Downtown Music Publishing’s Executive Vice President, Jedd Katrancha, has announced an expansion of the company’s Film and Television departments in Los Angeles. Robyn Booker has been appointed as new Senior Director of Film/TV, and will report to Jumee Park, Vice President of Film/TV. Booker has come over from BMG as Senior Director of Film/TV Marketing, where she promoted their catalog for sync.
In addition to Booker, Ruchika Advani was brought on as Film/TV Associate, reporting to Jumee Park from the company’s LA office. Ruchika joins Downtown after stints with CAA and E! Entertainment Television. “In Robyn and Ruchika, we feel we’ve found the perfect advocates for our catalog and are incredibly excited to have them join our team,” said Katrancha.
FremantleMedia (RTL Group) recently announced that Andrew Bott will be the new CFO, effective this March. Bott will join FremantleMedia, producers of American Idol and America’s Got Talent, from BBC Worldwide where he is currently serving as CFO. Bott will be based in London and report to CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz. His responsibilities will include all financial reporting and controlling, as well as corporate financial strategy and risk management. Bott will also provide finance expertise and support for all M&A activity.
The O2 appointed Marc Saunders as Programming Assistant. Saunders will report to Emma Bownes, Programming Director for the London venue. Saunders previously worked at The O2 while pursuing his BA degree in Music Journalism, and has also interned at Vector Management. Additionally, Saunders has worked the catalogs of songwriters such as Chuck Berry, Graham Lyle and Mark Knopfler whilst working at Hornall Brothers, the UK’s top independent music publishers.
G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye West’s label, has officially announced in a statement that Pusha T will be the new head of the label. Pusha T is not only a friend of West, but also a collaborator of the label. “I always look at it as an opportunity to help the team and I think that artistically, me and Kanye have the same vision,” said T.