September 15, 2013
Actor Ben Affleck is headed to TV in a behind-the-camera role. Affleck will direct and executive produce the pilot episode of “The Middle Man,” a crime drama set in the 1960s. The pilot will be written by Glenn Gordon Caron, who has previously worked on “Medium” and “Moonlighting.”
Telemundo has brought in Edgardo del Villar as a news correspondent, as well as fill-in presenter for shows including “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Noticiero Telemundo.” Del Villar previously worked at Televisa in Mexico.
Actress Maria Canals-Barrera has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming drama “Gang Related,” joining Ramon Rodriguez in the cast. Canals-Barrera most recently appeared on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
Roxana Brusso has joined the cast of ABC’s “Betrayal” in a recurring role as an FBI agent. Brusso most recently appeared on “Southland.”
Ad agency David&Goliath has made a pair of hires, naming Sandy Beck management supervisor and Astrid Raimondo digital account director. Beck joins from Young & Rubicam, Raimondo from R/GA.
Wyatt Kazan has been named senior account executive at Real Media Group, the digital marketing agency. Kazan was previously vice president and brand leader at Doner Advertising.
Margie Sherr has been named a partner at HawkPartners, a marketing and brand strategy consulting firm. Sherr was most recently senior vice president at Double Helix.
Atlantic Media has named Katie Taplett associate publisher for Defense One, its online defense and national security publication. Taplett was previously publisher for defense, space and security at Aviation Week.
Media measurement platform Trueffect has made three hires, naming Darryl LaRue senior vice president of operations, Ashley Grace senior vice president of sales and Kevin Barhydt vice president of business development. LaRue joins from Tapingo, Grace from Datalogix and Barhydt from RPX Corp.
Comcast has named Mary Stutts regional vice president of external affairs for California, a newly created position. Stutts had been vice president of corporate communications at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Showtime has added Eliza Coupe and Mekhi Phifer to the cast of “House of Lies” for its third season, playing business moguls in recurring roles. Coupe previously appeared on ‘Happy Endings,” Phifer on “Lie To Me.”
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- Myles Kellam becomes director of client development at LevLane
- Elizabeth Tumulty rises to president of affiliate relations at CBS
- Bear Fisher becomes SVP of marketing at NBCUniversal
- Vernon Loeb becomes managing editor at The Houston Chronicle
- Jennie Morris and Jerry Blake join cable network Pivot
- Jeff Sottolano becomes director of programming at CBS Radio
- Four join online ad technology company Rubicon Project
- Bette Midler producing and starring in HBO's 'Mae West'
- Megan Mullally guesting on NBC's 'Sean Saves the World'
- Kevin Pollak joins CBS's comedy 'Mom'
- Dann Florek leaving NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU'
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