Olive Jar Studios Inc. will be the exclusive U.S. representation of veteran director Bruce Alcock and his Vancouver-based company Global Mechanic. Alcock, the former creative director and co-founder of Tricky Pictures, joins Olive Jar with a resume featuring live-action with mixed-media, design-based drawn animation, stop-motion and experimental computer animation. Olive Jars executive creative director Fred Macdonald said, "I have been a big fan of Bruces work, and, having bid against Tricky Pictures in the past, know that Bruce is one of the few true experimental directors. Global Mechanics range of work is very impressive. I cannot think of a better company to represent." Commenting on the addition of Global Mechanics Vancouver studio, Olive Jar executive producer Matthew Charde said, "We are now more than ever able to utilize regional talent to create our work. The ability to tap the resources of our Boston headquarters and add them to both L.A. and Canada helps us continue to become a fully scalable content production company."