People on the Move

Nat Geo Channels International gets a new VP of programming; AOL Time Warner appoints a chairman to its new digital development group; and the San Francisco filmfest creates an advisory board.
April 11, 2002

Tracy Beckett has been named VP, programming for National Geographic Channels International. Beckett replaces Mark Green, who left to pursue a real estate venture. Beckett joined NGCI in 1997 and has held positions as director of programming and senior manager of international program acquisitions.

Barry Schuler has been appointed chairman and CEO of AOL Time Warner‘s new division, the digital services development group. Schuler will relinquish his current post as chairman and CEO of America Online. Robert Pittman, COO-elect of AOL Time Warner, will assume Schuler’s responsibilities at AOL.

Tanya Peck has joined U.K.-based distrib Indigo as marketing and communications manager. Peck was formerly with Igel Media.

The San Francisco International Film Festival has announced the creation of a new advisory board. Members include: Alberto Barbera, director of the Turin Film Festival; Ulrich Gregor, director of the Berlin International Film Festival Forum; Taesung Jong of the Pusan International Film Festival; and Claudia Landsberger, president and founding member of European Film Promotion in the Netherlands.

Eva Zalve has been named program sales director of Spanish pubcaster and producer RTVE. Zalve previously worked for the Entertainment Production Group, Mercury and Danish producer I.T.E.

Elizabeth Missan Yost has been named director of development for original programming for the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.

Pam Rorke-Levy has been promoted to producer of Indigo Film’s doc mini-series for TLC, City Cops.

About The Author
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.