Flashback for August 2018
August 14, 2013

TBWA’s Digital Arts Network (DAN) L.A. has made a series of new senior hires and formed additional specialty groups within the 100-person digital shop, part of the TBWA LA Group, which includes TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. Justin Manfredi joins DAN as deputy director from David & Goliath. Larry Lac comes to DAN LA from 72andSunny and prior to that Wieden+Kennedy, New York. Lac will lead DAN LA’s social efforts as the director of SMARTSlab. Vaino Leskinen is also joining the group, coming from TBWA Helsinki. Leskinen will focus on mobile strategy and product creation, as part of the new division, Mobilelab. Peter Basset has been promoted to director of digital production. Before joining TBWA a year ago as EP, Basset was at 180 Amsterdam where he working on global campaigns for adidas. Finally, Eric Fader, formerly of LA shop Ignited, joins DAN LA to head up the agency data science and analytics practice, Datalab.....Digital Domain has promoted Rich Flier to president of the advertising & games division, and Terry Clotiaux to the presidency of the feature film production division. Both report to recently hired CEO Daniel Seah. Flier joined Digital Domain as an EP in 2011, upped to VP the following year. Clotiaux was EP of Digital Domain’s feature film division from 2007 to 2009 and rejoined the company as VP of the division in March 2013....

August 15, 2008     
Director Graeme Joyce has joined Villains for exclusive U.S. spot representation. He comes over from HSI Productions....Mekanism has added the directorial duo of Dave and Rory (Dave Clark, Rory Hanrahan) to create, develop and shoot live action and integrated campaigns. Clark and Hanrahan first met as creatives at ad agency Mother in New York....U.K. animation/mixed media production house th1ng (pronounced thing one) has added director Yoav Segal and his producer Amanda Lowit, formerly head of TV at Grey London....Director/DP Ryan Gaw has signed with Crossroads....Editor Brandon Boudreaux, formerly of Consulate, has come aboard the roster of Nomad Editing Company’s NY office...Editor Pablo Piriz has joined Union Editorial...Company 3, Santa Monica, Calif., has promoted Denise Brown from producer to director of telecine, Thatcher Peterson from director of operations to executive producer, and Michael Boggs from operations to director of commercial DI and scanning....


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