October 20, 2013
Rock star Marilyn Manson is heading to TV. Manson has joined ABC’s drama “Once Upon a Time,” where he will have a guest voice role as The Shadow. The singer will make his first appearance on the show in November.
Actor Victor Garber has signed on to guest on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” playing a strict judge. Garber has previously appeared in “Alias,” “Eli Stone” and “Web Therapy.”
Lou Scheimer, co-founder of the TV animation studio Filmation, died last week at age 84 after dealing with Parkinson’s disease. Scheimer co-founded the studio in 1962, and it went on to produce series including “Fat Albert,” “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” and a number of shows from DC Comics.
Huge has named Catherine Heath head of strategy, working in the agency’s Los Angeles office. Heath is a former executive strategy director at M&C Saatchi.
Clear Channel has made two hires, naming Will Leaverton and Brice Kornegay vice presidents of political strategy. Leaverton previously worked for the mayoral campaign of Bill Thompson, while Kornegay joins from BK Strategies.
The U.S. branch of The Guardian has named Carter Brokaw executive vice president of sales, following a run as chief revenue officer at Slacker Radio. Brokaw also previously spent more than 10 years at CNET Networks.
Meredith Corp. has named Amy Churgin publisher of Traditional Home magazine, effective immediately. Churgin was previously senior vice president at Condé Nast Media Group.
Kika Rocha has been named a contributor at Glam Belleza Latina, Glamour’s title targeting Latinas. Rocha is a former fashion and beauty director at People en Español.
Time Warner Cable has named Jeffrey Painting senior vice president and chief sales officer, working with its business services arm. Painting joins from CenturyLink, where he was president of business sales.
The new cable music network REVOLT TV has brought in Jake Katz, naming him vice president of audience insights and strategy. Katz has previously held positions at MTV and NBCUniversal.
Cheah Chee Kong has been named head of content, creative and marketing at Scripps Networks International, working in the Asia Pacific region. Kong was most recently executive vice president of creative at The Group Entertainment.
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