Moviepilot Sets Up Office In Venice, Hires Two Execs

Moviepilot, which operates an online movie discovery site, said last week that it has opened up an office on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, as part of its expansion into Los Angeles. The firm--which has been booting up operations in LA since May--said it has hired Amy Elkins as EVP Strategy and Advertising, and Amy Smith as Director of Advertising. Elkins joins the firm from MEC, where she had run interactive media campaigns for Paramount and Dreamworks. Smith was previously at Amazon Media Group, working with IMDb, Amazon, Mobile and Kindle with entertainment accounts. Moviepilot is headed by Tobi Bauckhage, and was started in Germany; the firm took $7M in May to help it expand and build its office here in Los Angeles. The site provides recommendation and information on upcoming movie titles.