Exec Shuffle

Michael Forman has been upped to senior veep of programming at UPN.

Forman will supervise all the netlet’s current programming. He will report to UPN entertainment prexy Tom Nunan.

Most recently, Forman was VP of UPN’s programming division. Previously, he worked two years as veep of primetime series programs at NBC Studios and as director of television at Brillstein-Grey Communications.

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Disney Channel has named Adam Bonnett director of development, and Mary Sue Foard as director of production.

As director of development, Bonnett will be responsible for developing new narrative series and will intervene with the creative community to augment Disney Channel’s roster of writers and producers. Bonnett was previously Disney Channel’s director of programming.

Foard will be responsible for West Coast-based series production. Foard comes to Disney as line producer for numerous TV shows including MTV’s “FANatic.”

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Terry Holmstrom has joined Fox Family Channel as VP, promotions. Holmstrom was most recently director, promotions, at Nickelodeon.

Based in New York, Holmstrom will be responsible for overseeing national consumer promotions and related marketing partnerships with advertisers. She will report to Tom Lucas, senior VP, marketing, Fox Family Channel; and Rick Sirvaitis, president, ad sales, Fox Family Worldwide.

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Jacqueline Hartley has been upped to senior veep and Southwestern sales manager at Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

Based in Dallas, Hartley will oversee the company’s sales activities within the Southwestern U.S. and assist management with strategy planning. Previous WB sales stints for Hartley include serving as Western VP and Southwestern sales manager.

Additionally, Marlynda Lecate has been upped to VP of Warner Bros. Southwestern sales, occupying the post vacated by Hartley. Lecate will now be based in Atlanta. Before joining Warner Bros. in 1995, Lecate was an account manager for Infinity Broadcasting.

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CBS has upped Fran Eigendorff and Preston Farr to senior VPs of affiliate relations. Both have been VPs of affiliate relations since 1996, contributing to program clearances, tracking ratings and overseeing divisional efficiencies.

Eigendorff and Farr came to CBS in 1981 and 1982, respectively. Both began as special projects managers and were promoted to regional supervisors and then regional directors, finally becoming VPs of affiliate relations in 1996.

In their new roles, they will take on expanded responsibilities, continuing to implement and develop network and affiliate initiatives and helping to launch new programming.

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Paul Glawatz has been tapped director of business affairs at Studios USA. He will report to the company’s senior VP of the division, Neil Strum.

Most recently, Glawatz was director of business affairs at Columbia TriStar Television, a post he’d held since 1994.

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Alphabet web veteran Robert Fitzpatrick has been tapped senior VP, business and legal affairs, for Studios USA domestic television.

In his new post, Fitzpatrick will supervise firstrun development and current programming, distribution and merchandising efforts for the company.

Fitzpatrick worked in the same capacity at ABC since 1996.

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Studio Photo Service has tapped Kimball Neelley as technical director. In his new position, Neelley will develop and implement new ways for studio execs to manage images. Previously, he was manager of digital services for the company.

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Pamela Kaufman has been upped to senior VP of promotions marketing at Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite.

In her new role, Kaufman will supervise the creation and execution of all the cabler’s promotional efforts. Duties will include snagging sponsorship for Nick’s Kids Choice Awards and managing corporate partnerships with Burger King and Kraft Foods.

Most recently, Kaufman was VP of Nick’s promotions division, leading campaigns for the series “Rugrats,” “Blue’s Clues,” “The Wild Thornberrys” and “Catdog.” Prior to joining the cabler in January 1998, Kaufman was veep of promotions at Turner Broadcasting.

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Discovery Communications, Latin America/Iberia, has announced the promotion of two key execs. Luis Silberwasser has been upped to VP of affiliate sales and business development, and Pedro Blanco to VP of marketing and creative director.

Silberwasser, previously VP of marketing, will oversee affiliate sales. Blanco, who has been a key figure in creative development, will oversee marketing, research and on-air promotions.

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Ann Frame has been named the prexy of Aspect Ratio Design starting in November. Frame joins Aspect from Universal Pictures, where she served as VP of creative advertising, helming creative development of all theatrical motion picture print advertising.

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Award-winning producer/designer Jan Phillips has formed the 168 Design Group, a division of Realtime Video. The company works with branding, design and special effects.

Phillips comes from Telezign Computer Animation/Design, a division of New York’s National Video Center. As a VP and exec producer at Telezign, she oversaw network image branding, packaging and promotion, and produced over 200 projects annually.

Designer/art director Brad Soderlund will head the company’s creative department. He comes from Novocom, where he served as senior art director/designer.

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A&E Television has named David Zagin as senior VP of affiliate sales. In his new post, Zagin will oversee all domestic and local sales activities for A&E, the History Channel, the Biography Channel and History Channel Intl.

Prior to joining A&E, Zagin was VP of affiliate sales, local sales and alternate technology at NBC Cable, where he oversaw the distribution of CNBC and MSNBC. Before that, Zagin was regional VP of affiliate sales for FX Networks and worked in the affiliate sales and marketing departments at MTV Networks.

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