BiG MACHiNE Promotes Sean Owolo To Company Partner

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BiG MACHiNE, an award-winning visual production company, has upped Executive Producer Sean Owolo to company partner alongside Co-Founders/Creative Directors Steve Petersen and Ken Carlson. His new role will allow each of the partners to focus on innovating the core disciplines of BiG MACHiNE’s business: Design & Animation, Live-Action Production and Content. A seasoned marketing executive with 15 years of experience, …

Loyalkaspar Expands Bi-Coastal Leadership & Creative Teams

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Entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar is pleased to announce a bi-coastal expansion with the addition of Chief Development Officer Robert Blatchford (Los Angeles) and Creative Director Anna Minkkinen (New York). The hires cap off an exciting benchmark year for the agency, which recently opened an LA office and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Blatchford was most recently Director of Business …

iartists’s Danixa Diaz To Moderate “Pitch Therapy” Panel At PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013

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iartists executive producer/co-founder Danixa Diaz will moderate a panel at PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013 next week. “Pitch Therapy: A Two-Way Conversation About the Challenges of Engagement” will look at the often hot yet sensitive topic. This candid, honest, fun, respectful and important conversation will share insights and information from both the broadcast executive’s perspective and the studio’s point of view. …

T+Co’s Jakob Trollbäck Speaking at PromaxBDA

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Trollbäck+Company’s President/ECD Jakob Trollbäck will be speaking on the “Motivated, Happy and Moving Forward: Managing your Creative Career” alongside some of the industry’s leading in-house and out-of-house creative executives at PromaxBDA: The Conference 2013. Taking place on Wednesday, June 19th at 9 a.m., this session will provide unprecedented insight into what different executives look for in today’s creative marketplace, how …

Agency Post Profiles David Lai of Hello Design

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I had the pleasure of working with David Lai and his team at Hello Design in 2010. They’re a group of brilliant creatives and designers creating interactive experiences and original content for the likes of Herman Miller, Tillamook Cheese, UCLA, Nike and Natural History Museum. Their core philosophy is “Do Good Work & Everything Else Happens” — which, while a …

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 …

Süperfad Seattle Alums Get A Royale Welcome

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Integrated motion design & production studio Royale welcomes Executive Producer Chris Volckmann, Head of Digital Production Beck Henderer-Peña, and Senior Art Director Loren Judah. The three, formerly of Süperfad, will head Royale’s new Seattle, Washington location, and work closely with the Los Angeles office to create cohesive branding strategies for clients across broadcast, digital, print, and other media. AWN has …

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!