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AKA NYC Lends Expertise to Advertising Week’s Advertising Futures Competition

Entertainment marketing agency is mentoring high school students taking part in the annual competition.

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Brand New School Revamps Ford Campaign

Integrated creative company Brand New School recently completed a national campaign for Ford via Team Detroit to help launch its annual Built Ford Tough Sales Event. Directed by Jonathan Notaro, the series of four commercials is a new take on the auto manufacturer’s popular spots for their best selling line of trucks.

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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD

Film and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.

Gibbs is best known for his collaborations on Spike Jonze films including “Her” and “Where the Wild Things Are,” as well as numerous award-winning projects for commercial directors Lance Acord, Mark Romanek, Tarsem and Ulf Johansson. The Girl Overboard team kicked off the summer by collaborating with Park Pictures on their recent campaign for Apple.

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Howling Music Launches Office in London with Grammy-Winning Producer David Hentschel

NASHVILLE—Howling Music, a Nashville-based provider of original music for advertising, has opened an office in London in collaboration with Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and composer David Hentschel, known for his work with such artists as Elton John, Genesis and The Yellowjackets.

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Director Nick Losq Joins Bully Pictures

Director Nick Losq, whose work combines humor and natural performances with cutting-edge visual effects, has joined Bully Pictures for advertising projects.

Losq has already completed several assignments through Bully. They include a multi-spot package for Radio Shack and GSD&M, Austin, related to this year’s World Cup competition, and a campaign for Tribe Hummus through New York agency DeVito Verdi.

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AKA NYC Brings “ONCE” to the Web via Campaign at Vulture.com

In a Broadway first, agency creates video hub for magazine’s entertainment media site.

NEW YORK—The Tony-winning Broadway musical ONCE this week launches a first-of-its-kind native advertising campaign in tandem with New York Magazine and Vulture.com in which music videos and other exclusive content related to the show are featured on a dedicated hub on the magazine’s entertainment website.

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The Barkers Join STORY

Husband-and-wife directing team specializing in exuberant lifestyle work, gains national representation for commercials and branded content.

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DNA Signs Award-Winning Filmmaker Sanaa Hamri

DNA is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed filmmaker Sanaa Hamri to their award-winning directorial roster.

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Director Eva Michon Joins Accomplice Media

LOS ANGELES—Accomplice Media has signed multi-talented filmmaker Eva Michon for exclusive representation in commercials. A skillful visual storyteller with a whimsical sense of humor, Michon has earned considerable praise for her work in music videos and fashion films, the latter including work for such designers as Calla, Pink Tartan, Ten Over Six and Rita Liefhebber. Her first feature-length film, Death From Above 1979: A Fly in Amber¸ about the Canadian dance-punk duo, is currently in post production.

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Killer Tracks Adds Emerging Bands to Its “Artist Series”

Killer Tracks, the industry’s leading supplier of pre-cleared production music, is expanding and broadening the scope of its groundbreaking Artist Series with a focus on emerging talent. The company is releasing a number of new tracks from breakout artists, including work from Portland alt rockers Rare Monk and the L.A.-based quartet Misun.

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