Garbus Joins Radical, GenPop Signs Director Duo Tiger in a Jar and More
Director Liz Garbus has signed to Radical Media for commercial representation. The three-time Oscar-nominee, Grammy nominee, DGA-nominee and Emmy winner directed the documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone." The Netflix original produced by Radical was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award. She also directed the documentaries "Love, Marilyn" and "Bobby Fischer Against the World." Her most recent film was "Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper," which was featured at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Directing duo and creative studio Tiger in a Jar has signed with GenPop (General Population), the Los Angeles-based live action production company recently launched by creative and director Ben Conrad. Tiger in a Jar is composed of filmmaking couple Matt and Julie Walker of Salt Lake City. The pair has created content for clients like Disney Parks, HP, the Scripps network and Volkswagen, and produced a mini docu-series in Europe for kitchen brand Neff.
Brooklyn production company Transistor Studios has appointed Nicola Finn as executive producer. Londoner Finn has worked at agencies and brands around the world including Mother, Wieden & Kennedy, 180, BBH and Nike. Most recently she was managing director and executive producer for three years at Passion Pictures. In 2008, when she launched Strange Beast, a London design-focused production company, Finn signed Transistor Studios for U.K. representation.
VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory has moved to MPC L.A. as head of 2D. He makes the move from MPC London where for the past 13 years he has worked on commercials including Channel 4's Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner "Meet the Superhumans" for the Paralympics Games, and worked with directors such as Jonathan Glazer, Traktor, Noam Murro and Tom Tagholm. His awards include a D&AD Pencil and British Arrow for Channel 4's "Street Summer" campaign, for which he helped develop a new filming technique.
Minneapolis post-production studio Ditch has hired Aaron Nelson as creative editor and promoted assistant editor Ben Thompson to a full creative editor position.The expansion comes as the company launches an interactive studio, Ditch Creative. Nelson previously spent six years as an in-house editor at Minneapolis-based ad agency Olson, where he cut broadcast spots for Sears, Bauer, and Minnesota State Lottery among others.
Cut & Run has appointed Bebe Baldwin as executive producer based at its Austin office. Baldwin is a former producer for GSD&M, where she produced campaigns for brands such as AT&T, BMW, Marshalls, Southwest, and Walgreens. At Cut & Run, she will partner with editors Staci LeVan and Jay Nelson. The company has also hired Nick Kondylas as assistant editor.
NY-based post production shop Northern Lights has hired editor Ben Whitten. Whitten has nearly two decades of experience as an editor. He spent nearly 15 years at editorial shop Mad House, working on campaigns including an Addy Award-winning USPS 9/11 spot featuring Carly Simon's "Let the River Run" and a series of music-driven spots for Burger King. He also utilized his background as a jazz musician on projects for Atlantic Records artists for almost a decade. Prior to joining Northern Lights, Whitten cut campaigns for the shows "White Collar," "Burn Notice," "Complications" and "Suits."