Anonymous Content has added Director John X. Carey to its commercial roster. His credits include Cannes Lions Titanium Grand Prix winning "Dove Real Beauty Sketches," and another Cannes Grand Prix, Philips' "Breathless Choir," for Pharma. He also worked on University of Phoenix's "Voicemail," featuring NFL star receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and "Dillan's Voice" for Apple.
Native Content has signed director Tony Franklin for U.S. representation. He worked as an art director for Target while also directing music videos and documentary shorts. His work includes "Miss Monroe" and "Derby Man" as well as "Legends of the Isles." He's worked with Leo Burnett and BBDO to create spots for BMW, Pizza Hut, Purina Dog Chow, Hormel, Gatorade, and The Florida Lottery. He recently wrapped a shoot with Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, and "The St. Paul Kid," a new docu-short that will appear on "The Atlantic."
Stinkfilm has signed Salomon Ligthelm to its global roster of directors outside of France. He is the creator and co-director of the films "Anomaly," and "Rocket Wars," as well as an Audi commercial called "Rainmaker."
No Smoke has hired Aram Rappaport, who most recently completed work for Optimum Cable and the Martin Agency. He wrote and directed feature films "Syrup," and "The Crash," which will come out in 2017. His commercial credits include campaigns for Nike, Hasbro, Dalmore Whisky, One Teaspoon, Misfit Wearables, Betterment, Vroom.com and IT Cosmetics.
Veteran producer Gregg Singer has joined as executive producer of the newly-launched Napoleon Audio. Singer's professional experience ranges from TV and radio production, marketing, advertising and creative development to sales, management, budgeting and strategic planning. He has worked at JWT, BBDO, Bozell/Eskew, Cline Davis Mann and Kirshenbaum & Bond, and Sound Lounge. He was most recently a partner and executive producer at Propeller Music Group.
Edit 1 has added Nikki Roma as a senior producer. She is reuniting with Executive Producer Michael Donovan, who hired Roma for her first post production job in 2011 as a sales associate for Nice Shoes. Since joining Edit 1, Nikki has been working with agencies BBDO, Grey, Publicis and Arnold NY.
Optimus Chicago has promoted Tim Cahill to editor. Cahill started at Optimus as an intern and rose to assistant editor two years later. He has worked with agencies including Edelman, Leo Burnett, McGarryBowen and Ogilvy for clients such as Barilla pasta, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capri Sun, Coca-Cola, DSW, Humana, JCPenney, Lincoln, and Olive Garden.
Former Jam3 Executive Producer Graham Budd has launched Quiver, a Toronto-based integrated production management company. Quiver's family of companies includes specialists in interactive production and design, virtual reality and augmented reality, mobile games and apps, installations, live events, stunts, live-action and animation. Some of the companies are Jam3, Plan8, and Apollo, as well as Canadian shops 1One Productions, Globacore, Makers, Meld, VAPR, Morrison, IAM STATIC and Sugar Media.
Post production house Envy has opened its shortform department, near the company's headquarters, with 32 suites housing everything from offline to VFX to Dolby Atmos.