October 30, 2014
Metal band Metallica will appear on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” for a full week beginning Nov. 17, performing each night and sitting down for an interview on the first night. The group is appearing to promote the rerelease of a documentary and a limited-edition vinyl album.
Twentieth Television has named Debbie Reichig senior vice president of media sales research and insights, effective Nov. 10. Reichig was previously chief revenue officer at PrecisionDemand.
Brand design consultancy Elmwood has named Jessie McGuire U.S. strategy director, effective immediately. McGuire was previously global design leader at Kimberly-Clark.
Independent creative agency ODD has brought in Greg McAlinden, naming him creative director. McAlinden had been digital creative director for brand activation at Ogilvy.
BBC Worldwide North America has made two moves, including adding head of digital ad sales to the title of senior vice president of consumer digital Nick Ascheim. The company has also brought in Shaun Hekking as vice president of U.S. ad sales for BBC Digital, reporting to Ascheim. Hekking was previously senior sales director at IrishCentral.com.
Bravo Media has named Jonathan Hills vice president of digital media, reporting to Bravo and Oxygen Media executive vice president of digital Lisa Hsia. Hills had been vice president of operations at NBC News Digital.
Actor Fred Melamed has joined the cast of Showtime’s “House of Lies,” playing the father of Ben Schwartz’s character. Melamed has most recently appeared on “Benched,” “The Good Wife” and “The Crazy Ones.”
Actress Lily Rabe will appear on this season of FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” reprising her role as a nun from the anthology series’ “Asylum” season, according to Entertainment Weekly. Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, will also appear later this season.
The cast of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” including creator Kurt Sutter and actors Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Smits, Drea de Matteo and Mark Boone Junior, will guest on TBS’s “Conan” on Nov. 11. The network says more guests will be revealed later.
E! has signed “The Soup” host Joel McHale to a new deal that will keep him on the show through 2016, and it also extends the network’s deal with McHale’s production company, Free Period Productions. McHale also appears on the comedy “Community.”
Isaac Payam Ahdout has been named senior vice president of engineering at Tapad, a marketing technology company. Ahdout joins from Google, where he was engineering manager.
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- Jessie McGuire becomes U.S. strategy director at Elmwood
- Greg McAlinden becomes creative director at ODD
- Nick Ascheim rises and Shaun Hekking joins at BBC Worldwide
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- Debbie Reichig becomes SVP of sales research at Twentieth TV
- Isaac Payam Ahdout becomes SVP of engineering at Tapad
- Fred Melamed joins Showtime's 'House of Lies'
- Lily Rabe appearing on FX's 'American Horror Story'
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