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Cutters Detroit Names Ryann Harrison its Newest Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters today announced the promotion of Ryann Harrison to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Detroit Executive Producer Becky Smialek. A graduate of Central Michigan University,…

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Optimus Promotes Ariana DeSimone to Editor

Optimus today announced that Ariana DeSimone has been promoted to editor. The latest addition to the leading production and post house’s growing editorial team, Ariana brings creativity, passion, and a relentless work ethic to her…

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Director Ben Hoffman Reunites With Longtime Friends at Camp Lucky

Dallas-based Camp Lucky is excited to announce that Director Ben Hoffman has joined the company. Ben spent his formative years in the industry working with Directors Jeff Bednarz and Tom Ryan, who he…

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Carbon Welcomes VFX Virtuoso Isaac Irvin

VFX Supervisor Isaac Irvin is bringing his skills and artistry to Carbon. An impressive talent with big brand commercials and Hollywood blockbusters under his belt, Isaac is delighted to join the…

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Colonie Expands with Former Leo Burnett Senior Producer Zach Day

Award-winning post-production studio The Colonie has hired Zach Day as Producer/New Business. Day brings more than fifteen years of ad agency experience, most recently as a Senior Producer at Leo…

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Meet Jessica Lyons, the New Casting Director at O’Connor Casting

Meet Chicago’s newest casting director. O’Connor Casting has long been established as one of the top commercial casting forces in Chicago, if not in the country, and they have added…

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Framestore Pictures Signs Commercial Director Ivan Bird 

Production company Framestore Pictures announced today that it has signed internationally-recognized commercial director and cinematographer Ivan Bird to its representation roster in the US and Canada. Known for his flawless…

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Carbon Grows Colorist Roster with Electrifying New Talent Bree Brackett

Creative Studio Carbon has promoted Bree Brackett to colorist. Brackett is making her mark straight out of the gate with campaigns for Adidas, AT&T, eBay, Gap and Nike, to name a few.  Bree…

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BBDO Pakistan’s Hira Mohibullah Heads to Kansas City to Lead VMLY&R as ECD

Hira Mohibullah will join VMLY&R as executive creative director based in Kansas City. Joining from BBDO Pakistan, Mohibullah is the latest addition to VMLY&R’s growing bench of creative talent, and will focus…

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TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon, Teams Him With Karen Jacobs

TBD Post, a premiere post production studio in East Austin, is making plans for expansion by adding two industry veterans and sales representation to its team. TBD Post Founders Brandon…

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Wild Gift adds Director Jordan Fein

Production and content company Wild Gift adds Director Jordan Fein to its roster. He has  worked with such clients as Grey, BBDO, McCann, Verizon, Volvo, Land Rover and Squarespace. Fein is…

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Executive Producer Matt Nelson Joins Yessian New York

Matt Nelson is bringing his executive producer expertise to Yessian’s New York Studio. The music maestros also have studios in Detroit, Los Angeles and Hamburg. Nelson brings a wide range…

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Production Veteran Kate Smith Returns to Flavor as Executive Producer

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the return of production veteran Kate Smith in the role of Executive Producer. The announcement…

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Strange Loop Studios Adds Kiki Allgeier to Roster

Live action production company Strange Loop Studios has announced the official addition for  commercial representation of director/writer Kiki Allgeier.   The filmmaker brings naturalistic elegance and cinematic emotion to the lifestyle…

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Flavor Promotes Design Leaders, Continues Dynamic Growth

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios are very proud to announce promotions for several long-standing team members. According to Flavor’s Executive Producer Neal Cohen, Brian McCauley…

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Picture North Hires Veteran Editor Christine Wolf

Picture North adds seasoned editor Christine Wolf to their growing post-production team. Transitioning from Whitehouse Post, Wolf brings over 15 years of experience and leadership to the expanding Picture North…

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Banner Expands Its Roster

Banner expands roster and capabilities with its production and post production teams. Here’s a look at the latest additions… Banner president Patrick Dahl says, “Our clients trust Banner to deliver…

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OddMachine signs Director Marcus K. Jones 

Chicago and LA based Production and Post company OddMachine has welcomed a new talent to its Directorial roster: New York based Director Marcus K. Jones. OddMachine, a full-service company specializes in…

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SEED Signs Director Brandon Nicholas

Award-winning director Brandon Nicholas has officially joined SEED’s growing roster of talented directors for commercial and branded content. They quickly kicked off their partnership with an exciting project for PayPal…

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Seasoned VFX Artist Matt Trudell Joins Cutters Studios’ Flavor as Motion Designer

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the addition of Matt Trudell to their global staff in the position of Motion Designer….

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Durable Goods Signs Chicago-Based Emmy Nom Bob Balaban to Roster

Bicoastal production company Durable Goods has signed critically-acclaimed actor, director, writer, and producer Bob Balaban to its roster for commercials and branded content in the U.S. market. Balaban returns to…

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Senior Producer Jenny Cadwell Joins VOLT Studios in Minneapolis

Full service content company VOLT Studios is excited to electrify the new year with the addition of Senior Producer Jenny Cadwell. Cadwell brings agency insight, deep expertise, and genuine enthusiasm to VOLT…

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Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

It’s always a joy to start the work week with some positive news. High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Magdalena Hernández to Editor. The…

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charlieuniformtango names Meredith Machial Vice President/Executive Producer

It’s always great to open the year with news of new hires. James Rayburn, charlieuniformtango President/CEO, announced Meredith Machial has been named Vice President/Executive Producer.

Whitehouse Post Promotes Steve Kroodsma to Editor

Continuing their tradition of cultivating exceptional editorial talent, Whitehouse Post proudly promotes Steve Kroodsma to their Chicago roster. Born and raised in Michigan, Kroodsma zeroed in on editing early while attending…

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Detroit Native Jeffrey DeChausse Joins Diverse Roster of Storytellers at Wondros Collective

Wondros Collective continues to enhance its diverse roster with the addition of Director Jeffrey DeChausse. DeChausse is an award-winning creative who has directed and produced over 200 commercials, documentaries and short…

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René Steinkellner Joins 11 Dollar Bill Chicago as Executive Producer

Continuing to grow its leadership team, 11 Dollar Bill has appointed René Steinkellner as Executive Producer at its Chicago studio. Steinkellner, who served as Executive Producer at FCB, Lord+Thomas, Chicago…

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Marissa LaCour the New Chief Financial Officer for charlieuniformtango

For over 25 years, charlieuniformtango has been an industry leader in single source film production, and for the new year ahead, the team will be looking to Marissa LaCour to…

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Editor Erik Tobeler Joins 11 Dollar Bill

It’s always uplifting to share some new hire announcements as we head into the new year. 11 Dollar Bill has added editor Erik Tobeler to its growing creative team. Tobeler,…

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One at Optimus Signs Directors Ashley C. Battle and Chris Vanderwall

Let’s welcome in the holiday season with some exciting new hires in downtown Chicago. ONE, the production arm of Optimus, has signed Ashley C. Battle (pictured here) and Chris Vanderwall to its directorial roster. The…

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Cap Gun Signs Global Director Amit Gupta

The latest addition to the Cap Gun roster of directors, Amit Gupta excels in weaving the stories of life, inspiration, and capturing the small moments that speak to the authenticity…

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Michael Rivera Joins Creative Agency Upshot as New Executive Creative Director

Upshot, a full-service creative agency known for its work with clients such as Constellation Brands, Google, Starbucks and Procter and Gamble, has hired Michael Rivera as Executive Creative Director.   Throughout…

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Art Director Anthony Palermo Joins Almost Gold

Chicago-based Almost Gold is excited to welcome Anthony Palermo as the studio’s Art Director. Palermo is a seasoned creative who has collaborated with countless brands, agencies, and creative studios to…

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Collaboraction Welcomes New Executive Director Saudia Davis

Chicago-based multimedia arts organization Collaboraction has a new captain at the helm of its critically acclaimed and socially conscious ship. Today Collaboraction announced its new Executive Director, Saudia Davis. Saudia…

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Another Country Names Tim Konn Managing Director

It’s always inspiring to see a company promoting from within its own ranks, and such is the case at premier post-production audio house Another Country. Founder and Cutters Studios Partner…

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Chicago Creative Agency Upshot Welcomes Ted Jun into the Fold

Upshot, a full-service creative agency partnering with clients such as Constellation Brands, Google, Starbucks, and Procter and Gamble, recently welcomed Ted Jun as Vice President of Business Development.   Prior to…

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Optimus Promotes Zach Scheitlin

Optimus today announced that Zach Scheitlin has been promoted to Audio Engineer. Scheitlin’s elevation bolsters an already formidable audio team under the leadership of Senior Audio Engineer Marina Killion, and drives the department…

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Sarofsky Adds Telly Winner Tom Pastorelle as Senior Editor

A Chicago company is continuing to gain momentum and grow its already-impressive roster heading into the new year. One-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky is adding Telly Award winner Tom Pastorelle to its…

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Roger Joins Forces With SG+Partners For Midwest Commercial Representation

Creative agency Roger has signed with SG+Partners for Midwest commercial representation. Roger joins a collective of premier production, post, and VFX talent represented by SG+Partners, led by Sarah Gitersonke, pictured…

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Charlieuniformtango Partners to Assume Ownership of the Company November

Big news out of Austin as charlieuniformtango partners James Rayburn, Deedle LaCour and Joey Waldrip will assume ownership of the company this November. “This transition has been two years in…

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Whitehouse Post Boosts Leadership with Five New Partners and New Executive Director of Post Production

It’s always exciting to share news of a company growing their team from within and promoting their own through the leadership ranks. Venerable editorial company Whitehouse Post announces the advancement of five…

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COLLINS Invests in Next-Gen Creative Talent, Welcomes Nicole Cousins as Associate Designer

The independent strategy and design company COLLINS is proving the value of its robust internship program, reinforcing its commitment to DEI, and serving as a model for how to foster unique, young…

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Seed’s Newest Director, Matthew Underwood, Takes A Road Less Traveled

Partnering closely with brands to create a true connection with the audience, Matthew Underwood creates stories that evoke emotion, rather than forcing it. “This type of approach to storytelling makes Matthew a…

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Optimus Promotes Dave Buehrle to Executive Producer | Head of Production of One at Optimus

From Michigan to LA to Chicago, from Indiana Jones and Fast and Furious to top level commercial clients across the globe. Dave Buehrle’s career has taken yet another leap today…

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Becky Smialek Ascends to Executive Producer Role for Cutters Editorial Detroit

A jump from New York City to her hometown of Detroit has now led to a leap to Executive Producer for Becky Smialek. Cutters Studios is very proud to announce…

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Emmy Winner Korey Miller Joins Quriosity Roster

Quriosity Founder Qadree Holmes has added an Emmy winner to his renowned roster of directors. Holmes’ Chicago-based, minority-owned creative diversity boutique is excited to announce that Korey Miller has joined…

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Motion Graphics Designer Brian Stevens joins Hootenanny

It’s always a pleasure to announce new hires here in Chicago’s advertising and commercial production community. Screen is thrilled to share that Chicago post house Hootenanny’s design department is growing…

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Meet Daily Planet’s New Senior Producer

Chicago-based Daily Planet Productions announces the addition of Senior Producer Amy Stewart to the company’s team. “Amy has a depth of production knowledge and a strong ability to creatively problem…

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Tommy Smith joins Carbon as VFX Supervisor; Grammy, Clio, Cannes Lion Wins Highlight Resume

A prodigious talent, Tommy Smith is excited to join creative studio Carbon as VFX Supervisor. He’s welcomed by a team of stellar artists, many of whom he has worked with over his…

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Flavor Expands Visual Effects and Finishing Expertise Adding Accomplished Flame Artist Michael Anderson

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Michael Anderson to their Chicago staff in the position of Flame Artist. The announcement was…

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Dallas Studio Treehouse Adds Editor Greg Sunmark, Launches Major Studio Reboot

Treehouse Edit has brought in veteran creative editor Greg Sunmark to anchor its talent roster as the studio undergoes a shift in talent, focus and client mix. The news of…

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Utopic Announces Growing Team With Hilarious Social Media Segment

This week the post-production company announced the addition of three new employees to their stellar team: Junior Editor Nathan Iseminger, Associate Producer Patricia Ramos, and Post Production Assistant Lena Wood….

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The Midwest’s Newest Film Office Director: Gary Camarano

You may not have met Gary Camarano yet, but you should. The newest film office in the Midwest is the Northwest Illinois Film Office, and the person at the helm…

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Partners + Napier Appoints Danene DiCicco Executive Producer of Gammut Productions

Partners + Napier, an integrated creative company serving national and global brands, today announced the appointment of Danene DiCicco as Executive Producer of Gammut Productions, its in-house content production studio….

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Canteen Announces All New Roster

The Los Angeles based tabletop studio, Canteen, which relaunched in May, has now announced its new Director Roster, including Canteen partner, Erik Dettle, and Chuck Studios alumnus Shanghoon. The new…

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New Home for Director Daniel Brown

B-Reel has signed Daniel Brown to their directorial roster. Having received much acclaim for his art film Color TV, No Vacancy, Seattle-based Daniel Brown is an artist whose exceptional proficiency and versatility allows him…

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Seed Adds Director Kali Bailey To Their Roster

Seed Media Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Director, Kali Bailey, to its roster. This continues Seed’s recent run of partnerships with experienced cinematic storytellers all having expertise…

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Optimus Promotes Luis Mayorga to Animation Director and Tyler Nelson to Creative Director

Leading production and post house Optimus announced that Optimus Design has promoted Luis Mayorga to Animation Director and Tyler Nelson to Creative Director. The well-deserved and hard earned promotions shed a light on the talent…

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Steve Conry Joins Seed

Award winning storyteller, Director/Writer/DP Steve Conry has joined the Seed Media Arts roster. This announcement comes days after a musical performance directed by Conry featuring JP Saxe and Julian Michaels…

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Senior Editor John McStravick Joins charlieuniformtango

Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO, announced senior editor John McStravick is joining charlieuniformtango June 1st. “We are thrilled to welcome John to the tango team,” Lola Lott said. “John’s uniquely evocative…

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Senior Editor Adam Henderson Joins charlieuniformtango

Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO, announced senior editor Adam Henderson is joining charlieuniformtango this week. “Whether it’s making you laugh, making you cry, or making you think, Adam’s editing makes a…

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Meet the New Executive Director for Free Spirit Media

This week marks a new era for Free Spirit Media with the announcement of their new Executive Director, Aurora Toshiko King. Aurora Toshiko King most recently served as Director of…

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Creative Director Ian Bradley Joins Carbon; Marvel, Spider-Man, HBO Highlight Resume

Ian Bradley has joined creative studio Carbon’s growing team of designers and directors. With deep roots in graphic design, Ian has art directed for key studios across the US including…

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Skillicorn Partners with Bradley Johnson at SEED

Roy Skillicorn, who founded Seed Media Arts in 2011, has recently partnered with Los Angeles Executive Producer Brad Johnson (pictured here). Earlier this year, Skillicorn left his position as Backyard’s…

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Accomplished Editor John Dingfield Comes Home to Cutters

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the return of Editor John Dingfield to its roster. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and…

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11 Dollar Bill Opens LA Office, Editor Jess Weber at Helm

11 Dollar Bill, the post production and design studio with facilities in Chicago and Boulder, CO, has launched a new satellite office in Los Angeles. Led by senior editor Jess…

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Longtime Dallas Advertising Pros Launch New Agency

With more than 50 combined years of experience producing award-winning creative for the nation’s leading brands, longtime advertising Executive Creative Directors Rob Baker and Jimmy Bonner, today announced the launch…

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Directing Duo Joins charlie uniform tango

Texas-based charlieuniformtango will now be representing directing team Andy Mahr and Ashton Rodgers, charlieuniformtango principal and CEO Lola Lott informed SCREEN today. “We’re thrilled to be able to share Andy…

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Chan C. Smith Joins Tessa Films

Chan C. Smith, a Chicago native who’s taken her skill as a storyteller to such genres as publishing, media and documentary film, is set to make her mark on the…

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Peter Zachwieja Rises to Editor at Cutters

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Peter Zachwieja to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios New York Executive Producer Elizabeth Krajewski. Since…

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Cutters Studios Senior Partner/Editor Chris Claeys Retires from Editing

In the final days of 2020, the expansive, international group comprising Cutters Studios received a rare email message from the company’s Senior Partner/Editor Chris Claeys. “One thing this very odd…

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Leviathan Opens 2021 with New Hires

Let’s open 2021 with some new hire news! Creative agency Leviathan announces the addition of (pictured left to right) Account Manager Meg Miller, Art Director Mackenzie Suben, and Designer Morgan…

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Cutters Studios Principals Name Craig Duncan President

Cutters Studios CEO Tim McGuire and his colleagues worldwide are very proud to announce the immediate promotion of company Managing Director and Partner Craig Duncan to the position of President….

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