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STACIA AKABA REJOINS BIG BUOY AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.
23 May 2019

Big Buoy are pleased to announce the return of Stacia Akaba as their new Executive Producer.

After productive spells at the likes of Envy, Rushes, and Filament Post, Akaba has renewed praise for her old stomping ground: "Big Buoy is a special place. It delivers exactly what it says it will and then some."

Akaba goes on to say that she can't wait to get stuck in with "a talented bunch of creatives who make everybody feel special and important in the process", adding that such camaraderie is both "refreshing and extremely rare."

For Managing Director Colin Sumsion, Akaba's return is a no-brainer: "Stacia lights up a room and brings her own vibrant creative style with her. She is loved by everyone she meets and will add so much value to our already incredible Exec team."

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GREATCOAT FILMS SIGN DYLAN HOLMES WILLIAMS.

Greatcoat Films have made BIFA-nominated Dylan Holmes Williams the newest addition to their close-knit roster of directors.


RUBBERBAND PING TO SMUGGLER.

Award-winning director duo Rubberband have signed with Smuggler for worldwide representation.


GUY MANWARING ARRIVES AT MERMAN.

Merman are pleased to have landed director Guy Manwaring for both UK and US representation.


AMSTERDAM AND RSA CALLING FOR JORIS DEBEIJ.

US-based Dutch filmmaker Joris Debeij is back on home soil courtesy of RSA Films Amsterdam.


UNIT9 WELCOME FRANCESCO CALABRESE.

UNIT9 say they are "thrilled" to welcome director Francesco Calabrese to their roster for UK representation.


NICE SHIRT FILMS SUIT HARVEY EATON.

Editor-turned-director Harvey Eaton has joined Nice Shirt Films for commercial representation.


FLOYD RUSS ARRIVES AT KNUCKLEHEAD.

American-born director Floyd Russ says he is "pumped" to join Knucklehead for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


CAVIAR SIGN SERGI CASTELLÀ.

Caviar say they have recruited a "bold and ambitious creative voice" in the shape of Barcelona-born director Sergi Castellà.


IT'S JUST SO FOR ALI ALVAREZ.

Just So have appointed their first Head of Creative in the form of industry veteran Ali Alvarez.


ALLIE AVITAL JOINS SMUGGLER.

Smuggler are pleased to announce the arrival of director Allie Avital to their worldwide roster.


STRAIGHT 8 @ FOCUS... AND YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE PART FOR FREE!

straight 8 will be premiering their next Companies Shootout entries at The Location Guide's Focus London event on Tuesday, 3 December. There's still time to be part of this amazing competition, and DAVID REVIEWS is enabling one lucky company to dodge the £500 entry fee!


DAVE LUDLAM BRINGS COLOUR TO JAMVFX.

Seasoned colourist Dave Ludlam has joined JAMVFX to spearhead their new grading division.


BELIEVE MEDIA HAVE FAITH IN JACK WEATHERLEY.

Believe Media have bolstered their already impressive commercial roster by signing director Jack Weatherley.


VISION WELCOME RYAN EDDLESTON.

In-demand cinematographer Ryan Eddleston is the latest to join Vision's bespoke roster.


ALL THE STRAIGHT 8 COMPANY SHOOTOUT WINNERS... RANKED.

All the straight 8 Company Shootout winners... ranked.


OB MANAGEMENT SNAP UP SHAUN JAMES GRANT.

Shaun James Grant has joined OB Management's diverse roster of directors for representation.


BEC CUNNINGHAM JOINS FINGER MUSIC.

Experienced sales rep Bec Cunningham has joined the team at Finger Music.


JAVIER SANTAELLA'S ON THE UP AT GRAMERCY PARK STUDIOS.

Gramercy Park Studios are understandably chuffed after appointing Javier Santaella as Head of Motion Graphics.


NICE BISCUITS EXPLORE THE CUTTING-EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY.

Nice Biscuits founder Russell Shaw loves a challenge, especially a technological one... we find out how he's made it his company's USP.


A NEW START FOR NEW LAND.

Scandinavian production company New Land are UK-bound as they announce the launch of their new London office.


LIA BRING THEMSELVES INTO DISREPUTE.

The LIA's decision to spring Ted Royer upon an unsuspecting audience of young creatives was a toxic misjudgment.


JASON EVANS JOINS PUNDERSONS GARDENS.

Pundersons Gardens are pleased to announce the signing of director Jason Evans to their roster for UK representation.


MINDSEYE SCORE UNCLE FRIENDLY

MindsEye have signed Australian director Uncle Friendly to their roster for UK representation.


A ROGUE'S SALARY FOR KATE TAYLOR.

Kate Taylor has been handed the reins at Rogue Films where she will combine the roles of Managing Director and Executive Producer.


SPENCER DODD IS A MERMAN.

Transatlantic production company Merman say they are "incredibly proud" to welcome Spencer Dodd to their London office.


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