Laundry Expands US Reach With Side Hustle For East Coast Representation

by / January 15, 2020 /

Design, animation and production studio Laundry has signed independent rep firm Side Hustle for East Coast commercial representation.

Laundry will work closely with Andrew Michaeloff, Partner at Side Hustle, which specializes in marketing and strategy for design-driven studios and niche live-action production offerings. Side Hustle launched in November 2018 as part of the bi-coastal Hustle network, founded by Anya Zander and Jake Neske.

Launched in 2005 by Partners/Executive C[Read More]

Director Shane Valdez & EP Norm Reiss Partner/Launch Realm Films

by / January 15, 2020 /

Director Shane Valdez with long-time Producer Norm Reiss have launched a new commercial production company Realm Films. In collaboration with visual effects and postproduction partner Jake Maymudes at Rebellion VFX. The trio has also unveiled their “Studio 8558”: a new store-front, production, postproduction & gallery space on Washington Blvd. in the heart of Culver City’s historic Arts District.

“Norm and I want to do something diff[Read More]

Wondros Welcomes Multi-Disciplinary Commercial & Film Director Stephan Malik to Its Directorial Roster

by / January 8, 2020 /

Led by Danielle Peretz, Wondros’ new Executive Producer of the commercial/branded content division, the company has welcomed the multi-disciplinary commercial and film Director Stephan Malik.

For Peretz, who is currently working on expanding Wondros’ Directorial roster for the New Year, Stephan is a true artist, a craftsman who prides himself on perfection and the quality of his work, which is both soulful and visionary. “Stephan is a real ex[Read More]

The Egotist Interviews Award-winning Directing Team The Coles about Sibling Repartee, Filmmaking Lineage & the Human Emotion Driving their Aesthetic

by / January 8, 2020 /

The Egotist talked with Hey Wonderful’s The Coles about their brother and sister dynamic - on and off set – their goals for 2020 and the creative choices driving their style and success thus far.  Over the past three years at Hey Wonderful, The Coles - Millennial siblings Sophie and Walker - have emerged as versatile filmmakers.  Their commercial work – including spots for Bank of America, Evian, Johns[Read More]

A Menu for Surviving Politics at Thanksgiving

by / November 26, 2019 /

It seems like every year there’s more to get a stomach ache about at The Thanksgiving Table -- 59% of Americans feel that talking about politics with people they disagree with is stressful and frustrating. 51% feel anxiety over the upcoming election year. And 45% feel as if the rhetoric and discourse will negatively affect their well-being.

So what to say at the landmine-filled Thanksgiving table? How not to upset your GenX cousin AND your Great Aunt Cathy?

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by / November 18, 2019 /

Bicoastal Station Film has signed acclaimed commercial and music video director Declan Whitebloom for commercials in the U.S. His spots for brands such as Pinterest, Target, Fiat and Lipton, and promos for artists including Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Rita Ora depict his ability to inject energy and excitement into scenes with details like subtle hints of color, unexpected casting and a filmmaking style that sweeps you up and takes you along for the [Read More]

3% Conference – The Good, The Bad and the Inspiring

by / November 15, 2019 /

We were lucky enough to get a seat at this year's sold out 3% Conference at Chicago's Navy Pier - or as founder Kat Gordon called it, "year eight of a social movement." It was an event that featured a speakers list of highly accomplished women - and men - across all demographics and racial groups as well as a significant representation of LGBTQ speakers. In fact, we believe 3% is probably the most diverse and inclusive event in our industry. The speakers and participants were in stark contras[Read More]

Telly Awards Kicks Off Call for Entries w/ New Categories

by / October 28, 2019 /

The Telly Awards is opening its annual call for entries with added categories in Immersive & Mixed Reality, Social Impact, along with Diversity & Inclusion; all of which represent the rapidly shifting trends in video content from this past year.

This 41st edition of the Tellys is also rolling out an all-new theme dubbed “Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories”, focusing on their commitment to celebrating video content in countless [Read More]