- Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Bicoastal content creation studio Logan has added production veteran Matt Winkel as executive producer of its Los Angeles office. Winkel brings more than 15 years of production experience to the company, including expertise in postproduction, VFX and virtual reality. Prior to joining Logan, Winkel helped lead virtual reality efforts for director Chris Milk at VRSE, including projects for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary and The New York Times’ first virtual reality effort, “Walking New York.” As executive producer for postproduction at Tool of North America, he built the post-production department to serve as a bridge between live-action and digital. Winkel earned his stripes at Digital Domain and Motion Theory before founding Black Swan. Winkel’s credits include producing large-scale initiatives for Apple, Google and Facebook, as well as creatively leading an installation for Nike.
Alkemy X has brought on board editor Craig Brasen who comes over from Go Robot! where he spent nine years working on projects for brands such as T. Rowe Price, UPS, NASCAR, AT&T, Pedigree and IBM. Also joining Alkemy X is executive producer Leah Garner Orsini who has worked in visual effects and live-action production for 10 years. Her career has included stints at MTV in New York, Sugar Film Productions and Reel FX in Dallas, and Zoic Studios in Los Angeles. After moving to New York in 2012, she started at Method working on Kill Your Darlings, which was picked up at Sundance, and then spent two years at Framestore before joining Alkemy X, which has bases of operation in NY and Philadelphia....
Longtime agency producer Sarah Holme has assumed the role of executive producer, head of sales at Santa Monica-based editorial company Butcher. Holme spent over a decade on the production side at agencies, including BBDO where she worked on Procter & Gamble and Mars, among other brands, JWT, Cossette, Calvin Klein and most recently a yearlong position as sr. producer for the likes of American Honda Motor Company, Qualcomm and Patron at Publicis-owned digital agency Razorfish....