Deutsch/L.A. VP-associate creative director Michael Kadin has been promoted to senior vice president. ... Freelance producer Bob Samuel has joined New York agency The Gardner-Nelson Project as partner and director of broadcast production. ... Chris Zapara, formerly of Zoic Studios, has joined Hollywood effects shop Eden FX as supervising visual effects artist. ... Engineer and sound designer Willie Elias, formerly of HBO Latin America, has joined Blazing Music + Sound in Raleigh, N.C.