Exec Shuffle

Keiko Aoki has been upped to the post of marketing manager for Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan.

Aoki will be responsible for creating and helming marketing campaigns for all Columbia TriStar films in Japan. She will oversee media planning and purchase, publicity and promotions.

Aoki joined Sony in 1983 in the portable audio product marketing division, and from 1984 to 1987 served as secretary to Sony chairman Akio Morita. In 1994, she became product planning manager for car audio/navigation equipment, and most recently served as marketing manager for cellular phones.

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Frank Sorace has been promoted to veep of sales planning and commercial operations for Fox News Channel.

Sorace will oversee the commercial operations department.

Previously he was director of that division..

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Turner Studios has tapped Veronica Sheehan to VP of operations. In her newly created post, Sheehan will oversee the operational management of the facility. Previously, Sheehan served as director of operations for National Recording Studios.

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Lesley Dyer has been named director of international projects for UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Dyer will spearhead corporate and educational partnerships to further the global reach of the school’s new-media program. Prior to joining UCLA, Dyer worked in film development at VMButterfly.

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Gordon Prend has been tapped VP of brand marketing-sell through for U Home Video. Prend, who recently worked in the same capacity for Warner Home Video, will develop and execute marketing initiatives.

At Warner, Prend served as director of marketing for DVD and rental products.

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has named four staff members to various posts: Barbara Chase, Bob Gould, Vicky Campobasso and Linda Loe.

Chase was tapped director of membership services. Her previous post was director of daytime awards.

Gould was named director and administrator of theater operations. Previously, Gould managed the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater.

Campobasso has replaced Gould as theater manager, while Loe has been tapped for the new post of community relations director. Formerly, Loe served as director of membership services.

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Adam Jordan has been upped from segment producer to senior segment producer, film for “Access Hollywood.” In his new position, Jordan will oversee the film department and handle all homevideo and DVD segments, as well as work on day-of-air, breaking news stories in film.

Prior to joining “Access Hollywood,” Jordan was coordinating producer of “American Gladiators” and produced TV specials.

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Post audio group the L.A. Studios has named veteran mixer Wouter van Herwerden senior engineer for its Margarita Mix Hollywood facility.

Wouter has worked in audio engineering for more than 20 years, most recently mixing sound for commercials for Capital Records and Universal Studios. His audio mix for music group TLC’s song “Waterfalls” garnered him an MTV Video Music Award.

At Margarita Mix, Wouter will oversee audio engineering for all projects mixed at the facility.

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Bonnie Vaughan has been tapped as senior editor of TV Guide.

Vaughan will be responsible for editing, assigning stories and generating story ideas.

Previously, Vaughan was an entertainment editor at Seventeen magazine where she oversaw and edited “Backstage Pass,” which covered film and television and included star profiles and behind-the-scenes news. Prior to joining Seventeen, Vaughan was a senior editor at Us magazine and helped launched sidewalk.com.

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De Laurentis Cineplex has tapped Andrea Jachna as managing director and Alessio Coppola as deputy managing director to oversee multiplex development throughout Italy.

Jachna comes to De Laurentis Cineplex from the Italian restaurant chain Autogrill, where he was a general manager. He will manage all aspects of De Laurentis Cineplex’s business, including real estate, finance, operations and marketing.

Coppola, who will oversee theater site development, was previously a development manager for the Italian division of United Cinemas Intl.

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Fox News Channel has named John Stack VP of newsgathering. Stack is a 23-year veteran of NBC News. Most recently he served as director of international partnerships for the NBC Network.

In his new position, he will be responsible for material distribution and international news gathering for FNC, covering breaking news as well as sports, entertainment and business news.

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Pearson Television has upped Gregory Calvosa to director of worldwide marketing. Calvosa, who has been with Pearson since 1994, had been manager of marketing and visual communications.

In his new position, Calvosa will help develop worldwide marketing campaigns for programs distributed internationally by Pearson, which produces over 150 programs around the world.

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Ticketmaster has appointed Edward Millman to the post of chief financial officer.

Millman will oversee all global financial operations as well as manage the ticketing company’s financial interests within the infrastructure of parent, USA Networks.

Millman most recently served as senior veep/CFO of Advanta Corp.’s business services division.

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Marissa Andrada has been upped to veep, human resources development for Universal.

In her new post, Andrada will assume responsibility for companywide strategic staffing, recruiting, training and leadership development.

Previously, Andrada served as U’s director of HR.

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Irv Schulman has been tapped veep, advertising sales for Buena Vista Television.

Schulman will oversee sales for all BVT properties, including “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee” and Carsey-Werner’s “3rd Rock From the Sun.”

Schulman joined BVT two years ago as an account executive.

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