February 21, 2017
Michael Paull has been named chief executive officer at BAMTech, a video streaming company owned by Major League Baseball, Disney and the National Hockey League. Paull joins from Amazon, where he was vice president of digital video.
Fox News has brought in oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel as a contributor, working with both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Emanuel also works as an op-ed contributor at The New York Times.
Alex Meraz has joined the cast of WGN America’s drama pilot “Scalped,” based on a DC/Vertigo comic. Meraz’s most recent TV appearance was on the miniseries “New Worlds.”
Actor Tim Robbins has joined the cast of HBO’s untitled drama from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball, about a multi-racial family. Robbins joins Holly Hunter in the cast.
Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel’s “Bulls and Bears,” died recently at age 55 after a battle with cancer. In a tribute, the network’s Neil Cavuto said, “Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit. She democratized dollars and just made sense.”
Starcom has named Ian Loon managing director in its Singapore office, taking over the departed Patricia Goh. Loon was previously head of digital business transformation for Publicis Media’s APAC region.
Toby Barlow, chief creative officer at the Ford-dedicated agency Global Team Blue, has left the agency after more than 10 years. There’s no word yet on what Barlow will do next or who will replace him.
Talking Points Memo has brought in Alice Ollstein as a reporter, covering Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, the White House and national politics. Ollstein previously wrote for ThinkProgress.
Marketing technology company Tapad has named Steffen Svartberg Kristiansen head of Nordic operations, effective immediately. Svartberg Kristiansen was previously at the digital media company Adform.
Richard Schickel, a longtime film critic for magazines including Life and Time, died over the weekend at age 84 of complications from dementia. Schickel was also an accomplished author, writing 37 books, and he wrote and/or directed more than 30 documentaries.
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