Walt Disney Television has hired Kristen Andersen as VP-communications at its Freeform cable channel. Andersen joins Freeform from Netflix, where she led campaigns for projects that included the Emmy-winning nature documentary series Our Planet. She has also served as VP of marketing and communications at Shondaland, the television production company founded by television writer/producer Shonda Rhimes; director of publicity at Disney ABC Television Group; and manager of publicity at NBCUniversal Media. At Freeform, Andersen will lead the channel’s corporate and consumer media relations with oversight of program publicity, industry relations, awards outreach and talent relations.
Showtime has promoted Erin Calhoun to executive VP of communications. She succeeds Johanna Fuentes, who is exiting to lead global communications at Warner Bros. Calhoun previously served as senior VP of corporate communications at Showtime. Before coming to the company in 2017, she was vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, overseeing trade and business strategies and internal communications for USA Network and SYFY. Calhoun has also been VP, communications at Discovery Communications and worked at TNT as a unit publicist and press project manager. In her new post, she will supervise all corporate and business press outreach, as well as serving as Showtime’s communications liaison with parent company ViacomCBS.
dovetail solutions, a PR, branding, crisis management and public affairs firm with offices in Denver and Sacramento, California, has brought on Julia Bulotti and Erin Uribe as client services partners. Bulotti works out of dovetail solutions’ Denver office while Uribe is based in Sacramento. Bulotti comes to dovetail from Barokas Communications, where she worked with tech clients in sectors including B2B, cybersecurity, enterprise, mobile messaging, e-commerce, nonprofits and aerospace. Uribe was recently a digital strategist for Comcast, responsible for the development and management of data-driven digital marketing campaigns. As client services partners, Bulotti and Uribe are responsible for the strategy and planning on behalf of clients, as well as the day-to-day management of client relationships.