Swedish directors Axel Laubscher and Bjorn Stein have signed with bicoastal production house Villains. ... Kimars Gourki, formerly of Fallon/Minneapolis, has joined Colle & McVoy/Minneapolis as an art director. ... Colorist Demetri Kitsopoulos has joined Minneapolis posthouse Crash & Sue's. ... Still photographer Rodney Smith and television director Sandy Smolan have signed with The Story Companies for representation as commercials directors. ... South African effects director Hilton Treves has joined Spin/Toronto as visual effects supervisor.