L.A. TO N.Y.: Industry Model Management, the Beverly Hills-based modeling agency owned by Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa, is expanding its operations to New York. Pignatelli will focus on “female models with talents that are both photogenic and also video-genic,” he said. The New York office will be located on the third floor of Pier59 Studios, which is owned by Pignatelli’s Art and Fashion Group Holding Company.

Day-to-day operations will be headed by vice president Brunella Casella, herself a former model and longtime director at international agencies including Women and Elite, who helped launch the careers of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell and many more.