Douglas and Hollis quit D-Films

Stuart Douglas and Jon Hollis, two of London’s top commercials directors, are quitting D-Films to start their own production company, called FourHundred.

Stuart Douglas and Jon Hollis, two of London’s top commercials

directors, are quitting D-Films to start their own production company,

called FourHundred.



Douglas is joint managing director of FourHundred alongside the

producer, Caspar Delaney. The new venture, which is effectively a

relaunch of D-Films under a new generation of management, starts off

with four company directors - Delaney, Douglas, Hollis and producer Adam

Lyne - all from D-Films.



Douglas, who is working on the latest BA campaign with M&C Saatchi,

said: ’I wanted to have a say in the company where I work. It’s all

about how we plan for the future and how we accommodate Jon’s

potential.’



Hollis recently took up commercials directing full-time after leaving

Smoke & Mirrors, where he was one of London’s top Flame artists. His

global campaign for Schweppes, through Young & Rubicam, goes on air in

the spring.



Caspar Delaney said: ’With FourHundred, we have a mandate to be more

aggressive and visible. We are quickly looking to take on more

directors.’



Simon Delaney, who runs D-Films, will no longer have any directors on

his books. He said: ’They want to have a genuinely new company and I am

looking for the shock of the new. When I’m not directing commercials, I

have to spend my time running a company when I would rather be writing

films and working towards long-term projects.’



D-Films will continue as a ’scaled down’ operation while Simon Delaney

decides which commercials production company he will work through in the

future.



Sharon Merger also joins FourHundred from D-Films.



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