February 4, 2014
ABC is close to signing actor Ryan Phillippe to star in its drama pilot “Secrets & Lies,” where he would play a family man who becomes a murder suspect, according to multiple reports. Phillippe’s most recent TV role was on the drama “Damages.”
Jeanmarie Condon has been promoted at ABC News, rising to senior executive producer for content and development. Condon had been executive producer of “Nightline,” and she’ll be replaced in that role by senior broadcast producer Almin Karamehmedovic.
Telemundo has named A. Victoria Rivas-Vázquez bureau chief in Washington, D.C., reporting to Noticias Telemundo senior vice president Sylvia Rosabal. Rivas-Vázquez was previously deputy associate administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Actor Ken Marino has been added to the cast of NBC’s “Marry Me,” joining Casey Wilson in the pilot from “Happy Endings” creator David Caspe. Marino most recently appeared in “Burning Love,” “Eastbound & Down” and “Childrens Hospital.”
Actress CCH Pounder is the latest to join the pilot of CBS’s New Orleans-set spinoff of “NCIS,” playing the medical examiner in Jefferson Parish. Pounder’s most recent TV role was on “Sons of Anarchy.” She joins Scott Bakula and Zoe McLellan in the cast.
Mather Zickel has joined the cast of NBC’s comedy pilot “Bad Judge,” starring opposite Kate Walsh. Zickel will play a psychiatrist who has an off-and-on relationship with Walsh’s character.
New York agency The Gate NY has promoted Eric van den Heuvel to managing director of The Gate Media, its media investment arm. Van den Heuvel had been vice president and director of media solutions.
Turner Network Sales has made three promotions, naming Coleman Breland president, Richard Warren executive vice president of negotiations and strategy and Jennifer Mirgorod executive vice president of brand distribution. Breland reports to Turner Broadcasting System president David Levy, while Warren and Mirgorod report to Breland.
BET has added actors Louis Gossett Jr. and Cuba Gooding Jr. to the cast of the upcoming miniseries “The Book of Negroes,” a period piece that will also air on CBC in Canada. Aunjanue Ellis, Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco have also joined the cast.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has promoted Michele Laven to president of partnerships and local activation, a newly created position. Laven had been executive vice president of strategic partnerships.
Entercom has promoted Steve DiNardo to vice president and market manager, in charge of the company’s San Francisco radio stations. DiNardo had been vice president of sales for the San Francisco stations.
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