0 Bespoke NY-based production company Easy Mondays has secured Sarah Gitersonke (SG&Partners) to represent the company in the Midwest. She joins an Easy Mondays sales team comprising Carl Forsberg and Justin Lasoff (Apostle) on the East Coast, and Marta Burga, who handles sales for the Hispanic market. The company is overseen by Founder/Executive Producer Asori Soto. “Adding … Continue reading “Easy Mondays Secures Sarah Gitersonke of SG&Partners”
4+ Executive Producer Qadree Holmes “beyond excited” to hire pro with versatile client and production experience Quriosity Productions enthusiastically announced today the newest addition to their team, Sarah Gitersonke, who will represent the company in the Midwest. Gitersonke, owner and agent of directorial and creative representation firm SG+Partners, started in the Chicago production scene in … Continue reading “Quriosity signs Sarah Gitersonke to rep Midwest”
4+ With 12 live action directors, 11 still photographers, on-staff editors, and a retouching team, RW2 is as collaborative as it gets (Chicago — 6 September 2018) Household-Name directing duo, The Wade Brothers, founders of KC based RW2 Productions have officially signed with Sarah Gitersonke of SG+Partners for exclusive Midwest representation. With a roster including … Continue reading “RW2 signs with SG+P’s Sarah Gitersonke”
A 30-SECOND CUBS SPOT, “Fly the W,” created by Chicago Cubs’ agency Schafer Carter Condon (SCC) featuring the narration of injured Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber, was designed to get fans excited about the Cubs’ National Division Series playoffs starting Oct. 7.
And it did it ever! — the spot was a hit waaaay out of the park, beyond anyone’s expectations, by garnering an amazing two million-plus views since it was posted on Facebook a scant two weeks ago.
The flag “is the fabric that brings an entire nation together,” Schwarber says. “It says to the world, we will never lose faith … and maybe this October, if we fly it high enough, and loud enough and proud enough, well, you get the idea.”
Was SCC’s CD Ron Sone, who created the spot with CD Michael Dorich, surprised at the overwhelming reaction? “No, just at the speed it caught on,” he says. And those two million hits were only from a Facebook posting, although the spot also appears on other social media outlets.
Joe Sciarotta promoted to Ogilvy Co-U.S. Creative Officer
Ogilvy and Mather announced that the agency promoted veteran Chicago creative leader, Joe Sciarotta to U.S. Chief Creative Officer along with Alfonson Marian, who will also share the title. According to a report in AgencySpy, they will form a new stateside management team alongside U.S. CEO Lou Aversano and chief strategy officer Steve Zaroff.
Explore Media, a full-service, multi-award winning South Bend-based production company, has hired Chicagoan Sarah Gitersonke as business development director.
1+ Bicoastal production company ArtClass has partnered with SG+Partners for Midwest representation. ArtClass joins a collective of production, post, and VFX talent represented by SG+Partners, led by Sarah Gitersonke, who launched the agency in 2017 after working in the Chicago production scene as a producer and executive producer for more than a decade. “ArtClass is unlike any other company … Continue reading “ArtClass partners with SG+Partners as Midwest rep”
3+ Chicago-based Minimal director Josh Cohen has created a new comedic PSA about a topic with which we’ve recently become all too familiar: not touching our faces is HARD. Called, ‘How Not to Touch Your Face in Contagious Times,” Cohen filmed the piece just before initial restriction measures were put into place in NYC, with a bare-bones … Continue reading “Minimal’s Cohen directs PSA about not touching your face”
3+ Chicago-based boutique production company Minimal Productions has added Brooklyn-based commercial director Josh Cohen to their creative roster. Cohen is a multi-disciplinary director, writer, and designer. He is a self-taught filmmaker with a background in art direction, as evidenced through his meticulous sense of color, composition, and production design. His playfulness and sense of humor … Continue reading “Director Josh Cohen signs with Minimal”
3+ Commercial production company VANDAL has signed Sarah Gitersonke of SG+Partners for exclusive Midwest representation. Director Francis Lawrence — known for his films I Am Legend, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Apple TV+ phenomenon See — and legacy producer, Heather Heller, founded Vandal in February 2019 with a powerhouse roster. Along with Lawrence, VANDAL represents … Continue reading “Vandal LA signs SG+Partners for Midwest Representation”
3+ Chicago filmmaker celebrates the people who make the grocery store a “true family company” in Distillery Project’s “Quality Assurance” Chicago agency The Distillery Project has launched a digital campaign for family-run grocery store Meijer. Titled Quality’s No Accident, the campaign focuses on the people who work at Meijer and their communities. The documentary style … Continue reading “Kendall Goldberg directs unique Meijer campaign”
2+ IL Film Tax Credit “Avengers: Endgame” Metallica “Skippers” “Solstice” SG + Partners in the news Film Tax Credit extended til 2026 Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill extending the revenue-generating Illinois Film Tax credit until 2026. Officially known as Illinois Senate Bill 1981, the “Film Production Services Tax Credit Act of 2008” offers … Continue reading “Late summer media wrap”
4+ Native Chicago director known for “pinpointing pureness and realism” joins diverse roster of live action, VFX, animation and post audio talent Live Action commercial production company Strange Loop continues to grow and curate their Directorial roster with the recent signing of Adam Moorman. Adam Moorman evokes a strong sense of wonder by pinpointing pureness … Continue reading “Adam Moorman signs with Strange Loop Studios”
6+ Orbitz names Havas AOR Havas Chicago announced Tuesday that its culture-based approach was among the factors helping the Chicago shop earn agency of record status for Orbitz. Havas Chicago has created award-winning, culturally relevant campaigns for its deep roster of iconic American brands including Coca-Cola, Craftsman, Hefty, Reynolds, Ragu, and Sears. The decision follows … Continue reading “Orbitz, SG+, Luci Creative, “Cartoon Pres” in the news”
6+ Production company Strange Loop has teamed-up with Uber to produce a short documentary campaign promoting Uber’s recent partnership with the Youth Guidance organization in Chicago. The organization provides mentorship to hundreds of students at pivotal points in their lives through their BAM (Becoming a Man) and WOW (Working on Womanhood) programs. Helmed by director … Continue reading “Strange Loop, Uber, Digital Kitchen, SNL in the news”