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Paul Candland has been named to the newly created position of president of the Walt Disney Co., Asia. The 16-year company veteran will oversee Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Greater China. "Asia is a region of incredible growth and great promise for Disney."
DreamWorks Animation has promoted Ann Daly to company president and named former Disney exec Mark Zoradi as its chief operating officer. The company said the changes were intended to help DreamWorks grow as an increasingly diversified family entertainment business.
If Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is to fight off 21st Century Fox's takeover advances, he must show his media company would be better off on its own. Key to this is fixing the Turner Broadcasting unit, which houses TNT, TBS and CNN, and accounts for half of the media giant's profits.
The University of Maryland's Comcast Center, home of the school's basketball teams, has been renamed the Xfinity Center at the request of the media giant, which is eager to promote its "Xfinity" brand. Comcast has held naming rights under a million, 25-year agreement.
Annual Award Luncheon
Center for Communication honored Matt Blank in 2013 at the Center's Annual Award Luncheon.
Actor, David Duchovny, Catherine Williams, Executive Director, Center for Communication, Matt Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.