Larry Brownell, who has served as exec director of the Assoc. of Film Commissioners for about a year, stepped down from his post last Wednesday. The AFCI board announced that Martin Cuff Consulting will provide management services to the association until a permanent executive director is hired… Commercial production company Original Film has added directors Mikael Salomon and Frank Samuel… Vfx training org Escape Studios has brought on five advisory board members: Afonso Salcedo of Pixar Animation Studios, Ken Maruyama of Sony Pictures Imageworks, John Leonti of The Mill, Patrick… Steve Poitras, marketing VP at Los Angeles broadcaster KTLA is leaving the station to become exec veep for biz development and marketing for Veduto, a new technology company specializing in video delivery… David Droga, founder of Droga5, will serve as judging chair of the AICP Next Awards and as MC at the Next Awards presentation the morning of the Show’s debut at Gotham’s Museum of Modern Art.
Murtha Agency booked d.p.’s Brian Pearson on David Von Ancken’s “Awakening,” Amy Vincent on Brad Silberling’s “Hail Mary,” and Robert Yeoman on Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom”; 2nd unit director/d.p. Robbie Greenberg on Peter Hedges’ “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” Steadicam/camera operator Ralph Watson on Tim McCanilies’ “When Angels Sing”; production designers Bob Shaw on Tommy Schlamme’s “Pan Am,” Naomi Shohan on Ron Howard’s “The Dark Tower,” Adam Stockhausen on “Moonrise Kingdom” and Dennis Washington on Antonie Fuqua’s “Exit Strategy”; and costume designer/production designer Patricia Norris on Andrew Dominik’s “Cogan’s Trade.”