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Paul Sapiano, a director, has opened Paul Sapiano Films, a Hollywood-based commercials production company.

Lisa Fisher has been promoted to VP-general manager at Editel/N.Y.

Randy Akers, a director/designer, has joined Curious Pictures, a New York-based commercials production company.

Brent Pate and George Englezos have joined Broadway Video, New York, as senior editors.

Pascal Franchot, a director, has joined Tobin Film Co., a Los Angeles-based commercials production company.

Christopher Wargin, a designer/effects editor, has joined Two Headed Monster, a Hollywood-based editorial and design house.

Elizabeth Dzilenski and Jeffrey Lin have joined Keiler Design Group, Farmington, Conn., as graphic designers.

Hillary Jordan and Tom Hudder, VP-creative directors, and Debbie Schedivy, an art director, have joined GSD&M, Austin.

Eric Horowitz has joined the editorial staff at the Progressive Image Group, New York.

Tamara Rogers has been named COO at Waves Sound Recorders, a Hollywood-based recording and audio postproduction facility.

Michael DePirro has joined FCB/LKP/New York as a senior VP-associate creative director.

Florence Babbitt has joined FCB/Chicago as senior VP-director of broadcast production. Babbitt was formerly VP-senior producer at FCB/San Francisco.

Rich Paschall has been promoted to associate creative director from copywriter at Henderson Advertising/Atlanta.

Richard Kluft, senior colorist, has joined Broadcast Video Inc. (BVI), a Miami postproduction house.

Dave Damman has joined Minneapolis ad agency Case Foley Sackett as an art director.

Carlos Cortinas and Wally Boss have joined DMB&B/St. Louis as art directors.

Geoffrey Edwards, a director, has signed for music video representation with recently opened Spots & Clips Films, New York.

Carole Frehauf has joined WYD Design, Westport, Conn., as a VP, and James Pettus has joined the company as a senior designer.

Scott Webster, senior art director, Margaret Hess, associate art director, and Barbara Meeker, copywriter, have joined Campbell Mithun Esty Promotion Marketing, Minneapolis.

Bernie Rosner has joined Grey Advertising/New York as a senior VP-group creative director.

Mark Malcolm has been named a producer at Pinnacle Effects, a Seattle-based special-effects production company.

Richard Goldstone, a director formerly with Moxie Pictures, has signed with bicoastal Velocity Film.

Cathy Bigham, formerly at AFI/Filmworks, has joined Levinson Productions, Miami, as executive producer.

Michael Gill has been appointed senior VP-creative director at Arnold Advertising, McClean, Va.

Diane Ruggie has been promoted from associate creative director to creative director at DDB Need-ham/Chicago.

Tina Hall, a copywriter, has joined Mad Dogs & Englishmen, New York, from Fallon McElligott.

Ron Peduto has joined Napoleon Videographics, New York, as chief editor.

Caroline Carden has been named director of broadcast production and broadcast business management at Waring & LaRosa, New York.

Deborah Zwayer has joined Northwest Teleproductions/Chicago, a film and video production, postproduction and graphics company, as an executive producer. In addition, director/DP Gary Peterson has joined the company.

Barbara Rider has been promoted to account executive at The Post Group, Los Angeles.

Joe Milla has been promoted to ACD at Peterson Pearson Milla, Minneapolis.

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