Tugboat will open a new office in London this April, with marketing director Kan Taniguchi making the move from the Tokyo office to the agency's new facility in Clarkenwell. ... Deutsch/NY promoted George Decker
to senior VP, group creative director from VP, group creative director. ... Director Paul Riccio
signed with the Sweet Shop. ... Company is a new L.A.-based production company with Robin Benson and Richard Goldstein as executive producers, Robert Nackman as head of production and a directorial roster that includes the Coen Brothers, Fred Goss
, David McNally
and Jeff Thomas. ... Young & Laramore made Ann Beriault a partner in the company, promoting her to principal, director of account services. ... Toronto-based editorial house Relish, and online house 567vfx hired Rebecca Ross, formerly of Alliance Atlantis, as executive producer. ...Bryony Harrison, formerly of Squash, has joined Golden Square to head up its recently formed digital wing, Disqo. ... Director Kevin Fitzgerald signed with Chelsea Pictures. ... Minneapolis-based Brew added designer and art director Ned Sundby-Munson. ... Cedric Gairard
has taken over head of broadcast duties in Amsterdam at 180 Amsterdam from Peter Cline, who is setting up 180's new LA office. ... Hollywood-based ka-chew! opened a live action entity called Punch Company, with Ellen Knable as executive producer. ... Reel FX of Dallas merged with California-based digital studio Radium. ... Saville Productions has signed director Lance Kelleher for representation in the U.S. ... Organizers of the 2007 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival announced the jury for Titanium and Integrated Campaigns, which includes Crispin Porter + Bogusky's CCO Alex Bogusky as jury president, Rodrigo Figueroa Reyes, partner and CCO at FiRe Advertainment, Leo Burnett Worldwide's worldwide chief creative officer Mark Tutssel, Chuck McBride, ECD of San Francisco's Cutwater, Jonathan Harries, worldwide chief creative officer at Draftfcb, Trefor Thomas, CCO EMEA at RMG Connect, @radical.media's chairman and CEO Jon Kamen, JWT New York's chief experience officer Colleen DeCourcy, Media Planning Group's CEO Maria Luisa Francoli, and Saatchi & Saatchi Australia's ECD David Nobay.