Tracy Beckett has been named VP, programming for National Geographic Channels International. Beckett replaces Mark Green, who left to pursue a real estate venture. Beckett joined NGCI in 1997 and has held positions as director of programming and senior manager of international program acquisitions.
Barry Schuler has been appointed chairman and CEO of AOL Time Warner‘s new division, the digital services development group. Schuler will relinquish his current post as chairman and CEO of America Online. Robert Pittman, COO-elect of AOL Time Warner, will assume Schuler’s responsibilities at AOL.
Tanya Peck has joined U.K.-based distrib Indigo as marketing and communications manager. Peck was formerly with Igel Media.
The San Francisco International Film Festival has announced the creation of a new advisory board. Members include: Alberto Barbera, director of the Turin Film Festival; Ulrich Gregor, director of the Berlin International Film Festival Forum; Taesung Jong of the Pusan International Film Festival; and Claudia Landsberger, president and founding member of European Film Promotion in the Netherlands.
Eva Zalve has been named program sales director of Spanish pubcaster and producer RTVE. Zalve previously worked for the Entertainment Production Group, Mercury and Danish producer I.T.E.
Elizabeth Missan Yost has been named director of development for original programming for the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.
Pam Rorke-Levy has been promoted to producer of Indigo Film’s doc mini-series for TLC, City Cops.