Exec Shuffle

E! Entertainment Television has bumped up Jonathan Sichel to VP, business and legal affairs. Advancing from his biz & legal director post, Sichel will be responsible for overseeing E!’s business and legal interests pertaining to rights and clearances, the Internet, contracts, licensing agreements and new business development.

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Trisha Robinson has joined Showtime Networks as VP of theatrical and video distribution. Based in L.A., Robinson most recently worked at a consulting firm she co-founded, and also did turns at Academy Entertainment and Lorimar Telepictures, where she was in the acquisitions department.

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Lorri Bond has been promoted to VP of Warner Bros. Classic Animation. Bond, who oversees efforts to preserve vintage WB cartoons in addition to associate producing “The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show” for ABC and “Bugs ‘n’ Daffy” for Kids’ WB!, most recently served as director of Warner Bros. Classic Animation.

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Landmark Entertainment Group has tapped Michael Meltzer exec VP and chief financial officer. Responsible for all Landmark financial affairs and oversight of the information systems, human resources and administration departments, Meltzer comes to the company from Canal Plus U.S., where he also was exec VP/CFO.

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Jeri Sacks has been named to the newly created post of VP of pay/cable and ancillary sales for Tribune Entertainment. Sacks, who had been VP of international sales for Orion Pictures, will spearhead Tribune’s push into the longform TV distribution market.

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Marty Sokoler has been named senior VP of the broadcast group for Lambert Television. Sokoler will oversee the management of Lambert Television’s Fox and UPN affils in Idaho, Arizona, Tennessee and California.

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Vyvx Advertising Distribution Services has named John J. Lipuma regional sales manager for the Eastern region office in New York. He’ll oversee all sales activities for the Eastern area and manage the Gotham-based sales staff. Lipuma joins the TV and radio commercial distrib outfit from DG Systems.

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Mike Campbell has joined Warner Bros. Online in the newly created post of manager of western region sales. Campbell comes to Warner Bros. from a sales post at Popular Mechanics magazine.

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RCA Records has named Ray Carlton VP of Top 40 promotion. Overseeing all aspects of the Top 40 wing, Carlton most recently was with Giant Records, where he was head of promotion.

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Promo design firm Another Large Production has tapped Lorraine Taylor senior art director to oversee its newly created print advertising unit. Taylor comes to Another Large Production from Nashville-based production company Cinetel Studios.

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