Los Angeles-based production company Slim Pictures is pleased to announce the hire of Pegi Murray as their new Director of Business Development.
Pegi Murray has performed in various roles on the way to her current position, starting off in her native Toronto on the ad agency side. A move to Los Angeles was made at the behest of director Jim Sonzero, which led Murray to become a producer at a commercial music production house. Since moving stateside, Murray has worked at Believe Media, Chelsea Pictures, and across the fields of sales, marketing and branding as a West Coast rep for MassiveMusic. Most recently, Murray was an agent at Artistry (formerly Sheldon Prosnit), where she represented cinematographers and production designers for commercials and music videos. The firsthand experience she has amassed over the course of her career has instilled an enthusiasm in Murray for facilitating and elevating the stories being created across the commercial landscape today.
“I have been lucky to have associated with some highly innovative and creative companies in my career and I expect to have an equally rewarding experience at Slim,” says Murray. “I fully appreciate that Slim is a smaller company — growth can be defined by ideas, not only by the size of a roster — and I’m excited to share my experience with the rest of the progressive-minded team here.”
Pegi Murray joins at a particularly exciting time for the company. Slim’s directors continue to push creative boundaries with recently released projects like Claressa, the documentary short film about the first female boxer to win consecutive gold medals at the Olympics in London and Rio, directed by Zach Canepari of ZCDC, and Thomas Garber's inspiring Lincoln MKZ spot “Boxer.” Director Karen Cunningham has enjoyed a banner year with her Barbie “Imagine The Possibilities” campaign out of BBDO SF, which took home a Silver Lion at Cannes and a Bronze Clio. Previously, the Barbie campaign won YouTube Ad of the Year, a Peoples Choice Award, a Silver ADC Award and was included in this year’s AICP Show. In addition, Rebecca Reber and Brooke Covington of Reber Covington recently signed on to represent Slim on the West Coast.