Bicoastal/International production house Station Film has added Seyi Peter-Thomas to its roster. Peter-Thomas has spent a decade working at MTV producing, directing and writing on commercials, branded content and PSAs. His work includes a campaign for The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, an epic take on West Side Story featuring Russell Brand, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry that received Promax BDA Gold, Creativity and CTAM Awards. He won an Emmy for work on the The Kaiser Foundation's Condom Factory PSAs, while a campaign with filmmaker Joel Schumacher for MTV's Digital Abuse initiative became the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's Conference on Bullying Prevention.
Director Mike Maguire is joining biscuit filmworks for commercial representation. In the past year Maguire has completed campaigns for Allstate's 'Mayhem' campaign, SportsBets, Tostitos, Bundaberg, Rold Gold and more. He has agency experience as associate creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in SF, and directed spots in the past via production companies Propoganda, MJZ and The Directors Bureau.
Toronto based production company OPC has added director James Haworth to its roster for Canadian representation. Haworth's career launched with a TV commercial for The Vegetarian Society via Euro RSCG London in 1998 and he has gone on to direct award-winning work for Toyota, Crime Stoppers, Best Buy and SportChek. Other clients include Sprint, McDonald's and Whiskas.
Sound Lounge alumni Phil Loeb (left), Keith Reynaud and Gloria Pitagorsky (left) have teamed up to form a new full service, NYC-based audio studio. The new company, whose name will be revealed in the next few weeks, will be located on the 5th floor of 16 West 22nd Street and has set up a temporary website, have-you-heard.co. Loeb became a part of Sound Lounge at its inception in 1998, while Reynaud joined the company in 2002.
Portland, Maine-based VIA has made a series of new hires. Mikael Kriisa and Kristen Kriisa (a married couple) join as senior art director and senior copywriter respectively. Mikael Kriisa previously worked for the German agency Jung von Matt and freelanced in NY for DraftFCB and TribalDDB. His past clients include Mercedes, BMW, MINI, Advil and Intel. Kristen Kriisa joins from Y&R, NY. Prior to Y&R she held positions at mcgarrybowen, NY and Lowe, NY. Previous clients include LG, Dannon, Virgin Atlantic, Bayer, and Cellular South. VIA has also hired Alec Jankowski as a copywriter and Brett Essman as an art director. Jankowski previously worked at EURO RSCG Chicago on Sauza Tequila, Sears, Skinny Girl Margarita, Sonic and Michelob Ultra while Essman worked at EURO RSCG and Draftfbc on clients including Motorola, Sprint, USPS, OnStar, Sauza, Groupon and Sonic. Additionally, VIA has promoted several internal staff members including: Teddy Stoecklein, creative director to group creative director; Ken Matsubara, senior art director to creative director; and Kathleen Parr, senior writer to associate creative director.