As 2016 comes to an end, here are some of the people who are looking toward fresh opportunities in the New Year.

Miramax CEO Steven Schoch announced that he is leaving the company this month. He has been at the post since being promoted from CFO in 2012. Nasser Al-Khelaifi will act as interim CEO in addition to being chairman while the film company searches for a replacement.

Happiness and wellness channel, Z Living, has named Karen Bressner as its new SVP of advertising sales. Bressner has over 25 years of experience and will lead the network’s East Coast sales group to grow new sales, marketing initiatives and partnerships.

Spike TV has named Red Fabbri as its VP of fan engagement and editorial. In this role, Fabbri will manage a multiplatform audience, grow engagement and content consumption, and oversee original content across platforms.

Game studio Crytek recently announced that it was closing a number of studios in Budapest, Sofia, Seoul and Shanghai. However, its Sofia team has risen again to become Black Sea Games. The new developer is led by Vesselin Handjiev, who was the original founder of Black Sea Studios before it was sold to Crytek in 2008 and rebranded Crytek Black Sea.

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