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*North America...
January 1, 1998

*North America

Alliance Communications (Toronto, Canada, 416-961-1174): Christine Shipton to senior VP, creative affairs. Suzanne Chapman to director of development, TV creative affairs. Mark Boudreau to manager, government relations and public affairs.

America Online (Dulles, Virginia, 703-448-8700): Leo Scullin is leaving his post as VP/director, marketing services. Steve Keenan to VP, marketing and operations.

BKN Kids Network (New York, New York, 212-213-2700): Jennifer Pitts to affiliate station sales, account executive. Pitts will be responsible for securing network affiliations in the western region of the U.S. Susan Colsant joins as affiliate station sales, account executive. Colsant will be responsible for securing network affiliations in the midwest region of the U.S.

Cambium Releasing (Toronto, Canada, 416-964-8750): Donna MacNeil to sales executive in charge of television sales in Latin America, the Middle East and African territories.

Cartoon Network (Atlanta, Georgia, 404-885-2263): Dea Connick Perez to program director. Perez will be involved in all aspects of programming and development, including scheduling, acquisitions, program operations and original programming and development.

Columbia TriStar Motion Pictures (Culver City, California, 310-202-1234): Michelle Abbrecht to senior VP, publicity.

Columbia TriStar Television (Culver City, California, 310-202-1234): Sander Schwartz to executive VP and general manager, children’s programming and animation. Schwartz will oversee the division’s worldwide slate of live-action and animated programming from concept and development through production and distribution.

CompUSA (Dallas, Texas, 972-982-4000): Michael Edwards to senior VP, general merchandising. Edwards will be responsible for merchandising, including product selection, buying and in-store promotion of software and accessories. Robert Seay to senior VP, operations, western division. Seay will oversee retail, corporate sales, government sales, mail order, training and technical service operations throughout the western U.S.

Disney Online (North Hollywood, California, 818-623-3200): Beth Ifcher to VP, consumer marketing. Ifcher will oversee all consumer marketing efforts, including subscription and direct response, on-line marketing strategy, affiliate licensing and sales and research.

Fox Kids Network (Los Angeles, California, 310-444-8543): Susan Kiel to associate VP, station promotions.

Fox Kids Worldwide (Los Angeles, California, 310-235-5555): Stacy Lifton to VP, business and legal affairs.

Galoob Toys (South San Francisco, California, 415-952-1678): Craig Louisiana to senior VP, sales. Kathleen R. McElwee to senior VP and chief financial officer.

Golden Books Family Entertainment (New York, New York, 212-547-6700): Michael Bruno to senior VP, human resources. Bruce G. Koe to executive VP, operations, Golden Books Publishing. Paul J. Paschal and David C. Griscom will head the newly established sales teams. Paschal will head the Wal-Mart account, while Griscom assumes responsibility for the Kmart sales account.

Kmart (Troy, Michigan, 810-643-1000): Andrew A. Giancamilli to president and general merchandise manager. Gary J. Ruffing to VP, merchandise presentation and communication. Ruffing will oversee all in-store product presentation, sales promotions, signage and merchandising communications. David L. Schuvie to operations VP, electronic retailing sales and service. Schuvie will be responsible for the development and rollout of enhanced customer services. Juli Musch to divisional VP, marketing and advertising finance. Musch will support the company’s advertising and marketing departments. Mark Glover to divisional VP, merchandising systems. Glover will be responsible for developing merchandising systems and applications. Michael Fitzgerel to divisional VP, technology. Fitzgerel will be responsible for the hardware, software and communications systems used to support business operations.

Mainframe Entertainment (Vancouver, Canada, 604-681-3595): Ian Pearson to president. Mark Ralston to senior VP, production.

Marvel Studios (New York, New York, 212-696-0808): Gary Gittelsohn to president.

McDonald’s Corporation (Oak Brook, Illinois): Neil Golden to marketing leader, Western division. Carol Koepke to marketing leader, Midwest division. Dan Howell to marketing leader, Great Lakes division. Dan Ryan to marketing leader, Great Lakes division. Tom Crockett to marketing leader, Northeast division.

MGM (Santa Monica, California, 310-449-3000): Liddane Sanders to VP, international finance, TV finance and administration department.

MTV (New York, New York, 212-258-8000): Van Toffler to general manager. Toffler will be responsible for managing the overall operations of MTV on a day-to-day basis. Dave Sirulnick to VP, news and production. Sirulnick will be responsible for all studio and event production and will continue to oversee MTV news and specials. Linda Alexander to senior VP, corporate communications, West coast.

NBA Entertainment (New York, New York, 212-826-7000): Adam Silver to president and chief operating officer.

NBC Entertainment (Burbank, California, 818-840-4444): Lisa Burks to manager, electronic publicity, talent, radio and interactive media. Burks will oversee radio interviews with NBC talent and publicity campaigns that involve interactive media outlets. Flody Suarez to VP, prime-time series.

NBC Studios (Burbank, California, 818-840-4444): Stephen Sass joins as senior VP, business affairs.

New Line Cinema (New York, New York, 212-649-4900): Jay Stern to senior VP, production.

Paramount Network Television (Los Angeles, California, 310-575-7000): Reid Shane to senior VP, production.

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Culver City, California, 818-972-7700): Bob Wynne to co-president. Bruce Redditt to executive VP, corporate communications and governmental relations. Redditt assumes responsibility for coordinating communications activities with Sony’s Tokyo headquarters and other Sony Group companies.

Sony Wonder (New York, New York, 212-833-8000): Gary Kahn to VP, finance and administration.

Twentieth Century Fox Television (Los Angeles, California, 310-369-1000): Alex Collett to VP, drama.

Universal Pictures (Universal City, California, 818-777-1000): Charlotte Reith to VP, financial systems.

Universal Studios (Universal City, California, 818-777-1000): Blair Westlake to chairman, Universal Networks and Worldwide Television Distribution Group. Holly Jenkinson to director of development, Universal Pictures. Jenkinson will be responsible for acquiring and developing motion picture projects.

Universal Studios Recreation Group (Universal City, California, 818-777-1000): Elayne Garofolo to executive VP, marketing. Garofolo will oversee all marketing strategies, consumer positioning and brand development for the studio’s recreation properties.

UPN (Los Angeles, California, 310-575-7000): Todd Lituchy to executive director, program scheduling. James Bethea to executive director, current programming.

Viacom (New York, New York, 212-258-6000): Martin M. Shea to senior VP, investor relations. Shea will be responsible for all investor relations functions, including shareholder communications.

Warner Bros. (Burbank, California, 818-954-6000): Lorri Bond to VP, classic animation. Bond will oversee the preservation and continued use of Warner’s classic animation properties. Laura Harkcom to director of creative affairs, feature animation. Ling Chan to director, international theatrical marketing. Chan’s responsibilities include day-to-day supervision of international marketing campaign development, primarily in the creation of advertising materials for feature films set for international distribution.

YES! Entertainment (Pleasanton, California, 510-847-9444): Michael A. Dittman to chief financial officer. YES! Entertainment Corporation develops, manufactures and markets toys and other children’s products, including interactive products.


Channel 4 (London, England, 44-171-396-4444): David Brook to director of strategy and development. Brook will be responsible for consumer marketing and all creative aspects of presentation. He will also oversee Channel 4′s new digital services.

Cartoon Network/Turner Entertainment Networks International (London, England, 44-171-478-1000): Finn Arnesen to VP, programming and development for Cartoon Network. Arnesen will assume responsibility for the development of original productions and will oversee all scheduling and program buying. Tina McCann adds operations and presentation to her current position as VP, programming for Cartoon Network and TNT Classic Movies.

Energee Entertainment (Sydney, Australia, 61-2-9906-6800): Wal Micati to animation director.

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