Scott Pryor, formerly a senior producer at Bates USA, has joined New York effects boutique Brandname as executive producer. ... At New York's rhinofx: Dan Vislocky has been hired as a staff animator; Guy Aztmon has come on staff as a graphic designer; John Budion has joined the company as an Inferno artist; and Jesse Clemens has been hired as a software specialist. All four previously freelanced for rhino. Also, freelancer Karen Bianca, formerly head of production at Curious Pictures, has joined rhino as a senior producer and staffer Linda Gallagher has been promoted to associate producer. ... Elissa Muddell, who left company in 1999, has returned to New York's wild(child) editorial as VP-head of production. Muddell will also serve as executive producer at Mac Sound, the audio post company housed at wild(child)'s facility.