The Biggest Moves in Media This Week

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Amanda Kozlowski

Amanda Kozlowski. Courtesy of Amanda Kozlowski, LinkedIn.

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.

Executive Moves

Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group has promoted Amanda Kozlowski from SVP of Digital Marketing to EVP of Head of Data Strategy & Innovation. Source | Full Story

Disney-owned Freeform will need a new top exec to continue producing its own content after the departure of Lynn Barrie, per Deadline. Barrie, who is leaving Freeform after three-years for an unknown opportunity, had served as the company’s SVP Original Programming and Development. Source | Full Story

Medium, the platform that’s known for allowing anyone to publish their own articles on pretty much any subject, has made a game-changing decision to hollow out its editorial team. Source | Full Story

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group has hired Tristen Tuckfield as EVP Feature Film. Source

The E.W. Scripps Company has appointed Keith Summa – an award-winning producer, television executive and investigative journalist – to lead the Scripps Washington Bureau's national investigative team as deputy bureau chief, effective immediately. Source

Infinite Global, an international communications and reputation management firm, announced today that Clay Steward has joined its West Coast team as VP. Source

Urban One's audio divisions Radio One and Reach Media,announced the promotion of Samuel Tatum to the newly created role of VP of Integrated Marketing & Partnerships. Source

fuboTV, the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, has named Ali Ghanavati as head of regulatory technology for its new Fubo Gaming subsidiary. Source

Activision Blizzard announced the promotion of Armin Zerza as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Source

Universal Television Alternative Studio has promoted Monica Rodman to EVP of Alternative Development. She previously served as the SVP of Alternative Development. Source

MediaBrains has named business-media veteran John French as Senior Adviser to assist the company in expanding its products and services. Source

AT&T’s Warner Bros. has tapped Deena Sanjana Beach as VP of Marketing for Adult Swim. Source

DDO Artists Agency has named Anthony Boyer as Partner in its Theatrical Division. Source

Bleecker Street has hired Derval Whelan as its new President of Distribution, replacing Jack Foley, who left last year. Source

Bookclub has lured Fox Worldwide’s former Marketing Chief, Pamela Levine, to join the startup. Source

The Sundance Institute’s CEO, Keri Putnam, is resigning her post after more than a decade. Source

Variety has hired Alex Castro as the media news organization’s new VP of Video. Source

Disney Television Studios has named Marci Proietto as the leader of its new production unit, 20th Television Animation. Source

CNN has hired Paula Reid, a former CBS News White House correspondent, to serve as the news network’s Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent. Source

Sky has promoted Director of Program Strategy Jamie Morris to Director of Programs. He will report to Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content for the U.K. and Ireland. Source

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