Zuma signs Urbano, Peretz joins Tool and more
Zuma Films has signed director Steve Urbano to its roster. Urbano began his career as a graphic designer and art director, before moving into motion design and computer animation and, ultimately, live action directing. His experience ranges from commercials to network promos to documentaries for brands including Discovery Channel, DISH Network, Pepsi, Ford, DuPont, HGTV, The Food Network and The Sundance Channel. His work has won awards such as National Addy's, Clio Awards and EMMY's.
Tool has appointed Danielle Peretz to the role of executive producer. Peretz joins Tool from Anonymous Content, where she produced commercials, branded content, music videos, and documentaries. She has overseen work for Levi's, Ubisoft, Old Navy, Budweiser and Ritz Carlton as well as music videos for Madonna, B.B.King, NIN, Beck, Green Day, Lenny Kravitz, R.E.M, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. During her career she has received MTV VMA awards and a Palm d'Or at Cannes, and introduced the patented DVD multi-channel MX technology to record labels, production companies, music managers, and music video and feature film directors.
New York and LA-based hybrid production and post production company Humble has hired Sue Romweber as head of post production. Romweber most recently was freelancing for Humble before joining full time in her new role, which will see her head up its editorial, visual effects and finishing work. Prior to this, she has worked at New York creative editorial and post houses such as jumP, Smoke & Mirrors and Lost Planet. Other previous roles include producing at DDB and Draft FCB.
Chris Bernier has joined MPC as VFX Supervisor and CG Lead. Bernier was most recently at The Mill as senior 3D lead artist and VFX supervisor and has previously done freelance CG work at Curious Pictures and QuietMan. Recent work includes CG Lead on spots for Coca-Cola, Norfolk Southern, Nintendo, Dawn and Gillette, and this year's Milk campaign ad that ran during the 2013 Super Bowl.
Los Angeles production house and agency mOcean has hired Tomasz Opasinski, a multimedia visual artist and graphic designer, as a creative director in its print department. Opasinski previously held a senior art director position at entertainment marketing agency BLT, and contributed in similar roles at Trailer Park, CREW Creative, Concept Arts, and at ad agency Euro RSCG Dialog. Recent feature campaigns include Wreck It Ralph, Frankenweenie, and The Avengers.