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Street Talk for August 25, 2017
Not To Scale founder Dan O’Rourke (l) and LA executive creative director Richard Hickey

Film and animation production company Not To Scale has brought executive creative director Richard Hickey on board to head its recently launched office in Hollywood, Calif.  Not To Scale now has a total of four shops--the other three being its London headquarters, with studios in New York and Amsterdam. Hickey has experience in developing features both as an individual director and at studios such as Disney, Paramount and Sony. He additionally sports a background as a director and creative director of live action and animated commercials. As previously reported, Not To Scale's L.A. studio has added for exclusive commercial representation in all territories the Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs, the ex-Pixar/Disney animator and director of the shorts Paperman and June. He won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar in 2013 for Paperman.....

The Collective @ LAIR has signed narrative filmmaker/writer Laurence Thrush for exclusive representation in branded films, digital and network content. The company also handles Thrush non-exclusively for commercials nationwide. Thrush, who’s a Clio Best Young Director and A Young Gun Award recipient, has turned out spots for clients including MasterCard, Honda, Toyota, HP, Southwest, Amstel Light, Adobe and McDonald’s. His directorial credits also encompass a pair of feature films, Left Handed which was Best Feature at the Milan Film Festival, and A Different Light which made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.....

Production company Seven Sunday Films in Jakarta, Indonesia, has launched a new content division, The Eight Sunday. Headed by Indonesian producer Yugi Darmawan. The Eight Sunday will primarily concentrate on digital video content, and will also undertake some smaller budget TV commercials, particularly when working directly with brands. Just prior to opening The Eight Sunday, Seven Sunday Films produced a regional job for Uber directed by Mark Toia and shot in Indonesia. Seven Sunday Films EP Rodney Vincent said the digital job is a good example of the type of projects The Eight Sunday will take on....

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