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High-End Post Boutique TWELVE Launches

— Award-Winning Colorist Lez Rudge Partners with Industry Vets Marcelo Gandola, Axel Ericson & Ed Rilli on New Venture — New York, NY – (July 11, 2017) –  Award-winning colorist Lez Rudge and veteran production and postproduction executives Marcelo Gandola, Axel Ericson and Ed Rilli have joined forces to launch TWELVE, a high-end post boutique for the advertising, film and ...

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Laundry Names James Sweigert As Managing Director

Animation & design studio Laundry is excited to welcome James Sweigert as Managing Director. Sweigert, who brings extensive experience in marketing, brand strategy, design, and TV and film production, will spearhead business development at Laundry. The announcement comes on the heels of the studio moving into a beautiful, new creative space in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, and ...

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

— Strategic Partnership Also Extends Company’s Production Capabilities In Europe — 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 known for its pioneering work in advertising and unconventional approach to branded content for such clients as Google, Heineken, Vodafone, and Tesla. To date, Wefilm’s work ...

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Trollbäck+Company Creates 2017 AICP Show Opening Titles

Trollbäck+Company created the 2017 AICP Show Opening Titles, which debuted on June 7th at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The animated piece unveiled the new AICP logo — its first in 45 years  — which was designed by Brian Collins and his brand consultancy Collins. The AICP Show is the tentpole event of AICP Week; ...

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Alma Mater Welcomes Executive Producer Ben Apley and Director Ronnie Koff

The New Hires Mark Studio’s Continued Commitment to Providing Premium Creative Craftsmanship Visual studio Alma Mater has added 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 ...

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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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