Campaign Craft: News in Brief

Foster Haire Productions has doubled its roster by signing two new directors, Keith Boak and Mathias Julin. Boak is directing the next series of Thief Takers for Carlton Television, and has also directed 15 episodes of EastEnders and six episodes of the Bill. He has extensive experience in the theatre, where he was assistant director at London’s Royal Court Theatre.

Foster Haire Productions has doubled its roster by signing two new

directors, Keith Boak and Mathias Julin. Boak is directing the next

series of Thief Takers for Carlton Television, and has also directed 15

episodes of EastEnders and six episodes of the Bill. He has extensive

experience in the theatre, where he was assistant director at London’s

Royal Court Theatre.



Kemistry, a new production company, has launched with a roster of three

directors - Graham McCallum, Richard Churchill and Tony Laryea. Kemistry

intends to capitalise on its directors’ design, special effects and

typographic experience, targeting mnemonics and sponsorship sequences as

well as commercials.



Carol Mihill, the former head of production at Integrator and Arc

Advertising, has founded a new company, called the Production

Department, which specialises in press, design, print production and

management.



Trevor Beattie, the creative director of GGT, is the head of the jury

for the 1997 Midsummer Awards, to be held on 4 July in aid of the

Nordoff-Robbins Children’s Hospital. Other jurors for the event, to be

held at the Hurlingham Club, include Graham Fink, Tiger Savage and Billy

Mawhinney.



James Garrett Productions has signed up Sam Miller, a film and

television director, who is best known for his fast camera style and the

realism of his subject matter. Miller has directed episodes of the drama

series, This Life, and his recent credits include a Screen Two film

called King Girl. Miller commented: ’Garrett gives its directors a great

deal of freedom and support and invests in them over the long term.’