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Sibling Rivalry Appoints Emmy-Nominated Designer/Director Lauren Hartstone to Creative Director

June 27, 2017 | By
Sibling Rivalry Appoints Emmy-Nominated Designer/Director Lauren Hartstone to Creative Director

With over a decade’s worth of experience working across live-action, commercials, and branding, Lauren Hartstone has found a venue to leverage her talents: Sibling Rivalry. “ Mikon Van Gastel and Joe Wright are such an incredible balance–their work is consistently beautiful, refined, and smart,” she said. “The mix of Sibling Rivalry’s experiential, brand... »

Colorist Paul Allia Joins Picture Shop

June 27, 2017 | By
Colorist Paul Allia Joins Picture Shop

Picture Shop has announced that they are excited to welcome colorist Paul Allia. He will be joining the company’s growing arsenal of award winning talent. Some of his notable projects include Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Minority Report. “Paul has been on my radar for a while now, over the years he’s... »

Firstcom Music Appoints Tom Vale to Key Role in Film & Television Licensing

June 19, 2017 | By
Firstcom Music Appoints Tom Vale to Key Role in Film & Television Licensing

FirstCom Music, a provider of music for film, broadcast and new media, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Vale as film & TV licensing manager. Vale joins the FirstCom Music team from Austin, Texas. He founded Frog Music Licensing in 2010 with the goal of connecting the singer songwriter talent found in... »

Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

June 19, 2017 | By
Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

Atomic Fiction has welcomed Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he most recently served as animation director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes.... »

Alkemy X Signs Award-Winning Directing Collective Wefilm For U.S. Representation

June 16, 2017 | By
Alkemy X Signs Award-Winning Directing Collective Wefilm For U.S. Representation

Creative content company Alkemy X has added Amsterdam-based collective Wefilm to its directorial roster for U.S. representation. The multiple Cannes Lions winner is reportedly known for its work in advertising and approach to branded content for such clients as Google, Heineken, Vodafone, and Tesla. To date, Wefilm’s work has been shared more than 300... »

ASG Hires Tom Menrath to Bolster Audio Solutions

June 15, 2017 | By
ASG Hires Tom Menrath to Bolster Audio Solutions

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a data, video, and audio integration firm, has announced audio industry veteran has joined the company, effective May 15. Based in Emeryville, Menrath was brought on to strengthen the audio aspects of the company’s video-centric projects, as well as provide key account support. Menrath most recently served as managing director... »

Alma Mater Welcomes Executive Producer Ben Apley and Director Ronnie Koff

June 13, 2017 | By
Alma Mater Welcomes Executive Producer Ben Apley and Director Ronnie Koff

Visual studio Alma Mater has announced the addition of executive producer Ben Apley and director Ronnie Koff to its team. Koff joins a roster that includes creative director/director Brian Mah, who co-founded the company with VFX supervisor James Anderson in 2012. He has already completed a CG-driven commercial campaign for GSD&M, and the main... »

Alkemy X Expands VFX Team With Multiple New Hires

June 13, 2017 | By
Alkemy X Expands VFX Team With Multiple New Hires

Creative content company Alkemy X has made several key hires in its award-winning VFX division: VFX supervisor Steve Sanchez, VFX supervisor Gabriel Regentin, senior VFX producer Caitlyn Tomasik, VFX pipeline manager/R&D lead Luiz Garrido, compositor Alejandro Monzon, and VFX production coordinator Mitch Campbell. The new posts are based in the company’s New York office.... »

HBOAccess 2017 Writing Fellowship Winners Selected

June 9, 2017 | By
HBOAccess 2017 Writing Fellowship Winners Selected

HBO has announced the 11 writers selected, out of 3,600 submissions, to participate in the 2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship, which will run from July through February. The fellowship begins with a series of master classes from July 17-21 in their Santa Monica offices after which each writer or team will be paired with an HBO... »

Picture Shop Expands Sales Team

June 7, 2017 | By
Picture Shop Expands Sales Team

Picture Shop is expanding their sales team by promoting two industry veterans. Donnie Keala Creighton, previously director of dailies, will become the director of sales for all of the company’s core work from dailies through finishing. Sarah McGrail, formerly senior supervising producer of VFX, will move into the role of director of VFX sales.... »

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