1+ Dell Blue, the internal creative agency for Dell, recently created a new campaign to support three new product launches: the new OptiPlex 7071 Tower – a premium business desktop designed for maximum VR performance in a sleek, compact design; the OptiPlex 7070 — a new form factor providing a fully modular desktop experience; and … Continue reading “Dell Blue, The Mill make eye candy for new launches”
1+ The Mill announced the addition of Zack Kortright to its New York Executive Producer team this week, further bolstering the studio’s senior production offering. Kortright joins The Mill with a wealth of production experience from Hornet, where he was an Executive Producer and Head of Business Development. Zach has collaborated with brands such as … Continue reading “Zack Kortright joins The Mill/NY as Executive Producer”
2+ Industry vet, Jenny Lumpkin, has left her position of Sales Rep and Senior Producer at Quriosity Productions to take on the role of Executive Producer at The Mill. The news came via a Linkedin post on her profile. ALSO READ: Mill and Nike unveil giant immersive experience A graduate of the Kansas City Art … Continue reading “Jenny Lumpkin leaves Quriosity for The Mill”
1+ The studio’s Experiential & Interactive team appoints Will Adams Creative Director and moves Sally Reynolds up to Associate Creative Director The Mill has announced the promotion of Will Adams and Sally Reynolds to Creative Director and Associate Creative Director. Throughout his career, Will Adams has blurred the line between code and design. With a … Continue reading “The Mill NY promotes new media creative talent”
2+ Congrats all around to Joseph Bell. The Mill has announced his arrival as general manager of The Mill Los Angeles. The post house is recognized for pioneering creative technology initiatives, such as their recent collaboration with Universal Pictures on the ‘Welcome to Marwen’ AR App. Bell brings a wealth of experience from roles at … Continue reading “The Mill names Joseph Bell GM of studio”
2+ Cutters Detroit promotes Grosjean Executive Producer Mary Connolly and Managing Director Kurt Kulas announced last week that Cutters Studios Detroit office has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor. Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern. However, he was already in the global spotlight for creative production. In 2012, Justin and his … Continue reading “Cutters, The Mill, The After Party in the news”
The Mill is expanding in the Midwest with a collaboration with Detroit’s full-service Hudson Edit, allowing their clients to share connected projects for color, visual effects and other services.
“Our involvement,” says Jared Yeater, The Mill’s Chicago managing director, “offers Hudson Edit’s Detroit clients access to The Mill color, visual effects, animation and design services, available across its Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and London studios.”
The Mill Chicago continues to expand its local staff with the addition of a creative director originally from the Mill London and a senior producer and bolster it with three promotions.
The new creative director is Jay Bandlish, originally from the Mill London and Cameron Spencer, who’s enjoyed a 15-year career as a visual effects supervisor. Since arriving in Chicago he’s worked on Energy BBDO’s first spot for LG, “World of Play,” with action movie star Jason Statham, directed by Fredrik Bond, and a State Farm/DDB “Mustangs” spot directed by Jim Jenkins.
BRIAN SMEGO HAS MOVED from the agency side to production in the newly created position of executive producer at The Mill+, the creative content studio of the international visual effects company’s Chicago branch.
A 20-year agency veteran, Smego made the transition last Monday after nine years as Y&R’s SVP/director of integrated production.
FCB / Chicago and The Mill today released a fully immersive VR 360-degree experience on YouTube 360 for client Jack Daniel Distillery on the 150th anniversary of America’s oldest distillery.
“This new technology is a way for us to celebrate the Jack Daniel Distillery with fans everywhere and to give them a better perspective of the care that goes into making Jack Daniel’s here in the Tennessee Valley,” notes Master Distiller Jeff Arnett.
In March, The Mill effects and animation studio will celebrate its third anniversary in Chicago by moving to its magnificent new studio space in the landmark building at 1KFulton (1000 W.
1+ The Geek has always liked British thespian Henry Cavill as Superman. In fact, he has said numerous times that the highly underrated Man of Steel (2013) is one of the best superhero films of the last decade. Unfortunately, Cavill was not given much to say in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice or do … Continue reading “Rumor Mill: Superman is flying back to theaters”
1+ It’s difficult enough to get kids to wear a hat, but face masks? I admire parents who can achieve this. Disney may have the solution. You can now wear a cloth face mask featuring your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters. And they come in all sizes. Disney has donated a million masks to families in vulnerable communities and … Continue reading “Disney donates one million masks to kids and families”
3+ Hallmark provides an opportunity to say “thank you” with free three-card packs. Available online for people to share gratitude with health care workers, teachers, postal service employees, delivery drivers, grocery store staff and beyond. Hallmark Cards announced today that it will give away another 2 million cards to people from coast to coast, this … Continue reading “Hallmark shares gratitude with 2 million card giveaway”
1+ Last week, we reported on Justice League, Flash and Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller allegedly choking a fan outside of Prikið Kaffihús, a pub in Reykjavik, Iceland. Apparently some fans of the actor, who made a name for himself in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, became aggressive which … Continue reading “Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?”