Framestore, Blinkink Add Directors, PS260 Opens in LA
Adam Pesapane, known in the directorial world as PES, has signed to Blinkink. The Academy Award nominee returns to the world of advertising with Honda's "Paper" campaign, which was added to the permanent collection at both The Museum Of Modern Art and The Louvre's Museum of Advertising. PES has experience in short, playful object-based stop-motion filmmaking as seen in his under-two-minute film shorts -- "Western Spaghetti," "Submarine Sandwich," and "Fresh Guacamole." He has over 200 million views on YouTube and a million subscribers, making him one of the most followed on YouTube's Film & Animation Channel List.
Framestore Pictures has signed Director Craig Zisk. He has directed episodes of more than 75 television series including "Fear The Walking Dead," "Preacher," "Parks & Recreation," "American Horror Story," "Weeds," "Kingdom," "Agent Carter," "The Good Wife," "The Big C," Nurse Jackie," "United States of Tara," "Entourage" and "The Office." He has also produced and directed pilots for networks like AMC, Showtime, NBC and ABC. Zisk has been nominated for Emmy and Golden Globes for both production and direction on "Weeds", and he won a Golden Globe award for "Brooklyn Bridge" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." In addition, he has executive produced several series including The Larry Sanders Show, among others. His first feature, "The English Teacher," premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.
Oliver Kember has signed to th2ng. He has directed work for Cadbury's Rolo, Bose, Efes, Comeon Casino, Thomson Holidays, and Sotheby's, along with short films and music videos. His film work includes the shorts "Loan Ranger," "Amy," and "30 Minute Break" for The Luka State, starring Thomas Sangster, which explores themes of domestic violence against men, and has been watched nearly two million times on YouTube.
PS260 will open a new office in Los Angeles in the same house used to shoot HBO's "Californication" series, and it is bringing on board Carol Dunn as executive producer. Dunn joins PS260 from Squeak E Clean Productions where she served as executive producer and head of sales. She previously worked at music production company Amber Music, Capitol Records and Interscope Records.
Hornet has signed Moth Collective -- the London-based animation collective composed of Daniel Chester, David Prosser, and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. The four graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and have created work that covers artificial intelligence, the effects of rainforest deforestation, and the plight of refugees. Moth Collective has worked with clients such as The New York Times, the NSPCC, the WWF, The Guardian, RayBan, Kiehl's, and the Global Canopy Programme.
Post Factory New York has appointed Liam Ford as chief technology officer. Ford joins the company with more than a decade of post-production engineering and IT experience, most recently as VP of technology at Company 3, where he first started as a DI systems manager in 2004. He was promoted to director of technology in 2010 and to VP of technology in 2013. In the latter role, he oversaw technology operations at facilities in New York and Atlanta. He began his career with Title House in Hollywood.
John Resner has joined Deluxe creative editorial company Beast in New York. For the past several years, Resner has worked with agencies including Wieden & Kennedy, R/GA and Ogilvy & Mather. He has cut projects for Nike, Delta, Samsung, ESPN, Gatorade, NBC Sports, Southern Comfort, Dairy Queen and Burger King. Prior to joining Beast, Resner most recently wrapped a "Clash of the Clans" campaign with Psyop for BFG9000. He has also worked at editorial houses Peepshow Post and NO6.
Mofilm, a marketing and distribution company majority-owned by David Jones' You & Mr Jones' BrandTech company, has appointed Liz Levy as creative director, and Alex Sehnaoui as president of the Americas. Sehnaoui was formerly managing director of Havas' Creative Group in Shanghai, where he spent four years. Levy will join Sehnaoui in August. The former creative director at TBWA led the Nissan North America business at TBWA and has worked on brands including Burger King, Old Navy, Microsoft, and Best Buy.