Exec Shuffle

Martha Hanrahan has been upped to VP of music services at NBC Entertainment. With NBC in various capacities since 1970, Hanrahan will handle music clearances, research and supervision of all primetime, latenight and Saturday-morning programming produced by NBC Studios.

Fernando Carrillo has been upped to VP of facilities management at 20th Century Fox. A licensed mechanical engineer, Carrillo joined Fox in 1989 as director of plant engineering; he’s also worked at Lockheed Aircraft Co.

Thomas L. Velde has been bumped up to senior VP and managing director of AMC Intl. film marketing. With AMC since 1978, Velde will handle film buying policies in Asia, Europe and Canada, among other areas, forging relationships with film companies, distribs and government agencies around the globe. He advances from his senior VP, film buyer post.

Universal Pictures has named Lauren Greenwade executive media director and has upped Leigh Haikin to director of media ops.

New Wave Entertainment has named Nina Saxon VP and creative director at New Wave Design. Leading the company’s efforts in graphics and title design, Saxon will divide her time between New Wave’s Burbank headquarters and her office in Santa Monica.

Kevin Gore has been tapped senior VP and G.M. of Polygram Classics & Jazz. Handling U.S. marketing, sales, promotion and publicity efforts at the label, Gore joins Polygram from Sony Music, where he was a VP with the company’s Columbia arm.

Edmonds Entertainment Group has brought Debra Baum on board as executive VP and G.M. Responsible for interfacing operations at the company’s various business interests, Baum previously ran her own management company.

Scholastic Entertainment has named Scott J. Fuller executive director of marketing. Fuller will oversee the strategic development of the company’s marketing activities, with an emphasis on consumer products. Scholastic produces kidfare “Goosebumps” and “The Magic School Bus,” among others.

Lisa Kaye has been named senior VP, human resources, at E! Entertainment Television. She’ll handle all HR functions for the cabler, including recruitment and staffing, employee training and relations, and benefits and compensation. Kaye moves up from her VP slot.

Myers Media has appointed Susan Burkat senior VP, responsible for campaigns on behalf of the company’s music, entertainment and corporate clients. Burkat joins Myers after running her own PR outfit.

Kenneth Abrams has joined Marvel Entertainment Group as VP of consumer products. He’ll concentrate on domestic licensing of the company’s TV and film properties, which include Spider-Man and the X-Men. Abrams had been with Viacom Consumer Products.

Nancy McLachlan has been appointed VP and associate broadcast director for Western Intl. Media. McLachlan comes to the ad buying agency after stints with Carat/ICG, Asher & Partners, Blair Television and Media & Marketing Affiliates.

Buena Vista Television has promoted Tom Cerio to senior VP and general sales manager of its Eastern division. Cerio has served as BVTV’s Eastern division VP and general sales manager since 1990.

Karen Danaher-Dorr has joined Polygram Television as senior VP of TV movies and miniseries. Based in L.A., she’ll handle all pic and mini development and production for the Polygram unit. Danaher-Dorr had been with Citadel Entertainment, where she was senior VP, motion pics & miniseries.

Weddington Prods. has named Marc Vanocur managing director. He will handle budgeting, operations and all business affairs for the company.

Ticketmaster has tapped Timothy J. Wood executive VP of the Western region and director of European development, and has upped Claire L. Rothman to exec VP. With the ticketer 14 years, Wood will oversee the nine-state Western area and will help push the company into Europe. Having joined Ticketmaster in 1995, Rothman will rep the outfit’s profile in the entertainment and biz communities.

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