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When Cathy Pellow, an executive producer at CMA in New York, met Paul Meijer at a party, her heart sank. The 45-year-old Dutchman, formerly a CD at Y&R/N.Y., told her he was a director and that he'd love to show her his reel. "Often, when people say that, they have a film of an old man sitting there for 20 minutes and they call it art," laughs Pellow. But Meijer didn't disappoint. "His reel is the epitome of what I dream about," Pellow says, referring to offbeat if perfectly strategic spots for Mazda, Swissair, Barclays Bank and British Airways. The duo just started New York Office together, a creative management firm with production facilities. Says Meijer, one of Europe's few legendary creatives: "I'd talked to other production companies, but they just
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