NOW, TV is hiring the former Universal Exec
NOW TV has hired former CEO of Universal Pictures International and TWC, Jamie Schwartz, as Director of Brand, Marketing and Merchandising. He reports to Marina Storti, Managing Director of NOW TV, and is responsible for the development and guardianship of the core brands, marketing strategies and campaigns, media planning as well as PR, social, editorial and in-product merchandising. Schwartz was most recently EVP Marketing for Focus Features and previously worked at TWC and Momentum.
Cast set for Netflix & DRs Borrow
In April Netflix and DR, the Danish Broadcasting Company, announced that the hit series Borrow returned and united the creator Adam Price with the main cast Sidse Babett Knudsen (Birgitte Nyborg) and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Katrine Fønsmark). Another line-up was announced today, including Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, as well as Özlem Saglanmak, Simon Bennebjerg, Johanne Louise Schmidt and Magnus Millang. Søren Malling (Torben Friis), Signe Egholm Olsen (Anne Sophie Lindenkrone), Mikael Birkkjær (Philip Christensen), Lisbeth Wulff (Pia Munk), Lars Mikkelsen (Søren Ravn) and Laura Allen Müller Smith (Nadia) Barazani will also return from the original line-up ), Jens Albinus (Jon Berthelsen), Lars Knutzon (Bent Sejrø), Peter Mygind (Michael Laugesen), Morten Kirkskov (Niels Erik Lund), Gitte Siem Christensen (Kirsten Sejrø), Angunnguaq Larsen (Jens Enok Berthelsen), Freja Riemann ( Laura Nyborg Christensen) and Kasper Lange (Dan Vestergaard). Will be in the cast too Peter Zandersen, Youssef Hvidtfeldt, Charlotte Fich, Pegah Booyash, Karin Bang Heinemeier, Süß Nøhr, Niklas Herskind, Michael Moritzen and Viola Martinsen. The new season again follows Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), her staff and the media, who are responsible for their reporting, this time in her role as Foreign Minister. The show will also follow the journey of Katrine Fønsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen). After she was Birgitte’s press officer for a while, she is back in journalism in the new season, where she got a job as head of the news department of a major television station.
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UK TV poll reveals alarming bullying statistics
UK union Bectu, Bournemouth University and TV campaign group Viva La PD today released an interim report on management and recruiting practices on non-written television. Nearly 1,200 people took part in the state of the game survey, in which 68% of those polled last year considered pursuing an alternative career. More than 93% of respondents said they had experienced bullying or harassment in the television industry. Only 11% reported incidents as the matter was resolved satisfactorily. 70% of respondents with managerial responsibilities said they had not received adequate training in the practical and legal aspects of managing people, and 73% of respondents said that hiring practices on television are unfair. In terms of areas for improvement, 80% of respondents would like an agreement that sets minimum standards for overtime, hours, pay, health and safety, and the well-being of freelancers who work on non-written television.
DAZN appoints new managers
The sports streamer DAZN Group has announced the appointment of two co-CEOs. Shay Segev will join the company in the coming months from Entain, the betting company that owns Ladbrokes, while Chief Revenue Officer James Rushton has been increased from serving as CEO since last June. “This is an important moment for the DAZN Group as we deepen our management team and prepare the organization for the next phase of growth,” said John Skipper, Executive Chairman of the DAZN Group.