People on the Move

Rodriguez heads up international content for Discovery; Green to give BBC a bigger dose of reality; Mulligan vacates top post at Fox.
September 27, 2001

Ricardo Rodriguez is the new executive VP of international content for Discovery Networks International. Since 1999, Rodriguez served as senior VP of programming and production for Discovery’s international division. He joined Discovery Communications in 1994.

Brian Mulligan has resigned as chairman of Fox Television, after nine months of heading up News Corp’s various operatives including the station group, sports and cable networks. Mulligan’s last day at Fox News Corp. will be Sept. 30, but he will continue as a consultant for an unspecified period.

Conrad Green will head up the new BBC division devoted to developing new reality programming formats. Green is the producer of Popstars and Big Brother.

Ronald Blunden has left his post as head of communications at the TF1 Group. Blunden was with France’s TF1 for six years.

Canada’s Vision TV has appointed Susan Bower to the post of executive director of policy, research and strategic development. Bower was formerly the chief operating officer.

The San Francisco International Film Festival has appointed a new programming team, with Roxanne Messina Captor as executive director. Others on board include Carl Spence and Linda Blackaby, along with Roger Garcia set to join the group.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.