Bob English, Tony Kadillak, David Edelstein, and Rob Meyers – all from the award-winning creative team at NY-based broadcast design firm Nth Degree have recently joined forces with Click 3X to create a new broadcast design division called Click 3X Entertainment. This new group will cater strictly to broadcast, providing branding strategy, design, and identity to complement Click’s animation, design, and visual effects teams. This move rounds out Click’s full service creative and development capabilities and brings a new expertise to the multi-media powerhouse. The Click 3X studio now boasts specialized divisions for every media and screen, with Click 3X focusing on commercial and feature film projects, Click 3X Entertainment serving broadcast, ClickFire Media working interactive, and Haunt concentrating on music videos.
Click 3X Entertainment is now home to some of the most seasoned and creative professionals in the broadcast business. Discussing the move, Click 3X Managing Director Jason Mayo says, “We jumped at the opportunity to move an entire broadcast team under our umbrella. We have known these guys for years, and while at Nth Degree they did some really amazing work and will make an immediate impact to the overall scope of our company.” Former Nth Degree Managing Director, David Edelstein will help lead the new division. David’s award-winning experience with broadcast branding and design includes the spearheading of major campaigns for clients such as Nickelodeon, CBS, and MSG. Commenting on the move, Edelstein notes, “We have known Jason (Mayo) and Peter (Corbett) and the great work Click has done for more than a decade and are very excited about the opportunity to get access to the infrastructure, talent pool, and big thinking environment of a larger studio. The move gives us the additional bandwidth and support of the entire team of Click artists, positioning Click 3X Entertainment with a unique ability to deliver on any size of broadcast client and project.”
Also coming over from Nth Degree are EP/Head of Sales Tony Kadillak, Creative Director Bob English, and Senior Writer/Producer Rob Meyers. Kadillak joins current Click 3X EP Connor Swegle, bringing his experience in building relationships with the majority of the cable and broadcast television networks, including PBS, National Geographic, and HGTV, and corporate clients such as Microsoft and the NHL. On the creative front, Bob English has delivered his unique vision and background in developing network packages for channels such as PBS, Disney, and CMT, as well as rebranding and redesign projects for CBC and ARTE. Bob comments, “The allure of Click is that they truly have a “creative comes first” mentality. Because of the vast resources here at the studio, we can really push conceptual boundaries with full confidence that the Click teams will be able to deliver on any vision.”
Click3X Entertainment now offers the ability to develop large-scale branding, channel launch, and rebranding projects for broadcast networks. The new division and team possess both the creative and technical capabilities to make any project successful, already making an immediate impact working on design projects for MTV, Bravo, and Astral Media.
About Click 3X:
New York-based Click 3X produces cutting-edge visual solutions for commercials, feature films, television, music videos, and broadcast clients around the globe. Founded in 1993, Click 3X has become one of the preeminent providers of innovative media content, housed in an environment led by artists, yet supported by one of the most technologically advanced digital studios in the industry. With award-winning design, powerful visual effects, and a visionary animation team, Click 3X has worked on array of diverse highly-recognizable projects, including a series of films from academy-award winning directors like Jonathan Demme and Davis Guggenheim, a recent multimedia package for eight HD Time Warner spots, My Home 2.0, a five episode reality TV series for Verizon Fios, and a long line of recent commercials for major brands such as Sharp, Ford, and Goodyear.
In addition to Click 3X’s commercial and film expertise, their interactive design studio, ClickFire Media, specializes in multi-platform, media-rich interactive campaigns. CFM partners with agencies and entertainment industry clients in the conceptualization, design, and development of immersive branded experiences. Through insight and innovation, CFM combines the latest interactive technologies with the best design, video, animation, and live action skills from Click 3X to deliver integrated solutions in the ever-developing media landscape. Haunt is a division that specializes in cutting-edge motion design for music videos, virals, and installations, and has worked with many of the industry’s top music talent and directors. Click 3X Entertainment focuses on broadcast branding and design, rounding out the company’s expertise for every screen.
CLICK 3X. CLICKFIRE MEDIA. HAUNT. THE FUTURE.
About DAVID EDELSTEIN:
David Edelstein’s inspired leadership and dedication has made a distinct imprint on the broadcast media landscape. David is known first for co-founding FDG, the award-winning branding and design company known for its compelling projects for the Sci-Fi Channel, Fox, Comedy Central, USA Network, and HBO. Since then he fostered success and acclaim for Nth Degree by spearheading campaigns for Nickelodeon, CBS, and Microsoft. Prior to founding FDG and Nth, Edelstein was a Producer at Showtime Network where he worked on a multiple BDA Gold-winning campaign for “The Hunger,” series launches for Stargate, Dead Man’s Gun, and Poltergeist, as well as promos featuring Sidney Poitier and Christine Lahti, and Richard Dreyfuss.
About BOB ENGLISH:
Bob English provides clients with a unique creative vision and the expertise necessary to define and execute strategic branding initiatives. A pioneer in the broadcast design industry, Bob has helped launch network packages for PBS, Disney and Toon Disney channels, Country Music Television, Fox Movie Channel, CBS’ Eye on People, Court TV, Discovery Geschichte, Lifetime Movie Network, and ABC’s One Saturday Morning block. He supervised the cross-platform re-launch of ZDF, the rebranding of CBC, and also created a prestigious redesign package for ARTE, Europe’s leading arts and culture network. Bob’s accolades include awards from Mobius, Eyes and Ears of Europe, D&AD, Royal Television Society, BBC Design, Telly, New York Film Festival, Monitor, Leaf, and BDA/Promax. At Nth Degree, Bob led the creative team on Live Earth, created the design strategy for Discovery Kids’ @DK rebrand, developed an award-winning ID for TCM, and spearheaded the network re-position for Galavision.
About TONY KADILLAK:
Tony Kadillak’s ability to communicate and collaborate effectively bridges the gap between clients’ needs and the media solutions to meet and exceed those needs. In his four years with Nth Degree, he was successful in building relationships with a majority of the cable and broadcast television networks, including ABC, PBS, National Geographic, and HGTV, and was a catalyst in propelling the company to the forefront of the broadcast design industry. Prior to his career in media, Tony developed his strong sales background in the software industry for Ariba, Inc. and Grand Central Networks.
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