Curious Pictures has announced two changes to the studio's directorial roster, both of which reflect changes in directorial teams.
The directing team of Saul & Elliot, which consisted of Disney-trained animators Saul Blinkoff and Elliot Bour, will be embarking on solo directorial careers. Curious Pictures will continue to represent and produce for Blinkoff. His reel includes award-winning animation work for such brands as Dunkin Donuts, Mercedes, EA Sports, Best Buy and MTV, as well as the last job he and Bour directed together: the animation for a new American Legacy Foundation anti-smoking campaign for Arnold in Boston, set to break soon.
The team known as Inner Circle Collective, formed by directors Dennis Go and Kevin Robinson, is disbanding. Curious Pictures will continue to represent and produce for its successor team, which is dubbed Fresh Paint. It consists of Robinson and director Mike Papagni. Work produced by Inner Circle Collective includes spots for Citibank, retailer A. J. Wright and Ronzoni pasta. Their last job--a new branding campaign for Turner Classic Movies and its 30 Days of Oscar broadcasts, which lead up to this year's Academy Awards ceremony--just broke on broadcast and cinema.