Sean Gorman has been bumped to associate director, creative affairs, at the Harvey Entertainment Co. He joined the company in August after a stint at CBS Entertainment.
Lifetime Television has named Alan Gabay VP, licensing and merchandising. Now responsible for creating consumer products that will build the Lifetime brand, Gabay had been a consultant to the company since 1994.
Marvel Comics Group has tapped Helen Isaacson executive VP-worldwide licensing. She will oversee all licensing, merchandising, advertising sales and creative services for Marvel. Based in New York, Isaacson joins from Turner Home Entertainment. Also, Shirrel Rhoades has been named exec VP of publishing for Marvel Comics Group. Rhoades oversees Marvel’s 60 titles printed each month, and will be responsible for the company’s expansion and diversification efforts.
Bruce Scavuzzo has been upped to VP, legal and business affairs, at EMI Music Publishing. Moving up from his legal & biz senior director slot, Scavuzzo will expand his responsibilities in negotiating and drafting deals, and the supervision of litigation.
Ed Connolly Jr. has been named director of programming at Columbia TriStar TV Distribution. In his new posi-tion, Connolly will oversee production of firstrun syndie and cable product, and he’ll help develop new projects.
David Brack has been tapped sales manager, Americas region-digital motion imaging, for the Kodak Professional Motion Imaging biz unit. He’ll oversee sales teams in North and South America, except for the Hollywood area.
Allan I. Grafman has been named exec VP and chief financial officer at Hallmark Entertainment, from managing director for international development at Tribune Co. A longtime exec at Tribune Entertainment, Grafman earlier served as G.M. of the former Capital Cities Cable.
Eric B. Buchanan has been tapped director of development at de Passe Entertainment. He joins the company from Daniel L. Paulson Prods., where he was creative affairs VP.
Julia Moffett was named VP-communications at NBC News. Moffett comes to the position from the White House, where she was director of communications at the National Security Council.
Cordelia Tappin has been promoted to VP of sell-through marketing of MGM Home Entertainment. She will be responsible for all advertising, promotions, and marketing campaigns for the company’s sell-through video busi-ness. Before joining MGM in 1995, Tappin was manager of marketing services at Fox Video.