April 23, 2015
Former “ER” actor Eriq La Salle has joined CBS’s “Under the Dome” for its third season, playing the chief executive of an energy company. La Salle also directed an episode of “Dome” during its second season.
Fox has named Ariff Sidi senior vice president of digital products and platforms, reporting to digital president David Wertheimer. Sidi previously worked for a pair of technology start-ups, and he’s also a former media distribution technology executive at Disney.
CW has cast Franz Drameh in its upcoming spinoff of the DC Comics dramas “Arrow” and “The Flash,” playing an auto mechanic and former high school athlete. It appears the actor will have a superhero alter ego, but it’s not yet known which hero he’ll play.
CBS has named Ray Romano host of “David Letterman: A Life on Television,” a primetime special airing on May 4. The special will highlight some of Letterman’s best interviews from over the years.
DDB Canada has made three promotions, naming Patty Jones and Michelle Kitchen executive vice presidents and co-managing directors at DDB Canada Vancouver, and Melanie Johnston president at DDB Canada Toronto. All three will report to national president and chief operating officer Lance Saunders.
Jamie Horowitz has been named president at Fox Sports National Networks, a newly created position in charge of programming, marketing and scheduling for Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. Horowitz is a former vice president of original programming and production at ESPN, and he was most recently senior vice president and general manager at NBC’s “Today.”
The New York Times has made three promotions, naming Sebastian Tomich, Brendan Monaghan and Jean-Christophe Demarta senior vice presidents of advertising. All three will also continue in their previous positions–Tomich in charge of the expansion of T Brand Studio, Monaghan as publisher of T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Demarta as head of international ad sales.
Tuwisha Rogers has been named vice president of brand leadership at One Solution, Radio One’s integrated sales and marketing division. Rogers previously led her own consulting firm, Wish Factor Consulting.
Bill Siwicki has been named vice president of mobile strategy and research at GPShopper, a mobile retail platform. Siwicki was previously mobile editor at Internet Retail magazine.
WhereverTV Broadcasting, which delivers over-the-top subscription TV, has named Edward D. Ciofani chief executive officer, and the company has also added him to its board of directors. Ciofani takes over for Mark Cavicchia, who is moving to the new role of chief digital officer.
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- Patty Jones, Michelle Kitchen and Melanie Johnston rise at DDB Canada
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- Tuwisha Rogers becomes VP of brand leadership at One Solution
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