Rodeo Show, Partizan, Decon Add Production Talent
Creative production company Decon has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo have directed the feature documentary "American Commune," and "Rowdy Ronda Rousey" and "What Makes Us" for ESPN Films highlighting elite female athletes. The duo, who are participating in the Free The Bid initiative to include more female talent in bids for commercial shoots, started at MTV, creating and directing "My Life (Translated)"; their documentary series, "True Life" won an Emmy.
Aero Film has signed Dara Bratt. The Montreal native's work includes "Vivid Detail," "Flutter," and "The Singing Abortionist." She has also written and directed beauty and lifestyle spots for L'Oreal and Maybelline.
Partizan has signed comedy and performance director Peter Carstairs. The Melbourne-based storyteller has worked on campaigns for Ford, Fiat, H&R Block and Doritos, including the "Ultrasound" spot. He has also worked on Australian television series "Nowhere Boys," and "September."
Rodeo Show has opened in Venice, California. New talent includes the comedy duo Mccoy Meyer, Simon Cracknell, Bryce Gubler, and Nick Jones.
London Director and Photographer Cracknell has worked with Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Johnson's, Pantene, Orange, and Nike. He has shot with Pierce Brosnan, Wayne Rooney, Raine Yang and Rosamund Pike.
Editor and Director Gubler has worked with athletes including Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andy Murray; and the brands Canon, Nike, Red Bull and Adidas.
Jones has directed over 100 commercials, online campaigns and promos, as well as broadcast TV spanning comedy, drama and entertainment.
He has worked with Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman and Ricky Gervais; and on campaigns for AT&T, Fiat, McDonald's, PlayStation, Citroen, Heineken, Ikea, Mercedes and Burger King.
Director Jara Moravec has signed with Savage. Moravec has worked with Adidas, Vitra, Red Bull, "Wallpaper" magazine, "The Guardian" and Mulberry. He started out as a photographer shooting design, advertising and editorial assignments before directing and experimenting with art, technology and imagination.
Venice, Calif.-based production company Durable Goods has hired Rebecca Wray as executive producer. Wray has nearly two decades of experience in the advertising and entertainment industries. She worked for Digital Kitchen, Swim and Milk, and Honey Films.
John Benson has joined production company Arts & Sciences as executive producer, development and special projects in New York.
The former Honey Badger founder, and digital director for clothing label Band of Outsiders, has worked in public relations, marketing, advertising and commercial production.
Benson most recently led the New York office of experiential PR agency Exposure. He also cofounded the Los Angeles-based boutique commercial shop Honey Badger.
Max Knies has joined Epoch Films in Los Angeles as an executive producer. Previously, Max was at Greencard in New York and Caviar in Los Angeles, where he produced work for brands like Google, Stella Artois, Mercedes-Benz, Converse and JetBlue.
Scoundrel Projects has launched as a multi-disciplinary production arm. The roster includes James Dive, an installation artist, director and designer formerly of The Glue Society, and art and technology studio Eness.
Los Angeles-based production company Slim Pictures has hired Pegi Murray as director of business development.
The Toronto native has worked at Believe Media, Chelsea Pictures, and in sales, marketing and branding as a west coast rep for MassiveMusic. Most recently, Murray was an agent at Artistry (formerly Sheldon Prosnit).
MPC New York has added Kathrin Lausch as head of new business development. She was most recently executive producer at Ntropic.
Nick Haynes joins as an executive producer to lead visual effects projects. After leaving The Mill, he joined Absolute Post as general manager and executive producer.
Executive Producer Dani Zeitlin has also joined the team along with Senior Producers Elissa Norman and Brendan Khan.