Anonymous Content has added Kate and Laura Mulleavy to its roster for commercial representation. The sisters, who founded fashion label Rodarte in 2005, made their feature film debut in September with the drama "Woodshock," starring Kirsten Dunst. Amongst other film work, they designed the ballet costumes for Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," for which they were nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics Award.
MPC has made leadership changes to its advertising studios in the U.S. Justin Brukman, previously managing director of MPC New York and acting managing director of MPC L.A., becomes managing director of North America. Camila De Biaggi has been promoted to Brukman's previous role in New York while Robert Owens, who recently joined MPC, moves up to the role of managing director, advertising, MPC LA. All three executives will join MPC's global advertising senior management team.
Jogger Studios, the London postproduction studio connected to editorial house Cut+Run, has appointed Sophie Hogg as executive producer. Hogg joins from MPC where she has worked on campaigns including Honda "Up." As part of heading up Jogger London, she will work alongside the studio's grading talent Yoomin Lee, and Cut+ Run managing director Toby Abbott. She replaces Andy Brown who has moved to L.A. to spearhead the link of the global operation between L.A., New York, San Francisco and London. Hogg and Brown will collaborate closely in the global postproduction offering, which includes VFX, colour grading and motion graphics.
Electric Theatre Collective is adding French colorist Mathieu Caplanne to its London color department. Caplanne has worked with brands such as Nike, Adidas, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Renault. His work on the music video for Jamie xx's track "Gosh," directed by Romain Gavras, won Best Color Grade at the 2016 UKMVAS. More recently, he graded "Territory" for The Blaze, which picked up best international dance video at this year's UKMVAS and gold for best cinematography at Ciclope Festival. He has collaborated with directors such as Gustav Johansson, François Rousselet, Martin Werner, and Canada on their recent Beck music video "Up All Night."
Director Michael Somoroff and executive producer Jack Cohn have opened content production company, Somoroff+ Studios, based at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. Prior to launching Somoroff+ Studios, tabletop specialist Somoroff was founder and senior partner at the New York production company MacGuffin Films. The company opens with a roster of directors including Darren Bult, Astrid Sterner and Tom Bracone. In addition to Somoroff himself, it includes veteran tabletop specialists Vittorio Sacco and Etienne Proulx.
Great Bowery Film has tapped Amy Jones as head of sales/executive producer. Her most recent role was head of sales with Framestore. Previously, she worked with Community Films, The Sweet Shop, Go Film, Spot Welders and JSM, among others. The appointment comes on the back of the launch of Great Bowery Film, the film division of the collective Great Bowery, two months ago. In her new role, Jones will partner with Great Bowery Film's founding executive producer, Shannon Lords. The duo have signed photographers and directors Craig Cutler, Patrik Giardino and Chris and Sarah Rhoads of We Are The Rhoads to the roster.
Ntropic's San Francisco office has hired husband/wife pair of VFX artists Andrew Cohen and Amanda Amalfi. Cohen joins as senior CG artist and VR developer while Amalfi will be senior flame artist. Amalfi has previously worked at shops like The Mill, MPC and Framestore, on brands including Maybelline, Old Navy, Nike, and Chanel. Cohen brings several years of CG experience to the creative studio, having worked with MPC, Mass Market, and Psyop among others.
Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves made two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman as executive producer and Alastair Macleod as head of production technology. Gladney-Edelman most recently served as vice president of Marvel Television for its prime time and animated series. She has worked in film production, animation and visual effects, and was a producer on multiple episodic series at Walt Disney TV Animation, Cartoon Network and Universal Animation. Macleod's production experience includes work on films such as "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" and "Kubo and the Two Strings."