EmptyChristopher Oldre, senior vp Eastern region sales at Disney-ABC Domestic Television, has been promoted and will oversee East Coast cable sales for off-network and theatrical product. Oldre will maintain his current title and supervise the sales force in New York in addition to managing all syndication sales in the Eastern region.
Scott Lauritzen has been named senior vp creative director at entertainment marketing firm Lussier. Lauritzen was senior vp on-air promotions at Fox Broadcasting, where he was responsible for primetime entertainment programming creative advertising. Lussier's credits include the launch and relaunch campaigns of "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," and "The Starter Wife"; upfront presentations for ABC, Fox and the CW; and topical on-air promotion for "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's."
There have been several senior staff appointments made at Fox Sports International. Frank Uddo has been named vp programming and acquisitions at Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Espanol and Fox Sports Latin America; Marvin Zepeda was promoted to programming director at Fox Sports Latin America, Northern Cone; and Joshua Glassel has been named programming director at Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol. Uddo, who was director of programming acquisitions, will manage the daily operations of Global Sports Inc.'s programming department. Zepeda, who has been with the company for 10 years, will assume scheduling responsibilities at Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol.
Erica Wiertz has been appointed executive director of employee communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where her responsibilities will include designing global communications initiatives and marketing employee services. Wiertz comes to SPE from the Walt Disney Co., where she was manager of communications.
Gerald Campbell has been named executive vp technical operations at Time Warner Cable. Campbell joined the company in 2002 as senior vp voice, a position in which he supervised the launch of digital phone in all of the company's divisions.
Paul Campbell has been named president and COO of QD3 Entertainment. Campbell, a former Microsoft executive, will be responsible for growing the company's organizational infrastructure, production capacity, business model and expansion onto new digital platforms.
Giulia Prenna has been appointed vp creative affairs at Hollywood Gang Prods., headed by Gianni Nunnari, producer of "The Departed," "300" and the upcoming "Ronin." Prenna was executive associate to the senior partner at Industry Entertainment.
Suzanne Norman has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vp strategy and business operations at CMT. Norman will provide oversight of key business objectives and manage the development and implementation of short- and long-range strategies that contribute to the growth of the channel, including oversight of business opportunities and partnerships. Norman joined CMT in 2001 and was vp finance.