Thornley to HUM, Brian McCauley New Flavor Creative Director
March 21, 2014 by Screenmag
On the move today, Melissa Thornley, formerly managing director of Beast, Method Studios and Company 3 in Chicago is now in charge of New Business Development for LA-based HUM Music
"Being in editorial for over 15 years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with the top music houses in the business. There are so many amazing music houses. Over the years, HUM became my favorite. Not only do I admire the creative coming out of their shop, I love the process and level of client service. Competition in the music industry is tough. That’s a reality and I like it. It’s a challenge to continually innovate and differentiate yourself from the pack."
Thornley says she'll be building relationships with clients, composers, artists and strategic partners. Providing another level of client service on projects and generally working as an idea brainstormer, process innovator, super connector, cheerleader and chief instigation officer.
"About 10 years ago when I was at the Whitehouse, our west coast sales reps also represented HUM," Thornley says. "We got to know each other at screenings and I became friends with EP Debbi Landon. Debbi has an editorial background, so we hit it off immediately...So over the years, HUM became one of my go-to music houses. Not only did I like the creative coming out of their shop, I loved the process and level of client service. I admire how they work with their composers and the level of genuine respect they have for their clients and everyone working on the project. "
"There are SO many amazing music houses," she continued. "Being in editorial for over 15 years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with the top music houses in the business. It’s filled with talented composers I admire. Competition in the music industry is tough. That’s a reality and I like it. It’s a challenge to continually innovate and differentiate yourself from the pack.
Brian McCauley Promoted To Creative Director At Flavor
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the promotion of Brian McCauley to the position of creative director. According to executive producer Neal Cohen, the appointment is effective immediately.
A well-known designer, animator and creative director, McCauley is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and the Illinois Institute of Art. In 2005 he landed as motion graphics artist for the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks. That led him to the role of director and creative lead for Bridges Media, where he spent nearly seven years creating original content for film, television and the web for many top global brands. McCauley then began freelancing as a creative director and 2D/3D specialist for several major studios, including Sol Design FX (which relaunched as Flavor in late 2013), which he joined full-time in 2013 as senior motion designer.
"Brian is so talented and he has a great understanding of client needs," Cohen began. "He understands what they are hoping to achieve and he has a great way of introducing them to new ways of looking at a project. Brian is smart and very organized, and we know he will do well leading the Flavor design team."
"I think that with our new Arrow campaign through Karsh Hagan and the AICP Show's Midwest intro, Flavor is showcasing everything we have to offer," McCauley said. "We have a fantastic team with amazing talent both in Chicago and Los Angeles. I'm especially excited about becoming creative director during this moment when we are making our mark on the world. When Flavor launched, a lot of people began wondering who we are and what we can do. We are truly just getting started… and we can't wait to show you what we come up with next."