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Utopic Signs Motion Graphics Designer Kevin O’Rourke

Utopic president, Jan Maitland, announced today that award-winning motion graphics artist Kevin O’Rourke has joined the hybrid digital media company’s roster of talent.


The Home Office UK is in trouble on twitter for #Racistvan rolling advert

The Home Office UK - the people dealing with matters relating to immigration, permission to stay, work permits, citizenship, and asylum - have this ad-van rolling about with the headline question: In the UK illegally? coupled with the image of handcuffs. "You can text HOME to 78070 for free advice and help with travel documents if you decide to go home voluntarily", says the advert, rather than meet those handcuffs up close.

Now, people on twitter have dubbed this rolling ad the #racistvan and encourage folks to tweet with that hashtag when they spot it. As the hashtag is gathering traction we suggest the driver of the van take cover before it burns.


Nomad Recruits Talent Incubator Denise Sante

Nomad is committing to long-term talent cultivation and growth with the addition of Denise Sante as Executive Producer. Touted for her people skills and keen instinct for connecting agencies with the right talent, Sante will focus on nurturing Nomad’s team of editors and post-production specialists, getting the most out of their broad skillsets.

Scott McGehee and David Siegel

Directing Duo Siegel & McGehee Joins Bully Pictures

Directors of “What Maisie Knew” and “The Deep End” enter the advertising market for the first time.


Sonzero Films Joins Forces with Bang Bang Films to Form New Joint Venture in India

LOS ANGELES—International Director Jim Sonzero and Bang Bang Films, India’s International production company, have joined forces to create a unique joint venture- SONZERO FILMS INDIA/BANG BANG.


Rolling Stone isn't sitting well with Rock Royalty either.

Seems like it was only three days ago we talked about the editors of Rolling Stone's very dumb idea to drum up publicity by putting the Boston Bomber terrorist on its cover, and then played the "we're serious journalists" card when people got upset. But no matter how they tried to spin it, it a lot of people were unhappy about it. Some retail outlets removed the offending cover, because a lot of people were offended by it.

This caused some bone-headed twitter snarks to cary CENSORSHIP at the top of their lungs. News flash-- Rolling Stone's website is still up. Rolling Stone is still wildly available. Therefore, it hasn't been censored.


Naked Juice settles lawsuit because it isn't all that naked

Pepsi owned Naked Juice will pay $9 million to settle a class action law-suit
"alleging that it falsely advertised some of its juice and smoothie products as "all natural" and non-genetically modified," according to Law360 and LA Weekly.


Honey-Boo Boo launched with watch&smell cards

The TLC 'world premiere event' last Wednesday, July 17, " Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was launched with scratch&sniff cards. Watch and sniff! So when the redneck olympics of sliding around the kitchen linoleum drenched in butter happened, you could scratch your card and smell butter. When mama June sniffed a babies head, you could smell the scent of baby. "Scent of a baby" should be a chick-flick.