Former Pittard Sullivan CD Thomas Hallgren has joined Nostrum Advertising in Long Beach, Calif., as creative director.
Former Cliff Freeman producer Nick Felder has been named VP-head of broadcast production at Lowe/New York.
At San Diego agency NYCA: Julie Erich, formerly of TBWAChiatDayLos Angeles, has been named VP-director of client services; John Grimshaw, formerly of Wieden + Kennedy/Portland, has joined as VP-media director; and Patrick Emerick has been named VP-associate creative director.
Art director Joe Kayser has been named senior VP-creative director at Hill, Holliday/San Francisco.
Gregory Roy, formerly of Doner/Detroit, has joined DP & Company in Southfield, Mich., as creative director.
Anonymous Content executive producer Shelly Townsend has been named managing director at bicoastal production company Headquarters.
Ian Hulbert, formerly of Rhythm & Hues, Los Angeles, has joined Toronto animation/broadcast design house Topix as senior animation director.
Audio engineer Brian Beatrice, formerly of National Sound, has joined New York music house Tonic.
Editor Noelle Webb, formerly of Slingshot, has joined New York's Blue Rock Editing Company.
John Yu, formerly of Sideshow Post, has joined Liquid Light as an Inferno designer.
BeachHouse Films has added three directors to its roster: Adam Reed, formerly of Elsewhere Films, production designer Valerio Ventura and newcomer Kurt Burk.
Director Nick Piper, formerly of Crossroads, has signed with Backyard Productions.
TV producer Bob Kaminsky has joined RipTide Music, Los Angeles, as a partner.
Ryan Elder, formerly an intern with the company, has joined Admusic, Santa Monica, as a staff composer.
Director Bob Grigg, formerly represented by Industrial Light + Magic's commercials division, and executive producer Bill Curran have joined production company Strom Magallon, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Aladino V. Debert, formerly of Digital Art Media, has joined effects studio Radium/L.A. as CG supervisor. Inferno artist Scott Rader, formerly of Digital Domain, also joins the L.A. office. Meanwhile, computer artist Mary Beth Haggerty, formerly of ILM, and CG artist Erik Shepherd, formerly of Vision Art, have joined Radium's San Francisco office.
DJ Jason Bentley, whose credits include hosting the radio show "Metropolis" on L.A.'s KCRW and serving as music supervisor on The Matrix, has joined Venice, Calif., music house Machine Head as a music supervisor. Also added at Machine Head is producer Mark Burgoyne, who has served as music supervisor on various MTV projects.