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Nicole Kidman, Ava DuVernay and Reese Witherspoon to Host Variety’s Television Nominees Celebration

16 August 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety has announced the host committee for the annual Variety & Women in Film Television Nominees Celebration, which will take place Friday, Sept. 15 at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood.

The cast of “Big Little Lies” will make a big showing at the event, with Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman all part of the committee. Emmy-nominated actresses Thandie Newton of “Westworld” and Claire Foy of “The Crown” will also make appearances, as well as Ava DuVernay, who received three Emmy nominations this year, and network and streaming executives like Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu and Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. Lena Waithe, who became the first black woman to be nominated for outstanding writing for a comedy series this year for “Master of None,” will also attend.

“We are excited to be partnering once again with Women In Film on our annual party that celebrates all the inspiring work female actors, executives »

- Variety Staff

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On This Day: Basquiat, Last Temptation, Cleopatra

12 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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 »

- NATHANIEL R

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Hulu Lands Google Exec Kelly Campbell as Chief Marketing Officer

24 July 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Hulu Appoints Google Veteran Kelly Campbell as Cmo

24 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

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 »

- Natalie Jarvey

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19 Media and Entertainment CEOs Ranked by Likability, From Least to Most (Photos)

31 May 2017 7:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. Brian L. Roberts, 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 — »

- Thom Geier

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Joel Stillerman to join Hulu as chief content officer

10 May 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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

10 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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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- Michael Schneider

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Hulu Wants to Be Your New Netflix, Hiring AMC’s Programming Boss to Help Plan The Attack

10 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

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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- Michael Schneider

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Hulu Names Joel Stillerman Chief Content Officer

10 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has named Joel Stillerman chief content officer, overseeing the company’s overall content business and strategy. Stillerman joins Hulu from AMC Networks, where he was president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV.

Slated to join Hulu this summer, Stillerman will set the strategic vision for the company’s content strategy, including original programming, content partnerships, and data analytics usage. He will report to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

Craig Erwich will continue to lead original-programming development for Hulu as senior VP, reporting to Stillerman.

“This year is a transformative year for Hulu – not just in our products, but also our investment in acquired and original content. Over the past several years, we’ve grown our audience and our content offering exponentially, and now is the right time to add Joel’s creative and strategic leadership to the team and drive the next phase of Hulu’s content business,” said »

- Daniel Holloway

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

10 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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, »

- Tony Maglio

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AMC's Joel Stillerman Tapped as Hulu's Chief Content Officer

10 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

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 »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Hulu lines up Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

3 May 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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

3 May 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

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 »

- Natalie Jarvey

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Hulu’s $39.99-Per-Month TV Service Has Arrived With More Than 50 Channels

3 May 2017 7:23 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

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 »

- Sam Gutelle

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Hulu Launches Its Live Streaming Service With Scripps Networks In The Mix

3 May 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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 Live TV Service Launches With 50 Channels for $40 Monthly

3 May 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has officially unleashed its horse in the crowded virtual pay-tv race.

The streaming-video provider announced the beta launch of Hulu With Live TV, priced starting at $39.99 monthly for around 50 channels. The service includes ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC programming — with the availability of local TV stations varying by market — and cable nets including Espn, CNN, Fox News, TBS, TNT and Disney Channel. Showtime is available for $9 extra.

Hulu, which broke the news at its upfront presentation Wednesday in New York City, also announced a new agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive to add networks including Hgtv, Travel Channel and Food Network to both Hulu’s new live service and existing premium streaming offering. Under the pact, Hulu now offers full seasons of Scripps Networks series in the VOD service.

Hulu can now be a viewer’s primary source of television,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. “It’s a natural extension of our business, and »

- Todd Spangler

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Hulu Launches Live TV Streaming Service With Scripps Networks Channels

3 May 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Hulu, NBCUniversal strike carriage deal

1 May 2017 11:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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 Sets Live TV Carriage Pact for NBCUniversal Channels

1 May 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has finalized a deal with NBCUniversal for carriage of 15 channels as part of its live TV service that will be unveiled soon. The deal covers NBCU-owned cable channels as well as NBC- and Telemundo-owned local stations.

“NBC Universal is home to many of today’s leading sports, news, entertainment and lifestyle networks – brands that not only draw large audiences but also drive pop culture,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. “With this agreement in place, Hulu will soon provide an affordable, complete live TV package that includes all four major broadcast networks, the top-rated cable news channels, a massive sports offering and our deep existing premium streaming library for under $40.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Hulu to make NBCUniversal’s leading portfolio of entertainment, news and sports networks available on this new service,” stated Matt Bond, chairman NBCUniversal content distribution. “Growing our audiences is an important priority and this partnership will help bring our networks to »

- Daniel Holloway

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Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Will ‘Spark a Lot of Debate,’ Exec Producer Says

26 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The stars of “The Handmaid’s Tale” walked the carpet in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening ahead of the series premiere on Hulu Wednesday, but the spotlight was on Margaret Atwood, the novelist who conceived the dystopian narrative back in 1984.

As Atwood made her way down the carpet, she congratulated each star for their work on the series. However, they seemed more struck by the world she created over three decades ago. “No, thank you,” a stunned Alexis Bledel, who plays Ofglen, responded to Atwood after a hug and congratulations. “That is so amazing to hear from you.”

Bledel was joined by co-stars Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, and executive producer Warren Littlefield, who all gathered in front of a sign that depicts a blurry handmaid with the word “object” etched on top of her face: a double entendre that defines the women as objects or possessions, but also the ways in which these women object to the »

- Sarah Ahern

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