The Television Academy has elected president of RadicalMedia Frank Scherma as its chairman and CEO. Scherma succeeds Hayma Washington and begins his two-year term Jan. 1, 2019. His career with Radical has included winning Emmys, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, Grammys, Webbys, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design and two Palme d'Ors at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He has also served on the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show Committee, Membership Committee, Governors Award Selection Committee, Digital Strategy Committee and on the Television Academy Foundation's Board of Directors among other positions.
Durable Goods has signed director Keegan Wilcox for U.S. commercial representation. Wilcox brings a decade of experience as a director, editor and director of photography. His work includes spots for auto brands such as BMW, Jeep, Toyota, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Ford (with its 2018 Super Bowl spot). Outside of branded work, he has directed music videos and short films.
Believe Media has signed director Jason Smith for U.S. representation. Smith has worked on campaigns for clients including NFL, Under Armor, Nike, Audi and Ford. His work has been celebrated at the AICP Awards, Cannes and D&AD. Based in Los Angeles and London, he was previously represented by Pulse.
Honor Society has appointed Cary Murnion as executive creative producer. In this new role, he will oversee all in-house creative direction, partner with roster directors on concepts for branded and entertainment projects, and serve as executive producer at Honor Society's Los Angeles office. He will also continue to be represented as a director on Honor Society's roster as part of the directing duo Cary & Jon, having created branded content for the likes of Nike, Target, Visa, Cheetos, Hertz, Tylenol, Mountain Dew and Ford.
ArtClass Content has hired executive producer Kate Aspell to lead operations in its New York City office. Beginning her career as a sales representative, Aspell worked with HSI, Maven Label and Hungry Man before making the transition to producing where she worked as a freelancer before spending time with The Mill and, most recently, Company 3.