Joanne Burns, VP of research for Buena Vista TV, has been promoted to supervise research for the studio’s network television arm as well. Burns joined the studio as exec director of research in 1989 and was named VP two years later.
Timothy A. Boggs was named senior vice president of public policy at Time Warner Inc. Also, Carol Melton and Art Sackler were named veepees of public policy, and Joan Nicolais Sumner was named VP investor relations.
Joseph Dervin Jr. has been named VP, postproduction at NBC Prods., overseeing that area on all longform programming as well as taped series. Dervin was most recently exec VP at Pacific Film Laboratories and prior to that served as VP of postproduction at Aaron Spelling Prods.
Jennifer Barnett has joined NBC as press manager, corporate information, corporate and media relations, based in Burbank, leaving her post as publicity director at local station KCAL-TV. Barnett will be involved with both daytime and late night programs originating on the West Coast. Prior to KCAL, Barnett was a publicist at CBS affiliate KPIX-TV in San Francisco.
Showtime Networks Inc. vice president of corporate communications Nancy Glauberman is taking on expanded responsibilities, adding consumer public relations for the Showtime premium service. Glaumberman still oversees trade press for Showtime, and trade and consumer press for the Movie Channel.
Ralph Kamon, longtime senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs at Paramount Pictures, has been hired by the L.A. law firm of Arter, Hadden, Lawler, Felix & Hall.
Roger Werner, who stepped in as acting president of Prime Ticket Network when John Severino retired (Daily Variety, Aug. 17), now has the title permanently. Werner, 42, continues as president of Prime Sports Ventures, the holding company for Bill Daniels’ cable programming and sports businesses.
Vicki Jo Hoffman has been named VP sales, Western region for Grove Television Enterprises, heading the Chicago-based syndicator’s West Coast sales office.