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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a rundown of board changes in the media and communications industries.

* Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu LLC, is leaving the company to join Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Television as chairman, overseeing all TV production, distribution and marketing operations globally for the studio, as well as Sony Pictures Entertainment's media networks business, according to an Oct. 24 news release. Hopkins will start in late November at Sony, reporting to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO and Chairman Tony Vinciquerra.

* Michelle McKenna-Doyle joined comScore Inc.'s board as an independent director, the company said Oct. 17. McKenna-Doyle, who serves as senior vice president and chief information officer at the National Football League, was proposed by one of the company's largest shareholders, Starboard Value LP, pursuant to a settlement agreement, and approved by comScore's board. Following her appointment, the size of comScore's board increased to nine members.

* Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of The Weinstein Co. amid multiple sexual harassment allegations spanning decades, Reuters reported Oct. 17, citing a company statement. The board also ratified its earlier decision to fire him as CEO of the company.

* Microsoft Corp. nominated Penny Pritzker and Arne Sorenson to stand for election to the board at the company's upcoming annual stockholders meeting, the company said Oct. 16. Pritzker, who is the founder and chairman of PSP Capital Partners LLC, served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from June 2013 through January 2017. Sorenson has served as the president and CEO of Marriott International Inc. since 2012 and was elected to Marriott's board in 2011.

* Steven Price stepped down as CEO of Townsquare Media Inc. and became executive chairman of the company's board, according to an Oct. 16 news release. The company promoted Bill Wilson and Dhruv Prasad to co-CEOs of the company. Prasad most recently served as executive vice president of live events, while Wilson recently served as executive vice president and chief content and digital officer of the company.

* Jörg Mohaupt resigned as a director of Warner Music Group Corp. and all committees of the board, effective Oct. 13, to focus on other opportunities. He was named to the Warner Music Group board in 2011, according to an Oct. 13 SEC filing.