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VR Director Tyson Sadler Joins Derby for Immersive Branded Projects

New York City— Derby has signed VR Director Tyson Sadler for exclusive representation as part of its push into immersive media. Sadler brings a deep resume in VR on subjects ranging from Alaska’s melting glaciers to child labor in Western Ghana. At Derby, he’ll focus on creating unique immersive experiences for brands. “We’re intrigued with VR, AR and other immersive ...

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STORY Signs Director Laurence Thrush

The accomplished visual storyteller has helmed spots for ESPN, HP, Amstel Light and Honda. CHICAGO— Director Laurence Thrush has joined STORY for exclusive representation for advertising work in the United States. Thrush brings high regard for his naturalistic storytelling and cinematic style, which he has applied to commercials for diverse international and national brands, including ESPN, HP, Amstel Light, McDonald’s, ...

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Peter Dietrich Hits the Bullseye with “Hole Maker” for Snack Food Chipita

Director, represented in the U.S. by A Common Thread, re-teams with Black Cherry for a Western spoof. LOS ANGELES— For a new spot for snack food giant Chipita, director Peter Dietrich created a scene straight out of a classic Western. A clean-cut stranger walks into a bar and engages in a test of marksmanship with a surly tough guy. The ...

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Eli Green Directs Campaign Touting Luxury-for-Less Air Travel with JetSuiteX

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread’s Eli Green has directed a new campaign for boutique airline JetSuiteX that has accomplished the seemingly impossible task of making flying fun. Conceived by Sacramento agency MeringCarson, the spots tout the benefits of JetSuiteX, which offers a private jet experience at low cost. One spot shows happy travelers arriving at the airport a mere 25 ...

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Derby’s Josh Hayward Explores the Poetry and Brutality of Combat Sport in “Muay Thai”

Director’s atmospheric film is screening on Nowness. New York City—Muay Thai, a short film from Derby director Josh Hayward, is currently enjoying its world premiere on the global video channel Nowness. A surreal exploration of the intense form of martial art that has become an international phenomenon, the film takes viewers inside the psyche of a Muay Thai boxer named ...

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Harmonic Appoints David Krall to Its Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 12, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery and cable access virtualization, today announced it has expanded the company’s board of directors with the appointment of David Krall. “I’m delighted to welcome David to our board,” said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO of Harmonic. “David’s extensive executive leadership and board experience, ...

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Comedy Director Kevin Smith Joins STORY

CHICAGO— Continuing to grow its creative roster, STORY has signed award-winning director Kevin Smith for exclusive national representation. Smith, whose recent work includes campaigns for Home Depot, AT&T, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Carnation, is known for an intelligent, meticulously-crafted style of subtle, sometimes ironic humor. “Kevin is a great addition to our roster,” said STORY executive producer Mark Androw. “I ...

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Director Kelsey Larkin Launches U.S. Career via Yard Dog

LOS ANGELES— Yard Dog has signed director Kelsey Larkin for exclusive representation in the United States. The agreement is the first with a U.S. production company for Larkin, who, although born in Chicago, resides in Toronto and has previously worked exclusively in Canada. A bold and highly original visual storyteller, she has recently directed projects for GoodLife Fitness, Inov8, Vega ...

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Sherpas Cinema Pays Tribute to Skiing Legend J.P. Auclair in North Face Film “Imagination”

Latest project from adventure filmmakers, represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, becomes an instant free-skiing classic. Los Angeles— A boy riding in the backseat of his parents’ car through snow-swept Nelson, British Columbia, has his skiing fantasy spring to life in a sweetly thrilling short film produced by Sherpas Cinema for The North Face. Directed by Dave Mossop, Imagination ...

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Accomplice Media Signs Director and Cinematographer Damien Toogood

Los Angeles— Director DP Damien Toogood has signed to Accomplice Media, and stepped straight into working with DDB San Francisco. Creative Director Sam Brown is a new fan. “Damien’s visual style and quirkiness, when it came to casting, were exactly what we were looking for,” Brown says. “Utilizing his skills in cinematography, in addition to his directing talent, made our collaboration ...

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Ky Dickens’ “Zero Weeks” Tackles America’s Crisis with Paid Leave

Feature documentary to screen at DOC NYC, November 11th. CHICAGO— The United States is the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee its citizens paid family leave. In the new documentary Zero Weeks, which premiers November 11 at DOC NYC in New York City, director Ky Dickens explores the impact of that policy on families dealing with ...

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Yard Dog Signs Director Brent Jones

LOS ANGELES—Director Brent Jones has joined Los Angeles-based Yard Dog, led by executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, for work in commercials, branded content and web media. Bringing a diverse reel and more than ten years of directing experience to his new home. Jones is perhaps best known for high-energy automotive spots, but his work also extends to performance-driven ...

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Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank

Latest ads featuring the Hawaiian-born quarterback promote personal banking, debit cards and other services. Los Angeles— Tennessee Titans star Marcus Mariota might take chances on the football field, but when it comes to managing his money, he avoids Hail Marys. In a new spot for First Hawaiian Bank, conceived by Honolulu agency MVNP and directed by Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson, ...

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Director Sheldon Candis Returns to His Roots for “Baltimore Boys”

Co-Directs ESPN documentary about the undefeated Dunbar Poets basketball team. LOS ANGELES—For director Sheldon Candis the story behind Baltimore Boys had a deep, personal resonance. The feature-length documentary, which Candis co-directed with Marquis Daisy for ESPN Films, profiles the Dunbar Poets, the greatest boys high school basketball team of all time. From 1981 to 1983, the team, which included future ...

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STORY Signs Comedy Director Ron Lazzeretti

CHICAGO—Award-winning comedy director Ron Lazzeretti has joined STORY for exclusive, national representation. A native Chicagoan, Lazzeretti has broad experience as a commercial director and agency creative director with credits including Chevy, Coors Light, KFC, A&W Root Beer and Taco Bell. A true multi-talent, he has also enjoyed success as an independent filmmaker, writer, producer and musician. “Ron in a phenomenal ...

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