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Stardust Studios Promotes Two in Production

Stardust Studios has brought onboard Corey Cirillo as exec producer, and promoted senior producer Amy Kaufman Levy to the newly created position of head of production. Both execs will be based in the company's Santa Monica, California, studio.

"The volume of work at Stardust increasing -- more than doubling over the past year - and also, the solutions and services we provide are also increasing," said Stardust's founder/creative director Jake Banks. "Each project we touch requires creative brilliance, innovative production approaches, and also, the world-class account management. Amy has been pivotal in helping us attract phenomenal talent and deliver great work, and, with Corey onboard, we have a production-savvy exec producer who is also an expert in managing accounts at the highest level."

Cirillo began her career in advertising with Ogilvy & Mather New York. Working on the account side on the agency's IBM account nearly five years, she worked closely with Big Blue's marketing execs and top ad industry creatives to develop integrated campaigns which emphasized TV -- all spots were directed by Joe Pytka -- and also included print and radio elements. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she joined TBWAChiatDay to manage cross-media campaign developments for Ballpark, Jimmy Dean and Shell. She has been account director/sales and marketing for the award-winning bicoastal music and sound design company Elias Arts since 2005.

Kaufman Levy spent the first two years of her career as a graphics coordinator/producer for L.A.-based Fox Sports/Fox Sports Net, where her work with senior vp/creative director Scott Bantle for on-air promotions and others earned more than 20 PROMAX & BDA Awards. After stints as graphics producer for 3 Ring Circus and senior producer for Exopolis, she began freelancing with Stardust last year as a producer. High-profile Stardust projects has produced so far at include Nokia PARIS, the Honda Fit campaign, recent campaigns for Macy's and Best Buy, and many others.

Stardust ( is an award-winning, full-service creative production company, specializing in motion design, animation, visual effects and live-action production. Stardust's Santa Monica and New York offices continually redefine creativity for commercial, on-air, music video and in-store presentations. Their recent work -- including projects for the world's top ad agencies, brands and recording artists -- has earned numerous awards and worldwide editorial exposure.