March 11, 2013
Actor Michael Rapaport has joined CBS’s untitled comedy pilot starring Will Arnett, playing an underachieving mattress salesman and brother-in-law of Arnett’s character. Rapaport’s most recent TV work was a recurring role on “My Name is Earl.”
Shushannah Walshe has moved to the Washington, D.C., bureau at ABC News, where she will continue political coverage for the broadcast network and ABCNews.com. Walshe had been working out of New York.
Eric Savitz has joined the dark side. He has been named partner at Brunswick Group, working in the agency’s San Francisco office. Savitz was previously San Francisco bureau chief at Forbes.
Ad sales firm Viamedia has promoted Rick Tarvin to regional vice president, in charge of the Mideast region. Tarvin was previously vice president.
CMT has named Jordan Harman vice president of programming development, based in the network’s New York office. Harman was previously director of programming and development at Food Network and Cooking Channel.
Crown Media Family Networks has made two promotions, naming Laura Lee executive vice president and Holly Mauer vice president, both in the distribution department. The company has also brought in Raquel Williams, naming her director of distribution. She was previously a senior account executive at Disney and ESPN.
Jordana Starr has been promoted to vice president at Yard Productions, a TV production company. She was previously an executive producer, working on the TLC series “Say Yes to the Dress,” “Randy to the Recue” and “I Found the Gown.”
TBS has added Briga Heelan to the cast of its comedy pilot “Ground Floor,” a workplace comedy from Bill Lawrence. Heelan most recently had a recurring role on “Cougar Town.”
The New York Times has made two promotions, naming Danielle Mattoon culture editor and Sia Michel arts and leisure editor. Mattoon had been travel editor, while Michel was deputy arts ad leisure editor.
John Temple, a managing editor at The Washington Post, is leaving his position on March 22 to pursue other options. Temple is former editor and publisher at The Rocky Mountain News.
Brian Cronin has been named vice president of sales at Human Demand, a mobile advertising technology company. Cronin is a former national advertising manager at The New York Times.
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