Andrew Barnsley (CNW Group/Project 10 Productions Inc.)
These are the most notable hires, promotions, and departures within the media community in the last week. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on the Move.
Amazon has hired Jeff Blackburn, who had left the company in February, to serve as the SVP of its new Global Media & Entertainment division. He joins from Bessemer Venture Partners, where he had worked for just 5 weeks. Source | Full Story
The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees has officially appointed Harvey Mason Jr. as its new President and CEO, effective June 1. He had held the position on an unpaid, interim basis since January 2020. Source | Full Story
Endeavor Content has hired Sharon Liggins as its first SVP of Communications, effective immediately. Previously, Liggins served as VP, Publicity at Ava DuVernay’s narrative change collective ARRAY. Source
SAG-AFTRA's national executive director and chief contract negotiator David White is stepping down from the union later this spring. The union’s General Counsel and COO, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, is reportedly in discussions to succeed White. Source
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the appointment Wednesday of Richard Ray "Rick" Perez as its new executive director, effective immediately. He most recently served as the director of acquisitions and distribution strategies at GBH WORLD Channel. Source
The British Film Institute (BFI) has promoted Harriet Finney as deputy CEO and executive director of the newly formed corporate and industry affairs team. Finney joined the BFI in 2017 as Director of External Affairs. Source
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