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Industry Update Week of Feb 19th

Accounts

Following a review, Panda Express has selected California-based Wolfgang as its new agency of record.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Geoff Edwards has joined R/GA Los Angeles as VP/executive creative director.

Resh Sidhu has returned to AKQA New York as creative director. Sidhu joins from Framestore where she was creative director of its virtual reality studio.

Directors/Production

Park Pictures has signed director Georgia Hudson for commercials, branded content and music videos in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands.

Director Yann Demange has joined the roster at Reset for U.S. representation.

Smuggler has signed director Nima Nourizadeh for worldwide commercial representation.

Gerard de Thame has joined the roster at Great Bowery Film.

Bunker has signed director Albert Kodagolian to its roster.

B-Reel Films has signed director Christopher Gruse.

Strike Anywhere has added director Aaron Beckum to its roster.

Christian Bevilacqua has joined the roster at Tool of North America.

Design/Editorial/VFX

Electric Theatre Collective has hired Tiffani Manabat as managing director for its L.A. office.

Misc.

BBH New York has hired Matthew Anderson as its chief growth officer, succeeding Mike Densmore, who left last year to join KBS.

Upcoming Events

February 15 – 25 | The Berlin Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)
March 9 – 18 | SXSW (Austin, Texas)
April 24 – 26 | D&AD Festival (London, UK)
April 18 – 29 | Tribeca Film Festival (NYC, New York)
May 9 & 11 | The One Show Ceremony (NYC, New York)
May 16 | British Arrow Awards (London, UK)
June 12 – 14 | AICP Week (NYC, New York)
June 12 | AICP Next Awards (NYC, New York)
June 14 | AICP Show (NYC, New York)
June 18 – 22 | Cannes Lions (Cannes, France)