Swiss director Ivo Wejgaard has signed with commercial production company Identity for representation in the U.S. Wejgaard specializes in working with international beauty and lifestyle brands including Lancome, L'Oral, Laura Biagiotti, 4711, Reebok, Olay, Nivea, Palmers, Olympus, Ponds and more, and with talent that includes Julianne Moore, Lucy Liu and Freida Pinto. His first feature film, "The Inexplicable Tale of the Girl in the Feather Jacket," is scheduled for release in 2019. Internationally, Wejgaard is signed with Quad Productions in France and Fresh Film Production in the U.K. He is currently based in Switzerland, with future plans to move to Los Angeles to continue directing commercial and feature film projects in the U.S.
Mass Appeal is signing director Katya Bankowsky to its roster. Bankowsky has directed ads, branded entertainment and digital campaigns for clients including the WNBA, NFL, Reebok, Maserati, Verizon, the US Olympic Committee, Chase and Brazilian Brahma beer. Prior to joining Mass Appeal, she directed a piece for the New York Times on French fashion icon Michele Lamy and a web series she wrote, directed, and co-starred in with Lamy. She also directed, produced and edited the 1999 documentary film "Shadow Boxers" that follows the rise of women's boxing and tells the story of the first undefeated female world champion, Lucia Rijker.