The Director's Bureau added director Patrick Daughters, whose most recent clip is the Shins video for "Phantom Limb" and the anti-drug PSA "S.L.O.M." ... Director Ryan Ebner, a former agency creative who began directing while at Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, signed with HSI Productions for commercials and music video representation. ... Publicis West announced a slew of new hires including Jay Picard as VP planning director, Jennifer Brandow as VP project management, Erik Thrane as senior VP interactive business director, Jackie Djanikian as director of broadcast business affairs, Jeff Limon as art director, Gerard Seifert as senior copywriter, and Jason Sullivan as VP account director. ... Spy Films signed three new directors, Maxime Giroux, the directing duo Duplex and the directing collective Flouescent Hill. ... Cutters welcomes editor Joel Marcus to the fold. ... Blacklist—Psyop's mixed media and animation company—has announced the addition of Brazilian-born artist Cisma. ... Composer Bear McCreary, who is behind the music of Battlestar Galactica
, has signed with Visual Music.