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Liberation Entertainment has appointed J. Alan Davis vp and head of worldwide business affairs. Davis was head of business affairs at Warner Bros. International Television Production and a principal at Periscope Ltd., a media consulting company.
Amy Bloebaum has been promoted to vp media and artists relations at Island Def Jam Music Group. Bloebaum is a six-year veteran of the IDJ media and artists relations department. She joined IDJ in 2000 as director and was promoted to senior director in 2003. … Sanctuary Records has promoted Eleanor Blattel to vp new media and digital business development. Blattel has been with the label since 2004 as director of new media.
WGA West has promoted Countess Williams to assistant executive director. She was senior director of legal services. … Goodman Media International has promoted three public relations executives, all based in New York. Sakura Komiyama, who joined Goodman Media in 2004, has been promoted from account manager to account director. Sabrina Tanenbaum, who joined Goodman in 2003, has been promoted from senior account executive to account manager. Adriana Ruiz has been promoted from account executive to senior account executive. … Libby Henry has been promoted to senior account executive at MSO. She recently handled press campaigns for a range of artists as well as the package tours. She also has publicized DVD projects. … MEC Bravo has named Tania Villalon account director. Villalon joins MEC Bravo from del Rivero Messianu DDB, where she managed the creative, production and media duties for several U.S. Hispanic accounts. … U.S. News & World Report has announced three hires in its Web site division: Matthew Belvedere as director of video and audio production, Jay Keller as news editor for USNews.com and Chris Wilson as associate editor at USNews.com. Belvedere worked at WJLA-TV in Washington, where he produced “Capitol Sunday” as well as the 6 p.m. newscast. Keller joins after about 11 years with the Washington Post company, first working in news research at the Washington Post and then as one of the paper’s online editors. Wilson comes to U.S. News from Congressional Quarterly, where he spent the past year as graphics reporter for the daily and weekly editions.
Benjamin Ringe has been named executive director of development at NBC Media Prods. Ringe was director of development at Banyan Prods. … Current TV has hired Joshua Katz as president of marketing. He was chief marketing officer of TiVo. … David Heath has been promoted to vp program sales, Canada, at 20th Century Fox/Incendo Television Distribution Inc. He was executive director of program sales. … Mary Beth McAdaragh has been named to the newly created position of senior vp affiliate relations at MyNetworkTV. She was senior vp business development at Launch Pad Prods. … Lauren Gellert has been promoted to vp alternative programming at Court TV. She joined Court TV in 2004 as senior director of program development. … Rainbow Media Holdings Llc. has named Jennifer Caserta executive vp and general manager of Fuse. Caserta joins Fuse from IFC, where she served as senior vp marketing.
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