Ciel Hunter, who started as an intern at Vice Media more than a decade ago, has been promoted to Head of Content for the youth media company. She was Executive Creative Director. As Head of Content, Hunter will oversee Vice’s digital presence across the web, including its video and editorial arms, platforms such as Snapchat and go90 and new and emerging platforms. He also will work to integrate Vice’s existing verticals with the Viceland TV network. She also will manage the launch of Vice’s recently announced new digital channels and direct its existing roster of 11 owned-and-operated sites. Hunter takes over for Alex Miller, who is returning to Vice’s London office as the newly appointed Creative Director of Viceland EMEA.
Fusion has promoted three execs on its content team. Keith Summa will be taking on an expanded role as SVP Content & Programming, George Lansbury is the new SVP Production and Programming, and Alexis Madrigal, has been upped to SVP Content & Editor-in-Chief. Summa will now oversee all content for the cable network, with Lansbury leading the production and operations teams. They will be working closely with Madrigal, who hosted The Real Future docuseries on the network earlier this year.
Former Bensderspink principal Chris Bender has launched his new shingle, Good Fear Film + Management, today. Producer and manager Jake Weiner is a partner in the company, and managers Jake Wagner, Daniel Vang and Scott Stoops and talent manager Ryan Revel also will join Bender at the new shingle along with CE David Baggelaar and Matthew Reis.