Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
STREET TALK

The directing team of Josh Gordon and Will Speck—a.k.a. Speck.Gordon—has joined Omaha Pictures, Santa Monica. The duo had previously been with bicoastal RSA USA….Director Ago Panini has come aboard bicoastal Moxie Pictures for exclusive U.S. representation. He continues to be handled in Italy by Film Master, Rome and Milan….Director Clay Staub is joining bicoastal commercial production house Cylo tvc. He was formerly repped by now defunct The End….Director Nicolai Fuglsig has signed with bicoastal First Look Artists for spot representation in the U.S. Based in Copenhagen, Fuglsig has gained recent recognition on the strength of a short film he helmed for Levi's that has been playing in Europe….Chris Nelson, who's worked as a producer the past four years primarily for Ritts/Hayden, has launched a directing career, signing for spot and music video representation with the Los Angeles-based production house….Designer/ director Derich Wittliff, formerly of now-defunct Pittard Sullivan, has joined motion design and commercial production company m.o.d., Los Angeles….New York animation/design studio Pitch has added director/designer Lucy Blackwell to its roster….William Daniels won't seek re-election as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He is endorsing Valerie Harper to succeed him. Other candidates include Melissa Gilbert, Eugene Boggs and Angel Tompkins. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to SAG membership in October, with results announced in early November….Kirk Souder, a co-founder/creative partner at Ground Zero, Marina del Rey, Calif., has left the agency to spend more time with his family….Editor Sophie Scoufaras has joined Greene & Grand, New York….Composer/sound designer Sophia Morizet has signed a deal for exclusive spot representation with Spank! Music & Sound Design, Santa Monica and Chicago…. The industry is mourning the passing of music composer/producer Tara Gregory, who was on staff at WAX Music & Sound Design, New York….

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