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Sound Lounge Promotes Pete Crimi to Mixer

NEW YORK— Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound facility announces that it has elevated Pete Crimi to mixer. Crimi has been an assistant at the facility for six years honing his craft. Since being promoted, he has worked on ad campaigns for numerous leading brands, including Nike, Comcast, and Dominos. Additionally, he mixed short films, such as Moving Violation, ...

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Sound Lounge Elevates Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production

NEW YORK— Sound Lounge, New York’s leading independent sound facility, has promoted Liana Rosenberg to Head of Production. As a member of the management team, Rosenberg will be responsible for overseeing all production activity at the studio and supervise its team of staff producers. She will serve as a key liaison between Sound Lounge and its advertising agency and post-production ...

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Mr. Wolf Opens VFX Facility in Vancouver

Visual effects studio hires Chad Cortvriendt to lead Canadian operation where it is currently producing effects for “Channel Zero.” LOS ANGELES— Visual effects studio Mr. Wolf has opened a studio in Vancouver. The company, which also has operations in Los Angeles and New York, has hired veteran VFX producer Chad Cortvriendt to head the new outpost as executive producer. Cortvriendt ...

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Yard Dog Signs Director Darren Statman

LOS ANGELES— Director Darren Statman has joined Yard Dog for U.S. work in commercials and branded content. Based in London, Statman has won admirers among agencies and brands across Europe for work noteworthy for its striking, artfully- crafted visuals, nuanced storytelling and raw emotional power. Among Statman’s best-known projects is Hades, a black & white film for British custom motorcycle ...

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A Common Thread Signs Aussie Director Cassie De Colling

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread has signed Australian director Cassie De Colling for exclusive representation in the United States. De Colling has directed ads, branded content and virtual reality for clients including insurance giant AAMI, travel company The Great Escape, the University of Melbourne and others. This is the first time she has had representation outside Australia. “Cassie is a ...

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Dutch Director Werner Damen Makes U.S. Debut Via Yard Dog

LOS ANGELES— Director Werner Damen has joined Los Angeles-based Yard Dog for exclusive representation in the United States. A native of the Netherlands, Damen is in high demand across Europe and Asia, but this is the first time that he has pursued advertising work in the United States. Known for capturing beautiful imagery and for storytelling with a strong sense ...

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Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Will Files Joins Sony Pictures Post Production Services

Award-winning sound artist will edit and mix on a new Dolby Atmos-capable stage Culver City, Calif.  — Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Will Files has joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Files, who spent a decade at Skywalker Sound, brings credits on more than 80 feature films, including Passengers, Deadpool, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Fantastic Four. ...

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VR Director Tyson Sadler Joins Derby for Immersive Branded Projects

New York City— Derby has signed VR Director Tyson Sadler for exclusive representation as part of its push into immersive media. Sadler brings a deep resume in VR on subjects ranging from Alaska’s melting glaciers to child labor in Western Ghana. At Derby, he’ll focus on creating unique immersive experiences for brands. “We’re intrigued with VR, AR and other immersive ...

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STORY Signs Director Laurence Thrush

The accomplished visual storyteller has helmed spots for ESPN, HP, Amstel Light and Honda. CHICAGO— Director Laurence Thrush has joined STORY for exclusive representation for advertising work in the United States. Thrush brings high regard for his naturalistic storytelling and cinematic style, which he has applied to commercials for diverse international and national brands, including ESPN, HP, Amstel Light, McDonald’s, ...

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Derby Promotes Eli Ash to Head of Production

New York City—Creative production company Derby has promoted Eli Ash to Head of Production. Ash joined Derby last year as Senior Producer and has produced numerous commercial and music video projects for the company. In her new role, she will supervise production for Derby’s commercial and music video units, oversee budgets and crew assignments, and act as client liaison. Ash’s ...

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Theatre Journalist Mark Blankenship Joins AKA NYC’s Digital Content Team

NEW YORK CITY— Entertainment marketing agency AKA NYC has appointed Mark Blankenship to the newly-created post of Integrated Content and Community Director. Blankenship joins the agency’s team of digital experts and will utilize his unique skills and experience to foster high-level ideation and the delivery of innovative, integrated campaigns for theatrical clients in the digital and social space, and beyond. ...

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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson

HOLLYWOOD— Veteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard. MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff sees Johnson’s arrival as a big win. “We are very ...

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Comedy Director Kevin Smith Joins STORY

CHICAGO— Continuing to grow its creative roster, STORY has signed award-winning director Kevin Smith for exclusive national representation. Smith, whose recent work includes campaigns for Home Depot, AT&T, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Carnation, is known for an intelligent, meticulously-crafted style of subtle, sometimes ironic humor. “Kevin is a great addition to our roster,” said STORY executive producer Mark Androw. “I ...

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Director Kelsey Larkin Launches U.S. Career via Yard Dog

LOS ANGELES— Yard Dog has signed director Kelsey Larkin for exclusive representation in the United States. The agreement is the first with a U.S. production company for Larkin, who, although born in Chicago, resides in Toronto and has previously worked exclusively in Canada. A bold and highly original visual storyteller, she has recently directed projects for GoodLife Fitness, Inov8, Vega ...

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Accomplice Media Signs Director and Cinematographer Damien Toogood

Los Angeles— Director DP Damien Toogood has signed to Accomplice Media, and stepped straight into working with DDB San Francisco. Creative Director Sam Brown is a new fan. “Damien’s visual style and quirkiness, when it came to casting, were exactly what we were looking for,” Brown says. “Utilizing his skills in cinematography, in addition to his directing talent, made our collaboration ...

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Renegade Animation Expands Original Programming; Taps Brittney Jorgensen to Head Development

nt Animation studio has 12 series in development pipeline. GLENDALE, Calif.—Continuing to grow its original programming unit, Renegade Animation has promoted Brittney Jorgensen to the newly-created post of Head of Marketing and Development. Jorgensen will work with creators, writers and animators in developing concepts for animated television series and features, and serve as the studio’s chief liaison with studios, broadcasters ...

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