People on the Move

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

Effective June 4, Andrew Lack, president of NBC News, will become the network’s president and COO. He will oversee entertainment, NBC News, MSNBC, NBC stations, CNBC, operations, sales and affiliate relations, and NBC Cable. Bob Wright will become chairman and CEO of the company.

Chris Warner, director of the Australian Film Commission’s Film Development and Marketing branch, has resigned from his post for family reasons. He plans to work in the industry in a freelance capacity. Owen Johnston, the AFC’s Brisbane-based project manager, will be acting director until a successor is appointed.

Kevin Lygo has joined Channel 5 in the U.K. as director of programs. A successor to his previous post as head of entertainment for Channel 4, where he was also controller of E4, has not yet been named.

National Geographic Television has promoted Roy Ennis to VP, production finance and strategic planning. He will manage financial reporting and analyze program initiatives in addition to overseeing business practices and growth opportunities.

Cable in the Classroom (CIC) has named Peggy O’Brien executive director.

The post of regional director, television sales, Latin America at BBC Worldwide Americas has been filled by Jose Sanchez.

Jim Miller, exec VP of original programming at USA Network, has resigned.

Endemol Interactive International, a division of Endemol Entertainment, will be helmed by John van der Putten.

Fred Graver will replace Jeff Gaspin as head of programming at VH1.

The Future is Wild, Limited, a multimedia entertainment franchise of UK-based John Adams Television, has appointed Ken Markman COO.

Alliance Atlantis Television Distribution has named Rose Marie Vega VP of sales for Latin America. She will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office.

Two new faces have joined Carlton International: Rochelle Butler has filled the newly created role of international video sales executive for South East Asia, Latin America, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Nicola Andrews has taken the title of sales executive and will manage Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Ireland. Andrews will also handle non-theatrical rights for the catalogue.

At Bravo Networks, Kim Becker has been promoted to VP, public relations, and Kevin Granger has been named VP, sales strategy and national accounts.

Seattle public broadcaster KCTS has welcomed Mark Leonard in his new role as chief administrative officer. Leonard will also maintain his position as general manager of KYVE – a division of KCTS Television located in Yakima, Washington – until the end of 2001.

Studios USA has promoted Jeff Dellin to senior VP of research and program strategy.

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