Tim Nunn, former producer/executive producer at Hungry Man and Smuggler, and Paul Gay, director at Hungry Man, have teamed up to launch their own production company, Waspface. Gay (pictured, left) has been directing through Hungry Man since 2005 on work for clients including Volkswagen, British Army and Dulux. He has also worked in TV drama directing episodes of Skins and Desperate Romantics. He has recently finished shooting a Gordon's Gin campaign for BBH. Nunn (right) was executive producer at Hungry Man before leaving in 2010 to join Smuggler. Prior to that he worked at Helen Langridge & Associates as head of production. Initially, the pair will be a London based director and producer team working mainly in the UK and US.
Stink has signed London-based director Rohan Blair-Mangat for worldwide representation. Blair-Mangat has directed for brands such as Adidas, Nike, and Red Bull. He most recently shot the viral films for the Adidas 'Messiah' campaign through TBWA picked up a Bronze Lion at Cannes.
Stun Creative has launched Buster INK, a new print, outdoor and digital division of Buster. Michael Vamosy, who was most recently SVP, Design with Fox Broadcasting, will lead the Buster INK team, reporting to Jonas Morganstein, Buster's chief creative officer. Vamosy will also be acting as an executive creative director for Buster on various motion graphics projects. At Fox, he was responsible for unifying all design ideas that promoted Fox series and the Fox brand, across all media.
Monica Ruffo, president of Montreal-based boutique agency Amuse, is to take over from Geoffrey Roche as CEO of Lowe Roche on September 1st following Amuse's acquisition by the Deutsch network. The Lowe Roche office in Toronto and Amuse office in Montreal will continue to operate independently under current management and retain their branding, however Ruffo will become CEO overseeing both Lowe Roche and Amuse. Roche (pictured) founded his Agency in 1991; it was acquired by Lowe in 1996. Amuse, founded in 2008, works with clients including Warner Bros films Canada, Couche-Tard, Speedware, ARTV, Ice Hotel, and the One Drop Foundation.