Gaumont Television has expanded its Los Angeles-based Creative Affairs department, headed by Adam Fishbach, senior vice president. Joining the Creative Affairs department as vice president is Maia Hollinger, who previously served as director of Television Development at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Hollinger will work closely with Alexandra Hunter, vice president of Creative Affairs. In addition, Sean Wolfson has been promoted to manager, Creative Affairs, from his previous post as executive assistant to the president. Hollinger and Wolfson will now report to Fishbach.
Ryoichi Ueda has been appointed president of NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), assuming the role from Katsuto Momii, who completed his three-year term in the position. Previously, Ueda was a member of the NHK Audit Committee and the Board of Governors. In 2013, Ueda resigned as senior executive vice president from Mitsubishi Corporation.
Matthew Kearns and Dan Hadl have signed new long-term agreements with Lionsgate, and both have been named executive vice presidents of Business Affairs. Kearns and Hadl work with Lionsgate Television Group president Sandra Stern to negotiate new talent relations, and devise new business models and financial strategies. Kearns oversees the business affairs for a number of series including Greenleaf, Graves, and The Royals, among others. Hadl has handled business affairs for series like Orange Is The New Black, Nashville, and Casual, among others.