Film Independent has tapped Greg Longstreet as manager of publicity and communications. Longstreet most recently served a stint at Relativity and previously worked for Polaris PR and Forefront Media.

Starz Entertainment has promoted Megan Reeder-Holman to VP of affiliate sales, Jamie Dosher to senior director of point of sale and Leslie Toepfer to senior director of affiliate sales. Reeder-Holman has been with the pay cabler for 13 years.

Marisol Amaya has been promoted to senior director of programming acquisitions for MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central Latin America. With the promotion, the Miami-based exec adds oversight of acquisitions MTV’s Spanish-lingo U.S. cabler Tres.

Sundance Channel and We TV have named Keith Mak as head of distribution in Asia. Mak was previously with Celestial Tiger Entertainment in Hong Kong where he was the senior director of TV network distribution.

Lynda Chen has joined National Geographic Channel as director of consumer marketing. She had been director of consumer marketing at Food Network. Nat Geo also tapped Chad Sandhas as the director of talent and media relations.

Moviepilot, an online listings startup, has appointed MGM and MEC vet Amy Elkins as exec veep of strategy and advertising. Amazon alum Amy Smith has signed on as U.S. director of advertising.

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