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Agencies Book Artisans on ‘Code Black,’ ‘Sea of Trees,’ ‘Conjuring 2,’ ‘Benghazi’ and other projects

Innovative Artists has booked production designer Ruth Ammon (“Manhattan”) on Showtime pilot “I’m Dying Up Here”; and editors Jeff Werner (“Peep World”) on John Wells’ “Animal Kingdom” pilot for TNT and John Roberts (“Glee”) on ABC’s “Code Black.” The agency has signed cinematographer Mike Spragg (“Strike Back,” “The Bastard Executioner,” pictured above) and visual effects editor Alison Wolf (all three “Hobbit” films).

Dattner Dispoto has booked d.p.’s Frankie DeMarco (“The Slap”) on John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” and Blake McClure (“Drunk History”) on CMT’s “Still the King”; costume designer Meghan Kasperlik (“99 Homes”) on Matt Ruskin’s “Darker Than Blue”; and production designer Hannah Beachler (“Miles Ahead”) on Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” The agency has signed d.p.’s Quyen Tran (“The Automatic Hate”) and Lyn Moncrief (“The Scent of Rain & Lightning”); and production designer Eric Archer (“I’ll See You in My Dreams”).

Skouras agency has booked editors Megan Gill (“Kite”) on Oliver Schmitz’s “Shepherds and Butchers,” Pietro Scalia (“The Sea of Trees”) on Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” Greg D’Auria (“Fast & Furious 6”) on Justin Lin’s “Star Trek Beyond” and John Gilbert (“The November Man”) on Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge”; and line producer Joseph Reidy (“Unbroken”) on Steven Soderbergh’s “Mosaic” for HBO.

The Gersh agency has placed d.p. Don Burgess (“Muppets Most Wanted”) on James Wan’s “The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist.”

APA has booked production designers Dan Davis (“The Other Woman”) on HBO’s “Ballers” and Charles Breen (“Sirens”) on Showtime’s “Chiraq”; and producers Nate Kelly (“We Are Your Friends”) on Elijah Bynum’s “Hot Summer Nights” and Al Dickerson (“The Originals”) on OWN’s “Greenleaf.”

CEC has booked editors Agnes Grandits (“Nurse Jackie”) on HBO’s “Divorce” and Chris A. Peterson (“Banshee”) on CNN’s “The Eighties”; makeup artist Scott Hersh (“A Crime to Remember”) on James DeMonaco’s “Purge 3”; and hair/makeup artist Sal Falcone (“Lilyhammer”) on Richard Levine’s “Blue Angel.”

Visual effects studio MPC has added three staffers: David Hoogenakker as head of business development, Jeff Werner as head of production and Meghan Lang as executive producer. In addition, Mike Wigart has been upped to executive producer, MPC Creative. The entire MPC team will relocate from Santa Monica to Culver City next year.

Deluxe Creative Services has hired producer Joanna Woods to oversee projects in Chicago for co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios. Previous producer Kendall Fash was promoted national director of marketing for Beast.

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