July 22, 2014
Tia Maggini has been named vice president of original movies at Lifetime, reporting to senior vice president Tanya Lopez. Maggini had been vice president of television at Josephson Entertainment.
Ed Helms, Ed Harris and Hilary Swank are all reportedly close to joining the upcoming drama “One Percent,” which will be pitched to cable networks by Media Rights Capital, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Helms will play a man trying to save his family’s farm, Swank will play his wife, and Harris will play his father.
Assembly has named Jeff Brooks chief commercial officer, reporting to the agency’s chief executive officer, Martin Cass. Brooks was previously chief executive officer at M&C Saatchi.
Scott Monty has been named executive vice president of strategy at SHIFT Communications, the public relations and social media agency. Monty was most recently global digital and multimedia communications manager at Ford Motor Co.
Digital agency Kettle has made two hires, naming Amanda Hughes-Watkins creative director and Crystal Ginn senior producer. Hughes-Watkins joins from Digitas San Francisco, Ginn from AREA 17.
Ad agency Barton F. Graf has added Nick Kaplan to its staff, naming him creative director. Kaplan was previously a creative director at Wieden + Kennedy in New York.
Andy Wright has been named publisher of The New York Times Magazine, a new position at the title. Wright also will continue as senior vice president of advertising at The Times.
The Financial Times has promoted Megan Murphy to Washington bureau chief, effective Jan. 1. Murphy is currently in charge of fastFT, the paper’s digital breaking news service.
Simulmedia, which handles TV ad targeting, has brought in Mark Green as senior vice president of product strategy, a newly created position. Green was previously senior vice president and global measurement science operations leader at Nielsen.
ABC has added Brian Hallisay to the cast of “Revenge” for its fourth season, in a recurring role that could turn into a regular role. Hallisay has most recently had a recurring role on “Mistresses.”
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