Nikki Finke reports that Wildbrain CEO Charles Rivkin has been named as the U.S. ambassador to France. The ex-Jim Henson Co. CEO was a big fundraiser for President Barack Obama's presidental campaign. He is also a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council -- an organization of private citizens that advises the Homeland Security secretary -- and the Pacific Council on International Policy. His family has a record as ambassadorships. His father William R. Rivkin served as ambassador to Luxembourg for John F. Kennedy and ambassador to Senegal and Gambia in the Lyndon Johnson administrations.