Exec Shuffle

Two exec appointments have been made at Fox Family Worldwide. Steven C. Leblang has been named senior veepee, research and strategic planning for the company. In his new position, Leblang will oversee all research efforts. Additionally, Beth Schroeder has been named director of television movie development at the Fox Family Channel. Schroeder joins from O’Hara-Horowitz Prod., where she was veepee of development.

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Tony Potts has signed on as a correspondent for Paramount’s top-rated syndie magazine show “Entertainment Tonight.” Potts comes to “ET” after serving as an entertainment reporter and morning show co-host for Fox O&O WNYW New York.

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Larry Emsweller has been named director of program development for Meredith Broadcast Group, producer of the syndie lifestyle series “Better Homes and Gardens Television.” Emsweller had been program director for Meredith’s NBC affiliate WSMV Nashville.

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Mark Litvack has been promoted to the position of director of legal affairs, worldwide anti-piracy at the Motion Picture Assn. and the Motion Picture Assn. of America. The MPA is the international arm of the MPAA. Also promoted at the MPAA was Ken Jacobson to the position MPAA vice president and director U.S. anti-piracy.

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UPN has tapped Lucia Cottone as director, drama development. Cottone joins UPN from Rysher Entertainment where she served as director of creative affairs. She was part of the team that oversaw production on “Nash Bridges,” “Highlander” and “Oz.” She was previously employed in that studio’s feature film post production department.

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Howell Mette has been named veep of engineering for CBS Operations and Engineering, where he’ll take over responsibility for CBS’ National Football League telecasts. Mette has spent the past five years as director of news operations for CBS News.

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