People on the Move

A weekly update on who has shifted places in the global doc industry.
January 17, 2001

Shaun Williams, PACT’s former chief executive, is heading to Carlton Communications to take up the post of director of corporate affairs. He succeeds David Cameron.

Columbia Tri-Star Television Distribution has promoted Russ Krasnoff to president of programming and production.

Vision TV has shuffled its executive team: Paul de Silva, formerly director of programming, is now VP of programming. De Silva succeeds Peter Flemington, who now carries the title of special advisor to the president (Bill Roberts). Flemington’s new focus is on developing international partnerships.

MTV’s Rich Eigendorff has been promoted to executive VP, COO of MTV: Music Television. Also, Michael Alex moves from his post as executive producer of online news for MTV to VP, MTVi News.

Distribution in the Benelux region for Discovery Networks Europe will be helmed by Kurt Pauwels, who has been appointed director of affiliate distribution and development. Pauwels formerly looked after the Flanders-Belgium digital cable platform Canal Digitaal.

Two new posts at VH1 have been filled. Janet Rolle was named VP, program enterprises and Mary Kallaher was appointed VP, business strategy and development.

Lee Brownstein has set up camp at TechTV as executive producer, entertainment. Previously, Brownstein was with the special projects department at The WB Television.

Indigo Films in California has named writer-producer Gary Moskowitz its VP of program development.

Toronto production company CineNova has welcomed Marc Betsworth to the post of business affairs manager.

Creative editor Todd Hervey has joined Henninger Richmond Design and Editorial.

Two new appointments at Lifetime Television: Grace Killelea was named senior VP, human resources. Anka Milin is now VP, human resources.

John Damiano has been named executive VP, NBC affiliate relations.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.