Honors and Hires: WME Signs 'Pacific Rim' DP and Oscar Winner Guillermo Navarro (Exclusive)

Guillermo Navarro - P 2013

Guillermo Navarro - P 2013

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WME has signed Oscar-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro (pictured), who shot upcoming Pacific Rim, working with his long-time collaborator Guillermo del Toro. His credits include Pan’s Labyrinth for which he won an Oscar; Hellboy and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 and 2. He also recently directed three episodes of Hannibal for NBC.

Dattner Dispoto and Associates has signed editor Kayla Emter, whose credits include The Immigrant, The Sacred and Seven Minutes.


Paradigm announces the following client news: Editor Wyatt Smith has come on board Thor: The Dark World and additionally will edit Disney’s Into The Woods, Peter Amundson will edit Tracers, Hunter Via and Nathan Gunn will cut TNT series Lost Angels, Tirsa Hackshaw will cut CW series Tomorrow People and director of photography Sid Sidell will shoot ABC’s Intelligence.

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Dattner Dispoto and Associates announces the following client news: Director of Photography Flavio Labiano will shoot Prone Gunman, Director of photography Bobby Bukowski has been hired to lense Rosewater, Stephen St. John is director of photography on TV movie Killing Kennedy, Director of photography Michael Wale is working on Almost Human, Xavier Grobet is director of photography on Warner Bros.’ Focus, Jon Joffin is director of photography on American Girl 3: Blanche, and director of Photography Trevor Forrest has joined the production of The Girl in the Book.


John Fragomeni has been named president of Mirada, the creative studio founded in December 2010 by aforementioned Guillermo del Toro and Guillermo Navarro, and Motion Theory co-founders Javier Jimenez and director Mathew Cullen. As Mirada's senior visual effects supervisor, he has helped oversee both concept development and visual effects for Pacific Rim. Fragomeni’s previous film credits include Terminator: Salvation and the second and third installments in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

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