People on the Move

NBC loses Jody Brockway to Carlton America, and H5B5 Media appoints new CFO.
August 9, 2001

After seven years at NBC Entertainment, Jody Brockway, former VP of miniseries and telemovies, has been named VP of development and production at L.A.-based Carlton America, the television development and production arm of the Carlton International Media Group.

Warner Bros. has added two new execs to its roster: Keith Cox has been appointed senior VP of alternative programming, and Michael Roberts is joining WB as senior VP of current programming.

Frank Winnenbrock has been appointed to replace Frank Molter as CFO of H5B5 Media in Germany.

Jeff Wachtel, former president of television series for Landscape Entertainment, has joined USA Networks as executive VP of series and longform programming.

Australian broadcaster SBS has advanced Michael Finkelstein, former vice chairman, to the post of CEO, replacing Harry Evans Sloan as of September 1.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has appointed Stacy Robinson legal advisor for mass media issues and cable advisor for commissioner Kathleen Abernathy.

Court TV has announced three appointments: Jennifer Ramo, former senior director of legal affairs at New York-based match21 has been named director of legal and business affairs; Diana DeCicco, former contracts and rights administrator has been upped to manager of business affairs, contracts and rights; Gabe Gordon, former senior manager of audience and programming research at Showtime Networks has been named director of programming and online research.

NBC Enterprises has named Barry Wallach, former executive VP of World Now (a tech service provider for TV stations), executive VP. Wallach will helm the sales of original and rerun series to TV stations and cable networks.

Former president and CEO of Fox Television sales William Shaw has joined Tribune Television as VP of sales.

Rebecca Marks, former VP of NBC Entertainment Publicity was promoted to senior VP.

Turner Sports Sales announced two appointments: Patricia Frohman was promoted to senior VP, and Lorie Durnan was named VP.

Cablevision Systems Corp has announced three appointments: Keith Cocozza, former director of corporate communications at Rainbow Media Holdings Inc. was named director of media relations for video services; Kimberly Kerns, former director at Chicago’s Burson-Marstellar was appointed director of corporate communications; Heather Robinson, former account supervisor at PR firm CGI Group was named director of media relations for internet services.

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