Quibi Names Former Fox Broadcasting Executive Craig Kurland Head of Business Affairs

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Quibi, the billion dollar mobile video startup from Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has hired former Fox Broadcast Company executive Craig Kurland as its head of affairs. Kurland will report to Katzenberg.

During his time at Fox Broadcast Company, Kurland served as EVP of business affairs. Prior to working at Fox, the industry exec served as SVP of 20th Century Fox Television and SVP of broadcast network and studio business affairs for NBCUniversal Television.

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Kurland, who started at Quibi last week, joins a team of industry veterans which have been tapped from companies, including Hulu, The Hollywood Reporter and WarnerMedia.The growing roster includes former Hulu executives Tim Connolly and Jim O’Gorman, who now serve as head of partnerships and SVP of talent, respectively; Diane Nelson, former president of DC Entertainment and current head of operations at Quibi; and former Hollywood Reporter co-president Janice Min, who was hired by Quibi back in September as a content executive.

Founded by Katzenberg and Whitman, Quibi closed a $1 billion round of funding in August from big-name investors such as 21st Century Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Viacom and WarnerMedia.

The service, which will focus on producing and distributing short-form content, is expected to have a two-tier pricing model: an $8 per month option that doesn’t include advertising, and a $5 per month tier that has limited ads. Katzenberg is expected to launch the streaming platform in either late 2019 or early 2020.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Taps Former Hulu Execs Tim Connolly, Jim O’Gorman

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Tim Connolly and Jim O’Gorman, two former Hulu executives, have found a new home at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s billion-dollar video upstart Quibi.

Connolly, who previously served as the senior vice president of partnership and distribution at Hulu, joins Quibi as its head of partnerships and advertising. In the new role, the former VP will manage business relationships with all the company’s partners, including its subscriber acquisition, advertiser, technology and promotional partners. Connolly had left Hulu this summer as part of a reorganization at the company.

Formerly the senior vice president of talent and organizations at Hulu, O’Gorman will carry the same role at Quibi. During his time at Hulu, O’Gorman led all aspects of talent management, recruitment, organizational development, internal communications, human resource operations and facilities.

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The news follows the hiring of Diane Nelson, former president of DC Entertainment, as the head of operations for content for Quibi. The three join former The Hollywood Reporter co-president Janice Min, who was hired back in September as a content executive.

Founded by Katzenberg and headed by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi closed a $1-billion round of funding in August from big-name investors such as 21st Century Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Viacom and WarnerMedia.

“It is exciting to see Hollywood embracing this new technology distribution platform built for the way we watch today,” Katzenberg said during the funding announcement. “NewTV will access the best talent and intellectual property for this next era in entertainment. We are already seeing tremendous interest from Hollywood’s top talent.”

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The service will have a two-tier pricing model: an $8-per-month option that doesn’t include advertising and a $5-per-month tier that has limited ads. Katzenberg is expected to launch the service in either late 2019 or early 2020.

Connolly and O’Gorman declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

This story was first reported by Variety. 

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Jeffery Katzenberg’s NewTV Taps Former Hollywood Reporter Exec Janice Min

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Janice Min, the former co-president and chief creative officer of the Hollywood Reporter, is joining Jeffery Katzenberg’s mobile video startup, New TV. While the new position has yet to be announced by the company, Min shared her hire on Tuesday via a Twitter post.

“Some news: I’m officially joining @megwhitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new venture on Monday,” she wrote. “So YES – you can assume there will be news programming (Hollywood, political and more) on the platform. Stay tuned…”

Since leaving the Hollywood Reporter in 2017, Min has spent her time working as a consultant for Valence Media and, most recently,  NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. Now she will take her expertise to help with the launch of New TV, an upcoming video service that will focus on acquiring and producing premium short-form content.

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Founded by Katzenberg and headed by former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, the startup has already raised $1 billion from big-name investors such as 21st Century Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and Warner Media.

“It is exciting to see Hollywood embracing this new technology distribution platform built for the way we watch today,” Katzenberg said during the funding announcement. “NewTV will access the best talent and intellectual property for this next era in entertainment. We are already seeing tremendous interest from Hollywood’s top talent.”

The service will have a two-tier pricing model: an $8 per month option that doesn’t include advertising and a $5 per month priced tier that has limited ads. Katzenberg is expected to launch the service either late 2019 or early 2020.

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Hollywood ‘Paralyzed’ and ‘in Shock’ Day After Hillary Clinton’s Loss

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When Hillary Clinton launched her second run for the White House last year, Hollywood delivered a unified front. The entertainment industry ponied up a large chunk of the estimated billion dollars Clinton spent on her campaign, while giving her its buzzy stamp of approval in the form of endless celebrity endorsements — a list that included such heavy-hitters as Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and Harvey Weinstein.

While her Tuesday defeat to Donald Trump, a real-estate developer-turned reality TV star with no political experience, is still reverberating around the globe, its sting is perhaps no better felt than in and around the Thirty-Mile Zone.

“I’m paralyzed,” Democratic strategist and Clinton supporter, Donna Bojarsky told TheWrap. “Everyone is in shock.”

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Hollywood viewing  parties, which kicked off with a celebratory mood on Tuesday evening, soon turned into wakes.

“Nobody touched the food,” David Schneiderman, the co-owner and founder of Seismic Productions and a prominent Clinton supporter, told TheWrap. “Everybody was numb. I had a friend calling me crying like there was a death in the family.”

The impact of Tuesday’s election results was felt on studio lots too. Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures — arguably the most iconic landmark in the business — was stone silent on Wednesday.

One individual on the lot said there were “four different projects shooting, and you can hear a pin drop. The only time you hear anything is when cameras are rolling.”

Movie execs who asked not to be named told TheWrap on Wednesday that the mood on at least two other major studios was “somber.”

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Another studio executive who wished to remain anonymous said he was worried “the elimination of marriage equality and adoption rights.”

Others expressed concern about Hollywood’s production assistants, freelancers and independent writer and producers who depend on Obamacare for their health insurance.

“If they lose their healthcare, what can California do to offer an alternative option?” one studio marketing executive asked.

Perhaps no one is feeling Tuesday’s aftershocks more than Hollywood’s Muslim community, whose despair quickly turned to crippling fear.

“I’m scared,” actor Rizwan Manji, best known for playing Rajiv in the now-canceled NBC series “Outsourced,” said, adding that he was worried for his 7-year-old daughter, who refused to believe him when he told her Trump had won.

“It’s partly my fault,” he said. “The things we said about Donald Trump, she has taken it all in. We can rationalize this. But a 7-year-old cannot. All she’s known in her lifetime is a black president.”

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His friends are already posting warnings from family members on social media, asking loved ones to refrain from wearing a hijab, a veil traditionally worn by Muslim women.

“I have a Muslim friend who is a gay,” he said. “His mother pleaded with him to shave his beard.”

Even those who started out as ardent Bernie Sanders supporters say they’re at a loss.

“I’m trying not to throw up,” Mimi Kennedy, star of CBS comedy “Mom,” told TheWrap. “All my friends are in shock and crying.”

Meriah Doty and Matt Donnelly contributed to this report. 

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167 Hollywood Stars for Hillary Clinton (List)

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Hillary Clinton has by far the most celebrity endorsements of any presidential candidate in 2016 — a list that includes recent Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Welcome to another edition of Voting With the Stars, TheWrap’s breakdown of who in Hollywood is voting for each of the remaining presidential candidates. We’ve assembled our master list of who supports who by scouring public statements, social media posts, news reports, and campaign contributions.

Of course, people change their minds, so we’ll update our list as candidates gain — or lose — celebrity endorsements. (For other candidates’ supporters, click here. In fact, you may want to save that link, because the list of endorsements includes more than 200 stars, power brokers, and rich folks — and we’re adding to it every day.)

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Clinton’s list of names is longer than any other candidate’s — a testament both to many celebrities’ satisfaction with her policies, and her decades of networking and winning supporters as Secretary of State, a New York senator, and as first lady.

Unsurprisingly in famously liberal Hollywood, Democrats have more celebrity supporters than Republicans — at least yong those willing to publicly talk politics. (Some Republicans, fearing ostracism or just awkward conversation, keep their politics close to the vest.)

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Clinton’s supporters range from long-established liberals like Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenenberg, as well as an eclectic mix of young stars including Katy Perry, Waka Flocka, Ariana Grande, and America Ferrera.

That’s right: Clinton has America’s vote. Oh, and also Larry Flynt’s, Matt Damon‘s, and Lena Dunham‘s.

Here’s the list of Hillary Clinton supporters:

George and Amal Clooney

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

America Ferrera

Robert DeNiro

Ari Emanuel

Jane Fonda

Abby Wambach

Dustin Hoffman

Drew Barrymore

Connie Britton

Matt Damon

Cher

Beyoncé

Debra Messing

Ellen Pompeo

Jessica Alba 

Bryan Lourd

Larry Flynt

Ellen DeGeneres

Harvey Weinstein

Beth Behrs

Estelle

Karl Lagerfeld 

Carole King

Tig Notari

Cyndi Lauper

John Leguizamo

Padma Lakshmi 

Guillermo Diaz 

Lena Dunham

Lady Gaga

Ted Danson

Gideon Raff

Ben Harper 

Adam Shankman

Russell Simmons 

Tony Goldwyn

Bellamy Young

Orlando Bloom

Maria Bamford

Jamie Foxx

Anna Wintour

Lukas Haas

Chuck Lorre

Meg Ryan

Salma Hayek

Cristela Alonzo

Candice Bergen

Mary J. Blige 

Sally Field

Martha Stewart 

Craig Newmark

Viola Davis

Pharrell Williams

Candis Cayne 

Vera Wang

Tom Hanks 

Octavia Spencer

Britney Spears

Zach Braff

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Larry Flynt

Lindsay Lohan

Jeffrey Wright

Tony Bennett 

Johnny Galecki

Magic Johnson

Abbi Jacobson

Katy Perry

Kerry Washington

Olivia Wilde

Lori McCreary

John Legend

K. Michelle 

Ne-Yo

Julianne Moore

Josh Peck

Eva Langoria

Amy Schumer 

Anne Hathaway

Jim Parsons 

Demi Lovato

50 Cent

Cybill Shepherd

Jamie Lee Curtis

Michael Kors

Amber Tamblyn

Rosie O’Donnell

Amy Poehler

Jemima Kirke

Katy Perry

Gina Rodriguez

Mary Steenburgen

Shonda Rhimes

Constance Wu

Natasha Leggero

Zoe Kazan

Tracy Anderson

Shannon Woodward

Katie Lowes

Sting

Uzo Aduba

J.J. Abrams

Steven Spielberg

Jeffery Katzenberg

Jon Bon Jovi 

Ilana Glazer

RuPaul

Haim and Cheryl Saban

Kat Dennings

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jennifer Lopez

Dascha Polanco

Leonardo DiCaprio

 Rob Friedman

Snoop Dogg

Waka Flocka 

Ariana Grande

L.A. Reid

Kelly Clarkson

Ja Rule

Katie Holmes

Reese Witherspoon

Stevie Wonder 

Tobey Maguire

Kate Walsh

Diane Kruger

Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner

Richard Gere

Bradley Whitford

Quincy Jones

Barbra Streisand

Dakota Fanning

Marc Anthony

Bryan Cranston

Jesse Eisenberg

Chris Colfer

Retta

Elizabeth Banks

Sean Astin

Howard Stern

Alex Rodriguez

Usher

Greg Berlanti

Steven Bochco

Antonio Villaraigosa

Amanda de Cadenet

Lee Daniels

Howard Gordon

Rob Reiner 

Andrew Rannells 

Jemima Kirke

Christina Aguilera 

Kate Hudson

Chris Silbermann

Elton John

Andra Day

Kendall Jenner 

Ricky Martin 

Michael Douglas 

Will Ferrell

Morgan Freeman

Sean Penn

Who are you voting for?

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