Shipping+Handling signs Jenks for East Coast repping

3+ Visual effects, animation, and finishing post house, Shipping + Handling, has enlisted New York based talent management company Sarah Jenks Repping to handle its commercial representation on the East Coast. Jenks signs on following VFX creative director Jerry Spivack’s recent joining to the team. Sarah Jenks Repping has been a catalyst in helping build … Continue reading “Shipping+Handling signs Jenks for East Coast repping”

Spot Welders, Shipping+Handling get their Hustle

1+ Editorial house Spot Welders and post-production studio SHIPPING + HANDLING have appointed Hustle as its West Coast and Texas sales reps. Hustle, founded by Anya Zander and Jake Neske, whose West Coast live-action and post-production division is led by partner Mike Lobikis, is a leading bi-coastal based talent agency repping world class talent in … Continue reading “Spot Welders, Shipping+Handling get their Hustle”

Shipping + Handling delivers on Oakley Prizm campaign

2+ To showcase Oakley’s first step into the football market and its Prizm technology on eyewear and helmet shield, Venice, CA-based post-production company Shipping+Handling was tasked with the art of crafting realistic visual effects of the NFL stadium and crowd-roaring experience for Oakley. The concept behind the collaboration is to demonstrate its lens technology in … Continue reading “Shipping + Handling delivers on Oakley Prizm campaign”

Spot Welders’ Meyer cuts Xmas spot for Serviceplan

1+ Who doesn’t like revisiting their childhood? Unless it was really crappy. However, for those who long for those days this holiday season, German discount supermarket chain PENNY Deutschland is inviting you to revisit yours. In the new Christmas spot created by German agency Serviceplan, the heartfelt film depicts a group of senior citizens revisiting … Continue reading “Spot Welders’ Meyer cuts Xmas spot for Serviceplan”

Director Mike Matthews moves forward with Reverse

2+ Bicoastal commercial production company Reverse has signed Mike Matthews for U.S. representation. A prolific commercial director with deep experience in food and performance, Matthews has directed for Asda, Bertolli, Coca-Cola, Laphroaig, Lipton, BBC, and Woolworths Australia, among countless other international brands. Passionate about all things edible, Matthews seeks new ways and exciting opportunities to … Continue reading “Director Mike Matthews moves forward with Reverse”

Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation

1+ The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios announced the immediate appointment of highly accomplished industry professionals Bobby Rowe and Sean C. Sullivan as new representatives on the U.S. East and West Coasts, respectively. CUTTERS STUDIOS MONTAGE | JANUARY 2019 ALSO READ: Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso Sean C. Sullivan Sullivan joins … Continue reading “Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation”

Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP

1+ Congratulations are in order for 25-year advertising and creative veteran Scott Friske. The former EP of SHIPPING + HANDLING has returned east to Richmond, Virginia in order to rejoin design and animation studio Hue&Cry. As Executive Producer. Boom. In his new position, he reunites with Hue&Cry founder and Executive Creative Director Magnus Hierta in … Continue reading “Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP”

Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes

2+ Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Dept. of Public Health announced that the state, under certain conditions, can reopen for film production on June 12. That is great news for all in the film, TV and advertising industries. But what do these new conditions mean specifically for performers? We reported last month, … Continue reading “Under new guidelines CGI recommended for sex scenes”

Sekou Andrews shares love letter to hate in new work

1+ Cities are burning. Hearts are broken. The knee of racism is once again crushing the windpipe of Black America. With a nation fighting two pandemics, comes the world premiere of Love Says from award-winning Los Angeles-based poet Sekou Andrews. The third single and video from his Grammy-nominated album Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, “Love … Continue reading “Sekou Andrews shares love letter to hate in new work”

You can’t stop this new Nike spot with over 80m views

2+ Welcome back to the real world after probably one of the more weirder Memorial Day weekends we’ve experienced in a long time. If we had published this story on Saturday, chances are it would have started out with, “Inspiring new Nike spot narrated by LeBron James has 53 million views.” However, since we are … Continue reading “You can’t stop this new Nike spot with over 80m views”

Spot Welders’ Bull edits ambitious Pandora campaign

2+ Listen to this – popular music streaming app, Pandora, today announced that its redesigned mobile experience is now available for all listeners after initially rolling out to select users in October. The new features are designed to enhance discovery and give listeners exposure to Pandora’s vast library of on-demand music and podcasts, personalized content … Continue reading “Spot Welders’ Bull edits ambitious Pandora campaign”

Award-Winning editor Eric Argiro joins Cut+Run

1+ Cut+Run has expanded their diverse roster of talented editors with the addition of editor Eric Argiro. Known for work that builds an emotional connection with audiences, Argiro’s captivating projects include The North Face’s “Question Madness,” winner of a Cannes Lion for Editing and the ACD Best Editing award. Among Argiro’s other high-profile pieces are … Continue reading “Award-Winning editor Eric Argiro joins Cut+Run”

Amsterdam-based Chuck Studios opens LA office

3+ Chuck Studios, the first global food-specialist creative production company, announced today the opening of its new U.S. base in Los Angeles, California. Elyse Sara, previously founder and executive producer at CANTEEN, will serve as partner & managing director of U.S. operations for Chuck Studios, focusing on expanding the company’s roster of clients and directors … Continue reading “Amsterdam-based Chuck Studios opens LA office”

Periscope brings back Jared Allen for lottery campaign

2+ It would seem that this new Minnesota Lottery campaign is using a ‘3-man rush’ scheme to hit us with their new advertising campaign. And it works. To promote a new Vikings scratch-off ticket, agency Periscope, the Minnesota Lottery and the Minnesota Vikings have come together to bring former defensive end Jared Allen back just … Continue reading “Periscope brings back Jared Allen for lottery campaign”

Optimus trolls Chicagoans with Heinz “Dog Sauce”

There’s a scene in Dirty Harry where Clint Eastwood berates his partner for doing the sin of sins — putting ketchup on his hotdog.

“Nobody puts ketchup on a hotdog,” is a truism shared by every true hotdog-eating, Cubs and Whitesox loving/hating Chicagoan.

But what about “Dog Sauce?”

Just in time for #NationalHotDogDay, Heinz has unveiled a Dog Sauce exclusively for Chicagoans.

Ingredients of the Dog Sauce include red ripe tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, and a blend of spices and flavorings.

Yeah… Ketchup. Suckas.