M ss ng p eces has hired Catherine Day as head of virtual reality, augmented reality and 360. She joins the company from Jaunt VR, where she was executive producer/head of unscripted. Day previously worked with ABC News, RYOT/Huffington Post, Camp 4 Collective, XRez, Tastemade, Outside TV, Civic Nation and Conservation International.
The company is also adding VR Director Sam Smith to its roster.
Smith, a creative director and VR director, previously worked in visual effects and with MediaMonks on projects for Expedia, Delta, Converse and YT.
Honor Society has signed Comedy Director Lucas Spaulding for his first U.S. commercial representation as a solo director. The industry veteran has previously directed for Tech CU, Honda, and Burger King, including the fast feeder's "Napoleon Dynamite" and tater tots campaign. He has also edited film work including the short crime comedy "Sequestered."
Derby has added Director Catherine Orchard. She has worked with the brands Bobbi Brown, Alice & Olivia, Jane, Travel & Leisure, and Vibe. Most recently, she has been directing for Loft, Teen Vogue, and the Rubin Museum of Art.
RSA's Hey Wonderful has hired Sarah McMurray as staff executive producer. McMurray brings extensive experience as a line producer, working with Peking, Eliot Rausch and Augustus Punch.
She has worked with Pereira & O'Dell on Skype "Stay Together" and "Born Friends" and with GS&P on Doritos' "Rock the Vote" commercial. She was previously staff production manager at Food Chain Films, and has freelanced at Hungry Man, Station Film and Partizan.
1stAvenueMachine has signed on Espadaysantacruz Studio – a Madrid-based creative team led by Co-Founders Miguel Espada, Juan Santa-Cruz and Nerea Goikoetxea, who all share the titles of CEO and creative director.
They have worked with Cheil Spain on Samsung, Make A Wish, and the interactive Light Kinetics installations. With other agencies, including Ogilvy, TBWA, JWT and Leo Burnett, they have done projects for Nintendo, Playstation and Corona.
The Artery has collaborated with Video Artist Ronen Sharabani, who is preparing for his next solo art exhibition "Snap to Grid," at the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art in Tel Aviv. He previously worked on projects with McCann-Erickson, Dreamworks, and Gravity VFX/Tel Aviv. Sharabani was lead compositor on the film "A Late Quartet," and was flame compositor on "Ghost Town." He was an on-set digital FX supervisor, while working with Rhino FX, on John Sayles's feature film "Silver City."