The Alexandria, U.S.-based Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has appointed Barbara Levy Landes as its new senior VP and chief financial officer, effective March 17. Landes was previously the VP of business planning for America Online’s broadband service group.
Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) has reassigned some of its top executives as part of its move to create three integrated operating units (see this week’s News in Brief). Mark Lazarus, formerly president of entertainment sales and marketing, will now fill the newly created position of president of Turner Entertainment Group; CNN News Group president Jim Walton will take on the additional duties of overseeing a new CNN global advertising sales group; David R. Levy, formerly copresident of TBS International, is now president of entertainment sales and marketing; and Andy Bird, the other former copresident of TBS International, will assume full responsibility of TBSI as president.
Australia’s Beyond Distribution has named Nora Diaz as VP of sales for the Americas. She will be based in the New York office, effective immediately. Diaz was formerly an international sales executive at New York-based prodco Tapestry International.
New York, U.S.-based indie doc producer Atlas Media has promoted Steven Friedman from director to VP of production. Friedman will continue to oversee all ongoing production and business affairs. His new duties now include project budgeting, scheduling and strategic planning.