People on the Move

A weekly update of who has shifted places in the global doc industry.
May 3, 2001

Canadian broadcaster CTV has promoted Bob Culbert to VP, documentaries. He will oversee docs on the network and, as part of the Discovery Channel team, ensures synergy on major factual programs.

Explore International has named Barbara Edols sales manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Deepak Shourie has joined Discovery Communications India as managing director. His appointment is effective May 7, 2001. Shourie succeeds Kiran Karnik, who is leaving the company.

Banff Television Foundation executive VP Jacques Bensimon has accepted a position with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) as Government Film Commissioner and Chairman. His successor at the foundation has not been named.

BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland has accepted a position as chairman of British Telecom (BT), effective May 1. He has agreed to remain with the BBC in his current post until his successor is named.

Kevin Granger has joined Bravo as VP, sales strategy and national accounts.

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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.