Brooklyn and Los Angeles-based production company Greenpoint Pictures has signed Nina Meredith for U.S. representation. Meredith's career began in production at Droga5 and DDB. She went on to join Vice Media's branded content division as a creative producer, then director. Her commercial and documentary work has included projects for brands including Nike, Tribeca Studios, Bulgari, Intel, Soundcloud and more. For the Olympic Channel, Meredith directed the Webby-winning series "Identify," which tells the story of five exceptional transgender athletes, as well as "The Margaret Lambert Story," an international documentary film festival selection.
Superprime has added Giancarlo Sánchez to its director roster for U.S. commercial representation. Sánchez has worked on TV commercials, music videos, films and TV series, and is best known for his work on "Evert_45," an interactive campaign for Dutch telecom brand KPN which uses technology to make the stories of World War II veterans accessible to younger viewers. The campaign won three awards at Cannes Lions this year, including the Grand Prix in the Cannes Lions Entertainment category. Originally from Amsterdam, he completed his first short film "Gameboy" while still at film school at The Netherlands Film Academy.
Washington Square Films has signed director/DP Joshua Z Weinstein for his first U.S. commercial representation. His work includes docu-style and narrative branded pieces for clients such as Lyft, Tylenol, Facebook and Bai. His film projects have been shown at Sundance, Berlin and Camerimage and he recently directed the feature film "Menashe," which was nominated for a Gotham Award for "Breakthrough Director" and an Indie Spirit Award for "Best First Feature."
Christjan Jordan has joined bicoastal Union Editorial as partner/editor. Jordan recently worked on Amazon's Super Bowl spot "Alexa Loses Her Voice" by Lucky Generals which was nominated for an Emmy, while his latest work, Geico's "Longest Goal Celebration Ever," ran during this year's World Cup coverage. The spot was helmed by frequent collaborator Wayne McClammy, for whom Christjan cut the Clio-winning #notspecialneeds spot for World Down Syndrome Day. He previously worked at Rock Paper Scissors, Arcade Editorial and Cosmo Street Editorial, cutting spots for brands and directors such as LG (Traktor), Hotwire (David Shane), and Apple (Terri Timely).
Cutters Studios has added editor Livio Sanchez to its New York team. The editor of Budweiser's original "Wassup" spot, Sanchez has cut commercials for many top directors as a staff editor for Mad River Post, The Whitehouse, Final Cut, Beast and Spot Welders. He has also worked on music videos for the likes of Arcade Fire, Courtney Love, Gnarls Barkley, Green Day, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and U2, and has been a pioneer in the field of Virtual Reality and interactive media.
Production and digital studio company Click 3X is launching Food@ Click, a new offering for the development and production of visual content for food and tabletop clients. As part of the move, the company has added three food and tabletop directors to its roster: Vittorio Sacco, Stephen Hamilton and Stef Viaene. Sacco, a tabletop and food director most recently with Somoroff + Studios, specializes in the intricacies of filming liquids. Hamilton is a Chicago-based photographer and director whose work includes both advertising and editorial assignments, while Viaene is a Belgian filmmaker who has worked for brands like Lindt, Duvel, Dove and Nescafe. In addition the company has brought on Charlotte Omnès in the role of culinary creative director. A member of the board of Brooklyn's Museum of Food & Drink, she has been in the culinary field for over 20 years and worked as a stylist for 15 years.
Gattie and Lopez, a new editorial company, is opening its doors in midtown Manhattan. Editors / partners Chuck Willis and Jamie Connors are joined by managing partner Susan Willis in the new venture, which will work across advertising, television and feature film projects. Gattie and Lopez is also launching with lead editor Janis Vogel on its roster. She has edited documentaries, narrative films, music videos and in 2017, she worked on Spike Lee's Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It."
Apache, the Santa Monica-based color and finishing boutique, has added colorist Arianna Shining Star to its creative roster. The first female colorist to join the company, her work includes spots and branded shorts for Apple, Nike, Porsche, Budweiser, Tommy Hilfiger, Spotify and Coca-Cola. She joins joins Apache from Velem, where she spearheaded the post production department of Milk Studios. Prior to that she was at Paramount Pictures, having launched her career in color grading as an assistant colorist at Company 3.
Sehsucht, the German creative production studio, has promoted creative director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss to chief creative officer for its headquarters in Hamburg. Schultheiss has almost 18 years of experience in the fields of design, animation and film has been an exclusive in-house director with the company since 2011, working with clients such as Lamborghini, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.