Philip Thomas has been appointed CEO of the Cannes Lions awards, filling the spot vacated after Penny Reid's July resignation. Thomas was most recently managing director of EMAP Media. Longstanding festival organizer Carolyn Lowery, most recently operations director, is taking over as festival director. ... MJZ executive producer Brian Latt joined Tool of North America as executive producer. ... London's Rushes added Adam Watson, a VFX operator who worked on Moulin Rouge
and The Matrix
. ... Anonymous Content director Sunu Gonera wrapped his feature debut Pride
and is again available for commercials work. ... Toronto's Brown Entertainment added Jamie Phair, formerly executive producer/head of sales at Circle Productions, as executive producer/head of sales. ... New York's Wild(Child) added editor Jair Peres. ... Beam.tv added a slew of new talent, including Michael Davey as project manager and Francisco Baptista, Ravi Jethwa and Carl Whittaker as programmers. ... New York's Cut + Run added editor Chris Hellman, formerly of Homestead Editorial.