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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Street Talk for January 20, 2017
Director Ira Rosensweig has opened Wavemaker Creative in Hollywood, Calif., with executive producer Tracey Karka . Rosensweig is probably best known for directing last year’s Mike’s Harder Lemonade campaign and the zombie spoof for Neighbors 2 starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.... Alex Blum has...
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
Street Talk for January 13, 2017
Content studio Big Block has signed director Marcus Kuhne , who’s well established in the Spanish filmmaking community. Kuhne has already made a smooth transition to the American market. His gravity-defying visual for The Chainsmokers hit “Don’t Let Me Down (featuring Daya),” which documents a...
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
Street Talk for January 6, 2017
L.A.-based YayBig Productions has signed writer/director Ryan Prows . His debut feature film, Lowlife , is moving towards its 2017 premiere. Both the film and Prows are represented by UTA. He has written and directed content for a variety of platforms including a music video for The Hotel Alexis’ “...
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Street Talk for December 30, 2016
Black Lives Matter in partnership with J. Walter Thompson New York has created BackingBlackBusiness.com , a web tool allowing people to easily discover Black owned small businesses throughout the U.S. Currently in Beta with over 300 Black-owned businesses, the site aims to reframe the importance...
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Street Talk for December 23, 2016
Instant Karma Films has added Olivier Venturini to its U.S. directorial roster for commercials and branded content. Born in France where he began his directing career shooting for such clients as Cartier, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Fiat and Coca Cola, Venturini then made his way to Los Angeles. Presently, he...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Street Talk for December 2016
Strangelove , a multi-platform production company aligned with Passion Pictures and which launched in the U.K. earlier this year, has now extended its reach to the stateside market with the opening of offices in New York and Los Angeles. Strangelove is the brainchild of former LEGS Media NY EP Tom...
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Street Talk for December 9, 2016
Production company 1stAveMachine adds to its talent roster with the signing of Madrid-based creative team, Espadaysantacruz Studio . With a diverse background in fields ranging from computer science to photography and visual arts, Espadaysantacruz Studio – led by co-founders/CEOs/creative directors...
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Street Talk for December 2, 2016
McCann London has launched an initiative which aims to diversify its next generation of employees by encouraging a broader spectrum of prospective candidates to consider a career in advertising. “Open Hour” is a weekly hour-long session of 15-minute one-on-one Skype calls, initially with CCOs and...
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
Street Talk for November 25, 2016
Schiefer Media and creative content firm ChopShop are merging as Schiefer ChopShop ( SCS ). This partnership brings together a 31-year-old “real-time” media agency and a 13-year-old content production house. Spanning social media, content, influencer, digital product, media, creative, and strategy...
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Street Talk for November 18, 2016
Boston-based production and post house ELEMENT has added Kim Lowe to its directorial roster. Her credits span such clients as Roominate, MegaBloks, b. toys, Cuties, Summer Infant, Hood, Chevy, Stop & Shop, Blue Cross Blue Shield, One World Play, Fidelity, Mullen, Arnold and VIA, Lowe has also...