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MediaMonks LA Hires New VR Executive Producer and Acquires New Workspace

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The announcement comes as MediaMonks continues to ramp up its West Coast operations

 MediaMonks LA Hires New VR Executive Producer and Acquires New Workspace

MediaMonks today announces the appointment of Kelly Kandle to the role of VR executive producer of the global production powerhouse’s Los Angeles operations. She will report into Co-Founder and COO, Wesley ter Haar, and the company’s Global Head of VR, Ola Björling. 

“Kelly has been a fantastic addition to our team, bringing with her deep connections to the home entertainment industry, cutting edge production chops, and an intense passion for VR as a medium.” – Ola Björling, Global Head of VR at MediaMonks

”Kelly was an immediate fit for MediaMonks and our Los Angeles office, since we share the same unrelenting pursuit of craftsmanship in content production, and the same burning desire to pursue the future potential of this medium.” – Olivier Koelemij, Executive Producer at MediaMonks

Kelly was most recently at RYOT, where she served as an executive producer on over 30 Virtual Reality and linear film projects for numerous brands and partners, including PepsiCo, Walgreens, Gatorade and The New York Times, among others. Prior to that, Kelly was at Naaila Films where she produced video content for clients such as United Airlines, Beyoncé and Time Magazine.  

“I could not be more pleased to have joined the MediaMonks family. It is a gift to have found such like-minded individuals who share my passion for driving branded and original content for AR, VR and 360º platforms. I am looking forward to working with existing and future partners at MediaMonks.” – Kelly Kandle, VR Executive Producer at MediaMonks

“I’m refraining from the expected "hold a kandle" one-liners and just say that we're never happier than when we add people to the Monk family that combine guts, gusto and a desire to do glorious work. Kelly manages all three while being a lovely person so we couldn't be happier to see her join the LA team and help push and pull our VR focus to even higher levels” – Wesley ter Haar, Co-Founder and COO at MediaMonks.

The announcement comes as MediaMonks continues to ramp up its West Coast operations. Kelly’s hire illustrates the company’s continued devotion to technological development and innovation within the realm of digital production. Its Los Angeles business ventures have grown rapidly, necessitating a move into a larger workspace on Venice Beach’s trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd. 

“Next to the amazing boost it has given MediaMonks from a client and business perspective, we believe that establishing an environment as creative as this, attributes to our success and helps us to constantly deliver high quality and craftsmanship across our digital disciplines for our clients.” – Olivier Koelemij, Executive Producer at MediaMonks

“We're treating our LA office as a flagship store. While we've been on the West Coast for a while, having such a visual presence on (one of the few) heavy footfall streets has given our brand and business a great boost. It's also the perfect place to host clients for workshops, rooftop bites & beers or crunchtime all-nighters.” – Wesley ter Haar, Co-Founder and COO at MediaMonks

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Media.Monks, Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:52:34 GMT