Venice-based Mighty has signed directors Kim Nguyen and Hugo Menduina to its roster. Nguyen (left) has experiencd with MTV, and recently directed a series of MasterCard PayPass and Google Wallet commercials while Spanish-born Menduina has just wrapped work on a spot with actor Clive Owen. Mighty launched one year ago and is owned by Backyard's Blair Stribley.
Click 3X has signed comedy director/DP team Josh Ruben and Vincent Peone, owners of j+v films, to its Click 3X Live live content division. Ruben (left) and Peone have directed, DP-ed, produced and acted in comedic web videos for comedy site collegehumor.com over the past six years. The pair will continue their relationship with CollegeHumor, where they are currently on-staff directors. Recent work includes a spoof of popular Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry and Rihanna videos as well as a music video for singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata. Their clients have included Trojan, Banana Boat, Nintendo, BlackBerry, SoBe, Time Warner Cable, BBC, IBM, Comedy Central's Atom Films, Budweiser and Tribeca Productions. Both directors received 2011 Webby Awards for their work on Grammar Nazis, a parody of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, as well as the web series Hello My Name Is.
Crash+Sues, the Minneapolis-based hybrid VFX, animation, color correction and creative editing company, has appointed Sven Shelgren as executive producer. Shelgren has executive produced spots for directors as Jim Johnston, John Pytka, Peter Kagan, and Paul Dektor, with work that has garnered Clios, as well as awards at Cannes and MOMA. After working with companies including Stiefel & Company and opening his own production house, RCR Inc., in 1994, he worked with Paul Dektor at Dektor Film for 13 years, supervising accounts including Michelob, Nike, AT&T, Wachovia, Huggies, and Dove.