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Ad money, so one prevailing theory goes, is moving from TV to online video – and quickly. To get additional ad dollars, however, one big provider of TV content and a prominent digital-media outlet have decided to team up rather than getting dirty in a tug of war.
Toyota Motor has signed on as the launch sponsor of a partnership unveiled in April that will stream video content from NBCUniversal’s various properties on AOL’s “On” outlet that works online, via mobile app and on sundry broadband outlets. The idea, said Dionne Colvin-Lovely, national director of traditional and new media for Toyota Motor Sales, is to place the company’s commercials alongside high-quality content that is delivered to all the places where younger consumers might see it.
“Millennials are more likely to consume content on a mobile device than in front of a TV on the sofa,” she said in an interview. »
- Brian Steinberg
Jennifer Lopez originally paid tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla by portraying the famous singer in the biopic Selena, and she will do so again on April 30 when she honors her at the Billboard Latin American Music Awards. Telemundo first announced the tribute Thursday afternoon on Al Rojo Vivo, but then confirmed the news on Twitter. nullJ.Lo also released a statement after the news broke saying how excited she was to reprise what many people call her breakout role. "It's an honor, a great honor to be able to, 20 years after her death, to do a tribute for Selena," Lopez told Al Rojo Vivo. "She continues to be someone that inspires. It's something that excites me very much. And I want to do »
Telemundo has a new boss in the network news department.
The network has hired Luis Carlos Vélez as its new executive vice president of network news.
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Vélez, who was previously anchor and news director at Caracol Television in Colombia, will report to Telemundo Network president Luis Silberwasser.
In his new position, Vélez will handle the editorial direction, programming and production for all of Telemundo’s news properties, a portfolio that includes the nightly newscast “Noticiero Telemundo;” the Sunday news program “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart;” the national weekend newscast “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana »
- Tim Kenneally
The Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game” Sony Classics’ “Love Is Strange,” CBS Films’ “Pride,” Roadside’s “The Skeleton Twins” and Warner Bros’ “Tammy” have received nominations for best film in wide release for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The noms for best limited-release movies include “Dear White People” (Lionsgate), “Life Partners” (Magnolia Pictures), “Lilting” (Strand Releasing), “The Way He Looks” (Strand) and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Film Movement).
GLAAD announced the nominations Wednesday. The organization said that 52 comedy series and 83 drama series with regular portrayal of Lgbt characters were considered, compared with a decade ago when GLAAD could only find eight comedy series and 17 drama series to consider.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor all forms of media for their fair, »
- Dave McNary
America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media-advocacy group has pulled back the curtain on the nominees for its 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The Weinstein Company’s Best Picture Oscar contender The Imitation Game is up for Outstanding Film, Wide Release alongside Sony Classics’ Love Is Strange, CBS Films’ Pride, Roadside’s The Skeleton Twins and Warner Bros’ Tammy. Gunning for the top prize for limited-release movies are Dear White People (Lionsgate), Life Partners (Magnolia Pictures), Lilting (Strand Releasing), The Way He Looks (Strand) and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement).
The organization this year expanded its nominees for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series to 10. Among the shows going for the gold are Amazon Prime Video’s rookie series Transparent — which won star Jeffrey Tambor a surprise Golden Globe last week — ABC’s freshman drama How To Get Away With Murder, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, »
- The Deadline Team
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