THREE CHICAGO CAMERA PROS will be among the hundreds of distinguished media and entertainment notables throughout the world who will gather for the 27th annual Camerimage Film Festival, Nov. 14-21 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
While camera equipment experts Tom Fletcher, an associate ASC member, and Zoe Borys have attended Camerimage for many past years, still/motion photographer Sandro Miller will be participating for the first time as a special guest.
Camerimage is honoring him by an exhibition of his artistic projects, portraits of actor John Malkovich and the screening of three short films Sandro directed starring Malkovich. He will be present at the exhibit opening Nov. 14 and will meet participants during a special seminar during the festival.
Sandro returns to Chicago Nov. 18 while his exhibit will continue to be enjoyed through Jan. 15. He is represented for commercial and projects by Roy Skillicorn’s Seed Media.
CHANGING TIMES. Dan Fietsam, FCB Chicago’s VP/ECD since July of 2014, has left the agency without reasons given for his departure or his future plans. Previously, he’d been with Energy BBDO for nearly six years, when he led creative on Wrigley, Anheuser-Busch, SC Johnson, Quaker, Frito-Lay and others, and was credited with the agency’s growth.
Two changes at Lapiz. Brazil native Fabio Seidl, who joined Lapiz as an ECD in late 2013, has left the agency to become new group creative director at New York’s 360i, Adweek’s 2013 Digital Agency of the Year. He starts his new job next Monday.
A Leo Burnett company veteran of nearly 30 years, Laurence Klinger, SVP and CCO has retired. HispanicAd.com in 2011 and the El Ojo Awards, 2013 named him Creative Director of the Year.
At MARC USA, award-winning Matt Sullivan was promoted from senior creative director to SVP/SCD. He currently leads MARC USA’s work as digital AOR for True Value Hardware and AOR for Navistar’s International Truck brand. He began his career in 1997 at the precursor agency to MARC USA.
RETHINK STUDIOS, designer Brian Bullock and EP Jessica Simmon’s CGI and visual effects company, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month – having come a long way from its beginnings in the Bullocks’ living room to its present level of high tech content.
“This year’s business has been an especially good; revenues are up, due to several strategic partnerships in the health and wellness area,” says Bullock, such as Remedy, a branding consultancy and creative agencies Scout Marketing and Discovery.
In other areas, Rethink continues its relationships with Toyota/Burrell, Nike/ and Primaloft/Commonground, among many other agencies. Its product demo division has a creative partnership withstrategic product development firm, Control Alt Design. And CG tabletop is a growing niche.
Located at 925 W. Washington, Rethink Studios has a full-time staff of four and many permalancers. It is repped by: Chicago-based Dwayne Petch, Petch & Co.
‘TIS THE SEASON to give back and ReelChicago is posting a series of stories from now through Dec. 31 on what companies do to generously reach out and help others. Send a note about your company’s activities to Andrea Wassel, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone her at 630/247-8626.