June 30, 2013
Actress Melissa George has joined the cast of CBS’s “The Good Wife” for its fifth season, in a recurring role as ethics counsel to Chris Noth’s character. George has previously appeared in shows including “Hunted,” “Lie to Me,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “In Treatment.”
MediaCom USA has made three hires, naming Jose Bello managing partner and head of multicultural, Steve Carbone managing director and head of digital and analytics and Khartoon Ohan managing director and chief growth officer. Bello joins from Starcom, Carbone from UMarketing Digital and Ohan from Clear Channel.
Mullen North America has named Mark Wenneker chief creative officer, working mainly with its new offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Wenneker had been chief creative officer in the agency’s Boston office.
Campfire has named Elena Parker creative technologist, reporting to chief operating officer Jason Sutterfield. Parker has previously worked on projects for HBO and The New York Public Library, among others.
Sebastian Santana Bru has joined La Comunidad as creative director, based in the agency’s Miami office. Bru was previously creative director at BBDO in Argentina, and he’s also worked at JWT, Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi and Madre.
AMC has brought in Eliot Goldberg, naming him senior vice president of unscripted programming. Goldberg was previously senior vice president of original programming and at for CMT.
HBO has added Scott Speedman to the cast of its upcoming drama pilot “Open,” from Ryan Murphy. Speedman most recently appeared in the ABC drama “Last Resort.”
The Financial Times has promoted Darcy Keller, naming her global communications director. Keller had been deputy director of global communications.
Univision Radio has promoted Andrew E. Olivera to general manager and director of sales, working with the company’s stations in Austin, Texas. Olivera, who had been just director of sales, reports to Univision Radio senior vice president and general manager Mark Masepohl.
Socialbakers, a social media analytics company, has named Helen Crowley vice president of global client services. Crowley was most recently managing director at Alchemy Social.
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- Theresa Griggs becomes creative director at Cosmopolitan
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- Jeanne Fontana becomes health and wellness president at Robb Report
- Christopher Dolan becomes publisher at Muscle & Fitness
- Karen Bonck becomes SVP of branded partnerships at Debmar-Mercury
- Sam Register rises to president at Warner Bros. Animation
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- Jennifer Garner developing mystery project at Bravo
- 'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies at age 31
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