Industry Moves: WB; Oxygen; Sci Fi; Carmichael; Viacom; RIAA; Disney


Warner Bros.: Darcy Antonellis has been promoted to president-technical operations, the position vacated by Chris Cookson, who left to become president of Sony (NYSE: SNE) Pictures Technologies, according to Variety. Antonellis will now report to Kevin Tsujihara and will focus on developing and adapting new technologies, ensure digital distribution and continue to oversee advanced digital services and antipiracy. Most recently, Antonellis was SVP-worldwide antipiracy operations.

— Chuck Dages has switched EVP-emerging technology, for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. He will report to Kevin Tsujihara, president of the division, and will lead projects related to repurposing the studio’s entertainment assets. He moves over from the technical operations group, and will continue to work closely with it in producing new technologies. Before joining WB, Dages was VP-east coast operations and VP-engineering at *CBS*. Release.

NBCU: Oxygen Media: Jason Klarman is Oxygen Media’s new general manager, effective immediately. Klarman will report to Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo Media and Oxygen Media; the two will work together on marketing, communications and digital strategy, while Klarman will also oversee the strategy for ad and digital sales and the development of digital content. Klarman, who joined NBCU when the company acquired the eclectic cable net Trio, was SVP-marketing for Bravo, and was instrumental in launching some of Bravo’s hit shows and Bravo Media. Release.

Sci Fi Channel: Dave Howe has been promoted to president from GM and EVP-marketing and brand strategy. Bonnie Hammer will retain her title of president of USA Network and Sci Fi Channel, although Howe will now be running Sci Fi and employees of the programming unit will now report to him. Howe will oversee the network’s websites, magazine, public affairs initiatives, programming and market development. He also will be responsible for launching a new global brand entity and expanding the company’s portfolio to include new areas such as video games and mobile content. Release.

Carmichael Lynch: Carmichael Lynch has tapped David Kim as its director-digital strategy, reports title=”Adweek”>Adweek. In this newly created position Kim will lead the agency’s planning and strategy of its digital practice and will report to Corey Johnson, director-consumer engagement. He comes from Omnicom’s Organic, where he was EVP of strategy.

Viacom: David A. Sutphen has been promoted to SVP-government relations and legislative counsel. He will report to DeDe Lea, EVP-government relations and will focus on antipiracy, strengthening the company’s relationships with third-party constituency organizations and public policy positions. Sutphen previously was SVP-government and industry relations for the RIAA.

RIAA: The record label has appointed Kathy Leodler, a former FBI special agent, to help law authorities enforce music piracy investigations. Variety says Leodler was most recently acting chief of the FBI’s San Diego bureau where she oversaw a staff of 500.

Microsoft: Disney (NYSE: DIS) CIO Tony Scott moves to Redmond to take on that same role and the position of corporate vice president in February, according to InfoWorld. Scott replaces Stuart Scott, who was ousted from the company in November. The two are not related. Scott will manage Microsoft’s (NSDQ: MSFT) 4,000-person IT division and will report to COO Kevin Turner. Scott was also SVP at Disney, where he was the first CIO to manage the company’s IT systems.

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