NBCUniversal has tapped Morgan Stanley’s Stuart Epstein as chief financial officer, reporting to CEO Steve Burke. Epstein had been managing director of Morgan Stanley and global head of the firm’s media and communications group. He has also been a strategic adviser to NBCU parent Comcast Corp.Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has promoted Cristina Mancini to senior veep of worldwide marketing. She’s been with the studio since 2001. Suzy Berkowitz Weksel has joined Sundance Channel as senior veep of public relations. She comes to the AMC Networks cabler from Entertainment Weekly, where she was senior director of PR. Juma Entertainment has appointed Peter DeVita as chief operating officer and head of its new office in Gotham. DeVita joins the production company after spending 14 years at IMG Worldwide. Jamie French has been named veep of communications for Style. French moves to the NBCUniversal-owned cabler after serving as senior director of publicity for NBC. Jon Ferro has joined Entertainment One as senior VP of U.S. program sales. Ferro was previously Lionsgate’s exec VP of digital and on-demand. EOne has also tapped producer Armand Leo as veep of production affairs, based in Toronto. Nina Scales has joined Hasbro Studios as senior sales director for its international distribution unit, based in London. She had been head of marketing for Tinopolis’ Sunset+Vine production unit. Spike TV has promoted Diana Marseille to veep of media planning. She joined the cabler in 2005 from ABC.
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