Furlined, Ruffian Add Female Power; Director Duos Move
Mikhael Tara Garver has signed to Furlined. For the past 15 years, Garver has connected live experiences to multiple media platforms. Clients include BBDO Minneapolis, Serino/Coyne, Diageo, and AMC Networks series "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men," and "The Walking Dead." She also created "The Museum of Drug Policy," for the United Nations, an installation where art, politics and live performance attempted to reframe the conversation on drug policy. She has also created entertainment on subways, museums, Facebook, abandoned buildings, cellphones, and inside rock clubs. She is directing the first immersive commission with The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Ruffian has added Director Basak Erol to its roster. She began directing after settling in Los Angeles, including "1999: for Active Child, "Au Loin," and MTV World's promo, "Love and Sex," a show exploring relationships between young people worldwide.
Digital studio Reel FX Dallas/Santa Monica has signed director Tyler Sharp for U.S. commercial representation. Sharp is a director, photographer, writer and creative director who works in Americana/Western lifestyle, adventure, and sporting life documentary. He has contributed to "Filson Life Blog," "Garden & Gun," "Modern Huntsman," "Covey Rise" and "Texas Highways Magazine." After filming and taking pictures in Tanzania, he continued his work on TV shows for the Travel, Outdoor and Sportsman Channels.
Directing duo Peter Martin has signed to The Corner Shop. Peter Livolsi and Martin Dix were previously represented by Imperial Woodpecker. They are known for their visual and comedic work.
Derby has signed commercial director and filmmaker John Poliquin to its directorial roster.
On the commercials side, Poliquin has worked with Dillard's, GQ, D'décor, Wilhelmina Models, Norman Ambrose, Tribeca Film, Warner Music, Interscope Records, Universal Music, S'well, Nestle Purina, Blistex and Lubriderm. He's also directed more than 60 music videos for artists including Carly Rae Jepsen and Walk Off The Earth.
Little Minx has signed directing duo The Salto Brothers to its roster. Brothers Jesse and Louie Salto have directed car commercials for Audi, Mazda, Chevy, Toyota, Citroen, and Nissan.
The two have spent years filming together in the U.S. as well as Europe, and are behind "The Island," a film on lifestyle.
Nomad Editing Company has signed Editor/Partner Amanda Moreau. As a senior editor, she spent a decade at Beast's New York office. She has worked with brands including Reebok, Garnier, Duke Energy, Ikea and Champs.
Cut & Run has added Lauren Hertzberg as executive producer. She was previously at Whitehouse. In her career, she has moved from administrative to production roles, and worked on TV commercials, music videos, short films, and social media content.
Blur Studio has hired Character Effects Supervisor Eric Maurer; and Asset Supervisor Oded Raz.
Maurer joins Blur with more than two decades of experience in the visual effects industry. He worked at Blue Sky Studios and on animated features "The Peanuts Movie," "Rio" and all five films in the "Ice Age" franchise. Prior to that, he was a technical director and digital effects supervisor at R/GA and Imaginary Forces.
Raz has CG supervisor and look development lead experience for visual effects companies including Luma Pictures, Digital Domain and Mirada Studios. His feature credits include "Doctor Strange," "Captain America: Civil War," "Deadpool," "Ant-Man" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron." He has also developed commercial visual effects for brands including Disneyland, Coca-Cola, Nike, Microsoft and Universal.
Safeword Creative Management has brought on former ICM commercial agent Matt Griffin as junior representative. Griffin previously worked at Octagon's celebrity acquisition arm First Call. While there, he coordinated celebrity partnerships for brands including Nestle, Novartis, and Samsung. In 2014, he he became an agent at ICM Partners' global branded entertainment group.