Mark S. Rafalowski has been named senior VP of business development for Dick Clark Prods. Formerly of Western International Syndication and Ascot Syndication Group, Rafalowski also founded Tradewinds Television, a production and distribution company, where he once served as president and CEO.
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Cord Douglas has been upped to veepee of sales and acquisitions at Keller Entertainment Group. Douglas, who formerly served as director of sales and acquisitions, will oversee Keller’s distribution department, as well as acquire properties and completed product to expand the company’s distribution slate.
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Motion picture ad agency Creative Domain has upped writer-producer Stephen Roberts to the post of VP, writer-producer and has hired Douglas Smith as a writer-producer. Roberts has been working as a writer-producer for Creative Domain since 1996, where he has written and produced teasers, trailers and TV commercials promoting numerous pics. Smith was a senior writer-producer with Seiniger Advertising since 1995, where he wrote and produced numerous promotions for pics.
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As part of a comprehensive revamping of its corporate financial operations, MGM has named Steve Rath senior VP of its new financial controller group, upping him from his previous post as veepee and financial controller. Also as a result of the reorganization, Deborah Arvesen, former director of tax, has been named senior veepee of the operational controller group. Other appointments at Leo include the arrival of Stephen Hendry, a former vice prexy of financial planning at Virgin Interactive, to the new post of vice president of financial planning. Marty Vlaco was named vice president of the distribution and financial services staff, reporting to Rath.