Blockbuster Recruits Entertainment Exec
Dallas Blockbuster Inc. announced Wednesday that it has appointed Jeffrey Calman to head its new media content and studio relations.
As the newly created VP of studio relations and new media, Calman will lead Blockbuster’s efforts to acquire digital content. The 20-year veteran of Warner Bros. will be based in Los Angeles.
OfficeMax Appoints CAO
Naperville, Calif. Deborah O’Connor will assume the role of senior VP, finance and chief accounting officer at OfficeMax on Tuesday. Previously, O’Connor was senior VP and controller of the ServiceMaster Co.
Sears Resurrects Apparel Post
Chicago Sears named Craig M. Israel to the position of senior VP and president of its apparel unit, according to a report published by Women’s Wear Daily.
In this capacity, Israel will be responsible for women’s and men’s apparel and accessories and the children’s and cosmetics division at Sears. He reports to Bruce Johnson, interim CEO of Sears Holdings Corp. The report noted that, although Sears described it as a “newly created position,” in fact Robert Mettler, who is now president of special projects at Macy’s, was president of apparel and home fashion at Sears in the 1990s.