Crossroads Films has added Mathias Hovgaard to its roster of
directors. Hovgaard, 30, has directed campaigns for T-Mobile and is
known his online film for Lada - Jump- which received millions of views online,
resulting in him being shortlisted for the YDAs and Saatchi &
Saatchi's New Directors, as well as listed as a Director to Watch by Creativity in
2008. He has a Masters in Film and Media, and began his career as a
Matthew Ryan, founder of 4th Amendment Wear, is joining GOOD/Corps as creative director. Ryan, who held previous positions at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, AMV BBDO London, and Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, won Gold Lions for Promo and Activation at Cannes this summer for 4th Amendment Wear. He will be based in LA, and has been appointed alongside Ashley Jacobs, who is joining GOOD/Corps as head of partnerships & strategy. GOOD/Corps launched three months ago, with the aim of aligning companies' strategy with social impact, and counts MasterCard among its clients.
John Adams has joined bi-coastal Original for exclusive representation. Adams, who specializes in comedy, joins Original after 10 years at Los Angeles-based Form where he directed campaigns for Bud Light, AT&T, Home Depot, Snickers and others. He began his career on the agency side as a copywriter and producer, including tenures at Hal Riney & Partners and Wieden & Kennedy, and broke into directing while serving as head of production at DDB Needham, Dallas.
Code Film has added director Jason Harrington to its roster. Harrington has completed jobs for clients such as BMW, SAAB, Pfizer, Martini (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow), Saturn, Toyota, Nivea, and Bvlgari as well as PSAs for the Red Cross. His work has been recognized by the British D&AD, BDA awards, Chicago International Television and Film Festivals, The Mobius advertising awards and The International Monitor Awards, amongst others.