Universal named Dave Beanes to exec veep and general manager of Universal Operations Group, with responsibility for studio operations, including production and post-production facilities, and ancillary production support departments. Beanes will also oversee and manage the company’s real estate of over 2 million square feet of office and production support space within Universal’s 392 acres. He jointly reports jointly to studio execs Ron Meyer and John Wallace. Prior to this new position, vacated by Jim Watters last month, Beanes was senior VP of production services, Universal Operations Group, a position he held since May 2001.
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Director Mike Maguire joined the roster of biscuit filmworks for commercial representation. In the past year Maguire completed campaigns for clients such as Allstate, SportsBets and Tostitos. “(biscuit) is serious about advertising and respectful of the business and clients that they service,” said Maguire. “(Mike) is a great talent and his visual style, work ethic and approach to directing make him the right fit for biscuit,” said Shawn Lacy, managing director.
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Production and 3D animation technology company NewTek appointed Carter Holland as exec VP of worldwide marketing. He’s charged with developing the company’s brand image and enhancing marketing, generating product demand and spurring customer and revenue growth. “For 2012 we plan to expand our global footprint by capitalizing on the momentum we have created in the live production and streaming markets,” said CEO Jim Plant. “Carter’s background in the media and entertainment industry, along with his 20 years of experience leading companies through aggressive growth periods and brand evolution, make him the ideal leader to manage the execution of NewTek’s global growth strategy.” Prior to joining NewTek, Holland held a range of marketing positions at Avid Technology.