Around the production circuit
Industrial production veteran Sandra Nam, who previously held senior production roles at Squarespace, Google Creative Lab, JWT and Droga5, has been named vice president of Tribeca Studios. Last year, the organization acquired M ss ng P eces, which was named 2022 Ad Age Production Company of the Year. Alongside Nam, Mss ng Peces managing partners Kate Oppenheim, Brian Latt and Ari Kuschnir have taken on expanded roles as executive vice presidents at Tribeca Enterprises. Alongside Chief Content Officer Paula Weinstein, they will contribute to the ramp-up of offers for partner brands. The trio will maintain a dual role at both companies.
Another long-time production veteran, Molly Griffin, has become an executive producer at Radical Media, the production studio behind the Oscar-winning film “Summer of Soul,” “Hamilton” on Disney+ as well as the midtown show. -time of Pepsi’s Super Bowl LVI. Griffin previously held the same position at Somesuch, serving as executive producer and production manager at Partizan and production manager at Savage.
Award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo has joined the roster of Hungry Man directors. Harjo, a Seminole Nation of Oklahoma citizen who is also of Muscogee descent, is co-creator and showrunner of the acclaimed FX series “Reservation Dogs,” a comedy that follows the adventures of four Native American teenagers living on a reservation. from Oklahoma. Harjo is currently developing another FX series, “Poster Girls,” which he co-wrote with bestselling novelist Jonathan Lee. Paramount+ also recently acquired its “Yellowbird” series, co-created with Erica Tremblay and based on the novel by Sierra Crane Murdoch. LeBron James’ SpringHill is also producing his “Rezball” series with Netflix, which he co-wrote with Sydney Freeland.
Dentsu Creative EMEA appointed former group chief executive Adam&eveDDB Fiona McArthur as Chief Growth Officer and former Global Managing Partner of Isobar Sven Hubert was named experiment president. The hires come after the launch of the new global network at the Cannes Lions in June.
Omnicom Agency XDA was rebranded as XD Agency. The rebranding comes as the agency has just won contracts with cybersecurity platform Crowdstrike and is working around a product launch for OnePlus. The agency also expanded its work with clients Lego and Warner Media and promoted two executives: Rachel Hermansader, formerly chief executive, was named chief transformation officer, and human resources director Courtney Hodges-Lanius was named chief people and culture.
Ryffa tech startup, tapped the founder and former CEO of Observatory Jae Goodman as a new board member. He will join Sophie Watts, director of the Hollywood film studio. Goodman left the agency in July but will continue as an adviser to the Observatory’s board and parent company Stagwell.
FATHER commissioned an agency Space-time to manage its global media account. The agency won the case following a three-way pitch process. Space & Time will work across D&AD’s entire product portfolio, focusing on paid media, SEO, data and analytics.
Huge moves its global headquarters to the top two office floors of Dock 72, an officers’ tower in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It will serve as Huge’s “Global Experience Center”. He signed a 12-year lease to occupy 71,000 square feet of office space occupying the entire 15 floor and part of the 14. The move will take place in the first quarter of 2023.