Condé Nast Entertainment isn't just making a splash in the digital video space.
The century-old magazine giant Condé Nast made an eyebrow-raising announcement in October 2011. Faced with declining print revenue, the company said it was getting into the entertainment business. Even more surprising was the news that longtime network TV executive Dawn Ostroff would lead the newly formed Condé Nast Entertainment unit.
Condé Nast Entertainment announced plans to roll out 30 new Web series as it tries to extend its prestige brands to the fast-growing digital video space.
Nearly a year and a half after Condé Nast Entertainment launched under the auspices of Dawn Ostroff, the division finally began rolling out its first online video offerings this morning.
Maurie Perl, the longtime chief spokeswoman at Condé Nast, is hanging it up after 21 years at the company. For 12 years, Perl built and oversaw the PR machine of the publishing company, reporting to parent Advance Publications Chairman Si Newhouse and then-Condé Nast CEO Steve Florio.
Condé Nast announced that Maurie Perl, its longtime spokeswoman and currently its svp of brand communications, has been appointed svp of media and communications for its fledgling Condé Nast Entertainment Group.