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Film Commission man joins Exposure: Multi-faceted collective Exposure International has appointed a new longform producer, Daniel Story.

“Daniel’s arrival will see an increased focus on longform content, adding to an already impressive portfolio of humanitarian and commercial TVC, doco and photography work,” says director Kevin Denholm.

Story joins Exposure with over 14 years of experience in film and television. He’s worked on international blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Charlotte’s Web before a seven-year stint in script development and distribution at the New Zealand Film Commission.

He was executive producer of last year’s award-winning local comedy/horror flick Housebound and more recently produced the immersive hip-hop drama Born to Dance, set for release in September.

Fresh from meetings at the Beijing Film Festival & Market this month, Story tackles “a promising slate of projects amassed by the busy film company”, Denholm said.

“While telling a 30-second story is an art form, we’ve been collecting plenty of longer tales to tell. It’ll be great having Dan on board to get some of our dream projects off the shelf and into production.”

O&M hires Olympics marketer: Ogilvy & Mather has hired Terry Daly as business director and promoted Christina Mossaidis to Wellington general manager.

Daly was previously marketing director at the NZ Olympic Committee.

Mossaidis has worked at O&M since 2013 (latterly as GAD in Wellington); she’s also worked at M&C Saatchi Wellington, and at the NZ Pharmacy Guild. Before that, she was a marketing lecturer at Massey University in Palmerston North.

Meanwhile, O&M has yet to name a replacement for ECD Angus Hennah, who left the agency in November “to seek new challenges”. Hennah’s Linkedin profile lists him as “Executive Creative Director” and “ex Ogilvy” – but no new employer, indicating that he now works as a freelancer.

ASA taps ex-MP: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has appointed former ACT MP Heather Roy as its inaugural independent chair.

Roy currently chairs the Electricity & Gas Complaints Commissioner’s Scheme and Medicines New Zealand. “As a former minister of consumer affairs, she is well-placed to lead the ASA in further strengthening the effective model of advertising self-regulation it supports,” says ANZA’s Lindsay Mouat.

While the Complaints Board and Appeal Board have always had public chairs, governance has been led by industry members. An external review in 2014 recommended an independent chair to lead the governance committee and an appointment process began in early 2015.

“As a leading industry regulator, the ASA has worked hard to develop a strong process for advertising self-regulation,” says Mouat. “Hon Heather Roy’s skills and experience will be invaluable in leading the ASA in today’s fast-changing advertising world.”

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