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Todd Sokolove Named Marketing VP at Sonar

NEW YORK: Todd Sokolove has been appointed VP of marketing for Sonar Entertainment, which recently rebranded from RHI Entertainment. Sokolove was with Hallmark Entertainment in 2000 as senior manager of trade advertising and became marketing director in 2003. Three years later, Hallmark Entertainment was purchased and relaunched as RHI Entertainment. ...

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Networked Insights: NBC’s Pickups

NEW YORK: Using social media to track interest in the U.S. networks’ new series, Networked Insights’ lead television analyst, Sean Reckwerdt, offers up his picks for the NBC shows that will prove to be hits, and the ones that will likely fail to resonate with viewers. Networked Insights, a Goldman ...

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NBC Stacks Schedule with Comedies

LOS ANGELES: Go On, The New Normal, Guys with Kids and 1600 Penn are among the comedies lined up for NBC, which has slated The Voice to return this fall in its third season. The Voice returns Mondays at 8 p.m., with an additional weekly hour on Tuesdays at 8 ...

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FOX Moves Glee to Thursdays

NEW YORK: FOX has unveiled its lineup for the 2012-13 season, which features a heavy focus on comedy and sees the hit show Glee moving to Thursdays following The X Factor. Monday night on FOX will feature Bones returning at 8 p.m. and the new series The Mob Doctor, about ...

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ABC Named Top “Must-Keep” TV Brand in New Survey

TORONTO: For the fourth time out of five cycles of research, ABC tops the "must-keep TV" poll, conducted by Solutions Research Group (SRG). The fifth edition of the independent tracking survey is based on interviews with 1,400 U.S. consumers, who evaluated 73 TV brands. ABC was the number one "must-keep" TV brand, ...

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CBS Cancels CSI: Miami

LOS ANGELES: CBS has axed the long-running show CSI: Miami as well as the freshman dramas Unforgettable and A Gifted Man. CBS did, however, lock in a deal for a tenth season of Two and a Half Men. CSI: Miami, which stars David Caruso, has aired more than 200 episodes ...

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Marc Cherry Slated for PitchCon

LOS ANGELES: Marc Cherry, the creator and executive producer of Desperate Housewives, is to serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s PitchCon, which NATPE is presenting June 7 and 8 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Cherry will participate in a one-on-one conversation on June 7. He will be discussing ...

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Bounce TV Adds Second Original Series

ATLANTA: Bounce TV is adding a second original series to its schedule, with the comedy Uptown Comic to launch on June 18 following the premiere of the recently announced sitcom Family Time. The new half-hour series will feature stage and skit performances by up-and-comic comics. The show is currently in production, ...

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Jim Henson Preps 3D Stop-Motion Version of Pinocchio

HOLLYWOOD: Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Gustafson are co-directing the 3D stop-motion feature Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, a production from The Jim Henson Company. Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story and illustrated by Gris Grimly, the new Pinocchio will be co-directed by Gustafson, who was the animation director on The ...

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BoPaul Media Worldwide Hires for Sales Role

LOS ANGELES: Thomas Valentino, a former sales support coordinator for Reed Exhibitions, has been hired as international sales coordinator for BoPaul Media Worldwide. Valentino will be administering contracts and assisting the company’s sales staff located in Los Angeles, New York and Paris with client relations in all territories. Previously, Valentino ...

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