Exec Shuffle

Lori D. Terwell has been appointed veepee of creative services for Fox Television Stations. In the newly created post, Terwell will coordinate marketing and promotional efforts among the 22 stations in the Fox O&O group. Terwell comes to Fox after stints with CBS O&Os in New York, Chicago and Miami.

GRTV Network has tapped Brooke Thomas VP of national advertising sales. In his new position, Thomas will be responsible for collecting advertisers into pods that focus on a specific category per programming block. Thomas joins GRTV from Paxson Communications.

David Kneupper has been named president of Soundelux Hollywood. Kneupper is a founding partner of Soundelux Showorks, which specializes in show production and systems for theme parks and special venues. His new responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operations and all editorial and administrative functions.

Ken Kay has been upped to VP of Direct-to-Home at Showtime Networks Inc. In his new position, Kay will oversee Showtime’s daily TVRO operations in addition to the Direct-to-Home financial operations group. Prior to his appointment, Kay worked as director of business planning for the company.

Julie Piepenkotter has been promoted to veepee of syndication research for Buena Vista Television. Piepenkotter, who has been with BVTV since 1989, most recently served as executive director of research.

Kate Fishman-Cohen has been named VP of development at Curious Pictures, the Gotham-based animation, special effects and commercial studio. Fishman-Cohen will be charged with expanding the company’s entertainment division and working with in-house directors. Before joining Curious, Fishman-Cohen was senior producer at the Gotham new media firm Avalanche Solutions.

Janet Kerrigan Daily has been promoted to manager of publicity, primetime series at CBS Entertainment, according to Chris Ender, VP of media relations. Daily, who will continue to report to Terri Corigliano, VP of publicity of primetime series, currently serves as publicist on “Chicago Hope” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” among other series. Daily joined CBS as a senior publicist in March 1995.

Eugene J. Lavelle has been named exec VP and general sales manager of the Tulsa, Okla.-based distrib Station Store. Lavelle, formerly a top syndie sales exec with Viacom and Tribune Entertainment, will head up the company’s Los Angeles office.

Guy Gagnon has been appointed president of Alliance Vivafilm, Alliance Communications’ Quebec theatrical distributor. Gagnon has just left his position as senior VP of Cineplex Odeon Quebec, the local division of the Toronto-based exhibitor. The hiring of Gagnon is part of Alliance’s strategy to win back its license to distribute pics in Quebec.

Michael Kreig and Lisa Yasuda have joined weblet WB as account execs. Kreig was with ABC for nearly a decade, most recently as senior account executive, primetime sales. Yasuda has served at NBC since 1995 as account exec, daytime, latenight and Saturday-morning sales. Both Kreig and Yasuda will be based in the WB’s New York office.

J.J. Rosen has been upped to president of the Music Boulevard Network, formerly N2K Entertainment. Rosen’s new responsibilities include integrating content, community and commerce for the online music network’s sites. Before his appointment, Rosen served as senior VP/general manager of the company.

Gary Lane has been named VP for worldwide routing and tours at Feld Entertainment. In his new post, Lane will be responsible for coordinating the company’s domestic and international touring productions. Lane most recently served as director of the theaters and arenas division of the city of Denver.

Spelling Entertainment Worldvision has tapped Deborah Hackenberry veep of research, and Christopher Gerondale has been named executive director of research. Hackenberry comes to Worldvision from her most recent post as veep of research for Court TV. Gerondale was formerly director of research at Columbia TriStar Television Distribution.

Barbara Zaneri has been upped to VP of cable sales for Studios USA TV Distribution, a post that finds her overseeing cable sales of firstrun, offnet and Universal library product. Before the appointment, Zaneri served as manager of Western region sales for Universal.

Neal Lemlein has been named managing partner and consultant to HMI Entertainment, a division of communications firm Horizon Media. Lemlein joins the company from the Popcorn Channel, where he was head of production and marketing.

Carleen Cappelletti has been upped to senior vice president of event planning and production at Merv Griffin Prods. Formerly a vice president in the same division, Cappelletti has produced various movie premieres and fashion events for the company.

Paul D. Lewis has been named manager of current programming for Fox Broadcasting Co. Lewis was most recently a development coordinator for Fox Television Studios.

RKO Pictures has upped Julia Halperin to VP of development, promoted Inge Van Herle to VP and assistant general counsel, appointed Inness B. Wei VP of TV development and named Laurel Lees-Gonzales VP, finance and administration. Halperin, who joined RKO last year, will be responsible for developing titles from the extensive RKO library for larger-budget productions. Van Herle joined RKO in 1994 as a staff attorney. Formerly director of development, Wei will oversee creation, development and production of TV projects. Before joining RKO in 1992, Gonzales was a staff accountant at Lerno USA.

Marc Juris has been tapped senior VP at American Movie Classics. In his new post, Juris will oversee the channel’s programming, scheduling and production. Juris moves from senior VP of programming and production at Rainbow New Ventures.

Kac Young has been tapped VP of TV & development for Universal Studios Hollywood. Young will be responsible for all network and cable TV production taped in the theme park, along with special events for TV, including concerts, telethons, talk-shows and corporate videos.

Tribune Entertainment Co. has selected Liz Koman senior VP of ad sales. Moving over from Eyemark Media Sales, Koman will be based in New York and will be responsible for all ad sales activities for all Tribune Entertainment programming.

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