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people JAMES ALVICH MAS (Music and strategy), specializing in creative solutions for brands and agencies, has promoted founding partner/EP James Alvich to the role of managing director. Alvich created MAS along with music vets Gabe Hilfer and Jim Black. The studio recently completed a comprehensive music partnership with Kate Spade New York featuring the Vivian Girls. It included talent procurement, Facebook development, a battle of the bands campaign/contest and film production. ALVICH FERGUSON BUTLER SUZETTE FERGUSON NYC���s Cinedeck, makers mobile capture systems for film and broadcast, has named Suzette Ferguson senior VP of sales for North America. Based in LA, Ferguson was most recently with Assimilate, where she was director of North American sales. She brings over 30 years of experience to Cinedeck. She has worked in consultative sales at Universal Studios/NBC, Disney Studios, Deluxe, EFilm, Technicolor, Ascent and Laser Pacific/Kodak. MEGAN MELOTH Santa Monica VFX studio A52 has promoted Megan Meloth to executive producer after helping sister studio Elastic more than double in size since 2008. Meloth has worked in agency, production and post, and has been involved in Nike���s Puppets, P&G���s Olympic work and spots for Honda���s Crosstour vehicle. She has also worked on campaigns for Volvo, Intel, Mercedes, Target, Microsoft, Acura and Lexus. EAMONN BUTLER Cinesite, a London-based VFX studio, has named Eamonn Butler animation director. He will head up the studio���s growing animation division. Butler joins from Double Negative, where he was head of animation and supervised such films as Iron Man 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2 and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He also joins the company���s board. Prior to Dneg, Butler spent 10 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank. McDonald House, and other projects for Advil, McDonald���s and Ziploc. A recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, LaHood already has experience as a television and music video editor. LaHood had internships with Red Car, Nolan Collaborative and Leviathan earlier this year, and after co-editing Leviathan���s short film Lilith with editor Andrew Maggio, he now joins Leviathan as a full-time editor. CRONIN PRYOR PURCELL ELLEN SCHOPLER, MIKE LAHOOD Chicago production studio Leviathan has hired Ellen Schopler as associate producer and Mike LaHood as assistant editor. Schopler joins from The Filmworkers Club, where she held the same position. While there, she helped to produce Super Bowl spots for Bud Light and Ronald POST MAGAZINE (ISSN 0891-5628) is published monthly by Post,LLC, a COP Communications company, 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204. Subscription rates: $63 for one year in the United States & Possessions; $94 for one year in Canada and Mexico; all other countries $133 for one year. 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