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WPA signed producer Ellen Schwartz (“Something Borrowed”) and d.p.’s Danny Moder (“Jesus Henry Christ”) and Sidney Sidell (“Lie to Me”). Agency booked producer/UPM Cleve Landsberg on TNT’s “Perception”; and d.p.’s John Barr on Timothy Armstrong on “Cowgirls n’ Angels,” Peter Holland on Nathan Todd “A Belfast Story” and Yaron Levy on John Hyams’ “Universal Soldier 3D.”

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Montana Artists booked line producer Larry Bing on CBS’ “Criminal Minds”; d.p.’s David Insley on CBS’ “Blue Bloods,” Michael Mayers on ABC’s “Good Christian Belles” and Ross Riege on Cartoon Network pilot “The Dummiez,” directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts; and costume designer Sarah Beers on Ben Hickernell’s “Backwards.”

Mantana also booked production designers Thomas Fichter on CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Scott P. Murphy on NBC’s “The Playboy Club,” Steven Wolff on CW’s “The Ringer,” Gae Buckley on NBC’s “Free Agents,” Dawn Snyder on ABC’s “Man Up,” Carey Meyer on ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels,” Vincent Peranio CBS’ “Unforgettable,” Jerry Wanek on CW’s “Supernatural,” and Kenneth Hardy on ABC’s “Body of Proof.”

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New York post house named sales vet Ron Harris VP of production and sales. He’ll lead the company’s expansion into broadcast video as the facility adds capability in HD, color correcting, 3D post, audio and music. Most recently Harris was veep at Broadway Video. Prior to that he was at National Video Center, Rhinoceros, Image Group Post and LA Digital Post… Newcast, the branded-entertainment unit of ZenithOptimedia, appointed Jacqueline Fernandez to director of branded entertainment. She’ll work to create and execute cross-platform marketing campaigns… Bill Thompson has joined the sales team at video and film integration outfit Advanced Systems Group. The exec has held positions as recording engineer, touring technician, and session player, and previously served as digital audio technician with Skywalker Sound, among other positions.

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