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Company hires Mina Patel, Todd Parkin; promotes Annie Khostegyan.
MGM said on Monday it had hired Mina Patel as senior vice-president of worldwide television distribution, and Todd Parkin as senior vice-president and general manager of MGM Domestic Networks.
The company has also promoted Annie Khostegyan to senior vice-president of domestic television distribution.
Patel will lead sales administration operations for MGM Worldwide TV Distribution and reports to Chris Ottinger, president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions.
Patel most recently worked as a management consultant for non-profit organisations including Step Up On Second. She also served as senior vice-president of sales strategy and operations at CBS Studios International, overseeing digital global content management and supervising administration and sales operations at regional offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and North America.
Prior to CBS Studios, she was a vice-president of sales planning and administration at Paramount International Television. She began her career at MGM Studios in International Television Worldwide Sales.
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The National Academy of Television has announced the nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. “The Young and the Restless” leads the pack with 25 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, two bids for Outstanding Lead Actress for Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton, and two for Outstanding Lead Actor for Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John.
Competing for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show are “The View,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Maury,” “Live With Kelly,” and “The Talk.” The ladies of “The View” are also in the run for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts.
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place April 30, in Pasadena, California. See below the nominees in the main categories.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress
- Yoselin Acevedo
Nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday on CBS’ The Talk, and it looks to be a horse race among the four surviving sudsers.
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CBS’ The Young and the Restless walked away with a slight lead, amassing 25 total nods to the 23 netted by both ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. NBC’s Days of Our Lives followed closed with 22 nominations.
This year’s Daytime Emmys will be held Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California, with the Creative Arts »
Will Megyn Kelly go up against Kelly Ripa? Ellen DeGeneres? Dr. Phil? Or take on the ladies of “The View” and “The Talk”? Kelly’s shift from Fox News to an NBC News-produced daytime show promises to shake up the competitive landscape later this year.
NBC News has yet to disclose the time slot for Kelly’s daily program. The show will be a network hour provided to NBC affiliates, not a syndicated series. The specifics of format have also remained unclear since Kelly surprised the industry on Jan. 3 by announcing her segue from primetime to daytime. Plans for Kelly’s next chapter are being closely watched by rivals of NBC affiliate stations as they make scheduling decisions for the 2017-18 season.
Speculation has centered on Kelly’s show taking over the third (9 a.m.) or fourth (10 a.m.) hours of NBC’s “Today” block. But there’s also been talk of her sliding into 11 a »
- Cynthia Littleton
Orion Television is set to distribute “Couples Court” in 73 percent of the country this fall, so you should probably get to know what the heck it is. Legal experts and trial attorneys Dana and Keith Cutler will become the first-ever married couple to preside over a television courtroom, one in which couples come to share their stories of cheating. The husband and wife presiders have been married and practicing law together for nearly 30 years, if readers were wondering about their qualifications. Speaking of legitimacy, the half-hour, year-round weekday syndicated strip hails from David Armour (“Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court,” pictured above). Produced. »
- Tony Maglio
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