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Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Stan Richards Resigns From The Richards Group After Racist Remark Prompts Client Exodus
Stan Richards, 88-year-old founder and CEO of The Richards Group, tendered his resignation on Thursday (10/15) after clients including Motel 6, Home Depot, Keurig Dr Pepper and Cracker Barrel ended their longstanding ties to the agency due to a racist remark he made during a creative meeting. The...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
"Sad Day" Elevates MPC To Top of Quarterly VFX/Animation Chart
MPC’s visual effects studios in Los Angeles and Bangalore teamed with director Hiro Murai of Doomsday Entertainment on this stunning music video, “Sad Day,” for FKA twigs. The clip’s artistry propelled it to the #1 slot in SHOOT’s quarterly Top Ten VFX/Animation Chart. Beginning in a café late at...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Monument Signs Director Rory AB Forrest
Rory AB Forrest has joined the directorial roster of Monument, the L.A. shop founded by managing director Gianfillipo Pedrotti, executive creative director Erik Johann Van Wyk and exec producer John Quinn. British writer-director Forrest made his initial career mark on the agency side as a creative...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Residente Signs With Sony To Launch 1868 Studios, Develop TV, Films, Other On-Screen Content
He's directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for a global market. Residente, the most decorated winner in the history of Latin Grammys, has signed a multiyear deal with Sony Music Entertainment to launch 1868 Studios. Under this new...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Bill Kolb Named Chairman & CEO of McCann Worldgroup; Harris Diamond To Retire At End Of Year
Bill Kolb has been named chairman and CEO of McCann Worldgroup, succeeding Harris Diamond who will be retiring at the end of the year. Kolb, who most recently served as chief operating officer of McCann Worldgroup--part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) family--is a recognized global leader in...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
Director Blitz Bazawule Lands 1st Spot Representation, Joins Chromista
Bicoastal creative content company Chromista has signed director Blitz Bazawule aka Blitz the Ambassador. This marks Blitz’s first commercial representation. A hip hop performer and visual artist, Ghana-born Samuel Bazawule, who goes by the Blitz moniker, is one of the lead directors on Beyoncé’s...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
Pandemic Takes Toll On Summer Filming In L.A.
Even as filming is beginning a slow return in Greater Los Angeles, a sobering new report released today reveals the enduring effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s film, television and commercial production industry. Updated data from FilmLA indicate that filming in area communities...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
Directors JB Carlin, Jeremy Merrifield Join Great Guns
International production company Great Guns has added directors JB Carlin and Jeremy Merrifield to its roster for representation in the U.S., U.K. and Asia. Oliver Fuselier, managing director/EP of Great Guns USA, said, “JB comes to Great Guns with an exciting range of work that really makes you...
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
Pomp&Clout Adds Director Scott Lazer To Its Directorial Roster For Spots, Music Videos
Brooklyn-based filmmaker and creative director Scott Lazer has joined production studio Pomp&Clout for work across commercials and music videos. This marks his first career signing for spots and music clips. Lazer will come aboard a directorial roster at Pomp&Clout that includes founder...
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
Arrest, Sentencing Of Director Hajooj Kuka Raise Concerns Over Freedom In New Sudan
More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership, Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka was arrested during a theater workshop by the security forces that had served al-Bashir for years. He was tried and sentenced to prison on vague charges...

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