Thomas Beug has signed with Skunk for US directorial representation. Beug recently worked at Droga5 as an agency producer, and also directed a number of spots there including a Puma spot celebrating Usain Bolt's latest gold medal. He has also created and directed a travel show, This Is My City, which features different cities around the world through the eyes of locals, and recently completed an EA FIFA project with HEAT San Francisco.
Bicoastal/International production house Station Film has signed Alek Keshishian for US representation. Keshishian recently worked with LA-based Zambezi to create the viral campaign for SmartWater starring Jennifer Aniston which has received over 15,000,000 hits so far. He has also worked with celebrities including Madonna for Max Factor and Gwyneth Paltrow for Italian luxury brand Tod's, and directed the Madonna film/documentary Truth or Dare. Other ad clients include RoC, Coca Cola, VW, Bailey's and Peugeot.
John McGrath, formerly Cutters Inc. general manager, has joined Re:think post as partner and lead facilitator, focused on business development and growth. McGrath spent 20 years as the general manager of Cutters and worked with re:think founder, Brian Bullock, for nearly a decade when Bullock was the director of CGI at Sol Design, a division of Cutters. Bullock founded re: think post in November 2010 by Brian Bullock together with former Cutters editor Jessica Simmon. The company's portfolio includes CGI work on the Emmy-nominated spot I Run for Team World Vision (Nathan Brown Productions).