Chris Miller has joined Harpoon Pictures as director of new business development. Miller previously ran sales and marketing for commercial production companies Highway 61 and Bridge Street Films. Prior to that, Miller worked as managing partner at advertising recruitment firm Kendall Tarrant Worldwide. Since joining Harpoon, Miller and executive producer Chester Mayer have added directors Joel Peissig, John Alper, Kohl Norville, Tricia Caruso and Hernan Kesselman to Harpoon's roster.
Loopmedia has signed Fiction, the design team consisting of Mike Spicer and Dave Desjardins, for representation. The pair have designed work for Taxi, CTV, Naked Creative and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Before forming Fiction, they worked at SPIN Productions and at several other design studios.
Vancouver-based hybrid production company Global Mechanic Media has added the animation director duo Kangaroo Alliance to its roster. Kangaroo Alliance, consisting of designer Lauren Gregg and animation director Craig Sheldon, has worked for clients including Nick Jr, Yo Gabba Gabba, Disney Television Animation, MTV, and on various commercials.