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Diane Keaton’s production company Blue Relief has tapped Amanda McHugh as director of development. McHugh is a former creative exec at Moving Pictures.

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Tad Stones has signed on as exec producer for five years with Walt Disney Television Animation. His most recent feature-length production is “Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves,” which was honored recently at the ASIFA-Hollywood 25th annual Annie Awards. Stones has been with Disney since 1974.

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Publicist Ed Baran has gone it alone, forming Ed Baran Publicity. Mainly handling publicity for homevideo distribs and TV production outfits, Baran had been with SSA Public Relations.

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Fresh Produce Entertainment has launched an inhouse music wing, naming composer-musician Nana Yalley to head the endeavor. Fresh Produce clients include Fox Kids Network, Planet Hollywood and Honda.

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