Audio post-production studio audioEngine has added director of operations Meredith Nazzaro and producer Christina Delerme to its team. Nazzaro (left), joins audioEngine from Bionic, where she worked since the studio's 2004 founding. Her client list includes Publicis, Nickelodeon, Spike, USA, truTV, and Food Network. Delerme (right) has worked as both a producer and project manager, in in-house telecine, DI, edit and audio work.
Furlined has signed The Vikings Imperium, founded by director Bjoern Ruehmann, for commercial representation in the US. Ruehmann's recent commercial work includes Cravendale's 'Milk Me Brian,' out of Wieden + Kennedy/London and Puma, with Droga5/NY. The Vikings were also responsible for 'Wind' a short film for the German Environmental Ministry that was noted as the world's second most-awarded spot in 2007 according to the Gunn Report. It received a Gold Lion at Cannes and an honorable mention in the Dramatic Short Film category at Sundance in 2008.
VFX studio Absolute NYC has appointed Dan Dixon as head of CG. Dixon's commercial portfolio includes spots for PepsiCo, Nestle, TNT, Bayer, Nickelodeon, Exxon Mobil, Adidas, Budweiser, Hummer, Saturn, Sears, Toyota, Nike, MasterCard and the NFL. His Digital Experience with The Cosmopolitan earned a Grand Prix at Cannes. Prior to joining Absolute, Dixon spent time at various studios in Texas, California and Vancouver, including Digital Domain, Method, Image Engine and The Embassy.
Producer Kevin Matusow has launched a new production studio, The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC), based in Los Angeles. Matusow, who will serve as CEO, formed the studio along with director Chris Woods, partner Kate Bacon, and producer Carissa Buffel. Marie Soto joins TPSC as an executive producer having worked previously at companies including @Radical Media, Riot and Belief Design with clients including Pantene, Lexus, Sony, LG TV and Motorola. TPSC's work will encompass live-action commercials, long and short form documentary work, scripted and reality television programming and new media. It has forged strategic alliances with Unit Zero VFX as its in-house visual effects team and The Noise Deli out of London for music and sound design.
Cultivator Advertising & Design, Denver, has hired Stephanie Shawn as interactive director, a new position, leading the agency's newly-formed Interactive Division. Previously Shawn was interactive director at Cactus, Denver.