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Top 6: December 18th 2019

Sky: E.T. Came Home For Christmas

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Top 6: December 18th 2019
After 37 years, E.T. and Elliott are back together - and there's a lot to catch up on in this festive campaign from Sky and Comcast. The idea originated with Comcast's agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and as synergy between US and UK operations emerged, Sky got involved. Both the alien and the earth boy from the iconic Steven Spielberg movie have grown up and raised families of their own in a spot that's hoping to get audiences feeling nostalgic. And if that weren't enough of a coup, the director of the original 1982 movie - the one and only Steven Spielberg - was also on hand. Not only was he involved in the storyboarding stage, he also got stuck in during some of the edit sessions too. Taking on the nerve-wracking duty of directing the spot was Park Pictures’ Lance Acord. Actor Henry Thomas, who starred in the original, reprises his role as Elliott, making the film a true reunion. As well as starring one of cinema’s most enduring and iconic characters, with oversight from the campaign marks a number of firsts. It’s the first time the two brands have collaborated on an advertising campaign since Comcast acquired Sky last year.
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SVP, Brand Marketing & Communications: Peter Intermaggio

SVP, Brand Marketing: Todd Arata

Vice President, Brand Marketing: Dustin Hayes

Senior Director, Brand and Experiential Marketing: Rose Holden

Senior Manager, Brand Marketing: Kristen Smith


Executive Director, Social Marketing: Nader Ali-Hassan

Senior Manager, Social Marketing: Beth McDermott

Social Marketing & Community Manager: Lacey Ketchell


Copywriter: Guy Olson, Sam Dworkin

Art Director: Neha Guria, Mike Rodriguez


Design Director: Ryan Self

Designer: Benny Gold, Pedro Zuccolini

Account Services

Managing Partner: Leslie Barrett

Executive Group Account Director: Chad Bettor

Account Director: Kirsten Tsitsos

Account Manager: Lauren Berry

Assistant Account Manager: Sara Jane Stevens


Account Director: Tom Powers

Account Manager: Katie Freedman

Assistan Account Manager: Sarah Thomas

Brand and Communication Strategy

Partner, Head of Brand Strategy: Bonnie Wan

Partner, Head of Communication Strategy: Christine Chen

Director of Brand Strategy: John Thorpe

Group Strategy Director: Katie Coane

Communication Strategy Director: Maren Severtson

Group Director Research Data & Analytics Strategist: Cassi Husain

Communication Strategist: Rosie Kerstetter

Senior Data & Analytics Strategist: Tony Vinella

Brand Strategist: Madison Cameron

Junior Communication Strategist: Taylor Bell


Executive Producer: James Horner

Agency Producer: Kateri McLucas

Assistant Producer: Lily Durston


Executive Producer: Danielle Riccardi

Producer: Megan Monticone

Business Affairs

Director of Business Affairs: Judy Ybarra

Production Company

Company Name: Park Pictures

Production Company City: Los Angeles

Director/DP: Lance Acord

Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Scott Howard

Producer: Caroline Kousidonis

Editorial Company

Company Name: Exile

Editing Company City: Los Angeles

Editor: Kirk Baxter

Assistant Editor: Zaldy Lopez

Head of Production: Jennifer Locke

Executive Producer: C.L. Weaver

Post Producer: Brittany Carson


Editor: Conor O’Neill

Post Producer: Michael Miller

Videographer: Andrew Butte

BTS Photographer: Benzo Theodore

Practical Effects Company

Company Name: Legacy Effects

Production Company City: Los Angeles

Co-Owner/Puppeteer: Alan Scott

Puppeteers: Robert Ramsdell, Richard Galinson, Anthony Venuto,

Chris Grossnickle, Walter Phelan

Audio and Sound Design Company 

Company name: Lime Studios

Sound Design Company City: LSD, Los Angeles

Sound Designer: Michael Anastasi

Sound Design Assistant: Kai Paquin

Audio Mixer: Matt Miller

Audio Assistant: Ian Connie

Executive Producer:  Susie Boyajan

Producer: Kayla Phungglan, Megan Hernandez

VFX Company

Company name: a52 

VFX Supervisor: Patrick Murphy

CG Supervisor: Andrew Romatz

2D VFX Artists: Andy McKenna, Andy Barrios, Urs Furrer, Stefan Gaillot, Matt Sousa, Steve Wolff, Richard Hirst, Adam Flynn, Michael Vaglienty, Enid Dalkoff, Patrick Poulatian, Shauna Prescott, Kevin Stokes, Chris Riley, James Buongiorno

3D Artists: Ariana Ziae Mohseni, Aemilia Widodo, Jaemin Lee, Caleb Ollivant, Bryan Cox, Paulo deAlmada, Dustin Mellum, Tim Kadowaki, Colton Smrz, Joao Rosa, Mike Di Nocco, Quinton Woodson, Evan Mayfield, Sarah Wolfe, Josh Dyer, Michael Cardenas, Greg Gutkin, Joe Paniagua, Tom Briggs, Aaron Flickinger, Dylan Bursick, Joey Bettinardi, Jose Limon, Robert Kim, Sarah Wolfe, Dustin Mellum

Matte Painters: Ram Bhat, Jie Zhou, Zach Mandt

Tracking: Joe Chiechi, Michael Bettinardi, Michael Cardenas

Online Editors: Sam Kolber, John Valle

Producers: Michael Steinmann, Jillian Lynes

Executive Producers: Patrick Nugent & Kim Christensen

Managing Director: Jennifer Sofio Hall

Design Studio

Company Name: Elastic

Creative Director: Nadia Tzuo

Animators & Compositors: Steven Do, Trix Taylor, Brian Hayes

3D Generalist: Dustin Mellum

Producer: Jazeel Gayle

Executive Producer: Luke Colson 

Head of Production: Kate Berry 

Managing Director: Jennifer Sofio Hall 


Company Name: a52 Color

Colorist: Gregory Reese

Color Producer: Jenny Bright

Executive Producer:  Thatcher Peterson

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