September 5, 2013
After months of rumors MSNBC has made it official. Former “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin is joining the left-leaning news network. Beginning next month the actor will host “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” a 10 p.m. talk show airing on Friday nights. Baldwin has plenty of interviewing experience through his WNYW podcast “Here’s the Thing.”
Starz has added Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis to the cast of “Outlander,” its upcoming drama that starts production in Scotland this fall. The duo will play brothers from the MacKenzie clan.
Pete Favat has joined Deutsch Los Angeles as partner and chief creative officer, replacing the departed Mark Hunter. Favat joins from Arnold, where he had been for 14 years.
NBCUniversal International Television Production has brought in JoAnn Alfano, naming her executive vice president of scripted programming. Alfano was previously TV president at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has made three promotions, naming Robert Blair and Jim Brehm executive vice presidents and David Decker executive vice president of business and legal affairs. Blair was previously senior vice president of Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, while Brehm was senior vice president of sales for Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America and Decker was executive vice president of business and legal affairs for domestic operations.
Former “Beverly Hills, 90210″ star Jason Priestley will guest on CBS’s “CSI,” playing a casino mogul in the show’s 300th episode. Former series star Marg Helgenberger is also set to appear in the episode.
Actor Warren Christie has joined the cast of ABC’s cop drama “Motive,” playing a team commander in the homicide department. Christie most recently guested on “King & Maxwell” and “Arrow.”
AOL has named Nate Richardson president of AOL Live, the company’s streaming video site. Richardson had been chief executive officer at the video curation platform #waywire.
Digital marketing technology company 24/7 Media has made two promotions, naming Estelle Reale and Sandy Drayton vice presidents of marketing and communications. Both were previously directors of marketing and communications.
Harper’s Bazaar magazine has named Elissa Santisi contributing senior fashion editor, effective Sept. 6. Santisi was previously at Vogue, where she joined as a style director in 1998.
Bill Mulvihill has been promoted to national advertising director at Vanity Fair, up from his previous position as ad director. Mulvihill joined the magazine in 2011, and before that he was at Entertainment Weekly.
Family Circle magazine has brought in Danielle Fullick as an account manager, effective immediately. Fullick previously worked at National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and NationalGeographic.com.
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