Category Archives: Executive Moves

A place to track all industry staff and executive moves.

The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (12.08.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMApple nabs Jason Katims’ development exec Michelle Lee, Zac bright joins MoviePass, and 20th Century Fox and NBC promote from within. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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DC Movie Universe in Turmoil as Big Changes Loom, From Batman to the Executive Suites

DC Films LogoBen Affleck isn’t long for the cape and cowl, while Zack Snyder has directed his last DC movie, and possibly his last movie ever for Warner Bros., where he still has a producing deal.

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20th Century Fox’s Chelsey Summey Earns Well-Deserved Promotion to SVP of Corporate Communications

Chelsey SummeyIn her new role, Summey will oversee several aspects of the studio’s external and internal communications, including box office reporting, trade media relations and transactional announcements.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (11.10.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PM Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Marc Shmuger announces his departure from EuropaCorp leaving company Founder Luc Besson to fill in as interim Chief Executive starting January 1st.

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Megan Colligan Exits Paramount Following a String of Flops, Alleging “Gender Bias” On Her Way Out the Door

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” and Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” probably looked good on paper, but they certainly didn’t do her any favors.

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Tom Ortenberg to Exit Open Road Films After Guiding the Company to a Best Picture Win for “Spotlight”

Under Ortenberg’s leadership, Open Road released some really good movies, including “Nightcrawler,” “End of Watch,” “The Grey,” “Snowden” and “Bleed for This.”

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Veteran Literary Agent David Boxerbaum Leaves Paradigm for Verve (Exclusive)

After five years at Paradigm, the spec king is heading to new offices, though at this point, it’s unclear which of his clients will follow.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (10.27.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMWomen are earning themselves top positions across the town including Samie Kim Falvey, Franci Calfo, Jillian Apfelbaum, and Lauren Whitney. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.29.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMEpix’s CEO and president Mark Greenberg steps down with Monty Sarhan stepping up to run things in the interim. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Hollywood’s Lit Landscape Altered as Howie Sanders, Kassie Evashevski Exit UTA for New Roles at Anonymous Content

Anonymous Content UTAEvashevski has worked for UTA since 2007, while Sanders has been there twice as long. Both are major figures in the literary world, where Evashevski is known for brokering author Stephanie Meyer’s deals for her Twilight series.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.15.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMNetflix nabs Melissa Cobb from DreamWorks to head up children’s programming following announcement of Disney library leaving the streaming site. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Universal’s Distribution Chief Nick Carpou to Retire After 35 Years at the Studio

Nick CarpouJim Orr will take over Carpou’s post, while Peter Levinsohn will take on an expanded role at the studio, which is having a strong year thanks to microbudget hits such as Split and Get Out.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.01.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Paramount players has made its first executive hires with the additions of Ali Bell and Matt Dines who will serve as EVPs reporting to Brian Robbins.

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Warner Bros. Taps Google Veteran Andrew Hotz as EVP of Worldwide Digital Marketing

Andrew Hotz Warner Bros.Upcoming releases from WB and New Line include It (Sept. 8), Ninjago (Sept. 22), Blade Runner 2049 (Oct. 6), Geostorm (Oct. 20), Justice League (Nov. 17) and Bastards (Dec. 22).

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (08.18.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Following Broad Green’s production division shut down and laying off staff, former exec Jeremy Fuchs has joined STX Entertainment.

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Daniel Pancotto, Jon Kanak Exit Magnet Management, Join LINK Entertainment (Exclusive)

LINK Entertainment LogoYoung and Hungry star Jonathan Sadowski and The Flash actors Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes are among the clients joining them at their new company.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (08.04.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Sony Pictures TV Studios gets an overhaul as chief Tony Vinciquerra promotes a trio from within to run the TV production division.

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Broad Green Lets Go of 50 Projects, Lays Off 15 People as Indie Distributor Revamps Following Flops

Broad Green HammondsThe Hammond brothers have made mistakes, but unlike Relativity, those mistakes are only coming back to haunt them, rather than outside investors, since they built Broad Green with their own money and will keep it going as long as their blockbuster bank accounts can sustain the strain.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (07.21.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Carolyn McCall has been named the CEO of ITV, the first female ever named to the role.

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Doug Robinson Signs Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television, Hires Alison Greenspan

Doug Robinson Alison GreenspanGreenspan is known for female-driven projects such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Best of Me.

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Paramount Hires Its First-Ever Futurist to Explore Virtual and Augmented Reality

Paramount Futurist Ted SchilowitzSchilowitz is the chief creative officer at Barco Escape who was also a founding member and an integral part of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema.

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Paramount Animation Taps DWA Alum Mireille Soria as President

Mireille Soria Paramount AnimationIn her new role, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release. She’ll also work closely with the Viacom teams to develop animated features.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (07.07.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Nickelodeon made multiple promotions, while Bedonna Smith has assumed the new role of Executive Producer of Activism at Anonymous Content.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.30.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. FX and BET have made multiple promotions and Jon Hookstratten joins Sony from Fox.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.23.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. CBS promoted several of their daytime executives and Julie Fontaine has left Lionsgate to head up Netflix’s film publicity department.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.16.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Paramount promoted Elizabeth Raposo to President of Production while Jennifer Carreras has moved from 20th Century Fox TV to ABC.

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Paramount Promotes Elizabeth Raposo to President of Production Under Marc Evans

Elizabeth Raposo ParamountRaposo is well-liked throughout the industry and has developed a great reputation at Paramount, for whom she has overseen production on the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.09.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Chris Petrikin moves from 20th Century Fox to Paramount while Brian Robbins, founder of AwesomenessTV, is head of the new Paramount Players venture.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.02.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. CBS Entertainment received a big shake-up this week, with both president Glenn Geller and EVP of current Bridget Wiley departing the company.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (05.26.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Tricia Melton has been hired as SVP of Marketing at Freeform and Jana Winograde has moved from ABC to Showtime.

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