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Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding Team
Timber Welcomes Art Director Jon Lorenz & Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette To Its Expanding TeamTimber Creative Directors/Co-Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau have welcomed Art Director Jon Lorenz and Digital Effects Supervisor Jeff Willette to the company’s expanding team. “Having freelanced with Timber on projects for the past year, I've concluded that the company is in a class of its own,” says Jon Lorenz. “More than just a working community, the team is a family with a shared pulse of growth, ambition and heart.”
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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 Film Festival Line-Up
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 Film Festival Line-Up
Fest to Open with World Premiere of “The Sense of an Ending”; “The Comedian” to Close Fest; Festival Announces Complete Line-up of Premieres, New Voices/New Visions, Modern Masters, True Stories, After Dark and more!
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced that the festival’s opening night will be the World Premiere screening of The Sense of an Ending, directed by Ritesh Batra on Thursday, January 5.  The festival will close with The Comedian, directed by Taylor Hackford on Sunday, January 15. The Festival will screen 190 films from 72 countries, including 58 premieres (9 World, 5 International, 20 North American and 24 U.S.) from January 2-16, 2017.  The complete line-up including a focus on cinema from Poland, Premieres, New Voices/New Visions competition, Modern Masters, True Stories, After Dark and more were also announced, in addition to the Awards Buzz program released last week.
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TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editors David Cornman & Debbie McMurtrey
TwoPoint0 Welcomes Editors David Cornman & Debbie McMurtreyTwoPoint0 Co-Founders Wendy Rosen and Anthony Marinelli welcomed well-known Editors David Cornman and Debbie McMurtrey to the company’s eclectic roster of talent. “I’ve known Dave for many years and have admired Debbie’s talent for a long time,” explains TwoPoint0’s Partner/EP Wendy Rosen. “Stylistically, emotionally, and comedically, they are among the best in the business, and I am so proud to be working with them.”
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Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Multi-Award Winning Film and Sound Production Company Hummingbird Productions Celebrates Its 40th AnniversaryHummingbird Productions, a renowned, multi-award winning film and sound production company which has built its reputation as one of America's leading producers of commercials, sound design and original music, has achieved a truly rare accomplishment – it’s 40th Anniversary milestone this month. The company’s celebratory party was held at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
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Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins Bullitt
Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins BullittBullitt is excited to welcome director Matt Ogens to its director roster. Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined.
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Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with Executive Producer John Beveridge on New Venture
Production Company Hoffman Bros. Launches Sibling Directing Duo Matt & Mark Hoffman Partner with  Executive Producer John Beveridge on New VentureDirectors Matt and Mark Hoffman and long-time producing partner John Beveridge have launched commercial production company Hoffman Bros. The announcement comes on the heels of delivering two projects for Nike, including “Nike Free Anthem” (:60), a thrilling conceptual spot showcasing the barefoot-like flexibility of the Nike Free footwear line (featuring Serena Williams, Kyrie Irving, and Amari Cooper, among many other celebrity athletes).
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Silver CLIO Sports Award Goes to NHL "Name" Spot Edited by Steve Bell of Cutters
Last night at the official ceremony for the third annual CLIO Sports Awards, the National Hockey League and agency Baby Bear's Porridge Productions were honored with the Silver award in the Commercials category for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final national spot entitled "Name" (https://youtu.be/E8uggvSFsl0).
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Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat Carpenter
Northern Lights Adds Creative Director/Editor Pat CarpenterNY-based Northern Lights has added veteran creative director/editor Pat Carpenter. With decades of experience, Carpenter has worked across commercials, broadcast promos, documentaries, music and long form content, infusing a distinct vitality in every project he cuts. Joining Northern Lights from Ripcord Creative, he has lent his talents to a number of top shops in New York City, including Definition 6, Creative Bubble and Unitel. With a history of moonlighting as a drummer in NYC’s punk rock scene, Carpenter’s innate sense of rhythm has led to his natural ease and confidence in editing. His work has garnered numerous industry accolades including a Silver Lion for his work for Benjamin Moore “Talking Wall” out of The Martin Agency, a Gold CLIO for his work on Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” and numerous PromaxBDA Awards for his extensive broadcast work. With a collaborative approach, Carpenter has developed a lineup of repeat clients, including USA, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Pivot and HBO.
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Bodega Signs Directors Jon Dennis and Randy Hackett
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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Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast Atlanta
Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast AtlantaBeast has added award-winning editor Jason Painter to its Atlanta roster. Painter’s career spans twenty years in top markets throughout the U.S., working with top clients from Toyota to Nike, and earning awards from Cannes Lions, AICE, and CLIO, along with an Emmy nomination. At Beast’s Atlanta studio, he will work with co-located outposts of Company 3 and Method Studios to service clients nationwide. He will also be available in the six other markets where Beast has offices.
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The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award Wins
The Refinery AV Adds Matthew Hunt As VP of Games/Creative Director; Celebrates Big Night with Clio Key Art Award Wins
Award-Winning Marketing Agency To Expand Its Gaming Footprint
The Refinery AV has added Matthew Hunt as VP of Games/Creative Director, a newly created position within the marketing agency. The announcement comes on the heels of The Refinery’s feted showing at the Clio Key Art Awards last night. The agency took home Silver honors for its short-form campaign for “Taken 3,” as well as five Bronze awards in various categories.
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JSM Music Welcomes Jeff Fiorello as Executive Producer
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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DIRECTOR PAUL STREET SIGNS WITH THE TRAVELING PICTURE SHOW COMPANY
TPSC bolsters its roster with iconic car shooter, Paul Street
The Traveling Picture Show Company signs legendary car shooter extraordinaire Paul Street for exclusive representation.
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Traveling Picture Show Company Signs Director Paul Street
TPSC bolsters its roster with iconic car shooter, Paul Street
The Traveling Picture Show Company signs legendary car shooter extraordinaire Paul Street for exclusive representation.
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Director Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills to Accomplice Media
Director Stephen Pearson Brings Comedy Advertising Skills to Accomplice MediaAccomplice 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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Offerings and Talents of Chicago's Another Country Expand with Addition of Mixer Peter Erazmus
Executive producer Tim Konn and his colleagues at the award-winning sound design studio Another Country are very proud to announce the addition of well-known sound designer, mixer and audio engineer Peter Erazmus to their staff. Erazmus joins the company's roster of A-list mixers John Binder, David Gerbosi, Drew Weir and Erik Widmark immediately, as a key part of the studio's growth plans focused on opening its fifth sound room later this summer.
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ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American Representation
ModOp Films Signs Award-Winning Director Juergen Bollmeyer For Exclusive North American RepresentationModOp Films announced today that it has signed 2014 Cannes Lion-winning director Juergen Bollmeyer. At ModOp Films, Juergen joins a roster that includes Paul Goldman, Scott Toepfer, Mat Humphrey, Steve Antin, Dana Christiaansen, KRONCK and Ram Baruch. The company also welcomes newly appointed West Coast Rep Marla Mossberg.
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Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles Studio
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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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2015 Board of Directors Officers; Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Mike Chambers Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2015 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2015 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was elected as Board Chair.
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Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for Commercials
Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Production Process to Best Fuse Original Music with Film for Commercials
Hummingbird Productions Spearheads New "FUSIC" Approach to Best Fuse Original Music with Film For Commercials
Hummingbird Productions, a film and music production company which has built its reputation as one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design, is spearheading a new approach the company calls “FUSIC” – the exceptional blend of film and music. Hummingbird Productions, now in business to produce entire projects, including commercials, web content and corporate communications, will produce those projects by integrating its team of commercial directors with its music group, using the FUSIC production process. FUSIC will integrate the sound and music for these commercials from the very inception of an idea through to the end. The announcement was made by Hummingbird Executive Producer Bob Farnsworth.
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The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell 
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
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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a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaign
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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Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark with Opener for CLIO Image Awards
Phoenix Media Group Hits the Mark with Opener for CLIO Image Awards
“Artemis” Was Part of a Full-Slate of Creative Services for the Inaugural Awards Show Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Phoenix Media Group helped the inaugural CLIO Image Awards get off to an electrifying start with a beguiling show-opener about an elegant and enigmatic archer.
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Composer Bob Farnsworth of Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Writes Historic "Greatest Generation" Anthem for 70th Anniversary of D DAY Concerts
Composer Bob Farnsworth of Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Writes Historic "Greatest Generation" Anthem for 70th Anniversary of D DAY ConcertsBob Farnsworth, Award-winning composer and founder of Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, has written a remarkable new anthem entitled “The Greatest Generation.” The new song will be performed by Helen Patton, the granddaughter of legendary World War II General George S. Patton, during two special concerts in Normandy, France (June 5 & June 7) which will be commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the infamous D-Day Invasion.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin Water
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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Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22
Hummingbird Productions Founder/Creative Director Bob Farnsworth to Deliver "Hearing Is Believing" TEDXFRONTRANGE Talk in Colorado, May 22Bob Farnsworth, CEO, Founder and Creative Director with Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, will be a featured guest speaker during an upcoming TEDx FrontRange talk.
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Hummingbird Productions Shines with Dramatic Orchestral Productions Featured in Special Project for the County of Uganda, And New Campaigns for Saint Thomas Health and Alabama Power
Hummingbird Productions Shines with Dramatic Orchestral Productions Featured in Special Project for the County of Uganda,
 And New Campaigns for Saint Thomas Health and Alabama PowerHummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising, entertainment, and multi-media industries, has written and produced dramatic and compelling orchestral productions for three special new projects. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing Awards
Ant Farm Wins Seven 2014 Game Marketing AwardsAnt Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco. Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold Award for Best Showing at a Trade Event: E3 Experience Activision/Blizzard Entertainment.
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Butter Music And Sound Opens In Venice, Ca
Butter Music And Sound Opens In Venice, Ca
Alanda CCO Andrew Sherman, Butter West Coast Executive Producer Marcus Nelson, Alanda CEO Marc Schwartz
Alanda, parent company of, Fluid, Butter, Mr. Bronx and Scout, has launched Butter Music and Sound in Venice, CA. Mirroring their successful Soho, NY studio, Alanda has brought its award-winning music company to the west coast in a fittingly laid-back and stylish Venice Beach location. The studio will be led by Butter’s west coast Executive Producer Marcus Nelson, along with Creative Director Joel Dean and Senior Producer Annick Mayer, who have both relocated from the thriving New York office to complete the team. Nelson will also serve as acting EP for Fluid and Scout west coast projects.
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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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Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"
Hummingbird Productions Produces Highly Moving Score Behind "Living Hope"
New Independent Documentary Film Profiling People Helping the Poor in South Africa
Hummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the entertainment and advertising industries, has contributed the score behind the just released documentary film “Living Hope.” The new film depicts the stories of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star Treatment
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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Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
Big Block Live Announces New Director Signings
Big Block Live to Represent Modern Storytellers Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia
Big Block Live has announced its first directorial roster, signing directors Josh + Vince, GHOST+COW and Joe Sabia for exclusive representation in North America. Collectively, these are writer/directors who create integrated campaigns across all platforms, who know how to build and captivate audiences and who understand the importance of distribution and destination to story.
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Variety To Honor John Lee Hancock, Jonah Hill And “10 Directors To Watch” At 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
John Lee Hancock to Receive the Variety Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Jonah Hill to receive the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz.
"Variety" will present director John Lee Hancock with the Creative Impact in Directing Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, which celebrates the filmmaker for his outstanding contributions to the art and business of cinema, notably his work in directing the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks.” Additionally, "Variety" will honor Jonah Hill with the Creative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz for his scope of work ranging from his comedic performances and more dramatic fare such as his Academy Award® nominated role in “Moneyball” to the upcoming highly-anticipated Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The event will take place on Sunday, January 5 during the Palm Springs International Film Festival on the Palm Court at the Parker Palm Springs.
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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
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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Tool Brings On Award-Winning Director Alec Helm
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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Butter Takes Home Gold and Silver at Ciclope 2013
Butter Takes Home Gold and Silver at Ciclope 2013This year, the team at Butter Music + Sound took home awards for exceptional work on multiple projects at the 2013 Ciclope International Festival of Craft in Berlin. They were honored with a Gold Award for Original Music with Grey Group’s DirecTV viral spot, "Football on your Phone," led by Creative Director Andrew Sherman and starring NFL Brothers Peyton and Eli Manning. Butter was also honored with a Silver Award in the category of Adapted Music for Saatchi & Saatchi’s "Turn Around, Barry Add Power," a comedic :30 for General Mills with Composition and Arrangement by David Quattrini and Andrew Sherman.
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/WildChild/ Launches Expansion under Exec Producer Melissa Miller
/WildChild/ Launches Expansion under Exec Producer Melissa MillerMarking a major push into film, content and promo work, /WildChild/ has signed industry leader Melissa Miller as their new Executive Producer. With deep agency experience, a long postproduction career, and 20 years of experience in general market advertising, Miller is perfectly positioned to lead the company in this ambitious expansion. A centerpiece of these efforts will be an aggressive recruitment of editors in all phases of the business in order to build distinct divisions that will each focus on one medium of production: film, content, promos, and general market advertising.
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Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital Media
Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital Media
Nashville’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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Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
Four K Productions Launches In Los Angeles As New Producer Of Original Broadcast Content In The 4K Format
Slate of Original Programs Currently in Development -- Company Founder and Creative Consultants Have Decades of Experience In Motion Picture and TV Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion; Wayne Threatt is New Company’s Corporate Strategic Consultant
Four K Productions LLC has been launched in Los Angeles as a new production company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of original broadcast content shot and post-produced in the 4K/UltraHD format. The company has secured initial financial backers, and has already completed its first production, “MIX: LA.” The new company also has a slate of original programs currently in development. The announcements were made today by company Founder/President Kevin Williamson.
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"Oh, Let's Krystal," Unbridled Rock Out Song with Attitude Produced by Hummingbird Productions for New Krystal Restaurants Campaign
"Oh, Let's Krystal," Unbridled Rock Out Song with Attitude Produced by Hummingbird Productions for New Krystal Restaurants CampaignHummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising industry, has contributed a fun, original song to a new regional campaign promoting Krystal Restaurants. The song can be heard in three new, 30-second TV spots which just broke in regional markets across the Southeastern United States. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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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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Matt Siegel Chooses Leader Lv5381 For Digital Cinematography Seminar
Matt Siegel Chooses Leader Lv5381 For Digital Cinematography Seminar(Cypress, California--October 17, 2013) Multiple-award-winning film producer and cinematographer Matt Siegel chose a Leader LV5381 four-input multi-SDI monitor for use during his recent seminar on Digital Cinematography at The Maine Media Workshops. Designed for emerging cinematographers, the course explained the advantages of using digital technology and explored the challenges and limitations of various digital formats.
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Director John X. Carey Joins Tool
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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Director Richard Sears Joins A Common Thread for Commercials
Director Richard Sears Joins A Common Thread for CommercialsDirector Richard Sears, whose credits includes work for Toyota, Citgo, Nissan and AT&T, has joined Los Angeles-based A Common Thread for exclusive, national representation. Sears has earned high regard for his storytelling skills, which he has applied to genres ranging from dialogue-driven comedy to documentary/lifestyle advertising. He provides A Common Thread with a proven talent, versatility and a reputation as an innovator.
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Hummingbird Productions Remixes Music for Culver's Restaurant "Thank You, Farmers" Program, Benefitting Farm Families Through the National FFA Organization
Hummingbird Productions Remixes Music for Culver's Restaurant "Thank You, Farmers" Program, Benefitting Farm Families Through the National FFA OrganizationHummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music for both regional and national advertising campaigns, has remixed the Culver’s Restaurant theme music for a special program benefiting farm families. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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SMPTE Adds Billboard as a 2013 Media Partner
New Media Partnership Aids Both Organizations in Raising Their Profile and Extending Their Reach
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that Billboard the world's most influential music brand, will serve as a 2013 media partner. The partnership will enable both SMPTE and Billboard to publicize and promote more broadly their unique brands and conference offerings.
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ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff Levine
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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Adorama Pro and Canon Present the “Summertime in NYC” Photo Contest
Adorama Pro and Canon Present the “Summertime in NYC” Photo Contest
Commemorate the summer with the best shots of the city; contest winners to be announced at a special Pro Day event on October 3rd
Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, joins Canon for the “Summertime in NYC” photo contest.
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Goodpenny Inks Two Top Editors
Goodpenny Inks Two Top EditorsCreative Studio Goodpenny has welcomed top editors John Marinis and Sven Herrmann into its fold. The additions come on the heels of Goodpenny’s Telly Award-winning spot for H&M, Grammy Award-winning mix for Jimmy Fallon’s Blow Your Pants Off, and score for the highly acclaimed "Sleepwalk with Me."
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Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Expands Musical Outreach with String of National Commercials
Nashville's Hummingbird Productions Expands Musical Outreach with String of National CommercialsHummingbird Productions, one of America’s leading producers of original music and sound design for the advertising industry, has expanded its musical outreach in 2013 with a string of national campaigns. The announcement was made today by Bob Farnsworth, CEO/Founder/Creative Director, Hummingbird Productions.
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Click 3X Signs Cannes Lion-Winning Director, Vellas
Click 3X Signs Cannes Lion-Winning Director, VellasClick 3X is pleased to announce the addition of Vellas – a Brazilian director whose spot for Leica, "Alma (Soul)," earned an impressive five Lions at this year’s Festival of Creativity in Cannes. The signing marks an important next step in the evolution of the Click 3X live action roster, enhancing its impressive roster of directorial talent and establishing a crucial foothold in the rapidly expanding global production industry.
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RPA Promotes Jason Sperling to Executive Creative Director
RPA Promotes Jason Sperling to Executive Creative DirectorRPA, a leading advertising agency headquartered in Los Angeles, announces the promotion of Jason Sperling, previously SVP, Group Creative Director, to the position of SVP, Executive Creative Director, reporting to Joe Baratelli, EVP, Chief Creative Officer.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
Darin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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Blueyed Pictures makes its mark as a “go-to” full service digital content production studio to the fashion, entertainment and public relations industry
Blueyed Pictures Founder and Executive Producer Jamee Natella, operates on a philosophy of providing creative production solutions and added value to both advertising agencies and clients direct. The only constant in the world of fashion, entertainment and public relations is change. Blueyed consistently delivers for clients such as CW3PR, an entertainment and lifestyle public relations firm and Teeology, an online shopping destination for luxury T-shirts, co-founded by Jennifer Lopez, Erica Zohar, and Brian Lee. The ongoing relationships and growing number of production services provided by Blueyed Pictures continues to strengthen its appeal to lifestyle, entertainment and fashion marketers. With offices in LA, London and Tokyo, Blueyed operates internationally to produce commercials, branded content, apps, live events, corporate brand films, behind-the-scenes and EPKs.
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Award-winning Mixer Paul Hurtubise Joins Margarita Mix
Award-winning Mixer Paul Hurtubise Joins Margarita MixMargarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, has added sound mixer Paul Hurtubise to its talent roster. The highly regarded sound designer/mixer and music composer has been contributing his art and craft to the industry since 1996. His work includes numerous Super Bowl spots throughout his career, and he has earned CLIO and Telly Awards, among other accolades.
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Futuristic Films' Director Richie Smyth Wins Silver Clio for "Best Direction"; Completes New PSA
Futuristic Films' Director Richie Smyth Wins Silver Clio for "Best Direction"; Completes New PSAFuturistic Films’ Director Richie Smyth has won a prestigious Silver Clio Award for “Best Direction” for his incredibly moving ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) PSA entitled “I Can’t Wait.” The project is also short-listed for a D&AD Award this year. Smyth accepted his Silver Clio Award at the gala ceremony in New York recently, accompanied by Futuristic Films’ Executive Producer Brendan Kiernan.
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Director Enda McCallion Joins The Traveling Picture Show Company
Director Enda McCallion Joins The Traveling Picture Show CompanyCommercial and feature film director Enda McCallion has signed with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC) for exclusive representation in the United States. McCallion, who was born in Northern Ireland but has spent most of his career in the U.S., is known worldwide for a highly inventive visual storytelling style that draws on cutting edge visual effects, classic film techniques and a sharp sense of humor. He is the recipient of three D&AD Awards for outstanding direction as well as Clio, Cannes and DGA awards.
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Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa Monica
Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa Monica
Emmy Award-winning Artist Scott Rader Joins Team
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. SPY: LA extends the capabilities of its main facility in San Francisco, and will specialize in VFX based commercial productions. SPY: LA began work in December on a number of visually compelling spots for such clients as UPS, Asics, THQ/UFC, Hillshire Farm and Canon. The new West Coast locale is within FotoKem's award-winning sound studio Margarita Mix.
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Kleinman, Ledwidge, Frankel And Barrons Launch Us Office Of Rattling Stick
Directors Daniel Kleinman and Ringan Ledwidge and President Johnnie Frankel join with feature and commercial producer Jennifer Barrons, now Partner/EP, to bring their uniquely successful UK brand to the States. Looking forward to introducing their talented slate of European directors to the US market as well as adding several US based directors to the company, Rattling Stick will open doors in November in Los Angeles. Michel Waxman joins the Rattling Stick team as newly appointed Head of Sales and will handle West coast sales. East coast sales will be handled by Uncle Lefty.
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Mirror Films Continues To Expand; Adds Director Wrye Martin To Diverse Talent Roster
Mirror Films Owner/Executive Producer Eric Barrett continues to expand and diversify his company’s talent roster with the addition of Director Wrye Martin. A key creative talent behind “Butterfinger 13th,” launched on Facebook last week to more than 1 million FB fans, the short film was directed by Martin in collaboration with celebrity Actor/Director Rob Lowe and Threshold Interactive’s John Montgomery.
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NEOGAMA and DIAGEO launch the first campaign created in Brazil for Johnnie Walker
NEOGAMA and DIAGEO launch the first campaign created in Brazil for Johnnie Walker
The awakening of a giant that slept where the Sugar Loaf stands today is the center of the multimedia campaign that encompasses TV, theaters, print ads, social and digital media and radio
The Sugar Loaf isn’t just a Brazilian postcard. In NEOGAMA’s new commercial for Johnnie Walker, it is actually part of a giant that had been sleeping there for years and finally wakes up.
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Creative Consultancy Bemis Balkind Names Curt Doty GM and Executive Creative Director of Agency’s Newly Expanded Digital Group
Creative Consultancy Bemis Balkind Names Curt Doty GM and Executive Creative Director of Agency’s Newly Expanded Digital Group
Doty Had Been President of Trailer Park's Advanced Content Division
After two decades of spearheading creative and strategic initiatives both on the client side (ABC, Universal) and the service side (Pittard Sullivan, Trailer Park), Curt Doty has joined legendary creative consultancy Bemis Balkind, and will spearhead the agency’s newly expanded Digital Group in the next phase of its client offerings in the areas of digital content, advertising, and distribution. Doty will serve the company as both its GM and as Executive Creative Director, Digital.
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Original Names Jonathan Del Gatto to Head New Post Division
Original Names Jonathan Del Gatto to Head New Post DivisionBi-coastal production company Original has partnered with award-winning editor/ director Jonathan Del Gatto as creative director of its newly-formed post production division. Original (formerly Original Film) has been expanding aggressively and the new post offering will allow it to provide turnkey services for broadcast advertising, branded content and other forms of visual media.
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