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www.postmagazine.com 40 POST FEBRUARY 2018 PEOPLE WILL ANDEER, FRAN MONTOYA, Will Andeer has joined Dallas- based Charlieuniformtango in a role of business development and sales while Fran Montoya has been named head of sales. While he lives in Chicago, Andeer's territory will cover the entire midwest and southeast. Andeer's career includes ventures in still photography, furniture making and audio engineering. Andeer made the decision to join the sales and business development side in the commer- cial music business. From there he became an independent sales rep, representing creatives in the fields of live action, animation, VFX, music and sound design. Montoya brings over 20 years of sales rep experience to the facility, most recently having served as director of sales for the commercial division of Reel FX. Prior to holding that position for 10 years, Montoya was an inde- pendent rep, owning her own company, Montoya Reps, working with talent in the commercial production industry. PAUL LA CALANDRA New York creative editorial shop Uppercut has added editor Paul La Calandra to its roster. He joins the studio from Whitehouse Post, where he spent over five years cutting spots for top brands that include BMW, Samsung, Nike, GM and Adidas. Prior to Whitehouse Post, La Calandra was at Moondog Edit, where he originally honed his visual aesthetic. A music buff from an early age, La Calandra continues to draw inspiration from the constant stream of tunes playing in his studio. CHARLIE ERHOLM Motion designer Charlie Erholm has joined Atlanta creative agency Utoka, which recently launched by CCO Ed Dye. Utoka is a design-driven bou- tique that takes a collaborative approach to developing visual identity-driven brand strategies and concepts with deliverables across multi- ple platforms. Erholm, who graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, was selected by Cartoon Network to work as a digital design intern in her senior year. The stint at Turner pro- vided her with real-world experience in the industry and an opportunity to hone her motion and design skills on a mix of on-air promotions and cam- paigns for Boomerang and Adult Swim. TARA KEMES Vancouver's Cinesite Studios has appointed Tara Kemes general manager of its feature animation studio. She takes over from Nicole Stinn and will be responsible for the overall management of the studio, reporting to Cinesite Group CEO Antony Hunt. Kemes started her industry career at Mainframe. She honed her leadership skills working as recruitment manager in the video game industry for Canada's Relic Entertainment and Nexon, among others, before re-joining the new Rainmaker Entertainment in 2009 to build the team for its first animated feature film, Escape from Planet Earth. Until 2017, she continued her career progression with Rainmaker, successfully taking on the new role of VP, culture & talent. The Vancouver facility is busy working on The Addams Family for MGM and remains one of the city's leading feature animation studios. PAUL DOYLE MPC Film has announced that former co-founder and CEO of Fabric Software, Paul Doyle has joined its team as global head of R&D. Doyle has more than 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment software industry, encompassing roles in technical sales, business development and product management at companies such as Avid, Softimage and Autodesk. MPC won an Oscar for The Jungle Book, led the VFX on movies including Ghost in the Shell, Alien Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and crossed the uncanny valley with their Rachael digital character for Blade Runner 2049. MPC is currently in production on The Lion King, Aquaman, X-Men Dark Phoenix, and Dumbo. ERIC ZAPAKIN Creative & digital agency We Are Royale (Royale), with offices in Los Angeles and Seattle, has hired Eric Zapakin as head of production. Zapakin brings more than a decade of produc- tion experience in branding and entertainment/ sports content and marketing. He will work closely with We Are Royale partner/managing director Jen Lucero, overseeing all systems and strategies for the company's in-house creative production capabilities spanning design, animation, live-action and VFX applications. Zapakin joins Royale from Imaginary Forces, where he was a senior pro- ducer, developing marketing strategies for theatrical studios and producing OTT content, including Threads, an episodic series for Verizon's go90 video streaming service. MIKE WYND Santa Monica's ArsenalCreative has announced an expansion of its VFX team with the addition of award-winning VFX supervisor Mike Wynd, who comes to Arsenal from MPC, where he spent eight years as a VFX supervisor. Wynd has worked on numerous, high-pro- file projects for such name directors as Rupert Sanders, Noam Murro and Adam Berg. 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