People on the Move

A weekly update on who has shifted places in the global doc industry.
January 10, 2001

The executive team at Endemol U.S. has been announced: producer Eugene Young has been named VP of programming, John Foy will be VP of production, and Ira Chartoff has been appointed director of finance.

Brian Mulligan, formerly chief financial officer of Seagram, has been appointed chairman of Fox Television. Mulligan left Universal’s parent company after its merger with Vivendi.

Pearson Television Worldwide has hired Sean Kirkegaard to helm a team dedicated to developing formats and non-scripted entertainment.

Kevin Magee has joined Fox News Channel as VP of news programming. He joins the dedicated news broadcaster from CNBC, where he was executive producer of business news.

Australia’s ABC has hired Gillian Rose of New York to acquire American programs from across all genres. The appointment is part of the pubcaster’s effort to increase the number of broadcast hours it devotes to shows originating in the U.S.

Effective February, Jane Millichip will join Living – the lifestyle channel owned by Flextech – as commissioning editor in charge of original production. Millichip was previously with ITEL as a sales manager for formats.

Getty Images has welcomed Jeff Glomski as its new vice president of digital asset management solutions. In addition, Jeff Beyle has joined Getty as senior VP and general counsel.

Canadian specialty channel Vision TV has appointed Mark Prasuhn VP of commercial ventures and revenue. Prasuhn, previously COO of Minds Eye Pictures, will also take up the post of general manager for Wisdom: Body, Mind & Spirit, Vision TV’s new digital service set to launch in September.

Shooting Gallery company president Stephen Carlis has stepped down from his post to pursue other interests. His replacement has not yet been announced.

Magdalena Acosta has been appointed head of the Mexican National Film Archives (Cineteca Nacional). She leaves her position as head of the foreign acquisitions and production department at Mexico City’s Once TV to take up the new post.

France’s National Film Center has lost Jean-Pierre Calmel, its former deputy financial director, to the Cannes Film Festival. Appointed financial and administrative director, Calmel will manage the festival’s budget, reportedly set at FF39 million (US$5.64 million).

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