July 20, 2014
James Garner, the longtime TV actor who starred in series including “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files,” died over the weekend of natural causes at age 86. Garner also appeared in more than 50 movies during his career, earning an Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1985 movie “Murphy’s Romance.” He also played his “Rockford Files” role in a handful of TV movies, and he appeared in the 1994 movie version of “Maverick,” which starred Mel Gibson.
Jay Bienstock has been named chief executive officer at Talpa Media Group, which produces shows including NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s upcoming “Utopia.” Bienstock joins from A. Smith & Co., where he was managing director.
ABC News has brought in Rob Marciano as senior meteorologist, appearing regularly on “GMA Weekend.” Marciano was most recently a co-anchor on the celebrity newsmagazine “Entertainment Tonight.”
CBS has added Rob Kerkovich to the cast of its upcoming spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans,” playing a forensic scientist. Kerkovich previously appeared on “Chasing Life.”
Hank Azaria has joined the voice cast of Fox’s upcoming animated series “Bordertown,” from “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane. Azaria also voices Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggum, among other characters, on Fox’s “The Simpsons.”
McCann Worldgroup UK has named Mark Lund chief executive officer, beginning in October. Lund was most recently managing partner at the London agency NOW, which he co-founded.
Glamour magazine has promoted LaToya N. Valmont, naming her managing editor. Valmont joined the title in April 2013 as production director, and she’s also a former production manager at Essence magazine.
Scripps Networks has promoted John Feld to vice president of programming and production, working with HGTV and DIY. Feld joined the networks in 2012 as director of programming.
Actress Deborah Ann Woll has been cast in the lead female role on Netflix’s upcoming superhero series “Daredevil,” which will premiere sometime next year. Woll most recently appeared on “True Blood.”
Former “Cosby Show” actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner has joined the cast of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” for its final season, playing a member of the Grim Bastards gang. Warner has most recently appeared in “Major Crimes” and “Community.”
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- Chris Brooks rises to EVP of distribution at CW
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- David Perpich becomes president and GM at The Wirecutter
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