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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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Thrills Ahead: Sherpas Cinema Gears Up for a Monster Season of Winter Sports

Whistler, British Columbia—Although fall hasn’t officially arrived, many of the world’s best skiers, snowboarders, figure skaters and bobsledders are getting ready for an epic winter sports season that will climax next February when the world converges on Pyeongchang, South Korea. Preparations for a wave of spectacular sports action are also in full swing at the Whistler, British Columbia production offices ...

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Bully Pictures Signs Cannes Lion Winning Director Roderick Fenske

Launches new affiliation with campaign for Las Vegas Tourism. LOS ANGELES —  Comedy director Roderick Fenske has joined Bully Pictures for exclusive representation for advertising projects in the US. Fenske is known for a distinct brand of comedy that combines absurdist humor with high production value and cinematic execution. He has already completed his first project with Bully, a new ...

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A Common Thread’s Eli Green Extols the Artistry Behind Subway’s Signature Wraps

LOS ANGELES—A Common Thread director Eli Green pays tribute to the ingenuity of Subway “sandwich artists” in a funny new spot out of Austin, Texas agency Proof Advertising. Titled Breakthrough, the ad centers on a three-person Subway crew who take on the challenge of fitting the meat from a foot-long into a flavored wrap. They experience setback’s and puzzle over ...

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A Common Thread’s Eli Green Holds a “Schnitzelbration” for Wienerschnitzel

LOS ANGELES— In a new ad for Wienerschnitzel, A Common Thread director Eli Green enlists a slightly unhinged German techno band to introduce the brand’s latest offering, Chicken Schnitzel Sandwiches. Conceived by California agency Amusement Park, Schnitzelbration features a group of black-clad musicians strutting their stuff on stage while singing the praises of schnitzel in faux German. The show ends ...

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Directing Duo Jacob/Slade Joins A Common Thread

Enno Jacobsen and Kristina Slade inaugurate their new affiliation with a campaign for Ford. LOS ANGELES— Continuing to add unique talent to its roster, A Common Thread has signed the directing team of Enno Jacobsen and Kristina Slade, who work as Jacob/Slade, for exclusive representation in the United States. Known for their ability to tell stories with charm and humor, ...

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