Production & Post Boutique Destro Launches in LA

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Industry veterans Drew Neujahr, Sean McAllen, and Shane McAllen have partnered to form Destro, a live-action and post-production boutique based in Los Angeles. Destro has already developed and produced an original documentary series, “SEED,” which profiles artists and innovators across a range of disciplines. In addition, the team has recently worked on projects for Google, Nintendo, and Michelin. With the launch …

REVERSE Signs Director Mike Matthews For US Representation

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Bicoastal production company REVERSE has signed Mike Matthews for U.S. representation. A commercial director with experience in food and performance, Matthews has directed for Asda, Bertolli, Coca-Cola, Laphroaig, Lipton, the BBC, and Woolworths Australia. He has also helmed a number of TV projects with chef Jamie Oliver. Read more in Ad Age, Shots, and Studio Daily!

Roger & Big Machine Merge Into Single Creative Studio

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Creative agency Roger and full-service production company Big Machine have merged. Representing Roger in the business partnership is Terence Lee, creative director; Dane Macbeth, creative director; and Josh Libitsky, executive producer. Representing Big Machine is Steve Petersen, director; Ken Carlson, creative director; and Sean Owolo, business development. The Los Angeles-based studios will retain the Roger name and continue all operations …

Compadre Grows Its Team With New ECD, Director of Creative Strategy, and Head of Production

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On the heels of its recent launch, creative marketing agency Compadre has welcomed Executive Creative Director Curtis Doss and Director of Creative Strategy Mika Saulitis. An Emmy Award winner for his work on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Doss previously served as Creative Director at design agency Big Block and creative services company BigStar, where he led entertainment marketing, sports branding, and …

Laundry Welcomes Monica Reimold As Executive Producer

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Design-driven animation & production company Laundry has hired Monica Reimold as Executive Producer. She brings more than a decade of experience in commercials, branded content, and new media. Based in Laundry’s San Francisco office, Reimold will oversee sales, marketing, client relations, and in-house production operations. Most recently, she was Executive Producer at creative design studio Ranger & Fox, where she …

Anne Gordon Returns to Hooligan as Director of Development

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Anne Gordon is no stranger to the Hooligan family. In fact, she was a founding partner when the company launched as Chinagraph 20 years ago.  Returning to Hooligan from Melbourne, Gordon will take on a multi-faceted role, managing new business, client relations, communications, and operations for the NYC-based creative post-production company.  In her short time since reuniting with Hooligan, Gordon …

REVERSE Signs Director Matthieu Mantovani For Exclusive US Representation

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Bicoastal commercial production company REVERSE has signed Matthieu Mantovani to its directorial roster. Known for his ability to tell stories layered with sophistication and detailed visuals, the acclaimed French director has worked with world-renowned brands, such as Allianz, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Audi, Renault, Vodafone, and Orange, among others. Mantovani recently wrapped a campaign for Mercedes Benz, and is currently developing and …

Chuck Carey & Robert Blatchford Launch Compadre

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Industry leaders Chuck Carey and Robert Blatchford have come together to launch Compadre, a creative marketing agency. Using strategy, design, storytelling, and technology, Compadre’s mission is to grow audiences, spark conversations, shape brands, and impact culture. Carey and Blatchford are good friends who have worked for different companies in the entertainment marketing industry for years, starting with Los Angeles-based Troika, …

Creative Director & Live-Action Director Reza Rasoli Joins Laundry

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Animation and production company Laundry has added Reza Rasoli as creative director and live-action director. Rasoli has previously been repped at companies including Pet Gorilla, Brand New School and Blind, and has collaborated with clients such as Google, IBM, HBO, Vans, Virgin America, and GE. More recently, his anthem spot for UnityPoint Health aired during the Super Bowl in the Midwest region. Rasoli was …