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The Assembly Rooms Partners With Smoke & Mirrors



Editorial to offer service to US agencies and clients

The Assembly Rooms Partners With Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors (, the international visual effects and design company, has teamed up with The Assembly Rooms to offer top-drawer off-line editorial to US agencies and clients. Although The Assembly Rooms Owners and Editors Nik Hindson and Sam Rice-Edwards are not unknown here, this marks their first official foray outside their London base.

“We’ve been editing projects for select agency clients here in New York for a while now, but this marks the official launch of a world-class offering that should interest our clients across the country,” says Smoke & Mirrors Managing Director Mary Knox"

The Assembly Rooms has grown into one of London’s top edit houses since its founding in 2004. They’ve helped craft numerous award-winning commercials, working in collaboration with some of the industry’s leading directors and agencies.  For example, Vodafone’s “The Kiss,” edited by Rice-Edwards and directed by Frederic Planchon, picked up multiple awards in 2013, including a Cannes Lions for editing.

Over the years, Hindson, Rice-Edwards and the other editors at The Assembly Rooms have worked on spots for such brands as Guinness, Barclays, HSBC, Coke, Budweiser, Lexus, Canon, British Airways and ESPN.

“We’ve built a reputation for knowledge and creativity in the UK, and we now feel it’s natural to reach out to the US,” says Hindson.  “So much great work has come out of the States over the years, and we’re really looking forward to collaborating with American talent.”

Other London-based editors now available via Smoke & Mirrors in New York include Joe Parsons, David Stevens, Lou MacGregor, Matt Chodan, Simon Hargood, Ruth Hegarty and Kat Janes.

A global company, Smoke & Mirrors also has offices in London, Shanghai and Sao Paolo, in addition to New York.  Recent commercial clients in the States include agencies such as Y&R, BBDO, mcgarrybowen and mother, and brands such as Target, Google, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lord & Taylor and Coke.

The Assembly Rooms will be represented by Smoke & Mirrors reps Robin Stevens and Sarah Jenks in both the East Coast and Midwest regions.

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Tag, Tue, 13 May 2014 15:28:32 GMT