- Friday, Sep. 15, 2017
Madison + Vine, a bi-coastal content studio, announced that it has signed with several new sales representatives including Mischief, Collective Management and Apostle. The company also announced the launch of its new management division with the signing of four new directors for commercial and TV/film work: Jack Driscoll, Jesse Harris, Jack Naylor and Joylon Watkins.
“This signals exciting growth for Madison + Vine,” said Madison + Vine CEO and founder James Shani. “Driscoll, Harris, Naylor, and Watkins will be powerful additions to our talent roster, and we look forward to our new partnership with these brilliant reps leading into our second year in business.”
Becky Jungmann and Allie O’Brien with Mischief represent Madison + Vine on the West Coast, while Marni Halliburton and Sean Sullivan with Collective Management serve the Midwest and Carl Forsberg and Justin Lasoff with Apostle will focus on the East Coast. The representatives will introduce Madison + Vine directors to larger set of opportunities that agency partners can provide.
The signing of the new representatives also coincides with the studio inking four new directors to its already impressive roster of talent.
Jack Driscoll is an award-winning, UK-based filmmaker who made his debut with televised documentaries and gained recognition for his unique ability to fuse highly visual creative language with original and touching storytelling. He has worked on commercials for brands like Adidas, Red Bull, Google and New Balance.
- Jack Naylor is an Australian filmmaker who is best known for his ability to draw authentic and often heartfelt performances from both actors and non-actors. He has experience with long-form narrative work as well as short-form commercials and has worked with brands like Blackhawk, Dove, NRMA and B&D.
- Jesse Harris’ career began at age 17, when he directed a feature that was picked up for US theatrical distribution and by HBO in Europe. Variety named Harris one of 25 talents who transformed youth entertainment. Recently, he was named a “Global Shaper,” an initiative of the World Economic Forum, built around young entrepreneurs and do-gooders. Harris has worked with clients such as Volvo, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Disney, Virgin America, and more, and his commercial work has been seen on TV around the world.
- Joylon Watkins grew up with an innate interest in cars and fused his love of film with automobiles by going behind the camera to direct commercials. Watkins used his talent for capturing movement and form on camera to pioneer many complex and original filming techniques in the automotive category. Equally as comfortable with storytelling and directing actors, his diversity as a director has taken him on to work for a multitude of clients including BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Holden and Jeep.
About Madison + Vine
Madison + Vine (www.madisonvine.com) is an innovative content studio crafting and executing thoughtful brand stories through a reinvented production model—one that embraces the convergence of branded content and entertainment. Madison + Vine’s unique, filmmaker-forward approach allows for the creation of impactful narratives without sacrificing efficiency. Madison + Vine champions the philosophy that brands, ad agencies, and publishers need a “partner studio” focused on content production. The company is proud to be the home for the most talented emerging filmmakers from around the world, and the roster of directors continues to grow.