George Zaralidis has rejoined Crown Media Family Networks, parent of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as vice president, program publicity, based in Studio City, Calif. He comes from ABC, where he was a member of the primetime and late night media-relations team, handling such series as Dancing With the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and black-ish.
Paul Wallis has joined Deluxe Entertainment Services Group as managing director, Deluxe Middle East and senior vice president, Deluxe’s Media Cloud. He comes from Imagine Communications, where he was sales director, Middle East and Africa.
Sylvain Merle has been appointed chief technology officer of Paris-based media solutions provider Globecast. He had been technical director at beIN Media Group.
IM GLOBAL TELEVSION
Jennifer Colbert has joined IM Global Television in Los Angeles as vice president, development of its Unscripted & Alternative division. She had served as an executive producer and showrunner for such networks as A&E, Lifetime and VH1.
Also, Tim Rosenman has joined IM Global’s Unscripted & Alternative development as director of development, and Casey Kelley has joined the IM Global unit as manager of development.
Vancouver, Canada-based Incognito Software Systems has named David Sharpley as chief operating officer. He comes from Amdocs, where he was general manager of the Network Products Business Unit.
Christine Rodocker was elevated to vice president of distribution and consumer marketing at Indian Land, S.C.-based INSP. She had been VP of affiliate marketing.
KATZ MEDIA GROUP
Mark Gray has been elevated to CEO of Katz Media Group, overseeing the advertising firm’s television and radio companies. He had been president of Katz Radio Group.
Lauren Celinski has joined Lifetime as vice president, unscripted development and programming, based in Los Angeles. She comes from E!, where she was director of programming and development.
Virtual-reality production company MANDT VR in Los Angeles has added Brian Cavallaro as chief creative officer. He also joins Mandt Bros. Production as director of development and VP, production.
Steve Bushman has joined MCTV in Massillon, Ohio, as manager of human resources. He had been director of organizational development for a manufacturing firm.
Shelly Sumpter Gilliard was upped to executive vice president, talent, music and events at Nickelodeon Group. She had been senior VP of talent.
Luis Fonseca has joined THEMA America in Miami as U.S. sales director. He was an executive with HBO Latin America.
New York-based Primeview Americas has added David Delaplain as director of broadcast and media sales. He comes from Vizrt Americas, where he served for the past 15 years as regional sales manager.
Los Angeles-based ThinkFactory Media has promoted Adam Freeman to executive vice president of creative affairs.
Viacom Velocity has tapped Dario Spina as chief marketing officer. He was executive VP of marketing and branded entertaiment in Viacom’s Music and Entertainment Group.
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