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Nomad Adds Executive Producer Tommy Murov to the Los Angeles Office

Following the launch of a world-class VFX and finishing division, global post-production studio Nomad hires Tommy Murov as Executive Producer in their Los Angeles office. Murov joins the studio with extensive industry experience spanning ad agencies and production studios including Final Cut, Radical Media, and Spot Welders.

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Kirk Baxter, Eric Zumbrunnen, Matt Murphy, and CL Weaver Launch EXILE

Executive producer CL Weaver and award-winning editors Kirk Baxter, Eric Zumbrunnen, and Matt Murphy join forces to launch Santa Monica, CA based post-production boutique EXILE. Foxcatcher editor Conor O’Neill and versatile editor Paul Kumpata round out the all-star roster.

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Music Supervisor Jonathan Hecht Launches Venn Arts

Multidisciplinary Music Supervisor Jonathan Hecht is pleased to announce the launch of Venn Arts. Brooklyn-based Venn Arts specializes in the creative practice of licensing songs and procuring artists/bands for a broad range of commercial projects. The company has deep expertise in helping content producers and marketers find the right music that adds value to their brand and depth to their creative.

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Josh Soskin art exhibit: An Unemcumbered Life

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the opening of filmmaker and photographer Josh Soskin's exhibit called Untitled Underwear Project: Portraits Of An Unemcumbered Life in Los Angeles. More specifically, Venice, at Windospace. Adgrunts might be familiar with Soskins work, having made some spots for Levi's and a spec spot for the Chevy Volt that was picked up by the client and ran in Europe.

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Creative Circle Winners Announced

This year’s Creative Circle winners have been announced with Wieden+Kennedy winning the night’s biggest award – ‘Gold of Golds’ – for the Honda ‘The Other Side’ campaign. If you're struggling to remember this brilliant piece of work - firstly, what's wrong with you - and secondly: check it out immediately. The Other Side tells a tightly knitted and visually immaculate parallel story, with the viewer switching from one plot to the other by holding the 'R' key on their keyboard.

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Univoca App. The first South Korean-North Korean Translator

When people think of North Korea the first thing that comes to mind after mass starvation and cult of personality leaders is the fact it's been isolated from the rest of the word for more than half a decade. The implications of this are wide ranging, but perhaps most interesting is that the Korean language has changed since the separation of the two countries. As a result, North Korean defectors often find themselves in their homeland but unable to speak the language.

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Powerhouse Director Jim Sonzero Joins Forces with Andrew Hall Management for West Coast Representation

Celebrity Director Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films has joined forces with Andrew Hall Management for representation on the West Coast. Sonzero has earned an international reputation in many genres; he is known for his superb visual craftsmanship, technical execution and storytelling skills.
“Jim has a fantastic eye, evident in his attention to detail, the way he frames a shot and his use of light,” Hall says. “He’s also a great problem solver. He brings a lot to the table—which is extremely valuable in today’s advertising environment—with his flexibility, creativity and technical expertise.”

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Burger King releases Whopper mens perfume (again)

Remember firemeetsdesire in 2008? No? Then perhaps you recall Piers Morgan doing his best Burt Reynolds stretching out nude on a fur selling firemeetsdesire in 2009? Okay, fine, it's all brand new to you, so here's the deal; Burger King Japan are making a 'Flame-Grilled' fragrance, for reals, including the seductive perfume ads to go with it.

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