Heaney climbs to Summit senior vp


NEW YORK -- Summit Entertainment has named Gail Heaney as its senior vp media.

The exec will develop ad strategies and supervise the new studio's media building agencies. She will report to the soon-to-be-named marketing president in Summit's offices in Los Angeles.

Heaney arrives at Summit from the CW television network, where she served as vp media strategies. She was vp media at Universal Pictures from 2005-2007.

Prior to that, Heaney spent more than 16 years at the ad agency J. Walter Thompson Co. She began her career at DDB Needham Worldwide in New York.