December 17, 2013
Linda Cardellini has joined the cast of Fox’s “New Girl” in a recurring role as the sister of Zooey Deschanel’s character. Cardellini most recently appeared on AMC’s “Mad Men,” for which she earned an Emmy nomination.
Cari Strassberg has joined “CBS This Morning,” becoming a senior producer for overnights. Strassberg had been a producer at ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Actress Rosie Perez has joined ABC’s comedy pilot “An American Education,” joining Jack Whitehall in the cast. Perez will play the vice principal at a school in San Diego.
Fox has added Kevin Zegers to the cast of its upcoming limited drama series “Gracepoint,” an adaptation of the British series “Broadchurch.” Zegers’ most recent TV appearances were on “Titanic: Blood and Steel” and “Gossip Girl.”
Mindshare has shifted David Pullan’s role, naming him New York office lead and Unilever client lead for North America. Pullan had been global Unilever client lead in the agency’s London office.
Marc Buhaj has been promoted to senior vice president of programming and general manager at Disney XD, taking over for David Levine, who has taken a role with Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa. Buhaj was previously senior vice president of international original series and co-productions for Disney Television Animation.
Also at Disney, Katharine Linke has been promoted to vice president of multi-platform programming for Disney Channels U.S., reporting to Disney Channels Worldwide senior vice president of programming strategy Paul DeBenedittis. Linke has been with Disney since 2000.
AMC has named Marco Bresaz vice president of unscripted programming, reporting to senior vice president Eliot Goldberg. Bresaz was most recently vice president of original programming and development at Sundance Channel.
Lifetime has added Dominic Adams to the cast of its drama “Devious Maids,” playing a bodyguard and chauffeur who used to be in the special forces. Adams most recently appeared in the online series “Futurestates.”
Ebony and Jet publisher Johnson Publishing has brought in Todd F. Brown, naming him executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Brown had been chief revenue officer and executive vice president of business development at Yap.tv.
Elsewhere at Johnson Publishing, Jet magazine has hired Wendy L. Wilson as its new managing editor, working alongside editor in chief Mitzi Miller. Wilson is a former news editor at Essence magazine.
Liz Sidoti, national political editor at the Associated Press, is leaving the organization to become U.S. head of communications for BP. Sidoti had been with the AP since 1999.
Direct marketing company Guthy-Renker has named Jay Sung chief marketing officer, reporting to co-president and chief revenue officer Seth Radwell. Sung was previously chief executive officer at Lot18.
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- Neil Robinson becomes partner at Zeus Jones
- Clare McDonald becomes Europe ECD at Rosetta
- Marshall Cohen becomes EVP of corporate research at Univision
- Kristen Finney rises to SVP of pay TV at Fox TV Distribution
- Devin C. Johnson becomes digital SVP at Tribune Broadcasting
- Ira Bahr becomes chief marketing officer at TiVo
- D. Sangeeta rises to chief diversity officer at Nielsen
- Bill Whitaker becomes correspondent at CBS's '60 Minutes'
- Katie Holmes joins ABC drama pilot
- Gabourey Sidibe joins Fox’s ‘Empire’
- Amy Sedaris joins Fox comedy pilot 'Dead Boss'
- Diane Neal joins Starz' upcoming drama 'Power'
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