People on the Move

DNI appoints a new VP of programming, planning and promotions; Carlton Productions hires a new head of factual; and Tele Images replace Olivier-Rene Veillon.
March 14, 2002

Laura Frankel has been promoted to the post of VP, programming, planning and promotions for Discovery Networks International (DNI). Frankel will report to Rick Rodriguez, executive VP of content for DNI. Frankel joined Discovery in 1991 as a producer and editor and recently served as director of international production and on-air promotion.

Richard Clemmow has been appointed director of factual programs for Carlton Productions. Clemmow, who replaces Polly Bide, is currently executive in charge of production for the Carlton/Newsweek Productions joint venture. Clemmow was formerly head of news programmes for the BBC.

Mary Silverman has been named senior VP of programming for Court TV. Silverman will be responsible for program acquisition, planning and scheduling.

Marie-Laure Montironi is the new executive VP, international, for Paris-based distrib Tele Images. Montironi replaces Olivier-Rene Veillon. Montironi joined Tele Images in summer 2000 and was formerly head of sales.

Brad Westerman has been promoted to senior VP of national advertising sales for A&E Television Networks.

Debbie Travis, of The Painted House-fame, will be joining Canada’s HGTV with a new design show debuting in spring 2003. The as yet unnamed show will be part decorating show, part reality series.

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