Exec Shuffle

TBS has upped Dennis Quinn to exec VP and G.M. of TBS. Quinn joined TBS’ sales division in 1992, and most recently served as senior VP and general sales manager for the Superstation.

Quinn will oversee day-to-day operations of the network, including programming, marketing, budgetary and staffing matters.

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Tommy Boy Music has tapped Richard Chamberlain as managing director of U.K. operations.

Chamberlain will be responsible for building Tommy Boy’s releases in the U.K., which include Everlast, De La Soul and DITC.

Most recently, Chamberlain was the general manager at Go Beat Records (Polygram/Universal), where he worked with such artists as Portishead, Gabrielle and David Holmes. Prior to joining Go Beat, Chamberlain was a sales manager for Polygram and a sales representative for London Records.

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Decode Entertainment has tapped Dominique Bazay and Caroline Dorris to its newly formed international distribution division.

Bazay serves as director of international sales and oversees all distribution activity. Dorris has been upped to the post of international sales executive, handling sales to Asia, Latin America, New Zealand and the Middle East.

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John Rose has been tapped as ESPN’s VP of human resources. Rose joins ESPN from a 10-year post at the NBA, where he supervised human resources of the league. Prior to that, he served as VP of law at NBC.

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Frank T. Caruso has been upped to veep of creative for King Features Syndicate. He will develop new licensing properties as well as supervise all creative aspects of the company’s Internet, animation and promotional activities.

Previously, Caruso served as creative director of licensing.

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VP, project development for BRC Imagination Arts. Davidson will spearhead conceptual project development and oversee all sales, marketing, promotions and PR activities.

Davidson most recently served as director, project development. Prior to joining BRC, she acted as marketing manager for the themed entertainment group of the Jack Morton Co.

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“Access Hollywood” producer Jeremy Louwerse ankled his post to join eVerse corporation as director of business development.

Louwerse will be based on the coast, where he will head up the org’s sales division.

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Mandalay Sports Entertainment has upped VP of development Howard Nuchow to executive veepee. He will oversee marketing and sales of all MSE properties, including its sports franchises. Nuchow is formerly the director of business development for the New Jersey Nets.

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Michael Hartounian has been named VP, business and legal affairs for Fox Family Channel. Hartounian will oversee all aspects of negotiation and drafting of agreement for the company’s reality series and specials.

He joins Fox from MGM Worldwide Television where he served as VP, business affairs.

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CBS News magazine “48 Hours” has upped Allen Alter to senior coordinating producer. He will now serve as overall coordinator for the broadcast and as liaison with the CBS News division, specifically working with editing projects and post-production.

A 16-year veteran of CBS News, Alter served as foreign editor and senior producer since 1992. He was also deputy foreign editor, and served as producer for the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” and the series “The Changing Face of Communism.”

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Universal Studios has tapped two for VP positions. David Miller has been upped to veepee of advertising and creative services and Susan Spencer Grana has been named VP, promotions.

Miller will continued to spearhead the company’s tactical advertising and creative services campaigns in conjunction with the overall brand marketing positioning. He has been with U Studios for more than 10 years, most recently serving as director, head of advertising and creative services.

Spencer Grana will now be responsible for developing programs with the company’s strategic alliance marketing partners and for seeking and developing partnerships with a spectrum of broadcast, entertainment, retail and quick serve restaurant properties.

She returns to U Studios after a stint as exec director, national promotions with Fox Consumer Products.

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Full Moon Releasing has tapped Mauricio Buendia senior VP, Latin America and domestic Spanish markets. Buendia will now be responsible for the development of the studio’s Spanish video division, the sale and administration of its foreign film rights to Latin and South America and the acquisition of foreign Spanish language film rights for domestic markets.

Buendia rejoins the company after stints with CIC Video, Handelman Co. and, most recently, Latin Vision.

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