DIRECTOR EDUARDO CINTRON has signed exclusively with Dictionary Films, Cutters production division, as the seventh director on its roster and the third director based in Chicago, says Dictionary’s executive producer Megan Maples.
The award-winning bilingual director, called “a digital genius” by one of his peers, since 2007 has worked as an art director and ACD at Energy BBDO, R/GA and Lapiz/Leo Burnett.
He has directed music videos, fashion pieces — including one for a Project Runway All-Star designer, and is currently directing a documentary on legendary Puerto Rican salsa singer Chamaco Ramirez.
Chris Rossiter officially starts his new production side career March 1, as managing director of Dictionary Films, after 26 years at Leo Burnett.
AFTER 16 YEARS AT RED CAR — 10 as one of its most popular editors — Greg Sunmark never thought he’d ever leave Chicago, much less wind up in Dallas. But the opportunity to join Dallas-based Reel FX “just seemed right,” he says.
Since he started his new job as senior editor on Jan. 1. Sunmark says he has been busy cutting five or six national spots, and likes having “a lot of opportunity here to do more creative things. Like his current project, producing PSAs for a citywide reading program. “I am writing the spots, composing music and editing a bunch of footage I was given,” he says.
And he is still successfully maintaining his established career as a voiceover actor with Stewart Talent.
Sundmark calls his new company “a mini Pixar that also does commercials. That’s what got me excited, they do so many things.” The company of roughly 300, largely animators, work out of the large Dallas main office; there’s a satellite in Santa Monica.
Reel FX is equally delighted that Sunmark has come aboard. Commercial general manager Keith MCabe called Sunmark “an amazingly talented editor with a unique style and gift for storytelling, who is also incredibly collaborative, great with creatives, and a true pleasure to work with.”
He should have expected nothing less from a Chicago editor.
Sundmark’s new phone number is 214/979-0961.
GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS of brand activation agency The Marketing Store Worldwide, moves from Lombard to the Loop. The 32,348-sq. ft. idea and inspiration incubator at 55 W. Monroe, is the center of worldwide operations that include more than 800 people in 12 countries. Its roster of global brands includes McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, L’Oreal and Nissan.
Intellectual property garnered from an innovation lab and on-site testing and consumer research will be shared quarterly with the launch of “Inspiration: Applied” thought leadership events hosted in the new space.
The first event in March will focus on kids and shopping.
THE CAF’S 31st CAREER DAY Feb. 22 kicks off with the keynote address by interactive marketing pioneer Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of VivaKi, Publicis Groupe’s digital advertising solutions division and former president of StarCom.
The all-day event gives college students and career changers an in-depth look at the adbiz and job-hunting. A $90 ticket aincludes breakfast networking, panel discussions, lunch, breakouts, sponsor networking, company and agency presentations and young professional networking.
At the Renaissance Hotel, starting at 8 a.m., Click here to register.
CHICAGO’S ONLY OFFICIAL OSCAR® PARTY Feb. 24 from 6 p.m. to midnight, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Sun-Times’ SPLASH, says it’s “offering Hollywood glamour first-hand.”
The $100 general admission ticket includes dinner generously donated by Pure Kitchen, watching an HD telecast of the 85th Academy Awards on ABC/7 and hopefully winning some of those big raffle prizes.
To reserve, contact Dionne Nicole Smith, 312/846-2072, or firstname.lastname@example.org