Sandwick Films in Los Angeles has signed feature film cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel to a commercial directing contract. Sigel joins the company having just wrapped production on director Bryan Singer's Superman Returns for Warner Bros.
Hunter Murtaugh, formerly director of music at McGarry Bowen in New York, has joined EMI Music Publishing as its first creative director for strategic music marketing.
Sparks Productions in Toronto has appointed Amanda Field as executive producer.
Art director Carl Broadhurst and copywriter Peter Reid will join executive creative director Paul Silburn at Fallon/Minneapolis. Both formerly worked with Silburn at TBWA/London.
Motion design firm Digital Kitchen has added producer Colin Davis, artistic director Linas Jodwalis and creative director Rasmus Blaze to its Chicago office.
San Francisco production company Kaboom has signed directing duo Sausage (John Benson and Ward Evans) for commercials, music videos and short films.
BuderEngel & Friends in San Francisco has hired ACD Kevin Frank, formerly of Venables Bell & Partners.
Kevin Quinlan, a senior visual effects artist, has joined the creative team at Click 3x in New York. He was previously with Charlex.
L.A. design and production company Buck has signed Ben Langsfeld and Tom Schmid, also known as the Philadelphia-based design duo Eneone.
Boston agency Modernista has hired Geoff Lillemon as an interactive designer. Lillemon previously worked in animation and videogame design at Banff New Media in Canada.
Comedy director Trevor Cornish has signed with Santa Monica-based production company TWC for exclusive U.S. commercials representation. Cornish is represented in Canada by Spy Films.
New York production company Zero 2 Sixty has signed director Thor Raxlen for exclusive commercials representation. Raxlen was formerly an editor/visual effects designer at Chelsea Digital.
Celebrity/fashion photographer James White has signed with L.A.-based production company A Band Apart for exclusive representation as a commercials and music video director.
Crispin Porter & Bogusky has hired newlywed producers Keith and Susanna Rose to serve as senior integrated producer and integrated producer, respectively. Keith was formerly the senior VP-head of production for Mullen in North Carolina, where Susanna was also a producer.
New York production company Mister Boomboom has added fashion photographer/director Greg Kadel to its talent roster.
Bicoastal production company Steam Films has signed commercials director Wayne Craig.
Animation director Phil Dale has joined London production company Slinky Pictures. The stop-motion specialist recently worked on the animation for Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
Cinematographer Brad Rushing, whose DP credits include the music videos for Britney Spears' "Toxic" and Eminem's "Without Me," has signed with L.A. production company Paradigm for exclusive representation.
Wieden+Kennedy/Amsterdam has hired designer Andy Walker as creative director. Walker was previously an art director at Nike in Portland.
Former FCB art director Dana Deskiewicz has joined New York interactive agency Deep Focus as creative director.
Durham, N.C., agency The Republik has hired Quincy Brown as interactive director. Brown was formerly a partner at New York consulting firm Q-Media Interactive
Director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) has signed with Santa Monica production company Independent Media for exclusive commercials representation.
TBWA/Chiat/Day/N.Y. has hired David Logan as a senior broadcast producer. Logan was previously a composer/producer at New York music/sound design studio Q Department.
Bicoastal effects and design company Stardust has added senior animator/VFX Cary Janks. Janks, who has worked with Stardust, Plus et Plus, Pure and the SciFi Channel, is based in the New York office.
Mark Molloy has signed with L.A. production company Furlined for U.S. commercials representation.