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Street Talk for February 5, 2016
Chris Murph

Director Anthony Garth has joined Seed Media Arts, the Roy Skillicorn-founded company headquartered in Chicago with offices in L.A., for national representation except for Detroit. Avalon Films continues to handle Garth in the Detroit market. The director’s credits span such clients as Chevy, Ford, Lincoln, Dassault, GM, Jeep and Frontier. Garth’s Chrysler “Born of Choir” spot and Michigan Tourism’s “Pure Michigan” have won multiple awards for agencies McCann Erickson and Doner, respectively. He began his career turning out music videos for the likes of The White Stripes and Jim Jones, and later moving up the charts to Eminem and Kid Rock.....Ben Conrad has launched L.A.-based live action production company GenPop.  As co-founder of Logan, creative director/director Conrad worked with brands including Apple, Nike, BMW and Ford. He is widely known for directing the viral Gymkhana series with rally driver Ken Block, which has racked up 200 million-plus views. Gymkhana also grabbed two Gold Pencils from The One Show, among many other awards. Gymkhana 5, set on the streets of San Francisco, is the most popular installment, reaching over 80 million views on its own. GenPop has assembled a roster of creative technologists and directors spanning live action, animation, projection mapping, experiential and virtual reality. The talent lineup includes Conrad, Andrew Bruntel, Fellow, Riley Blakeway, Collider Studio, Josh Forbes, Master of Shapes, Andrew Gura, Renascent, Steven Ilous, Geoffrey Lillemon, Pieter Henket and tabletop/lifestyle director Tiger in a Jar. Execs include EP Pierre Nobile, Nick Moceri who heads GenPop’s feature and TV ventures, and managing director Alex Anderson....Editor Chris Murphy has joined Whitehouse Post’s L.A. office. He spent the past nearly decade at Canadian shop Relish which continues to handle him for Toronto-based work. He has cut for clients including Google, Bose and Habitat for Humanity.....