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Exec Shuffle For 11/22/13: Asylum Entertainment, Endemol Beyond, APA, Tribune Company



Company Launches

Blue Chalk Media: Greg Moyer has launched this Brooklyn-based production company, which will focus on documentaries and digital content for news outlets and nonprofits.  Moyer will serve as Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, Pam Huling was named Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Jamhoury has joined as Director, Digital Communications, and Catherine Yrisarri has came aboard as Producer, Development.  Rob Finch has joined as an Executive Producer in the company’s Portland, Oregon satellite office.   Catalina Capital: Larrikin Entertainment partners Greg Coote and David Calvert-Jones have announced this finance fund to generate studio and independent projects.  Larry Lopez will head the division.  The Weinstein Company is providing a first-look option on domestic distribution and international sales.   Endemol Beyond: Endemol has launched this new unit with an initial $40 million investment, in order to expand its digital video business in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.  Will Keenan has joined as President, Endemol Beyond USA, and Georg Ramme was named Managing Director, Endemol Beyond International.   Entertainment Tonight Studios: Linda Bell Blue has taken the role of President at this newly created studio, which will generate “Entertainment Tonight”-branded series and specials for cable, broadcast, and digital platforms.  She will continue in her role as Executive Producer of “Entertainment Tonight” until June 2014, at which time D.J. Petroro and Linda Fuller are set to be promoted to Executive Producers.   Publicly Private: Bruce Dern and business partner Wendy Guerrero have formed this feature film production company.   StoryBy Entertainment: Michael Prevett, Literary Manager at Rain Management Group, will head this new venture, which also includes Rain Management Group’s Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken, as well as Howard Braunstein of Howard Braunstein Films.  The company aims to package, produce, and finance projects based on RMG’s source material.   Virgin Produced India: Virgin Produced partnered with India's Cinema Capital Venture Fund and Los Angeles-based Tantrik Group to launch this new venture, which aims to generate entertainment content for the Hindi-speaking marketplace.  

Studios, Networks, and Media Conglomerates

  20th Century Fox Television: Lindsey Kasabian has been promoted to Director, Casting.   ABC Signature Studios: Wei Chen has joined as Manager.   CBS Radio: Amy Stevens has joined as Senior Vice President, Strategic Events and Partnerships.   CBS Corporation: Mickey Carter has joined as Senior Vice President, Television Networks Distribution, in New York.  


  Lin Pictures: Ryan Halprin has been promoted to Creative Executive.   Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA): Steven Fabrizio was named Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel.   New Line Cinema: Kavita Amar has been promoted to Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs.   Permut Presentations: Chris Mangano has been promoted to Vice President, Production and Development.   Primeridian Entertainment: Betsy Smith has joined as Director, Development.   Pulse Films: Kira Carstensen has joined as Executive Producer and President, Commercials, based in the company’s Los Angeles office.   Sundance Institute: Tabitha Jackson will join as Director, Documentary Film Program, as of December 6th.   Zero Gravity Management: Tai Duncan has joined as President, Production.  


  Asylum Entertainment: Joan Harrison has joined as Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming and Development.   Cap Gun Collective: William Hamm has joined as Executive Producer, Original Content, Cap Gun TV, in the company’s Los Angeles offices.   Scripps Networks Interactive: Allison Page has joined as General Manager, Home Category, in New York.   Tigress Productions: Pete Lawrence will join as Creative Director at the start of 2014.   Tribune Broadcasting Company: Toni Falvo will join as Senior Vice President, Research, as of December 9th.   WWE: Matthew Singerman has joined as Executive Vice President, Programming, in Stamford, CT.  

Agencies, Management Companies, Public Relations, and Law Firms

  APA: Nicole Burt has joined as Agent, focusing on branded lifestyle.   Don Buchwald & Associates: Bryan Walsh has joined as a Talent agent.   UTA: Shauna Perlman was promoted to Coordinator, Television Talent.  


  Al Jazeera America: Dawn Bridges has joined as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, in New York.   Lifetime: Mariana Flynn has joined as Vice President, Non-Fiction Programming.   Ovation: Scott Woodward has been hired as Senior Vice President, Programming and Production.   Oxygen Media: Brie Miranda Bryant has been promoted to Vice President, Development and Production, Original Programming.   WEtv: Ally Lattman has joined as Vice President, Scripted Programming.  


  GOTV: Jorge Granier became Chief Executive Officer.  He will also continue in his role as Managing Director, RCTV International.  


  Tribune Company: The parent company of the Los Angeles Times announced major restructuring.  Bob Fleck has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Advertising, Tribune Publishing; Bill Nagel has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Marketing, Tribune Publishing; Joseph Schlitz has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing and Targeted Media.  Additionally, Bill Adee, Emily Smith, and Barb Healy have taken on expanded roles with Tribune Digital.  Russ Newton has become Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Tribune Publishing, and Bob Thomas was named Senior Vice President, Distribution.  

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