International theatrical distribution publicity specialist TERI RITZER is rejoining the studio ranks, this time at the Walt Disney Co.’s Buena Vista Intl. Ritzer was named BVI’s Burbank-based VP of international publicity, effective April 3, by BVI president Mark Zoradi. She replaces Disney vet Hilary Clark, who was unwilling to move from Paris to London, where BVI is consolidating European operations. Ritzer, who’ll report to Adriano Vigano, VP of international marketing, will be responsible for the strategic planning and supervision of all publicity campaigns overseas for Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures product. She has been senior VP at L.A. praisery Dennis Davidson Associates since last April. Ritzer was editor of the Hollywood Reporter from 1986 to 1991, and before that was head of national publicity at U.
LORENZO FOLIO ankled as managing director of Italy’s leading media group, RCS, late last week after continuing losses at the company. Sources said his resignation was not directly tied, however, to the lackluster performance of the company’s film and video unit, which accounts for only a small percentage of the company’s overall revenue. Folio’s successor, CLAUDIO CALABI, who was appointed immediately and comes from the unrelated Ligresti business group, will now work to reduce costs of all units and bring the group back to profit in 1995. All the company’s units, which are mostly in publishing, were in the red in 1994 except the daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.
JIM MORGAN, manager of United Intl. Pictures’ Melbourne office, is seguing to Sydney as national programmer at the Greater Union circuit.