July 8, 2014
Former “Law & Order” actor Sam Waterston has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming comedy “Grace and Frankie,” which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. In the series, Fonda and Tomlin’s characters find out their husbands—Waterston and Martin Sheen—are having an affair with each other. Waterston also appears in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom.’
JWT has made two promotions in its Atlanta office, naming Jeremy Jones executive creative director and Dustin Tamilio group creative director. Both were previously creative directors.
Jason Musante has joined Havas Worldwide as executive creative director, based in the agency’s New York office. Musante was previously creative director at Anomaly, where he worked on the Google Glass account.
NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises has named Gregory M. Resh senior vice president of finance, based in Miami. Resh joined NBCUniversal in 2012, and before that he was director of finance for the Mid-Atlantic region at Comcast.
TV ad-targeting company Simulmedia has named Wendell Wenjen vice president of business development, a newly created position. Wenjen joins from LG Electronics, where he was director of interactive TV and advertising platforms.
Actor Taye Diggs has joined the cast of CBS’s “The Good Wife” for its upcoming sixth season, appearing in multiple episodes as a guest star. Diggs also appears in the TNT series “Murder in the First.”
U.S. men’s soccer team captain Clint Dempsey will guest on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday, eight days after the U.S. exited the World Cup in the round of 16. Dempsey will be joined by musical guest Sleeper Agent.
Alexis Madrigal has been promoted at The Atlantic, becoming deputy editor for TheAtlantic.com. Madrigal has covered science and technology for the title since 2010.
Outside magazine has named Sandie Aveil advertising director, working with direct response and its First Gear section. Aveil was previously a marketing and sales consultant for print and digital at Swift Communications.
Greengale Publishing has acquired magazine publisher Niche Media Holdings from The Greenspun Corp., and with the acquisition it has promoted Katherine Nicholls to chief executive officer. Nicholls had been president and chief operating officer.
Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, will give his first TV interview since his father’s 2012 conviction on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” on July 17. In the special Sandusky will speak about the abuse he says he experienced at the hands of his father.
NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ takes premiere week
‘Best Time Ever,’ bit of exaggeration
A night of declines for broadcast
Early takeaways from the TV season
Fact, is, people still trust advertising
‘Dr. Ken,’ a malady with no known cure
Catch the next big wave: Hispanic media
Rachel, I said awful things to a client
Weekend TV: A slew of premieres
Josh Tyrangiel exiting Businessweek
TiVo’s new DVR skips whole ad breaks
Google: We’re guaranteeing viewability
‘Empire’ week two: Down but still strong
- Kelli Robertson becomes managing director of planning at R/GA
- Dave Monk becomes ECD at Publicis London
- Tom Hamling and Tim Eger rise to group creative directors at GSD&M
- John Partilla becomes CEO at Screenvision
- Julian Zilberbrand becomes EVP of audience science at Viacom
- Jennifer Sarlin becomes SVP of marketing at TLC
- John Duff becomes director of business development at beIN SPORTS
- Shelley Zimmerman becomes head of scripted series at AwesomenessTV
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Digital media planner opening in Seattle
Paid social media planner wanted in McLean, Virginia
Assistant OOH strategist position in New York
Media planner wanted in Philadelphia
Media buyer coordinator opening in New Haven