Joel Signer and Will Townsend
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Sarofsky Ups Joel Signer to Head of Production, Adds Producer Will Townsend

One-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky continues to grow, adding LA-based Producer Will Townsend to its staff, and promoting Senior Producer Joel Signer to Head of Production, it was recently announced by Steven Anderson, the company’s Managing Director/Executive Producer. A key contributor to the high-profile output of Chicago’s most prolific agencies and studios for the past two decades, Signer is a former Optimus Colorist who also held Chicago staff producer positions […]

Susan E. Arnold
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Bob Iger Returns to Disney as CEO, Replacing Bob Chapek Atop the Throne, Much to Hollywood’s Relief

In what many industry observers claim is shocking news, but I’d argue was always inevitable, Bob Iger has returned to Disney as CEO, thereby replacing his hand-picked successor Bob Chapek atop the Mouse House… at least for the next two years. The news reportedly caught even senior Disney executives off-guard, and when Disney’s corporate communications team announced Iger’s return to the company’s 190,000 global staffers, some initially thought it was […]

Kayla Monetta
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Kayla Monetta Named Director of New Business at Music Company Squeak E. Clean Studios

Kayla Monetta has joined international music company Squeak E. Clean Studios as its Director of New Business. Monetta will work out of the company’s New York location, where she will shape the company’s sales strategies and approach, and continue to scale revenue across North America through new initiatives, partnerships, and markets. Since she can speak the language of both musicians and brand clients thanks to her industry acumen, she will […]

Joel Paisner
Commercials

Producer Joel Paisner Joins Boutique Visual Effects Company Jogger Studios

Producer Joel Paisner has joined the boutique visual effects studio Jogger. Based out of Jogger Los Angeles, Paisner will work closely with the producing teams in the Santa Monica, Austin, and San Francisco offices. “Everyone’s really happy to have Joel join us here at Jogger,” Jogger Creative Director Andy Brown said in a statement. “As we have continued to grow, adding Joel to the team has already made a massive […]

Helen Alexander
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Formosa Group UK Names Helen Alexander Managing Director for Features, Broadcast and Streaming

The Formosa Group, which is part of Streamland Media, has named Helen Alexander as managing director of Formosa Group UK for Features, Broadcast and Streaming (FBS). Alexander brings years of leadership experience in post-production sound as well as significant relationships with both talent and clients. She’ll be based out of Formosa Group’s Trident facility in Soho, London, from which she will oversee all of the company’s creative talent in the UK, […]

Clay Epstein IFTA
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AFM: Independent Film & Television Alliance Unveils New Board of Directors Chaired by Clay Epstein

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) unveiled its new 15-person Board of Directors on Thursday at the American Film Market. The group includes new board members Brian Beckmann (Arclight Films), Caroline Couret-Delegue (Film Seekers Limited), Diane Ferrandez (AGC Studios), Jeffrey Greenstein (Millennium Media), George Hamilton (Protagonist Pictures), Jasmin McSweeney (NZ Film Commission), and Lise Romanoff (Vision Films).  Clay Epstein (Film Mode Entertainment), who was elected as Chairperson of the Board in 2021, is currently serving the second year of his two-year term, […]

No Picture
Awards

Academy Adds Four to Its Sci-Tech Council, Including Cinematographer Paul Cameron and Production Designer Tom Duffield

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Cinematographer Paul Cameron, Netflix executive Paul Debevec, veteran Production Designer Tom Duffield, and VFX Supervisor Marlon West have accepted invitations to join its Science and Technology Council, which focuses on the science and technology of motion pictures, from preserving its history and developing educational programs to driving industry standards and providing forums for the exchange of information and ideas. Cameron […]

Janine Conway
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Fancy VFX Adds Industry Veterans Janine Conway as Senior Producer and Chris Green as Compositing Supe

Fancy House of Visual Effects (Fancy VFX) has appointed two highly accomplished visual effects veterans to its senior team, as Janine Conway has joined the studio as Senior Producer, helping to oversee production and business development, while Chris Green becomes Compositing Supervisor, focusing on VFX for features and television. Fancy VFX is an imaginative visual effects, design, and post-production cooperative whose focus is combining premium creative service with personalized relationships. […]

Amy Rosenberg
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Cut+Run Welcomes Editor Amy Rosenberg, Who’s Best Known for Her Work With Fashion Brands

Amy Rosenberg has joined the roster of editors at Cut+Run, where she’ll bring her artful eye and creative spirit. With a baseline belief that every edit requires its own unique formula — part art, part science — Rosenberg has developed a unique style all her own, as well as an impeccable sense of style and timing. “Amy has this ability to see solutions beyond the expected. Not only does she execute […]

Robert Shen
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Robert Shen Joins For-A as Regional Sales Manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania

FOR-A, the cutting-edge video broadcast technology company, has appointed Robert Shen as regional sales manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania. He joins the company from EVS Broadcast, where he was responsible for the Axon product lines in control, monitoring, routing, and video processing. Originally trained as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in radar and communications with the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Shen subsequently earned a degree in computer science […]