Director Shane Valdez & EP Norm Reiss Partner/Launch Realm Films

by / January 15, 2020 /

Director Shane Valdez with long-time Producer Norm Reiss have launched a new commercial production company Realm Films. In collaboration with visual effects and postproduction partner Jake Maymudes at Rebellion VFX. The trio has also unveiled their “Studio 8558”: a new store-front, production, postproduction & gallery space on Washington Blvd. in the heart of Culver City’s historic Arts District.

“Norm and I want to do something diff[Read More]

Nathaniel Howe Studios Moves PBS Brand into the Future with New On-Air Look

by / January 15, 2020 /

Nathaniel Howe Studios (NHS) recently partnered with PBS and global creative consultancy Lippincott to create a new on-air graphics package to coincide with the iconic American public broadcaster’s revitalized identity, which includes a refreshed logo, bolder color palette, and custom typeface. The new on-air look for PBS will roll out throughout 2020 as the network celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Looking to better connect with viewers in the[Read More]

Wondros Welcomes Multi-Disciplinary Commercial & Film Director Stephan Malik to Its Directorial Roster

by / January 8, 2020 /

Led by Danielle Peretz, Wondros’ new Executive Producer of the commercial/branded content division, the company has welcomed the multi-disciplinary commercial and film Director Stephan Malik.

For Peretz, who is currently working on expanding Wondros’ Directorial roster for the New Year, Stephan is a true artist, a craftsman who prides himself on perfection and the quality of his work, which is both soulful and visionary. “Stephan is a real ex[Read More]

The Egotist Interviews Award-winning Directing Team The Coles about Sibling Repartee, Filmmaking Lineage & the Human Emotion Driving their Aesthetic

by / January 8, 2020 /

The Egotist talked with Hey Wonderful’s The Coles about their brother and sister dynamic - on and off set – their goals for 2020 and the creative choices driving their style and success thus far.  Over the past three years at Hey Wonderful, The Coles - Millennial siblings Sophie and Walker - have emerged as versatile filmmakers.  Their commercial work – including spots for Bank of America, Evian, Johns[Read More]

Cartel Appoints Alaina Zanotti as Executive Producer; Expands Roster with Editor Kevin Zimmerman

by / December 2, 2019 /

Award-winning editorial and post-production studio Cartel has appointed Alaina Zanotti as Executive Producer to drive business development and to help oversee creative operations. She joins Partner and Executive Producer Lauren Bleiweiss in a joint collaboration to helm studio expansion across the commercial market. Additionally, Cartel has bolstered its roster with the signing of comedic editor Kevin Zimmerman.

With more than 15 years of experience [Read More]

Consumer Action Agency Mering Adds Four Members to Creative Team

by / December 2, 2019 /

Full-service consumer action agency Mering has announced the addition of four members to its creative team, led by top creative executive Mark Taylor, brought on earlier this year.

Anthony Brooks has been appointed Associate Creative Director/Writer, Amber Witzke as Senior Art Director, and Sarah Turner and Brian McIntyre have joined as Senior Writers. They will work across the agency’s growing client portfolio, including Visit California, San Die[Read More]

A Menu for Surviving Politics at Thanksgiving

by / November 26, 2019 /

It seems like every year there’s more to get a stomach ache about at The Thanksgiving Table -- 59% of Americans feel that talking about politics with people they disagree with is stressful and frustrating. 51% feel anxiety over the upcoming election year. And 45% feel as if the rhetoric and discourse will negatively affect their well-being.

So what to say at the landmine-filled Thanksgiving table? How not to upset your GenX cousin AND your Great Aunt Cathy?

Thanks to[Read More]