HKM, New York and L.A. - Founded: 1981

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Principals: Graham Henman, Michael Karbelnikoff, co-Presidents; Lisa Prentis Margulis, Executive Producer, Carl Swan, Head of Production

Roster: Robert Caruso, Michele Cievetta, Graham Henman, Michael Patrick Jann, Michael Karbelnikoff, Christian Loubek, Maggie Zackheim

At Y&R's Young Guns showcase this year, the distinct sensibilities of HKM's Christian Loubek and Maggie Zackheim kept us entranced and a-titter. Loubek, who shot Digital Kitchen's Emmy-nominated main titles for Six Feet Under, also brought his photographic grace to humorous spots for Volkswagen and MasterCard. MTV-grad Maggie Zackheim, who's proved that a funnybone and beer aren't just for the boys, shot for Pan-American Life and Compass Bank. As for the more established artillery, Michael Patrick Jann recently helmed new work for Kellogg's and Verizon, and Karbelnikoff's latest include a Hertz campaign for Moss Dargoti, and Diet Coke w/Lemon "Laugh Anthem" for Lowe Lintas/N.Y. The shop added a new effects angle with the recent signing of Robert Caruso, who hails from ILM's shuttered commercials outfit and is already on his first shoot, for Honeycomb, out of O&M/L.A. HKM also formed a cross-representation partnership with the former London outfit of Propaganda/Satellite, which became Independent.

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