- Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Emmy-winning VFX house Zoic Studios, with offices in Culver City, Calif., Vancouver, B.C., and a recently opened NY shop, has for its commercial division secured indie rep firm Minerva to handle the East Coast. Comprised of industry veterans Mary Knox and Shauna Seresin, Minerva represents a select roster of talent to ad agencies and direct to clients.
Van Duke has joined the executive team of PlayBox Technology as USA sales manager. He will lead the newly established PlayBox Technology U.S. office which is based in Florida. The hiring of Duke marks his return to the company for which he served as U.S. market country manager from 2006-’09. Van Duke commenced his broadcast industry career in 1978 as an engineer at WTVJ TV-6 in Miami. Five years on, he progressed into sales engineering including successful roles at Midtown Video, On-Air Systems, Video Technics and most recently Primestream.
Alberto Santana has joined Snell Advanced Media’s (SAM) Latin American team as regional sales manager, reporting to Felipe Andrade, regional director--Brazil. SAM was formed from the fusion of Quantel and Snell. Santana, a 14-year veteran of the broadcast industry, joins SAM after serving in roles at Sony, Grass Valley and most recently Ross Video. At his new roost, Santana is responsible for development of new markets and the management of the channel partners and system integrators in the region....