has signed writer/director Nicholas Jarecki for U.S. commercial
representation. The signing marks Jarecki's first-ever commercial
representation. His movie Arbitrage, starring Richard Gere
and Susan Sarandon, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and
will be released nationwide by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions
this week. Jarecki also directed Showtime documentary The
Outsider (2005) about independent filmmaking. He co-wrote,
with Bret Easton Ellis, and produced the film adaptation of Ellis'
novel The Informers.
Mary Mathaisell and Alaina Goetz have joined San Francisco collaborative design studio Bonfire Labs as head of production and creative director, respectively. Mathaisell was previously at AKQA, where she worked on digital campaigns for Gap and Target. While at Hybride, Goetz worked on feature films Shark Boy and Lava Girl and Sin City. She also held positions at Ntropic, Spy Post and Eveo's EvLa. Interactive and stereoscopic expert Goetz will draw on her VFX, design and commercial background, which includes creating content for Zynga's "Unleashed Event" and posts at Radium, Cutters, Hybride, Ntropic, Spy Post and Eveo.