Exec Producer Staykova To Lead Stardust's New York Office

Bi-coastal production company Stardust has named Tania Staykova Executive Producer of their New York office to oversee live action and animation work.

Press Release from Stardust

Santa Monica, CA – November 30, 2011 – Bi-coastal production company Stardust has named Tania Staykova Executive Producer of their New York office to oversee live action and animation work. With more than a decade of ad agency experience producing high-profile campaigns, Tania has hit the ground running at Stardust, managing all current projects and pitching a slew of new ones to boot. Gifted at reinvigorating clients' profiles through strategic rebranding campaigns, Tania brings to Stardust a fresh perspective and a contagious effervescent energy.

"I have been working with Stardust as an agency producer for the past five years and have always enjoyed collaborating with them and seeing their unique creative aesthetic come to life," Tania said. "When Jake approached me to come on board, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with this group of amazingly talented people. I look forward to being a part of the Stardust family and representing the brand, people, and the quality of work I believe in."

"When we were looking to bring in a new EP in New York, we wanted a really well-rounded individual that would bring a great vibe to the office and embody the fun Stardust mentality that is reflected in our work," said Jake Banks, owner and ECD of Stardust. "Working with Tania has always been a fantastic experience so she came to mind immediately. She is super knowledgeable on every facet of production, not just technically. She is in tune with where the industry is going and has the creative vision to take Stardust there. Tania was a rock star on the agency side, now she is going to be a rock star on the production side for Stardust."

Previously at The Martin Agency, Tania worked on projects for top brands including Norwegian Cruise Line, Xfinity and Walmart, with shoots all over the world. For Mentos, she produced a social media campaign that was shortlisted in Cannes 2011. No stranger to the prestigious festival, the spot she produced for LEGO won top honors at the MOFILM Festival in Cannes the previous year.

Prior to The Martin Agency, Tania produced broadcast and digital projects for clients such as Lincoln-Mercury, Ford and Compuware while at Y&R/Team Detroit. For Campbell-Ewald, she focused on campaigns for Chevrolet. While at W.B. Doner, Tania produced a series of commercials for DirecTV and Blockbuster, two of which aired during Super Bowl XXXV.

About Stardust StudiosStardust is a visually driven production company that specializes in design, motion graphics and live-action work out of its Santa Monica and New York based offices. Its collective of designers, illustrators, animators, VFX artists, directors and filmmakers continually redefine creativity for commercial, on-air, music video and experiential projects. Led by founder and Executive Creative Director Jake Banks, Stardust is characterized by an authentic voice and passion to push the creative envelope. The studio has worked with the world's top ad agencies and brands on projects for HP, Nike, Sony, AT&T, Honda, Shell, Nissan, Ford, IBM, Nokia, Adidas, BMW, NYSE, LG and Microsoft, among many others. For more information, please visit www.stardust.tv.

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