Shawn Carroll and Jeff Anderson are joining Good News Holdings. Carroll will be chief operating officer, and Anderson will be executive vp strategic growth. Carroll was the executive vp at the American Quality Foundation. Anderson was CEO of Leadership Inc. … Charlie McAuley has been appointed managing director, U.K. and Ireland, at Paramount Home Entertainment. McAuley worked for three years at Universal Pictures International as vp Latin America and Asia Pacific. … Merle Sharp has been appointed chief technology officer of Post Logic Studios, and Tracey Grimes returns to the company as director of sales. Sharp comes to Post Logic after spending a year and half as vp technical engineering, creative services, on the Sony lot in Culver City. Grimes started at Post Logic in 2003 as director of new business development but left in 2005 to join Technicolor as director of independent theatrical sales.
Wow and Flutter West has named David Marcus director of operations for its Wow and Flutter Post operating unit. Marcus has been working as a freelance consultant for audio post studios. … Britt Morgan-Saks has been named senior creative director, urban, at Famous Music, Viacom's worldwide music publishing division. She comes to Famous from the executive office of Carol's Daughter, a health and beauty company co-owned by Steve Stoute, Jay-Z, Tommy Mottola, Will Smith and Jimmy Iovine.
JS2 Communications has tapped Chris Bess and Alissa Pinck general managers for the Los Angeles and New York offices, respectively. Bess spent 14 years at Buena Vista Home Entertainment, most recently as executive director of national publicity and field marketing. Pinck most recently was vp at G.S. Schwartz & Co., a public relations firm. … Kat Garcia has joined Davis Public Relations as vp publicity. Garcia was director of international media at SSA Public Relations. … Carat Media Group Americas has hired Joi Tyrrell and appointed Alex Alonso co-directors of Carat Multicultural for Carat USA. Tyrrell will be director of Carat Multicultural, East. Alonso will be director of Carat Multicultural, West. Tyrrell joins Carat from SpikeDDB, where she was media director. Alonso has overseen strategic planning for Carat North America's West Coast clients. … Brian Pass has joined the Century City office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Llp. as a partner in the entertainment, media and communications and the intellectual property practice groups. Senior associate Kevin Straw also is joining Sheppard Mullin. Both most recently practiced with Brown Raysman in Los Angeles, where Pass led the firm's West Coast technology, media and communications practice.
Chris Van Amburg has been promoted to executive director of new-media marketing at Sony Pictures Television. He was the company's director of DVD marketing. … ReelzChannel has named Fred Poston vp operations. He was vp production operations at TV Guide Spot. … Sean Kelly has been named vp Western advertising sales at Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Kelly most recently was a senior account executive at Discovery Communications Inc.
Compiled by Sarah Carrillo