Bob Industries has signed two new directors, Nicole Holofcener and Jessica Sanders, to its roster for commercials. Holofcener, previously represented by Indepedent Media, is the writer/director of feature films including "Enough Said," "Lovely & Amazing," "Friends With Money," and "Please Give." She has also directed TV shows including "Parks & Recreation" for NBC. Sanders, who moves from Epoch, directed the campaign for Apple's launch of the iPad and spots for clients including Sony, Toyota, Amazon, American Express and Target. Her work includes "After Innocence," a documentary about innocent men wrongfully convicted.
Epoch Films has signed Israeli director Alma Har'el, who recently helmed Airbnb's first global campaign with Pereira & O'Dell, to its roster. Har'el is also known for her documentary "Bombay Beach," which took the top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011. Her music video work includes one for Sigur Rós featuring Shia LaBeouf that gained millions of YouTube views.
Framestore has added Gavin and Jason Fox, two of the creatives behind London's immersive "Secret Cinema" shows, to its digital team in London. Their background includes directing short films and creating websites, social media campaigns, ads and digital and physical theatrical experiences. Framestore has also promoted Mike Woods, who left the London office to head up digital at Framestore's New York studio in 2012, to executive creative director, overseeing Framestore's digital output worldwide.
MPC New York has promoted Justin Brukman to managing director and Camila De Biaggi to executive producer. Brukman joined MPC London in 2002, before co-founding MPC NY in 2008. He spearheaded the recent partnership with The Warhol and MoMA to digitize 500 of Warhol's unseen films. De Biaggi joined as head of production in 2013 from The Mill.
Creative studio Girl Overboard has opened in Venice, Calif., led by film and commercial VFX supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX supervisor and lead flame artist Jan Cilliers and executive producer Celest Gilbert. Gibbs is best known for his collaborations on Spike Jonze films including "Her" and "Where the Wild Things Are," as well as projects for commercial directors Lance Acord, Mark Romanek, Tarsem and Ulf Johansson. Cilliers has worked on commercials including campaigns for Apple, Squarespace's recent Super Bowl spot, "A Better Web Awaits," and Nike's "Risk Everything." Gilbert and Gibbs have worked together for seven years on music videos and campaigns for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Levis and Pepsi.
British fashion photographer and director Chris Craymer has joined Identity for commercial representation in the U.S. and France. Craymer has directed campaigns for Dove, Tommy Hilfiger, Billabong, Avon and Jergens. His work has appeared in magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Madame Figaro, Glamour and Entertainment Weekly.
Editorial company Whitehouse Post has added film and commercial editor Mark Burnett to its roster in London. Burnett has worked with directors including Rattling Stick's Hamish Rothwell and Biscuit Film's Matt Dilmore, editing spots for brands such as Toyota, Cadbury, Vigorsol, The Guardian and Stella Artois. The Australian native has worked at post-production houses including Post Office and The Editors in Sydney, and Speade and Tenthree in London.
Caviar has signed director Karim Huu Do to its L.A. roster. He began his career founding a collective called "Fortune" and has worked on music videos, fashion films and commercials. His recent projects include a fashion film for the upcoming Parisian brand "Roman Noir," a short film for the music collective "Last Night In Paris" in London and a campaign for Adidas.
Design agency Hush has added designers John Soat and David Lehman to its team. Soat's work includes a spell in San Francisco at design firm Character, collaborating on identity, branding, illustration, and interactive projects for brands like Nike, Jordan, Skullcandy, and Amazon. Lehman comes from the world of architecture, where his projects included developing national window campaigns for Chanel while refining the company's design and production system.
Emily Fincher has joined company Portland, Ore.-based integrated production company Foodchain as executive producer. Fincher (who is the sister of well-known director David Fincher) joins from Wieden & Kennedy, where she was executive producer for their in-house production division Don't Act Big and oversaw projects for Old Spice, Coca-Cola, Target, Levi's and Nike.