Obama Co-chairs Rivkin, Avant to Get Ambassador Posts

The official announcement came today that the White House will nominate Charles Rivkin, the CEO of Wild Brain Inc., as the next ambassador to France.

Sources also say that music executive Nicole Avant, who was the Southern California finance co-chair of Obama's campaign, is in line to be nominated as ambassador to the Bahamas.

Each was planning to attend tonight's event at the Beverly Hilton, where Obama is headlining a fund-raiser for the DNC.

W&W reported a few weeks ago that Rivkin was in line to be named to the post.

Each of the nominations require Senate confirmation.

The full story in the print version of Variety, which you can read here.

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