French director Matthieu Mantovani has signed with The Joneses
for exclusive representation in the United States. Mantovani has
directed ads for brands such as Volkswagen, Peugeot, Audi, Vodafone and
Longines. Mantovani formed the directing collective The Zoo in 1999
with fellow French directors Julien Rambaldi and David Fauche.
Since 2004, he has been directing commercials, music videos and
other projects in a solo capacity. His work includes "Hippies" for
Volkswagen and a campaign for Longines watches featuring Kate
Winslet. He also directed the short film Broadway, a
collaboration with composer Sebastien Tellier.
Blake Ebel, most recently chief creative officer at Factory Design Labs and previously co-CCO at Euro RSCG Chicago, has formed his own Denver-based creative boutique, Goodness Works. A portion of the agency's profits will be donated to charitable organizations. Ebel has worked on brands including The North Face, Audi, Callaway, Oakley, Bud Light, Orbitz.com, Jim Beam, Barilla, Kraft and more.