Christian Murphy has been named Senior Vice President, Daytime & Programming Partnerships at A+E Networks. Previously, Murphy was SVP, Network Business Development.
Turner promoted Richard Warren to President of Turner Content Distribution. Warren steps into the position previously held by Coleman Breland, who is taking on the newly created role of President, Content Experiences while continuing as President of TCM and FilmStruck.
Jon Hookstratten has been tapped to serve as Executive Vice President Administration and Operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment, effective July 10. Hookstratten had been EVP Broadcast Distribution at Fox Networks Group.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has hired Mina Patel as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Television Distribution and Todd Parkin as Senior Vice President/General Manager, MGM Domestic Networks. In addition, the company has promoted Annie Khostegyan to Senior Vice President, Domestic Television Distribution.
Blue Ant Media appointed Sam Sniderman to the newly created role of Global Head, Commercial Affairs, Production. The announcement follows the company’s acquisition of Racat Group. Sniderman was formerly the Global Chief Operating Officer and MD, Film and Entertainment at Pulse Films.
Val Campbell is joining World Media Rights as Head of Production. Previously, Campbell was Head of Production at Ronachan Films. Suzanne Clarke also joins World Media Rights as Finance Director. Clarke had been CFO of her own e-learning company, World Academy.
Crown Media Family Networks promoted Jane Gross to Vice President, On-Air Promotion. Gross most recently served as Creative Director of On-Air Promotion.
Superights named Nathalie Pinguet as Deputy General Manager. Pinguet had been Deputy Director of the Youth Programming Unit and Deputy Head of Programming at TF1.
Tim Westergren has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Pandora.
FX Networks promoted Colette Wilson to Senior Vice President Current Series, Barbara Crawford to Vice President Current Series and Kevin Wandell to Vice President Development. Wilson joined the company in 2004, Crawford in 2005 and Wandell in 2011.
Keshet International appointed Nicola Andrews as Senior Sales & Commercial Director, Kids, based in London. Previously, Andrews was VP of Distribution at Gaumont Television.
Strategy and creative shop Untitled Worldwide added Chris Roan as Partner. Previously, Roan led strategy, business development, and innovation at Mother US for over 6 years.
ITV Studios America has named Jed Valdecantos as Vice President, Scripted TV Development and Jim Dietle as Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. Valdecantos was most recently Director of Original Scripted Programming for USA Network, while Dietle was VP of Business Affairs at ABC Studios.
Winnercomm, the production and content development arm of Outdoor Sportsman Group, announced the promotion of Tim Cremin to Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development. Previously, Cremin served as the Vice President of Original Programming – Winnercomm.
After 16 years, first as Senior Vice President and Manager and then as President, Brian Philips is leaving CMT. Phillips had served as the net’s president since 2009. “This was a tough decision,” said Phillips in an internal memo to his staff. “I remain a fan and champion of each of you. I love, live and breathe this brand.” Frank Tanki has been upped to General Manager of the network.
BET Networks added to its leadership team. Michael D. Armstrong, previously Executive Vice President and General Manager, Revenue and Emerging Brands, Viacom International Networks, was appointed to the newly created position of General Manager. Jeanine Liburd was upped to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, while Donna Blackman was promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Operations.
Rebecca Dundon , previously Senior Acquisitions Manager for Scripted Content, was upped to Director of Scripted Acquisitions at FremantleMedia International. In addition, Anthony Patton was named Content Acquisition Executive. He had been Scripted Acquisitions Coordinator at ITV Studio Global Entertainment.
Refinery29 appointed Joanna Bomberg as Senior Vice President and Head of Talent. She was previously Senior Vice President of MTV’s Music & Talent department.