HOTLINE: Spectre's Janie Balcomb is leaving

Spectre's Janie Balcomb is leaving to become the joint managing director of Believe UK. The commercials production company, which had, until recently, been affiliated to Rose Hackney Barber, is now launching as a standalone production house. It will initially promote Believe's portfolio of US directors throughout London and Europe, but will look to sign local directors. Balcomb will run the company alongside its existing managing director, Mark O'Sullivan. They will both report to Believe's US president, Luke Thornton, and the vice-president, Liz Silver.