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Laundry Creates Opening & Main-on-End Title Sequences, In-Film VFX for “Snatched”

Animation & design studio Laundry recently collaborated with “Snatched” director Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Wackness”) on the opening and main-on-end credits for the mother-daughter caper comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. The 20th Century Fox film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, ranked #2 at the box office during its opening weekend. Laundry, led by Partner/Creative Director Anthony ...

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Motion + Title Design Emmys Call For Entries Closes On May 1st

The Motion + Title Design Emmys has issued its final call for entries as the May 1st deadline quickly approaches. The Outstanding Motion Design and Outstanding Main Title Design competitions include more than a dozen categories for eligible work, and is open to designers, creative directors, art directors, animators, compositors, editors, illustrators, typographers, photographers and cinematographers. This year, Outstanding Motion ...

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Alkemy X Animates Hulu’s Poignant “Batman & Bill” Documentary

Creative content company Alkemy X recently contributed a suite of visual storytelling and post services to “Batman & Bill” — a Hulu original documentary — from acclaimed film documentarians Don Argott and Sheena Joyce (“The Art of the Steal,” “Rock School”). Premiering on May 6th, “Batman & Bill” focuses on the fight to win credit for the late Bill Finger, ...

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Trollbäck+Company Welcomes Alex Moulton As Chief Creative Officer

Creative agency Trollbäck+Company has added Alex Moulton as Chief Creative Officer. He is tasked with leading the next wave of success at Trollbäck+Company, which is distinguished for helping globally recognized businesses and organizations develop meaningful and sustainable brands through design-driven strategy and mixed media. Moulton, who joins the agency from VICE Media, is already well underway in continuing the agency’s ...

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Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh, Reflecting Playfulness and Imagination of Kids’ Lives

  Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network with the top-rated kids’ shows on all TV, is pairing this year’s fun-filled slime-fest, the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, with the debut of an all-new brand refresh of its on-air and online look and feel—one that reflects the play, surprise and imagination in kids’ lives and delivers on the net’s mission to help make ...

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Geoff Bailey Joins Alkemy X As Creative Director

Creative content company Alkemy X has added Creative Director Geoff Bailey to its New York office. This move accents a noteworthy stretch of expansion in which Alkemy X almost doubled its staff and opened a new state-of-the-art production and post facility in New York City. The announcement comes on the heels of Alkemy X making headlines as the exclusive visual ...

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BaseCamp Entertainment Signs The Wolf Brothers and Maureen Hufnagel for U.S. Representation

New York-based directing collective BaseCamp Entertainment has signed The Wolf Brothers and Maureen Hufnagel for U.S. market representation. The signings further strengthen BaseCamp Entertainment’s roster of international talent and bolsters the company’s mantra of ensuring each client receives the best artistry and creativity befitting their needs. In addition to bringing on the new directors, BaseCamp Entertainment has also seen recent ...

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Alkemy X Wins Big at Cynopsis Media TV Awards

Creative content company Alkemy X took home two honors at the inaugural Cynopsis Media TV Awards, which salute excellence in national TV programming, from writing and directing to casting and hosting. Alkemy X accepted the awards last night at Cynopsis’ 20th Anniversary Gala at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The Alkemy X work honored includes Best Marketing Campaign ...

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Alkemy X Proud to Represent Philadelphia at Sundance

With a cocktail party for its friends and clients, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split winning the box office, and a showing of director Scott Ross’s Deer Squad: The Movie, Alkemy X had a very busy opening weekend at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Recognizing the importance of giving Philadelphia a presence at the prestigious film festival, one of the most important events in ...

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Imaginary Forces Welcomes EP Chris Hill; Sami Tahari as Director of Business Development

Creative company Imaginary Forces has added two executives to its Los Angeles studio: Executive Producer Chris Hill and Director of Business Development Sami Tahari. As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the announcement signals what’s next in Imaginary Forces’ long legacy of creative innovation and design-driven storytelling for entertainment, brand and agency clients. Hill and Tahari’s diverse backgrounds ...

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Artifact Welcomes Veteran Executive Producer Kitty Snyder

Creative studio Artifact Design is pleased to welcome postproduction veteran Kitty Snyder as Executive Producer. In this role, she will bring her expertise in developing brand and marketing strategies, cultivating client relationships, and bidding and producing projects. Her strong ties within the agency and film community will complement the full range of production, design, VFX, animation, and post capabilities of ...

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Alkemy X Continues Growth Streak: Welcomes Manager of TV & Digital Content Brittany George & Controller Maria Allen

Creative media company Alkemy X has added Manager of TV & Digital Content Brittany George and Controller Maria Allen. The hires signal the company’s continued commitment to recruiting distinguished executives and talent across the entertainment and advertising industry. Earlier this summer, Alkemy X brought on former Travel Channel GM Andy Singer as EVP of TV & Digital Programming. “This has ...

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Artifact Creates Fantastical VFX In Epic Georgia Lottery Keno! Spot

“The Fire King” Marks Creative Studio’s 5th Collaboration With BBDO Atlanta & Client In Long-Running Campaign Featuring Kevin, The Fire-Breathing Goat Creative studio Artifact Design recently completed VFX and design work on “The Fire King,” the latest commercial for Georgia Lottery Keno! via BBDO Atlanta. Parodying medieval fantasy, the spot features Kevin the Goat reprising his fire-breathing heroics from earlier ...

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The Creative Struggle Is Real In Artifact Design’s 2016 AICP Atlanta Opener

The Southeast Chapter of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) commissioned Artifact Design to create the sponsor reel for the 2016 AICP Show in Atlanta. Marking its third consecutive opener for the annual celebration of advertising in moving media, Artifact Design delivered “Indecision,” a multimedia expo that humorously captures the turbulent brainstorming process of designers. Narrated in the form ...

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Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”

Major League Baseball (MLB) recently called on creative solutions company Oishii Creative to produce a graphics toolkit for its 2016 Postseason promotional campaign. Using the powerful track “Unstoppable” from multi-platinum artist and songwriter Sia, Oishii wanted to bring the fans onto the field to experience the Postseason from the players’ perspective. Produced by MLB Network, the campaign features key moments ...

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mOcean Hires Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner

mOcean is pleased to welcome Mitch Monson as Creative Director / Client Partner, where he will deepen the creative marketing agency’s footprint in motion design. An Emmy-winning designer, Monson has collaborated with some of the top television networks and brands in the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Canal+, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Canon, IBM, and Nike. He was also ...

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