CBS Studios Int’l, Canada, taps Smith

Exec named VP, general sales manager

CBS Studios International, Canada, has hired Doug Smith as VP and general sales manager. He will succeed the retiring Bruce Swanson, who is retiring after 25 years at the Eye.

Smith will be based in CBS Studios International’s Toronto office and will oversee the division’s sales and distribution activities throughout the country. He will report to division prexy Armando Nunez.

Nunez called Swanson “legendary” in a release issued Friday and said wished the exec a happy retirement. He also praised Smith. “Doug’s passion and expertise will be an invaluable addition to our Canadian business as well as our international management/sales team,” said Nuñez.

Swanson will remain at the company briefly to smooth the transition process.