MOVERS: Plan B becomes Dial House, People News from Deutsch and More

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San Francisco-based planning company Plan B is expanding its offerings to become a full-service ad agency and changing its name to Dial House. Franklin Tipton, a founding member of Mother London left Crispin Porter + Bogusky to join Alex Wipperfurth of Plan B and Ken Sacharin of Mediaedge:cia at Dial House. ... Craig Farkas and Tanya Hunger partnered to form New York and Santa Monica-based Instant Karma Films, the first totally green commercial production company. ... At Deutsch L.A., Steffi Binder was promoted to senior VP-executive producer, Kim Getty was promoted to senior VP-group account director and Angela Crego was promoted to VP-account director. ... Director Robert Caruso, previously of HKM, signed with Los Angeles' Rhythm + Hues Commercial Studios. ... Chicago's Filmworkers Club launched a motion graphics design division, Lift, headed by creative director Jason White previously of Daily Planet LTD/Chicago. ... DDB San Francisco hired producer David Verhoef as director of broadcast production. ... Neal Werner, previously of Werner Advertising, and John Grossman, previously executive producer at The Firm, launched theFirm Creative Group, a boutique agency/production company in New York.
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