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Daily Archives : Jul 30, 2019

Two Famous Hollywood PR Companies Merge

Two well-known public relations and marketing firms have made the decision to merge into one agency. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rogers & Cowan and PMK*BNC are merging. “The combined entity, which has yet to be named, will be led…

Cable Highlights From Summer TCA

Coming off a record number of Emmy nominations, HBO was one of a number of cablers and streamers to preview their upcoming programming in the first week of the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Others included A+E Networks, National…

Millions at Stake After Court Rules Katy Perry Hit Was Plagiarized

After singer Katy Perry was found liable in a plagiarism case involving her hit song “Dark Horse,” the penalty phase opened Tuesday with millions at stake for the pop star. The AP reports that the creators of a Christian rap…

Cause of Death Released for Disney Channel Star

A report released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner reveals that the death of Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce was caused by epilepsy, confirming what had been widely suspected. As we reported previously, Boyce, who appeared on Disney…

Former BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee Joins Board of Major Media Company

“Debra Lee, who last year stepped down as chairman and CEO of BET Networks after a three-decade career at the Viacom brand, has been added to the board of directors at AT&T,” Deadline reports. “She becomes the first media-tied name…

Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart Are Hit With Lawsuit

Daytime TV icon Ellen DeGeneres and mega-retailer Walmart have been hit with a lawsuit filed by a New York artist who’s unhappy with their use of his design. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the artist, Julian Rivera, filed the copyright…

FX Orders Limited Series

FX announced a greenlight today for a new limited series, which will star “House of Cards” actress Kate Mara. “A Teacher,” a 10-episode limited series, is based on Hannah Fidell’s feature film of the same name. “‘A Teacher’ explores the…

New Showrunner for ABC Sitcom

A popular ABC comedy series that has seen its share of showrunner changes has just had another one. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that “black-ish” has undergone a change at the top. “Showrunners Jonathan Groff and Kenny Smith have…

Fox Sports Takes Wraps Off Full On-Air Lineup for NFL Season

Fox Sports unveiled its full roster of broadcasters for the 2019 NFL season, including the NFL’s longest-tenured duo, lead announcer and play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman. Buck and Aikman return for their…

ABC News Brings Back Key Exec

An executive who began her broadcast career with ABC News is returning to the fold. Deadline reports that the division hired Marie Nelson as senior vice president, integrated content strategy. ABC News President James Goldston announced the hire Tuesday in…