Co-Founder Caplan Exits Final Cut, and many other moves

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Greg Caplan, managing director and co-founder of Final Cut, has sold his stake in the bicontinental edit house and left the company to devote more time to London visual effects house -- and Final Cut sister company -- Clear. ... L.A. production company Form has signed director Anthony M. Bongiovi for DVD productions, music performances and commercials. Bongiovi, through his own TBJ Entertainment, has shot videos and DVD concert films for musical acts such as Bon Jovi (fronted by Bongiovi's brother, Jon Bon Jovi), the Goo-Goo Dolls, AC/DC and Marilyn Manson. ... Shuffle, a production company with offices in L.A. and Tokyo that specializes in commercials for the Japanese market, has announced the launch of Shuffle USA -- a unit devoted to producing commercials for the U.S. market. COO Alan Bresnick will head the new venture. ... Flame artist and designer Marlin Lask, veteran of MTV, Nickelodeon and Quiet Man, has joined New York effects boutique Brandname. ... Michelle Fitzgerald has been promoted to director of connection planning at Fallon/Minneapolis. ... David Russell, formerly of Fitness Equipment Services and Euro RSCG DSW Partners in Salt Lake City, has joined Dallas agency Temerlin McClain as director of new media. ... Shea Bernard, formerly of Elias Associates, has joined New York's Guava as director of business development.
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