Chevrolet delivers heart-warming holiday spot

Accomplished visual director Joshua Kissi delivers a nostalgic :60 TV spot and a 5-minute short film for Chevrolet reinforcing connections people share among family, community, and of course, their car. This year’s holiday spot, created by agency partner, Commonwealth//McCann and titled “Mrs. Hayes,” aired during NFL football on Thanksgiving. Chief Marketing Officer at Chevrolet Steve Majoros … Continue reading “Chevrolet delivers heart-warming holiday spot”

Mariah Carey set to perform at Macy’s Parade

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and New York Times bestselling author Mariah Carey, lovingly known as the Queen of Christmas, is set for an exclusive magical performance in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock. As the clock nears noon, Carey will join the celebration in a … Continue reading “Mariah Carey set to perform at Macy’s Parade”

McKinney hires Matilda Ivey and Rhonda Nelson

Amid a record-setting year of tremendous agency growth, including new client signings (Blue Diamond Growers) and a new practice opening (McKinney Health), McKinney has added two key hires to their expanding team: Matilda Ivey and Rhonda Nelson. Both have been hired as group client directors and will report to Gretchen Walsh, chief client officer.  As account leaders they will help set … Continue reading “McKinney hires Matilda Ivey and Rhonda Nelson”

Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture evolves into INSTITUTE

Lauren Greenfield’s award-winning commercial production company Girl Culture Films today enters a new phase as INSTITUTE. Marking an evolution for this brand, this change will broaden its directorial roster to be more inclusive of all underrepresented talent regardless of gender, furthering its mission of uplifting diverse storytellers in advertising. The expansion will also offer greater … Continue reading “Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture evolves into INSTITUTE”

1stAveMachine welcomes EP Scott Gemmell

Following a banner year with lauded campaigns for DoorDash, ESPN, Ford Mustang, and Frooti, to name a few, as well as key additions of Executive Producers Katie Hitchings and Sabrina Elizondo, storytelling production company 1stAveMachine elevates its leadership team by welcoming Executive Producer Scott Gemmell to its stacked ensemble. Formerly a Partner/EP at StarBeast and Traction Ave. Films, as well as VP/Head of Studio, … Continue reading “1stAveMachine welcomes EP Scott Gemmell”

Preymaker welcomes Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok

Creative and technology studio Preymaker, currently enjoying a successful film festival run with original short film BLUE which is one of the first created in the cloud using Unreal Engine’s real-time technology, is pleased to announce Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok have joined its growing team. Fitzpatrick is a Primetime Emmy-nominated visual effects artist agile across multiple … Continue reading “Preymaker welcomes Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok”

Colin Francis Costello’s Storage wins Best Narrative Short Film twice

Colin Francis Costello’s latest short film, Storage, won both the Best U.S. Narrative Shorts at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts last weekend. The short, which explores accepting and letting go of past loves before moving on, shares the story of Rachel (played by Laura Huckaby) who wakes up in a basement storage room with no … Continue reading “Colin Francis Costello’s Storage wins Best Narrative Short Film twice”

Advance Auto Parts introduces first bilingual spokescharacter

As Advance Auto Parts prepares to celebrate its 90th “Advanceiversary” this summer, the brand is launching a category first:  a brand campaign featuring its No. 1 fan, Ed (Eduardo) Vance, a bilingual voice and brand spokescharacter. The campaign, created by The Marketing Arm, targets the growing DIY market – those 16-34 year old auto enthusiasts … Continue reading “Advance Auto Parts introduces first bilingual spokescharacter”

RSA welcomes back Director Jonas Åkerlund 

Ridley Scott Creative Group’s RSA Films and Black Dog Films welcome back celebrated filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund for US representation. Repped by RSA and Black Dog UK for over a decade, the move to Ridley Scott’s stateside moniker streamlines Åkerlund’s opportunities across commercials, content, music videos, music documentaries and other disciplines. Åkerlund is already working on … Continue reading “RSA welcomes back Director Jonas Åkerlund “

VMLY&R expands west coast footprint with new leader

VMLY&R announced the expansion of its West Coast footprint with the addition of a new executive lead, Jennifer DaSilva, who is promoted to the executive director, VMLY&R West. DaSilva will oversee the agency’s client engagement, delivery operations, and new business in the Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offices. In addition, she will continue serving as president … Continue reading “VMLY&R expands west coast footprint with new leader”

Team One appoints Mark Koelfgen as ECD

Team One, Publicis Groupe’s fully integrated media, digital and communications agency for premium brands, announced today the hire of Mark Koelfgen as its newest executive creative director. Joining from David&Goliath, Koelfgen’s celebrated creative career and expertise will help propel Team One’s creative vision forward, taking premium brands into the future at the intersection of technology … Continue reading “Team One appoints Mark Koelfgen as ECD”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Filmmaker Daniel Lawrence Wilson rolls with Contagious

Filmmaker Daniel Lawrence Wilson – who counts Lexus, Össur, and BMW among his clients – has signed with WBEC certified Contagious for exclusive representation in the branded arena. The LA-based Wilson has spent the past 12 years as a prolific writer, producer, director, and editor, creating branded content that combines lush, kinetic storytelling with a … Continue reading “Filmmaker Daniel Lawrence Wilson rolls with Contagious”

André Stringer and Rani Melendez launch DOMO

Renowned director André Stringer has teamed-up with production visionary Rani Melendez to launch DOMO, a creative collaboration company representing a hand-picked roster of top-tier directors and multidisciplinary creative talents. For its official launch, DOMO’s site features the work of Stringer as well as accomplished directors Chantal Anderson, Henrik Rostrup, Jonathan Klein, Julian King, Justice Mukheli, … Continue reading “André Stringer and Rani Melendez launch DOMO”

Scott Boyajan joins Shape+Light as Executive Producer

Boutique visual effects and design studio Shape+Light today announced the addition of Scott Boyajan as Executive Producer. Joining the leadership team of Managing / Creative Director Rob Trent and Executive Producer Cara Lehr, Boyajan will help curate Shape+Light’s growing talent roster and expand new client relationships. He has already managed several projects at Shape+Light including … Continue reading “Scott Boyajan joins Shape+Light as Executive Producer”

RSA Films signs Douglas Avery for commercials and content

Award-winning director Douglas Avery has signed with RSA Films for commercial representation in the US and UK. His work is characterized by gripping performances, cinematic visuals and compelling storytelling, as seen in his recent Woody Creek Distillers campaign, with William H. Macy delivering his eccentric cool for the brand he is a partner in, and AXA “Kathmandu,” … Continue reading “RSA Films signs Douglas Avery for commercials and content”

AFX Creative adds VFX to GM’s Dr. Evil Super Bowl spot

The villainous mastermind with the indelible iron pinkie and cheeky smirk returns in General Motors’ Super Bowl LVI campaign, which brings the infamous Dr. Evil from the classic Austin Powers films “back for good.” To help the automaker herald the return of actor/comedian Mike Myers’ iconic series and character after two decades during the biggest TV event … Continue reading “AFX Creative adds VFX to GM’s Dr. Evil Super Bowl spot”

VMLY&R promotes McKay Hathaway to ECD

VMLY&R today announced the promotion of McKay Hathaway to Executive Creative Director, leading Wendy’s creative teams in the U.S. and further shaping its creative output. He will report to North American Chief Creative Officer, John Godsey.  In this role, Hathaway will guide the overall creative vision and execution for Wendy’s.  He has been leading and growing … Continue reading “VMLY&R promotes McKay Hathaway to ECD”

Actor Jon goes Hamm on Apple TV+

Jon Hamm has played many memorable roles – uh, Don Draper anyone? And don’t forget Kristen Wiig’s douchey boyfriend, in the 2011 smash hit Bridesmaids. Or Hamm as determined FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley, in The Town. But while Apple TV+ is setting itself apart with its series and movies starring such A-Listers as Jennifer Aniston, … Continue reading “Actor Jon goes Hamm on Apple TV+”

Wondros Collective adds Jeffrey DeChausse to roster

Wondros Collective continues to enhance its diverse roster with the addition of Director Jeffrey DeChausse. DeChausse is an award-winning creative who has directed and produced over 200 commercials, documentaries and short films for some of the biggest brands in their respective categories. His successful track record takes shape from notable collaborations with Apple, Lexus, Toyota, Budweiser … Continue reading “Wondros Collective adds Jeffrey DeChausse to roster”