Bookings and Signings: WPA, Mirisch, Dattner Dispoto, Innovative Artists and APA Keep Busy

WPA has booked d.p.’s Dana Gonzales (FX’s “Fargo”) on Ric Roman Waugh’s “Shot Caller” and Glynn Speeckaert (“Moonwalkers”) on Jerome Salle’s “The Odyssey.” APA has booked production designer Bob Ziembicki (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) on John Leonetti’s “The Wolves at the Door.”

Mirisch Agency has placed editors Anita Brandt-Burgoyne (“Return to Zero”) on ABC Family’s “Recovery Road,” Tod Feuerman (“House of Lies”) on PBS/Scott Free’s “Mercy Street,” Matt Maddox (“5 to 7”) on Rob Spera’s “Good Humor,” Jake York (“Area 51”) on Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz’s “Martyrs,” and Brian Olds (“Prom Queen”) and Michael Sale (“What to Expect When You’re Expecting”) on Rawson Marshall Thurber’s “Central Intelligence.”

Dattner Dispoto has booked d.p.’s Rachel Morrison (“Fruitvale Station”) on Rick Famuyiwa’s “Confirmation” and Giles Nuttgens (“The D Train”) on David Mackenzie’s “Comancheria.”

Innovative Artists has placed cinematographers Joseph White (“Fear Clinic”) on RZA’s “Spoken Word,” Jas Shelton (“The Stanford Prison Experiment”) on Peter Atencio’s “Keanu,” Ekkehart Pollack (“Gamer”) on John Moore’s “I.T.” and Michael Caracciolo (“The Big C”) on season 3 of NBC’s “The Blacklist”; production designers Keith Burns (“Best Man Holiday”) on History miniseries “Roots” and Nicholas Lundy (“Happyish”) on season 3 of “The Blacklist”; vfx producer Scott Shapiro (“Godzilla”) on Antoine Fuqua’s “Magnificent 7”; and editor Rick Shaine (“Vice”) on Adam Wingard’s “The Woods.”

APA has signed producer Tim Coddington (“Marco Polo,” pictured above), editor Rick Grayson (“Birdman”) and Prague-based production services company Partnership Pictures.

Re-Recording mixer Kevin O’Connell (“Pitch Perfect 2”) has returned to Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Pulse Films has signed commercial director Michael Haussman.

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