Director Clay Williams is moving from MJZ to Community Films. Williams, a former managing partner and creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day, has been directing for over 13 years, including recent spots for First Bank, Burger King, Purolator, HBO and Ikea. He began directing with his former creative partner Chuck Bennett before going solo in 2002. Earlier in his career, he worked as a creative at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners before joining TBWA.
Wondros has added twin brothers Matthew and Nathan Fackrell, known as "Men," to its roster. The brothers are known for directing and writing for Nickelodeon's kids' show "Yo Gabba Gabba" as well as commercials and promos for the likes of Nintendo, Adobe, Nokia, Stride, Clorox and Dreamworks Studios.
Commercial and music video director Grady Hall, formerly of Motion Theory, has signed with Partizan for worldwide representation. Hall was one of the founding directors of the Motion Theory directing team, with his work earning a Grammy nomination and winning awards from the VMAs and D&AD. Recent work includes a Target fashion spot; a design-and-documentary Visa campaign and installation; and a Lexus holiday campaign launching this week.
Daron Hollowell, Jenny Hollowell and Brent Nichols have teamed up to launch Ring the Alarm, a music production company and record label with studios in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. They have already worked on projects for Lincoln, Visa, and Nikon, as well as two TV shows and a film currently in production. Daron Hollowell co-founded music production company Black Iris Music, and established record label White Iris Records in 2009. Jenny Hollowell was previously executive producer at Black Iris, and prior to that worked for ad agencies including Wieden & Kennedy NY, The Martin Agency, Anomaly, and 72andSunny. Nichols, who will be executive creative director, spent nearly a decade as creative director and composer at music house Squeak E Clean.
Click 3X has added director Damien Drake to its roster. His work includes documentaries, commercials, TV shows, music videos and branded content. Over the past two years he directed more than 30 videos for Procter & Gamble's "Everyday Effect" campaign. Earlier in his career, he founded East Pleasant Pictures and produced entertainment content for Sprint's new digital account with Akon, Rihanna and Amy Winehouse.
Creative studio Splice has hired Andrew Sagar as VFX supervisor. His most recent position was as a senior compositor at Scoundrel VFX in New York. Prior to that he worked at World Wide FX in Shreveport, Louisiana, on such feature films as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D," "The Expendables," "Home Front," "Olympus Has Fallen," and "Conan The Barbarian."