AFM names exhibitors and opening speakers

With the 43rd edition of the American Film Market (AFM) set to open live in just under two months, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) today announced initial details as well as two key hires for the 2022 show. The only independently produced sales market in the industry, AFM Exhibitor registration is trending strong … Continue reading “AFM names exhibitors and opening speakers”

Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad

Agency Technology, Humans And Taste (THAT) and production company Honor Society directing duo Cary & Jon and even actor Miles Teller, come together for a new hilarious and provocative campaign for The Finnish Long Drink.  In one of the seven spots, Top Gun: Maverick actor Teller–also an investor in The Long Drink–makes fast friends with … Continue reading “Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad”

TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon

Austin-based TBD Post is making plans for expansion by adding two industry veterans and sales representation to its team. TBD Post Founders Brandon Thomas, Partner/Colorist, and Ted Griffis, Partner/Editor, are making these announcements as they enter their 10th year in the Austin market. Griffis and Thomas have been steadfast in creating a cutting-edge studio with … Continue reading “TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon”

Hey Wonderful adds directors Emily McDonald and River Gallo

Hey Wonderful welcomes Emily McDonald (She/Her) and River Gallo (They/Them) to its roster, two award-winning filmmakers who stand apart for work that moves the culture. McDonald is known for powerful brand documentaries for the likes of Nike, Vogue and Facebook, along with a wide range of commercials driven by authentic, moving performances and grounded storytelling. … Continue reading “Hey Wonderful adds directors Emily McDonald and River Gallo”

Nomad Editing brings on Kallie Billadeau to NY office

Following a banner year with several key additions, Nomad is continuing to grow, this time from within, with the promotion of Assistant Editor Kallie Billadeau to Editor. Over the course of nearly three years at Nomad, Kallie has worked on an extensive array of projects, including a number of documentaries and campaigns for world-class global brands like Jeep, Calvin … Continue reading “Nomad Editing brings on Kallie Billadeau to NY office”

Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD

Lisa Topol has set out to make a profit with purpose the centerpiece of her career as she joins OBERLAND, the industry’s leading purpose-driven ad agency, in the new role of managing partner and executive creative director.  Together, Topol and OBERLAND co-founder and chief creative officer Oberlander will steer the eight-year-old agency in partnership with … Continue reading “Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD”

Sundance jury members announced

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The Festival takes place January 20-30 via enhanced online platform at and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues … Continue reading “Sundance jury members announced”

Sanctuary Content signs rising Director Aisha Ford

Sanctuary Content signs award-winning filmmaker Aisha Ford to their roster. A writer and director currently studying as a fourth-year MFA film student at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the signing marks Ford’s first official representation in the industry. Ford is off to a roaring start with Sanctuary Content , having recently been awarded her first official … Continue reading “Sanctuary Content signs rising Director Aisha Ford”

MPSE seek submissions for Verna Fields Student Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is now accepting submissions for its annual Verna Fields Student Award honoring outstanding work by student sound editors. The award, which will be presented at the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony on March 13, 2022, is open to students worldwide with the winner receiving a grant from MPSE’s … Continue reading “MPSE seek submissions for Verna Fields Student Award”

Sonic Union promotes and welcomes new member

Sonic Union has promoted two Sound Designer/Mix Engineers, Kelly Oostman and Michelle Kerzner, and added respected Sound Designer/Mix Engineer Rob DiFondi to the company. The trio is part of a tight-knit and diverse talent family that specializes in creative sound production for advertising and entertainment.  “Our very reason for being is to help our clients deliver … Continue reading “Sonic Union promotes and welcomes new member”

Innocence Project: PSA from Hayden5 for justice reform

This new creative effort from production company Hayden5 who recently produced a PSA for The Innocence Project, is something that will make you happy and mad as hell simultaneously. Happy to see justice finally done. Angry to see the injustice that has befallen Black Men caught in a system that is automatically against them. The … Continue reading “Innocence Project: PSA from Hayden5 for justice reform”

Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces

Today bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces announced that award-winning filmmaker Matt Ogens has joined the company’s directorial roster. He is known for his evocative visual storytelling across various media, including documentary, narrative, commercials, and branded content. Ogens’ breakthrough documentary Confessions of a Superhero premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he subsequently … Continue reading “Director Matt Ogens Joins m ss ng p eces”

Hiatus celebrates 3rd year & welcomes editor Joe Kell

Creative editorial & postproduction boutique Hiatus celebrates its Third Anniversary this month in April and welcomes new Editor Joe Kell. Kell joins the posthouse from Friendshop! in New York. “We are so thrilled to celebrate our third year here at Hiatus,” says Founder/Editor Shane Patrick Ford. Ford adds, “Because we had been working for a long time … Continue reading “Hiatus celebrates 3rd year & welcomes editor Joe Kell”

Alejandra Parody, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner

Director Alejandra Parody and producer/composer Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner made the NAACP-nominated short Gets Good Light which centers around a luxury condo that becomes a brief refuge for a family targeted by I.C.E. It’s a powerful depiction of the ever-present threat of deportation in America. The indie short stars Cedric Leiba Jr., Edmond Cofie, Jessica Pimentel (Orange … Continue reading “Alejandra Parody, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner”

ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner

Our friends at ArtClass have signed Director/Writer Ryan Ebner to its roster for US commercial and branded content representation. Known for his dry, understated brand of humor, Ebner thrives as a performance-driven director with a razor-sharp eye for casting. The move follows the hiring of Sean Owolo as ArtClass’ Head of Broadcast Development. Ebner’s internationally … Continue reading “ArtClass adds director Ryan Ebner”

Union’s Jay Friedkin edits Justine Bateman’s ‘Violet’

SXSW programmers will shine a “2020 Spotlight” on nine of the films that were supposed to premiere last year, including Violet the feature film written, directed, and produced by Justine Bateman, and edited by partner/editor Jay Friedkin of Union Editorial. In Violet, Olivia Munn stars as a film development executive who realizes that the “guiding … Continue reading “Union’s Jay Friedkin edits Justine Bateman’s ‘Violet’”

Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB

News from DDB New York announced today the promotion of Teri Altman to Head of Production. Altman is elevated from her position as Executive Producer. “Teri is fundamental to the creativity and culture of DDB New York. She is a force that not only break barriers but builds,” says Audrey Melofchik, President of DDB New York. “People want … Continue reading “Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB”

Apache ups Schaldenbrand to Head of Production

Stefanie Schaldenbrand has been elevated from Senior Producer to Head of Production at Apache, the Santa Monica-based color and finishing boutique whose touch can be seen on countless commercials, music videos, episodic television shows and feature films. Her promotion was announced by Apache’s Co-Founders, Managing Partner and EP LaRue Anderson and Senior Colorist/Partner Steve Rodriguez. … Continue reading “Apache ups Schaldenbrand to Head of Production”

Park Pictures signs Jason Harper for commercial rep

International production company Park Pictures has signed director J.M. “Jason” Harper for U.S. and U.K. commercial representation. A director and documentarian, Harper applies a multi-hyphenate approach to directing, bringing talents in cinematography, directing, composing, and editing to his craft. His elevated understanding of the heartfelt storytelling process rings true in projects for clients such as … Continue reading “Park Pictures signs Jason Harper for commercial rep”

Chapeau Studios links Troy Kelley & Jon Campbell

Chapeau Studios continues to bolster its creative offering with two key additions to the company, Chief Solutions Officer Troy Kelley and EP of Creative Content Jon Campbell. Kelley and Campbell join founders Ben Looram and Karuna Venter, and Creative Director Lauren Mayer-Beug, on Chapeau’s leadership team. In 2020, Chapeau Studios continued to expand its full-service … Continue reading “Chapeau Studios links Troy Kelley & Jon Campbell”