Rick Nowak upped to New Wave COO

Alan Duke, Greg Woertz promoted

Rick Nowak has been promoted to COO at New Wave Entertainment, handling the day-to-day operations of the production and marketing company.

In addition, Alan Duke has been upped to executive vp/general counsel, while Greg Woertz has been promoted to executive vp/CFO. The news follows on the heels of Alan Baral leaving his position as co-CEO on July 3. Baral is continuing with New Wave as a consultant as he looks for other opportunities.

Nowak, Duke and Woertz will oversee operations for all New Wave services and brands, which include TV and film production, talent management, home entertainment, finishing, motion graphics/AV promo division the Studio at New Wave and Zoo Street Music.

Paul Apel remains with the company as owner and CEO.

Rick Nowak joined New Wave in 1997 as head of the finishing division and worked his way up the ranks. He has overseen finishing on more than 500 film campaigns for Sony, 20th Century Fox and New Line, including "Hancock," "Sex and the City" and upcoming film "The X-Files."

Duke joined New Wave last year as general counsel and head of business affairs. Before that he was senior vp/general counsel at G4 cable network.

Woertz joined New Wave in 2004 as CFO.