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JUMA Entertainment makes hires and promotions

JUMA Entertainment has expanded, with the reality and lifestyle TV prodco and event management company adding two new members to the development team and promoted longtime exec to a VP position. Melissa Calheno, who has been with JUMA since its inception in 2005, has the new title of VP, operations. Calheno will manage in-house operational processes and oversee integrated event development and media consulting. She has been the executive in charge of production on shows such as Double Exposure for Bravo and A&E's Tattoo Highway. JUMA's new manager of development is Alaina Killoch, who will work in series development and network programming analysis. She worked previously in the alternative series and specials department at ABC Television, assisting on shows like Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Dancing with the Stars and Shaq Vs.
August 11, 2010

JUMA Entertainment has expanded, with the reality and lifestyle TV prodco and event management company adding two new members to the development team and promoted longtime exec to a VP position. Melissa Calheno, who has been with JUMA since its inception in 2005, has the new title of VP, operations. Calheno will manage in-house operational processes and oversee integrated event development and media consulting. She has been the executive in charge of production on shows such as Double Exposure for Bravo and A&E’s Tattoo Highway. JUMA’s new manager of development is Alaina Killoch, who will work in series development and network programming analysis. She worked previously in the alternative series and specials department at ABC Television, assisting on shows like Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Dancing with the Stars and Shaq Vs.
Dionne Clifton has been hired on as development associate. She will be involved with the creative strategy and development of new series. Clifton previously spent time at NBC in the alternative development department.

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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 HMV.com. 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.

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