executive suite


Richard Loomis has been named senior vp marketing and creative at Disney Channel U.S. Loomis, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, joins Disney from MTV Networks, where he was senior vp at Comedy Central and before that vp marketing and advertising at Nickelodeon. He will oversee the U.S. marketing strategy and creative direction both on- and off-air for Disney Channel and its programming blocks.

Gary Rosenson has been promoted to senior vp affiliate sales and marketing at Playboy Enterprises Inc., where he will manage the marketing, distribution and sales of all Playboy and Spice networks and VOD products to cable, satellite and other distribution platforms. Rosenson joined Playboy in 1995 as an account manager. Before that, he was director of digital services at C@ Media and Schaedler Quinzel Inc.

Terri Melkonian has been upped to vp sales, marketing and corporate communications at Sunset Gower Studios. Before arriving as vp sales and marketing several months ago, Melkonian was a production representative at Universal Studios.

Gil Goldschein has been promoted to COO at Bunim-Murray Prods., where he will oversee the management and growth of the company and continue to lead and strategize new-media ventures.

Amy Mastriona has been named vp creative advertising at Screen Gems. Mastriona, who has been with the company since 1999, has worked the past six years on all marketing campaigns for Screen Gems and TriStar.

Christopher Barry has been promoted to senior vp digital media and business strategy at the Sundance Channel. In his new post, Barry will continue to oversee the channel's Web site, including content strategy and third-party partnerships. He also will be responsible for extending content to mobile and electronic platforms. Before this, Barry was vp digital media and business strategy at Sundance.

Shalom C. Stephens has joined the Entertainment, Media and Communication practice group at Sheppard Mullin in New York. Stephens most recently specialized in advertising/marketing law at Manatt and Phillips.

Derval Whelan has been appointed senior vp East Coast distribution at Fox Searchlight Pictures. Whelan has held senior positions at Sony Pictures Classics, NASCAR, Miramax Films and SPC's Imax division.

Shannah Miller has been named senior vp video/adult promotion at Zomba Label Group, where she will be responsible for all strategic promotion and marketing opportunities for the video outlets at MTV, VH1, Fuse, Nickelodeon and Music Choice and will continue to oversee the adult radio format. Miller, who has been at Zomba since 2004, most recently was vp video/adult promotion.