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Street Talk for September 23, 2016
Norman Pearlstine

Norman Pearlstine, vice-chairman of Time Inc., has been  named president of the 2016 Epica Awards jury. Pearlstine has held posts including managing editor and then executive editor of The Wall Street Journal, editor-in-chief of Time Inc,, chief content officer of Bloomberg L.P. and chief content officer of Time Inc. Founded in 1987, Epica is billed as the only global creative award judged by an independent jury of journalists working for marketing and communications titles. The Epica Awards are slated for November in Amsterdam.

Ben Friedberg has joined Sherwin Shilati at YayBig Productions as a partner focusing on sales and business development. Friedberg will help support the growth of YayBig’s core commercial production business as well as assist with expanding the company’s film and television development initiatives. Prior to joining YayBig, Ben ran inkcrayon pictures, which currently holds an overall production deal at Radar Pictures. Headquartered in Los Angeles, YayBig works with advertising agencies such as Oglivy, DigitasLBi and EnergyBBDO to collaborate on work for a wide range brands including American Express, SMS Audio, EA, Kaiser Permanente, Rabbit, and Flow Water. YayBig’s directorial roster spans across multicultural, narrative, music video, and documentary content....