Fox 21 Television Studios Promotes Nissa Diederich to Run Production

Fox 21 Television Studios has promoted production executive Nissa Diederich to Executive Vice President of Production.

President of Production Bert Salke, who Diederich will report to, announced her expanded role Tuesday, which will include oversight of all production matters on series including “American Crime Story,” “Homeland,” Queen of the South,” “Genius” and “The Chi,” as well as the upcoming “Pose,” “Mayans, “The Politician” and “Ratched.”

She will also continue to helm productions of 20th Century Fox TV’s Ryan Murphy series “American Horror Story” and “9-1-1.”

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The new VP will work closely with the studio’s showrunners on securing stages and locations, hiring crew, managing budgets and supervising projects from pre- to postproduction.

“Nissa has overseen some incredibly ambitious productions, from seasons of ‘Homeland’ overseas in South Africa and Berlin and ‘Genius’ in Budapest, to the multiple series of the prolific Ryan Murphy, and she is beloved by creators and executives alike,” Salke said. “She has been enormously helpful to Mark Pearson and me as we’ve grown the Fox 21 TVS business, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have such a seasoned pro in this vital role.”

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Below is Diederich’s full bio, per Fox 21 Television Studios:

Diederich joined the former Fox Television Studios twenty years ago as a Manager of Production Finance, rising through the ranks to oversee all aspects of production finance for primetime network, cable, international and alternative television production for FOX Television Studios, Fox World Productions, Regency Television and The Greenblatt Janollari Studio. Most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Production at both Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television before that, Diederich oversaw the productions of Ryan Murphy’s “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” and Feud,” Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy” and upcoming “Mayans,” and Alex Gansa’s “Homeland.”

Diederich is a graduate of University of Southern California with a BS in Communications & Social Sciences.

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Fox 21 Television Studios has promoted production executive Nissa Diederich to Executive Vice President of Production.

President of Production Bert Salke, who Diederich will report to, announced her expanded role Tuesday, which will include oversight of all production matters on series including “American Crime Story,” “Homeland,” Queen of the South,” “Genius” and “The Chi,” as well as the upcoming “Pose,” “Mayans, “The Politician” and “Ratched.”

She will also continue to helm productions of 20th Century Fox TV’s Ryan Murphy series “American Horror Story” and “9-1-1.”

The new VP will work closely with the studio’s showrunners on securing stages and locations, hiring crew, managing budgets and supervising projects from pre- to postproduction.

“Nissa has overseen some incredibly ambitious productions, from seasons of ‘Homeland’ overseas in South Africa and Berlin and ‘Genius’ in Budapest, to the multiple series of the prolific Ryan Murphy, and she is beloved by creators and executives alike,” Salke said. “She has been enormously helpful to Mark Pearson and me as we’ve grown the Fox 21 TVS business, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have such a seasoned pro in this vital role.”

Below is Diederich’s full bio, per Fox 21 Television Studios:

Diederich joined the former Fox Television Studios twenty years ago as a Manager of Production Finance, rising through the ranks to oversee all aspects of production finance for primetime network, cable, international and alternative television production for FOX Television Studios, Fox World Productions, Regency Television and The Greenblatt Janollari Studio. Most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Production at both Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television before that, Diederich oversaw the productions of Ryan Murphy’s “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” and Feud,” Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy” and upcoming “Mayans,” and Alex Gansa’s “Homeland.”

Diederich is a graduate of University of Southern California with a BS in Communications & Social Sciences.

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YouTube Ran Ads From 20th Century Fox Film, Other Top Brands on White Supremacist Channels

Ads for hundreds of companies and organizations, including 20th Century Fox Film, Netflix, Amazon, Adidas, Facebook and Under Armour, have appeared on YouTube channels belonging to Nazis, white nationalists and other extremists, according to a CNN study.

Ads for more than 300 companies and organizations ran on extremist-produced content, including U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Transportation and Centers for Disease Control. According to CNN, most those that responded to requests for comment said the placements happened without their knowledge, and that they were conducting investigations to find out why.

YouTube told CNN in a statement that it has “partnered with our advertisers to make significant changes to how we approach monetization on YouTube with stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency.”

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“When we find that ads mistakenly ran against content that doesn’t comply with our policies, we immediately remove those ads,” the statement continued. “We know that even when videos meet our advertiser friendly guidelines, not all videos will be appropriate for all brands. But we are committed to working with our advertisers and getting this right.”

YouTube did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

According to CNN, ads for 20th Century Fox Film appeared on a Nazi YouTube channel that has since been deleted for violating the platform’s rules against spreading hate speech. “YouTube has once again failed to correctly filter channels out of our marketing buys,” a 20th Century Fox Film spokesperson told CNN.

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Under Armour, whose commercials ran on another white nationalist channel, says the ad placement happened despite “values-led guidelines in place.” The company told CNN that it is pausing ad-buys on YouTube until the problem is fixed.

“We have strong values-led guidelines in place and are working with YouTube to understand how this could have slipped through the guardrails. We take these matters very seriously and are working to rectify this immediately,” Under Armour said in a statement to CNN.

Amazon, Facebook and Netflix also provided statements to CNN emphasizing that the ad placements were accidents and that they are working with Google to find out what happened.

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This isn’t the first time YouTube has had an issue with ads appearing on channels promoting extremist views and hate speech. In March last year, an investigation by the Times of London found that content from brands like McDonalds, Disney and L’Oreal appeared as mid-roll or banner ads on extremist videos.

Earlier this year, YouTube changed the requirements for channels to earn money from advertising as part of an effort to “prevent potentially inappropriate videos from monetizing.”

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Ads for more than 300 companies and organizations ran on extremist-produced content, including U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Transportation and Centers for Disease Control. According to CNN, most those that responded to requests for comment said the placements happened without their knowledge, and that they were conducting investigations to find out why.

YouTube told CNN in a statement that it has “partnered with our advertisers to make significant changes to how we approach monetization on YouTube with stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency.”

“When we find that ads mistakenly ran against content that doesn’t comply with our policies, we immediately remove those ads,” the statement continued. “We know that even when videos meet our advertiser friendly guidelines, not all videos will be appropriate for all brands. But we are committed to working with our advertisers and getting this right.”

YouTube did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

According to CNN, ads for 20th Century Fox Film appeared on a Nazi YouTube channel that has since been deleted for violating the platform’s rules against spreading hate speech. “YouTube has once again failed to correctly filter channels out of our marketing buys,” a 20th Century Fox Film spokesperson told CNN.

Under Armour, whose commercials ran on another white nationalist channel, says the ad placement happened despite “values-led guidelines in place.” The company told CNN that it is pausing ad-buys on YouTube until the problem is fixed.

“We have strong values-led guidelines in place and are working with YouTube to understand how this could have slipped through the guardrails. We take these matters very seriously and are working to rectify this immediately,” Under Armour said in a statement to CNN.

Amazon, Facebook and Netflix also provided statements to CNN emphasizing that the ad placements were accidents and that they are working with Google to find out what happened.

This isn’t the first time YouTube has had an issue with ads appearing on channels promoting extremist views and hate speech. In March last year, an investigation by the Times of London found that content from brands like McDonalds, Disney and L’Oreal appeared as mid-roll or banner ads on extremist videos.

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‘Deadpool 2’ Final Trailer Trolls DC Universe and Introduces Your New Favorite Hero, Peter (Video)

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Billed as the final trailer for the upcoming 20th Century Fox sequel, this few minutes of footage trolls the rival DC Universe and mocks Josh Brolin’s double-duty as Thanos in the “Avengers” films and Cable in the “Deadpool” ones.

Yeah, that makes for two bad guys in two Marvel movies.

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In case you haven’t read it, here is the official logline for the Ryan Reynolds movie — it’s wonderful:

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Watch the trailer above.

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Yeah, that makes for two bad guys in two Marvel movies.

The Thursday morning release also introduces viewers to their new favorite (wildly unqualified) superhero, Peter. He’s pictured above, and he’s the best.

In case you haven’t read it, here is the official logline for the Ryan Reynolds movie — it’s wonderful:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Watch the trailer above.

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