CRAFT: BRIEFS

Alex Paton, a Campaign Face to Watch in 1996, has joined Jane Fuller Associates to direct commercials. Paton worked as a copywriter at the Leith Agency, CDP and GGT before taking up directing full time. He has worked on campaigns for Irn-Bru, Challenge TV and Tizer.

Alex Paton, a Campaign Face to Watch in 1996, has joined Jane

Fuller Associates to direct commercials. Paton worked as a copywriter at

the Leith Agency, CDP and GGT before taking up directing full time. He

has worked on campaigns for Irn-Bru, Challenge TV and Tizer.



The Knack has signed up the documentary director, Todd Austin, to make

commercials. Austin’s films include Reggae Boyz, the story of the

Jamaican World Cup football team, and Pleasure Beach, about Blackpool’s

amusement park.



Velocity has signed three new directors - Harry Patramanias, who has

shot spots for Audi, Honda and Timotei; and two Swedish comedy directors

- Joakim Eliasson and Stig Ake Nilsson. Velocity’s founder, Pauline

Crane, has taken a back seat and the company is now being run by Simon

Eakhurst.



Douglas Jones, the production company set up by the former Leagas

Delaney head of television, Matthew Jones, and Andrew Douglas, has made

its first signing by taking on Brian Griffin following the closure of

Griffin’s Mighty Films in August.



Steve Lowe, who recently left Cowboy Films, has joined BFCS. He has just

finished a new campaign for Nescafe with McCann-Erickson and will

continue to direct pop promos.



Mitch Walker, who is best known for his work on BT and VW, has joined

the Annex from MAP (formerly McLeod & Partners).



Jeff Darling has left BFCS to sign up with @radical.media in the UK.



Darling, an Australian, has also helped launch a branch of

@radical.media in his home country. The London office has also signed

Stephan Schwartz, the director of Shooting Fish, from Tomboy.



Bartle Bogle Hegarty has poached the TV producer, Julia Methold, from

Leagas Delaney. Methold spent four years at Leagas Delaney and worked on

accounts including the BBC ’Perfect Day’, Adidas and the Guardian.