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Click 3X has added directors Juan Delcan and Tyler Greco to Click 3X Films, its live action division. Delcan, who helped launch the production house Nola Pictures in 2005, has worked on live action and animated projects for beauty, fashion and luxury brands, and has also been a designer, illustrator, creative director and a video game creator at Opera Soft. Greco has helmed spots for clients including AT&T, Fiat, Toyota, Nestlé, and the NFL. He has also written and directed campaigns for MTV networks. Delcan's first project at Click 3X will be a campaign for HP, while Greco is working on a project for luggage brand Tumi.
Legs Media, a Milk Studios company, has hired Philip Fox-Mills as executive producer. Fox-Mills joins Legs Media from Alldayeveryday where over the past year he served as an EP/Partner. Prior to that, he served as executive producer at RSA films for almost 13 years. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Fox-Mills began his career in Paris, France, working at Pernod-Ricard and TBWA. He moved to the U.S. to work for Kirshenbaum & Bond, before becoming head of sales at Satellite Films.
London and Paris-based production company Ursus has signed directing duo Sarah & Jorge to its roster. Sarah & Jorge consist of creative director Sarah Clift, who has worked at agencies such as Leo Burnett and McCann, and Jorge Aguilera who has directed for clients including Coco-Cola, Corona, Gatorade, Lexus and Snickers through his production company Madrefoca in Mexico. The duo have worked together since early 2014; their most recent commercial for Diageo whisky Buchanan's was shot in L.A. and Mexico with Chris Hemsworth.
Framestore has appointed Alexander Rea as head of creative technology for its New York Office, reportng to Jonathan Shipman, head of integrated production. Prior to Framestore, Rea worked at strategy and innovation company Co:Collective, with clients such as Infiniti and Macy's. He was also a mentor for R/GA's Accelerator program for two years.
Sarah Holme has joined Santa Monica-based editorial company Butcher in the role of executive producer, head of sales. Holme previously worked in production roles at agencies such as BBDO on Procter & Gamble and Mars, as well JWT and Cossette. She has also worked at Calvin Klein and most recently served as senior producer at Publicis-owned digital agency, Razorfish.
Music and sound design house Squeak E Clean Productions has hired Christine Bilich as director of development and producer. Bilich joins Squeak E Clean from Saatchi & Saatchi, New York where she was a music producer creating original scores and music supervising for brands like Tide, Chase Freedom and Cheerios.
VFX and design studio Arsenal Creative has hired artist Andy Bate as its head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. Bate joins from a52, and has previously worked at The Mill in London and Los Angeles. He won an Emmy and a Cannes Lion Gold for his work on Procter & Gamble's "Best Job" and has also worked on campaigns for Nike, Adidas, Powerade, Xfinity, Microsoft, Hyundai, Verizon and Beats by Dre.
Portland and Los Angeles-based music companies Walker and New York-based Able Baker are merging under the banner We Are Walker, in partnership with audio post company Heard City. The new company will be a content and licensing agency specializing in licensing, original composition, supervision, music strategy, sound design and library services. Walker founder Sara Matarazzo and Able Baker founder Peter Gannon regularly license and create music for brands and filmmakers; campaigns have included Old Spice's "Mom Song" and Google Android's "Friends Forever."
New York-based integrated creative studio Mixtape Club has hired Sallie Moore as executive producer; music and Eric Korte as head of production; music and sound. Korte, formerly music director at Saatchi & Saatchi, has music directed campaigns with artists including Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald and Cyndi Lauper in more than 25 years in the ad industry. Moore joins following a decade as executive producer at music and sound company The Lodge Music.