October 29, 2013
Former “Night Court” actor John Larroquette has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming “Almost Human” in a recurring role as a roboticist. Larroquette’s most recent TV role was on “Deception.”
Milwaukee agency Bader Rutter & Associates has named Ryann Greve chief marketing officer, in charge of business development and building the agency’s brand. Greve has previously held positions at Case New Holland, Harley-Davidson, Life Fitness, HSBC, Discover Financial Services and Manning Selvage.
RPA has made a trio of additions, naming Michael Takeshita vice president and digital design director and Alex Goulart and Joao Medeiros assistant creative directors. Takeshita joins from TBWA Digital Arts Network, while Goulart and Medeiros join from TBWA\Chiat\Day.
TLC has named Sandy Varo Jarrell senior vice president of production and development for the West Coast, a new position at the network beginning Nov. 12. Varo was previously head of unscripted programming and development at ABC Family.
Cable network Outdoor Channel has made four hires, naming Steve Smith executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, Bill Osborn senior vice president of marketing, Scott Long vice president of finance and media and James Alexander vice president of consumer insights and analytics. All four will report to chief executive Jim Liberatore.
Steve McQueen, director of the recent movie “12 Years A Slave,” has signed on with HBO to produce and direct a drama project about an African-American man who enters high society in New York. Matthew Michael Carnahan, Russell Simmons, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will also contribute to the project as producers.
Men’s Journal has promoted Vincent Krsulich to publisher, replacing Chris McLoughlin, who has moved to Rolling Stone. Krsulich had been associate publisher at the title.
AARP Media Sales has made three promotions, naming Shelagh Daly Miller vice president and group publisher, Peter Zeuschner digital sales manager and Mark Bradbury senior director of insights and integrated marketing. Miller has been with the company since 2001, Zeuschner since 2003 and Bradbury since 2007.
David Klein has been promoted to senior vice president and group publisher at Crain Communications, taking over for the retiring Gloria Scoby. Klein has been with Crain for nearly 30 years, most recently as group publisher for Advertising Age and BtoB.
Shannon Dininny, northwest correspondent at the Associated Press and the organization’s only employee in its Yakima, Wash., bureau, has left the company, and there are no plans to replace her. Dininny had been with the AP since 2000.
Livingly Media has named Ann Brady executive editor at StyleBistro, its fashion, beauty and celebrity site. Brady was most recently special projects editor at the shopping search engine Beso.com.
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