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Editorial Expansion

We would like to welcome two new members to both our Chicago and Los Angeles teams!

Meet Grant MacDowell and Max Gold!

Editor,Grant MacDowell, who worked most recently at Optimus, has joined the LA. staff.  MacDowell accumulated a long-list of impressive work prior to his time at Optimus, including Ford spots with JWT Detroit, freelance graphic work for Janus and Hasbro, and a chapter with Brass Knuckles in Venice editing music videos for artists including Moby and No Doubt.

Max Gold joins our Chicago office from Draft FCB’s venerable in-house editorial department where his work for clients saw him editing spots for a host of notable directors including Iain Mackenzie, Tony Kaye, Sean Thonson, Fred Goss, as well as music video and Jack-Ass director, Whitey and 2010 DGA Director of the Year nominee Craig Gilespie. “Birthing Room,” a spot he edited for Qwest (directed by Gillespie) was shortlisted in the Cannes Lions competition.

We’re very excited to welcome these two new editors to our ever growing roster of talent!

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Shoup-Shoop-A-Doop

Foundation’s Associate Creative Director, Kyle Shoup visited the L.A. office recently, from Chicago. Shoup, Producer, Evan Cohen, and Owner, Samantha Hart went to MOCA to attend Aaron Roses’ lecture about his curating Art in the Streets, an exhibit of street art which included works by our artist in residence, Nick Egan.


A great time was enjoyed by all and we strongly encourage anyone in the L.A. area to check out the exhibit for themselves. http://www.moca.org/

 

Things That Go Bump…

We’re proud to announce two of our Foundation staff are currently expecting!

Congratulations to Editor, Suzie Moore and Receptionist, Nicole Ceci! Both moms-to-be are feeling great and lookin’ fab!

 

Stumpfified

We are pleased to welcome Editor Christina Stumpf to the Foundation family! Christina brings her intuition and passion for storytelling to the team, after a ten year run at the Whitehouse. Drawn to diverse material, she’s cut campaigns across genres for such brands as Miller, Orbitz, Cadillac, Sears, and Office Max, for whose web video “Jewelry” was shortlisted at Cannes.

Stumpf’s long form credits include,”Hidden in Plain Sight”, a documentary in collaboration with UN Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond; “Hidden in Plain Sight”, with the support of former President Clinton, has helped raise over $1 million to promote awareness and help eradicate human trafficking worldwide.

President Samantha Hart adds, “We are thrilled that Christina has joined us and are looking forward to her playing both a creative and leadership role at our company.” Welcome Christina, we all look forward to working with you!

Please Welcome Evan Cohen!

Evan Cohen is the most recent addition to our Los Angeles branch, migrating from Director of Strategic Marketing and Creative for Cornerstone Promotion and head of video production for Cornerstone’s in-house music and culture property FADER Media. Cohen will serve in the capacity of VP Brand Strategy & Production.

As Director, Strategic Marketing & Creative at Cornerstone, Cohen was instrumental in building the West Coast office of the NY-based brand strategy agency.  His strong production background contributed to the growth of Cornerstone’s branded content creation and entertainment businesses.  During his tenure, Evan created and executed integrated campaigns for A-list brands such as Levi’s, Kia, HBO, Microsoft, Diageo, Pepsi and Columbia Pictures.  He also served as Multimedia Director for FADER Media and headed up the video production for the FADER Label.


While at Cornerstone, Evan worked closely on a video for artists Matt & Kim alongside Foundation’s producer Stacy Paris and director Jonathan Del Gatto and recently hired Foundation directing duo Focus Creeps to shoot a project for vitaminwater. His joining Foundation comes out of a natural desire to get more involved with content production and the expansion of our business model into new and inspired areas.

Previous to Cornerstone, Cohen was a film industry professional where he produced independent films and served in various production and development capacities for Scott Rudin Productions, Tribeca Productions and Brillstein Grey Entertainment.  As an independent filmmaker he produced “Series 7” which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by USA Films, and “Bittersweet Place” the award-winning Tribeca Film Festival entry.
Evan can be reached here:

evan@foundationcontent.com
424.238.0381 (office)

A Little Pre-Halloween Potluck!

Suzie and Luz organized a Halloween potluck today and it was a HUGE success! Everybody brought food and the conference room was decorated with cobwebs and bats!

Check out our spooky spread!

It was good times! Thanks everyone for bringing all these amazing treats!

Poster Boy for Creativity

We are continuing to broaden our reach into interactive content with the addition of former Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett Senior Art Director Ben Poster who joins the shop as Director/Editor/Interactive.

A versatile creative, Poster has extensive experience in the production, creation and delivery of online, broadcast and DVD-based content including work for Blackberry, Capital One, Coca-Cola, Maytag, McDonald’s, Phillip Morris, Purina and Whirlpool. He has also directed, shot and edited documentaries and collaborative projects with a number of musicians and artists around the country.

“Ben has a wide range of talents, a keenly creative vision and a great depth of technical skill that will be extremely valuable to the team,” says President Samantha Hart. We’re all very excited to welcome Ben to our team!


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