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Alkemy X Signs Director Anthony Pellino

NEW YORK CITY— Director Anthony Pellino has joined Alkemy X for exclusive representation for advertising and branded content. With credits including work for Nike, Reebok, Lexus and Uber, among others, Pellino has earned high marks for the raw, emotional power of his work and an innovative style of visual storytelling, especially for sports-related projects. His most recent effort is a ...

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Derby Adds Director Emily Elizabeth Thomas

New York City— Continuing to expand its creative roster with unique and emerging talent, Derby has signed writer/director Emily Elizabeth Thomas for advertising, branded content and music videos. Originally from Texas, Thomas is best known for her narrative work, including the award-winning short film Lola: Girl Got a Gun. The new venture, which marks Thomas’ first foray into advertising, is ...

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Luxury Travel Directing Team “Away Lands” Joins Derby

New York City—  Away Lands, the directing team of Amy Seder and Brandon Burkley, has joined Derby for exclusive representation in commercials, branded content and other advertising projects. Specialists in creating content in the travel and adventure space, the duo has gained an international following since leaving their previous jobs to pursue full-time travel and content creation in 2016. That ...

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Derby’s Grant Greenberg Pairs Models with Recyclables in Fashion Film for V Magazine

New York City— A mammoth recycling facility serves as the improbable backdrop for a fashion film featuring some of New York’s top models in Heatwave¸ a new short film directed by Grant Greenberg and produced by Derby for V Magazine and eyewear maker Oliver Peoples. Celebrated runway models Elsa Hosk and Hannah Ferguson, rising fashion star Alton Mason and others ...

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Alkemy X Signs Director Jonathan Yi

NEW YORK CITY— Continuing to add unique talent to its creative roster, Alkemy X has signed award-winning director and cinematographer Jonathan Yi for exclusive representation for advertising projects. A multi-talented filmmaker, Yi has earned wide praise for his skills as an imaginative and insightful storyteller across commercials, documentaries, television, music videos and other media. His advertising credits include work for ...

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Award-Winning Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong Joins Alkemy X

NEW YORK CITY—Alkemy X has signed Emmy Award-winning Director/Creative Director Anthony Furlong as his exclusive representative for advertising, branded content and related projects. Furlong is a multi-talented creative and storyteller who uses lavish imagery and clever post techniques to create unique and unconventional cinematic pieces. With roots in theater and computer programming, he brings expertise in live action direction, design ...

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Yard Dog Forms Alliance with Elma Garcia Films

LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles-based production company Yard Dog, led by partners/executive producers Joe Piccirillo and Beth Pearson, has formed an alliance with Elma Garcia Films for advertising projects. Yard Dog will act as executive producer and provide sales support for EGF, home to award-winning director/cinematographer Elma Garcia. The two companies will produce advertising assignments jointly. The alliance adds further creative ...

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STORY’s Ron Lazzeretti Brings Good Advertising to Life for GE

CHICAGO— STORY director Ron Lazzeretti uses real-life humor to show how GE Appliances is making life easier in a new series of spots out of FCB, Chicago, the agency’s first for the brand since being named its agency of record. The account had been with BBDO, New York, since 1920. In one spot, a woman poses for a “shelfie” in ...

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Benjamin Howdeshell Directs Milla Jovovich in Horror “Withorwithout”

Howdeshell, of A Common Thread, creates a short film for the band Parcels that is an instant macabre classic. LOS ANGELES—Director Benjamin Howdeshell shows his mastery of the dark side in Withorwithout, his new horror film/music video about a couple who are the apparent victims of a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills. Set to the song of the same name ...

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STORY’s David Orr and Cramer-Krasselt Tackle Fire and Ice for Rain-X

CHICAGO— STORY’s David Orr and agency Cramer-Krasselt put a pair of windshield wipers to the ultimate test in an ingenious new spot for Rain-X. In the ad, a pair of Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge wiper blades are first encased in huge blocks of ice and then thawed with powerful gas flames. As water and chunks of ice slowly drop from the ...

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Josh Hayward Celebrates a Renaissance in Southeast Asia in “Still/Life”

New short film centers on young athletes who are transforming a city emerging from five decades of isolation. New York City—Still/Life, director Josh Hayward’s new short film, describes a rebirth ongoing in the historic city of Yangon. Once known as Rangoon, the Southeast Asian capital recently emerged from 50 years of repressive, military rule and is now experiencing a cultural ...

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Sheldon Candis Profiles More Strong Women in Ford Follow-Up, “Born to Roll 2.0”

Second series of spots profile an artist, a firefighter and a doctor. LOS ANGELES—Director Sheldon Candis of A Common Thread tells the stories of three women living their dreams in a sequel to Ford’s celebrated “Born to Roll” campaign from agencies Global Team Blue and UniWorld Group. As with the original series, which were also directed by Candis, the new ...

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Derby’s Ryan Balas Launches “TheFoodPornHub.com”

Derby’s Ryan Balas Launches “TheFoodPornHub.com” Video community is dedicated to the sexy art of food photography. New York City— Filmmakers Ryan and Alec Balas have launched a first-of-its-kind showcase dedicated to food as cinema. Going by the cheeky name of TheFoodPornHub, the new site celebrates the sensual pleasures and visual splendors of the culinary arts. There are no pedestrian cooking ...

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Yard Dog Welcomes Comedy Director Tom Feiler

LOS ANGELES— Yard Dog has added a touch more humor to its roster, signing comedy director Tom Feiler for exclusive representation in the United States. Feiler specializes in performance-based comedy often involving odd characters and skewed scenarios. His many credits include campaigns for Walmart, McDonald’s, Iams and Tim Horton’s. “Tom is just flat out funny,” says executive producer Joe Piccirillo. ...

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Yard Dog Signs Director Darren Statman

LOS ANGELES— Director Darren Statman has joined Yard Dog for U.S. work in commercials and branded content. Based in London, Statman has won admirers among agencies and brands across Europe for work noteworthy for its striking, artfully- crafted visuals, nuanced storytelling and raw emotional power. Among Statman’s best-known projects is Hades, a black & white film for British custom motorcycle ...

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A Common Thread Signs Aussie Director Cassie De Colling

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread has signed Australian director Cassie De Colling for exclusive representation in the United States. De Colling has directed ads, branded content and virtual reality for clients including insurance giant AAMI, travel company The Great Escape, the University of Melbourne and others. This is the first time she has had representation outside Australia. “Cassie is a ...

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