, the online industry database service, has made three new staff appointments. John T Wells has been named senior vice president, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, Jan Kean has been named senior vice president, publicity and media relations and Marc Hernandez has been named director of development.

Wells comes to ShowBIZData having launched over 18 online stores for companies such as Viacom and NBC. He also founded Entertainment Media Inc, an on-screen advertising company which represented ACT III Theatres, AMC and General Cinemas among others.

Kean was previously vice president of the LA office of Dennis Davidson Associates (DDA), where she has spent the last eight years. Prior to DDA, she was director of marketing at TVN Entertainment and prior to that spent nine years in the marketing department at Orion Pictures.

Hernandez, who will be the company's key liaison with the film development and production sector, was previously in the literary department at UTA where he worked with over 50 writers and directors.