Carbon VFX has appointed Matt Thunell as executive producer of its new West Coast studio, which shares space with its partner company Whitehouse Post in Santa Monica. Thunell will lead the studio with over a decade of experience working at creative studios and visual effects facilities in LA and San Francisco. Thunell joins Carbon from Motion Theory/Mirada, where as senior producer he produced projects for directors and executives such as Mathew Cullen, Grady Hall, Javier Jimenez, and Jeff Scruton. Recent work includes the Wrigley 5 Gum spot "Choose Your Energy", directed by Jon Favreau.
Creative studio Bonfire Labs has hired Carey Crosby as executive producer and John Stewart as senior creative director. Crosby comes to Bonfire from Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, where she implemented a social media campaign for Sprint. She has held production positions at Publicis Modem, Radium, Hal Riney & Partners and GSD&M, and helped co-found ad agency Red Ball Tiger and production service company Roaring Tiger Films. Before joining Bonfire, Stewart completed a freelance project for NBC reworking the new opening promo for Sunday Night Football starring Faith Hill. Over his career, he has worked withDigital Kitchen, SuperFad, and Radium and spent time at agencies Duncan Channon and NKH&W.