Curious Pictures, the New York-based animation and mixed-media production company, has named Bill Reilly as executive producer. Reilly is the owner and executive producer of the L.A. based live action production company Space Program. He will merge Space Program with Curious, bringing with him directors Zach Braff and Scott Duncan. Curious will open a new office in Santa Monica, and Reilly will divide his time between there and New York.
Attik has hired Rey Andrade associate creative director . Andrade joins from agencytwofifteen, where he was also associate creative director. There, his credits include campaigns for Microsfot XBox and its various game titles, Microsoft's Kin and Nescafe for Mexico. Prior to that, he worked at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco as an art director. His awards being named a Young Gun in 2004 in the Art Director's Club's competition for innovative visual artists age 30 and under, as well as Webbys, Effies and a Cannes Integrated Lion.
Bi-coastal production company aWhiteLabelProduct has signed director Olivier Gondry for global representation. The French director, formerly represented by Partizan, has directed campaigns for McDonalds, LG, Audi, Fiat and HP as well as music videos, and is known for his visual effects.
Shooters NYC, a new offshoot of Philadelphia-based post house ShootersINC, has appointed Anthony Marinelli as an editor. Marinelli began his editing career as an in-house editor at DDB Needham, and has worked at Steel Rose Editorial, Crew Cuts and Cut + Run, before joining Red Car in 2008. His work includes the 2005 Super Bowl spot 'Superheroes' for Visa and the NY Department of Tourism's 'New Day' campaign.
Framestore's London office has promoted Helen Hughes to head of production, commercials. Hughes joined Framestore as a senior producer in August 2010 and has worked on campaigns including Audi Goodnight Moon with Daniel Kleinman; EA Sports FIFA 11 and Special Olympics Omar with Johnny Green. She is currently working with Tom Kuntz on a soon-to-be-released project. Hughes joined Framestore from Method Studios in LA where she was a director of production.
NYCA, the California-based branding and advertising agency, has appointed Josh Forstot as associate creative director and digital creative technologist, a new position. He will work across all clients as NYCA's digital creative lead. Forstot was previously founder and creative director of HYFN based in Hermosa Beach, California.
Saville has signed director Alex Telfer for commercial representation. He has been directing commercials for three years, and his work includes campaigns for Guinness, Quantum Claims, Visit England, and Adidas Kit Launch. He is also an award-winning commercial photographer whose recent assignments have included work for Nike, Nikon, Sony Music, Ernst & Young, Glaxo Smith Kline, Land Rover, EMI, and the BBC.
Tom Weissferdt, previously a partner and executive producer at Caviar, has opened Slim Pictures as boutique commercial production company based in Venice Beach, California. Its roster consists of ZCDC (Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper), Stephen Blackman, Karen Cunningham, Nicolas Caicoya, Charley Stadler and Brad Morrison. ZCDC have already worked on the 'Hybrid Roller Coaster' spot from Saatchi & Saatchi LA/Deeplocal's campaign for Toyota Prius.
Blinkink and Blinkart have signed collective Treat Studios for commercial representation. Treat Studios are a group who met whilst studying animation and illustration at Kingston University, UK. Their work includes a music video for the band Mazes and a series of idents on TV channel E4, including title sequences and animated idents for the teen show Skins.