Johansen named NATPE prez

With an apparent eye on widening its global stature, NATPE Intl. yesterday named Bruce Johansen, Multimedia Entertainment’s West Coast international sales and programming VP, as its next president.

Johansen’s two-year deal becomes effective April 1, when he’ll succeed longtime NATPE president Phil Corvo, who’ll continue as a consultant with the org through the duration of his contract in 1995.

Multimedia president Robert L. Turner said Johansen will stay on with the company through the end of February and that no successor has yet been chosen.

Johansen was a unanimous choice of the board of directors.

“It’s clear that (NATPE’s) future lies in international expansion,” emphasized Johansen.

There is no other forum such as NATPE that provides domestically for an exchange of international ideas, he said. “And I think there’s an opportunity for us to expand in that area. …”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety