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DAVID PLAYS.
11 June 2018

Those who know their Fornites from their PUBG*s will know that E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is well underway.

As gamers pore over the annual trade event's announcements, no-shows, and slick press conferences, here's a quick round-up of some of the video game tidbits circulating throughout our industry.

*That's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, in case you didn't know.


1. Aardman's '11-11: Memories Retold'



Aardman have partnered with Bandai-Namco to create '11-11: Memories Retold' - a story-driven game with a painterly take on World War One. Swapping claymation for watercolour, it's a notable shift in tone for the Bristol studio. The title joins the likes of 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War' and 'Battlefield 1' in attempting to enlighten modern gamers about the century-old conflict.




2. Xbox x FIFA



One can imagine Microsoft and McCann London were pleased at Real Madrid's recent Champions League triumph - Los Blancos have featured heavily in the brand's Xbox marketing, particularly when FIFA's involved. Tasked with emphasising the console's football credentials, the agency have produced everything from live-action tutorials to match reports written in joypad button combinations.



3. Mario Tennis Aces



Fresh from winning his eleventh French Open title on Sunday, Rafael Nadal now faces Italian opposition in the shape of… er, Mario. Nintendo's iconic tradesman has a sideline in OTT tennis games, and this two-minute ‘Mario Tennis Aces' trail pits these two against one another - complete with reality-defying power-ups and contentious line calls.



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JOHN TURNER ARRIVES AT DARK ENERGY.

Seasoned commercials director and lapsed cricketer John Turner is the latest to join Matt Brown's contingent at Dark Energy.


HORNET SIGNS DIRECTOR CÉSAR PELIZER

Top animation studio Hornet have added London-based Brazilian director César Pelizer to their roster.


IT'S JIM WEEDON FOR DARLING FILMS.

Director Jim Weedon has joined Darling Films for commercial representation.


SPIKE MORRIS EMERGES AT VISION.

Up-and-coming director of photography Spike Morris is the latest to join Vision's ETV (Emerging Talent at Vision) roster.


HEAR, HEAR FOR AUDIO DESCRIPTION.

Some of the UK's biggest television networks have joined together to support the Royal National Institute of Blind People's campaign for improved access to audio description (AD).


FRED SCOTT AT
ARCHER'S MARK.

Director Fred Scott is on the roster at Archer's Mark. Though known primarily for his documentary work, there's a lot more to him than that.


THE SWEETSHOP SIGN JAKOB MARKY

The Sweetshop have signed director Jakob Marky for global representation, excluding Europe.


BEN HOLMAN IS LIVE AT ITN PRODUCTIONS.

ITN's foray into commercial production now has respected filmmaker Ben Holman along for the ride.


TWO JOIN OB MANAGEMENT

OB Management have announced a pair of new signings: events and production company HELO and director Carlos Lopez Estrada.


T J O'GRADY-PEYTON JOINS HEY WONDERFUL.

Irish director T J O'Grady-Peyton has joined Hey Wonderful for commercial representation through Darling Films.


RONDA JOINS NOT TO SCALE

Not To Scale have signed directing trio Ronda to their roster for UK and US representation.


STRAIGHT 8'S BIG LONDON SHOW

Fans of Straight 8's unique format will be pleased to know they can commune with fellow fans at next Saturday's major event at the NFT on London's South Bank.


NEXUS STUDIOS SIGN LUCAS ZANOTTO.

Nexus Studios have signed Lucas Zanotto for exclusive representation in the UK, US and Amsterdam.


PAPAYA FIND A TIGER IN A JAR.

Papaya Films have added directing duo and foodies Tiger in a Jar to their roster.


CAL GORDON'S BURNING AMBITION LEADS TO MISSION CREEP.

Cal Gordon is a young man in a hurry. You'd think that being co-owner of a successful film production company would keep him busy but that hasn't stopped him opening a separate post production company.


TRAKTOR BOYS KICK UP AT STINK

Directing collective Traktor have consolidated their relationship with Stink by signing up for global representation.


LIGHT + MATHEMATICS FOR NERD

NERD Productions have signed Peter Szewczyk under Light + Mathematics for representation.


ALL EYES ON LEE THOMAS AT VISION.

Vision have added cinematographer Lee Thomas to their ETV (Emerging Talent at Vision) roster.


TWO THROUGH THE DOOR AT JELLY LONDON.

Jelly London are pleased to announce the arrivals of French director and animator Geoffroy de Crécy and Swedish illustrator Alva Skog.


PARTIZAN ENLIST JAKE OLESON.

Filmmaker Jake Oleson is the latest to join the ranks at Partizan for commercial representation.


A-MNEMONIC RIDING HIGH ON LOVE ISLAND SUCCESS.

The cultural phenomenon that is 'Love Island' hasn't just had the staff at ITV celebrating its success.


FULL CIRCLE.

Advertising industry legend Tracy Stokes has spent her entire career supporting creativity, and now she's doing the same thing away from the business.


FAT LEMON ADDS COMEDY KUDOS WITH ADDITION OF JIM OWEN.

Fat Lemon adds comedy kudos with addition of Jim Owen.


ANDERS HALLBERG ARRIVES AT YOU ARE HERE.

Swedish director Anders Hallberg has joined You Are Here for commercial representation.


NICO BEYER AND JIM FIELD SMITH JOIN ARMOURY

Armoury have signed Nico Beyer and Jim Field Smith to their roster for commercial representation.


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