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Topic: first mover

SundanceTV President Is on the Lookout for Flawed Characters

Sarah Barnett doesn’t believe in pilots

Specs Who Sarah Barnett Age 48 New gig President and general manager, SundanceTV, just green-lit The Red Road Old gig EVP and gm, Sundance Channel The Sundance Channel was recently rebranded as just SundanceTV. How is…

Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews Discusses Her Dream Come True of Covering the Super Bowl

Rooting for bad weather at Sunday’s big game

Specs Who Erin Andrews Age 35 New gig Sunday marks Andrews’ first stint as a Super Bowl sideline reporter. Continuing gig Fox Sports reporter and studio host, Fox College Saturday (FS1) How does the Super…

Can Whisper Be the Platform for Social Whistle-Blowing?

More than just a teen hangout

Specs Who Neetzan Zimmerman Age 32 New gig Editor in chief of Whisper Old gig Senior editor at Gawker What does the editor in chief of Whisper do, exactly? Right now, we’re looking at 3 billion…

Bravo Head of Development Lara Spotts Talks About the Year Ahead

Looking for the next big hit and new face of the network

Specs Age 42 New gig vp, development, Bravo Old gig vp, East Coast development So how’s the new job? It’s very exciting-slash-terrifying, which I think any new opportunity should be. How are things going to…

FTC’s Ad Regulator Plans to Focus Heavily on Native and Mobile

Jessica Rich also discusses privacy concerns

Specs Who Jessica Rich Age 51 New gig Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection bureau Old gig Associate director of financial practices division You are advertising’s top cop. What’s it like to be the…

Mindshare’s Chief Content Officer Discusses Making Branded Entertainment That Resonates

David Lang also shares the projects he is proudest of

Specs Who David Lang Age 50 New gig Chief content officer, Mindshare Continuing gig President, Mindshare Entertainment How is your new job different from the old one? It’s bigger and more expansive, but a lot of…

Hearst Magazines Digital Chief Troy Young Discusses Finding Great Editors

Also, the company’s approach to native advertising

Specs Who Troy Young Age 45 New gig President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media Old gig President, Say Media What’s it been like coming from pure-play digital companies like Say Media to Hearst, which has had…

Showrunner Dan Harmon Discusses His New Animated Series

Also, his return to Community

Specs Who Dan Harmon Age 40 New gig Creator/showrunner of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Also on Season 5 of Community. Old gig Creator/showrunner of Community, from which he was fired after…

SNL’s Cecily Strong Learned She Got the Job From Reading the N.Y. Times

New Weekend Update co-anchor discusses preparing for her first segment

Specs Who Cecily Strong Age 29 New gig SNL repertory player and Weekend Update co-anchor Old gig Featured player on Saturday Night Live What was the process like for getting the Weekend Update spot? We try…

Too Many Brands Are Still Employing a Check-the-Box Strategy

Facebook vp David Lawenda brings his Hispanic marketing know-how to the social network

Specs Who David Lawenda Age 46 New gig Facebook’s vp of global marketing solutions, U.S. Old gig Univision’s president of ad sales and marketing Your last career stop was at Univision. A few weeks…

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