February 15, 2017
TBWA\Chiat\Day has promoted Renato Fernandez to chief creative officer in its Los Angeles office, replacing Brent Anderson, who is now chief creative officer at TBWA\Media Arts Lab. Fernandez had been executive creative director.
Havas New York has named Dan Goldstein chief strategy officer, reporting to chief executive officer Laura Maness. Goldstein previously held the same position at the consultancy db5, which he co-founded.
Karyn Martin has been promoted to partner at 451 Marketing, effective immediately. Martin had been executive vice president of public relations at the agency.
Fred Cunha has been taken on more responsibility at the TV advertising technology company Extreme Reach, becoming vice president of video ad network and support. He had been vice president of video ad network.
Production company ITV America has named David George president, reporting to chief executive officer Brent Montgomery. George is the former chief executive officer at Leftfield Entertainment, which ITV America acquired.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will star in BBC One’s upcoming “The Child In Time,” which will air in the U.S. on PBS’s “Masterpiece.” The “Sherlock” star will also executive produce the project, based on the Ian McEwan novel.
ABC has added Matt Oberg to the cast of its comedy pilot “Household Name,” which stars Carol Burnett. Oberg most recently appeared on “The Real O’Neals.”
Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos is set to appear on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday. He will appear as the opening guest, with Leah Remini, Jack Kingston, Jeremy Scahill and Larry Wilmore appearing later.
Actor Matthew Lillard has joined the cast of NBC’s drama pilot “Good Girls,” playing the husband of Kathleen Rose Perkins’s character. Lillard’s most recent TV role was on “Halt and Catch Fire.”
Sophina Brown has joined the cast of CBS’s summer drama “Zoo” for its third season, playing the chief executive of a pharmaceutical company in a recurring role. Brown previously appeared in “Numb3rs.”
Anthony Marquez, Los Angeles bureau chief at the Associated Press, died last week at age 55 following a battle with cancer. Marquez worked for the AP for four years out of college before returning in 2000. In between he worked for a handful of newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area.
Jeffrey Neumann has been named chief engineer of the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau, replacing the departed Alison Neplokh. Neumann has worked in the engineering division of the FCC since 2003.
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