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COMPANY TOWN : Showtime Names New Senior VP

July 01, 1994

Dennis Johnson has been promoted to senior vice president of Showtime Entertainment Group, putting him in charge of the cable channel's original productions.

* Justin Pierce has been named vice president of media relations and promotion for Columbia TriStar Television.

* Walt Disney Pictures named Allison Brecker vice president of production.

* Animators Bill and Susan Kroyer joined Warner Bros. Feature Animation as director and co-producer, respectively.

* Music lawyer Richard Leher has been named senior vice president of Hollywood Records.

* New Line International Releasing promoted Ralpho Borgos to vice president of its international division.

* John Clynick was named vice president of finance, worldwide anti-piracy, for the Motion Picture Export Assn. of America.

* Judith Karfiol was named to the new position of executive coordinator for the western division of the Writers Guild of America.

* Gerber/ITC has signed Victoria Sterling as vice president of movies and miniseries for network and cable.

* Sony Pictures Entertainment's Studio Operations Group promoted five executives. Earl Capello was named vice president of production services; Paul Casella was named director of transportation; Richard Branca was named vice president of sound, video and projections; Tom McCarthy was named vice president of theatrical and TV sound editorial, and Steven B. Cohen was named director of digital picture editorial.

* Fox Broadcasting Co. named Dan McDermott to the new position of executive vice president of current sales and specials.

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