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Alliance Atlantis (Toronto, Canada, 416-967-1174): Gail Rivett has been promoted from director to VP of television marketing.

Alphanim (Paris, France, 33-1-49-96-4400): Julie Fox has joined the company to head up its new international distribution department, from her former job at...
October 1, 2000

Alliance Atlantis (Toronto, Canada, 416-967-1174): Gail Rivett has been promoted from director to VP of television marketing.

Alphanim (Paris, France, 33-1-49-96-4400): Julie Fox has joined the company to head up its new international distribution department, from her former job at Darguad-Marina as VP of distribution. Some of her duties will include looking after traditional TV, video and merchandising activities.

AtomFilms (Seattle,Washington, 206-264-2735): Mikael Shields has been appointed senior VP of entertainment for Europe, and will be responsible for acquiring and developing entertainment properties. Shields was previously the CEO of U.K. television prodco Eva Entertainment.

Cablevision Systems (Bethpage, New York, 516-803-2300): Lee Whitmore has been promoted to VP of education, from director of education marketing. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s on-line learning community for teachers and parents.

Cartoon Network (Atlanta, Georgia, 404-885-2263): Dennis Adamovich has been named VP of consumer marketing, and will be responsible for planning all marketing efforts to build viewer preference. Adamovich hails from the Coca-Cola Company, where he served as managing director of Marketing Works. Levina Li has been promoted to executive director, off-channel commerce group for the Asia Pacific office of the company. Formerly, Li was sales and promotions director. (Santa Monica, California, 310-450-7055): Robert Hollander has been named president of the sports and technology site. Prior to the appointment, Hollander was president of In his new position, he will provide strategic direction and oversee daily management of the company.

EM.TV & Merchandising (Munich, Germany, 49-89-9950-0455): Rainer Seik has been appointed president of worldwide TV sales. Seik will be working out of the New York office, strengthening the company’s presence in the U.S. market.

Energee Entertainment (London, England, 44-207-493-8830): Andy Grant has signed on as the new sales manager for Scandinavia and Southern Europe, from his former post as sales executive for Benelux at Nelvana. He will be based in the London offices.

Fox Kids Network (Los Angeles, California, 310-235-9600): Bradley Branch has been named VP of on-air promotion, and will be responsible for generating concepts and creative approaches. Previously, Branch was director of on-air at Fox Sportsnet. (San Jose, California, 408-453-7280): Rie Shigematsu has been upped from director to VP of marketing.

Griffin Bacal (New York, New York, 212-415-2900): Lindsay Culbert has joined the company as account supervisor, responsible for the Hasbro Interactive business. Previously, she was account supervisor at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners.

Hasbro (Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 401-431-8697): George Volanakis has been promoted from senior VP to executive VP, international. Brian Goldner (formerly of Bandai) has been upped from chief operating officer of Tiger to new responsibilities heading up the U.S. Toy Group, and David Medhurst has been promoted from managing director of Tiger International to Tiger COO.

Haven Licensing (Camperdown, Australia, 61-2-9517-0111): Mark Fordham has joined the company in the newly created position of retail manager.

Havas Interactive (Torrance, California, 310-793-0600): Terrell W. Anderson has been named senior VP of strategy. Previously, Anderson was senior VP of business development at Internet Pictures Corporation.

Honkworm (Seattle, Washington, 206-748-7730): Ian Verchere has been named president of the Canadian division, and

also assigned to the post of senior executive producer internationally. Some duties include overseeing the physical development

of interactive web entertainment. David Weir has been named president of digital production for Canada, and creative director internationally.

itsy bitsy Entertainment (New York, New York, 212-989-3660): Donald Nelson has joined the company as director of Internet services from his previous job as an Internet business manager at MSC Industrial Direct. Nelson will be responsible for the marketing of the new, the world’s first daily, live webcast for kids.

Kid Think (Vancouver, British Columbia, 604-640-4346): Angela Scardillo has been promoted from senior account manager to managing director. Her duties will include overseeing youth marketing campaigns and the creation of youth publications.

Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (New York, New York, 212-244-1944): Carole Francesca, current president of the Broad Street Licensing Group, has been elected to become the company’s new chairman of the board.

MaMaMedia (New York, New York, 212-334-3277): Donald Propravak will be heading up the Chicago office as the new midwest sales manager. Propravak hails from Fox Family Worldwide, where he served as senior midwest sales account executive.

Marvel Comics (New York, New York, 212-696-0808): Joe Quesada takes over the position of editor-in-chief from former editor Bob Harras.

MTV Networks (New York, New York, 212-258-8000): Lisa Braun has been upped from her position as VP of promotion to VP of promotion and music marketing.

Nickelodeon (New York, New York, 212-258-8000): Stuart Rosenstein has been promoted from director of recreation to VP of theatricals.

Play Co. Toys (San Marcos, California, 760-471-4505): Carolyn Morrison ( has been appointed president and COO, from a previous position at FAO Schwarz as executive VP. Richard Brady has been promoted to CEO of toys (he formerly held Morrison’s new post).

RTV Family Entertainment (Munich, Germany, 49-89-9972-7124): John Travers has been upped to the company’s executive board, from managing director, sales, finance and marketing. Travers is responsible for global sales of television rights.

Saban Consumer Products (Los Angeles, California, 310-235-5432): Christine Coffelt has joined as director of licensing, apparel and accessories from her former post at, where she was a partnership marketing executive.

Simon & Schuster (New York, New York, 212-698-7000): Lisa Donovan has joined the company as executive managing editor, moving over from Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, where she served as an associate editor.

Smarterville (Seattle, Washington, 206-262-7308): Peter Doctorow has been named president and chief executive, assuming responsibility for the web-based children’s media company. Doctorow was previously president of children’s software company Knowledge Adventure.

Target (London, England, 44-207-323-7900): Kate Bourne has been promoted from deputy director to head of sales.

Turner Entertainment Networks Asia (Atlanta, Georgia, 404-827-1700): Ian Diamond has been upped from VP, executive director of TENA, to senior VP and general manager. Duties include all programming, marketing and operations for Cartoon Network in the Asia Pacific.

Twentieth Century Fox (Los Angeles, California, 310-369-1000): Catherine Winder has joined full time as the new VP of the animation division. Previously, she was a consultant on animation projects for U.S. studios. Winder will oversee production and creative development on projects, as well as play a critical role with the company’s Blue Sky animation studio in New York.

Unicef (New York, New York, 212-326-7000): Denise Searle has joined the organization as the new chief, Internet, broadcast and image section, where some of her duties will include managing the Unicef web page and dealing with TV projects. Searle previously served as editor of program support at Channel 4.

Universal Studios (Universal City, California, 818-777-1000): Jamie Sykes has joined as the new VP of national promotions, and will be responsible for securing and developing programs for domestic film releases and home video titles. She was previously director of marketing at Disney Regional Entertainment.

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