Is it us, or do directors seem to be leaping all over the
place these days? Boy wonder Guy Manwaring, who left Therapy
Films earlier this year, recently found a new U.K. home at Sonny
London with director Fredrik Bond and MD Helen Kenny. Manwaring
explains that the setup of the company, which he likens to the way
great U.S. shops are run, had appealed to him. "So many U.K.
companies are run by a producer who's also off producing," he says.
"But Helen was someone who'd given me a lot of hands on advice, and
then Fredrik blows you away with his enthusiasm and energy."
Lastly, Thomas Thomas signed Paranoid directors Francis Vogel, former Arnold creative Nicole McDonald and ex-CG artist Sophie Gateau, for U.K. representation. "We are very excited," says Paranoid EP Phillip Detchmendy. The signings are part of a partnership with Paranoid, which will remain actively involved in any future projects with ThomasThomas.