Director Julianne Boyd was elected president of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers at the group’s annual meeting Monday. Boyd, the first woman to head the society, succeeds Gene Saks.
Also elected were director-choreographer Julie Arenal and directors Susan Einhorn, Gerald Gutierrez, Gloria Muzio, Steven Robman, Paul Weidner and Sheldon Epps.
Spencer Grimes has been promoted to director of affiliate ad sales, eastern region, a new post. His former title was account manager of affiliate ad sales in that same region.
William Theis has been appointed VP and assistant general manager of Film & Tape Operations, and Archival Services at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Prior to joining Sony, Theis was veep of Worldwide Technical Services and ITC in Los Angeles. Before that, he was director of operations at Viacom Intl.
Craig Leener has been named VP of administration at Vidfilm Services Inc. Leener fills a new position at the video and audio postproduction and duplication facility.