Netflix: Lisa Nishimura Moves To Film Group, Brandon Riegg Gets Comedy Oversight In Restructuring

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After recently consolidating its original series/specials operation into English-language originals under VP Cindy Holland and non-English-language ones under Bela Bajaria, Netflix continues to streamline its executive ranks with new responsibilities f…

Rob Silverstein Out, Maureen FitzPatrick In As Executive Producer Of ‘Access’ & ‘Access Live’

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Veteran TV executive Maureen FitzPatrick has been tapped as executive producer of the nationally syndicated and Emmy-nominated daily entertainment news program Access, and daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show Access Live, both distrib…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Plays Nice With Apple (“Great Company”) As New Streaming War Looms

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“Our success doesn’t determine their success,” Reed Hastings said Monday about the increased competition for Netflix in cable and from other streamers, both current and to come. “We will make this a better industry if we have better competitors,” he CE…

‘Full Frontal’ And ‘Russian Doll’ Producer Jax Media Launches Film Division, Taps John Hodges To Run It

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John Hodges, one of the founders of A24 who exited soon after the indie studio’s Moonlight won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017, has found a new gig. Jax Media, the TV production company behind TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Netflix&#82…

HBO Distribution Exec Bernadette Aulestia Exiting Amid WarnerMedia Shifts

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As WarnerMedia’s overhaul of its portfolio continues, veteran HBO executive Bernadette Aulestia is exiting her post as president of global distribution.
A network rep, confirming reports about Aulestia’s departure, underscored that she plan…

MoviePass Parent Company’s CFO Resigns To Take Another Job

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Stuart Benson, CFO and Secretary of MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics, has resigned to take another job.
The move was disclosed this morning in an SEC filing, which did not identify Benson’s new employment opportunity. “The com…

More Unfriending At Facebook As Product Chief And Head Of WhatsApp Exit

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Facebook’s time of transition, a seemingly unending phase since last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal segued to a host of other corporate issues, is continuing with the exits of product chief Chris Cox and WhatsApp head Chris Daniels.
Wil…

YouTube Founders, Once TV Pariahs, To Get Emmys For Lifetime Achievement

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Chad Hurley and Steven Shih Chen, two former PayPal colleagues who co-founded YouTube in 2005, were once so reviled in traditional-media circles that their company elicited a billion-dollar lawsuit by Viacom.
Today, they were named as recipients of Emm…

MGM Vet Cheryl Rodman Joins Spyglass Media Group As Chief Legal Officer

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Spyglass Media Group, the independent production and distribution outfit launched this week by Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment, has tapped Barber’s former MGM colleague, Cheryl Rodman, as its Chief Legal Officer.
She will oversee legal matt…

Lantern Entertainment And Gary Barber Launch Spyglass Media Group, A New Home For Former Weinstein Co. Assets

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Former MGM CEO and Spyglass principal Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment have joined forces to form Spyglass Media Group, an independent outfit, which will blend new film and TV projects with the Weinstein Co. assets.
Strategic investors include Eag…

New Turner Sports Boss Jeff Zucker On Expanded WarnerMedia Purview: “News And Sports Are Very Much The Same”

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A little more than a week after taking the reins at Turner Sports and adding it to his oversight of CNN and other news holdings at WarnerMedia, Jeff Zucker said his restructured mandate won’t change his approach to programming.
“I actually …

CBS Acting CEO Joe Ianniello On NFL Rights, Pay-TV Carriage And Streaming Growth: “We Don’t Call It Churn; We Call It Pausing”

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CBS acting CEO Joe Ianniello said two-thirds of subscribers to CBS All Access are paying an extra $4 a month for the ad-free version of the app.
The company hasn’t broken out each of its SVOD properties — All Access and Showtime — but…

Universal Names Longtime Fox Creative Exec Matt Reilly To Executive Vice President Post

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EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has hired Matt Reilly as Executive Vice President, Production Development. Reilly becomes the latest film production executive to leave the Fox lot as the studio prepares to be absorbed by Disney.
Reilly spent the past six…

WarnerMedia Boss John Stankey Saw Pay Rise 64% In 2018 To $16.6M; AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Steady At $29.1M

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John Stankey, who is restructuring WarnerMedia after an extended legal fight with the government over AT&T’s $81 billion acquisition of its assets, was well-compensated for his efforts in 2018, with his total pay package rising 64% to $16.6 m…