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PEOPLE www.postmagazine.com 48 POST JUNE 2016 JAMES DIERX Whitehouse Post has promoted James Dierx to edi- tor at its LA location. The Toronto-born and Chicago- raised Dierx discovered his enthusiasm for editing while making action films as a child. After attending film school at Depaul University in Chicago, he joined Whitehouse Post as an intern in 2007, working his way up to assistant editor. In 2011, Dierx moved to Whitehouse Los Angeles, after directing and editing his Internet hit Cats in Tanks, which was featured at the Gold Coast Film Festival and became a viral success. Dierx's reel includes work for Allstate, Toyota, GE, Barbie and Google. SIMONA CRISTEA Deluxe's Rushes in London has appointed Simona Cristea head of creative color. In addition to being an experienced colorist, Cristea is also an artist who's had shows in Paris, Milan and her native Bucharest, Romania. Cristea got her start as a colorist in 2002 and has since worked for leading facilities in Warsaw, Mumbai and London. She has worked on hundreds of major international campaigns, including projects for Nike, Gillette, Geox, Armani and Honda. ANTHONY GIBBS, DUNCAN ELMS Oscar-winning creative firm Framestore is expanding its design department with the appointment of Anthony Gibbs and Duncan Elms as design directors in the LA office. Gibbs has been an integral part of Framestore's design department since joining the UK office in 2007, work- ing on a wide range of projects, from online films for Mulberry to graphics sequences for BBC Comic Relief. Elms is an award-winning motion designer and director, who's created content for film, TV and online. He specializes in infographics and the visualization of increas- ingly-big data. His Bitcoin Explained video has 900K views on Vimeo. JODY MADDEN London's The Foundry has appointed Jody Madden to the newly-created role of chief customer officer. Madden's new role is designed to strengthen and reinforce The Foundry's customer-centric approach, as well as its commitment to technical innovation. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously held positions such as COO and head of production, and taken on technology management roles in customer organizations that include Digital Domain and Industrial Light & Magic. As The Foundry's COO, Madden was responsible for the planning and execution of the company's operations and strategic vision. MELISSA LUBIN Melissa Lubin has joined Deluxe's creative editorial company Beast as executive producer of its New York office. Lubin brings a decade of experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound, graphic design, VFX and finishing. In her new role, she will lead talent development, build produc- tion teams and introduce new clients to Beast's talent and services. Lubin joins Beast from Cutting Room, where she spent 11 years, eventually moving up to ex- ecutive producer, a role she held for six years. There, she worked with agencies and production companies, and was instrumental in expanding the reach of the company's talent and building its client roster. POST MAGAZINE (ISSN 0891-5628) is published monthly by Post,LLC, a COP Communications company, 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204. Subscription rates: $63 for one year in the United States & Possessions; $94 for one year in Canada and Mexico; all other countries $133 for one year. For air-expedited service, include an additional $75 per order annually. Single copies (prepaid only): $16 in the United States; $32 in Canada and Mexico; $47 all other countries. Back issues, if available, are $32 for the U.S. & Possessions; $63 for Canada and Mexico; $94 for all other countries. Include $8.00 per order plus $3 per additional copy for U.S. postage and handling. 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He was a visual effects producer on the Game of Thrones epi- sode "The Dance of Dragons," which won a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. He also contributed to 10 episodes of The Walking Dead, as well as the theme park attraction "The Marvel Experience." ROB HODGSON, CASEY McINTYRE Rob Hodgson has joined MPC Los Angeles as VFX creative director for the advertising division. A well respected and accomplished VFX supervisor and artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee's Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and commercials such as Kia's Dream Car, GE's Ideas Are Scary and Jell-O's Comb Over. Hodgson's career spans over two decades and continents, designing and executing VFX for feature films, commercials, music videos and film trailers. Highlights include American Beauty, X-Men: First Class and Inception. MPC LA has also promoted art director Casey McIntyre to creative director of content production arm MPC Creative. She's been integral to recent projects such as Faraday Future's brand launch film for CES 2016, and main-on-end ti- tles for Sony Pictures' Goosebumps. She's served as AD for the past four years. PATRICK DAVENPORT Patrick Davenport has returned to MPC Advertising as chief operating officer, USA. He will be responsi- ble for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York. Davenport started his career as a runner at MPC in London and worked his way up to director of its VFX department. He left the UK in 1997 to join Digital Domain in LA, helping to set up and oversee a newly-dedicated commercial division. In the intervening years he has held varied roles in VFX and production. He spent the last six years working as SVP/global operations for Method Studios. Hodgson McIntyre Gibbs Elms

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