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Disney Unit Names Senior VP

July 16, 1996

Geoffrey Ammer was named senior vice president of marketing administration for Walt Disney's Buena Vista Pictures Marketing unit.

Ammer, who previously was head of worldwide marketing for Cinergi Pictures, will report to Richard Cook, president of distribution and marketing.

* Brillstein-Grey Entertainment named Sandy Wernick a senior vice president.

* Larry Da Silva has been named senior vice president in the entertainment division of City National Bank. Da Silva had been in entertainment banking at First Interstate.

* Gihan Salem has been promoted to associate director of press and artist development at Elektra Entertainment, a division of Time Warner.

* Charmaine Jefferson has been named vice president of business affairs at de Passe Entertainment.

* Warner Music Group has named Chris Tobey to the newly created position of vice president of marketing and new technologies.

* Danny Strick has been promoted to president of BMG Songs, the U.S. division of BMG Music Publishing.

* Jeffrey Orridge has joined Warner Bros. Consumer Products as director of its new Warner Bros. Sports Licensing division.

* At Eyemark Entertainment, Robb Dalton has been named senior vice president of business and program development, and Brooke Karzen has been named director of programming.

* Kristine Schwarz has joined Phase 1 Productions as vice president of creative affairs.

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