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Leo Burnett USA has named Chris Rossiter EVP-director of broadcast production. Rossiter succeeds Jonathan Davis, who is returning to London to join in a senior role.

Former Fallon/Minneapolis creative team Ryan Peck and Scott O'Leary have moved to Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis, where they will be CDs. The move reunites the pair with Carmichael Lynch CCO Peter McHugh, who had been GCD at Fallon from 1995 to 2002 prior to his stint as ECD/partner at 180/Amsterdam.

Former Lowe chairman and CCO Gary Goldsmith has joined Y&R/N.Y as chief creative officer, replacing Matt Eastwood, who left earlier this year.

Effects house Riot has hired Cris Blyth, former visual effects supervisor at Digital Domain, and Toby Brockhurst, who has held senior posts with Moving Picture Company, A52 and Sight Effects, as visual effects supervisors. Blyth will be based in Riot's Santa Monica office, while Brockhurst will be based in New York.

Dennis Moylan, formerly of Detroit design firm Postique, has joined Ringside Creative, Oak Park, Ill., as executive producer.

Cliff Freeman has appointed the agency's first-ever CEO, Jeff McClelland, to lead Cliff Freeman & Partners, New York. McClelland was previously founder and chief integration officer at Integrated Brand.

Creative Film Management has signed Chazz Palminteri and Jamie Johnson for commercials representation.

VFX artist Victor Melton has joined Fluid in New York from Wild Blue Pictures/POV Editing and Visual Effects in Houston.

Panic & Bob in Toronto has added Greg Edgar, formerly at Stealing Time, to its editing roster.

Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago has promoted Marshall Ross to the newly created post of chief creative officer.

Newhouse Films, a satellite division of bicoastal Crossroads Films, has signed director Steven Ramser, who was formerly with Partizan.

Director Charles Mehling has joined L.A.-based music video production company Streetgang Films.

Anonymous has signed director Daniel Levi, formerly repped by Smuggler.

The Mob Film Co., London, has signed director Steve Qua for commercials representation.

Atmosphere BBDO has hired 10-year BBDO/N.Y. veteran Michael Aimette to fill the newly created position of executive creative director.

Editor Jason MacDonald, formerly of Mad River Post, has joined bicoastal editing house CosmoStreet.

Production company Millennium Pictures has signed German director Alexander Paul for exclusive U.S. spot representation.

Directing team Josh & Xander (Josh Melnick and Xander Charity) have signed with production company Tight for exclusive U.S. spot and music video representation, following a stint at Partizan.

Rhinofx, New York, has added technical directors Vadim Turchin and Jasmine Katatikarn, modeler Brian DiNoto and compositor Nitant Karnik.

Cinematographer Munn Powell, who shot Napoleon Dynamite, has signed with Paradigm for commercials and music video representation.

Interactive agency Tribal DDB has named Dorian Sweet executive creative director at its San Francisco office. Sweet was formerly a creative director for online advertising and web development at

Director Mathew Brady has signed with L.A.-based production company The Artists Co.

London production company Academy has signed music video director Tim Royes for worldwide commercials and music video representation. Royes was previously repped by RSA/Black Dog.

Colle + McVoy, Minneapolis, has hired Glenn Gray, most recently a freelancer, as group creative director. In addition, C + M recent hires include: copywriter Colin Corcoran, formerly at Hunt Adkins; art director Elizabeth Kallstrom, a recent Miami Ad School grad; copywriter John Neerland, formerly at Olson + Co.; and art director Nina Orezzoli, most recently at The Foley Group.

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