Tim Kuhrcke of MTV has been promoted from Senior Director Consumer Strategy and Creative Development Research to Vice President Strategic Insights.
Mark Sacher of PBS Kids Sprout has been promoted from senior director of research to VP of research. (Kidscreen)
Jennifer Hansen is upped from executive director of sales for Radio Disney Stations Group to VP of Ad Sales. (Kidscreen)
Mina Lefevre, who previously served as ABC Family’s VP Development and Programming, is now headed to MTV as SVP and head of scripted programming. (Deadline)
Nina Lawrence has left W magazine to become the VP of Global Marketing for Ad Sales at The Wall Street Journal. She had been at W since 2005 and prior to that, was publisher of the Condé Nast Bridal Group. In his new roloe, she'll be repsonsible for marketing and business development for the sales team across print, digital and events. She will also lead a planned expansion of the Journal's custom advertising and creative services operations, the company said. (AdAge)
Cynthia Klar has been named Vice President, Sales and Operations at NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. (MediaPost)
Marjorie Scardino, the Chief Executive of Pearson PLC, the U.K. publisher and education company, has decided to step down. Scardino has been Chief Executive since 1997 and she led Pearson at a very transformative time. John Fallon, who has been responsible for education businesses in markets like China, India, Brazil and southern Africa, will take over this position in early 2013. (ABC News)
Fandango has named Paul Yanover, a former Disney digital executive, to the newly created position of President. In this new role, he'll lead the company's overall business strategy, including growing its original content offerings across mobile, TV, and the Web and expanding partnerships with studios. Yanover previously served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Online and was also Co-founder and Chief Executive of Ceiva Logic, a consumer electronics company that created a groundbreaking digital picture-sharing network. (LA Times)
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announces three new promotions: Lora Cohn has been named SVP of Global Brand Management and Strategy. She has been with the company for 17 years and in this new role, she'll oversee the film and TV properties, as well as focus on adding more properties to the division from Fox Sports, UFC, and the National Geographic Channel. Moreover, Teri VanLandingham and Peter Leeb have been appointed to the post of VP in the same division and will be responsible for developing and managing brand strategies for film and TV IP including Ice Age, Dairy of a Wimpy Kid and Rio. (Kidscreen)
Matthew Hutchinson has been named Vice President, Corporate Communications for CBS Interactive. In this role he'll oversee strategic communications campaigns for numerous brands within the CBS Interactive family, including CBS.com, CNET, GameSpot and more. Prior to joining CBSi, he worked at Dell, where he led global product PR campaigns and before that he worked for MTV Networks' Music Group, leading communications efforts for the digital (online and mobile) arms of the MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo brands. (CBS)
Cynthia Klar has been named Vice President, Sales and Operations, NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. In this role she'll continue to oversee the sales of NBCUniversal television portfolio, including Comcast’s content, to worldwide airlines and the non-theatrical market which includes cruise ships, colleges, schools and the Armed Forces. She'll also now handle the distribution of feature films from Universal Pictures and Focus Features to the division’s worldwide client base. (NBCUni)
Disney announces two promotions: Jennilee Cummings has been upped to the VP of Disney Channel and Disney XD Original Series, and Nikki Reed has been appointed VP of Disney Channel Original Movies.
Cummings, who has been with Disney since 2004, will oversee a slate of live-action series development for Disney Channel and Disney XD and she'll work closely with Disney Channels’ casting team to look for new talent.
Reed was most recently VP of Disney Channel and Disney XD original series, and in this position, she developed "Austin & Ally," "Dog With A Blog," "Lab Rats," and "Crash & Bernstein." In her new role, she'll oversee a slate of Disney Channel original movie scripts, implement new projects, cultivate writers and directors, and oversee creative storytelling throughout production. (Kidscreen)