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Roger Hires Creative Director Dane Macbeth and Promotes Brandon Stevenson to Head of Production 

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Dane Macbeth (left) and Brandon Stevenson.
Dane Macbeth (left) and Brandon Stevenson.

Production studio Roger has hired Dane Macbeth as creative director and promoted Brandon Stevenson to head of production. The appointments come as Roger continues expanding its creative footprint in broadcast while adding content creation to its menu of services.

“Together, Dane and Brandon embody how Roger strives to not only recognize and attract great talent, but also foster it from within,” said Terry Lee, founder/executive creative director of Roger. “With Dane, we have more creative firepower than ever before. Brandon has been primed to do great things as well with his strong production skills and invaluable understanding of the Roger ethos, top to bottom.”

Macbeth started his career as an animator/designer at Framework LA, where he worked on film titles, trailers, production logos, broadcast design and reality show packages. He went on to freelance for creative agencies Big Star, Laundry, King and Country, Metaphrenie, Troika, Big Block Design Group, Digital Domain, Buck and Roger.

From design and animation to creative direction and art direction, Macbeth has assumed many roles contributing to award-winning and noteworthy projects: the main titles for X-Men: The Last Stand and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer; trailers for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3; and network rebrands for Lifetime and Nickelodeon. His list of advertising clients include BMW, Sony, Toyota, Honda, Burger King and Xbox.

Macbeth said he was initially drawn to Roger after seeing its Kids’ Choice Awards promo for Nickelodeon, which featured host Jack Black and, “Just about every animation technique known at the time.” Fittingly, his first project with Roger was for Nickelodeon.

Stevenson began his career at Roger, starting as an entry-level coordinator before moving up to produce smaller jobs. As the company grew, so did Stevenson’s skills and he has since produced many large-scale projects. His commercial jobs include campaigns for UTA and Constant Contact. Stevenson’s broadcast resume includes the Lifetime network rebrand, as well as the Chopper and SnoBots promos for Disney XD.

“I’m looking forward to working with our clients on new and interesting projects while teaching and molding our support team,” said Stevenson, who embraces the role of mentor to the younger staff who are where he was when his career started. “The entire team at Roger are more than co-workers, they’re truly my friends. They’re the reason I’ve been invested in the company for so long, and when you work with people who you enjoy spending time with, it makes for a more welcome, collaborative and productive environment where you genuinely want to come in and work.”

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