Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc. has hired Richard Hutton to serve as the company's vice president of media development. He will oversee the feature film and documentary teams at Vulcan's Clear Blue Sky Productions and manage content partnerships and business and distribution deals across the film, television and Internet platforms.

Hutton, previously senior vice president of creative development at Walt Disney Imagineering, was executive producer on a seven-part documentary series co-financed by Clear Blue Sky. Before Disney, Hutton was senior vice president, television programming and production for WETA Television in Washington, DC, and before that was director of public affairs programming for WNET Television in New York.