Ken Graffeo left PolyGram Video to become senior vp-marketing at sister company Universal Studios Home Video. The move came shortly before parent Seagram Co. sold PolyGram to USA Networks, Inc.
United Paramount Network named Geoff Calnan executive vp-marketing. Head of promotions at Fox Broadcasting from ’89 to ’97, he more recently ran his own ad and promo shop called CBO-TV.
Steven Ross promoted to president of Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. The division recently scored with clothing lines inspired by TV shows Ally McBeal and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.
Cheryl Lodinger named senior vp-marketing at Columbia TriStar Home Video. She replaces Nancy Harris, who moved to the company’s film marketing group.
Upgrades: Edward Egan to executive vp Universal Pictures Marketing; Mike Mjehovich to senior vp-sales and marketing and Larry Pukel to director of national sales at BMG Special Products; Dawn Taubin to executive vp at Warners Bros. Domestic Theatrical Marketing; Betts Fitzgerald to senior vp-licensing at The Jim Henson Co.
Universal Pictures tapped Terry Curtin as executive vp-publicity. She had been senior vp at Buena Vista Pictures Marketing.
Former Death Row Records president Hank Caldwell was named vp-general manager of urban music at Platinum Entertainment, Inc.