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Industry Update Week(s) of July 29th & Aug 5th

Accounts

Following a review, FanDuel has chosen BBH NY as its new agency partner ahead of the 2019 NFL season.

Following a review, fast-food chain Sonic has selected Mother L.A. as its new agency of record, replacing the incumbent Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on the account. Sonic spent around $185 million on measured marketing last year.

Online used car buying platform Carsation has appointed Gate as its agency partner.

The Habit burger chain has selected Innocean as its first agency of record.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Leila Gage has been promoted to head of broadcast production at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Former head of broadcast production Tod Puckett will fill GS&P’s newly created role of director of film and music curation.

Argonaut has hired Jon Drawbaugh as head of production.

Hudson Rouge has hired Mary Ellen Verrusio as head of integrated production.

Josh Gross and Pedro Pérez have been promoted to co-chief creative officers at Energy BBDO. They succeed Andrés Ordóñez who left to become chief creative officer of FCB Chicago.

Jordan Doucette has been promoted to chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Chicago.

Directors/Production

Park Pictures has signed German director Bernd Faass for representation in the U.K. and the U.S.

Knucklehead has promoted Lauren Small to the role of executive producer of the U.S. office.

Director Lloyd Lee Choi has joined the roster at Division 7.

Choreographer Jon Boogz has joined the roster at Serial Pictures.

Directors Ben Chappell and Roberto Serrini have joined the roster at Superlounge.

Director Philippe André has signed with Reverie Content for U.S. representation.

Partizan has signed director/ photographer Matt Baron.

Valiant Pictures has added Lincoln Caplice to its roster for his first U.S. commercial representation.

M ss ng p eces has signed director Ehsan Bhatti.

Christian Lamb has joined the rosters at RSA and Black Dog Films for commercials and music videos, respectively, in the U.S.

Picrow has signed director Sara Shelton.

Pulse Films has added director Bruce St. Clair to its roster in North America.

Great Guns has signed Italian director Federico Mazzarisi.

Misc.

After nearly a decade in business, independent New York agency Barton F. Graf will close its doors at the end of this year.

Upcoming Events

August 28 – September 7 | Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
August 30 -Sept 2 | Telluride Film Festival (Telluride, CO)
Sept 18 – 21 | Kinsale Shark Awards (Kinsale, Ireland)
Sept 5 – 15 | Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Sept 25 | CLIO Awards (NYC, New York)
Sept 27 – Oct 13 | New York Film Festival (NYC, New York)
November 7 – 8 | Ciclope Festival (Berlin, DE)
November 14 | Shots Awards (London, UK)