People on the Move

A weekly update of who has shifted places in the global doc industry.
March 28, 2001

James T. Yee, former executive director of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) died Saturday, March 17, after an 18-month fight with cancer.

Wildlife cameraman Tony Bamford passed away on Monday, March 26. Bamford worked for over 30 years with the likes of Survival and the BBC.

The BBC’s former head of documentaries and history, Paul Hamann, has joined Shine, a new production company helmed by Elisabeth Murdock. Hamann comes on board as creative director, factual.

France’s National Cinema Center (CNC) head Jean-Pierre Hoss will step down from his post, according to reports. Sources expected David Kessler, currently culture and media advisor to the PM’s office, to succeed Hoss.

Giorgio Gori, director of Mediaset’s Canale 5, is leaving to begin his own prodco, Magnolia. Giovanni Modina will succeed Gori.

MSNBC.COM has welcomed back Tom Brew as executive editor. He will oversee cross-site editorial projects and liaise between editorial and technology partners.

AOL Time Warner exec Richard Bressler will step down from his post as head of investments. He is the first high level Time Warner exec to leave since the merger was finalized in January. Effective May 1, he takes the title of chief financial officer at Viacom.

Scott Grogin has been appointed VP, corporate communications at Fox Broadcasting.

In preparation for the launch of a 24-hour channel in Asia, TechTV has retained Susan Ho-Berzon to establish a marketing and sales office in Hong Kong.

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