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Tool has appointed Mike Lobikis as head of sales. Lobikis was previously director of East Coast sales at Uber Content and held sales positions at Spot Welders, GO FILM, Speedshape and Sound Lounge. He will be tasked with overseeing all U.S.-based sales territories, expanding opportunities for the company and recruiting both live-action and integrated directorial talent, reporting to managing director-live action/executive producer Oliver Fuselier and managing partner-digital Dustin Callif.
"South Park" lead editor Tom Vogt has joined the roster at the New York office of editorial company Spot Welders. Vogt played a key role in shaping "South Park," and his credits also include "Team America: World Police" and "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." He also spent two years working closely with Morgan Spurlock, for whom he edited "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Story Ever Sold." Formerly on staff at Bluerock and MacKenzie Cutler, he has since freelanced for a range of agencies and post houses. His commercial work includes spots for FedEx, Axe, Oberto Beef Jerky, eBay, ESPNU and AT&T.
Imperial Woodpecker has added director Sam Brown to its roster for commercial representation in the U.S. Brown has produced work for clients including Lexus, Samsung, Audi, Adidas and Virgin Media. His "Fantastic Journey" spot received a best direction yellow pencil at D&AD, and other work includes the music video for Jay Z's Grammy-winning "On to the Next One." He continues to be repped by Rogue Films in the U.K.