September 19, 2013
CBS recently handed raises to “Big Bang Theory” supporting stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, and the show’s original five actors may be making more money too. Now leads Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco are expected to negotiate together for new deals when their contracts expire at the end of this season, according to Deadline, while Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar will negotiate as a group as well. That strategy worked well in the past on shows like “Friends,” where all six stars teamed to up their bargaining power. “Big Bang’s” big three may end up making more than $500,000 apiece per episode, up from $350,000. “Bang” was the No. 1 scripted show on broadcast among adults 18-49 last season and one of the few programs to see year-to-year ratings growth.
NBCUniversal has named Marlene Sanchez Dooner executive vice president of Hispanic enterprises and content, reporting to HEC chairman Joe Uva. Dooner, who will make the move at the end of the year, is currently senior vice president of investor relations at Comcast.
FremantleMedia North America has brought in Christine Shaw, naming her senior vice president of communications and marketing. Shaw was previously at BBC Worldwide.
Fox has ordered a pilot episode of the drama “The Whole Shebang,” to be executive produced by actress Jennifer Garner and writer Jason Micallef. Garner likely won’t appear in the project, which is about a single mother who inherits a male strip club.
Actor Adam Pally has been promoted to series regular at Fox’s “The Mindy Project.” He originally joined the show’s second season in a recurring role. Pally, who previously appeared on ABC’s “Happy Endings,” will make his first “Mindy” appearance Oct. 1.
David&Goliath has named John O’Hea creative director, based in the agency’s office in El Segundo, Calif. O’Hea was previously art director and associate creative director at DOJO in San Francisco.
Tracey Jennings has been named senior vice president and group account director at GlobalHue, working with the agency’s Walmart account. Jennings was previously vice president at Liquid Soul.
Marketing agency Landis Communications has made three hires, naming Sean Dowdall general manager and chief marketing officer, David Cumpston director of client services and Eric Steckel digital media strategist. Dowdall joins from Rabobank and Steckel from BARS+TONE, while Cumpston was a freelancer.
Mark Hollinger, chief executive officer and president and Discovery Networks International, is stepping down from his position effective in June. Hollinger has been with the company since 1991. The company’s board will begin a search for his replacement soon.
Former “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria and current “The X Factor ” host Mario Lopez have been named co-hosts of this year’s National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards, which will air on MSNBC on Sept. 27. Longoria is also an executive producer of the special.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has made a pair of additions, naming Rose French education enterprise writer and Brad Schrade an investigative reporter. French and Schrade, who are married, were previously at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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- Pam Hamlin rises to global president at Arnold Worldwide
- Five join TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York
- Crispin Porter + Bogusky CCO Rob Reilly exits
- Chris Newton and Eran Aloni join marketing company Influitive
- Jennifer Sabatelle rises to SVP of communications at CBS Sports
- Ozzie Martinez becomes VP of news and standards at Telemundo
- Alisa Carroll becomes editor at San Francisco Cottages & Gardens
- Christopher J.W. Oswald joins Direct Marketing Association
- Rachel Maddow becomes columnist at The Washington Post
- Nick Jonas returning to guest on CBS's 'Hawaii Five-0'
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