The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development named Nick Fitzhugh, documentary filmmaker and founder of redfitz productions, as the September 2012 Filmmaker of the Month. He began his career as a student at Brown University (BFA ‘02) by starting Glimpse (glimpse.org), a nonprofit multimedia platform for young people living and studying abroad to share stories about personal cultural experiences abroad. Seven years later the company was acquired by the National Geographic Society. He continued to run what became National Geographic Glimpse with Glimpse co-founder Kerala Taylor for three years.
Three new public relations professionals have joined Widmeyer Communications: Amelia Bryce, Katherine Curtis and Francesca Ernst. Bryce and Curtis are part of Widmeyer’s Digital & Creative practice and Ernst is a member of the firm’s PK-12 team. Bryce joins Widmeyer from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy where she promoted the organization’s efforts through social media and online content creation; Curtis worked for International Resources Group implementing a variety of knowledge management and communications projects for U.S. Agency for International Development; and, prior to joining Widmeyer, Ernst worked at EMILY’s List.
Outreach Strategies in DC hired Angela Bonarrigo as senior vice president. She previously was director of the DC office of Ceres and also served as vice president at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications.
Lindsey Kelley, former marketing director at Advance, a document management company headquartered in Cockeysville, MD, left to start her own marketing consulting firm, Kelley Marketing.