Emiliano Calemzuk has been named vice president and general manager of Fox Kids Latin America. Calemzuk will be responsible for the channel's management, as well as implement strategies designed to grow revenues. Previously, he served as director of media ventures for Fox Latin Entertainment Channels.
Bob Francis has joined the newly formed 55 Entertainment, a music company/record label headquartered in West Los Angeles. Francis is joining as vice president, general manager of the company. The company's name is derived from the number on the football jersey of company president Willie McGinest, who also plays linebacker for the New England Patriots.
Alex Gartner has been promoted to president-production at Santa Monica-based MGM Pictures, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Inc. He will oversee all aspects of film development and production for the label. Gartner comes to this position after serving as the senior production executive.
Alan Horn has joined the board of directors at KCET Channel 28, the West Coast flagship station for PBS. Horn will help KCET to channel the creative resources of the entertainment industry into the PBS system. He will continue to be president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros., the position he currently holds.
William Lincoln has been promoted to chief operating officer for Pearson Television North America, the first of several appointments made in an effort to strategically unify the company's U.S. operations. Other appointments include Matt Loze and Sara Rutenberg. All three will be based in Santa Monica. Lincoln will be responsible for managing the company's syndication barter sales division and all finance operations. Most recently, he served as Pearson's executive vice president. Loze was promoted to president-production, drama and long form for Pearson. He will be responsible for all of the company's drama, long form and international co-productions. Loze had been the executive vice president, Pearson Television International since 1997. Rutenberg was named president-business development and strategy. She will be responsible for generating new revenue streams for Pearson's product acquisitions.
Dawn Roberts has been named vice president of marketing at Virgin Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. Roberts will oversee the group's retail marketing operations in North America, which includes 20 Virgin Megastores, and will also work closely with the company's Web site. Previously, she was the vice president of brand alliances at Web-based Digital Brandcast Corp.Insurance
Katherine L. King has joined the Los Angeles office of Marsh Risk and Insurance Services as vice president. She will focus on client service and new business development in the greater Los Angeles area. King was most recently with broker/consultant Keenan & Associates as vice president of sales.
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