winning color grading services to San Francisco, welcoming creative shop Misfit as its newest virtual outpost.
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AICP Show Curatorial Committee Announced
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), and Jules Daly, President of RSA Films and the 2016 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, today announced the composition of the Show’s Curatorial Committee.
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New AICP Awards Call For Entries Film Highlights Inclusion At Renowned Museum
The AICP today launched a short film to promote the Call for Entries to the 2016 AICP Awards – the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The film also touts the milestone anniversary years of the two competitions – 25 for the AICP Show, and 10 for the AICP Next Awards. The film is viewable at www.aicp25.com, and promotes the fact that all winning work in the AICP Awards is permanently archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php.
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Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett
News: Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy HackettNew York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has signed directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett for U.S. commercial representation. This marks the first official U.S. representation for Dennis, who has a diverse directorial background spanning commercials, live sports, branded content, and network promos for the likes of BBC, Sky and Channel 4. Hackett is a copywriter-turned-director who brings a sharp eye for casting to deliver singular comedic performances that earned him numerous industry accolades for his directing and writing including AICP, Hatch, New York Festivals and Clios.
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Whitehouse Post & Carbon VFX Tackle Reynolds, Hart, and Hyundai for Super Bowl 50
News: Whitehouse Post & Carbon VFX Tackle Reynolds, Hart, and Hyundai for Super Bowl 50Heidi Black of Whitehouse Post and Carbon VFX join INNOCEAN and Peter Berg to spotlight Hyundai’s return to the Super Bowl in their first year as an official NFL sponsor. The team collaborated closely from pre-vis through the end of production to deliver a hovering Kevin Hart and a neighborhood rich in multiple incarnations of Ryan Reynolds.
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AICP Next Awards Judging Chair Announced
News: AICP Next Awards Judging Chair AnnouncedJeff Kling To Chair The 2016 AICP Next Awards Judging Panel
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer of Fallon Worldwide, will serve as the 2016 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation on June 7th, 2016. This marks the 10th Anniversary of the Next Awards. The Call for Entries for the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show are now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php. The deadline to enter work is March 4th, 2016.
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2016 AICP Show Chairperson Announced
News: 2016 AICP Show Chairperson AnnouncedMatt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Jules Daly, President of RSA Films, will serve as Chairperson of the 2016 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. The AICP Show is one of the tent-pole events of AICP Week, which also includes the debut of the AICP Next Awards, as well as various educational sessions at the AICP Week Base Camp. AICP Week will take place in New York from June 7, 2016 – June 9, 2016.
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Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles
News: Top Talent Joins The Mill in Los Angeles2015 was a time of remarkable work for the CG department at The Mill in Los Angeles. High profile projects included Google Spotlight Stories – Help, Coca-Cola – Torch Bear, and the Game of War campaign. In response to this, Heads of 3D John Leonti and Robert Sethi have grown the award-winning team, adding a combined 75 years of industry experience to the department.
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Whitehouse Post New York Welcomes Editor Mark Paiva
News: Whitehouse Post New York Welcomes Editor Mark PaivaInternational editorial company Whitehouse Post is pleased to welcome potent and creative commercial editor Mark Paiva to their roster. Known for his fast-paced dynamic style, Paiva has worked with top brands including Nike (W+K), Adidas (TBWA Berlin), Hyundai (Innocean), Kia (David & Goliath), and McDonald’s (Cossette); he’s also developed relationships with various award-winning directors.
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Tool of North America Signs Leigh Marling
News: Tool of North America Signs Leigh MarlingTool of North America today announced that it has signed live action director Leigh Marling to its roster.
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Whitehouse Post Promotes Dan Zabinski to Editor
News: Whitehouse Post Promotes Dan Zabinski to EditorWhitehouse Post continues their tradition of growing the best editorial talent in the industry with the promotion of Chicago-based Dan Zabinski to Editor. Born and raised in Chicago, Dan’s interest in storytelling started early when he began experimenting with stop motion films as a child. He continued his education at Columbia College in Chicago majoring in film with a concentration in editing. In 2008, Zabinski got his start in the industry as an intern at Whitehouse Post, and has been there ever since.
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NEW WORK: Tom De Nolf & Reel FX Take on the Many Facets of Lifelong Love For Kay Jewelers
News: NEW WORK: Tom De Nolf & Reel FX Take on the Many Facets of Lifelong Love For Kay JewelersDirector Tom De Nolf and digital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica, offer a fresh perspective on being in love in the charming new :60 “Hit the Road” for Kay Jewelers, out of Stern Advertising, Inc. The spot, directed by frequent Reel FX collaborator Tom De Nolf, features a myriad of couples equally immersed in their friendships as their romantic love for each other, sharing both everyday and poignant moments while forming a deep everlasting bond. Executive Producer Steve Johnson produced the shoot for Reel FX. In “Hit the Road”, we see a vibrant young couple enjoying a picnic in the park, a family of four enjoying a cozy movie night at home, a sleepy couple enduring a lovable daily blanket struggle and an older pair comforting each other through a somber moment. The spot debuts the jeweler’s exquisite Ever Us Two-Stone Diamond Ring via the young man proposing to his girlfriend while enjoying their afternoon in the park, touting, “One diamond for your best friend. One diamond for your true love. One ring forever.”
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JSM Music Welcomes Jeff Fiorello as Executive Producer
News: JSM Music Welcomes Jeff Fiorello as Executive ProducerMulti-award-winning, New York-based music/sound design company JSM Music has bolstered its roster of talent by bringing on music production vet Jeff Fiorello as executive producer.
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The Mill Announces Expansion of Remote Grading Network
The Mill is delighted to announce the continued expansion of its award-winning colour grading offering by adding Atlanta and Kansas City to its network and welcomes Industry & Co and 19 Below, respectively.
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Esteemed Production Executive Andy Traines Launches Consulting Firm AT Consulting
News: Esteemed Production Executive Andy Traines Launches Consulting Firm AT ConsultingAward-winning Production Executive Andy Traines brings his extensive production company management experience and prodigious industry contacts to AT Consulting, a new West Hollywood-based business consultancy for advertising-related companies. Already touting top tier clients such as The Director’s Bureau, Wondros and Station Film, AT Consulting offers an array of services including production company management, marketing and sales leadership, business development and staffing solutions.
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2015 AICP Membership Survey Results Announced
News: 2015 AICP Membership Survey Results AnnouncedAICP Releases results of Comprehensive Industry Survey, Highlights: Positive Trends in Production Activity
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) today announced the release of its thirteenth Annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry. The study, conducted by Bovitz, a Los Angeles based market research consultancy, measures industry trends and activity in the $6 billion-plus production industry.
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Whitehouse Post Helps Connect Young Fans with Soccer Stars for Chevrolet’s Global Campaign
News: Whitehouse Post Helps Connect Young Fans with Soccer Stars for Chevrolet’s Global CampaignSoccer is the world’s most popular sport—and Chevy demonstrates the sport’s ability to unite and uplift in its ambitious, global campaign “Chevrolet Beautiful Possibilities.” ​
The campaign features the combined efforts of agency Commonwealth, production and post company Supply and Demand, and their partners at editorial company Whitehouse Post and finishing studio Carbon VFX. Chevrolet’s new soccer-themed series casts a wide net across the globe and shines a light on young soccer fans in cities such as Bangkok, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Kolkata, and Rio De Janeiro. For these fans, who are budding players in their own right and dream of turning pro, soccer is a way of life and an escape from their daily hardships.
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The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for Automotive
News: The Mill welcomes Pete King as Executive Producer for AutomotiveThe Mill is pleased to announce the hire of Pete King as Executive Producer for their automotive clients and brands.
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MPC LA NEWS: 5 New 3D Artists Hired, 1 Promoted
Burris, Tucker, Saavedra, Broussard, Maude & Trippe Add Major Firepower to MPC LA Advertising 3D Division
In response to new business growth driven by its diverse offering across VFX, VR and color, and industry recognition of excellence most recently with AICP and Cannes honors, MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new hires of five industry-leading artists to its Advertising 3D division.
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PR: Biscuit Filmworks Signs Director Ayse Altinok
News: PR: Biscuit Filmworks Signs Director Ayse AltinokBiscuit Filmworks today announced the addition of Ayse Altinok to its directorial roster. Ayse is a Turkish-born director whose short films and commercials have been recognized with honors from the Cannes Film Festival, Clios, AICP and others. She joins Biscuit FIlmworks from Weiden + Kennedy, Portland where she worked as an art director and also directed projects for Nike.
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One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’
News: One Fine Day Capture’s Essence Of Blues Great Bessie Smith In Promo For HBO’s Bio Pic ‘Bessie’Design/Animation Studio Blends Photo-Real 3D Animation And Ultra High Res Live Action Into Compelling ‘Gilded Decay’ Look
Call it a prime example of ‘less is more’– design/animation studio One Fine Day created the compelling promo for HBO’s latest original film achievement, “Bessie,” starring Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, featuring feathers gently falling in an empty theater where a boa lays wrapped around an antique microphone.
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ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa Monica
News: ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa MonicaOn the heels of their breakout project “Prime Musical” for Amazon, ArsenalFX Founder Mark Leiss launches Santa Monica, California-based content creation studio ArsenalCreative alongside ECD Kaan Atilla and EP Cortney Haile. ArsenalCreative, specializes in design, branding, animation, and visual effects for the commercial and entertainment industries.
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Destiny Become Legend Wins Best Visual Effects At AICP Awards
Visual Effects powerhouse Digital Domain was honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for the commercial, Destiny “Become Legend.” Directed by acclaimed feature filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, Digital Domain collaborated with agency 72andSunny and live action production company Reset, to create this breathtaking piece for one of the year’s best selling games. The piece for the first person shooter features a stunning blend of cinematic live action and visual effects.
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Pogo Pictures Signs Director Sean Mullens
Pogo Pictures has welcomed Director Sean Mullens to the company’s talent roster. Mullens brings to the company a keen comedic sensibility and a seasoned collaborative spirit. He joins a Directorial roster, which includes company owner Steve Colby and Ryan Smith. Pogo Pictures represents Mullens on the east coast and in Texas.
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Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners Announced
News: Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show Winners AnnouncedThe AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Week Base Camp. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show.
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AICP Next Awards Announced
News: AICP Next Awards AnnouncedThe AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
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Melting Clocks, Unbelievable Commercial Shot
News: Melting Clocks, Unbelievable Commercial ShotMother London Taps 1stAveMachine’s Asif Mian for Surreal Castello Metaphor
Award-winning 1stAveMachineDirector Asif Mian aligns with creative agency Mother London for Castello “Creamy White,” a captivating spot for Arla Foods, that smartly features innovative in-camera practical effects.
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Director Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills to
News: Director Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills toDirector Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills to Accomplice Media
Accomplice Media has signed director Stephen Pearson for exclusive representation in the United States. A one-time advertising agency creative, Pearson has built a strong portfolio as a commercial director, primarily consisting of performance- and character-driven comedy. He has directed projects for agencies across the U.S. and in international markets for such brands as Burger King, Microsoft, H&R Block, Miller, Travel Channel, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Southwest Airlines, Evinrude, Lowe’s, Yoplait, Coors Light, Molson and Tetley.
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Whitehouse Post Finds Nirvana with Episode Two of the kate spade new york #MissAdventure Series
News: Whitehouse Post Finds Nirvana with Episode Two of the kate spade new york #MissAdventure Series=Global lifestyle brand, kate spade new york launched episode two of the successful #MissAdventure series starring actress Anna Kendrick, which is a continuation of the popular Holiday 2014 video that launched the short films.''
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Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DP
News: Artemple-Hollywood Expands its In-House Creative Team by Naming Richard Kidd as Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor, and Scott McCullough as Live Action Director & DPArtemple-Hollywood, a high-end, full-service visual effects and design studio, has expanded its in-house team with the addition of two seasoned industry veterans to its ranks.
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aicp show and aicp next awards shortlists announced
Winners Will Be Announced During AICP Week
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Shortlists. The winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards will be revealed during AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image. All shortlisted pieces along with their corresponding credits may be viewed at https://www.awardcore.com/aicp/shortlist/. The 2015 AICP Show Chairwoman is Kerstin Emhoff, President/Co-Founder of PRETTYBIRD; the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair is Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup.
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PR: Billy Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe Creative
News: PR: Billy Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe CreativeBilly Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe Creative Services Atlanta
Deluxe Creative Services has promoted Billy Gabor from Senior Colorist to Managing Director of its Atlanta studio, which currently is home to local outposts of Company 3, Method, Encore and Beast. The new position serves to further unify the post production services of each company under the Creative Services umbrella.
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Whitehouse Post Helps Etihad Soar with Nicole Kidman
News: Whitehouse Post Helps Etihad Soar with Nicole KidmanLondon-based Whitehouse Post Editor Adam Marshall cuts a gorgeous :60 for Abu Dhabi-based airlines Etihad Airways, via M&C Saatchi Sydney and Director Atanasio + Martinez of Thomas Thomas Films. “Flying Reimagined,” starring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, is a tantalizing glimpse into the luxurious five-star amenities that Etihad airline has on offer.
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World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of Production
News: World Famous Welcomes EP David Kleinman; Kelly Green as Head of ProductionWorld Famous, a creative collective of directors, designers, editors, writers and artists, is pleased to welcome David Kleinman as Executive Producer and Kelly Green as Head of Production. Kleinman and Green bring nearly four decades of combined experience producing award-winning content for advertising, broadcast and entertainment clients. The announcement comes on the heels of a big night at the recent Seattle ADDY Awards. Four projects created by World Famous took home Silver honors for its agency partners.
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Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles Studio
News: Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles StudioAcclaimed boutique audio production studio Pivot Audio today announced the opening of a Los Angeles office, which will be led by award-winning composer Guy Amitai. Founded by Amitai in Amsterdam in 2008, Pivot specializes in original composition, production, and sound design for creative clients worldwide. With an ever-growing body of U.S. work in recent years, including Coca-Cola’s 2015 Super Bowl spot “Make It Happy” via Wieden+Kennedy, the addition of a permanent home in Los Angeles will allow Pivot to streamline its services for U.S. clients moving forward.
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Tracy Mays & Beth Aranda Are Living @LArge Productions
News: Tracy Mays & Beth Aranda Are Living @LArge ProductionsContent Company Forges New Model With Producing Acumen & Creative Reach
Tracy Mays and Beth Aranda have joined forces to launch original content company @LArge Productions. The duo brings 40 years combined experience to the new entity, which is designed to fulfill clients’ creative needs from concept to execution. The resource-driven model includes a growing network of multifaceted talent including an Oscar winning director, creative directors, seasoned commercial directors and up-and-coming talent who bring individualized strengths to each opportunity under the leadership of Aranda and Mays.
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Where Are They Now – The View From 35 Years In The Future
New Ad Campaign For AICP Awards Highlights Inclusion At MoMA
The AICP today launched a series of short films to promote the Call for Entries to the 2015 AICP Awards – the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The campaign, under the banner “Craft Your Legacy,” is viewable at www.craft-your-legacy.com, and promotes the fact the all winning work in the AICP Awards is permanently archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php.
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Rosenbloom and Mabille launch INTERSTATE in New York, sign director Adam Levite for worldwide representation...
Veteran New York production executive Danny Rosenbloom and Yann Mabille, formerly creative director for The Mill and Mill+ New York, have joined forces to launch their new interdisciplinary director's group, INTERSTATE. Conceived as the agile U.S. partner to BLVD, the Montreal-based integrated production company, INTERSTATE will leverage BLVD's unmatched production/VFX/post powers while empowering directors and clients alike to pursue creative solutions unencumbered by the overhead costs associated with large-scale operations. These solutions will span commercial, music video and branded content productions as well as interactive, immersive and experiential projects.
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Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair
News: Rob Reilly Announced as 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging ChairCall For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers , today announced that Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, will serve as the 2015 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation.
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Go Robot! Joins Forces with Beast
Beast, a national creative editorial company, has acquired Go Robot!, an award-winning New York-based editorial boutique. Like Beast, Go Robot! is known for its impressive portfolio of commercial work, and has been a fixture in the industry for over 15 years, racking up the full spectrum of accolades from AICE, AICP, Clio, Andy and Cannes Lions, among others. As part of the acquisition, Go Robot! staff joins the team at Beast, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company – including co-founders Adam Liebowitz and Alisa Sheinberg, who now serve as Beast Senior Editor and Managing Director respectively.
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1stAveMachine Signs Acclaimed International Director Alessandro Pacciani
News: 1stAveMachine Signs Acclaimed International Director Alessandro PaccianiCreative studio 1stAveMachine is pleased to announce the addition of internationally-acclaimed director Alessandro Pacciani to their roster of award-winning filmmakers.
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STORY and Accomplice Media Appoint Melissa Thornley to Lead Midwest Sales
News: STORY and Accomplice Media Appoint Melissa Thornley to Lead Midwest SalesCommercial production company STORY, headquartered in Chicago, and its sister company, Accomplice Media, based in Santa Monica, Calif. have announced the appointment of Melissa Thornley to a new position as head of new business development for the Midwest markets. Thornley will market both companies’ diverse roster of commercial directors and creative talents to advertising and clients in Midwest markets.
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Whitehouse Post Editor Trish Fuller Rocks the Vote with All-Star Cast
News: Whitehouse Post Editor Trish Fuller Rocks the Vote with All-Star CastRapper Lil Jon puts a spin on his hit song “Turn Down for What” in the latest PSA for Rock the Vote. “Turn Out for What,” cut by Whitehouse Post’s Trish Fuller, is a star-studded short film featuring celeb cameos including Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and Sophia Bush, who share the belief that we should all “turn out” for something.
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ACNE Signs Director Nic Iyer
News: ACNE Signs Director Nic IyerIntegrated production company ACNE is thrilled to announce the signing of international comedy director Nicolas Iyer.
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The Now Corporation Founding Partner/Editor Nelson Leonard Wraps Editing First Season Of FX Network's "Married"
News: The Now Corporation Founding Partner/Editor Nelson Leonard Wraps Editing First Season Of FX Network's "Married"New York
The NOW Corporation’s Founding Partner/Editor Nelson Leonard has wrapped editorial on the first season of the FX Network’s new series, “Married.” A well-known Commercial Editor, Leonard has collaborated with long-time friend and colleague, “Married” Co-Executive Producer/Writer Salamo Levin, on the series. Leonard returns full-time to cutting Commercial projects this Fall.
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Renowned Belgian Editor Martin Leroy Heads Stateside For Whitehouse Post LA
News: Renowned Belgian Editor Martin Leroy Heads Stateside For Whitehouse Post LAInternational editorial company Whitehouse Post is pleased to welcome Martin Leroy to their Los Angeles studio. For more than a decade, Leroy has worked all over the world editing award-winning work for brands such as BMW, IKEA, Adidas, Ford, and Audi. Well known for his editorial talent in the European production community, he has established many director relationships including Raf Wathion of SKUNK, Koen Mortier of Czar Films, and Arnaud Uyttenhove of Caviar.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
News: The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team.
Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge. 
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Whitehouse Post Adds Editor Mark Burnett in London
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Editor Mark Burnett in LondonAcclaimed editorial company Whitehouse Post welcomes seasoned film and commercial editor Mark Burnett to their roster. Known for his comedic timing, Burnett has worked with many acclaimed directors including Rattling Stick’s Hamish Rothwell and Biscuit Film’s Matt Dilmore editing spots for top brands such as Toyota, Cadbury, Vigorsol, The Guardian and Stella Artois. Burnett just wrapped a segment and teaser for popular horror film ABCs of Death 2, and is already busy cutting several spots at Whitehouse’s offices in Soho.
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AlterMedia Ships Studio Suite Xi
News: AlterMedia Ships Studio Suite XiRedesigned Studio and Facility Management Software for Production, Post-Production Pros Extends Elegant New Workflow from Desktop to Web and iOS devices
AlterMedia today announced the immediate availability of Studio Suite Xi, the company’s newly-updated studio management software. With Studio Suite Xi, AlterMedia is simplifying the process of running, organizing and managing vital workflows for production and post-production media environments.
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The Mill Announces New Investment for Mill Color
News: The Mill Announces New Investment for Mill ColorThe Mill Announces New Investment for Mill Color, with Three New Color Talent Hires, Promotions and the Launch of New York’s First Dedicated Commercials 4K Suite
Mill Color is thrilled to announce the expansion of its globally renowned colorist team by introducing three new hires across its US studios. Mill Color in New York welcomes Aline Sinquin as senior colorist with Dave Ludlam joining Mill LA, also in the role of senior colorist. Coinciding with the arrival is the hire of Thatcher Peterson as executive producer color in the Los Angeles Mill studio.
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Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
News: Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”Digital Short Aims To Educate, Inspire & Activate
“Be David” is an inspiring long-form PSA crafted by Creative Collective Wander in collaboration with Oxfam America. Using its signature Syncopated Storytelling℠, Wander created an information-rich narrative that blends enthusiasm and a touch of humor to activate viewers to champion for change with Oxfam America. In other words: find their inner David.
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Whitehouse Post Revisits America’s Favorite Framily in New Sprint Spots
News: Whitehouse Post Revisits America’s Favorite Framily in New Sprint SpotsContinuing an already successful campaign, the latest Sprint commercials, cut by Whitehouse Post Editors Trish Fuller and Lisa Gunning via Figliulo & Partners, further explore the adventures of an eclectic collection of characters living life as a “Framily.”
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Michael Fitzmaurice
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Michael FitzmauriceBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed director Michael Fitzmaurice for U.S. commercial representation. The helmer’s output includes cinematic and pulse-quickening spots for the likes of Lexus, Chevy and the NBA with his AICP-winning “Big Color.” He’s already hit the ground running through BRW with recent campaigns for Chevy Silverado and Mazda.
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Whitehouse Post and BBDO Explore the Power of Innovation for GE
News: Whitehouse Post and BBDO Explore the Power of Innovation for GEWhitehouse Post Editor James Dierx recently collaborated with MJZ Director Dante Ariola via BBDO New York for “What Would Happen,” a stunning new spot for GE.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim Sheridan
News: HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim SheridanVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed Irish director/writer/producer Jim Sheridan. Coming to HēLō from Moxie Pictures, the six-time Oscar nominated director has helmed numerous award-winning features, including "My Left Foot, In America and The Boxer." He has also directed spots for the likes of Cheerios, MasterCard and Weight Watchers, collaborating with such top agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and McCann Erickson. In addition to being on the HēLō roster, he will also leverage his extensive creative and industry contacts to serve as a strategic consultant to help the company attract and retain top-notch talent across the directorial and experiential spectrum.
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Trollbäck + Company Stages Creative Journey for AICP Next Awards Show Open
News: Trollbäck + Company Stages Creative Journey for AICP Next Awards Show OpenStrategic Design Agency Helps Celebrate The 2014 AICP Show With Content For MoMA Video Wall & AICP Archive Website
Strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) recently debuted a live multimedia show open for the 8th AICP Next Awards. Recognizing marketing innovations in emerging media, the annual awards ceremony kicked off at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The show open will screen in major cities throughout the U.S. during the 2014 AICP Awards Tour.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Nomad’s Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon Get Honors at the 2014 AICP Awards
News: Nomad’s Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon Get Honors at the 2014 AICP AwardsNomad would like to congratulate editors Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon on winning a 2014 AICP Best Editorial award for their work on Apple’s heartfelt holiday spot, “Misunderstood.”
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chairman of this year’s Show was Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The NYU Skirball Center in New York City. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA, and the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Gerry Graf, Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaign
News: a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaigna52 and Rock Paper Scissors deliver a series of powerful and inspiring commercials for the new BMW i8 in collaboration with Iconoclast Director Gus Van Sant. With VFX Supervisor Andy McKenna and Colorist Paul Yacono in the lead, a52 was able to deliver stunning VFX and color. RPS Editors Angus Wall, Jamie Foord, Grant Surmi, and Austyn Daines cut the campaign.
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Whitehouse Post Cuts Love Letter to Football for McDonald’s World Cup
News: Whitehouse Post Cuts Love Letter to Football for McDonald’s World CupYou don’t have to be a football superstar to show your skills at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That’s the message of McDonald’s new World Cup online film and TV spot cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood. The action-packed short film, cut in collaboration with “Murderball” director Henry Alex Rubin and DDB Chicago, promotes gol.mcd.com – the home of McDonald’s new augmented reality trick shot app.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin Water
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin WaterRock Paper Scissors Editors Adam Pertofsky, Damion Clayton, and Neil Meiklejohn along with the VFX and finishing teams at a52 deliver a comical :60 for Vitamin Water, featuring comedian Kevin Hart.
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Rodrigo Garcia Saiz and John Barreiro Team Up to Form Central Films North
News: Rodrigo Garcia Saiz and John Barreiro Team Up to Form Central Films NorthDirector and Producer Team up to Launch Mexico Production Company Stateside
Award-winning director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz and seasoned producer John Barreiro have teamed up to launch commercial production company Central Films North. The Los Angeles-based shop will serve as an expansion of Saiz’s Mexico production company, Central Films, and will focus on multi-cultural and Hispanic advertising. After collaborating at Boxer Films for numerous years, the duo has partnered again to leverage their combined wealth of experience producing content for the Hispanic market. The roster will also include director Cali Ameglio. Rodrigo’s recent work out of Central Films North includes an affecting spot for Expedia.
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Tickets to 2014 AICP Week Now Available AICP Week Base Camp Opens June 10th
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that tickets for 2014 AICP Week are now available. AICP Week will take place from June 10th-June 12th at various locations in New York City and will be headlined by the premieres of the 2014 AICP Next Awards, the Directors Lecture Series and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. Miller also announced the debut of AICP Week Base Camp, which will serve as a central location for the week, featuring educational panels and discussions, as well as a meeting place and hospitality hub for those attending any of the AICP Week tent pole events. Discussion topics at Base Camp include: panels with the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Integrated Campaign winners; a session with the AICP Show Curators, as well as panels on Digital Best Practices and cameras and workflow.
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Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma Stone
News: Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma StoneFans of Vogue’s Original Shorts video series will get a look at Emma Stone’s quirky personality in the next installment of the series cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Josh Bodnar and directed by Caviar’s Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”).
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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Whitehouse Post and Miller Celebrate the High Life in New Lo-Fi Spots
Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood cuts Miller High Life’s latest campaign featuring a series of grainy, black and white spots. Directed by Mark Romanek of Anonymous Content, the commercials capture a group of friends basking in the youthful glory of their everyday lives as a voice-over ironically narrates each action as if it were truly extraordinary. The campaign further develops the High Life brand by adding a stripped down, shaky aesthetic to the notably homegrown American beer.
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Videocom Presents an All-Star Line Up of Filmmakers and Production Professionals at NAB 2014
Live from the Videocom Stage (Booth #C6025) at NAB, the leading creative users of Videocom brands and products, including Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Vinten Radamec, will offer invaluable insights and share real world experiences.
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Creative Production Studio Flavor Promotes Brian McCauley to Creative Director
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the promotion of Brian McCauley to the position of creative director. According to executive producer Neal Cohen, the appointment is effective immediately.
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Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility CampaignFor the second year in a row, Samsung selected Ruben Latre of Hostage Films to direct and shoot the media campaign dedicated to its international social responsibility service. Latre travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to film "The Samsung Academy", a vocational training program giving opportunities to young men and women from low-income families.
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Skittles Returns with Cute and Cloudy Spots Cut by Whitehouse Post
News: Skittles Returns with Cute and Cloudy Spots Cut by Whitehouse PostWhitehouse Post Editor John Smith cuts a trio of playful spots for Skittles via DDB Chicago. The spots, directed by Chris Palmer of Gorgeous, feature an elderly woman accompanying her fantastical Pet Cloud through mundane situations including a visit to the vet, a walk around the neighborhood, and a trip to the groomer.
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"They Can’t Take That Away" New Ad Campaign for AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Highlights Inclusion at MoMA
The AICP today launched a communications campaign created by the students at the VCU BrandCenter in support of the 2014 AICP Show & AICP Next Awards. This is the ninth straight year the students at the BrandCenter have concepted and contributed to articulating the importance and unique honor of winning at the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards.
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Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICO
News: Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICOGEICO’s "Did You Know Campaign" continues, this time with beloved children’s storybook character, "Pinocchio." As you’ll see, he’s not so well loved by the room full of people who paid for a self-help seminar.
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Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist Campaign
News: Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist CampaignAward-winning creative collective Wander has produced, directed, and designed a media campaign for Coexist Campaign that includes an animated short and two Docu Spots - documentary based commercials.
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Whitehouse Post Gets a Taste of Gold with McDonald’s via DDB Chicago
News: Whitehouse Post Gets a Taste of Gold with McDonald’s via DDB ChicagoThe biting of the medal has become an iconic symbol of victory at the Olympics. "Celebrate with a Bite" is a nostalgic and spirited celebration of athletic triumph edited by Whitehouse Post's Meg Kubicka.
The biting of the medal has become an iconic symbol of victory at the Olympics. Coincidentally, the iconic Chicken McNugget is sometimes used to celebrate life’s smaller victories. Whether you’re a world-class athlete or a child who’s scored his first goal...The greatest victories are celebrated with a bite.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star Treatment
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star TreatmentRock Paper Scissors Editor Biff Butler and an a52 VFX team led by Andy McKenna deliver a star-studded Super Bowl spot via Ogilvy & Mather New York. The result is an energetic, star-studded :60 for Time Warner Cable.
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a52, Elastic, and Rock Paper Scissors Sign Independent Reps RESOURCE
Partner brands a52, Elastic, and Rock Paper Scissors are pleased to announce their new partnership with RESOURCE for West Coast representation.
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Gerry Graf of Barton F. Graf 9000 To Chair The 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Panel
Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, will serve as the 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation. The AICP Next Awards will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on Tuesday, June 10th. It is the kickoff event for AICP Week, which also includes the AICP Show:
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Whitehouse Post Bottles Super Bowl Spot for Heinz
News: Whitehouse Post Bottles Super Bowl Spot for HeinzHeinz is pouring into homes across the globe in a Super Bowl :30 cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood via Cramer-Krasselt Chicago. Working with images shot by Director Chris Woods, Wood pieces together an upbeat anthem to the classic condiment. The spot portrays everyone – from a cop at a big-city diner, to a hippie family camping in the mountains, to a parking lot of tailgating revelers humming If You’re Happy and You Know It – as they top off their meals with Heinz.
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/WILDCHILD/ Kicks Off 2014 with Mettler, Shevin Hires
News: /WILDCHILD/ Kicks Off 2014 with Mettler, Shevin HiresContinuing the exciting year of expansion marked by the signing of EP Melissa Miller, /WILDCHILD/ is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Editors Richard Mettler and Stewart Shevin to its growing roster. “We are thrilled to have these two amazing editors on board,” states /WILDCHILD/ Editor & Owner, Yvette Pineyro. “Both are unique storytellers who will bolster our pool of talent.”
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Michael Sagol Named Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar, will serve as Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. As part of his Show Chair duties, Sagol will preside over AICP Week, which includes the AICP Next Awards, as well as the Directors Lecture Series.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development Team
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development TeamWhitehouse Post is pleased to add Luis Ribeiro to its team as new business developer covering editorial, visual effects, and design. Ribeiro’s background suits him perfectly for this new role: as the founder of global consultancy Ambassador Digital Group and the U.S. consultant for FilmBrazil, he has forged enduring relationships with key players across the global advertising industry. A Brazilian native, Ribeiro will seek to expand Whitehouse Post businesses nationally and internationally, and serve as a key instrument in extending the Whitehouse brand into Latin America and the ever-growing U.S. multicultural market.
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Whitehouse Post Cuts Moving Docu-Short for WonderWork
Whitehouse Post Editor Greg Snider was recently tapped by Brooklyn-based digital media company Blue Chalk Media to cut a stirring documentary short and accompanying trailer for WonderWork, a charity organization that provides free sight-restoring operations to blind children in many of the world’s poorest countries. In "First Sight: Sonia & Anita," two Indian sisters take the emotional journey through the surgery that will allow them to see for the first time in their lives.
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Tool Brings On Award-Winning Director Alec Helm
News: Tool Brings On Award-Winning Director Alec HelmTool is pleased to announce the addition of Director Alec Helm to its roster. The rising talent has already been recognized this year with a spate of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including honors from the Cannes Lion, Webby, Art Directors Club, Young Guns, AICP, CLIO, D&AD, LIA and ANDY awards. These accolades arrive on the back Helm’s evocative, documentary-style output – including the short film “Les Ballets de Faile” for the New York City Ballet, and the cinematic vignettes of “Hashtag Killer” and “4 Year Old’s Bucket List” for Water is Life. Helm was also recognized at One Club’s 2013 Emerging Directors Showcase in the PSA category.
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Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital Media
News: Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital MediaNashville’s Multi Award-Winning Long-Form Production Company Changes The Landscape of the South East’s Commercial Industry With The Launch Of A One-Stop Production House Tailored To The Needs of Agencies & Brands
Porchlight, a turnkey commercial production company dedicated to providing advertising agencies and brands with innovative spots and short-form content for broadcast and emerging media, has opened its doors in Nashville.
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Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility CampaignWith no running water and no electricity, the Oromia Region of Ethiopia is a rugged five-hour drive from the capital Addis Ababa. Ruben Latre of Hostage Films found himself there to direct a short film created as part of Samsung’s ongoing social responsibility efforts. Samsung's contribution to the region, in partnership with a local NGO, comes in the form of solar panels that, in turn, are used to charge lanterns; providing the only light source to the dark terrain, other than the sun.
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The Famous Group Brings Clash of NFL Cyborgs To The World’s Largest In-Stadium HD Video Screen For Houston Texans 2013 Game Opener Film
Integrated production company teams with CG experts Flux Animation for action-packed 3D battle royale on new 14,549 sq. foot HD board at Reliant Stadium to rev up fans before kickoffs.
Given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create the Houston Texans’ pre-game opening video for the debut of the world’s largest in-stadium HD video boards installed this summer at Reliant Stadium, integrated production company The Famous Group delivered a bone-crunching 3D animated battle of NFL robots designed to fire up fans.
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Director John X. Carey Joins Tool
News: Director John X. Carey Joins ToolJohn X. Carey, the Los Angeles based director of branded documentaries and commercials, has signed with Tool. Carey makes the move in the midst of an enormously successful run, having helmed the most-watched ad in the history of YouTube. The past year has delivered a trove of awards to the young director – 21 Cannes Lions, including the Titanium Grand Prix – for the aforementioned Dove spot entitled “Real Beauty Sketches,” a CLIO for his narrative-based eBay work, and an AICP award with the stirring short film for The Anti-Drug, Harlem Elvis.
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EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben Latre
News: EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben LatreEP Melissa Beth and Director Ruben Latre have announced the official launch of production company Hostage Films. The duo has been collaborating in various capacities since 2008, and founded the company to create brand based content, commercials and features. Laura Zinn of Zinndependent represents the company.
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Whitehouse Post Chicago Welcomes Editor David Cea
News: Whitehouse Post Chicago Welcomes Editor David CeaWhitehouse Post is pleased to welcome Editor David Cea back into the family as he heads to the Midwest. The New Jersey native studied film at Hofstra University, where time spent as a teaching assistant for his Avid class piqued his interest in editing. Upon graduating in 2005, Cea began his editorial career at The Whitehouse New York. He quickly advanced to the role of Assistant Editor and honed his skills for several years before leaving in 2008 to test the freelance waters. After successful stints at a few NYC shops, most recently Cosmo Street, Cea felt the Midwest calling and decided to rejoin The Whitehouse in the company’s Chicago office.
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ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff Levine
News: ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff LevineACNE has added interactive director Jeff Levine to its roster. The prolific director, designer, and digital specialist brings a reel overflowing with top quality work for major clients including YouTube, AT&T, PNC, Puma, Craftsman, and Honda. His output spans from award-winning social media campaigns to a recent 3D architectural projection-mapping project for the New York Knicks.
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Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration
Feature and Commercial Clients set to Benefit from New Alliance
International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
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AICP Digital Unveils Statement of Work
Document Aims To Streamline The Interactive Production Process
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), along with Dustin Callif, Managing Partner, Digital, at Tool, and President of AICP Digital, and Anders Wahlquist, CEO of B-Reel and Vice President of AICP Digital, today announced the launch of the AICP Digital Statement of Work (SOW). The document was designed as a much needed tool to articulate important information regarding projects where digital production companies are engaged. It specifically addresses issues involving the workflow of interactive digital projects, as well as the terms under which a production company engages in a project with an advertising agency or advertiser.
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