Monday, November 20, 2017

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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

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...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

The industry is shocked and mourning the death of director Tony Scott, 68, whose filmography includes Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, Crimson Tide and Unstoppable. He also is known as a founding father of production companies RSA and Scott Free...Tribal DDB New...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Managing director Rani Melendez and exec creative director Phil Crowe of The Mill have spearheaded an influx of new hires to the Mill+ roster in  L.A.

Coming aboard Mill+ are creative directors Bowe King and Evan Parsons, and executive producer Ben Leiser. Additionally, Mill+ head of...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

David Gordon Green of Chelsea Pictures directed this latest campaign for Little Caesars out of agency Barton F. Graf, NY. The work brings us oddball characters with just one thing on their mind: pizza.

Two of the spots focus on an assortment of surreal kooks, from a pair of hungry...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Jen Dennis, head of RSA VR, served as a Virtual Reality judge at this year’s AICP Next Awards. During the AICP Show Road Tour stop in Los Angeles last month, she shared some insights during a panel discussion, including providing context on VR.

Dennis observed that VR is “not about...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Amanda Marsalis and DeMane Davis—directors who made their mark in indie features and are active in commercials and branded content via, respectively, production companies Backyard and Sweet Rickey—recently extended their reach into primetime TV, helming season two episodes of Queen Sugar,...

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Comedy director Jordan Brady has joined Toronto-based production company Someplace Nice for Canadian representation. He continues to be handled by his shop, Superlounge, in the U.S. Brady has directed over 1,000 national TV spots in his career....

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Bicoastal Union Editorial has secured Katrin Aul and Katie Goldstein to handle sales for the company on the East Coast. Union is handled on the West Coast by Becky Jungmann/Mischief, and by Sue Rosen/Wry Wit in the Midwest. Keith Quinn of LCS is...

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

London-based director Mitch Stratten has joined Moxie Pictures for commercial representation in the US and UK. Originally hailing from South Africa, Stratten made a name for himself with his Time Sculpture film for Toshiba, which broke the Guinness...

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

The Martins Agency in Agoura Hills, Calif., has signed DPs Eduardo Servello and Alexander Nikishin for representation. Servello is currently traveling the world shooting the martial arts series Bushido Battlefield for Robert Rodriguez’s...