Framestore acquires Company 3 / Method

Framestore, in partnership with Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners, today announced the purchase of Company 3 / Method, bringing together two of the world’s top creative businesses in film, television and advertising.  The acquisition creates the only global creative services studio working across every part of the creative and production process. A partnership that has together won every major … Continue reading “Framestore acquires Company 3 / Method”

Matt Osborne joins Company 3 as Senior Colorist

Company 3 has announced that Matt Osborne will be joining the team as senior colorist. Osborne joins from The Mill where he has been in high demand for a wide variety of long- and short-form work. Most recently, he completed the feature film, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, starring and directed by Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) and … Continue reading “Matt Osborne joins Company 3 as Senior Colorist”

And Just Like That: Find out when Carrie and company return

Sex and the City fans just got a huge present from HBO Max. As part of the virtual launch event for HBO Max Europe, it was announced that the highly anticipated Max Original series, AND JUST LIKE THAT…, will debut on HBO Max in December. The Max Original And Just Like That…, the new chapter of … Continue reading “And Just Like That: Find out when Carrie and company return”

truth launches fake vape company Depression Stick!

truth revealed its latest youth e-cigarette education effort “It’s Messing with Our Heads,” exposing nicotine’s role as a contributor to the worsening youth mental health crisis and the tobacco industry’s on-going attempts to distort public perception about the health effects of vaping products. And it’s our Reel Ad of the Week. A recently published study … Continue reading “truth launches fake vape company Depression Stick!”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

Nomad Editing Company welcomes Senior Lead Flame Artist Steve Morris

On the heels of noteworthy additions such as Executive Creative Director Chadwick Halbritter and Partners Brandon Porter and Conor O’Neill, Nomad is continuing to expand its rich creative team with the addition of Senior Lead Flame Artist Steve Morris to its NYC studio. Morris joins Nomad after seven years as a Senior Flame Artist at Method, where he worked on campaigns for … Continue reading “Nomad Editing Company welcomes Senior Lead Flame Artist Steve Morris”

Award-winning agency vets drive launch of hybrid company Rideview

Driven by a lifelong passion for cars and a desire to steer automotive content in thrilling new directions, award-winning agency standouts Yates Holley and John Kim have announced the launch of Los Angeles-based hybrid company, Rideview. Fueled by a mission to become a one-stop-shop for automotive art direction and visualization, Rideview offers services including visual effects, … Continue reading “Award-winning agency vets drive launch of hybrid company Rideview”

Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi joins Moving Picture Company (MPC) 

Global production studio Moving Picture Company (MPC) today announced the addition of award-winning Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi to its executive leadership team.    Previously at Framestore, Pascuzzi joins MPC’s New York studio, headed by Managing Director Angela Lupo, to further cement and develop the creative studio’s visual effects offering to the region’s top creative agencies and brands. In the new … Continue reading “Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi joins Moving Picture Company (MPC) “

Rob Carducci returns to DeVito/Verdi after 30 years

As an art director/copywriter at the fledgling DeVito/Verdi advertising agency in 1992, Rob Carducci’s simple black-and-white print ad for a small chain of off-price clothing stores quickly provoked outrage and protests – and ultimately set the agency off on its renowned run of impactful ads that would come to mark its style over the next three decades. … Continue reading “Rob Carducci returns to DeVito/Verdi after 30 years”

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RadicalMedia: Filmmaker Rhys Ernst joins commercial production company

Filmmaker and artist, Rhys Ernst has joined award-winning production company RadicalMedia. His debut feature film, Adam, premiered at the Sundance 2019 Film Festival, won awards at Outfest, Oslo Fusion, and the Mezipatra Film Festival, and was nominated for a 2020 GLAAD award. Ernst was a Producer and Director on Amazon’s Transparent and created the title sequence for the … Continue reading “RadicalMedia: Filmmaker Rhys Ernst joins commercial production company”

Young Hero: Launches Pride 365 to boost brand support

Creative youth-culture agency and production company Young Hero has launched PRIDE 365, a new initiative targeted at increasing brand support for LGBTQ+ artists year-round. PRIDE 365 offers a platform for LGBTQ+ artists and brands to join forces and collaborate on creative projects and branded content, all year long, beyond the concentrated focus during June’s Pride Month celebrations. Argentinian … Continue reading “Young Hero: Launches Pride 365 to boost brand support”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

Cannes Lions: WPP named Most Creative Company

WPP was today named the most creative company of the year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.  WPP agencies collected a total of 190 Lions, including a Titanium Lion, 12 Grand Prix, 28 Gold, 57 Silver and 92 Bronze, with winners representing 38 different countries.   The award is based on the accumulated points … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: WPP named Most Creative Company”

Imaginary Forces: 3x champion surfer for SK-II

Imaginary Forces (IF) recently teamed up with WPP Agencies (Grey and Mediacom) and SK-II STUDIO to produce a short film for global prestige skincare brand SK-II’s groundbreaking anthology series VS — a collection of six animated films based on the life experiences of six Olympic athletes to inspire every woman that they have the power … Continue reading “Imaginary Forces: 3x champion surfer for SK-II”

AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal

In a move that will rival media giants Disney and Netflix, AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. The “pure play” content company will own … Continue reading “AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”