Studio Lambert, home of CBS’ “Undercover Boss” and AMC’s “The Pitch,” has made five exec appointments. Aaron Saidman has been upped to senior veepee of development and current programming. Kevin Bartel and Jacob Cohen-Holmes advance to veep of development and current programming. Wally Parks rises to senior veep of production. Susan Janis-Mashayekhi has joined the company as veep of production.Starz Entertainment has promoted Michael Thornton to exec veep of business affairs and legal. He joined the pay cabler last year from Disney/ABC Domestic TV. Investigation Discovery has upped Kevin Bennett to g.m. Bennett, a 16-year Discovery Communications vet, also oversees programming and research for sibling cablers Destination America and Military Channel. Jane Latman has been promoted to senior VP of development at Investigation Discovery. Bill Lewis has joined Anchor Bay Films as senior veepee of theatrical distribution and marketing. Lewis comes to the indie distrib from Summit Entertainment, where he was exec veep and general sales manager. A . Smith & Co. Prods. has upped Jonathan Goldberg to director of post-production and Stephanie Bortis Stoltzfus to director of production. Goldberg manages all post-production staff for the reality shingle. Stoltzfus has been with the A. Smith production team for the past five years. Look Effects has tapped vfx vet Janet Muswell as director of development for international operations. She was most recently vfx supervisor and a producer on “The Muppets.”
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