The Life of David Gale

In a move being quietly replicated at other media companies, MTV Networks announced it is sharpening its focus on online and wireless content. MTV is moving production veteran David Gale to the newly created post of executive veep of new media and speciality film content.

The post is further proof that the industry is betting future movie-goers will watch flicks on their iPods, cell phones and computers.

Gale’s move is also the first part of a planned revamp at Paramount Pictures, which is planning to tighten the reigns on its two sister movie operations, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies.