Bob Blanford, formerly at Post Pro Film & Video, has joined the editorial staff at Szabo Tohtz Editing, Chicago.
Jim Garaventi has joined Doyle Advertising & Design Group, Boston, as senior VP-associate creative director from Leonard Monahan Lubars & Kelly.
Dan Rosen has been appointed president at Manhattan Transfer/Edit, New York.
Richard Ellenson, formerly VP-associate creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi/New York, has joined Milton Samuels Advertising, New York, as executive creative director, a new position.
Steve Schofield has been named executive producer and New York rep at Cafe Film.
Susan Weir has been named an art buyer at Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee.
Jon Stewart has been promoted from copywriter to VP-associate creative director at W.B. Doner & Co./Detroit.
Alex Halpern, a director, has joined Portfolio Artists Network, New York.
Rankin Mapother has been named a senior writer at Doe-Anderson Advertising, Louisville.
Amy G. Davis has joined HBO Studio Productions, New York, as senior visual effects artist.
Cathy Aromando-Donovan and Scott Kulok have been promoted from creative directors to group creative directors at DMB&B/New York.
Debra Cottle, formerly director of sales at Optimus, has been named general manager at IPA, The Editing House, Chicago.
Dale M. Boyce has joined the Broadway Video, New York, editorial staff.
John Noble has been promoted to senior broadcast producer at Gray Kirk/VanSant, Baltimore.
Mary Rich has joined Orsatti & Parrish, a Boston-based direct marketing firm, as an art director, and John Welsh has joined the company as VP-associate creative director.
David W. Dixon and Alice Ericsson, senior VP-group creative directors at McCann-Erickson/New York, have been named deputy creative directors.
Barton Landsman has joined Kirshenbaum & Bond, New York, as an associate creative director from BBDO/New York.
Steve James, a director, and Peter Gilbert, a cinematographer, makers of a documentary feature called "Hoop Dreams," have signed for commercials representation with Brownstone Productions, Los Angeles.
Paul Goldman, a director, and executive producer Rusty Ford have opened Flatiron Films, New York.
Diane Henning has joined National CaveArt, New York, the digital media production division of National Video Center, as account exec.
John Williams has been appointed senior VP at Pacific Ocean Post, Santa Monica, Calif. Also at POP, Rick Hassen, VP-postproduction services, has been named head of the company's new interactive division.
Andy Gallerani, a director, and executive producer Cay Mohr have opened Mohr, Gallerani & More Films, a Hollywood-based commercials production company.
Keith Klein, a copywriter, has joined Ammirati & Puris, New York, from BBDO/Los Angeles.
Joel Goldsmith and Bob Jackson have joined DDB Needham/Chicago as senior producers.
Doug Potter has joined DMB&B/St. Louis as a VP-creative director, and Randy Sims has been promoted from ACD to VP-creative director.
Jonathan Taylor has been promoted to VP-associate director of marketing at Wright-Banks Films, Los Angeles.
Lisa Strain has been named West Coast sales representative for Industrial Artists, a production company with offices in New York and Santa Monica, Calif.