January 13, 2014
It didn’t take long for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg to capitalize on his Golden Globe win. Samberg and his comedy trio Lonely Island—which also includes Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone—have signed a new multi-year development deal with Fox, under which they will develop new comedy projects. Under the deal the group will develop projects that will first air on digital platforms, with the end goal of making it onto either broadcast or cable.
Roberto Tapia has signed with Telemundo to return as a coach on the second season of “La Voz Kids,” joining previously announced coach Natalia Jimenez. Tapia was a coach on the first season of the show, along with Prince Royce and Paulina Rubio.
Starcom USA has made a pair of moves, naming Jens Welin and Lisa Hurwitz executive vice presidents and managing directors. Welin was previously global growth director for Starcom MediaVest Group EMEA, while Hurwitz was previously at Arc Worldwide.
Tim Leake has joined RPA as director of growth and innovation, a new position at the agency. Leake had been global creative innovation and partnership director at Hyper Island.
Digital agency Critical Mass has promoted Amanda Levy to general manager, in addition to her role as senior vice president and client partner. The agency has also made two hires, naming Suzanne Michaels executive creative director and Lisa Penelton vice president of marketing science. Michaels joins from DigitasLBi, Penelton from Razorfish.
Havas Worldwide has brought in Dustin Duke and Jon Wagner as group creative directors, working with its Reckitt Benckiser account in its New York office. The duo was previously at Ogilvy & Mather.
Ad agency Sid Lee has named Joseph Barbieri managing director for content and media partnerships, putting him in charge of the agency’s new content division. Barbieri has previously held positions at Redwood, Totem and Bespoke Group Consulting.
John Hogan, chairman and chief executive officer at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, is retiring from his position, although he has been given the title chairman emeritus. Hogan has been with Clear Channel since 1999.
Cable network The Hub has promoted Lou Fazio to senior vice president of scheduling, acquisitions and planning, reporting to president and chief executive Margaret Loesch. Fazio has been with the network since 2010, and before that he was at GSN.
Travel + Leisure magazine has named Matthew Carroll vice president and associate publisher, effective immediately. Carroll was most recently senior vice president and group publisher at Modern Luxury.
Greg Bishop is set to join Sports Illustrated as a senior writer, covering a variety of topics. Bishop will join from The New York Times, where he’s currently covering the Australian Open as a general assignment sports reporter.
Actresses Rashida Jones and Zosia Mamet have joined Glamour magazine as contributors, with Jones writing a monthly column and Mamet writing one every other month. Jones currently appears on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Mamet on HBO’s “Girls.”
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