Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted John C. (Jack) McBride to the post of veepee of legal affairs, bumping him up a notch from his assistant general counsel post. McBride remains key attorney for SPE’s financing activities and pay and cable TV matters, including The Game Show Channel, to be launched in 1993.
Ralph Kamon, longtime senior VP of business and legal affairs for Paramount Pictures worldwide motion picture group, has joined the law firm of Arter & Hadden, as of-counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Arter, Hadden, Lawler, Felix & Hall. Kamon began his career at United Artists in 1953 and joined Paramount in 1967.
CBS has confirmed the appointments of Michael Healy and Ruthe Benton as directors of motion pictures for TV at CBS Entertainment, reporting to movies and miniseries VP John Matoian. Healy most recently held a similar post at Reeves Entertainment, while Benton has been VP at the Avnet-Kerner Co. since last year.
Donald Silvey has been promoted to VP, business development, at MTV. In his new role, Silvey will head up MTV’s global expansion, strategic planning and creative finance for future MTV programming.
Andrea (Lipchik) McKinnon has been named junior talent manager at NBC Media Services, West Coast, responsible for electronic promotion of various prime time , daytime and Saturday-morning shows. McKinnon was most recently a casting associate with Disney TV Animation.
Linda Warren has been appointed to the new post of VP of sales for Walt Disney Attractions. She will be responsible for a broad range of sales activities to the resort/convention market, wholesale/tour operators, travel agencies, theme parks and special events. Warren’s previous title was veep of corporate synergy and special projects, the Walt Disney Co.
Prism Entertainment has promoted Joe Petrone to senior VP, sales and marketing, and Tim Landers to VP, sales, from director of sales.
Karen Vinocur has been promoted to VP, contract administration, at Genesis Entertainment, having been director since June 1990. She’ll continue to overall all TV station contracts and has been with the company since 1986.
Chris Enger has joined Fox Broadcasting Co. as VP, central sales, overseeing ad sales for the midwest and southwest regions, based in Chicago. Enger previously spent 11 years at NBC, most recently as account director, Olympic sales.