Director and cameraman Dylan Goss has signed with Saville Productions for exclusive commercial directorial representation in North America. Goss worked as a DP specializing in aerial and additional unit photography before turning to directing with a Volvo spot entitled “Safety,” cut from additional 2nd Unit footage that Goss had shot on his own. This was followed by an assignment for American Airlines. He has worked on spots for brands such as BMW, Lexus, Dior, Chevrolet, PG&E and Cadillac.
Framestore has appointed Christine Cattano as digital producer in its New York office. She was most recently senior producer at marketing agency Campfire, creating campaigns for brands such as National Geographic Channel, HBO, and Harley Davidson. She will work closely with the founder of Framestore's digital department, Mike Woods, serving as production lead for all of its digital and integrated projects.
Ex 1stAvenue Machine director Vinicius Costa has partnered with with fellow director Guto Terni and EP Crystal Cambell to create Roof, a New York based mixed media creative shop. Costa was one of the ADC Young Guns 2011 winners and moved to New York in 2008 from Brazil, working with clients such as Microsoft, Sony, Coca Cola, Pfizer and Volkswagen. Terni is a former director and partner of Latin American VFX company, Vetor Zero, while Cambell has worked with production studios including Psyop, 1st Ave Machine and Superfad, with clients such as Coca Cola, Google, IBM and GE. Roof are represented in the UK by FRIEND.
ENID London are representing the new LA-based production company, Chromista, in both London and Amsterdam. Chromista has been set up by Academy Award-nominated director of Black Swan Darren Aronofsky together with executive producers Ted Robbins and Sandy Haddad, and the company has already embarked on projects with Ogilvy and DDB. Rounding out the CHROMISTA directorial roster are Kasra Farahani, Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly, Xavier Mairesse (shortlisted for the AICP Show this year), and Walter May. Aronofsky's longtime features producer Scott Franklin will serve as an executive producer.
Anonymous Content director Jeff Blitz is available once again for commercials. Blitz, a regular director on “The Office,” shot one of the last episodes of the series, Livin’ the Dream, which aired May 2nd, and also just wrapped directing the full first season of Comedy Central’s new series “Review” , which he also executive produced.
Tony Petrossian has joined th2ng (pronounced “thing two”), the live action production division of th1ng Group (“thing 1”), for commercial representation in the United States and the United Kingdom. This is the first signing in America for th2ng. Tony Petrossian is a commercial and music video director whose work has included spots for Nike, McDonald’s and Sony'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>'>Sony</a>">Sony Ericsson and videos for music artists from Rise Against to Ludacris.
MediaCityUK-based media services provider dock10 chas opened a second dubbing suite and partnered with senior dubbing mixer Mike Stewart. Stewart’s credits include television series including Shameless, Ashes To Ashes, and Waterloo Road, and feature films including The Other Boleyn Girl, 28 Days Later and Jack and the Giant Killer. dock10 has also added Jamie Parry as colorist. Parry spent nine years at Sumners and prior to that was at Granada for seven years.
Smoke & Mirrors has named Jeff Stevens creative director at its New York office. It has also secured its first-ever representation in the Midwest, signing Matt Bucher and his company, Obsidian Reps. Stevens won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival in 2010 for a title sequence for that year’s OFFF Festival. He joined The Mill in 2009 as design director, and while there worked on projects such as IBM's "Data Anthem" . He has also worked at Charlex, where he managed the design team, and at Splice Here in Minneapolis, where he was creative director for the design and editorial boutique.
Click 3X is launching Raison D'Etre, a digital and video content company that will focus on fashion, beauty and luxury brands. E-commerce and digital consultant Christan Summers (left, with Click 3X owner Peter Corbett), will lead the new operation, which will offer capabilities from concept to production to post. Summers is the founder/CEO of ICUINParis and Showroom ICU, a consultancy and an online boutique specializing in designer jewelry and accessories from around the world.
Red Car New York has signed editor Nick Lofting to its roster. Lofting was most recently with Crispin Porter + Bogusky L.A. where he was the editor for the agency's in-house facility, Plus Productions. Lofting began his career with Saatchi & Saatchi in the UK before moving to George Patterson Bates (Y&R) in Sydney. He later moved to Sam Snead Editing in London before taking his first position in the US with Chrome in Los Angeles. He has also worked at Union, Lost Planet and Jump. His spots have been recognized at such competitions as AICP, Cannes and D&AD. Also joining Red Car New York is staff producer Valerie McAndrews. Most recently she was at Scarlett, the post house dedicated to fashion, beauty and luxury brands tht is part of the Lively Group.