NIALL CURRAN has been appointed as president of Liberty Global’s international content company Chellomedia. Curran has been Chellomedia’s COO since 2003. Charlie Bracken, chairman of Chellomedia, executive vice president and co- CFO of Liberty Global, said: “We are delighted to have Niall at the helm of Chellomedia and very excited at the potential of his leadership of an important group asset which continues to demonstrate growth and the possibility of expanding further, through both acquisition and organic growth.’’ Curran joined the group in 2000 focusing on operational
restructuring during the turnaround of UPC. He took on leadership of the media operations in 2002 and was responsible for the group’s European broadband internet product management and was appointed COO of Chellomedia in 2003. From 1995 to 2000 he was with the
Walt Disney Company leaving from the position of executive vice president Operations for Walt Disney Europe.
Niall Curran, Chellomedia
Keith Massey, GTC
KEITH MASSEY has succeeded Graeme McAlpine as chair of the Guild of Television Cameramen. He accepted the post for a two-year tenure at a
meeting of the GTC Council at Pinewood Studios in July, at which two Co-Vice Chairs, Dudley Darby and James Fulcher, were also appointed.
"I started with a hand-wound clockwork 16 mm silent-film camera. My first television piece was of Kelabit natives in Borneo, used on What The Papers Say by Granada TV in Manchester”
Autoscript has hired Simon Clark in the newly created role of head of Sales & Support for the EMEA region. He joins Autoscript following a long career at Cintel. Michael Senge has stepped up to assume the role of European sales manager for the entire DFT Digital Film Technology product line. UK visual effects facility LipSync has appointed a new Head of 3D and Visual Effects Supervisor, Ben Shepherd. “When the opportunity arose for Ben to join us, there was not a moment’s hesitation as he would improve any
Caroline Shawley MKM
facility he worked at,” stated Stefan Drury, head of VFX, LipSync. London’s MKM Marketing Communications has named Caroline Shawleyas its new senior account manager. Shawley has strengths in developing and driving effective PR campaigns, including using digital and social media as well as the traditional print domain. Zachary Weiner has joined never.no as director of marketing. In his new role, Weiner will work to evangelise social TV and interactive platforms to broadcasters worldwide.
Erwin Engel Riedel
Riedel Communications has expanded its Swiss office with Erwin Engel, who will take care of the sales and rental markets in western Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in the professional broadcasting market. Sohonet has welcomed Damien
Carroll as chief operating officer to its executive board. Carroll has overseen the launch of a new portal application, The Sohonet Hub, which makes it easier for global members of the Sohonet Media Network community to share information and digital content.
Andy Black Whiteoaks
Soho Square Studios has recruited former Prime Focus Commercials Executive Paul Willey to the role of business development and co-production manager. Willey has more than 12 years experience of both long-form and short-form broadcast post production.
Vaddio has appointedMark Steen as COO andDarrin Thurston as VP of Product Development. Steen joined Vaddio in April 2007 as both a product manager and member of the management team for the company. Thurston joins Vaddio from ClearOne
Greg Dolan Xytech
Communications where he was VP of Product Management.
Facility management software specialist Xytech has named Greg Dolan as its COO. He has served as executive vice president of the company since 2009. “In the past three years, Xytech has enjoyed record-breaking success during the worst economic times in decades, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Greg as we expand upon the great work that we’ve begun,” said Xytech President and CEO Richard Gallagher.