“Mile…Mile & A Half” Documentary Makes Film Festival History

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If you’re free this Saturday, June 1st, and in Santa Monica, CA, then try to check out the world premiere of Mile…Mile & A Half, a feature-length documentary by an LA-based collective of multimedia artists and outdoor enthusiasts called The Muir Project. The film follows the group as they hiked the entire John Muir Trail in July 2011 and brought …

iartists Celebrates One Year; Welcomes “The Connector” Sheima Hassanlou

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iartists welcomes its first year in business by expanding with new agent Sheima Hassanlou and new clients: creative production company Shilo and digital behaviorists Modus Operandi across various disciplines including broadcast, advertising, digital and gaming. Co-founded in 2012 by Executive Producer Danixa Diaz, the international business development firm also adds Sheima Hassanlou as an associate agent to handle the West Coast …

Commercial Production Company CHROMISTA Launches

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Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky has teamed up with executive producers Ted Robbins & Sandy Haddad to launch production company CHROMISTA. Rounding out the directorial roster are Kasra Farahani, Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly, Xavier Mairesse (shortlisted for the AICP Show this year), and Walter May. Aronofsky’s longtime features producer Scott Franklin will serve as an executive producer. Shoot wrote a nice feature …

Shoot’s Next-Gen Filmmakers: Los Perez of The Cortez Brothers

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Congrats to The Cortez Brothers’ talented directing team Los Pérez (Tania Verduzco and Adrián Pérez), which has been selected as one of the 32 directors / directing teams to be honored at the SHOOT 2013 11th Annual New Directors Showcase on May 23rd in NYC. Check out their work here and see why they made the final cut!

GARTNER Welcomes Director Terry Rietta

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Bicoastal production company GARTNER recently welcomed award-winning director Terry Rietta to its roster. The signing represents the company’s ongoing commitment to offering agency clients and brands cutting-edge filmmaking and production talent across the traditional and digital advertising landscape. As a writer and director, Terry has made waves with award-winning commercials, branded content and short films. His marriage of rich visual …

Royale Raises $10K+ For Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

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Over the holidays, Royale launched an interactive holiday piece to help raise $10,000 for The American Red Cross Disaster Relief. All proceeds from the charity were donated in support of those affected by Superstorm Sandy. At the heart of Royale’s ambitious 25-day fundraising effort was “The Bell Ringer,” a delightfully humorous animated short about Edith, a sweet old lady who …

FastCo.Create “Steps Up” for Trollbäck + Company’s Stop Motion App

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With the influx of apps, gadgets, interactive technologies and ideas in this ever-evolving age of information, Fast Company keeps it all manageable, sharing only the best of the best. Trollbäck + Company‘s stop motion app “Step” represents just that. Robust, intuitive, creative, clean and simple are just a few words Fast Company uses to describe T+Co’s powerful filmmaking app. Needless …