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Buena Vista Names Syndication Executives for West

Aug 8, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Rich Iazzetta was named senior VP and general manager west for syndicator Buena Vista Television, while Steve Hawn has been named VP of western region sales for the company.

Mr. Iazzetta will oversee sales for first-run, off-net and theatrical shows for broadcast syndication within the western U.S. Additionally, he will now manage the Southwest region, overseeing the Dallas sales office. He joined the company in September 2004 as VP of western region sales.

Mr. Hawn will report to Mr. Iazzetta and will supervise all day-to-day activities in the Los Angeles sales office. He previously served as executive director of western region sales.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Jed Cohen, executive VP and general sales manager for Buena Vista, to whom Mr. Iazzetta reports.

Prior to joining Buena Vista, Mr. Iazzetta was VP of western region sales for Warner Bros. Television. He has also worked for Paramount and UPN. Mr. Hawn joined Buena Vista in February 1998 as a research analyst in the company’s Burbank offices.