AKKURAT Studios Raises “Barre” in New “Ballerina” Film for Mercedes Benz G-Class Campaign

by / March 9, 2021 /

In Mercedes Benz’s latest spot, produced by Los Angeles and Berlin-based AKKURAT Studios for Antoni Garage, director Francisco Sendino opens the film by treating viewers to a beautiful ballet performance. Soon, the dance transitions and takes everyone on an exciting, wild ride. It’s all part of the brand's campaign story in paying homage to the luxury brand’s G-Class off-roader and its most iconic interior feature that’s been adorning the vehicle for 42 years – the grab handle bar. [Read More]

New PSA Examines Experiences of Transgender Survivors with a Message that RAINN is Here for Everyone

by / March 8, 2021 /

This International Women’s Day, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) has partnered with director Samantha Scaffidi of SMUGGLER and creative agency MIRIMAR to develop and craft a powerful awareness piece that highlights the fear and violence transgender women face every day. The public service announcement shows how RAINN supports all abuse survivors.

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RSA Films Photo & Art Launches In The U.S.

by / March 8, 2021 /

RSA Films Photo & Art, the photography and illustration division of the Ridley Scott Creative Group, is launching in the U.S. with the current award-winning roster available to its growing stateside clientele.

Established in 2013 out of the Ridley Scott Creative Group HQ in London, RSA Films Photo & Art represents directors with accomplished photographic portfolios and up-and-coming, as well as established photographers, illustrator[Read More]

SOUTH Promotes Matt Drenik & Ann Haugen to Partner as Business Booms

by / March 8, 2021 /

Premier music studio SOUTH elevates both Creative Director Matt Drenik and Head of Production Ann Haugen to Partner. The promotions come at the tail end of an exceptionally busy 2020 for the full-service music and sound company, with no signs of letting up.

The current thriving operation at SOUTH is attributed in no small part to Matt Drenik's leadership contributions. Since Drenik joined the mix two years ago, he has constantly worked to devel[Read More]

The Many Adds New Role for Amber Justis, Head of Creative

by / March 4, 2021 /

The Many welcomes Amber Justis as Head of Creative, a newly minted position for the independent agency following a year of unprecedented growth.

Justis steps into the role to oversee the Creative and Design departments, furthering the agency’s expansion by investing in its most potent resource—people. With over 15 new business wins in the last year, Justis will be charged with not only continuing to push the agency’s core intent—to find cre[Read More]

Director Julian Acosta Joins The Directors Bureau

by / March 4, 2021 /

The Directors Bureau is excited to welcome multi-talented director Julian Acosta to the filmmaking collective. Previously represented by RSA, Acosta is known for work that blends visually striking imagery, a sense of exploration, and emotional candor. He is a filmmaker whose work is steeped in a deep love of music, and who doesn’t shy from exuberant and celebratory moments that are both magical and thought-provoking. 
 
The Directors Bureau’s Luke Ricci adds: “What strik[Read More]

Preymaker Expands Production Team, Adding Industry Veterans Zachary Fortin & Bridgette Doran

by / February 25, 2021 /

Creative and technology studio Preymaker adds to its creative collective with the hires of Zachary Fortin in production and Bridgette Doran in operations. Utilizing an advanced custom cloud-based platform, Preymaker is one of the first 100% cloud native creative studios that creates content entirely in the cloud. Fortin will focus on Preymaker’s clients and running projects, while Doran will be responsible for resourcing and talent management. The news[Read More]

SUPERDOOM Signs Director Heidi Berg for U.S. Commercial Production

by / February 25, 2021 /

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 Adidas; production companies such as Radical Media, CAA, Elastic, Reset Content, The Mill and MJZ;[Read More]