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.
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- Mitchell Harris and Mel Smith join RAIN
- Patsy Loris rises to EVP of news at Univision
- Chandar Pattabhiram rises to SVP and CMO at Marketo
- Tim Bock becomes SVP of production at dick clark productions
- Donovan McNabb, O.J. McDuffie and Ki-Jana Carter join beIN Sports
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