Randy Komisar has been named president and chief executive of Lucasarts Entertainment Co., the multimedia division of filmmaker George Lucas’ San Rafael, Calif.-based entertainment firm.
Previously, Komisar was vice president of business operations at GO Corp., a pioneer in pen-operated computer technology. His appointment fills a key position in Lucas’ year-old restructuring plan, aimed at positioning the company to compete in an accelerating digital age.
Lucas said Monday that Lucasarts is the fastest-growing part of his business, which includes feature films, television and special effects unit Industrial Light & Magic. The multimedia firm is set to release “Rebel Assault,” a CD-ROM game featuring digitized movie footage from “Star Wars” and the film’s original score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra this month.
Betsy Bruce has been named president of Time-Life Video & Television. She formerly was vice president at Home Box Office.
Rick Blackburn has been named president of the Atlantic Group’s Atlantic Nashville division, the first time Atlantic has named a president of its country music operation. Blackburn previously was vice president and general manager of Atlantic Nashville.
Tony Tolbert has been named vice president of business affairs/entertainment and ceremonies for World Cup USA 1994. He will negotiate and administer entertainment and ceremonies agreements for the international soccer event.
Charles Goldstruck was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Capitol Records. He previously worked for Warner-Chappel Music, serving as vice president and worldwide controller.
Brian Swardstrom, a William Morris executive who handles such young actors as Brendon Fraser and Elijah Wood, is planning to join Brillstein/Grey Entertainment’s management division.
The new FX cable network named Louise Henry senior vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, Lucy Hood vice president of affiliate marketing and strategic development and Richard Ross vice president of program enterprises.
Jody Shapiro is the new president and chief operating officer of CST Entertainment Imaging, a Culver City company that converts black and white videotape to color.
New Line Television has named Michael G. Murashko Western regional sales manager.
Stephanie Long has been named director of public relations for Live Home Video Inc.
Boss Film Studios has named Bob Mazza vice president of public relations.
British producers Simon Relph and Ann Scott have entered into a two-year deal with Fine Line Features.
Moonstone Records has named Tom Silver vice president of marketing.
Mark A. Dacey has been named executive vice president/group publisher of Adweek Magazines.