October 15, 2013
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named the former “Saturday Night Live” cast mates co-hosts of the awards ceremony for both 2014 and 2015, after the duo hosted the most recent ceremony in January. That ceremony averaged 19.7 million total viewers, up 17 percent from the previous year.
ABC has signed on a handful of well-known actors to star in its upcoming holiday movie “Christmas in Conway.” Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker and Mandy Moore will star in the Dec. 1 movie, while Cheri Oteri and Riley Smith will have guest roles. The movie is part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie series.
Multicultural agency MEC Bravo has named Vilma Vale-Brennan managing partner for multicultural, taking over for Gonzalo del Fa, who has moved to GroupM Multicultural. Vale-Brennan has previously worked at Havas Worldwide, The Bravo Group and El Museo Del Barrio.
JWT has made four hires in its New York office, naming Robert Frost executive creative director, Sherri Chambers global business director, Bryan Gaffin group creative director and Kimberly Samskin-Barger a creative director. Frost joins from Deutsch, Chambers from 72andSunny, Gaffin from RAPP and Samskin-Barger from Digitas.
Rodale Inc. has named Scott Schulman president, reporting to chairman and chief executive Maria Rodale beginning on Oct.28. Schulman previously held a number of positions at Dow Jones, where he had been for 13 years.
Atlantic Media has named Uri Friedman global editor of TheAtlantic.com, after he previously served as deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy. The site has also brought in former Foreign Policy editor in chief Moisés Naím, naming him a contributing editor.
Adam Goldman has joined The Washington Post, becoming a national security and terrorism reporter. Goldman joins from The Associated Press, where he was an investigative reporter.
Jeremy Daw has been named chief technology officer at Sojern, an online advertising technology company that focuses on travelers. Daw has previously held positions at Yahoo, Overture, Adconion and Demand Media.
Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison have signed on to star in “Holidaze,” an original movie airing on ABC Family on Dec. 8. Garth will play a workaholic who works for a retail chain, and Mathison will play her hometown childhood sweetheart.
Jonathan Larson has been named executive producer of MSNBC’s “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” which premiered last week. Larson previously produced “Up with Chris Hayes.”
Radio personality Glenn Beck apparently isn’t a fan of Bob Costas‘ stance on the Washington Redskins nickname. During halftime of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” over the weekend, Costas editorialized that the nickname “Redskins” is an ethnic “insult” and “slur,” later saying, “Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African Americans, Hispanics, Asians or members of any other ethnic group.” On his radio show on Monday Beck called Costas senile, arrogant and a “sanctimonious piece of crap” before rhetorically asking, “Why is it that all white people think they have to correct all the ills and protect everybody else?”
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- Myles Kellam becomes director of client development at LevLane
- Elizabeth Tumulty rises to president of affiliate relations at CBS
- Bear Fisher becomes SVP of marketing at NBCUniversal
- Vernon Loeb becomes managing editor at The Houston Chronicle
- Jennie Morris and Jerry Blake join cable network Pivot
- Jeff Sottolano becomes director of programming at CBS Radio
- Four join online ad technology company Rubicon Project
- Bette Midler producing and starring in HBO's 'Mae West'
- Megan Mullally guesting on NBC's 'Sean Saves the World'
- Kevin Pollak joins CBS's comedy 'Mom'
- Dann Florek leaving NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU'
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