Gavin Barclay Joins Bling Digital

Posted by on May 23, 2013

Former “Suits”/”Covert Affairs” Co-Producer to oversee expansion of on-set/near-set post-production services.

Los Angeles—SIM Digital has appointed veteran television producer Gavin Barclay as Vice President of its Bling Digital unit. Barclay, whose television credits include such shows as Suits, Covert Affairs, Nip/Tuck and Knight Rider, will oversee the expansion of Bling’s on-set and near-set post-production services, which include solutions for dailies processing, color grading, offline Avid rentals, online editorial and other operations. He will have both operational and client services responsibilities.

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The Ant Farm Names Doug Brandt CEO

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012

Los Angeles – The Ant Farm, a leading entertainment-advertising agency, today announced the appointment of Doug Brandt to Chief Executive Officer/Creative Director, effective January 1, 2013.

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Comedy Director JJ Keith Joins A Common Thread

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES—British comedy director JJ Keith has signed with Los Angeles-based A Common Thread for exclusive representation for commercials in the United States. Keith, who has an Academy Award nomination as well as a slew of advertising awards to his credit, has earned high regard in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe for an inventive style of comedy that he has applied to such brands as Guinness, Subway, Coca-Cola, Land Rover, Vodafone and The BBC.

A Common Thread became interested in signing Keith through an Olympics campaign that he directed earlier this year for Shanghai agency BBH and Coca-Cola’s Ice Dew. The spot, in which pint-sized athletes attempt (but fail miserably) to compete with normal-size athletes, was short-listed at Cannes.

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Robert Zimmerman Joins Filmworkers Nashville as Executive Producer

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

Kenny Barrickman returns as producer; facility launches new growth effort that includes the addition of a “virtual” editing room.

NASHVILLE—Filmworkers, a leading independent provider of post-production services for advertising, film, television and music videos, has appointed Robert Zimmerman as executive producer of its facility in Nashville. Zimmerman has more than 20 years of experience as a producer of commercials, music videos and corporate media. He will oversee all aspects of Filmworkers operations in Nashville and will initially focus on expanding the facility and growing is customer base.

“Rob Zimmerman enjoys wide respect among advertising agencies and production companies in Nashville and throughout the region,” said Filmworkers president Reid Brody. “Our clients will benefit greatly from his experience and insights as a producer in planningtheir projects. We are very excited to have him as a member of our team.”

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Traveling Picture Show Company Names John Noble to Head Commercial Division

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012

Production Company signs directors Mike Chaves and Andrews Jenkins.

HOLLYWOOD—November 7, 2012— The Traveling Picture Show Company has named advertising industry veteran John Noble to head its commercial production division as Executive Producer. Noble, who also becomes a partner in TPSC, brings broad experience in both agency and production company roles, including senior production posts with The Martin Agency, Element 79, Eyeball, and Optimus.

Noble arrives with a mandate to grow TPSC’s commercial division both by building its directorial roster and expanding its relationships with advertising agencies nationwide. “We thought it was very important to bring on someone with experience on both the agency side and the production company side,” said TPSC CEO Kevin Matusow. “John shares our vision for how to run a successful production company. He knows how to work with advertising agencies; he is also director friendly and will work hard to support our filmmakers.”

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Director Scott McCullough Joins STORY

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012

Director/cameraman marks his return to STORY with a 5-spot package for GMC and Digitas.

Continuing to grow its roster of commercial filmmakers, STORY has signed director/cameraman Scott McCullough for exclusive representation in the United States. It marks McCullough’s second time with STORY; he was earlier on staff from 2005 to 2008, when his credits included work for General Motors, The Home Depot and Jeep, among others. He marked his return to STORY by shooting a package of five spots for GMC and Boston agency Digitas.

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Academy Award-Nominee Don Burgess Joins The Joneses

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012

Santa Monica, Calif.—Don Burgess, the award-winning cinematographer of such classic films as Forrest Gump, Cast-Away and Spider-Man, has joined The Joneses for exclusive representation as a commercial director. Burgess’s latest project, Flight, his sixth film with director Robert Zemeckis, is being released worldwide this week.

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Associate Creative Director Sam Gierasimczuk Joins Vitamin

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012

Associate Creative Director Sam Gierasimczuk Joins Vitamin

CHICAGO—Design-driven production studio Vitamin expands its roster with the addition of Associate Creative Director Sam Gierasimczuk.  Sam, whose background includes work as a designer, animator and technical director, will work with Vitamin Creative Director Danny DelPurgatorio in overseeing the studios array of projects. Gierasimczuk will assume a hands-on role in design and production as well as supervising the work of other members of the creative team.

“Vitamin’s model has always been that collaboration, both internal and external, is the key to our success.  Sam is such a creative individual, we’re really excited to see how he can help us to push our boundaries.” says DelPurgatorio.

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Steve Purcell Joins Chainsaw as General Manager

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

Post production facility celebrates 19th Emmy win for “The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.”


Hollywood—October 23, 2012—Chainsaw (, a leading independent provider of post-production services for television, feature films and other media, today announces the appointment of Steve Purcell as General Manager. Purcell is a two-time Emmy winner with more than 25 years of experience as a director, editor and producer. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of Chainsaw’s operations which include creative editorial, editorial finishing, graphics, visual effects, color grading and related post services, as well as a large editorial rental operation.

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Treehouse Appoints Jeremy Besser as Executive Producer

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

Former executive producer at Directorz plans to develop the company into a post-production leader. 

DALLAS—Jeremy Besser, a producer with more than 28 years of experience in the Dallas advertising industry, has joined the editorial boutique Treehouse. Formerly executive producer and partner at the commercial production company Directorz, Besser will oversee operations, direct sales and serve as chief liaison between the company and its advertising agency and production company clients.

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