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Industry Update Week(s) of May 6th & 13th

Accounts

Sony has concluded a six-month review process and appointed adam&eveDDB as global lead creative agency for its Playstation brand. The account will be run out of both the London and New York offices.

Following a review, department chain Belk has appointed McGarryBowen as agency of record.

Champion Sportswear has launched a global creative review.

72andSunny New York has been awarded campaign duties for online car dealer Autotrader.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Anomaly New York has hired Tara Lawall and Donnell Johnson as group creative directors. Lawall was most recently creative director at 72andSunny New York, and Johnson was most recently creative director at Droga5.

Kim Jose and Amber Wimmer have been appointed co-heads of integrated production at Forsman & Bodenfors New York.

Swift has hired Frank Brooks as head of production.

CPB has promoted Dan Corken to head of production.

VMLY&R has named Rosie McGuire as executive creative director and creative lead for its Cincinnati office.

Liz Taylor, former chief creative officer at FCB Chicago, has joined Leo Burnett in a global creative leadership role.

Possible New York has hired Aileen Calderon as group creative director on VW.

Directors/Production

Rattling Stick has signed director Pablo Maestres for representation in the U.S.

Diego Nuñez Irigoyen has joined the roster at Knucklehead.

Biscuit Filmworks has signed director Justin Kurzel.

Director and visual artist Andrew Thomas Huang has joined the roster at Serial Pictures.

Superprime has added SNL writing and directing duo Hannah & Adriana to its roster.

Hey Wonderful has signed director Brad Lubin.

Arts & Sciences has added Australian director Fiona McGee to its roster.

Psyop has added animation studio Sun Creature to its Blacklist roster.

Hound has signed directors Marc Klasfeld and Mark Pellington.

Photographer/director Anna Wolf has joined the roster at Honor Society.

Hasraf Dulull has joined the roster at 1stAveMachine.

Saville Productions has signed Michael Bernard.

Tool of North America has signed director Na Frenette.

Director Greg Bell has joined the roster at Tomorrow.

JOJX has added director Michael McCourt to its roster.

Anonymous Content has opened a London production office and appointed Tor Fitzwilliams as its managing director and executive producer.

Design/Editorial/VFX

Whitehouse Post has promoted Sam Perkins to editor

Alkemy X has hired Rebecca Manning as Compositing Supervisor.

Arcade Edit has added Josh Hegard to its roster.

Los Angeles-based VFX studio a52 has launched a52 Color with colorists Paul Yacono and Daniel de Vue, and EP Thatcher Peterson.

Misc.

McKinney has acquired Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group which it will rebrand into its third office, McKinney L.A.

Upcoming Events

May 2 | Creative Circle Awards (London, UK)
May 8 & 10 | The One Show Ceremony (NYC, New York)
May 21 – 23 | D&AD Festival (London, UK)
June 5-6 | CONNECTIONS by LE BOOK (NYC, New York)
June 4 | AICP Next Awards (NYC, New York)
June 6 | AICP Show (NYC, New York)
June 17 – 21 | Cannes Lions (Cannes, France)
August 28 – September 7 | Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
August 30 -Sept 2 | Telluride Film Festival (Telluride, CO)