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Buena Vista ups Bryan

John Bryan has been named executive vice president of sales for Buena Vista
Television, president Janice Marinelli announced Monday.

Bryan replaces Tom Cerio, who was named executive VP of program
distribution for Home Box Office at the end of last month.

Bryan previously was senior VP and general sales manager for
BVT's Eastern division.

In his new position, Bryan will oversee BVT's entire sales force, including
four regional sales offices and all sales in broadcast syndication and basic

Bryan recently sold two shows for BVT: The Wayne Brady Show as part of
a limited rollout and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Bryan has been with BVT since 1989, starting as executive director of sales
for the Southeast region.

He graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and he will relocate to Los
Angeles for his new job.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.