Bob Walker Upped At Weather Channel

By | Monday July 11, 2011 @ 5:29pm PDT

Bob Walker has been upped to EVP and GM of networks and content at the Weather Channel Companies, where he will be responsible for all live and original programming, including on-air and digital content as well as on the TWC Radio … Read More »

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Suzanne Kolb Named President of E! Entertainment

By | Thursday July 7, 2011 @ 10:00am PDT

Back in May, we reported about rumblings that E! Entertainment marketing president Suzanne Kolb had emerged as the top internal candidate to replace Ted Harbert as the network’s president, after Harbert moved on to NBC to oversee stations, affiliates, and sales alongside Bob Greenblatt. NBC Cable chairman Bonnie Hammer took her time, but today she made it official about Kolb. Here’s the release:

Los Angeles, July 7, 2011 – Suzanne Kolb has been named President of E! Entertainment, reporting to Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. Kolb previously served as President, Marketing, News and Online for E! and The Style Network and has played a key leadership role in driving the networks’ record-breaking growth over the past six years. As E! President, Kolb’s senior management team will include longtime E! executives Steve Dolcemaschio, Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Berger, President, Entertainment Programming, and Cyndi McClellan, Executive Vice President, Research & Program Strategy.

“As a member of E!’s leadership team, Suzanne has played a pivotal role in getting the network to the great place it is today,” said Hammer. “Her strong oversight of three areas key to E!’s success — news, online and marketing — makes her the perfect person to lead the brand through the important next phase of its evolution.”

“I am incredibly grateful to Bonnie for the opportunity to lead E! during this wonderfully exciting and unique time in the brand’s history and equally thrilled to do that in partnership with a management team I know and love,” said Kolb. “E! has enjoyed great success in the past but we’re just getting started.”

In her previous role as President, Marketing, News and Online, E! Entertainment and The Style Network, Kolb led all marketing, communications and brand alliances for both networks, and oversaw the networks’ popular non-linear destinations E! Online and mystyle.com. Most recently Kolb successfully unified and expanded E!’s news entities, including E! News, E! Online and E! News Now, and has helped to establish E! News as the top global entertainment news brand.

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Dan Silberman Upped To SVP Publicity At A&E Network And Bio Channel

By | Wednesday July 6, 2011 @ 12:31pm PDT

Dan Silberman has been promoted to SVP Publicity at A&E Network and Bio Channel, where he will be responsible for corporate and trade communication strategy and oversee all program-based consumer press efforts, talent relations and awards strategy for a … Read More »

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Juli Goodwin Upped To Exec Veep Domestic Publicity At Warner Bros Pictures

By | Thursday June 30, 2011 @ 12:51pm PDT

BURBANK, CA, June 30, 2011 – Juli Goodwin has been promoted to Executive Vice President Domestic Publicity for Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing.

As the head of the domestic publicity department, Goodwin will continue to oversee the creation and implementation of publicity campaigns, encompassing national and field publicity, special events and promotions, and liaising with filmmakers, talent, and other marketing executives in support of the studio’s wide-ranging slate. She reports directly to Kroll, who stated, “Juli is an invaluable member of our marketing group. She is a smart and inventive thinker, whose sharp, strategic instincts and great perspective are always key in helping to shape our campaigns.”

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Kyle Davies Upped To Worldwide Distribution President At Relativity Media

By | Monday June 20, 2011 @ 11:53am PDT

Beverly Hills, CA (June 20, 2011) – Relativity Media announced today the promotion of Kyle Davies to President, Worldwide Distribution, reporting directly to Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and President Steve Bertram. Davies previously served as President, Theatrical Distribution.

Davies has helped guide Relativity from being a financing and producing entity into a full-fledged studio by leading its distribution operation. Davies will continue to oversee all domestic theatrical distribution strategies and will work closely with Relativity’s foreign output partners. Davies most recently shepherded the box office hit Limitless and is currently working on the upcoming Shark Night 3D, Immortals, Act of Valor, Haywire, House At The End of The Street, Untitled Raven Project, Untitled Snow White, Untitled Farrelly/Wessler Project, and Safe Haven.

Davies has been President, Theatrical Distribution since he was promoted from Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution after Relativity acquired Overture Films’ marketing and distribution assets in 2010. While at Overture, Davies oversaw the distribution of such films as Law Abiding Citizen, Brooklyn’s Finest, The Visitor, and The Crazies.

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Warner Bros Ups Deborah Lincoln To SVP Corporate Communications, International

By | Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 11:57am PDT

Deborah Lincoln has been promoted to SVP Corporate Communications, International, at Warner Bros Entertainment. In the newly created position, she will work to manage press activities related to Warner Bros’ corporate business issues, executive changes, legislation, regulation and litigation in … Read More »

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A&E Ups Elaine Frontain Bryant To SVP

By | Monday May 23, 2011 @ 9:40am PDT
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Kevin Cuddihy Named President Of Univision TV Group

By | Friday May 20, 2011 @ 2:20pm PDT

Univision has promoted Kevin Cuddihy to president of Univision Television Group, where he will oversee all advertising and local programming operations. He had been EVP Advertising Sales for the group. “Kevin’s three decades of local television sales experience, deep industry … Read More »

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Dish Unveils First Blockbuster Promotion

By | Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 1:04pm PDT

Many have been wondering just exactly what Dish Network would do with Blockbuster after it won an auction for the bankrupt video-store chain in April. Heck, even now-outgoing CEO Charlie Ergen was cryptic about Dish’s plan during … Read More »

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Rebecca Kearey Upped To EVP Marketing & Distribution At Fox Searchlight International

By | Tuesday May 10, 2011 @ 12:20pm PDT

Rebecca Kearey has been promoted to EVP International Marketing and Distribution at Fox Searchlight International. She will continue to oversee international marketing and distribution for Fox Searchlight Pictures and recently took on the same duties at Fox International Productions. … Read More »

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It’s Official: Thom Sherman Promoted At CW

By | Tuesday May 3, 2011 @ 3:00pm PDT
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Following last week’s official appointment of Mark Pedowitz as president of the CW, the network’s EVP drama Thom Sherman today is being officially anointed his No. 2 creative executive with a promotion to EVP development. Sherman’s duties will be expanded to oversee the development of all programming, both scripted and unscripted, with the network’s drama and alternative development executives reporting to him. “A uniquely gifted executive, Thom possesses remarkable instincts in terms of great storytelling and character development, and he has cultivated tremendous relationships and earned the respect of the creative community,” said Pedowitz, Read More »

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Eric Berger Upped To EVP Digital Networks At Sony Pictures TV

By | Tuesday April 26, 2011 @ 10:21am PDT

Sony Pictures Television announced that Eric Berger has been promoted to EVP digital networks. Formerly Senior VP, he will continue to supervise Crackle, the studio’s multiplatform video entertainment network, as well as now manage mobile games and applications … Read More »

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Salil Mehta Named COO/CFO Of NBCU Entertainment & Digital Networks

By | Tuesday April 19, 2011 @ 7:39am PDT
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Salil Mehta has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of NBCUniversal’s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division (E&DN/IM). For the past three years, Mehta has served as President, Business Operations, Strategy and Development for NBCUniversal. Read More »

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Stephen Friedman Upped To MTV President

By | Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 7:17am PDT
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Stephen K. Friedman has been promoted to president of MTV. He had previously served as General Manager, a position he held since the fall of 2008. In this role, Friedman oversees MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, MTV Hits and MTV Jams. … Read More »

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Fox News Promotes Jay Wallace In News & Politics Roles

By | Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ 12:58pm PDT

Jay Wallace, formerly VP of News Editorial Product, has been promoted to VP of News and Senior Executive Producer of News and Politics at Fox News Channel. As VP news, he will assist in strategic planning and managing the news division. In his other role,  he will oversee special political programming … Read More »

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CBS Corp. Ups Scott Koondel To SVP Corporate Licensing & Distribution

By | Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ 11:16am PDT

NEW YORK (March 30, 2011) — Scott Koondel has been appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Licensing and Distribution for CBS Corporation. In his new role, Koondel will work closely with CBS divisions across the Company to optimize the value of domestic distribution agreements for CBS-owned content, as well as

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News Corp Promotes Julie Henderson to SVP Communications & Corporate Strategy

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 9:28am PDT

New York, NY (March 29, 2011) — News Corporation today announced the promotion of Julie Henderson to the role of Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Strategy. Henderson has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and

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David Hudson Promoted To SVP Late Night & Specials At TBS And TNT

By | Friday March 25, 2011 @ 10:06am PDT

Turner has upped David Hudson, previously VP of alternative programming for the networks, to SVP late night and specials, where he will oversee a late-night slate that includes Conan and Lopez Tonight as well as continue to develop specials like … Read More »

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Imax Promotes Phil Groves To SVP Worldwide Distribution

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 10:33am PDT

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011  – Following a year of significant global theatre network growth, the best box office results in company history and a record number of films, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced it has promoted Phil Groves to Senior VP, Worldwide Distribution, Studio-Exhibitor Relations.

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