People on the Move

Glogowski wraps up at Canal+; Kogel exits Kirch; Ofcom deputizes Nathan
December 5, 2002

Anna Glogowski, the head of documentaries at French pay-TV channel Canal+, is leaving the company at the end of December after 18 years. Calling her departure ‘a shared decision to leave’ Glogowski cited a change in ‘editorial line’ at the unit of Vivendi Universal. She noted to RealScreen Plus that the channel has been reorganizing for some time. Her final doc projects include Eric Valli’s Nomads of the Forest (in post production) and The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later a follow up to Agnes Varda’s The Gleaners and I (airing on December 17).

Fred Kogel, managing director for KirchMedia, is leaving the insolvent company at the end of the year. Kogel was the last remaining member of Kirch’s former management team.

Ofcom, the U.K. media and telecom regulator, has appointed Sara Nathan as deputy chair of its content board. According to The Guardian, Nathan, who was formerly the editor of Channel 4 News, will now wield a great deal of influence over what gets on the airwaves.

Daniel Gourd has been appointed the executive VP of French television for the CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster. He has held the role of interim VP since July, after the departure of Michèle Fortin.

London, U.K.-based format distrib Action Time announced the hire of Matthew Littleford as executive producer, Tess Cuming as senior development producer and Amy Barham development assistant. Littleford and Cuming will be working to adjust and improve the production and development slate. Barham will be working with David Housham, executive producer of format development, on the existing format slate.

Italian pubcaster RAI has been further shaken up by the resignation of Marco Staderini, who became the third board member to quit the five-member board in less than two weeks.

Michael Weatherseed, who headed MIPTV for the past three years, is leaving his position as TV division director for Reed Midem> at the end of December. The company has not yet begun looking for his replacement.

Bronagh Hanley has been appointed director of communications for Discovery’s TLC. Hanley previously held the same position for Animal Planet.

The Banff Television Foundation has appointed six new members to its international board of governors, including Jacques Bensimon, chair of the National Film Board of Canada; Pierre Lampron, president of Montreal, Canada-based TVA International; and Carlo Sartori secretary-general of Prix Italia.

The supervisory board of Czech TV has fired the public network’s director, Jiri Balvin, after a year on the job. Though the position is supposed to be a six-year tenure, Balvin is the fourth person to hold the job in the past five years.

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