Lisa DiMarzio has been upped to marketing division VP, promotions, for Paramount Pictures’ motion picture group. DiMarzio will create and coordinate national and local promotional campaigns for Par’s theatrical releases and oversee field promotions.
Betsy Alexander joined Hollywood Records as director, international marketing , working on concert and promotional tours. She will also act as the contact for international licensees. She has worked at both Sony Music Intl. and IRS Records.
Patricia E. Breman was upped to the new post of senior VP, director of strategic planning, for the Television Bureau of Advertising.
Susan Hoblock has joined MTM Worldwide Distribution as assistant to domestic sales. She was with Western Intl. Syndication.
James P. Sheehan, president and chief operating officer of the A.H. Belo Corp. of Dallas, will retire at the end of the year, when chairman/CEO Robert W. Decherd adds title of president. Belo owns and operates CBS affiliates in Houston, Sacramento and Tulsa, Okla., and ABC affils in Dallas and Norfolk, Va.
TV program distributor DLT Entertainment has named Gillian Rose director of international sales. The former deputy director of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be based in New York.
Rod Riegel has joined Fox Broadcasting Co. as senior publicist with responsibilities for the Fox Children’s Network and primetime series. He was a senior publicist at Hanna-Barbera Prods.
Rod Mickler is the new national director of marketing for Prime SportsChannel Networks of New York.
Wendi Goldstein has been named associate director, program development, at CBS Entertainment.
Alfred J. Nilson was named VP, marketing, at Viacom New Media, a new Viacom Intl. wing for developing and licensing interactive software. Nilson had been group director, global marketing, at Sega of America.
Paramount Domestic TV has promoted three research execs: Dawn Abel to VP and both Ann Foster and Eric Steinberg to director.