June 10, 2014
Cable network FXX is sticking by Tracy Morgan, who was critically injured in an auto accident over the weekend. The network says it will continue to support Morgan’s upcoming comedy series, of which it ordered 10 episodes. Production was originally scheduled to begin in August, with the premiere set for January. In a statement FX Networks and FX Productions said, “We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him.”
Entertainment distribution company Cinedigm has brought in Jeffrey Edell, naming him chief financial officer. Edell was most recently chief executive officer at Edell Ventures.
HBO has added Carl Quintanilla to “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” where he will work as a correspondent. Quintanilla will also continue in his role as anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and Squawk Alley.”
USA has added Eric Roberts to the cast of “Suits” in a recurring role, playing a billionaire financier. Roberts’ most recent TV appearances include “Glee,” “CSI,” “The Finder” and “The Young and the Restless.”
Lifetime has cast Yaya DaCosta to play Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic to be directed by Angela Bassett. DaCosta has previously appeared on “All My Children,” “Ugly Betty” and “House.”
TVB has named Hadassa Gerber senior vice president and chief revenue officer, effective immediately. Gerber was previously director of research and systems at the Syndicated Network Television Association.
Seattle ad agency Creature has named James Keblas president, effective immediately. Keblas had been director of Seattle’s Office of Film and Music.
PayPal president David Marcus is stepping down from his position on June 27, and he will join Facebook as head of messaging products. Marcus joined PayPal in 2011 as vice president.
Johanna Derlega has been promoted to senior vice president at National Journal LIVE and Advertising, the magazine’s live events division. Derlega has been with National Journal since last year.
Niche Media has named Kathy Blackwell editor in chief at Austin Way magazine, which launches in September. Blackwell was previously senior editor for features at The Austin American-Statesman.
Michael Schaffer has been named editor at Washingtonian magazine, making him the title’s fourth editor in its 49-year history. Schaffer joins from New Republic, where he was editorial director.
Meredith Corp. has named Linda Augsburg editorial content chief for American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, as well as Meredith Crafts Group. Augsburg most recently worked as a freelance editor, writer and designer.
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