Director Fredrik Bond
has departed MJZ London to set up his own yet-to-be named production company with Gorgeous executive producer Helen Kenny
. MJZ president David Zander says the split was amicable and in the works for some time, with Zander encouraging Bond's UK endeavor in order to promote his success in the States, where he remains with MJZ. ... Director Olivier Gondry
has just signed with ParanoidUS for representation in the States. (He'll still be with Partizan overseas). ... Hollywood based ka-chew! has opened Punch Company, the company's live action entity. Ellen Knable will join the company as executive producer of Punch and will oversee all national sales efforts. ... Commercial production company Savant has formed a strategic alliance with Villains, where Savant partners/executive producers Joby Barnhart
and Jamie Miller
originally met while on staff. ... VFX artist Dave Child, formerly of One Post, has joined post-production boutique Golden Square. ... New York-based Creative Bubble has added AfterEffects artist Patrick Kelly to its design team roster. ... Moving Parts Inc. has signed writer/director John Bonito
for exclusive representation in promotions and on-air campaigns.