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Jeff Gregor Named General Manager Of TCM

Nellie Andreeva

Turner Entertainment Networks has promoted Jeff Gregor to EVP and chief marketing officer of TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies and general manager of TCM. In this new role, Gregor will continue to lead marketing for TNT, TBS and TCM, while adding day-to-day oversight of TCM. This is the first time in a long time that TCM has had a dedicated executive running the network. It had been overseen by TEN president Steve Koonin to whom Gregor reports.  (However, original programming on TCM is under the purview of TEN’s head of programming Michael Wright.) of Gregor previously served as chief marketing officer for TNT, TBS and TCM.

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, much less an even more disgusting premiere party whose selling point was its political incorrectness. (Let me make it perfectly clear: I support talent’s right to make the movie, just not business people profiting from it.) Sure, I received all those inane emails announcing the bash, and I did the right thing: I trashed them. Other journalists fell all over themselves covering the event so as to diss it: really, they’re lemmings hurling themselves off the cliff. There is only one way to stop the business of these torture porn movies: by shaming the people who receive money for releasing them, publicizing them, having anything to do with them. So, Mike, how could you? (And how could you, After Dark’s  Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman?) Take that Captivity money and donate it to charity and pledge publicly right now you’ll never get involved with torture porn pics again. Until Mike does, I urge Hollywood and other companies to shun Sitrick and Company because there is such a thing as guilt by association.

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