Santa Monica production companies 24:7 and Notorious Pictures have partnered to launch Notorious 24:7
, a new production company headed by 24:7 executive producers Jay Boccia and Neale Ferguson, Notorious EP Marc Smerling and Notorious head of sales and marketing Ezra Burke. The company's merged roster includes Brent Bonacorso, Ariane Besson, Paul
Fedor, Mathew Lamb, Noah Marshall, Joel Peissig, Shaun Severi,
Lourens Van Rensberg and new signee Ben Dawkins. ... Director Alex Proyas -- who has been away from commercials for the last two years working on the sci-fi feature I, Robot
-- has returned to spots via Chelsea Pictures, leading off with forthcoming Goodyear work from Leagas Delaney. ... L.A. animation house Duck has added directors Jamie Caliri, Jorge Gutierrez, Nina Paley, James Paterson, Tod Polson and Kathy Smith to its roster. ... Editor and visual effects artist Christopher Harrison, formerly of Broadway Video, has joined New York's Northern Lights Post.