Street Talk for November 15, 2019
Nora Kirkpatrick

Furlined has added director Nora Kirkpatrick, a fresh new voice in comedy, to its roster for commercial representation in the U.S. and U.K. In addition to being a filmmaker, Kirkpatrick is a writer, actress and musician. On the latter score, she was a founding member of the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Kirkpatrick has appeared as a comedic actress in films and TV shows, including portraying Esther (Dwight’s girlfriend) in The Office. Collaborations with Will Ferrell, Olivia Wilde and SNL alum Mike O’Brien spawned several comedic series that Kirkpatrick has written and/or directed, including Assisted Living (CBS), Virtually Mike and Nora (Hulu), Best Seller (Comedy Central) and the soon-to-be released TV series The Coop, in association with Funny Or Die. The acclaimed short film Kirkpatrick wrote and directed, Long Time Listener, First Time Caller, is a tragicomic portrait of a woman in search of answers to life’s existential questions.  Kirkpatrick is a writer on the new Amazon series Daisy Jones & The Six, and is currently directing an episode of The Goldbergs (ABC)....

L.A.-based director Jonny Mass has joined production company Radke for exclusive representation in Canada. He continues to be handled by m ss ng p eces in the U.S. ad market. Mass, who’s directed projects for such brands as Michelin, Porsche, Spotify, BMW, Facebook and Ford, earned inclusion into this year’s SHOOT New Directors Showcase.....

Production company Strange Loop Studios has brought commercial director Mark Pallman aboard its roster. Known for infusing light, subtly absurd comedy into everyday routines and scenarios, Pallman has directed campaigns for clients such as McDonald’s, U.S. Bank, Esurance, Hefty and Illinois Tourism. He’s a veteran of the Chicago production community where he spent the better part of the last decade helming projects for ONE at Optimus before directing independently for leading brands.... 

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