Fox has tapped Stephen Wong to serve as VP in the recently formed audience strategy unit, reporting to senior VP Nicole A. Bernard, who was promoted to that post in February. Wong will be responsible for establishing and managing partnerships both within and outside of the conglom, along with identifying new TV, digital and film opportunities that appeal to diverse auds.Wong comes to audience strategy from international unscripted unit Fox Look. NBCUniversal has recruited Anand Kini for a newly created post as senior VP, strategic planning and development, effective July 5. Kini will report to exec VP Patricia Fili-Krushel and will help to develop the media conglom’s long-term strategic direction. Previously, Kini served as senior veepee of financial planning and analysis for Comcast. Time Warner has named Bill Krivoshik as its first-ever chief information officer. Krivoshik will be responsible for the media giant’s corporate technology group and oversee efforts to coordinate services providing IT support to all of its businesses. He will report to chief financial officer John Martin. Previously, Krivoshik served as the first enterprise-wide CIO at Marsh & McLennan and as chief technology officer at Thomson Financial. ITV Studios America has appointed Paul Reaney development VP, with an eye toward new programming for U.S. channels. Reaney will be based in the company’s Los Angeles office. ITV Studios America recently landed orders for NBC’s adaptation of “Prime Suspect” and Fox’s summer reality skein “Buried Treasure.” The company is also active in firstrun syndication with the Leeza Gibbons-hosted “American Now.” Reaney most recently worked as a development veep for FremantleMedia, and before that he was senior producer and reporter for the BBC. CBS Studios Intl., Canada, has hired Doug Smith as veep and general sales manager. He will succeed Bruce Swanson, who is retiring after 25 years at the Eye. Smith will be based in CBS Studios Intl.’s Toronto office and will oversee the division’s sales and distribution activities, reporting to division prexy Armando Nunez. Digital media guru Scott Ross and producer David Permut have signed on as advisers to the Korean 3D conversion company inDSP. The company, which has a Los Angeles office, is backed by Korean venture capital firms Mirae Asset Venture Investment and LB Investment. Carmike Cinemas has named Daniel Ellis senior veep, general counsel and corporate secretary. He joins the exhibitor from hotel franchise owner Lodgian Inc., where he also served as general counsel and secretary.
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