Bemis Balkind Strengthens Its TV Group to Reflect Increased Commitment to the Changing TV Industry; Promotes Kishan Muthucumaru to Spearhead TV Group

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Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 7, 2011 – Reflecting its increased commitment to the changing TV industry, legendary creative agency Bemis Balkind has significantly strengthened its TV Group. Based on its recent work promoting high profile television series (including “Falling Skies,” “Top Chef,” “Raising Hope” and “Rizzoli and Isles”), the agency continues to expand its outreach to major broadcast, studio and cable TV industry clients. To best handle this increased activity, Bemis Balkind has promoted Kishan Muthucumaru to spearhead the agency’s TV Group. The announcement was made today by Peter Bemis, CEO, and Aubrey Balkind, Chairman, Bemis Balkind. Said Mr. Bemis and Mr. Balkind, “For quite some time, we’ve been fortunate enough to have enjoyed a strong reputation for ‘smart print’ in the theatrical arena. However, as we evolve the legacy of our agency, we are now actively increasing our visibility in the TV industry. We provide each of our clients with a holistic approach, as our creative disciplines across print, packaging and digital are seamless. We craft fully integrated, highly creative and strategy-oriented campaigns for all of our client projects, whether they are major studio releases, independent films, TV series, brands, or new products and services.” Effective immediately, Kishan Muthucumaru, one of Bemis Balkind’s three Executive Creative Directors, has been promoted, and now will spearhead the agency’s TV Group. Kishan and his team will provide creative services for TV clients in the disciplines of print and packaging. Working in tandem with Curt Doty, Bemis Balkind’s recently named GM Digital/Executive Creative Director, the agency’s TV Group will now also take advantage of the many new opportunities the digital world has to offer. Joining Bemis Balkind as an Executive Creative Director in 2009, Kishan has since managed the agency’s growing home entertainment group. Formerly a Creative Director with 30 Sixty Advertising, his work as a designer has run the gamut from sophisticated corporate communications projects to novel entertainment packaging and advertising. Kishan’s work has been recognized in the Print and Graphis Annuals, and has won several Key Art Awards. ABOUT BEMIS BALKIND: Bemis Balkind’s DNA is firmly rooted in the disciplines of strategic business consulting, design and advertising. The agency first gained widespread recognition for its game-changing advertising campaign promoting the classic film “Rosemary’s Baby.” Since then, the company has become a multi-award winning, renowned and highly regarded creative agency which designed and implemented campaigns for many major motion pictures, including “Forrest Gump,” “Alien, “Superman,” “Fatal Attraction,” Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland 3D,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Black Swan,” “Bad Teacher,” “Shrek,” and many others. From traditional to new media, Bemis Balkind’s core mission has never wavered: “Use the power of creativity to involve audiences in a newly created cultural meme.” In addition to their expertise in launching feature films, a number of their assignments have involved launching new products and services, whether physical venues such as The Getty Center, new industries, like premium cable (HBO), 24-hour news (CNN) and sports (ESPN), or even Internet delivered financial services for client Goldman Sachs. Bemis Balkind is located at 6135 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, and phone is: 323/965-4800. The agency’s New York info is: 134 Spring Street #302, New York, NY 10012, phone 212/965-0099. For more information, please see

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