Michael E. Wilford has been named partner at King, King, Alleman & Jensen in Burbank. He specializes in tax, audit and quality control matters. Wilford was previously an associate.

Advertising & P.R.

Peter Bemis has been promoted to partner and chief executive at Frankfurt Balkind West, a Los Angeles-based agency specializing in entertainment advertising, identity and branding. He will oversee all day-to-day operations. Bemis was previously president and creative director.

Carolyn Rae Cole has been named vice president of business development at Century DR, an advertising and marketing firm in Santa Monica. She will be responsible for developing new business. Cole was most recently vice president of marketing and general counsel at MaxCell Bioscience Inc.

Mitchell Rubenstein has been promoted to president of the interactive division at the Cimarron Group, a Hollywood-based provider of advertising and marketing for the entertainment industry. He will oversee the strategic and fiscal direction of the division. Rubenstein was previously vice president and executive producer.


Charles Warner Oakley has been named associate partner at Altoon & Porter in Los Angeles. He will be responsible for expanding the institutional and university client roster. Oakley was previously campus architect at UCLA.

Banking & Finance

Brian J. McCarthy has been named managing director and general counsel at Pacific Capital Group, a private merchant banking firm in Los Angeles. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions. McCarthy was most recently a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.


Tony Perez has been named vice president and director of estimating services at Oltmans Construction Co. in Whittier. He will oversee all estimating, budgeting and value engineering. Perez was most recently chief estimator. Also, Dan Schlothan has been appointed vice president. He will oversee all accounting efforts. Schlothan was most recently controller.


Robb Dalton has been named president of Fireworks Television USA in Los Angeles. He will oversee all day-to-day operations. Dalton was most recently senior vice president of CBS Enterprises. Also, Daniel Tibbets was named vice president of entertainment. He will oversee all development efforts. Tibbets was previously vice president at Papazian Hirsch Entertainment.

Michael Riley has been named vice president of marketing at Sony Pictures Consumer Products in Culver City. He will oversee worldwide development, implementation and management of marketing and brand planning. Riley was most recently director of marketing for the licensed and character brands division at Mattel. Also, Paige Brown was named director of marketing. She will be responsible for marketing all theatrical and syndicated television properties worldwide. Brown was previously product manager of licensed brands at Mattel.


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