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Telepictures Ups Publicity Exec

Laura Danford Mandel, director of publicity for Telepictures Productions, has been named VP, publicity.

Mandel oversees publicity strategy and consumer and trade publicity for first-run series including Ellen DeGeneres, Judge Mathis, Extra, and network shows The Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Gilligan's Island.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.