June 17, 2014
Out-of-home agency Delta Media has promoted Hal Brown IV, naming him chief marketing officer. Brown has been with the agency for six years, most recently serving as vice president of national sales.
Red Lion Canada has named Matthew Litzinger president and chief creative officer, effective July 2. Litzinger had been co-chief creative officer at Cossette.
TV Guide has made two promotions, naming Doug Brod editor in chief and Michael Schneider executive editor. Brod had been executive editor, while Schneider was Los Angeles bureau chief.
Spin magazine has named Craig Marks editor in chief, in charge of the title’s editorial content and digital development. Marks was previously editorial director at BlogTalkRadio.
Keith Grossman has been named publisher at Bloomberg Digital, putting him in charge of digital product development. Grossman was previously associate publisher at Wired and Ars Technica.
The Los Angeles Times has brought in Josh Rottenberg as senior film reporter, contributing to the paper’s Calendar section. Rottenberg was previously a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly.
Entercom has promoted Lance Richard to vice president of sales for Sacramento, working with the company’s six radio stations in that market. Richard was most recently vice president of integrated sales.
Ryan Seacrest Productions has named Rabih Gholam executive vice president of unscripted programming, effective immediately. Gholam was previously executive vice president of alternative programming at 51 Minds.
Julie Balster has been named business affairs manager at Talent Partners, a new position at the commercial production company. Balster was previously senior business affairs manager at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in London.
Actor Jack Coleman has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming miniseries “Heroes Reborn,” which has been picked up for 13 episodes. Coleman, who will reprise his role as Noah Bennett, is the first cast member from the original “Heroes” series to join the reboot.
Lifetime has cast Zendaya Coleman as the singer Aaliyah for an upcoming biopic, based on the biography “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.” Coleman previously co-starred on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” and she also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars.”
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