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There have been several senior staff appointments at Overture Films: Katrina Love as vp creative advertising, Zach Beebee as director of exhibitor relations and Rachel Cadden as vp marketing. Love, who joins Overture from New Line Cinema, will contribute to theatrical creative campaigns and generate marketing materials in various forms of advertising. Beebee, also from New Line, will help plan and deploy in-theater materials for the company and work with marketing and distribution executives. Cadden, who joins Overture from Sony Pictures Television International, will oversee new media, including online and mobile marketing, promotions, product placement and research.

Rani Hancock has been promoted from vp to senior vp A&R administration and operations at RCA Music Group. Hancock will continue to oversee the recording process for RCA Music Group releases and remain in the company's New York headquarters. In her new capacity, Hancock will be working on upcoming releases from Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow and Santana.

Jordan McCollum has been promoted to vp counsel at Walt Disney Internet Group, the new-media business unit of Disney. In his new role, he will be responsible for advising senior WDIG management on legal issues surrounding new media and interactive entertainment, including digital distribution, social and gaming communities and child-safety issues, as well as participating in strategic business development initiatives. McCollum joined Disney's corporate technology group in 2001 and WDIG in early 2005, where he managed all legal issues for the mDisney mobile content legal team.

Meier Raivich has joined Versus as director of public relations. He will oversee and direct all network PR efforts including major sporting events and network programming. Raivich joins the network from Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Speedway, where as director of public relations he oversaw the communications and community relations efforts for NASCAR, IndyCar Series and the National Hot Rod Assn. in the greater Chicago area.

Jason Brist has been named vp advertising sales at the Outdoor Channel. Brist, who will work out of the company's central regional office in Chicago, will be responsible for building a future sales team in the region. Brist was with Fox Cable Networks in Chicago, FX Networks and the National Geographic Channel.

Giulia Prenna has been named vp creative affairs at Hollywood Gang Prods., headed by Gianni Nunnari. Prenna was executive associate to the senior partner at Industry Entertainment.

Megan Kean Bycel has been named vp promotions and publicity at Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment. She will work with Warner Bros. to maximize worldwide theatrical and home video promotions and publicity opportunities for Village Roadshow Pictures films. Most recently, Bycel held the position of senior marketing director at Endeavor Marketing Solutions.

Lisa Nadler has joined IMG as senior vp treasury, tax and risk management, and is responsible for treasury plus tax and risk management measures. Also joining the company is Matthew Allen as vp treasurer, responsible for the company's global treasury operations. Nadler was senior vp treasurer and investor relations; Allen was a team manager at Microsoft.
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