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Telemundo Taps Luis Carlos Vélez as Evp of Network News

27 January 2015 12:57 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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‘Transparent,’ ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Htgawm’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

21 January 2015 8:02 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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).

TV nominations include Amazon Studios’ Golden Globe winner “Transparent,” ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Looking” and “The Normal Heart.”

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

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GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Unveiled

21 January 2015 3:01 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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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