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Street Talk for August 18, 2017
Jeffrey Dumo, VP of partnerships and strategy, The1stMovement

BRF (B-Reel Films) is growing its entertainment division, hiring Hollywood producer Philip Westgren as the company’s first head of original content in the U.S. to drive expansion of its English-language slate. Based in BRF’s LA office, Westgren will report to company founder/CEO Pelle Nilsson. Prior to joining BRF, Westgren ran Oscar-nominated producer Lawrence Gordon’s company. In the next year, BRF has a number of high-profile entertainment projects and theatrical premieres in the works including Euphoria, a feature film starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling. Additionally, BRF is in pre-production on Midsummer, a psychological horror film, written and directed by Ari Aster; the second season of Before We Die, a record-breaking Scandi Noir TV series; and feature films from directors such as Anna Odell and Peter Grōnlund. Other projects include documentaries on professional snowboarder Shaun White, and author Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). BRF is also opening an office in Oslo, Norway to tap top talent and the strong commercial production market in the region.  Audun Lyngholm Wittenberg, previously at Vice and FanteFilm, has been brought on to run the office as managing director/executive producer.....

Digital agency The1stMovement (T1M), with offices spanning from Los Angeles  to Denver to Hong Kong and a variety of clients including Cisco and Women of Wrestling, has brought longtime agency exec Jeffrey Dumo on board as its new VP of partnerships and strategy. Dumo spent nearly two decades working in client relations, business development and strategy, including several years as founding partner of Design Reactor, then managing partner and chief executive officer at experiential digital design shop Array Interactive. Now at T1M, Dumo reunites with company CEO Ming Chan, who also previously worked at Design Reactor...