Click 3X appointed Milan Boncich to head up its color correct division. Boncich, who has nearly 30 years of experience with brands including Armani Exchange, Nike, Amazon, Gap and Samsung, has also handled colorist duties for feature films, including "Fair Game," "The Lifeguard," and "Thanks for Sharing." He also served as consultant to Director Baz Luhrmann on his 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby and has previously spent time at Digital Arts, Offhollywood, Post Logic, Moving Images and The Anx.
Cinelicious hires Lynette Duensing as senior colorist. Ms. Duensing recently came off a year working in Shanghai. She will be based in the post-production company's Santa Monica office for commercial projects, and will also work with Cinelicious Hollywood for longform pieces. She was most recently a senior colorist at Technicolor-SFG in China, and worked on commercials and branded projects for Chrysler, Fiat, IKEA and Coke, among others.
Los Angeles' HELLO! has signed director James Brown, who has worked for spots for Coke, Nike, and Guinness. For the latter, he directed "Quarrel," via Irish International BBDO, starring Michael Fassbender traveling from Ireland to New York to set things right with an old enemy. Brown has also worked on digital branding campaigns, for Lexus. He will be meeting a familiar face at HELLO!: executive producer Jamie Miller, who he worked with when they were both at Smuggler.
Production company Traveling Picture Show Company has signed director Gus Black for exclusive representation. Black is a music video director who has done work for Green Day, the Eels and Deftones, as well as more recently, Nashville rock band The Wild Feathers. A Los Angeles native, Black also has experience in commercial art direction, editing, photography, and music.
Toby Brockhurst has joined Chemical Effects as head of 2D. The Londoner was previously at Method Studios where he was a VFX Supervisor and flame artist, and has also spent time at The Mill, MPC, Glassworks and Framestore both in London and New York.
Aircastle --aka Will Beauchamp and Jamie Cussen, the directing duo behind 2011's lauded "Catvertising" for Toronto's John St.-- have signed with Soft Citizen for Canadian representation. Their viral hit earned 2 million+ views on YouTube, earned a Bronze Pencil at the One Show. The team has also behind the WWF film "Norman Eco Warrior" and Maple Leaf Foods' "Change Your Life with Bacon."