L.A.-based editing house Final Cut has hired JD Smyth, who most recently cut at Rock Paper Scissors. ... Lapiz Integrated Hispanic Marketing in Chicago has hired Sebastian Pallares, formerly of Dieste Harmel and Partners, as Senior Art Director. ... Cinematographers Steve Fierberg of HBO’s hit show “Entourage”, Hernan Michael Otaño, and Production Designer Bradley Martin Thordarson have signed with Paradigm for exclusive representation. Cinematographer David Franco (The Cleaner
, starring Lucy Liu and Cedric the Entertainer) has also signed with Paradigm for U.S. Representation only. ... David Gioella and Mark Littman have launched Mr. Wonderful, a new design and visual effects company based in New York. The entity is an offshoot of their Northern Lights Post boutique and will cater to high-end broadcast design, feature film and television projects under the aegis of creative director Beirne Lowry and producer Damien Henderson.