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People News From DraftFCB, Saville Productions, Hello! and More.

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Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
Boutique production company Hello! has added Bob Balaban to their commercial directors' roster. Balaban is best known perhaps for producing Academy-award nominated film "Gosford Park." He has also worked as an actor in plenty of movies and in theater, winning a Tony for Best Supporting Actor for "The Government Inspector." His most recent project just wrapped up, "Moonrise Kingdom," a Wes Anderson film that stars Bill Murray and Bruce Willis. Launched in 2008, Hello! does work for commercials, music videos and entertainment. It has done commercial work for Nike and Tide.

DraftFCB San Francisco is promoting Colin McRae, Julie Scelzo and Tony Vazquez to the position of senior vice-president, group creative director. Previously, all three were senior vice-president, creative directors. They will be reporting to new chief creative officer Chris Ford, who joins the agency from Ogilvy & Mather Sydney on August 29. McRae joined DraftFCB as a copywriter in 2005, and has worked with Vazquez, who has been with the shop since 2001, on accounts including Pacific Gas and Electric and Electronic Arts. They won two Bronze Lions at Cannes for their work on the "Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2" campaign. Scelzo joined the agency in 2009 and projects under her belt include Dockers "Wear the Pants" campaign.

Peter Harton
Peter Harton
Los Angeles and New York-based Saville Productions has signed Peter Harton, the Danish director best known for his commercial featuring topless skydiving women for department store chain Fleggaard. That campaign garnered more views on YouTube than twice the population of Denmark (which is just over 5.5 million.) Outside commercials, Harton also worked on a new series for Danish television called "Rytteriet," which means "cavalry," a ten-episode about dysfunctional relationships. Harton is moving Stateside to work with Saville, who have previously worked on projects for American Express and Coca-Cola.

New York-based production company No Smoke has added Randy Hackett to its roster of directors. Hackett has done campaigns for Vonage, Volvo, Delta and Motel 6 as well as directed long-form interactive campaigns for Microsoft and Showtime. The company's current roster includes Lara Shapiro, Harve Wang and Kenan Moran.
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