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ITV's Liddiment exits after five years at the top; Kelly to oversee Southern Star U.K. unit; Discovery names Carrozza as national sales VP
July 11, 2002

David Liddiment, ITV’s director of channels, is stepping down after five years in the top programming spot. Liddiment will stay on until a successor is named, but will leave the U.K.-based broadcaster before the end of the year. Liddiment joined ITV in 1997 as director of programs and became director of channels in April 2001.

Brendan Kelly has been appointed sales and marketing manager for the film library division of Southern Star U.K. subsidiary Oxford Scientific Films. Kelly was previously director of sales at Universal International Television.

John Carrozza has been named VP, national advertising sales for Discovery Networks U.S. Carrozza was most recently executive VP, sales planning for ABC Family Channel/Disney Kids Network.

Court TV has named Ellen Cooper as senior VP of corporate communications. Cooper was most recently a partner in Cooper/Tataro Communications, and provided public relations services for and the Tennis Channel.

Normand Thauvette has joined Montreal, Canada-based prodco Galafilm as VP, finance. Thauvette was previously an investment manager for Montreal’s Fonds d’Investissement de la Culture et des Communications (FICC), where he managed investments in the entertainment industry.

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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.