Butter Music and Sound has hired Mario Grigorov as West Coast creative director. In addition to scoring Shadowboxer, Tennessee, The Paperboy, and the Academy Award-winning Precious, Grigorov has also audio branded major campaigns for LEGO, Cymbalta, BMW, JCPenney, and more over the course of nearly a decade as the Owner and creativedirector of Los Angeles-based Siblings Music.
South African director Bernie Roux has joined Portland-based studio Bent Image Lab. Previously, Roux founded his own studio Lovebomb Animation, then later joined New Zealand animation studio Yukfoo in 2007 and then Stockholm's Against All Odds/Passion Pictures in 2010. His short film "This Crowded Thought" screened at "Best of the World" in the Hiroshima Animation Festival in 2012 and won a platinum Pixie in 2013. In addition to this Roux has won multiple awards for his commercials including a Silver Lion for his 2003 PSA for Childline entitled "Lucy Moonflower".