Exec Shuffle

Brent Jack has been upped to VP, international theatrical marketing, at Rysher Entertainment. With Rysher since 1994, Jack will handle the agenda for the international marketing team.

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Fox/Liberty Networks has named three execs, bumping Richard Battista to exec VP, tabbing Angela Morton senior VP of network development and posting John Honeycutt as VP of production ops at Fox Sports Net. Battista will oversee day-to-day operations of the Fox Sports international division. Morton will develop operational directives for national cable TV entities, and Honeycutt will run development and distribution of on-air promos for regional and national programming.

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Zomba Recording Corp. has named Rory Parness VP-finance. Parness will oversee and develop Zomba’s financial and operating systems.

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Diane L. Gandy and Michelle Guglielmelli have been appointed managers of human resources for New Line Cinema. Gandy, who joins New Line from Trimark, heads the West Coast division. Guglielmelli, who previously was with GTA, oversees the East Coast counterpart.

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Gino Natalicchio has been upped to senior VP, international, at the Box Worldwide. He’ll be responsible for managing the musicvideo channel’s international biz, with profit and loss responsibilities for each territory and the overall division. Natalicchio joined the Box in 1995.

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Blue Rider Pictures has tapped Alex Epstein production VP. He had been producing under his Muse of Fire Prods. banner.

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Devillier Donegan Enterprises has tapped Greg Diefenbach VP-development. He’ll be charged with program development and holds principal responsibility for all the company’s TV projects. Before joining DDE, Diefenbach worked on the National Geographic Society’s “Explorer” series.

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Patrick Quigley has been tapped exec VP and G.M. at Capitol Nashville. Based in Nashville, Quigley will be responsible for the label’s day-to-day ops.

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SPE commercial production wing Pavlov Prods. has upped Paul Kawasaki to production head and has shifted Alessandra Pasquino into Kawasaki’s producer slot. The two have been with the company since its inception in February 1996.

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Creative Entertainment Group has tapped Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh director of development to head the company’s feature department. He has worked as an independent producer for CEG for three years.

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