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Rep Report for March 23, 2018
Production designer Melanie Mandl

The Directors Network (TDN), a talent agency for commercial freelance directors, directors of photography, and director/DPs, has signed award-winning director Paul Goldman to its talent roster. Goldman, who is based in NYC, has just returned from helming the latest VW campaign now airing in Asia. The six-day shoot, which spanned across China and Taiwan, yielded three spots to advertise new consumer technology available on the Asian continent. His ad credits span national and international brands like Kraft, Fiat, PepsiCo and GE, earning Clios, Cannes Lions, and many other accolades along the way....

Los Angeles-based cinematographer Patrick Simpson has also recently signed with TDN. He is known for collaborating with commercial director Melodie McDaniel, and has worked with clients as diverse as Bank of America, Disney, and Volvo, among others. He lensed the worldwide Neutrogena “Beautiful” campaign, which premiered in the U.S. during the Oscars, and the documentary film Corman’s World, which was an official selection at Sundance and Cannes....

Production designer Melanie Mandl has joined Innovative Artists for representation in commercials. She has worked on spots for, BMW, Bud Light and Converse, among others....

Also coming aboard the roster of Innovative Artists--for representation in spots and features--is costume designer Alana Morshead. She is best known for her feature credits Newness, The Hero and the upcoming Zoe....

Below-the-line Orlando Agency now represents DPs Jeff Barklage and David Kessler exclusively for commercials. Barklage’s ad credits include Coca Cola, Oil of Olay, Folgers, Subway, Tide and Bud Light. His work includes genres such as food-tabletop, liquids and packaged goods. Kessler’s commercials include Canon, Sears, Kellogg’s, Goodyear Tires, McDonald’s, Miller Beer, Hoover, Zocor and Under Armour....


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