Emily Van Nierop, formerly of Go Film, has joined Believe Media, N.Y., as head of production.
New hires at Mother/N.Y.: Susan Ebling Corbo, formerly of Arnold, senior creative; Helen O'Neil, formerly of TBWA/Chiat/
Day/L.A., art producer; strategist Rob Thorsen formerly an account director at BBH/N.Y.; and creative Michael Rose, formerly of Brouillard Communications.
New hires at Los Angeles-based Davidandgoliath: art director Tim O'Malley, most recently with Goodby Silverstein & Partners; senior art director Simon Tuplin, formerly of Lowe Roche in Canada; copywriter James King, formerly with Mullen; and art director Ron Tapia, formerly a freelance graphic designer.
Omaha-based Bozell & Jacobs has added Monica Taylor, formerly of The Martin Agency in Richmond, as ACD.
Radium, with offices in Santa Monica and San Francisco, has hired Jon Townley as artist manager and creative director, and Jeff Blodgett as executive producer.
Director Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Dark City, The Crow), formerly with Propaganda Films, has signed with Anonymous Content for exclusive U.S. representation.
Taxi/N.Y. has hired copywriter Adam Alshin and art director Kim Haxton, both formerly at Fallon/N.Y.
L.A.-based editing house Final Cut has hired J.D. Smyth, formerly with Rock Paper Scissors.
Lapiz Integrated Hispanic Marketing, Chicago, has hired Sebastian Pallares, formerly of Dieste Harmel & Partners, as a senior AD.
David Carter has joined BBDO/N.Y. as a senior creative director. He was most recently a senior art director at Fallon/Minneapolis.
Animation and production company Hornet has signed directing team Impactist, comprised of artist/designers Daniel Elwing and Kelly Meador.
A Band Apart has signed directors Adam Pollina and Ben Dickinson for exclusive representation for music videos and commercials.
Postproduction company Wildchild has hired Alexandra Leal, formerly of Cutting Vision, as executive producer, and Daria Zeliger, formerly of Rhinofx, as head of sales and development.
Editor Nicholas Wayman-Harris, founder of London-based editorial house NWH Editing, has joined Union Editorial in Santa Monica.
Austin-based agency McGarrah/Jessee has hired Cameron Day, formerly of BBDO/Detroit, as executive creative director.
Art director Adrien Bindi, formerly of Leo Burnett/Chicago, has joined Fallon in Minneapolis.
Concrete Pictures in Philadelphia has appointed Richard Rice, who formerly produced alternate programming for Rainbow Media and DreamWorks, as director of new media. Also at Concrete, 3-D animator and designer Huy Dang has added to the creative team. Previously, Dang was a 3-D and motion graphics artist for the Unisys Corp.
Mad River Post in Dallas has signed editor Erik Johnson, most recently with Homestead Editorial, Austin, for exclusive commercials representation.
Director Jim Gilchrist has signed with Thomas Thomas Films for commercials representation in the U.S. and the U.K.
Matthew Vaughn, director of Layer Cake, has signed with HSI for commercials representation.
Brittany Curtis, formerly publicist for the Seattle International Film Festival, has been named special projects manager at Venice, Calif., brand communications agency 86 the Onions.
Hollywood branding agency Creative Domain has named former WB TV on-air promotion executive Mark Rivard as director, interactive entertainment A-V.