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Street Talk for July 22, 2016
The Peter Martin duo

Directors Peter Livolsi and Martin Dix, known professionally as Peter Martin, have signed with Auckland-based production company Robber’s Dog for Australasian representation. The directorial duo continues to be handled by Imperial Woodpecker in the U.S. Although still operating under the Peter Martin banner, the pair are now directing as a collective, with Livolsi and Dix both tackling solo projects in addition to their continued work together. Before their professional relationship began, Livolsi and Dix met at a party where their shared love of anything cinematic helped them get over their shared hatred of small talk. At that time, Livolsi was attending film school at the American Film Institute, whereas Dix was an already well-established agency creative director in the LA office of Deutsch. Over the coming years, Peter Martin would go on to forge a reputation for producing stylistic commercials for a diverse range of brands and clients including the BBC, McDonald’s, MTV, Dentyne, Daily Juice, Priceline and FedEx.  Their work has been recognized by The One Show, Cannes, The London International Awards (LIA),  AICE Awards, SHOOT’s New Director’s Showcase, Student Emmys and Academy Awards, The Austin Film Festival Audience Award and Best Short Film at the Tribeca Film Festival....

Los Angeles-based production company SOCIETY has solidified its film, broadcast and branded content offerings by aligning with sister animation company The Academy under one single banner. The newly unveiled SOCIETY not only houses both live-action and animation services, but a bolstered directorial roster that includes the additions of mixed-media powerhouse Brikk, motion graphics maestros Cub Studios, and the duo We Think Things. With the merge of Academy into SOCIETY, the former’s staff animation producer David “Guti” Rosado, will now serve as head of postproduction for SOCIETY, joining a roster of not only the aforementioned new hires, but directors such as J. Austin Wilson, Zia Mohajerjasbi, Sean Pecknold, David Viau, Christian Sorensen Hansen, Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Megan Griffiths and Lynn Shelton....