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Luner joins FremantleMedia

David Luner becomes director of brand licensing, North America, for
FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide in Los Angeles, the company said Monday.

Luner comes to Fremantle from Moon Mesa Media LLC, where he was vice
president of licensing and new business development.

He will report to Olivier Gers, senior VP of FLW's North American
licensing division.

In his new job, Luner will be responsible for managing brand licensing for
Fox's American Idol: Search for a Superstar, which is based on one of FremantleMedia's formats;
for the newest Idol spinoff, Canadian Idol; for Fox's latest
Idol rendition, American Juniors; and for Simon Cowell's Cupid
on CBS.

Luner also will manage brand development for FremantleMedia's The Price Is
, Family Feud and Baywatch, among other

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.