Exec Shuffle

Graham Henderson has been tapped by Universal Music Canada as senior VP of business affairs and commerce.

In his newly created position, Henderson will head the legal staff at Universal and be responsible for distribution, licensing, publishing and production-related agreements. He will also be in charge of online music.

He leaves his private law practice to join the label.

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FX Networks has tapped Steve Leblang as veep, strategic planning and research. He will report to FX prexy Peter Liguori.

In his new post, Leblang will be responsible for all research, and provide strategic information and planning for FX and FXM: Movies From Fox.

Leblang joins FX Networks from Fox Family Worldwide, where he was the head of research and strategic planning. Before joining Fox Family, Leblang was VP of research and programming for Twentieth Television, and VP of marketing and sales strategy at Turner Program Services.

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London-based film investment company Intermedia has named Sophie Meyer as a development exec.

She was a development assistant for three years at British Screen.

Meyer’s appointment follows the recent hiring of ex-Lakeshore exec Julie Golden as Intermedia’s L.A.-based senior veep of production.

Intermedia joins with producing partners to develop, finance and distribute pics. Among its efforts are “Sliding Doors,” “Hilary and Jackie” and “Sweet and Lowdown.”

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Tracey Trench has joined Robert Simonds Prods. as prexy, creative.

In her new role, Trench will supervise all feature development and production for Simonds’ projects, including the upcoming “Little Nicky,” starring Adam Sandler, and “See Spot Run,” starring Martin Lawrence. She also will team with Laura Angelico Simon to produce “Papi Chulo,” a Latin feature comedy for Fox 2000.

Previously, Trench produced the Drew Barrymore-Anjelica Huston feature “Ever After” for 20th Century Fox. She also produced the independent, Emmy-nominated “Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary” while at Fox Family Films.

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Vincent Favale has been upped to veep of latenight programs at CBS.

In his new role, Favale will continue to oversee current East Coast latenight programming including “The Late Show With David Letterman.”

Favale joined CBS in 1996 as director, latenight programs, after spending seven years at cabler Comedy Central, where he served as veep of program planning and development.

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Starz Encore Media Group has promoted Marc McCarthy to exec director of communications.

McCarthy will oversee all publicity, pictures and senior affiliate public relations activities.

McCarthy joined SEMG in 1996. During his tenure, he has been involved in numerous PR activities for the company.

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