The CW Ups Paul Hewitt To EVP Communications

Communications veteran Paul Hewitt has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Communications, The CW, from his previous SVP role. The announcement was made today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, to whom he will continue to report.
Hewitt will continue to oversee all communications strategies, media relations, program publicity, corporate communications, photo publicity and talent relations for The CW, as well as all internal communications.
Hewitt has worked his…

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TV Publicity Vet Paul Hewitt Promoted at the CW

Paul Hewitt has been promoted at the CW, taking on the title of executive vice president of communications. The announcement was made Wednesday by CW president Mark Pedowitz to whom Hewitt will continue to report. In his new elevated role, Hewitt will continue to oversee all communications strategies, media relations, program publicity, corporate communications, photo publicity… Read more »

SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Anchors Poke Fun at Bernie Supporters

Although Hillary Clinton is the official Democratic candidate for presidency, Bernie Sanders supporters are still making noise in Philadelphia. In a “Today” show segment, “Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che went to the Democratic National Convention to see where Sanders supporters fans stand at the moment. “You want people to listen to you… Read more »

Amazon Picks Up ‘The Last Tycoon’ with Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer

Amazon has ordered Sony’s “The Last Tycoon” to series. As first reported by Deadline, the TV adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished 1930s-set final novel will star Matt Bomer as young film exec Monroe Stahr and Kelsey Grammer as his mentor—and soon-to-be enemy—Pat Brady. Rosemarie DeWitt will play Rose Brady, Pat’s possibly two-timing wife, with… Read more »

Netflix Orders Motown-Inspired Animated Kids Series; Smokey Robinson To Produce

Netflix is building a franchise of children’s animated series created around popular music classics. Beat Bugs, which features Beatles songs performed by current artists, will be joined by an untitled series that will give similar treatment to the Motown catalog, with Smokey Robinson serving as executive music producer.
Written and directed by Beat Bugs creator Josh Wakely, the newly picked-up Motown project revolves around 8-year-old Ben, a lovable, funny and slightly…

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Netflix Renews ‘Chelsea’, ‘Lady Dynamite’ & ‘Real Rob’ For Season 2 -TCA

The hardest part about having a show on Netflix is getting a show on Netflix. The Internet network continues to give all of its freshman series second seasons, extending the streak with second-season renewals for Chelsea Handler’s talk show Chelsea, Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz’s comedy series Lady Dynamite starring Maria Bamford and Rob Schneider’s comedy mocumentary Real Rob. All shows will come back with new installments in 2017. Additionally, Netflix has picked up a…

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‘Black Mirror’, ‘One Day At A Time’ & More Get Premiere Dates On Netflix – TCA

Netflix just announced premiere dates for seven more series; Black Mirror, One Day At A Time, Chef’s Table: France, Easy, The Ranch, Lovesick, Beat Bugs and Captive.
The next installment of anthology series Black Mirror premieres globally October 21 at 12:01 AM PT. Its third season, comprised of six episodes, includes San Junipero featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris; Shut Up and Dance with Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an…

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Jennifer Garner To Voice Mama Llama In Netflix Animated Series; ‘Greenhouse’ Tween Series Also Sets Cast – TCA

Jennifer Garner has signed on as the voice of Mama Llama in Netflix’s new original animated preschool series Llama Llama, set for premiere in 2017.
Based on the praised bestselling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, the show tells heart-warming tales about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his family and best friends. Llama and his mother, in particular, share a warm and loving bond — she is…

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