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International Newswire: South Korea’s ‘My Husband Got a Family’ Embraced by Mexico

In today’s International Newswire, Korean format ‘My Husband Got a Family’ scores in Mexico; Sola boards Latino hit animated movie “Space Chicken”; Sony Pictures Television produces ‘Atrapada’ for Mexico’s Imagen TV; and Karlovy Vary extends scope of its East of the West section to include the Middle East.

Which are the most successful format exporting countries in international TV? Few would include South Korea, but just weeks after “The Good Doctor,” based on a Korean format, bowed on ABC to spectacular ratings, another Korean re-version, “Mi marido tiene familia” (My Husband Got a Family), has just slayed the opposition as it bowed out on Mexican giant Televisa’s main Las Estrellas channel. Playing in a 5.30 P.M. time-slot on Sunday, the drama’s average share of 28.7% rated 364% above the competition.

A romantic family comedy, “Mi marido tiene familia” obviously touched a national nerve. Its plot — a thoroughly-modern woman butts heads with her husband’s rediscovered
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Mptf Hosts Star-Studded 11th Annual Evening Before Party

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 16th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 11th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

Stars Attend 11th Annual Evening Before Party

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The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.

“The health and social service needs of our community continue to grow, especially during these last few years. The cost of delivering much-needed care can be overwhelming to Mptf’s resources, which makes events like the Evening Before more important now than ever,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg,
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On This Day: Basquiat, Last Temptation, Cleopatra

on this day in history as it relates to showbiz

30 BC Cleopatra commits suicide, allegedly by purposeful snake bite. I don't remember that scene in Liz Taylor's Cleopatra but it might have been at the four hour mark and t'was possibly asleep

How to honor this day: play with someone's snake. In the absence of a suitable one, wink at someone as saucily as Liz

← 1915 "Of Human Bondage" by W Somerset Maugham published. 19 years later it becomes a movie and marks Bette Davis's ascent to superstar actress

How to honor this day: Let it all out like Bette in that performance that's pure
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Hulu Lands Google Exec Kelly Campbell as Chief Marketing Officer

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Hulu Lands Google Exec Kelly Campbell as Chief Marketing Officer
Hulu has named Kelly Campbell as chief marketing officer, the company announced on Monday. Campbell will oversee Hulu’s overall marketing plans across Svod and Live TV services, along with heading up the marketing, publicity and research divisions. She joins the senior management team for Hulu later in the summer. “Kelly is a respected, data-driven marketing expert who has consistently proven her ability to develop effective strategies and build strong, high-performing teams,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins in a statement. Also Read: 'Handmaid's Tale': Executive Producer Talks Finale Cliffhanger, Season 2 'Surprises' “With her deep background in performance marketing and in building strong connections.
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Hulu Appoints Google Veteran Kelly Campbell as Cmo

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is continuing to build out his c-suite, naming Google Cloud veteran Kelly Campbell as chief marketing officer. 

In her new role, Campbell will be responsible for leading Hulu's marketing strategy across its streaming video and live television services. She will also oversee Hulu's brand and performance marketing, media, content marketing, creative, entertainment publicity and consumer research teams. In addition, Campbell will work with Hulu's technology, distribution, content and product leadership to help it build its subscriber base and grow awareness of its brand and offerings. 

"Kelly is a respected, data-driven marketing expert who has consistently proven her...
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19 Media and Entertainment CEOs Ranked by Likability, From Least to Most (Photos)

19 Media and Entertainment CEOs Ranked by Likability, From Least to Most (Photos)
AOL boss Steve Case, you’ve got hate mail — according to a study by crowd-sourced business insights firm Owler 19. Tim Armstrong, AOL — 44.4/100 18. Charlie Vogt, Imagine Communications — 53.5 /100 17. nm2880042 autoBrian L. Roberts[/link], Comcast — 56.9 /100 16. Richard L. Plepler, HBO — 60.5 / 100 15. Peter Hamilton, Tune — 62.5/100 14. James C. Smith, Thomson Reuters — 66.8/100 13. Thomas Dooley, Viacom — 70.5/100 In November 2016, Bob Bakish was named acting CEO when Dooley stepped down just months after becoming interim chief executive following the ouster of Philippe Dauman. 11. Mike Hopkins, Hulu — 71.5/100 (tie) 11. Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner —...
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Joel Stillerman to join Hulu as chief content officer

AMC and SundanceTV president of original programming and development to start in summer.

After a months-long search, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced today that Joel Stillerman will join the company as chief content officer.

In the newly-created position, Stillerman will be responsible for evolving and driving the overall content strategy for the company, and will oversee Hulu’s content acquisitions, originals development and content partner management teams.

Stillerman will join Hulu’s senior management team this summer and will report directly to Hopkins.

Craig Erwich will maintain his current role as Hulu’s senior vice-president and head of content and increase his focus on the company’s original programming.

Stillerman most recently served as president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, spearheading a slate that included Fear The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Into the Badlands and The Night Manager.

Prior to AMC Networks, he was founder and chairman of Yolo Films and has
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Hulu Wants to Be Your New Netflix, Hiring AMC’s Programming Boss to Help Plan The Attack

Hulu’s ready to go beast mode, and has recruited AMC’s programming chief to help it grow its footprint as one of TV’s key streaming services.

Joel Stillerman, who spent nearly 10 years at AMC Networks – most recently as president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV – has been named Hulu’s first-ever chief content officer.

Stillerman’s mandate? Come up with a content strategy that will grow Hulu’s advertising revenue (don’t forget, unlike Netflix, a good chunk of Hulu’s users see ads) and subscriber growth.

Hulu’s subscriber base was around 12 million last year, and at its upfront presentation last week, the company reported 47 million total unique viewers. But it still has a way to go to catch up to competitors Netflix and Amazon: According to eMarketer, Netflix boasts around 128 million individual users this year, while Amazon has around 85.3 million viewers.

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Hulu Hires AMC’s Joel Stillerman, Exec Behind ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ as Chief Content Officer

Hulu has hired AMC’s Joel Stillerman to be its first chief content officer, the company announced Wednesday. He’ll join the streaming service’s senior management team, overseeing Hulu’s overall content business and strategy. Craig Erwich will remain a senior vice president, focusing on original programming. Stillerman will report to company CEO Mike Hopkins. Stillerman, who is relocating to Los Angeles for the gig, joins Hulu from AMC Networks, where he was the president of Original Programming and Development for AMC and SundanceTV. During his near-decade-long tenure, Stillerman oversaw shows like “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead,
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AMC's Joel Stillerman Tapped as Hulu's Chief Content Officer

Following a months-long search, Hulu has found its new chief content officer.

AMC and Sundance TV president of original programming Joel Stillerman will exit and take the newly created post at Hulu. Craig Erwich will remain on as senior vp and head of content, though he will shift his focus exclusively on Hulu's original programming. Stillerman, who will begin his new role this summer and report directly to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, will relocate from New York to Los Angeles, where he will be based at Hulu's Santa Monica headquarters.

"This year is a transformative year for Hulu — not...
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Hulu lines up Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Streaming platform announces live TV beta service at Hulu Upfront Presentation.

Hulu’s breakout dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale has received a second season pick-up to premiere in 2018.

Top brass told the Hulu Upfront Presentation in New York on Wednesday that more viewers watched the premiere’s Us debut on its platform than any other series premiere.

Elisabeth Moss stars in the adaptation of the novel by Margaret Atwood and attended the Tribeca Film Festival last month, where Hulu debuted the first three episodes.

“As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, The Handmaid’s Tale is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers,” senior vice-president and head of content Craig Erwich said.

“We can’t wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret’s vision with another season on Hulu.”

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the live TV streaming beta service, which arrives
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Hulu Upfront Hypes 'Handmaid's Tale' Success, Shifts Away From Subscriber Numbers

In a week where most presenters are touting shortform series that, in many cases, will only get made if advertisers back it, Hulu stood out from the crowd. The streamer swaggered into NewFronts on Wednesday with a presentation — notably branded an upfront — that featured spring’s most-hyped new series, the launch of a live TV service and a slate of projects featuring big-name talent.

Inside New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins heaped praise on the early success of The Handmaid’s Tale, which has given his nine-year-old streamer its first true breakout six years after...
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Hulu’s $39.99-Per-Month TV Service Has Arrived With More Than 50 Channels

Hulu opened its presentation at the 2017 NewFronts with a big announcement. “This morning," CEO Mike Hopkins said, "we launched the future of television."

Hopkins was talking about a service that will bundle together a basic Hulu subscription with access to more than 50 TV channels. Hopkins referred to it as the "new Hulu," and at a base price of $39.99, it is now available.

The new TV service bears resemblance to the so-called "skinny bundles" launched by companies like YouTube and PlayStation, but Hopkins was loath to use that phrase in describing his company's product. "It's not another one of those skinny bundles," he said, "but rather an entirely new offering."

Whether its a skinny bundle or not, Hulu's new service offers many of the same features as YouTube TV, including cloud-based DVR, access to the four major broadcast networks, and a strong slate of sports channels. At the same time, this
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Hulu Launches Its Live Streaming Service With Scripps Networks In The Mix

Hulu’s long-awaited live streaming service is finally ready for primetime: It’s up today offering more than 50 channels for $39.99 a month, CEO Mike Hopkins disclosed at the company’s upfront presentation this morning. They’re calling it: Hulu With Live TV (Beta). Scripps Networks channels including Hgtv, Travel Channel and Food Network made the cut in what’s expected to be one of the more popular virtual pay TV offerings — competing with At&T’s DirecTV Now, Dish…
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Hulu Launches Live TV Streaming Service With Scripps Networks Channels

Hulu Launches Live TV Streaming Service With Scripps Networks Channels
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced at the streaming service’s Upfronts presentation on Wednesday that the company’s live TV streaming service has officially launched in beta. The company also announced that Scripps Networks Interactive channels, including Hgtv, Travel Channel and Food Network have been added to both the live service and the Hulu’s previous Svod offering. The launch follows news on Monday that Hulu had reached a new distribution agreement to bring NBC and Telemundo-owned stations to the service. Hulu also has deals with A+E Networks, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Networks and CBS Corporation.
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Hulu, NBCUniversal strike carriage deal

Agreement to provide streaming access to NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC.

Hulu and NBCUniversal have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring television stations owned by NBC and Telemundo and a portfolio of cable networks to Hulu’s new live TV venture.

The streaming company is continuing to expand the line-up for its upcoming platform, set to launch this spring at $40.

The deal will provide live and on-demand streaming access to networks including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC and more.

The agreement also includes a framework for licensing the NBC and Telemundo broadcast affiliates for carriage on Hulu’s new service.

The new agreement brings the total number of channels in Hulu’s live TV service to more than 50 after previously announced deals with A+E Networks, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Networks and CBS Corporation.

As more consumers are forgoing traditional television subscriptions, Hulu’s live
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Hulu’s Digital TV Service Will Reportedly Be Priced At $39.99

Hulu wants to enter its own “skinny bundle” into the competitive market of digital TV services, and we now have an idea of what that offering will cost. TechCrunch, citing multiple sources, has pegged the price of Hulu’s TV package at $39.99 per month, not including add-ons.

Back in January, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said his company’s TV service would be priced under $40 per month. If the $39.99 figure is accurate, Hopkins would be technically correct, if only by a single penny.

The main advantage Hulu’s digital TV service will have over YouTube TV, Playstation Vue, and all the other similar offerings that have hit the market so far is its ability to wrap a Hulu subscription into its package. The with-ads version of that subscription, which grants access to original programs, movie, and popular TV shows, costs $7.99 per month, so the remaining channels in Hulu’s package will effectively cost $32 per month,
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Jenny Wall To Exit As Hulu’s Marketing Chief

Jenny Wall, who has served as Hulu’s Svp and head of marketing for the past three years, is stepping down. The decision was made recently, Hulu says, and a search has begun for a Chief Marketing Officer. The move comes amid other changes at the company as it expands its service into Live TV and is adding higher level executives, including the recently announced Chief Content Officer. That yet-to-be-named Cco will report to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins and oversee all aspects of…
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Hulu Shopping for Chief Content Officer

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Hulu is on the hunt for a Chief Content Officer, TheWrap has learned. The position, reporting directly to CEO Mike Hopkins, will oversee original programming and content acquisitions, as well as devise a content strategy for the company at large. Current content lead Craig Erwich will remain in his Senior Vice President title, and focus more on creative development and original production. Also Read: Jeff Daniels to Lead Hulu's New 9/11 Drama 'The Looming Tower' Erwich will assist in the search for the C-suite position, and lead the team until one is found. In addition to a mandate
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Hulu Hiring Chief Content Officer, Craig Erwich To Focus On Original Content

Hulu, which has been growing its content portfolio, is adding a Chief Content Officer position. The streaming service has been conducting a search and meeting with potential candidates for the past couple of months. Multiple former top-level TV executives have been considered, with at least one coming close. But as of now the position is still vacant, with talks continuing. The Chief Content Officer, who will report to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, will oversee all aspects of…
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