Exec Shuffle

TV promotion/design firm Another Large Production has added two staffers to its executive management team. Mike Leathers has been promoted to VP of special projects and Todd McNulty has been upped to senior producer. Leathers has been with ALP since 1993; McNulty came to the company last year from CNN.

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Turner Broadcasting System has upped Alastair Hamilton to senior VP of worldwide distribution technology. Based in Atlanta, Hamilton moves into the newly created slot from his satellite systems VP post and will oversee all technology-related matters pertaining to worldwide distribution of Tuner cable webs.

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Sasha Itzikman has been named senior VP at DNA West Ltd. At the L.A.-based subsid of DiPippa Nussbaum Advertising, Itzikman will oversee sales operations. She joins from Promax Intl., where she was sales and marketing manager.

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Andrew Plotkin has been promoted to VP of creative affairs for Rysher Entertainment. Plotkin will be responsible for Rysher’s current programming as well as developing new projects for network, syndication and cable.

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RCA Records has boosted Julie Bruzzone to VP-marketing and has upped Dalita Keumurian to associate director of strategic marketing. With RCA since 1996, Bruzzone will continue to direct the label’s marketing efforts and will oversee the long-term development of the company’s artists. Keumurian joined the diskery in ’96 from EMI Records

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HTV has named Jorge R. Escasena VP of affiliate sales. Escasena joins the 24-hour Spanish-language music net from Gems TV, where he was sales and marketing director. He will be based at the company’s Miami headquarters.

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Brian Burkin has been upped to VP of business and legal affairs for Miramax. Moving up from his biz & legal affairs counsel post, Burkin will continue to serve as supervising attorney on several films currently in production and will be acquisitions attorney for the company’s Rolling Thunder label. Burkin joined Miramax in 1995; previously he practiced corporate law and commercial litigation.

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The Food Network has tapped Eileen Opatut cq senior VP of programming, production and operations. Opatut had been executive VP of co-productions, sales and programming for BBC Worldwide America for seven years, and before that was VP of programming for National Geographic TV.

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Pittard Sullivan has tapped John Schwartz head of finance and administration. Schwartz’s areas of responsibility will include accounting, administrative and human resources. He joins the communications marketing outfit from Wunderfilm Design.

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Jeryl Reitzel has been named VP, Northeast division manager, for ACI/Pearson Television. Reitzel spent the past year as VP of syndication sales for Summit Media Group. Cynthia 09-03

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Anthony M. Spirito has been tapped research manager at Tribune Entertainment. Joining from Petry Television, Spirito will pump out research reports to aid Tribune’s advertising and syndication sales staffs, and will train and supervise company research analysts. Mason 09-10

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Helene Blieberg has been named VP and executive director of the CBS Foundation. Responsible for the direction and operation of the foundation, Blieberg has been with CBS Radio for 15 years. Mason

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Polygram Video has appointed Ken Graffeo senior VP of marketing. Responsible for directing the studio’s strategic marketing campaigns for rental and sell-through, Graffeo joins Polygram from West Coast Video, where he was marketing exec VP.

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