David Nevins has been named chief creative officer at CBS, a new post. He was also elevated to chairman of Showtime Networks and will retain his role as CEO of the premium programmer.
Erick Opeka was named president of Cinedigm Digital Networks, responsible for strategy, development, launch and operations of Cinedigm’s premium digital-first channels and products. He had been executive VP of digital media.
Fox Broadcasting named Charlie Collier as CEO of entertainment, responsible for the company’s programming strategy. He comes from AMC Networks, where he was president and general manager.
Missy Birns-Halperin has joined National Geographic in Washington, D.C., as executive vice president of global talent strategy. She had been executive VP of talent relations at Fox for 30 years.
Adam Townsend was named executive vice president and chief financial officer at Showtime Networks. He comes from parent CBS Corp., where he was executive VP, investor relations, overseeing outreach to the investor community and analyzing competitive positioning.
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Chris Bettes was upped to senior vice president of brand marketing and creative at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. He is the former executive creative director and VP, creative, of TCFTVD.
BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION has added several production executives: Lisa Niedenthal as executive vice president, production; Tevin Adelman as vice president of production; and Alexandra Perez as manager of production. Also, Blumhouse has tapped Anne Pederson as senior VP, business affairs, and promoted Kyle Chalmers to vice president, development and original programming, and Sahar Vahedi to director of development.
CBS also elevated Christina Spade to executive vice president and chief financial officer. She had been executive VP and CFO of Showtime Networks.
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS added Jodi Harvey as director, ad sales. She comes from Fox Networks Group, where she was account executive, integrated media. Also, Sarah Jensen was elevated to director, ad sales, from account executive.
DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION has promoted Jay Francis to vice president, current series and diversity; and Angi Dyste to vice president, production and artist management.