Company Town : Joel Simon Named President of QDE

Joel Simon has been named president of Quincy Jones David Salzman Entertainment's motion pictures division.

QDE, a joint venture with Time Warner Entertainment, is in TV production, publishing, interactive and station ownership.

Simon was with Todman-Simon Productions, which produced such films as "Married to the Mob" and "Hard to Kill." At QDE, he will oversee a film slate that includes "Spy vs. Spy."

* HOB Entertainment Inc. has named Michael Murphy president and Cilista Eberle executive vice president of House of Blues Productions Inc.

* Susan L. Levin has been named vice president of publicity for Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Cos.

* Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Bruce Redditt senior vice president for corporate communications.

* Ronald Lightstone has been appointed chairman of Producers Entertainment Group.

* Robin Raskin has been named editor in chief of Family PC magazine.

* Sue D'Agostino has been appointed vice president of corporate communications for EMI Record Group North America.

* New Line Television has named Christopher Russo to the newly created post of senior vice president of marketing.

* Rich Fitzgerald was named executive vice president and general manager of Reprise Records.

* Jeff Gold has been named Warner Bros. Records executive vice president and general manager.

* MCA Home Video Inc. has promoted Harold Adkins to vice president and controller.

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