Antonio J. Romero has been named chief executive of NewLeaf Entertainment, the joint venture between Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. and IBM Corp. Romero, a 16-year veteran of IBM, most recently as general manager of domestic and international markets for South Florida operations, also will be a Blockbuster VP.

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Michael Goldman has been appointed VP, business development and finance, of the Paramount Licensing Group. Neil G. Newman, previously director of marketing , was named to the newly created position of director of business development, evaluation Paramount Communications’ properties and brand names for licensing into consumer markets.

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Discovery Communications, parent of Discovery Channel and Learning Channel, has promoted Vicki Stearn director and Krista Van Lewen senior manager communications.

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