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Tiny Hero Sets Disney & Universal Veteran Ted Tobin As EVP Theatrical Marketing

Up and coming entertainment marketing agency Tiny Hero announced today that Disney and Universal vet Ted Tobin is joining their expanding Theatrical Division as EVP Theatrical Marketing. Tobin previously was the founding creative director of Disney's in-house creative advertising agency. While there, he collaborated on big banner theatrical campaigns including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther and A… Read

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Epic Pictures Co-Founder Shaked Berenson To Exit

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EXCLUSIVE: Shaked Berenson, co-founder with Patrick Ewald of indie producer-financier-distributor Epic Pictures, is exiting the company. Berenson had produced and executive produced more than 30 films in the tie-up since it was founded in 2007. Epic confirmed Berenson’s departure, which comes as the company recently launched Dread Central Presents, its new horror label, following the acquisition of horror news and lifestyle site Dread Central Media. Its first production… Read

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Bad Robot Hires Carlos Williams As Head Of Business Operations For TV Division

Amid a ramp-up at the TV division of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot under head Ben Stephenson, the unit has brought in former A&E and Warner Bros. TV executive Carlos Williams as Head of Business Operations, Television. In the newly created position, Williams will provide oversight of the business directly related to Bad Robot's television programming and assist in establishing operational guidelines and strategy for the division. He will report to Bad Robot Head of Television… Read

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Ex-WME Agent Elia Infascelli Tapped As Spyscape President

EXCLUSIVE: Elia Infascelli has been appointed president of Spyscape, the experiential company focused on the world of secret intelligence. The brand earlier this year opened its first brick-and-mortar destination, an interactive museum and experience in Manhattan. Infascelli spent 15 years at WME | IMG, where he helped integrate the WME-owned ad agency Droga5 and WME | IMG internal marketing groups within the agency and its corporate clients; he also was involved in… Read

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George Cabico Joins The Lippin Group As Senior Vice President

Veteran communications executive George Cabico has joined The Lippin Group as Senior Vice President. Based in Los Angeles, Cabico will work across the company's television and corporate entertainment client roster. The announcement was made today by the firm's Chairman and CEO Dick Lippin, to whom Cabico reports. Cabico most recently led consumer publicity and trade communications at Amazon Studios. While helping ramp up the Originals publicity team, he spearheaded a… Read

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Tyler Perry Studios Names Michelle Sneed President Of Production & Development

Veteran TV and film production executive Michelle Sneed is returning to Tyler Perry Studios as President of Production and Development. She’ll take over the position from Ozzie Areu, who stepped down in January to launch Areu Brothers studio, with his brother Will. Sneed has spent the majority of her 12-year career in both scripted and unscripted television. Most recently, Sneed served as Director of Physical Production with Viacom’s BET Networks, from 2015 to 2018… Read

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Paramount Hires Universal Veteran Michelle Hagen As EVP Worldwide Promotions

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Paramount Pictures has hired Michelle Hagen as EVP Worldwide Promotions, a position within the movie studio’s recenlty revamped marketing division. She arrives from NBCUniversal, where she worked for more than a decade as a senior executive in retail development and global partnership marketing. In her new role, which begins today, she will oversee the design and creation of global partnerships in support of Paramount’s worldwide theatrical releases, with a focus… Read

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Netflix CFO David Wells Exiting

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Netflix said Monday that Chief Financial Officer David Wells plans to step down after helping the company choose his successor. Wells has served as Netflix’s CFO since 2010, during a transformative time for the streaming service that has emerged as an entertainment powerhouse. Wells says he intends to stay until his successor takes the role to ensure a smooth transition, then will focus on philanthropy. "After discussing my desire to make a change with Reed [Hastings… Read

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IDW Entertainment President David Ozer Exiting

IDW Entertainment president David Ozer is stepping down. His exit was announced Friday by Kerry McCluggage, CEO of IDW Entertainment parent company IDW Media Holdings, who says Ozer will be leaving the company to become an independent producer. "David has been with IDW Entertainment from the beginning and, along with his team, helped build IDW Entertainment into a thriving independent production company and we wish him well in his future endeavors," said McCluggage in a… Read

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New Univision CEO Updates Investors On Dish Talks, Rebuilding Effort

Vince Sadusky, who replaced Randy Falco two months ago as CEO of Univision, briefed investors on his efforts to rejuvenate the Hispanic media giant in his first earnings conference call in his new role. The first extended public comments by the CEO, who is familiar with the U.S. Hispanic space from a prior stint as an executive at rival Telemundo, offered a directional snapshot of the company. While it is privately held, Univision releases quarterly results and holds… Read

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AMPAS Re-Elects John Bailey As President For A Second Term

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John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night by the organization's board of governors. Bailey, elected tonight to his second term, was the first cinematographer to hold the position of Academy president when he was elected last year, replacing the termed-out Cheryl Boone Isaacs. His credits include Ordinary People, American Gigolo, The Big Chil, Groundhog Day, As Good as It Gets and A Walk in the Woods. Also… Read

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Miramax Television Taps Sam Bramhall As EVP Business Affairs, Caitlin Foito As SVP Development

Miramax’s President of Television Lauren Whitney is building up her team with the hires of veteran executives Sam Bramhall and Caitlin Foito. Bramhall, who comes from Marvel Television, has been named EVP of Television Business Affairs, while ABC Studios’ Foito has been tapped as  SVP of Development. The expansion of Miramax’s TV operations is part of the ongoing reorganization led by Miramax CEO Bill Block with the goal of ramping up film and TV production to bolster the… Read