Cinefinance has named Kool Marder vp production. Marder was vp production at Universal Pictures and exec vp production at Escape Artists. Spike Allison Hooper also joins the company as director of postproduction and delivery and brings more than 12 years of experience as an independent postproduction supervisor. Joseph Murphy also has joined the company as head of production finance. He was a feature film accountant. … Maloof Prods. has promoted Kelli Goss to production executive and Jay Moore to creative executive. Goss was an executive at Spyglass Entertainment. Moore worked for casting director Mali Finn and Deborah Barylski.


Mack Hill has been named vp music licensing at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. He was vp film and TV music at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Kenny Ochoa also has been named vp music licensing at Sony BMG. He was vp film and TV licensing at Sanctuary Records Group in New York. … Patti Matheny has been named vp A&R planning at Legacy Recordings. She was director of A&R planning. … Universal Records South has named Cliff Audretch III senior director of A&R. He was senior director of creative at Windswept Music Publishing.


Iklipz has brought in former Columbia TriStar/Screen Gems acquisitions exec Seth Nagel as vp content and acquisitions. Iklipz also promoted Ryan Frank to vp development and operations. Frank comes from Paramount Classics, where he worked in the marketing department.


Laura Kuhn has been named vp sales marketing and promotions at ABC Family. Danielle Hughes also joins ABC Family as director of sales development. Kuhn was a director of branded entertainment at NBC Universal. Hughes worked at Discovery Networks as ad sales marketing manager. … Peter Vesey has been promoted to vp advertising sales at Fuel TV. Vesey joined Fox Cable Networks advertising sales group in 2005 as national sales manager and will continue to oversee all advertising partnerships for the network. … Paul Jelinek has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vp digital media at A&E Television Networks. Jelinek was vp digital media products at MTV Networks and Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group. … Doug Hurst has moved into the newly created position of senior vp and GM of nonlinear distribution at Scripps Networks. He was senior vp affiliate marketing at Scripps on Demand. Patty Lumpkin, who was vp affiliate marketing, was appointed to succeed Hurst as senior vp affiliate marketing. Lumpkin came to Scripps in 2004 as director of affiliate marketing. … Oxygen has hired John Alvarez as director of affiliate sales and Amy Wills as national account manager in the Dallas office. The network also has promoted Amie Hinderliter and Amy Taylor from senior account managers to directors of affiliate sales. Alvarez worked in regional sales at AmericanLifeTV and also held posts at GSN and Galavision. Willis joins Oxygen from Cox Media in Pensacola, Fla., where she worked in the marketing and promotions department. Hinderliter has been with Oxygen since 2000 as a marketing manager before moving into sales. Taylor worked at HBO for three years as account service executive.