January 12, 2014
Actress Zoe Saldana has signed with NBC to star in its upcoming miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” an adaptation of the 1967 novel. Saldana will star in the role played by Mia Farrow in the 1968 movie version.
Gwyneth Paltrow will guest on the two-part 100th episode of Fox’s “Glee,” reprising her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday. The episode’s two parts will air on Match 18 and 25.
Boston Globe publisher Christopher Mayer is stepping down from his position, although he will remain with the paper indefinitely as a senior adviser. Mayer has been with the paper for nearly 30 years, including four as publisher.
E.W. Scripps Co. has made two additions, naming Phil Pruitt director of digital content and Marcia Myers senior investigations editor, both working in the company’s Washington, D.C., bureau. Pruitt joins from Yahoo News, Myers from Bloomberg News.
Universal Cable Productions has named Dawn Parouse Olmstead executive vice president of development, reporting to NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president and chief content officer Jeff Wachtel. Olmstead most recently had a production deal at Warner Horizon.
Cablevision has named Robert Comstock executive vice president of operations, a new position at the company. Comstock was most recently senior vice president and general manager at Direct Energy.
ESPN has promoted Carrie Brzezinski, naming her vice president of marketing solutions. Brzezinski was previously senior director for ESPN CreativeWorks.
Cable network INSP has named Mike Salmen director of information technology, his second stint at the network. Salmen also worked at INSP between 2004 and 2011, and most recently he was at Graphics Outfitters.
Chloë Sevigny and James D’Arcy are set to star in A&E’s upcoming drama “Those Who Kill,” which premieres on March 3. Sevigny will play a homicide detective, D’Arcy a forensic psychologist.
FX has added John Carroll Lynch and Tammy Blanchard to the cast of its dramedy pilot “Hoke,” joining Paul Giamatti in the cast. In the project Giamatti will star as a homicide detective in 1980s Miami.
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- Jenny Campbell rises to managing director at 72andSunny
- Adam Crandall becomes director of strategy at mono
- Mark Wildman rises to EVP of partnerships at Westwood One
- Kevin Craig rises to SVP of newspaper relations at AMG/Parade
- Bill Corvalan becomes VP of West Coast partnerships at AllOver Media
- Richard Just becomes editor at The Washington Post Magazine
- Gemma Lawson rises to VP and design director at Nickelodeon
- Ashley Judd joins Epix' 'Berlin Station'
- Former NBC ad sales executive Robert Blackmore dies at age 90
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