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WILD(CHILD) ADDS TO STAFF, COMPLETES VERIZON SPOT

September 19, 2005
WILD(CHILD) ADDS TO STAFF, COMPLETES VERIZON SPOT

L-R: Daria Zeliger, Wild(child) president/editor Yvette Pineyro and Alexandra Leal.

NEW YORK - Wild(child), here, recently expanded its staff with the addition of executive producer Alexandra Leal and head of sales Daria Zeliger. Leal will serve as executive producer for Wild(child) (www.wildchildpost.com) and Macsound. She was previously an executive producer at Cutting Vision. Zeliger will serve as head of sales & development for Wild(child), Macsound and a new company that will officially launch next month. She comes to the editing/effects house from Rhinofx and Rhinoedit where she served as an account executive.

In related news, Wild(child) recently provided visual effects and editing on a humorous :30 spot for Verizon Online DSL. The commercial centers around Happy Cat, an animated Web character who tries to deliver an online birthday greeting, but is stifled by a slow dial up connection.

Brett Nicoletti cut the spot with Andy Giles assisting. Wildstyle's Jim Forster handled animation, with Matt St Ledger providing After Effects graphics and Kenny Kiernan focusing on character development. Elissa Muddell served as executive producer and Martin Lazaro provided Flame compositing.

Mika at Moving Images was the colorist on the project. Bang provided the original track and Sound Lounge completed audio post.