June 8, 2014
Former “30 Rock” actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following a deadly car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. Morgan was a passenger in a Mercedes limousine bus that was overturned in a six-car crash that killed a 62-year-old man and injured three others. The comedian was brought to intensive care and remained in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon.
Caitlin Foito has been named vice president of drama development at ABC Studios, reporting to senior vice president Nne Ebong. Foito had been director of programming at Fox Television Studios.
Transit advertising company Titan has made a pair of moves, including promoting Mark Graham to vice president and national operations director, a new position. The company has also brought in Kima Walker-Willis, naming her director of training and development. Walker-Willis was most recently at Cablevision.
Hulu has named Beatrice Springborn head of originals, working alongside head of content Craig Erwich. Springborn joins from Storyline Entertainment, where she was head of television.
Actress Gage Golightly has joined the cast of Amazon’s “Red Oaks,” which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh. Golightly has previously appeared in “Teen Wolf,” “Ringer” and “Big Time Rush.”
Hearst Magazines has promoted Meredith Rollins to editor in chief at Redbook, replacing the departed Jill Herzig. Rollins had been executive editor since 2010.
Kevin Byrnes has been named vice president of ad sales at Newsmax, a conservatice cable news network launching next week. Byrnes was previously vice president of project development and partnerships at INSIGNIA Sports & Entertainment.
Actor Brian Van Holt has joined the cast of Syfy’s “Ascension,” playing a space ship captain in the limited series. Van Holt also appears in TBS’s “Cougar Town.”
TNT has added Thom Barry to the cast of “Perception” in a guest-starring role, playing a special FBI agent. Barry previously starred in CBS’s “Cold Case.”
So, what’s your outlook for this year’s upfront?
Cable overnights: Big turnout for Bieber roast
CBS leads Daytime Emmy Awards noms
Time to winnow the bubble shows
Discovery upfront: Big bump in originals
Ratings arise for Easter programming
ABC rises Monday as other networks fall
Twitter gets busy with two awards shows
Indianapolis Star’s front-page editorial: ‘Fix this now’
‘American Odyssey,’ lost in the dark
Inside tips on buying mobile billboards
‘The Daily Show’ finds its new host
‘Walking Dead’ lumbers off with a record
- Mike Geiger becomes chief digital officer at David&Goliath
- Eric Segal and Gareth Goodall rise to managing partners at Anomaly
- Rafael Rizuto and Eduardo Marques become ECDs at 180LA
- Damien Marchi becomes global head of content at Havas Media
- Kevin Garrity becomes CEO at Gen Media Partners
- Nick Gilhool becomes VP of casting at Discovery Channel
- Alex Treadway becomes VP of leadership sales at The Washington Post
- Paula Goldstein Di Principe becomes fashion director at Refinery29
- Andrew Dumont becomes VP of marketing at Bitly
- Coleman Insights VP Chris Ackerman retires
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s cable ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
This week’s younger viewer ratings
Out-of-home specialist available for all markets
Media planner/buyer job in Raleigh
Temp media buyer wanted in Hollywood
Media planner/buyer position in Columbia, SC
Media planner/buyer job in Summit, NJ