Byron Allen’s CF Entertainment is changing its name to Entertainment Studios and opening a sales office in Chicago. Those changes come after the company hired Stu Stringfellow, former president of King World Productions, as president of domestic television distribution.
In Chicago, Entertainment Studios is adding Jeff Hufford as senior VP, Midwestern sales and marketing, and Larry Widrig as VP of Midwestern advertiser sales. In the Southeast, Marlynda Salas-Lecate is now VP of Southeastern sales and marketing.
Independent syndicator Entertainment Studios produces such shows as Entertainers withByron Allen, The American Athlete, Kickin' It With Byron Allen and Global Business People.
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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.