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New York's Nice Shoes Hires Senior Colorist Maria Carretero
New York's Nice Shoes Hires Senior Colorist Maria Carretero
Carretero’s recent stand-out work includes Jeep’s “Recalculating,” Disney’s “You Can Fly” and “Bella Notte,” Porsche’s “The Fix” and “Avocados from Mexico” Super Bowl 2019
NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes has hired Senior Colorist Maria Carretero. Carretero comes to Nice Shoes with nearly two decades of global experience in color grading under her belt, applying a playful study on storytelling through the lens of color in all of her work. Her portfolio includes a wide range of feature films, short films, music videos and commercials for big brands like Apple, Jeep, Porsche, Michael Kors, Disney, Marriott, among many others.
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ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea
ARwall Signs Lead Environment Artist Joy Lea
Her past work includes including the EA DICE Battlefield series, 505 Games’ ADR1FT for Oculus, the upcoming Disney live-action film Lion King. and the upcoming 20th Century Fox films Avatar II and Avatar III
Los Angeles-based AR studio ARwall welcomes established digital artist Joy Lea as their inaugural Lead Environment Artist. She brings realism to her sci-fi environmental work and breathes life into fantastic, gritty concepts, having crafted RPG landscapes and assisted in other jaw-dropping virtual sets at top shops such as EA DICE, Three One Zero, MPC and Light Storm Entertainment, among others.
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DECON signs Mundo Sisters
DECON signs Mundo Sisters(New York, New York--October 4, 2016) Creative production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their award-winning film work has screened at festivals worldwide, and they have also directed lyrical, compelling campaigns for clients such as ESPN and Rachel Roy. They were recently selected to speak on the SXSW Sports Directors panel.
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DECON Signs Director Steven Caple Jr.
DECON Signs Director Steven Caple Jr.Creative production company DECON has signed director Steven Caple Jr. for his first U.S. commercial representation. The director, whose debut feature film The Land recently premiered nationwide, brings a tireless passion for unique storytelling and a desire for infusing personal global perspective to all of his work. The Land is executive produced by Nas and tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. The film, which stars Erykah Badu, MGK and Michael K. Williams, premiered at Sundance in 2016 to rave reviews and was acquired by IFC Films for U.S. distribution. DECON’s sister company, Mass Appeal, released the soundtrack for the film, featuring music from Nas, Kanye West, Erykah Badu Pusha T, French Montana and other notable artists.
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Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent Chanez
Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent ChanezBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. All of Chanez’ emotionally-charged work – from stirring montages to adrenaline-pumping auto work to striking beauty spots – combines authenticity with artful composition. He has helmed spots for such top brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot, among numerous others. His widely heralded “Unhate” for Benetton was featured at the 2013 TED Conference and his spot for French fragrance “Flower by Kenzo” earned an Epica Award. Beyond commercials, Chanez has directed longer form content, including the short film “Forme,” which was an official selection at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Plantin-Paris Film Festival.
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Honor Society Signs Director Molly Schiot
Honor Society Signs Director Molly SchiotBi-coastal production company Honor Society has signed director Molly Schiot for U.S. commercial representation. With nearly two decades of experience as a director, she approaches her work with a deep respect for the ubiquitous and mundane, telling stories that captivate and engage viewers from start to finish. Her versatile creative skillset lends itself to a broad range of creative aesthetics, ranging from illustration-driven tabletop work to authentic docu-style shorts, all driven by emotional storytelling at the core. She has worked consistently as a freelance talent and has also been signed with top production shops including Über Content and RadicalMedia, helming spots for top brands including Kiehl’s, Charter Communications, Nokia, JC Penny and Levis, among others. In her recent ESPN 30 for 30 short, “Our Tough Guy,” Schiot deftly dismantles the myth behind one of the NHL’s most fearsome players, John Wensink.
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NEW WORK: Central Films North Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Inspires Living with Vigor for Time Out Mexico
NEW WORK: Central Films North Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz Inspires Living with Vigor for Time Out MexicoLos Angeles-based Central Films North’s award-winning director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz mourns a life lived within the caution lines in the cinematic spot “Amish Time Out” for Time Out Mexico, out of DDB Mexico.
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Honor Society Signs Director Tim Abshire
Honor Society Signs Director Tim AbshireBi-coastal production company Honor Societyhas signed director Tim Abshire for U.S. commercial representation. With a character-driven approach to storytelling, he has helmed work for top brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, PlayStation, ESPN, Febreze, VW, Taco Bell, E*TRADE and Kia. Tim’s signature comedy dialogue style has earned him industry recognition and numerous golds from Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show Pencils, PromaxBDAs, and ADC Cubes. His work celebrates the awkward and odd characteristics of any situation through clever storytelling that leaves a lasting impression.
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VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de Mayo
VR Playhouse and Jaunt Immerse Viewers in Traditional Mexican Music and Dance for Cinco de MayoJaunt Studios and VR Playhouse team up to celebrate Mexican heritage in a dazzling visual display of music and dance in the new virtual reality experience “La Fuerza Imprevista.” Released in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the vibrant cultural experience is available for viewing exclusively on the Jaunt VR app.
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Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park Pictures
Acclaimed Director Keif Davidson signs with Park PicturesBicoastal production company Park Pictures has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary in 2015.
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Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison Klayman
Washington Square Films Signs Acclaimed Director Alison KlaymanNew York-based Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a Director's Guild of America nomination. In commercials, Alison has directed noteworthy branded work for lululemon and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.
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Vagabond Production Services Expands to Spain
Vagabond Production Services Expands to SpainNew York-based Vagabond Production Services has expanded, launching a new office in Spain. The new location will be led by veteran producer Fernando Bofill, and will be equipped to facilitate commercial, feature, content, event and still shoots.
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Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards Shanghai
Fresh Faces at Animated Storyboards ShanghaiInternational animatics shop Animated Storyboards has announced the latest round of additions in their Shanghai office. Summer Xie has joined as their newest producer, with Jessie Ji joining as head of marketing. The hires come on the heels of a considerable increase in business across Asia-Pacific, with Animated Storyboards (ASB) Asia commencing an aggressive growth and restructuring initiative to better serve these markets. This includes an increase in staff across all disciplines, specifically to accommodate these growth areas, with China as a key market in Asia.
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Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan Yi
Honor Society Signs Director Jonathan Yi
Newly-launched prodco signs documentary talent with feature Mad Tiger releasing this month
Bicoastal production Honor Society has signed director Jonathan Yi for U.S. commercial representation. Accomplished documentary filmmaker Yi is a revered talent in the documentary feature space, with his new film Mad Tiger being heralded as one of the “Top 10 Documentaries to Watch” by Indiewire. Mad Tiger will launch in select theaters on March 20th. The feature-length documentary follows two band mates, Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), best friends who have been touring the U.S. as part of the performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last 15 years.
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Northern Lights Teams up with Microsoft to Ignite the Fight Against Extreme Poverty for Global Citizen
Northern Lights Teams up with Microsoft to Ignite the Fight Against Extreme Poverty for Global CitizenNY-based Northern Lights editor Glenn Conte teams up with Microsoft to energize a hopeful approach to ending extreme poverty globally in the inspirational 1:22 PSA “Upgrade Your World” for Global Citizen. The spot illustrates Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world by encouraging people to act, because now, like never before, their voices will be heard and acted upon. The spot delivers a resolute call to action, encouraging outreach to government officials, signing petitions and joining rallies. Microsoft has teamed up with the organization to amplify the technology to help empower individuals to make an impact on such pressing global issues including gender equality, clean water, climate action, education and healthcare. Windows and Microsoft Philanthropies held a panel with Global Citizen on January 28, 2016 at the Microsoft Loft Space in New York to bring awareness to the Global Goals and the effort made by the organization.
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Audio Post Boutique Mr. Bronx Expands
Audio Post Boutique Mr. Bronx Expands
Mixer/Sound Designer Eric Hoffman and Producer Claudia Gaspar Join the Team
NY-based audio post shop Mr. Bronx has expanded, with the addition of two new mix rooms and the hiring of Mixer/Sound Designer Eric Hoffman and Producer Claudia Gaspar. Hoffman has nearly a decade of experience as a sound designer and mixer, working with top NY shops for major brands including Pepsi, Reebok, NHL, YouTube and Heineken as well as numerous trailers and film projects. Gaspar is a seasoned boutique studio jack-of-all-trades, with experience as a producer, studio manager and scheduler for NYC-based post shops including Headroom Digital Audio, Penny Lane Studios and Ataboy Studios. This growth coincides with Mr. Bronx’s recent expansion into film and television projects, having contributed ADR and dialogue recording for Ant-Man, “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Bob’s Burgers” and the upcoming animated feature film Sausage Party with Paul Rudd.
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Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGreal
Reel FX Adds Creative Director Colin McGrealDigital studio Reel FX, Dallas/Santa Monica has added Colin McGreal as Creative Director. McGreal is a versatile creative director and designer with over two decades of branded content experience working with such top clients as Verizon, American Express, Ford, Samsung, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Toyota and Time Warner Cable, among numerous others. Fusing a vast knowledge of filmmaking and technical processes, he is capable of both leveraging his background to collaborate with creative teams and fully executing projects from start to finish. McGreal most recently worked as Creative Director on Reel FX’s Hunger Games VR Experience for Lionsgate/Samsung, which launched during NY Comic-Con. His other Reel FX VR work includes the “You vs. Sharapova” Virtual Reality experience for American Express, which launched at the 2015 US Open, and the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot VR Experience for Legendary Pictures.
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Specular Theory Shows You What It's Like to Get Barreled for Jeep® Brand
Specular Theory Shows You What It's Like to Get Barreled for Jeep® BrandVenice, CA-based Specular Theory has been making waves in the virtual reality scene with their immersive VR storytelling and innovative tech—and now they’ve literally made waves. The creative studio was tapped by creative agency Xister to craft a live-action VR surf experience in conjunction with Jeep®’s partnership with the World Surf League, using proprietary technology to capture a first-person point of view of surfers, shooting on location in Malibu, CA and Mexico. The VR experience allows even the most novice swimmer to catch a swell while fully immersed by the surrounding ocean and sky above. The experience is currently being showcased at the World Surf League’s 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour across Europe.
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