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Corley has worked at agencies like Wieden, TBWA/MAL, Goodby and Cole & Weber, with client creds that include Nike, HP, Hyundai, Apple and Lexus.

R/GA has announced several new hires. Joining the New York office are Andrew Payton, creative director, who most recently freelanced at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky and was formerly ACD at MRM Worldwide and Arnold Worldwide; Chris Soskin, a new CD who was fromerly ACD at Dentsu and VP/creative supervisor at Lowe, N.Y.; Jeff Yonteff, CD, who previously freelanced for MOMA, Sony and Strawberry Frog; experience strategist/interaction design Michael Lewis, who comes from Schematic, Inc., where he was director of user-experience design; interaction design director/content strategist Bob Maynard, who has freelanced at BBDO, Razorfish and Mindshare; creative director, interaction design David Womack, who most recently was experience lead at HUGE Inc. and serves on the MFA Interaction Design faculty for SVA and creative director/interaction design Lilian Rousseau, who last served as VP/CD interaction design for Digitas. In its London office, R/GA announced the signing of Nilesh Mehta as CD/visual design. Mehta had been CD at Nitro London.

Former Anonymous Content Co-Head and senior EP/commercials Andy Traines, Gianfilippo Pedrotti, Michele Nocchi and Marco Bussinello have launched BRW USA, the U.S. sister to Italian production company BRW Filmland Milano. Traines serves as the Managing Director/EP of the new company, home to a cross-platform team of production talents whose skills include directing, FX, design and interactive. The company's roster includes directors Nicolas Caicoya, Erik Van Wyk, Lance Kelleher, James Lima, Dinh and Fred Raimondi.

Furlined has signed commercials director/documentary filmmaker Benito Montorio to its roster.Montorio has shot campaigns for Robinsons through BBH/London and John Lewis through Adam and Eve/London. This is his first U.S. representation deal.

Boston and L.A.-based director Paul Cummings has signed to the roster of Duck. Cummings has shot spots for clients New Balance, Zipcar, the Webby Awards, McDonald's, for agencies like Saatchi, Dentsu, Almap BBDO and others.

Editorial boutique Jump opened a Los Angeles office. Josianne Cote serves as EP, overseeing an editor roster that includes Bob Mori, Nick Lofting, David Trachtenberg and Jack Douglas.

Blacklist has signed digital storytelling collective Polynoid to its roster. Polynoid's team includes Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian 'Pit' Pross and Tom Weber.

Passion Pictures recently signed multidisciplinary studio Alchemy, aka Anthony Burns and Jamie Webster, to its roster. The pair met while directing award-winning idents at MTV Canada.

Nice Shoes recently promoted assistants Andrew Graneli, Vin Roma and Bryan Rosenblum to VFX artists.

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