Matt Aselton, Marc Marrie, and Mal Ward have left Epoch Films to
start their own venture called Arts & Sciences. The trio will
run the company as managing partners based out of Los Angeles. Arts
& Sciences recently produced the Carl's Jr. launch campaign for
David & Goliath,
ESPN for Wieden+Kennedy NY, and JetBlue for Mullen, and are in production on a new
launch for Toyota for Saatchi +
Saatchi LA. Aselton joined the Epoch Films roster of directors in
2004, while Ward had been head of sales since 2002 and Marrie has
produced commercials with Epoch for 11 years. Arts & Sciences
which will be represented by Representation Co's Tara Averill and
John Robertson on the East Coast, and Dexter Randazzo and Irma
Rodriguez on the West Coast, has also signed indie features
director Azazel Jacobs.
Trollback + Company is launching a digital division, T+Co Digital Division, and has hired Stephen Baker as digital creative director to lead it. Baker previously ran his own agency, Red Antenna, and has a background in design and programming. His first task has been to build a new website.
Framestore, the visual effects company, has restructured its New York office. It has promoted Murray Butler from head of flame/VFX supervisor to creative director,a new role in charge of the overall creative output of the New York office. David Hulin, formerly head of CG, becomes director of operations and will be replaced by Andy Walker, who joined the New York office from Framestore London's VFX department in 2005. The company has also appointed Ana Wolovick to a new position, CG manager.