July 24, 2014
Former “Cheers” actress Rhea Perlman has joined Fox’s “The Mindy Project” for its third season, playing the mother of Chris Messina’s character in a recurring role. Perlman most recently made a guest appearance on “The Neighbors.”
CBS Outdoor Americas president and chief operating officer Wally Kelly is leaving the company, although he will stay on for an advisory period until the end of the year. Kelly became COO in 2013 after 10 years as chief operating officer. He’s also the only three-term chairman of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.
BBDO has named Matt Miller executive creative director, working on the Wells Fargo account in the agency’s San Francisco office. Miller was previously vice president and creative director at Leo Burnett.
AMC has named Drew Brown senior vice president of production, reporting to executive vice president of original programming Joel Stillerman. Brown was previously vice president of production at Warner Horizon Television.
Actress Maude Apatow will have a guest-starring role on the upcoming season of HBO’s “Girls,” appearing in multiple episodes. Apatow is the daughter of filmmaker Judd Apatow, who is an executive producer on the show.
The Associated Press has promoted Denise Vance, naming her head of U.S. video and radio. Vance had been deputy director of U.S. video.
The Verge co-founder Josh Topolsky has joined Bloomberg, where he will he will edit a series of new online sites, according to The New York Times. Topolsky had been editor in chief at The Verge, and he’ll be replaced in that role by Vox.com acting managing editor Nilay Patel.
Social networking site Pinterest has named David Rubin head of brand, working to define the site’s brand. Rubin was previously at Unilever, where he was vice president of marketing for hair care products.
Food-focused web site Tasting Table has named Amie Deutch publisher, putting her in charge of the site’s sales and marketing strategies. For the past seven years Deutch had been associate publisher at Fast Company.
Care.com has named Caroline Sheu chief marketing officer, a new position at the web site. Sheu joins from Disney Interactive, where she was head of global marketing.
Paul Burden has been named senior vice president of sales and advertiser relations at XAPPmedia, a mobile audio advertising technology company. Burden was most recently executive vice president of sales at Online Parking Pass.
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