People on the Move

A weekly update on who has shifted places in the global doc industry.
December 13, 2000

The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) – the U.K.’s trade association representing independent production companies – has tapped John McVay to become chief executive. Currently director of the Glasgow’s Research Centre for Television and Interactivity, McVay will fill the shoes of Shaun Williams, PACT’s former head, early 2001.

Chris Fletcher, ITEL’s head of sales, has announced he will leave the company by the end of the year. Fletcher, who joined the company in 1990, is currently considering offers both in and outside of the industry, but hasn’t made any firm decisions as to where he will go next.

Pearson Television continues to announce new appointments:

Sue Adams has been promoted from general manager to managing director, Pearson Television Asia. Patrick Schult succeeds Adams from his current role as head of production Asia. Lastly, Indriena Basarah has been named director of business development Asia.

Discovery Networks, U.S. has promoted Annie Howell to vp, communications, and Christine Alvarez to director, licensed promotions.

Discovery Communications has named Andy Holtzman senior vp, Discovery Exhibits and Events.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.