Boutique production company Hello! has added Bob Balaban to
their commercial directors' roster. Balaban is best known perhaps
for producing Academy-award nominated film "Gosford Park." He has
also worked as an actor in plenty of movies and in theater, winning
a Tony for Best Supporting Actor for "The Government Inspector."
His most recent project just wrapped up, "Moonrise Kingdom," a Wes
Anderson film that stars Bill Murray and Bruce Willis. Launched in
2008, Hello! does work for commercials, music videos and
entertainment. It has done commercial work for Nike and Tide.
DraftFCB San Francisco is promoting Colin McRae, Julie Scelzo and Tony Vazquez to the position of senior vice-president, group creative director. Previously, all three were senior vice-president, creative directors. They will be reporting to new chief creative officer Chris Ford, who joins the agency from Ogilvy & Mather Sydney on August 29. McRae joined DraftFCB as a copywriter in 2005, and has worked with Vazquez, who has been with the shop since 2001, on accounts including Pacific Gas and Electric and Electronic Arts. They won two Bronze Lions at Cannes for their work on the "Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2" campaign. Scelzo joined the agency in 2009 and projects under her belt include Dockers "Wear the Pants" campaign.
New York-based production company No Smoke has added Randy Hackett to its roster of directors. Hackett has done campaigns for Vonage, Volvo, Delta and Motel 6 as well as directed long-form interactive campaigns for Microsoft and Showtime. The company's current roster includes Lara Shapiro, Harve Wang and Kenan Moran.