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JOHN LEWIS PREDICT FESTIVE GROWTH.
7 November 2023

John Lewis tap into the grow-your-own trend with a ten-second teaser for the main event—Saatchi & Saatchi's first Christmas ad for the retailer. Viewers must wait until Thursday 9 November to see if a boy's 'Grow Your Own Perfect Christmas Tree' kit does what it says on the box, or makes him wish he'd kept the receipt.


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE WITH 'MAKE THE CHANGE'.

Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull’s latest project is an interactive film about chronic kidney disease (CKD).


THE VISIONARIES ENLIST BEN WHITE.

Commercial director Ben White is now part of the roster at The Visionaries.


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.


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