Director and Interactive Artist Em Cole Joins 1stAveMachine

by / April 2, 2020 /

1stAveMachine is strengthening its talent roster by welcoming director and interactive artist Em Cole for U.S. and U.K. commercial representation. Working at the intersection of art, technology, and feminism, her often satirical filmmaking is a retro collage of hyper-realistic production design, optical illusions, and camera tricks.

Her most notable pieces include the live-action and animated short film / AR installation, “I’m Your Venus[Read More]

Zambezi Launches Clean out Coronavirus (Not Shelves) Initiative

by / March 31, 2020 /

Zambezi has launched an initiative called “Clean Out Coronavirus (Not Shelves),” which aims to spread helpful information during this time of crisis.

As a result of panic buying and hoarding supplies, store shelves across the country are of course exceedingly empty. This inspired Zambezi’s team to design friendly, reassuring signage that supports CDC guidelines to help eliminate false remedies and arm people with accurate information that can potentially save lives. The designs [Read More]

Rodeo Show Signs Director Mike Ho

by / March 23, 2020 /

Venice Beach-based production company Rodeo Show has signed director and photographer Mike Ho to its roster for U.S. commercial and branded content representation. His background in photography spans multiple genres and styles, having worked with media companies like People, Vibe, XXL, Haute Time, Maxim and FHM in the beauty, fashion, and music spaces. He has helmed commercial projects for top brands including Calvin Klein and Monster, and collaborated w[Read More]

Framestore taps Christian Nielsen to lead CG in Los Angeles

by / March 23, 2020 /

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore announced today that it has tapped Christian Nielsen as Head of CG in its Los Angeles office, bringing with him over 20 years of industry experience in commercial and film work.

Reporting directly into Framestore’s Managing Director in Los Angeles, Duncan Burbidge, Nielsen will be charged with overseeing the studio’s roster of CG supervisors, CG leads and discipline supervisors, advising them on strat[Read More]

Gentleman Scholar Renames and Relaunches as Scholar

by / March 23, 2020 /

Ten Years On, Award-Winning Production Company Refines Its Craft

2020 represents the tenth anniversary of Gentleman Scholar, the live-action and animation-based production company launched in Los Angeles by Directors/Partners William Campbell and Will Johnson. In honor of the occasion, the award-winning visionaries and their colleagues are very proud to announce the relaunch of their venture as Scholar (http://www.helloscholar.com).[Read More]

Out-of-Home (OOH) Specialist Billups Acquires MacDonald Media

by / March 23, 2020 /

Billups, the largest independent, privately-held advertising technology company in the U.S. specializing in OOH, has acquired MacDonald Media. Billups offers services including strategic planning, buying, printing and brand experiences and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  The acquisition closely follows Billups’ purchase of Russ Media in late 2019. The company’s growing footprint now covers 16 U.S. markets and has nearly 120 employees. Financial[Read More]

RSA Films Signs Award-winning Documentary Director Alison Chernick

by / March 11, 2020 /

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alison Chernick has joined RSA Films for commercial representation. Her substantial body of long and short-form work includes the feature documentary Itzhak, which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film in 2019 after a widespread international theatrical release. Chernick’s documentary short on Jackson Pollock will premiere on PBS in the Spring. She’s done other films on art super stars such as Jeff Koons, Roy L[Read More]

Virgin Fest Selects Elephant as Agency Partner to Make Debut in the US & LA

by / March 9, 2020 /

Virgin Fest, Virgin’s live music festival experience and latest venture in the United States, just revealed its much anticipated lineup and is now announcing its new agency partner. Elephant, known for its work with Apple and Beats by Dre, has been selected to create event communications for the festival, beginning with the design of the Lineup poster featuring headliners: Lizzo, A$AP Rocky, Anderson.Paak, Ellie Goulding and many more.

At its core, Virgin Fest is built upon a simple[Read More]