Pulse, Wanda, Humble and Bullitt Build Out Their Rosters
Bullitt has added former "Top Gear" director Scott Weintrob to its roster. His high-action storytelling has been featured in global spots for Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Lenovo, Cadillac, Volvo, and Acura as well as in work for Walkers under Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
Weintrob directed four seasons of the BBC's popular show "Top Gear" before moving to the U.S. He also directed the documentary "An Evening In Space," about photographer David LaChapelle, and a fashion short with Kim Basinger.
Director Eva Michon has signed to Wanda in London. The Johannesburg, South Africa native was raised in Toronto, Canada. She directed music videos for Sebastian Grainger and Head Wound City before moving into commercial and narrative filmmaking. She has since made films for clients such as Ace & Jig, Calla, Pink Tartan and Rita Liefhebber. In 2014 Michon wrote and directed a feature documentary about the Canadian punk band, Death From Above 1979, for whom she had previously directed a music video. She is also the co-founder of "Bad Day," a biannual arts and culture magazine. She is currently working on her first feature film.
Humble has added Todd Biermann to its directorial roster. Best known for his work in television -- including recent episodes of "Broad City," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Wrecked," and "Trading Spaces," he has spent a decade in the industry.
Pulse Films has appointed Eric Tu and Stephen Whelan to serve as executive directors at its branded entertainment division.
With more than 18 years in the industry, Tu's experience includes music, technology, arts, film and advertising. A co-founder of Persuade & Influence, the live-action division of the animation studio Psyop, Tu has been responsible for shaping multiple branded content programs for global brands including Beats by Dre, Airbnb, Uber, EA, Star Wars, Lululemon and Vans. Most recently, Tu collaborated with R/GA and Mindride as head of content development for the Ad Council's "Love Has No Labels."
Whelan is joining the division out of Pulse Films' London headquarters, leaving his role as founder and executive producer of Blink Productions' hybrid agency, White Lodge TV. He has a background in direct-to-brand fashion and lifestyle content. His portfolio includes work with River Island, Ted Baker and Moncler.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. has made several new hires and promotions. VFX producer Matthew Engel joins the Chicago team from Method Studios' New York facility; Matt Fultz and Tobias Mattner have signed on as designers; and Lauren Roth has been promoted to head of production for the overall Chicago studio across all three creative teams.
With more than eight years of experience working with the companies in New York, Engel first managed projects for Company 3 before transitioning to the Method VFX team in 2014.
Roth becomes head of production after serving as senior producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method Chicago.
Additional moves in Chicago include Joel Signer, who will serve as producer, and Production Coordinators Claire Smalley and Tara Reeves. Company 3 has also brought in additional Color Assistant Zachary Korpi.
Roundabout Entertainment has appointed post-production veteran Carl Moore as senior producer for feature film services. Moore formerly served as a digital intermediate producer at Modern VideoFilm, where his credits included "The Young Messiah," "Self/less" and "Veronica Mars."
Prior to joining Modern VideoFilm in 2012, he spent six years at Technicolor as a digital intermediate producer for such films as "Immortals," "Limitless" and The Raven." He also has experience as a visual effects producer with New Deal Studios and Stan Winston Studio. He began his career with Digital Domain.
SuperExploder has hired Emmy-winning Mixer and Sound Designer Ted Marcus. He has over 20 years of experience in audio post, spanning mixing, editing, sound design and music for broadcast promos, feature films and music-driven long form content. He sound designed the feature "Pitch," and mixed the MTV documentary "Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan."
In his early career, he worked as a mixer and sound designer at Jeco Music/Stolen Car Productions and at Clack Sound Studios. In 2000, he worked with MTV's On-Air Promos division, spearheading the development of its in-house audio facility. After more than six years at MTV, he toured with the the band the Meat Puppets and continued to take on mix assignments during breaks. In 2010 he joined Ultrabland. Throughout his career, he was worked with clients including HBO, Cinemax, FX, NatGeo and others.