Minneapolis agency Colle+McVoy has added 10 employees (pictured) including David Kelly, senior art director, who joins from Pereira & O'Dell in San Francisco and has account experience with Corona, Skype, Muscle Milk, Cisco, Yahoo!, Stoli and more; Michele Morales, junior art director; Eric Skaare, studio manager; and Ann Panian, project manager. Kelly Silbernagel joins as print production manager, Lauren Parkos, junior studio developer; Shannon Laylon, broadcast business manager/associate producer; Lyn Schrader, creative resources manager; Cynthia Anderson, senior retoucher/production artist; Marc Hortsch, production artist. The agency has also promoted eight people including Micah Dahl, to senior editor from editor; Lee Hanson and Adam Ridgeway, both promoted to senior copywriter from copywriter and Emily Taylor, promoted to associate creative director from senior art director/designer.
The Traveling Picture Show Company has named John Noble to head its commercial production division as executive producer. Noble, who also becomes a partner in TPSC, brings broad experience in both agency and production company roles, including senior production posts with The Martin Agency, Element 79, Eyeball, and Optimus. One of Noble's immediate tasks is to grow the company's roster of directors and Mike Chaves and Andrews Jenkins have already been added. Chaves, formerly with Backyard Productions, has directed commercials and branded content for Toshiba, NASCAR, 7-Eleven, Ford, McDonald's, Microsoft, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kellogg's, SeaDoo and Zippo.Jenkins, most recently represented by Go Film, began his career as a copywriter for the in-house advertising department of Adidas. His directorial credits include work for Adidas, Nike, Saturn, TaylorMade, Budweiser, Mercedes, Gatorade and BMW.
Filmmaster Productions has signed Italian director Federico Brugia, who now has a global exclusivity with the production company. His advertising work has won awards at the Cannes Advertising Film Festival, the Clio Awards of New York and the New York Film Festival, and he has directed music videos such as Elton John and Pavarotti's Live Like Horses and fashion videos such as films for Dolce&Gabbana.
Chino Moya has joined Code Film, signing with the company for exclusive Canadian spot representation.Moya was short-listed at Cannes in 2008 for his Sci-Fi Channel "Invisible Man" spots, which also won a Bronze at the One Show. At Kinsale this year, he picked up a Silver shark for his powerful "Cycle Safety"commercial featuring James Cracknell (AMV BBDO). Other work includes a campaign for Drambuie through London agency Sell! Sell!.
Production studio Leviathan has hired Ellen Schopler in the position of associate producer, and Mike LaHood as assistant editor. Schopler joins Leviathan from The Filmworkers Club, where she held the same position. There, she helped to produce Super Bowl spots for Bud Light and Ronald McDonald House, and projects for Advil, McDonalds and Ziploc. LaHood has edited music videos including director Sean Hagwell's Hot Chelle Rae video for "I Like It Like That" as well as several episodes of the WGN television series "Footnote." After co-editing Leviathan's dramatic short film "Lilith" alongside Andrew Maggio, he now joins Leviathan in the company's first full-time staff editorial position.