eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads

1+ Apparently the director of two new Cadillac spots, Minted Content’s David Leitch, started out as a stunt performer. In fact, he was actually Brad Pitt’s stunt double five times. Besides being a good-looking guy, Leitch clearly knows stunts and it shows in this action-packed, heart-racing Reel Ad of the Week from Leo Burnett, Detroit. … Continue reading “eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads”

Camp + King promotes Lord to Brand Director

1+ Camp + King has promoted Heather Lord to Brand Director, the advertising agency announced today. Lord joined Camp + King as an account supervisor nearly five years ago, and since that time, has worked on various accounts across the agency and flawlessly executed numerous campaigns for clients such as DISH, Energizer, and gourmet chocolate … Continue reading “Camp + King promotes Lord to Brand Director”

Framestore grows team w/vet EPs and producers

1+ Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore announced today that it has bolstered its Los Angeles team by appointing Michael Scarcella as Head of Operations, Dan Roberts and Pete King as Executive Producers, and Carla Attanasio as Senior VFX Producer. Reporting directly to Los Angeles Managing Director, Duncan Burbidge, Scarcella will be responsible for overseeing teams across … Continue reading “Framestore grows team w/vet EPs and producers”

EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer

2+ Congrats are in order for Ashley Ford. EightVFX has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Ford as Executive Producer. In her new role, she will oversee bidding and incoming productions as well as new and existing relationships with directors and production companies. With her deep expertise in business development and sales, she … Continue reading “EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer”

DDB Worldwide responds to social distancing

2+ As new coronavirus hot spots emerge in the Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans areas — and health officials there are pleading for medical resources to meet the surges, more and more brands as well as agencies are urging people to adhere to social distancing, the practice of staying six feet away from each other. We recently … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide responds to social distancing”

Ashley Ford, eightvfx exec producer

3+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Bright, vivacious, and lovely, … Continue reading “Ashley Ford, eightvfx exec producer”

Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel

1+ The last five years have brought special effects studio JAMM some truly exceptional work. From working on the promo for Atlanta season two, to collaborating with Sony Tri-Star on their new intro, to creating a VR experience for Marvel’s  Iron Man.  The showreel highlights the best from their first five and demonstrates the far-ranging skills of their stellar team, headed … Continue reading “Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel”

Beloved character actor Danny Aiello dies at 86

3+ This is very sad news. Oscar-nominated character actor Danny Aiello, who made his mark in numerous hit movies such as Moonstruck and Do the Right Thing, died Thursday night. He was 86. According to  TMZ, Aiello was undergoing treatment for a sudden illness and “suffered an infection related to his treatment.” His death was confirmed … Continue reading “Beloved character actor Danny Aiello dies at 86”

Rokkan creates rockin’ Caddy campaign w/ Russos

2+ How does one launch a hot new, crew-ready, 3-row Cadillac XT6 SUV? If you’re New York-based creative agency, Rokkan, you turn to Marvel’s Avengers. In this case, the real heroes of the MCU, director and brother team, The Russo Brothers. Signed by creative branded production company Bullitt for commercials, the power-house directors used their … Continue reading “Rokkan creates rockin’ Caddy campaign w/ Russos”

Winter returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as CCO

2+ Today, congrats are in order for Bob Winter as he was named chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Group in Detroit, overseeing creative product across the General Motors portfolio. He will report to Andrew Swinand, chief executive officer, Leo Burnett Group North America and work in lockstep with Nick Law, Publicis Groupe chief creative … Continue reading “Winter returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as CCO”

Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership

2+ Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger to Lead Creative for Minneapolis Office of Fallon Worldwide Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger were appointed executive creative directors and creative leads for Fallon Minneapolis. The two will support the roster of agency clients and new business efforts. “Patrick and Rick are proven creative leaders who bring energy, smarts … Continue reading “Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership”

DP Carlson’s “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There”

4+ In many ways, filmmaker DP Carlson has been working on Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There — a 2018 documentary about one of the greatest radio storytellers in the history of American media — since the 1980s. “The Sunday night ritual was to hang out and listen to Joe Frank’s show with my fellow droogies … Continue reading “DP Carlson’s “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There””