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Creative director Jeff Kling has been promoted to executive creative director at Euro RSCG/N.Y.

Craig Davis, who was named J. Walter Thompson's chief creative officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa 10 months ago, has been promoted to worldwide CCO.

Damian Stevens, formerly executive producer at production company JGF, has joined Saatchi & Saatchi/L.A. as director of broadcast production.

Directors David Popescu and Christina Hodnet-who are repped by Brown Entertainment and The Partners Film Co., respectively, for Canadian work-have signed with Chicago-based The Story Companies for commercials representation in the U.S.

Lauren Durazo, formerly of San Francisco agency See, has joined L.A.'s Union Editorial as an associate producer.

Features directors Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) and Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury) have signed with A Band Apart for commercials representation.

Director Timothy Kendall has signed with HKM for exclusive commercials representation.

Director Buddy Cone, formerly of Chelsea Pictures, has signed with Hollywood's Fabrication Films for commercials representation. Meanwhile, documentary filmmakers the Konwiser Brothers have signed with Fabrication satellite A Film By.

Freelance editor Lisa Cheek has joined Santa Monica's Crush Editorial.

Lewis Kofsky, formerly of PDI/Dreamworks, has joined New York's Curious Pictures as head of computer graphics and and visual effects.

Freelancer Melanie Barti has joined The Hive Advertising in San Francisco as an associate creative director.

Editor Nick Lofting, formerly of Chrome, has joined Union Editorial in Santa Monica.

Bob Samuel, formerly director of broadcast production at New York agency Gardner Nelson & Partners, has joined Coreaudiovisual-which currently has offices in St. Louis and New York-as managing director.

Jon Merrifield, former principal of Santa Monica's Fence Post, has joined Milagro Post in Southfield, Mich., as the company's lead designer.

Steve Hendricks, a freelance consultant and former president/CEO of Virgin Digital Studios, has joined bicoastal Post Logic Studios as president/CEO.

Celia Williams, former executive producer at L.A. music house Endless Noise, has joined Arnold/N.Y. as head of broadcast production.

Freelancer Philip Bonnery and Alex Flint-formerly of Spike DDB-have joined Boston agency Modernista as senior art director and senior copywriter, respectively.

Freelance producer Jeff Snyder has been named head of production at Santa Monica production company Thomas Winter Cooke.

Scott Persson, formerly of Creative Bubble, has joined New York radio production company McHale Barone as an engineer, mixer and sound designer.

At West Hartford, Conn., design firm Wondriska Russo, senior designers Shannon Perrone and Stacy Lynn Baran have been promoted to art directors.

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