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Longtime HSI executive producer Bill Sandwick has acquired L.A. production company JGF-home to comedy director Jeff Gorman-and renamed the shop Sandwick Films. According to Sandwick, who left HSI two months ago, he plans to pull together a roster of five to seven directors and build a mid-sized production company focused primarily on commercials. In addition to Gorman, Sandwick has already signed music video director Marc Klasfeld of Rockhard Films for exclusive commercials representation. Klasfeld, who was formerly repped for spots by Hungry Man, will continue to shoot videos through Rockhard. ... Fresh from leading the jury at the Andy Awards, Alex Bogusky-ECD at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky-has been named 2004 jury president for outdoor, print, radio and TV/cinema at the London International Advertising and Design Awards, to be held on November 8 and 9. Frederic Sanz, president of Barcelona-based interactive agency DoubleYou, was named jury president for interactive media and Bruce Duckworth, director at London-based brand design firm Turner Duckworth was named jury president for design and package design. ... Santa Monica's Swietlik Editorial and London's Cut + Run have formed a transatlantic alliance that will see the companies' combined rosters represented in the U.K. by Cut + Run/London and in the U.S. by Swietlik, which will be rechristened Cut + Run/Los Angeles. The L.A. office will be headed by executive director and former Crew Cuts executive producer Christie Cash, who brings with her former Crew Cuts editors Philip Owens, Ellen Crocker, T.G. Harrington and Matt Chesse.
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