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Board to oversee U.K. ops of Island-life

LONDON — Chris Blackwell has appointed a three-person board to oversee the U.K. operations of Island-life, the multi-faceted entertainment company launched following his departure from Polygram last year.

Suzette Newman, a longtime associate of Blackwell and head of the audiovisual arm Palm Pictures, has been named chairman of Islandlife U.K.

Ian Moss, managing director of Rykodisc, gains additional responsibilities as Islandlife U.K.’s commercial director. Alistair Norbury, managing director of Blue Mountain Music, will act as creative director.

Islandlife consists of Palm Pictures, Manga Entertainment, Blue Mountain Music, Rykomusic, Rykodisc and Oasis Cinemas.

“I’m confident we have the right team to drive Islandlife into the future,” commented Blackwell.

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