Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Street Talk for November 4, 2016
Valerie Hope, director of integrated production and creative services at Walrus.

Director Laszlo Kadar, known for his car commercials, is now available through Los Angeles-based production company Instant Karma. His work for Audi, VW, Jeep, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Porsche and Lexus has been honored at the Cannes Lions, Clio, New York Festivals, London International Awards and ADC competitions. Kadar began his career in features as a DP before settling into the director’s chair....

Nice Shoes has launched a full service studio in Toronto opening with the talents of creative directors Gary Thomas and Matt Greenwood, design director Stefan Woronko, senior colorist Roslyn Di Sisto, and executive producer Kristen Van Fleet. The new studio will offer directors and clients in the U.S. planning shoots in Canada a convenient and competitive production partner. Nice Shoes Toronto will be integrated with the studio’s Remote Color Grading network, creating opportunities for Di Sisto to work with clients throughout North America, and for clients in Toronto to connect with the company’s full roster of colorists located in New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Di Sisto will be working in the same high end color grading environment as all the company’s colorists, equipped with Film Light’s Baselight and with monitors calibrated by Nice Shoes’ expert team of engineers.... 

Walrus has promoted two senior members of the NY agency’s leadership team to newly expanded roles. Valerie Hope, who was previously head of integrated production, is now director of integrated production and creative services; and Paula Beer Levine has been elevated from head of account management to managing director. Prior to joining Walrus in 2012, Hope was the founder of Backbone Productions, an integrated production company that worked with clients including Nike, ESPN, Reebok, Volkswagen, Avon, L’Oreal, Sharp, New York Life, Coca-Cola, Umbro, among others. Previously she was a partner and the director of production and creative services at Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Levine joined Walrus in 2008 after several years working as a marketing consultant. Prior to that, she was a partner and the director of account management at Mad Dogs & Englishmen....

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