Townley tapped COO at Carat Ent.


Carat Entertainment, the branded entertainment division of Carat USA, and MY Entertainment Co., the production arm of Carat Entertainment, have tapped Joseph Townley as their first COO in a move the firms said is "in response to the recent growth of both companies' core business activities."

Townley will report to Carat Entertainment managing director and MY Entertainment president Michael Yudin, who will spend more time focusing on the development and production of new and existing programming, client initiatives, new international activities and the creation of original content for new-media platforms.

Townley mainly will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the companies and undertake activities in support of their branded entertainment business. He spent seven years at Clear Channel Entertainment Television, rising to the position of president in 2004.

Most recently, Townley was executive producer of the Spike TV/MY Entertainment series "Pros vs. Joes" and a consultant to Sports Capital Partners Llc.