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Street Talk for April 15, 2016
David Cullipher of Mod/Op Films

Mod/Op Films, the brand-building content house founded two years ago by EPs Rossi Cannon, Steve Schofield and Anke Thommen, has brought on board creative technologist David Cullipher, and digital content producers/strategists Greg Goldner and Brie Campbell. The addition of these new partners provides a seamless 360 team for agency clients under one banner. Cullipher bridges Mod/Op Film’s broadcast-quality, live-action content with digital and technical capabilities including VR, experiential, gaming, app, and web development to help realize any creative vision with efficiency and depth. Goldner and Campbell have strong relationships in the social media influencer world. Among Mod/Op’s recent projects are Ballpark’s “World Record Grillathon” with Y&R New York, Suntrust via Strawberry Frog, Hyundai and Nutrish directed by Paul Goldman, and Subaru directed by Dana Christiaansen. Mod/Op Films’ Steven Antin recently won a Gold Addy for the Branded Entertainment musical “Why to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel” that he directed via Disney Yellow Shoes. To date, it’s received over 1.7 million views.....

Digital production company MediaMonks, with U.S. bases of operation in NY and L.A., opens its newest office in Sao Paulo. Brazilian digital technology company Cricket has become MediaMonks’ eighth international office. The partnership with Cricket follows MediaMonks’ acquisition of Stopp in LA and Stockholm in December 2015. With the move into Brazil, MediaMonks grows its in-house production team to 450 Monks worldwide. It also strengthens its capabilities in physical computing and installations, for which Cricket is internationally renowned through over 100 awards including eight Cannes Lions. Most importantly, it brings MediaMonks closer to the talent and creativity in Brazil, according to MediaMonks CEO Victor Knaap. Cricket’s Alex Fittipaldi, Rafael Fittipaldi, André Tatiyama and Daniel Magnanelli will all remain with the new MediaMonks São Paulo team as partners....