Gersh has placed production designers Sebastian Krawinkel (pictured left) (“A Most Wanted Man”) on Dennis Gansel’s “Mechanic 2” and Jon Hutman (“Unbroken”) PIC on Angelina Jolie’s “By the Sea”; and producers Todd Hallowell (“Rush”) on Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” and Colin Wilson PIC (“Zero Dark Thirty”) on David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.”

Other Gersh bookings: producers Stephen Jones (“Gravity”) on “Beauty,” in development by Warner Bros., Jeffrey Chernov (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3” and Barrie Osborne (“The Great Gatsby”) on David Lowery’s “Pete’s Dragon”; agency has booked editors Michael Kahn (“Lincoln”) on Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller and Nick Moore (“Enough Said”) on John Wells’ untitled chef project.

WME has signed Simon Crane (pictured middle) (“Edge of Tomorrow,” “World War Z”) for his first directing duties. He continues to be repped by ICM Partners as a second unit director.

APA has booked production designer Nelson Coates (“Flight”) on Billy Ray’s “The Secret in Their Eyes” and costume designer Trayce Field (“Two Broke Girls”) PIC on NBC’s “One Big Happy.” Other APA bookings: Bookings: first AD Steve Danton on season 2 of TNT’s “The Last Ship,” cinemagographer Barry Donlevy on season 5 of TNT’s “Falling Skies” and costume designer Leslies Schilling on season 6 of FX’s “The League.”

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked costume designer Isis Mussenden (“The Wolverine”) on the pilot of Amazon’s “Down Dog,” directed by Brad Siberling; and d.p. Ossi Rawi (“Borgia”) on Nat Geo mini “Killing Jesus.”

Skouras has booked cinematographer Gyula Pados (pictured right) (“Million Dollar Arm”) on Wes Ball’s “The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials,” shooting in New Mexico.

Eastern Talent bookings: editor Tom McArcle (“Win Win”) on Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” first AD Dave Halls (“Basmati Blues”) on S. Craig Zahler’s “Bone Tomahawk” and production designer Gary Kordan on the pilot of Amazon’s “Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1988,” directed by Mark Waters.”

In other news from around the biz…

Post-production sound group Formosa Group has appointed Tracey Grimes as director of business development for feature films. Her pedigree includes stints at Modern VideoFilm, Technicolor Creative Services, Post Logic Studios and Sunset Group. Announcement was made by CEO Robert C. Rosenthal.