Granada International (London, U.K.): In continuing Carlton/Granada news, Ian Jones is leaving the merged sales unit, as his GM position no longer exists. Nadine Nohr is MD of Granada International and Emmanuelle Namiech is controller of programming, heading up acquisition, copro and development.
Home Box Office (New York, U.S.): Sheila Nevins moves from EVP original programming to president, HBO Documentary and Family, spanning Cinemax and their multiplex channels.
FremantleMedia (London, U.K.): Tom Gutteridge is CEO for North America, and Rob Clark is SVP production for Fremantle’s Worldwide Entertainment Group.
Marathon (Paris, France): Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet is the new head of doc development, and continues in her sales exec role with Marathon International.
Endemol U.K. (London, U.K.): Sara Ramsden heads up specialist factual programming, a new role that oversees Endemol’s foray into history, science and other reality-based areas.
GRB Entertainment (Sherman Oaks, U.S.): Marielle Zuccarelli has been upped from director to VP international sales, with an ‘aggressive’ focus on growth in reality and format sales.
Southern Star Endemol (Sydney, Australia): As creative development director, former Australian Idol exec producer Stephen Peters now handles formats in Australia and New Zealand.
International Documentary Association (Los Angeles, U.S.): Richard Propper, president of Santa Monica-based distrib Solid Entertainment, is the new president of the IDA.
Strix Television (Stockholm, Sweden): Magnus Zaar has been named head of Strix’s new development and sales department.
RDF Media (London, U.K.): Jenny Crowther has joined as exec producer, developing factual. Rachel Barke and Mark Lesbirel join as head of RDF consumer products, and chief commercial advisor, respectively. Consumer Products and RDF International fall under RDF Rights, now a separate entity.
A&E Television Networks International (London, U.K.): Simon Pollock has been upped to VP and MD for Europe and Asia.
Discovery Communications (Silver Springs, U.S.): Independent producer Alan Grabelsky has been hired as VP production management.
The Travel Channel (Silver Springs, U.S.): As new VP of production, Bill Margol, ex TNT, is responsible for management of the channel’s productions.
ITN Archive USA (New York, U.S.): Stephen Messere is ITN’s new head of sales for North America, replacing James Jordan, whose New York-based company Jordexx Television along with Palo Alto-based Creative Networks, plans to launch a 24-hour news channel by the end of 2004, consisting of news sources from around the world. According to Jordan, RAW-TV is a reaction to the American news market becoming overly personality driven.