Velocity Films has signed director Gregg Bailey to its roster. Bailey made his directorial debut for Saatchi & Saatchi with a spot for Tuffy, which won first place at the Creative Circle's Ad Of The Month as well as a Loerie. He has also completed jobs for Ogilvy, King James, DraftFCB, and M&C Saatchi Abel. He started his career at TBWA Hunt Lascaris as an art director before turning to directing. After training at the New York Film Academy, Bailey worked with director Greg Gray in South Africa as his creative assistant.
Sound Lounge, the New York-based audio production company, has hired Jill Silberstein as executive producer. Silberstein, who replaces Gloria Pitagorsky who left the company last month to pursue independent projects, was previously executive producer for Mother Productions, the in-house production and post-production department of Mother New York. There, she produced a short film starring actor Liev Schreiber, a web series for Chevrolet, a web series for Virgin Mobile, a short film for Vanity Fair, a video installation for fashion designer Daryl K and commercials for NBC Universal. Prior to that, she was a freelance line producer, and she has also worked in the production departments at Smuggler and MacKenzie Cutler.
Independent has added director Edward Housden to its roster. His work includes his first short film 'Muscles' which premiered in Official Selection at Cannes in 2010, as well as music videos for Viva Brother and Foxx on Fire.