Karen Macmillan has been appointed as the new Vice President of Imagem USA Creative Services. Macmillan comes to Imagem USA from a position as Senior Director of Advertising & Branding at Nettwerk Music Group.
• Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment as been named to Music Dealers' Board of Directors as Global Strategic Advisor.
• SAG-AFTRA announced that Gabrielle Carteris has been elected president of the actor's union by acclamation in a national board vote. Cateris most recently served as the union's Executive Vice President. She steps in for the late Ken Howard, who passed away March 23, the first sitting president in the union's history to die in office.
• David Gest, producer, entertainer and reality show star, died at the Four Seasons hotel in London. He was 62. According to the BBC, Gest's friend and ex-bodyguard Imad Handi confirmed the news in a statement. The cause of death was not disclosed. Gest, formerly married to entertainer Liza Minelli is best known for producing Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration, a 2001 television special which became one of highest-rated televised events in US music history.
• DJ Khaled, multi-platinum award-winning recording artist and head of record label/management company The Best Music Group, has signed with Epic Records. The deal will see the Khaled release his fortcoming studio album Major Key on Epic.
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