Eric Avram has been promoted to VP Talent, Booking and ABC News Specialized Units at Disney/ABC Television Group. In the newly created role, he will oversee and coordinate major bookings and special projects for DATG’s global TV properties, owned TV stations and radio. Avram also will continue to oversee the Specialized Units, including the Medical, Business, Law & Justice, Bob Woodruff and Investigative teams, and centralized booking for ABC News. He will report to James Goldston and Paul Lee. The 20-year ABC veteran had been Senior Executive Producer at ABC News.
Andy Gizzarelli has joined postproduction and visual effects company Encore as VP/Head of Production. Based in Los Angeles, he will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of postproduction supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s House Of Cards in 4K. Gizzarelli comes to Encore from Fotokem facility Keep Me Posted, where he worked on such shows as Breaking Bad, Law & Order SVU, The Middle, Shameless and Gossip Girl. He also has served as Director of Operations for Matchframe, Hollywood Digital and Pacific Ocean Post.