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”

The Bunny is back in new Energizer spot

The Bunny is back. Camp + King (C+K) and Energizer have released the Energizer Bunny in a new small screen, genre-bending campaign that sees him breaking the fourth wall while spoofing well-known commercial tropes. In this campaign, Energizer goes beyond the literal, to show the power-inducing presence the Energizer Bunny has in unexpected ways.  Holiday … Continue reading “The Bunny is back in new Energizer spot”

The Roster keeps its cool for KSwiss and more

As holding companies – and larger independents – do combat in the talent wars,LA-based agency, The Roster is finding that clients big and small are waging a battle of their own: to put out effective advertising without the fuss, bureaucracy and overhead attached to “the majors.” “What we’re doing is about efficiency and practicality,” says … Continue reading “The Roster keeps its cool for KSwiss and more”

Cartwright launches Trae Young’s signature shoe for adidas

Trae Young’s stand-out achievements (he sure was a pain in the ass to my beloved Philadelphia 76ers) and unconventional moves on the basketball court are celebrated in a new marketing campaign from Cartwright that introduces Young’s first signature shoe – the Trae Young 1 – from adidas. The riff on his many firsts – from … Continue reading “Cartwright launches Trae Young’s signature shoe for adidas”

NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball

I love this spot, but the Jordan taking us down the lane ain’t the Jordan we’re thinking about. It’s award-winning actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) driving the new NBA spot, ‘NBA Lane.’ But even without the other Michael, it’s a brilliant short film featuring just about every great to … Continue reading “NBA and Jordan take us down Memory Lane of 75 years of basketball”

Director Anthony Pellino joins the ArtClass roster

Production company ArtClass has signed director Anthony Pellino to its roster for U.S. commercial and branded content representation. Having worked with such brands as Reebok, Guinness, Lexus, and Peloton, Pellino is known for the raw and emotionally charged power of his work and fearless style of visual storytelling.   “Anthony is a visceral filmmaker, wise beyond … Continue reading “Director Anthony Pellino joins the ArtClass roster”

Squeak E. Clean promotes Rob Barbato, Justin Hori

Global creative audio network Squeak E. Clean Studios has promoted Rob Barbato to Executive Creative Producer following six years as a Creative Director with the company. Additionally, Creative Director Justin Hori will transition from the Chicago shop to the Los Angeles studios to head up the West Coast. Barbato will oversee the company’s creative direction … Continue reading “Squeak E. Clean promotes Rob Barbato, Justin Hori”

Capital One: Eugene and Sarah Levy in new campaign

Capital One announced the first national advertising campaign for Capital One Auto Navigator, featuring family celebrity duo, Eugene and Sarah Levy, of the award-winning TV sitcom Schitt’s Creek.  With Capital One Auto Navigator, car shoppers can pre-qualify instantly and see their real rate and monthly payment on millions of vehicles–all without impacting their credit score and before visiting … Continue reading “Capital One: Eugene and Sarah Levy in new campaign”

Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster

Carlos Crooks, whose passion for editing is perhaps only surpassed by his enthusiasm for the industry and his desire to help boost opportunities and mentorship for fellow BIPOC talents, has joined the editorial roster at STITCH. His signing was announced jointly by Dan Swietlik, Owner and Editor of STITCH, and Mila Davis, Managing Director and … Continue reading “Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster”

1stAveMachine adds EP Kate Hitchings

Formerly an Executive Producer for Electric Theatre Collective and, later it’s sister company, Friends Electric, Kate Hitchings is a consummate problem solver, able to meet production challenges with deft skill and resolve. For her approach, she credits her background working with not only production companies and creative studios (such as Rogue Films), but agencies as … Continue reading “1stAveMachine adds EP Kate Hitchings”

ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings

Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Director Shaun Collings for representation. Collings is a versatile director and creative director known for his design-driven storytelling. His body of work encompasses projects for Under Armour, Acura, General Mills, Oculus, Nike, TaylorMade, and ESPN, the latter of which included the award-winning deepfake-style spot for the network’s The Last … Continue reading “ArtClass signs director Shaun Collings”

ArsenalFX Color expands team

ArsenalFX Color has expanded its team, adding new talent to support the company’s newly bolstered service offerings, bringing on VP of Business Development Cortney Haile to spearhead the expansion of ArsenalFX Color’s VFX department, extending the company’s offerings to include scripted VFX and on-set supervision. Additional key hires include Chief Engineer Albert Soto and Senior … Continue reading “ArsenalFX Color expands team”

Superdoom signs director Heidi Berg

Creative bureau Superdoom has signed director Heidi Berg (they/them) for U.S. commercial production out of Los Angeles, CA. This is their first commercial representation. Their work captures the ethos of major brands and entertainment properties with mind-melding cinematic narrative and magical realism, for companies including Netflix, Google, Samsung, Apple, Audi, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Nike and … Continue reading “Superdoom signs director Heidi Berg”

The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom

I have never been to Brazil, but when I moved to Los Angeles I got a good taste of it when I met fabulous writer, director, producer and actress, Aymara Limma. Aymara may be petite, but the woman known as “The Brazilian Firecracker” is truly the entire package. Born in Rio de Janeiro, the incredibly … Continue reading “The Brazilian Firecracker Aymara Limma goes boom”