Industry Update Week(s) of August 26th & Sept 2nd


Humana has appointed MullenLowe as its new creative agency of record, replacing incumbent BBDO. MullenLowe’s Boston and New York offices will service the account.

Following a review, North Carolina-based restaurant chain Bojangles has selected EP+Co as its creative agency of record.

Agency Creative/ Producers

Ricardo Casal and Juan Javier Peña Plaza have joined Gut, the independent agency founded by Anselmo Ramos and Gaston Bigio, as partners and executive creative directors. Casal and Plaza join from David Miami.

Virtue has hired Simon Mogren as executive creative director, U.S.

Grant Smith has joined Minneapolis-based Yamamoto as its chief creative officer.


Director Matt Dilmore has joined Gifted Youth for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S.

Chelsea has signed filmmakers Anna & Ewan.

Director/photographer Vellas has joined the roster at Prettybird for representation in the U.S. and U.K.

Society has signed director Jimmy Marble.

Director Sam Kaplan has joined Tool of North America for worldwide representation.

Backyard Productions has added director Jeff Aron Lable to its roster.

Supply&Demand has signed director Phil Joanou.

RESET Content has signed Hanna Maria Heidrich for representation in the U.S.

Chromista has added director Morgan Cooper to its roster.

Director Jan Wentz has joined the roster at Skunk for representation in the U.S.

Epoch Films has added director Hannah Pearl Utt to its roster.

RSA Films has added Peter Atencio to its roster.

One Twenty Nine Films has added documentary filmmakers the Hennegan Brothers to its roster.

Filmmaker/creative director Quinn Wilson has joined the roster at Good Company.


Jenny Lumpkin has joined The Mill Chicago as executive producer.


Carmen Rodriguez has joined Gut as a partner and its first chief client officer. Rodriguez joins from David, where she was head of account management.

Upcoming Events

August 28 – September 7 | Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
Sept 5 – 15 | Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Sept 18 – 21 | Kinsale Shark Awards (Kinsale, Ireland)
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)