Producer Joel Paisner joins Jogger Studios

Boutique visual effects studio Jogger has announced that Producer Joel Paisner has joined the company. Based out of Jogger Los Angeles, Joel will work closely with the producing teams in the Santa Monica, Austin and San Francisco offices.  “Everyone’s really happy to have Joel join us here at Jogger,” comments Jogger Creative Director Andy Brown. “As we … Continue reading “Producer Joel Paisner joins Jogger Studios”

Jogger brings on Diana Cheng as Head of Production

Jogger announced the addition of Diana Cheng as Head of Production for the company’s Western offices. Cheng joins the studio with over a decade of visual effects expertise producing VFX for such noted projects as Nike “Equality” Directed by Melina Matsoukas, and the AICP Show honoree Nike “Vapor Trail” directed by Mark Zibert both for … Continue reading “Jogger brings on Diana Cheng as Head of Production”

Director Miles Gillespie brings wit to Gifted Youth

Gifted Youth, an award-winning subsidiary spot shop of Caviar, has signed Miles Gillespie, a new rising talent, to its roster. This is the first commercial signing for Los Angeles-based writer and director Gillespie, known for his sharp, modern wit in spots for Jimmy Johns, State Farm, and most recently, a Call of Duty social campaign … Continue reading “Director Miles Gillespie brings wit to Gifted Youth”

Rattling Stick signs director Teddy Cherim

Production company Rattling Stick has signed award-winning director Teddy Cherim for his first commercial representation in the U.S. Based in the Netherlands, with former globe-trotting abodes in Kenya and London, Cherim leverages absurdist and affably self-deprecating humor for clients including Snoop Dogg, Paypal, and KFC, and in film and documentary projects including an episode of … Continue reading “Rattling Stick signs director Teddy Cherim”

Driveway.com finds happy place in new campaign

Driveway.com, Lithia & Driveways (LAD) online car retailer, has launched a nationwide broadcast and social campaign featuring visions of customers buying vehicles from wondrous and fanciful settings. Created by agency Marin County agency, Bruiser, in collaboration with FANCY and Director MAPP, the campaign promises customers the ability to “Buy or Sell a Car from Your Happy Place.” … Continue reading “Driveway.com finds happy place in new campaign”

Planters “shellabrates” the holidays with Reginald VelJohnson

Beloved actor Reginald VelJohnson has his best team up since Bruce Willis and Urkel. The maker of the Planters brand and Mr. Peanut are feeling particularly nutstalgic this holiday season after many families spent a year apart and are teaming up with VelJohnson to shellebrate being able to come together again with loved ones for … Continue reading “Planters “shellabrates” the holidays with Reginald VelJohnson”

Cut+Run announces Beau Dickson promoted to Editor

Cut+Run announces that Beau Dickson has been promoted to Editor. Based in New York, Dickson’s work can be described as the harmonious intersection of narrative-enhancing graphics and editorial storytelling. The combination of unexpected things is where Beau’s creativity thrives — from exploring underserved stories to juxtaposing elements to develop a new vantage point. Throughout all of Dickson’s … Continue reading “Cut+Run announces Beau Dickson promoted to Editor”

American Family Insurance celebrates HOF inductee, Derek Jeter

On September 8, Major League Baseball will host its Hall of Fame ceremony honoring the inductees for the classes of 2020.  Among the inductees will be Derek Jeter. In honor of the occasion, American Family Insurance will be running a special commemorative commercial saluting Jeter and all of his accomplishments, both on and off the … Continue reading “American Family Insurance celebrates HOF inductee, Derek Jeter”

Gold Bond: Cut+Run’s Grover does not drop the “ball”

Let’s just say this new Gold Bond spot could not have been done without balls on at least one of the creative’s parts. “Schweaty” ones to be exact. The leading skincare brand recently debuted an irreverent new national TV and social campaign to tout its iconic body and foot powder products. Part of Gold Bond’s … Continue reading “Gold Bond: Cut+Run’s Grover does not drop the “ball””

Uber donates 10 million rides for vaccine shots

According to Uber, 45% of Americans lack public transportation access. Consequently, Uber is partnering with PayPal and Walgreens to create the Vaccine Access Fund to help Americans get to their vaccine appointments. Titled “Vaccinate the Block,” the campaign developed by R/GA is asking the public to help Uber’s efforts to drive people across America to their vaccine appointments. … Continue reading “Uber donates 10 million rides for vaccine shots”

Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard narrate Ghetto Film School PSA

Ghetto Film School’s new short film “What’s in a Name” amplifies GFS’s goal to give platforms to people whose stories are not always told and volume to voices often unheard. The film, via agency Wieden+Kennedy NY, edited by Cut+Run’s Aika Miyake and produced by Bryght Young Things, pushes against some of the stereotypes and conventions … Continue reading “Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard narrate Ghetto Film School PSA”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

AT&T and Lily return in first 5G campaign from BBDO

AT&T is releasing its first ad celebrating nationwide 5G, starring its beloved spokes-character Lily! Since Lily’s return to AT&T in May, she is back for the third installment of the latest series of ads featuring Milana Vayntrub as an AT&T employee. This time, Lily is shown back in an AT&T store and making a big deal about … Continue reading “AT&T and Lily return in first 5G campaign from BBDO”

SweeTARTS wants us all to “Be Both” in new campaign

In April 2019, Oakbrook-based SweeTARTS launched the ‘Be Both’ brand campaign by San Francisco-based Duncan Channon to celebrate its shared value with Gen-Z of being ‘more than one thing.’ Now, SweeTARTS is launching a new national TV spot ‘Library,’ which will be followed by additional creative in this theme in 2021. In the spot, a SweeTARTS’ fangirl is incredulous … Continue reading “SweeTARTS wants us all to “Be Both” in new campaign”

Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson

No one knows when Golden State Warrior’s Klay Thompson will step on the court again. Thompson tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13 and underwent surgery on July 2. Above the Waves is a short film for Kaiser Permanente that documents the All-Star on his mental and physical road … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson”

Lily’s back… at home in two new AT&T spots

Today, AT&T launches a new campaign – remaining empathetic to the current reality – while lightening the mood with a dose of charm via beloved spokes-character Lily.  YES, that Lily. ‘Member her? From 2013-2017 and in more than 40 spots, AT&T store manager Lily assisted customers in-store. Audiences were crushing on her for a bit. And for … Continue reading “Lily’s back… at home in two new AT&T spots”

First set shots from Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

We know production on the highly anticipated Matt Reeves’ The Batman is scheduled to begin soon in the UK soon. The Warner Bros film stars Robert Pattinson as the titular character. His co-stars include Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Paul Dano as The Riddler, John Turturro … Continue reading “First set shots from Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’”

Cut+Run’s Oppenheimer edits LA Times campaign

News media and journalism has been at the center of national debate for several years, propelling media companies such as the Los Angeles Times to express the value of trustworthy, fact-based reporting and journalistic integrity to consumers. Now a new campaign, from the award-winning outlet, speaks to this importance, not only to greater Los Angeles, … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Oppenheimer edits LA Times campaign”

Cut+Run edits #BEAUTIFULGBTQ Pantene campaign

The holidays are a time of reuniting with people you love. But for some, it’s not that simple. As millions prepare to go home for the holidays, 44% of LGBTQ people feel they can’t come home as their true selves. Pantene has set out to address this. A new campaign from Pantene and GREY New … Continue reading “Cut+Run edits #BEAUTIFULGBTQ Pantene campaign”

Cut+Run’s Eskin knows Anything Flys w/Shutterfly

It’s been a minute, actually years, since I’ve used my Shutterfly account. Imagine my delight when I opened it found photos I had forgotten about.  It reminded what a valuable site it is. So, it’s nice to see Shutterfly doing a campaign about families. Created by agency Argonaut, the new campaign celebrates the fact that … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Eskin knows Anything Flys w/Shutterfly”