The Mill L.A. is moving to a new office in Culver City's Blackwelder Arts District. The 24,000-square-foot digital studio includes a new Telecine division headed up by colorist Adam Scott, who joins from The Mill London. Scott brings nearly 20 years' experience, with recent commercials including the Dante Ariola-directed Super Bowl spot, VW 'Beetle'; Guy Ritchie's Dior commercial 'La Recontre' starring Jude Law; and Rupert Sanders 'Even Angels will Fall' for Axe/Lynx. Other new hires at The Mill include Paul O'Shea, who recently worked on Tony Scott's Unstoppable, and joins as VFX supervisor, VFX supervisor/3D lead artist Andrew Proctor, who joins after working at both The Mill London and New York, and Sarah Eim who joins as a lead flame artist. Pictured left to right are: Proctor, Scott, Eim and O'Shea.
New York-based editorial house Cutting Room has added editor Jason Kileen to its roster. Kileen comes to Cutting Room after freelancing for two years and was represented at P.S. 260 prior to that. His former clients include IBM, Sony, Wendy's, Yahoo!, Heineken, M&Ms. Xerox, Budweiser and Nickelodeon. He has also previously worked as an assistant editor at Lost Planet and Crew Cuts.
California agency NYCA has hired seven new staff to meet the needs of its new accounts, Zodiac Pool Systems, Ashworth and San Diego County Credit Union. Among them are Josh Forstot, who joins NYCA as associate creative director and digital creative technologist. Forstot was previously founder and creative director of HYFN in Hermosa Beach, California, and director of digital marketing at Sketchers USA. He has worked on accounts including Nike, Wendy's, Nokia, Disney and Macy's. Also new are Joel Biales, who joins as director of finance; Emery Wescott, who becomes media & activation strategist; Trish Pavlecich, who joins the creative team as senior writer; Miguel Mejares, business management coordinator; Tracey Davis, associate project manager; and Ashley Ebert, traffic coordinator. Pictured left to right are Mejares, Ebert, Pavlecich, Forstot, Davis and Biales.
Moroch Partners has added two new hires at its Dallas headquarters. Leeann Wells (pictured, left) joins as senior broadcast producer, having previously worked as a producer at Tracy Locke on 7-11, Pizza Hut, Pepsi, Frito Lay and other accounts. Dustin Taylor joins as art director. He was previously with FCB in Seattle, and Publicis Mid America, working on brands including Terminix, PowerBar, Juicy Juice, and Sunkist.