The pair reunite as a team and will work on L.A.-based accounts like Nestle, Northrop Grumman and Bumble Bee Foods. They had previously worked together at TBWA/Chiat/Day, L.A., where Nguyen (pictured left) most recently a CD. Nguyen had joined TBWA in 2002 as an art director and worked on the PlayStation "Play Beyond" campaign and oversaw Gatorade's digital efforts. Nguyen also previously worked as a lead designer at JUXT Interactive.
Rappaport arrives from Ground Zero, where he was a senior writer and worked on 2K Sports, PDFA, ESPN and Oberto Beef Jerky. At TBWA/Chiat/Day, he worked on Sony Playstation, Nissan, Pepsi, Pennzoil, Adidas, Infiniti and Gatorade. Both he and Nguyen worked together as part of the agency's first cross-discipline team.
Amy Berg, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Deliver Us From Evil, about the Catholic Church's cover up of serial rapist Father Oliver O'Grady, has signed to the roster of Hello. Berg also recently finished a national PSA campaign for the RAINN Network and shot Polarized, a short film for Al Gore's Live Earth campaign. Her current documentary projects include films on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Bernard Madoff.
German production company Markenfilm is now representing Anonymous Content exclusively for the German and Swiss markets.
Veteran VFX artist Steve Zourntos has joined Manic. Zourntos has worked of an array of projects ranging from spots to motion pictures. His commercial jobs include spots for Budweiser, Miller, Heineken, Samsung and Motorola. He also created main titles and effects for the feature film Snow Angels and worked on opening sequences for TV shows like Medium, Kid Nation and Police Women of Broward County.
The Dubai Lynx announced the Chairs for its 2010 juries. (Pictured from left) CCO of DDB Group Germany Amir Kassaei will head the TV/Cinema, Print, Outdoor and Radio Jury; Barry Cupples, CEO of Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific, will lead the Media Jury and David Nobay, Creative Chairman of Droga5 Australia will chair the Interactive, Direct & Sales Promotion Juries.