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L.A. based boutique production company Hello! has added director Paul Schneider to its roster. Schneider has spent the last few years working bi-coastally and internationally with Crossroads Films and AVSO (A Very Small Office) in New York. He has directed spots for Levi's, Wrangler Jeans, Budweiser, Discover, Blue Cross and Gillette. Prior to that he worked in design, including as executive creative director at Digital Kitchen in Chicago, and co-creating Wideopenspaces, a multidisciplinary design studio in L.A.

Believe Media UK has added Argentinean director Marcelo Burgos to its roster. Burgos began his career with Ogilvy Buenos Aires in the 1990s, and went on to work with agencies including Y&R Buenos Aires, BDDP Madrid, Vega Olmos Ponce and Remo as an art director and creative director, winning over 70 awards. Recent directing spots have included Live in a State of Play for Playstation 3.

Bash Robertson and Toby Courlander (pictured) have co-founded 15 Badgers, a new production house based in London. Robertson was the founding partner of Pink Films where he was responsible for breaking Harald Zwart in the UK, while Courlander is best known for breaking Michel Gondry and Traktor. 15 Badgers has already shot its first job with paper animators Andersen M, and has also signed Harald Zwart, No Brain, Sonia Sieff, The Salto Brothers, Emmy Award winning director Steve Fuller and Tim Brown.

Station Film has added directors Scott Corbett, Alex Grossman and Jorgen Loof to its roster. Corbett, a former copywriter at TBWA/Chiat/Day and davidandgoliath, has directed spots including Karate Chop for Pillsbury Pizza Pop through Cossette Communications, which won a Silver Lion at Cannes, and Jockey for Altoids. Grossman worked at Goody, Silverstein & Partners and Butler, Shine, Stern before moving into directing. Recent spots include the Model vs Model campaign for Nissan through TBWA/Chiat/Day, LA. Loof is a photographer and international director from Sweden whose clients have included IKEA, Volvo, Libero, SAS, Nokia and Ericsson.
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