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Former President Barack Obama appeared at an A+E Networks event on Thursday (April 27) in Manhattan, one of his first public appearances since leaving office last January. The former president posed for pictures with attendees of the "History Makers" lunch at The Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side. He delivered remarks about the need to do the "hard work" of reconciliation instead of taking the "easy" route toward the politics of exclusion and "nationalism."
He then sat for a 90-minute discussion with presidential historian Doris »
- Marisa Guthrie
Philip Segal will step down from his role as CEO of FremantleMedia North America Original Productions, the company announced Wednesday. Original productions COO and business affairs exec VP Ernie Avila and development and programming exec VP Sarah Whalen will take over management of the organization after Segal departs at the end of his contract this spring. Avila and Whalen will report to FremantleMedia North America co-ceo Jennifer Mullin.
“Philip has been an incredibly respected member of our team, leading Op and successfully managing key long-running and award-winning franchises including ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ ‘Bering Sea Gold,’ ‘Storage Wars’ and ‘Jay Leno’s Garage,'” Mullin said. “We wish Philip all the best in his new endeavors and we look forward to Ernie and Sarah lending their expertise across the business during this transition.”
Segal took over original production in 2012.
“It has been such a privilege to be at the helm of Original where we have built »
- Daniel Holloway
Updated: Philip Segal, CEO of the FremanteMedia North America-owned Original Productions, will be departing at the end of his contract this spring. Taking over his duties on an interim basis will be Ernie Avila, Original Prods.' COO & Evp Business Affairs, and Sarah Whalen, the company's Evp Development and Programming. Both will report into Jennifer Mullin, Co-ceo of FremantleMedia North America. Segal took the reins of Deadliest Catch and Storage Wars producer Original… »
Press Release (via TheFutonCritic): Beverly Hills, Calif. - February 23, 2017 - Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated eight-episode first season of FremantleMedia North America produced Starz Original Series "American Gods," adapted from Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, will make its network premiere on Sunday, April 30th at 9Pm Et/Pt.
Starz also debuted the U.S. key art. Both announcements come ahead of the World Premiere and extended Q&A of the series at SXSW in March. The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 Am Ct at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by Kcrw's Elvis Mitchell. Showrunners and cast in attendance will include Bryan Fuller, »
- Derek Anderson
Exclusive: Former top A&E and History executive David McKillop, who developed and put on the air such hit series as Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars, has signed an in-house deal with distributors Jupiter and Sky Vision to develop and produce new series. Under the pact, Europa, McKillop's independent production company, will be housed in Jupiter's Manhattan offices. In addition to projects already in development at the History Channel, Discovery Communications and two Jupiter… »
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