Yvonne Furth to retire as Rivet’s top exec, Lor Gold steps up as COO and global director

RIVET PRESIDENT YVONNE FURTH announced she will retire from the agency Aug. 31 after 26 years with Draft/Chicago, Rivet’s parent company.

Lor Gold, also from Draft who formed Rivet with Furth last January, remains as Rivet’s CCO and new position of global managing director.

The 2005 Ad Woman of the Year, and possessor of an arms-length worth of awards, Furth previously was Draft/Chicago president/CEO. She joined Draft in ?81 as assistant account exec and ascended through the ranks to become president/COO in ’02.

Furth will spend time with her family and devote time to civic and charitable cause, such as Off the Street Club, of which she’s EVP.

ANGELINA JOLIE and the cast of Universal’s “Wanted” (and Brad and the kids) returns to Chicago Aug. 1 for a month of production.

She stars alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the action film based on a graphic novel. Timur Bekmambetov directs.

THE EVER-EXPANDING FORD/ARIA talent agency gobbled up Arlene Wilson’s three offices: Milwaukee, its headquarters, Atlanta and Chicago where staffers moved to the Ford/Aria office at 1017 W. Washington in the heart of Harpoville.

DARRYL DUNCAN’S Gamebeat Studios of Matteson scored two bronze awards from the Millennium Awards for for music lyrics in spots for the Illinois Lottery’s “Summer’s Here,” parts one and two. Last year Gamebeat took home nine Tellys and two Addys.

NAMING NAMES. Doug Stephen was hired to represent mo/de, motion design and production studio in the Midwest. mo/de gained considerable momentum over the last year with high profile brands AT&T, Ecko and the Obama ’08 campaign ? Donna D’Aguanno & Associates will provide Bridge Street Films with Midwest representation.

FAREWELL TO GREENHOUSE COMMUNICATIONS, a 17-year old agency that closed its doors July 17. Some 10 clients and 11 staff members went to Laughlin Constable, bringing the number of their staff to 37.

Founders Sandy House and Dan Greenberger recently told LC they wanted to get out of the business and a deal for the client and staff transfer was finalized in two weeks.

OHIO WANTS TO EXPAND its film business by proposing a $50,000 study to determine what the viability of a state film office and what incentives will work best for the Buckeye State.

Like Wisconsin, Ohio eliminated a state film commission for budgetary reasons. Four regional film liaisons operate in its place. Two bills dealing with investment tax credits are under consideration in the legislature.

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