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Curious Pictures Adds Executive Producers Adam Bloom, Gary Giambalvo and Director Daniel Cohen


Curious Pictures announced that Gary Giambalvo is joining its New York office as executive producer. Giambalvo was recently with The Studio, a digital animation and production company, where he oversaw work for clients such as Pepsi, Target, Sony and Kraft. He sits on the board of directors of AICP Digital as well as NYCACM SIGGRAPH.

Curious Pictures is also strengthening its west coast presence with the addition of executive producer Adam Bloom. Bloom has worked as EP at Form, Omaha Pictures and A Band Apart. His primary focus for Curious Pictures will be live action. Managing partner Jan Korbelin said, “The addition of Gary and Adam to Curious Pictures is an exciting step for us and really helps bridge together the long format television work with our commercial and digital projects.”

Director Daniel Cohen has also recently joined the Curious Pictures roster for representation in the United States. Cohen’s career began in 2003 with a spot for Nelson Mandela‘s charity READ, which won Creative Circle’s best newcomer award. Proficient in both live action and stop motion he has created spots with Aardman in the U.K. for Hovis, Amnesty International, Kettle Chips, Clipper Tea, and directed a highly successful three-year campaign for Hellman’s. His extensive model-making and art direction skills can be seen in his work for Birmingham Bullring and Urbanara. “Danny is a prolific director and outstanding talent. His work is fresh, charming, elegant, and perfectly in line with our other growth initiatives, ” said Curious COO/head of studio Camille Geier.

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