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Wowhaus is re-launching itself as Wow Films and has signed two new directors - Guy Grundy, a location photographer who has just shot a test commercial for Sony Playstation through TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, and Ian Sciacaluga, a documentary-maker who has recently finished a project for Anglia TV, called Millenium Kids.

Wowhaus is re-launching itself as Wow Films and has signed two new

directors - Guy Grundy, a location photographer who has just shot a test

commercial for Sony Playstation through TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, and Ian

Sciacaluga, a documentary-maker who has recently finished a project for

Anglia TV, called Millenium Kids.



Sam Miller, the lead director of the hit BBC2 series, This Life, has

left James Garrett Productions to join the Directory. Miller signed up

with Garretts in May 1997 but his only commercial to date, Standard

Life’s ’talking baby’ for the Leith Agency, was produced by the

Directory’s Scottish sister company, MTP.



Union Commercials has signed up Gareth Roberts from BFCS. His

commercials reel includes work for the Times and Sunday Times, Pioneer,

Foster’s and the Welsh Tourist Board. Mike Barker, a documentary and

features director, will also join Union Commercials from Rose Hackney

Barber.



BFCS has also lost Keith Rogerson, who has just shot a new Birds Custard

spot for Ogilvy & Mather. Rogerson joins TTO2 along with Patrick

Harkins, who is new to commercials but has worked extensively with Mike

Leigh.



Jamie Lane, who directed a Cherry Coke cinema ad through Publicis

featuring the new Chanel girl, Erin O’Connor, has left Partizan to join

Lambie-Nairn Directors. Lane said: ’I am lucky to have learnt my trade

watching Michel Gondry and David Mold.’



Will van der Vlugt Films has taken on two new Belgian directors:

Jean-Marc Vervoort, who was on the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors

Showcase last year, and Anne-Marie Vandeputte, who has done work for

McDonald’s, Lucky Strike and Winfield. Karen Cappetta, a director’s

representative, has also joined the company. She will concentrate on the

two newcomers and Keith English.



The Producers has taken on two comedy directors, Jan Wentz and Hans P.

Moland, and two visual directors, Henning Winklemann and Kim Geldenhuys.



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