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Ryan Seacrest Prods, has tapped Jason Sarlanis to join the unscripted team as senior vice president of development, and Vanessa Grunstein as VP of business and legal affairs. Sarlanis was most recently VP of original programming and series development at E!. Grunstein was director of business affairs at NBCUniversal, and will be RSP's first inhouse legal executive, negotiating development and productions deals with producers, talent and networks, as well as licensing and distribution agreements.

MGM has upped Michael Brown to executive VP of worldwide marketing from exec VP of marketing. In his new role, Brown will oversee global marketing across all of the studio's divisions, including theatrical, television and home entertainment. Prior to joining MGM in 2007, he held top marketing posts at New Regency and Marvel.

TruTV has promoted executives Marissa Ronca to senior VP of development and original programming and Michael Lanzillotta to senior VP and general manager of TruTV. Ronca will head a newly combined team that covers original programming; Lanzillotta will provide business expertise to the direction and development of the network. Ronca was previously VP of program development, and joined the company in 2007 when it was Court TV. Lanzillotta joined Turner Broadcasting in 2007 to prepare for Court TV's transformation to TruTV.

Cinedigm has upped VincentScordlno to senior VP of theatrical releasing from VP of theatrical acquisitions. In his new role, Scordino will head the company's theatrical releasing business and oversee distribution and acquisitions. Before joining Cinedigm, he was an executive at Apparition and Picturehouse.

TV One has tapped D'Angola Proctor as senior VP of programming and production. In her role, Proctor will provide strategic direction for the network's original programming and oversee development and current productions. …

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