Lavelle Named SVP, Distribution at ATI

Gene
Lavelle has been named senior vice president of distribution at Associated
Television International, said James Romanovich, ATI's president of worldwide
media and entertainment.

Lavelle
will oversee the company's syndication division and contribute to sales to the international
and ancillary markets.
Lavelle most recently was VP of sales for First
Look Studios. Previously, he held executive sales posts at Modern Entertainment,
Tribune, Viacom and Republic Pictures. At ATI, he will focus on selling such
programs as Laura McKenzie's Traveler, World's Funniest Moments, Heroes Among
Us
and the 2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Toys for Tots.

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.