Becker adds duties to Showtime post

Exec to take on Gotham biz

NEW YORK — Showtime is beefing up its New York programming presence by adding program-acquisition responsibilities to Mark Becker’s legal portfolio. Becker, who’ll keep his associate-general-counsel title, will get the additional title of senior VP of program acquisitions, East Coast, for Showtime Networks Inc.

Showtime plans to use Becker as the point person to “the New York-based film producers and distributors” that are “important” to Showtime and its various sister networks, including the Movie Channel.

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