London's Rushes welcomed back Rufus Blackwell to its VFX Department after a two-year hiatus. ... New York's Manic added veteran flame artist Eric Gelgand to its VFX and motion graphics team. ... Australian production company Prodigy appointed Andrea Marcucci as East Coast representative and Mary Ida Bonadio to the Midwest for Prodigy's Stateside operation. Both will work alongside New York-based executive producer Nic Barnes. ... Critical Mass out of Calgary hired John Stichweh as SVP and general manager. ... Cascade ICS (Intelligent Channel Solutions), a new international marketing agency catering to IT, launched with Munich as its homebase. ... Director/photographer David McNamara and executive producer Michael Garza unveiled new production firm McNamara Film Company. McNamara, with 20 years of commercial experience, formerly worked in in-house doing commercial production for DDB, New York. Garza, meanwhile, has spent over 10 years producing commercials, features and independent films along with content for NBC and NASDAQ. ... Director Jonas Mayabb joined HKM for US representation.