RSA, Pixeldust, Saville Add Directorial Talent

All the Production Moves From Around the Industry

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Ivan Cash
Ivan Cash Credit: Courtesy of m ss ng p eces

M ss ng p eces has added artist and director Ivan Cash, who has worked on campaigns for Google, Coca-Cola, Facebook, and MTV. His projects include "Snail Mail My Email," collaborative art project "Selfless Portraits," and the street-curated "'Last Photo Project."

Cash previously worked as an art director at Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam and Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco.

RSA Films has signed Andrew Hines for commercial representation. Hines directed "One Man Can Change The World"; "Be Courageous," for Nike Basketball; Gillette's "Rusty Bottoms" with singer/songwriter Robert Ellis; and work for L'Oreal. He has worked with Kanye West, Beyoncé artists' Chloe x Halle, and The Head and The Heart.

Andrew Hines
Andrew Hines Credit: Courtesy of RSA Films
Matt Smukler
Matt Smukler Credit: Courtesy of Robber's Dog
Jeff Petry
Jeff Petry Credit: Courtesy of Saville Productions

Robber's Dog has signed Director Matt Smukler, who has previously worked with Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Oreo, and Reebok. After beginning his career as an art director, he worked at GS&P then left to direct full time. He is also represented by Community Films in the U.S., and Sonny London in the U.K.

Saville Productions has signed Salazar for representation in North America.

The duo of Jeff Petry and Nathan Drillot has worked with the LGBTQ community and also collaborated on global campaigns for Sony Films, Vice, Red Bull, Media House and Aritzia.

Durable Goods has signed director Sue-Ling Braun for U.S. commercial representation. Braun has worked on music videos, narrative web series, on-air promos and branded spots for MTV, VH1, Showtime, HBO, PBS, CBS and CNN. She was also creative director at digital publisher Upworthy.

Nathan Drillot
Nathan Drillot Credit: Courtesy of Saville Productions
Sue-Ling Braun
Sue-Ling Braun Credit: Courtesy of Durable Goods
Andrea Theodore
Andrea Theodore Credit: Courtesy of Washington Films

Executive Producer Andrea Theodore has left Dress Code for Washington Square Films. Theodore has over 15 years of experience in the industry in agencies, production and post production. She has been executive producer and head of production at Humble and a managing director at Finish.

Schiefer Media and ChopShop have merged as Schiefer Chopshop (SCS), with James Schiefer as CEO. The team also includes action sports and documentary film Director Zach Lyons as chief creative officer; co-founder and content studio exec Ken Anderson; President and Chief Strategy Officer Jeff Roach; Chief Operating Officer Dan Mickelsen; SVP Creative & Executive Creative Director John Zegowitz; and VP of Media Tim Walsh.

The SCS executive team
The SCS executive team Credit: Courtesy of SCS
Emily Scott
Emily Scott Credit: Courtesy of Not to Scale

Not To Scale Amsterdam has appointed Emily Scott an executive producer in Amsterdam. Prior to that, she worked at Fat Fred's production company, and on campaigns for Adidas, Corona, Honda, Mastercard and Alexander McQueen.

Alkemy has added Manager of TV & Digital Content Brittany George and Controller Maria Allen.

George previously worked at Leftfield Entertainment. She developed content for Discovery, MTV, History, Animal Planet, Lifetime, Snapchat and Vevo.

Brittany George
Brittany George Credit: Courtesy of Alkemy
Yaron Tsinman
Yaron Tsinman Credit: Courtesy of The Artery

The Artery has launched an experiential arm and named Digital Artist Yaron Tsinman as its creative director. Tsinman was the founder and creative director of Noniku. He was also VP, creative and product, with AVS Creative Visual Solutions; a creative director with Locomotion; and a designer and art director at Shortcut Playground.

Producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its entertainment division.

Cumbo was previously owner and executive producer of his own production company, CumboMedia, whose programming clients included the Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC and A&E.

Lawrence Cumbo
Lawrence Cumbo Credit: Courtesy of Pixeldust Studios
Richard Hart
Richard Hart Credit: Courtesy of Opperman Weiss

New York-based Opperman Weiss has brought on industry veteran Richard Hart as design director -- a new role at the agency. He co-founded South Africa's Disturbance in 1997, then freelanced for three years at agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, CP&B and Siegel & Gale.

Pulse Films announced that BBH's Chief Production Officer Davud Karbassioun has joined the company as global president of commercials and branded entertainment. In his 14 years at BBH, Karbassioun worked on The Guardian, Axe, Audi, Lev'is, Virgin Media, Waitrose, Johnnie Walker and Barnardos.

Famous Frames and The Napoleon Group have announced a new strategic partnership. FamousFrames@Napoleon will focus on storyboard art for ad agencies and brands. Napoleon's West Coast offices, where its live action production arm is based, will move into the Culver City studios of Famous Frames, while the Famous Frames talent agents based in New York will now work out of the Napoleon studios there.

Sam Puglise-Kipley is returning to Whitehouse Post's Chicago office. During his time in New York, he has worked on Tylenol's "How We Family" campaign for JWT; Lifetime's "Enjoy Being a Girl"; a gun control PSA for The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence with McCann; and most recently, the retro-styled music video "Because I'm Me" for The Avalanches.

Sam Puglise-Kipley
Sam Puglise-Kipley Credit: Courtesy of Whitehouse Post
Michelle Czukar
Michelle Czukar Credit: Courtesy of Rooster Post

Rooster Post Production has added Michelle Czukar to its team as a senior editor.

Czukar began her career editing music videos. She has cut spots for Canadian brands such as HBC, Bell, SickKids and Air Canada and edited Drew Lightfoot's "Horizon."

Firstborn has brought on Thierry Ambraisse as art director and Owen van Dijk as senior developer.

Ambraisse worked at Big Youth, Soleil Noir and Immersive Garden and on the brands Nespresso, Disney, Chanel, Dior and Baccarat.

Thierry Ambraisse
Thierry Ambraisse Credit: Courtesy of Firstborn
Owen van Dijk
Owen van Dijk Credit: Courtesy of Firstborn

Van Dijk has been a lead creative technologist for Adidas, Rolls Royce, Nivea, Microsoft and Toyota. He spent two years at Imagination. Prior to that, he worked at Sid Lee. Owen also founded the Adobe User Group Netherlands.