Santa Monica-based management company Colleen has signed cinematographer Dannel Escallon to its roster for exclusive commercial representation. Escallon was the director of photography on a Disney PSA entitled "Make Your Mark Ben Horowitz," which earned a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award. During the past few years, he has served as DP on music videos, commercials and documentaries, including spots for such brands as Bayer, Comedy Central, ABC Family, Disney and SkullCandy.
Pysop is launching a film and television division, appointing Kymber Lim to head it up as managing director. Lim will be based in the L.A. office, joining the two senior executive producers, Mark Driscoll and Henrik Fett. She previously consulted and produced for several companies, including Bento Box Entertainment/Fox, Microsoft, Starz, Digital Domain, Bit Theory China, Macrograph Korea, and other U.S. production companies. Pysop has also hired Dan Schrecker and Dan Levitan as senior VFX supervisors, based in New York and L.A. respectively, and Marshall Krasser as VFX supervisor, based in Vancouver.
Click 3X has added director duo Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott to its roster. The duo previously directed commercials under the moniker "Honest," but will now be know as "Cary & Jon." Together they have written, produced and directed films such as "Satellite Car Chase," "Falling Man," "The Shortest Race," and "Boob." Their directorial feature film debut "Cooties" premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The duo just completed their first project with Click 3X, a three-spot package for Ford Fusion out of Team Detroit set to launch this week.
The Corner Shop has signed director Jonathan Herman to its roster. Herman is known for spots including an ad for Bavaria Beer featuring Hugh Hefner, a campaign for French newspaper L'Equipe that won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions festival, and a Dutch Lottery ad that won a Bronze Lion.
Dictionary Films has added directing team Eric McCoy and Justus Meyer, known as McCoy Meyer, to its roster. Since teaming up in 2012, the duo has directed more than 50 projects, many through L.A.-based content sourcing company Tongal. Their commercial reel includes spots for Black & Decker, Famous Footwear, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and Western Union.
Great Guns has signed L.A.-based commercial director and cinematographer Todd Kellstein for global representation. His commercial work has included spots for brands including Volkswagen, The Clinton Global Initiative and Commonwealth Care, while his music video career includes work for Bon Jovi and Samantha Mumba. His feature film, documentary "Buffalo Girls" debuted in 2012. His most recent ad is for Quaker through Energy BBDO Chicago.