William M. Wanger has been promoted to director of special projects, research and marketing at Fox Broadcasting Co., most recently have been manager of affiliate research and special projects. He joined Fox as a research analyst in 1989.
Anne Sherwood has been promoted to director, affiliate advertising and promotion services at NBC Entertainment, having been manager in that area since 1990. She has been at NBC since 1986 and will oversee affiliate advertising and promo tie-ins for a variety of areas.
Michael Wheeler has been named senior VP and general manager of NBC New Media , where he will oversee the company’s involvement in various multimedia, interactive and out-of-home media projects. Wheeler has been a consultant with the network for the past 18 months.
Emily Appelson has been named to the newly created post of director of literary acquisitions at Reeves Entertainment, based in New York. She had been a story editor the past two years at Hearst Entertainment.
Glen Friedman has been named director of consumer marketing for DirecTv Inc., the direct broadcast satellite division of Hughes Communications Inc. Hughes is a subsidiary of General Motors Corp.
Polygram Label Group has promoted John Barbis to executive VP, a rise from his slot as senior VP. In his new job, Barbis will work with PLG president/CEO Rick Dobbis on company strategies and artist development. Barbis will also oversee promotion and sales and be the contact for PLG label heads.