Roses are Blue Opens in L.A., and other moves

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Belgian production company Roses are Blue has transplanted itself stateside and taken up residence in new Venice Beach headquarters. Led by executive producers and partners Tom Weissferdt and Michael Sagol, the shop's roster includes directors Raf Wathion, Bram Van Riet and Frank Van Passel. … Greg Shultz, longtime Flame artist at Crash & Sue’s, has launched Gasket, a Minneapolis-based studio specializing in design, animation and effects. … In Toronto, Steve Coffey -- formerly of Topix and Mr. X -- has teamed up with Relish Editing to launch 567 Visual Effects. Most recently, Coffey served as lead compositor on The Fountain, a forthcoming film from director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream). ... Tate USA has added directors Ted Pauly, Phil Brown and James Dodson to its U.S. roster. Pauly is a senior producer at MTV; Brown has directed in Europe and Canada; and Dodson is a former production executive at 20th Century Fox who has turned to directing. ... Marc Ostrick, who directed and produced recent "mobisodes" for Fox's 24, has joined bicoastal Stun Creative as head of the company's new DVD/New Media division. ... At New York pre-visualization company Launch, Bryan Godwin and Joseph Weil have been promoted to president and executive creative director, respectively.
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