Here's the press release:
Mosteller Directs Exit From Brunner, Signs with MUGSY New York
June 7, 2010 - NEW YORK - Ernie Mosteller, until recently VP, Creative Director/Emerging Media for Brunner, and Creative Director for the shop's DC office, is once again an independent film and video director. He has signed with New York production company MUGSY (mugsy.tv) for representation in major markets, and will also work independently on select local and regional projects. His reels are available via mosteller-director.com; and will soon be on mugsy.tv.
For 15 years prior to his four-year stint at Brunner, Mosteller directed national and international spots, through Stephen Cannell's Image Point Productions, as well as his own NurEye Films, and Fried Okra Entertainment. While at Brunner, in addition to his work in digital strategy and creative for the agency's three offices, he continued to direct both new media projects and commercials for a variety of the agency’s clients. Now he's back full time in the director's chair, but with a different focus:
"The web changed the way content is delivered," says Mosteller. "That's what prompted my move to the agency side four years ago. Crafting web content is not just different strategically, it's different creatively and directorially, because the user expects a different experience.."
Mosteller continues, "But, as the web has matured, it's clear that the quality of the content increasingly defines the quality of the web experience. There's a market now for content creators who can bridge the gap between high-quality/high-dollar spot production and more moderately-budgeted web projects. I'm keeping one foot planted in each world, because the two will merge, sooner, rather than later."
MUGSY is the U.S. division of global production company Filmservice Productions, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Prague and Moscow. At MUGSY, Mosteller is reunited with Executive Producer Sean Reilly and East Coast Head of Sales Rich Schafler.