Jason Sikes has been named veep of development for GRB Entertainment. In his newly created post, Sikes will oversee the development of a new slate of gameshows, talk and alternative programming in order to broaden the company’s reality-based programs. Previously, Sikes served as director of development for Late Night, Daytime, and Alternative programming for Fox Broadcasting Co.
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Erik Ross has been tapped VP of operations at online retailer DVD Empire.
In the newly created post, Ross will supervise the company’s expansion into a 13,000-square-foot facility, which will double DVD Empire’s inventory capacity. Ross will also be involved in the firm’s site design, promotion and marketing.
Most recently, Ross worked at Pro-Am Safety, handling technical operations, personnel training and Web site development.
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Michael Dellheim has been named location manager for the New Mexico Film Office. Dellheim has done location work throughout the United States. Dellheim’s projects have included “Selena,” “The Firm” and “Young Guns II.”
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Derrick Shore and Kris Sanchez have joined the Channel One News Staff. Sanchez and Shore will share anchor duties on the show, covering national and international stories.
Before joining Channel One, Sanchez was a weekday/weekend anchor at KVIA-TV, an ABC affiliate in El Paso, TX.
Shore was a co-host on SPIN, a local teen magazine for the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City.
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Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution recently promoted four employees to VP status. Nelson Kuo Lee, former director of operations, is now the VP of operations, motion picture distribution, where he will oversee all systems of development and implementation with the company’s finance group.
David Partridge has been promoted to VP of homevideo for motion picture distribution, Canada, after four years as general manager of video.
Patrick Roy, who was most recently in charge of all TV sales in Quebec, has been promoted to VP of acquisitions and sales for Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; the company’s Quebec-based motion picture distribution unit.
And Doug Smith has been appointed to VP of TV sales, English, Canada, where he will be responsible for all sales of feature films.