Ders Hallgren To Lead Click 3X Entertainment
Press Release from Click 3X
Click 3X has hired ace CD Ders Hallgren to lead Click 3X Entertainment, the studio's award-winning broadcast design division. Hallgren will head the group - which includes EP Connor Swegle, Managing Director David Edelstein, Art Director Steve Weinzierl, and Senior Writer/Producer Rob Meyers - in their mission to provide branding strategy, design, and identity to complement Click's animation, design, and visual effects teams.
"We want to continually upgrade each of our various divisions - Click 3X on commercial and feature films, ClickFire Media on Interactive, Haunt on music videos - so that they are industry leaders," noted Click 3X President Peter Corbett. "Ders does that for Click 3X Entertainment, bringing focused leadership, an understanding of the marketplace, and a broad range of skills to the top of the division. We look forward to many successful years under his guidance.
Hallgren has worked with Click 3X previously, creating theatrical trailers for Ken Burns' award-winning Jazz documentary. He has also worked on commercial projects and led and directed image campaigns and packaging for CBS, ABC and HBO.
"I've worked with Peter (Corbett) and Jason (Mayo) before, so when I found out this opportunity was opening up, I couldn't turn it down," noted Hallgren. "I really like the direction that Click is moving in. Their distinct focus and broad range of talents is really exciting to me. I can't wait to get started."
Prior to joining Click 3X Entertainment, Hallgren spent two years as Design Director at Spontaneous as well as two years as Creative Director at Headlight. Prior to that he spent several years as a freelance Art Director/Director with top New York-based design firms. Ders began his career 15 years ago at Pittard Sullivan and then on to Lee Hunt/Razorfish.
About Click 3X:
New York-based Click 3X produces cutting-edge visual solutions for commercials, feature films, television, music videos, and broadcast clients around the globe. Founded in 1993, Click 3X has become one of the preeminent providers of innovative media content, housed in an environment led by artists, yet supported by one of the most technologically advanced digital studios in the industry. With award-winning design, powerful visual effects, and a visionary animation team, Click 3X has worked on array of diverse highly-recognizable projects, including a series of films from academy-award winning directors like Jonathan Demme and Davis Guggenheim, a recent multimedia package for eight HD Time Warner spots, My Home 2.0, a five episode reality TV series for Verizon Fios, and a long line of recent commercials for major brands such as Sharp, Ford, and Goodyear.
In addition to Click 3X's commercial and film expertise, their interactive design studio, ClickFire Media, specializes in multi-platform, media-rich interactive campaigns. CFM partners with agencies and entertainment industry clients in the conceptualization, design, and development of immersive branded experiences. Through insight and innovation, CFM combines the latest interactive technologies with the best design, video, animation, and live action skills from Click 3X to deliver integrated solutions in the ever-developing media landscape. Haunt is a division that specializes in cutting-edge motion design for music videos, virals, and installations, and has worked with many of the industry's top music talent and directors. Click 3X Entertainment focuses on broadcast branding and design, rounding out the company's expertise for every screen.