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ICH BIN EIN BERLINER
24 October 2022

For three days in November, the world of advertising will turn its attention to Ciclope in Berlin, where Spike Lee will be the headline act. As always, Francisco Condorelli and his team have lined up some amazing participants, and DAVID editor Jason Stone is hugely looking forward to taking part, and enjoying the other panels and interviews.

The opportunity to hear Spike Lee being interviewed is a big draw obviously, but there is plenty of other excellent content. The fantastic setting of the Kino International has a wonderful auditorium, and its foyer area is just about the best venue for conversation that you could hope to find at any of the ad industry's events around the world.

It all takes place on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, and Thursday 10th November.... and you can see the full programme, and then buy one of the few remaining tickets.

Stories

IT'S LOUISE DE NEXON FOR STARLING.

STARLING have completed the signing of French-American director Louise De Nexon for UK work.


DANIEL BÖRJESSON GOES TO BANG TV.

Daniel Börjesson has joined Bang TV for UK commercial representation.


THE FACE OF IKEA BECOMES THE FACE OF HAMILTON.

Mr and Mrs DAVID were lucky enough to see 'Hamilton' at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh last week.


A CALL TO ARMS FROM THE AICP

A pair of entertaining films by O Positive's Brian Billow draw attention to the interference suffered by directors when the unveil their work to agencies and clients.


WHERE IS USHER?

During last month's Super Bowl, the half-time show – sponsored for the first time by Apple Music – was performed by Usher.


VICTORIA SINGH-THOMPSON JOINS REVOLVER.

Victoria Singh-Thompson, the director of '14 in February' and 'Don't Forget to Go Home', has joined Revolver in Australia for commercial representation.


BE OUR HARRY GUEST, SAY NM PRODUCTIONS.

Harry Guest has joined the NM Talent roster at NM Productions.


MORE MAGIC FROM WAVE STUDIOS

After winning an Oscar earlier this month, Wave Studios have something else to celebrate... the launch of sister company Magic Edit.


LUKE SNELLIN JOINS BLINK.

Fresh off the success of 'One Day' on Netflix, director Luke Snellin has joined Blink for commercial representation.


ZAK RAZVI PRESENTS 'STANLEY'.

Have you ever thought about the stories behind memorial benches? Who the people were, what they did, and why they meant so much to others? Zak Razvi did.


SCENESTER FILMS LINK UP WITH LEMONADE REPS.

Lemonade Reps believe Scenester Films are “an incredible addition” to the live action roster curated by Corin West.


BIRTH AND LEETHAL REPPIN' PRESENT BORN READY.

Leethal Reppin' and Birth’s new baby is called Born Ready, an offshoot devoted to music videos, live shows, and artist documentaries.


BULLION BIG UP ERIN MURRAY.

Ballet dancer-turned-director and choreographer Erin Murray has joined Bullion for UK representation.


START-UP WITNESS STUDIOS PROMISES HUMAN STORIES.

As so many companies flirt with AI, one company is bucking the trend and promising human-made stories with real human heart.


NO FIXED MIX TURNS FIVE.

No Fixed Mix, the programme launched by String & Tins, turns five this year.


NM PRODUCTIONS ALLY WITH ABOVO MANAGEMENT.

NM Productions have partnered with Abovo, boutique artist management agency and creative studio who represent female and non-binary talent.


HAMLET ENLIST JOSEPH MANN.

Joseph Mann is a happy director as he joins HAMLET for representation in France, Belgium, China, and the Asia-Pacific.


COLIN SOLAL CARDO ARRIVES AT STINK.

Some directors like to take it easy when they join a new company, but not Colin Solal Cardo.


BITE COLLECTIVE WELCOME JAMES LOVICK.

BITE Collective new boy James Lovick is all about real food and real people.


NM TALENT LAND DIONNE LOFTUS.

Fashion and beauty director Dionne Loftus is now on the books at NM Productions as part of the NM Talent roster.


MAX FISHER'S MOUSE! HITS THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Max Fisher's latest short film Mouse! has hit the festival circuit and will soon be wowing audiences the world over.


CHELSEA PICTURES SNAP UP MARIE TOMANOVA.

Chelsea Pictures have signed photographer Marie Tomanova ahead of her directorial debut.


CALI BONDAD JUST WANTS TO FEEL.

Feel Films now have Cali Bondad on the books on both sides of the Atlantic.


JEAN-SEBASTIÉN DEGNI JOINS DOG EAT DOG.

DOGEATDOG have signed "a bloody lovely person" in the form of Jean-Sebastién Degni.


MOIRAI EMBRACE ALBA ROLAND MEJIA.

Director, writer, and producer Alba Roland Mejia has joined MOIRAI for global representation.


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