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Conde Nast Introduces Video Channel For Vanity Fair

By | Wednesday July 10, 2013 @ 7:06am PDT

(New York, NY – July 10, 2013) Today Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) launched the Vanity Fair video channel, the fifth in CNE’s digital video network. At launch, programming for the channel will include four original series inspired by Vanity Fair. The line-up features a celebrity interview show hosted by Vanity Fair senior west coast editor Krista Smith, a show based on Vanity Fair contributing editor David Kamp’s popular features and book series “The Snob’s Dictionary,” a docu-series revolving around Manhattan’s most iconic addresses, and an animated “how-to” series. The content will be widely distributed across all platforms including the official Vanity Fair video site and YouTube channel as well as through syndicated partnerships. American Express, Salvatore Ferragamo and Acura will sponsor the channel launch.

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Conde Nast Entertainment Launches Digital Video Network With Sponsored Programming From Glamour And GQ

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 7:11am PDT
Mike Fleming

Formed to exploit content opportunities from the publisher’s prestige magazine stable, Conde Nast Entertainment has taken a big digital step forward by launching a video network that will be sponsored by P&G, Microsoft and Mondelez International. This comes after GQ rival Esquire moved to take over the G4 network. It’s all about struggling print magazines trying to evolve with the times. Here’s the official word:

Condé Nast Entertainment today launched a new digital video network with slates of original video series inspired by Glamour and GQ. These are the first in a sequence of premium branded programming launches on the network, which will feature the iconic Condé Nast brands. The Glamour and GQ series, and all future series, will be distributed widely across web, IPTV, mobile and tablet experiences, beginning with the newly created video destinations on their official sites, and, as well as YouTube channels, and The creation of this digital network and the distribution of its programming across multiple platforms will extend the reach of the legendary Condé Nast brands to a broader audience. The Glamour and GQ branded series launches are sponsored exclusively by Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and Mondelēz International. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, president, Condé Nast Entertainment.

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Conde Nast Division Taps Vanity Fair, GQ Articles For Films On Mobsters And Horse Whisperers

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 8:30am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Conde Nast Entertainment Group, which launched under Dawn Ostroff to mine feature and TV properties from the archives of the publisher’s magazine stable, has unearthed two separate projects. Run by former Imagine and Fox Searchlight exec Jeremy Steckler, the feature division has set Fracture scribe Daniel Pyne to script The Camorra Never Sleeps, a drama about the notorious Naples-based criminal underworld that is based on the 2012 Vanity Fair article written by William Langewiesche.

Conde Nast Entertainment Group has separately hired Reservation Road scribe John Burnham Schwartz to script a film based on The Horse Whisperer, a 2002 GQ article written by Robert Draper. The movie will certainly need a new title, but the article is based on the long-shot journey of Wesley Keith Ritchie, who went from a Kentucky prison inmate to being a horse rehabilitation specialist who found salvation through the broken down progeny of Triple Crown winner Affirmed.

There are 60,000 articles in the Conde Nast arsenal.

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Conde Nast Entertainment Taps Vevo Exec As EVP And Chief Digital Officer

By | Wednesday June 6, 2012 @ 7:00am PDT

Fred Santarpia has been named EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Conde Nast Entertainment Group, where he will be responsible for developing and managing the execution of the company’s digital channel business and video distribution strategy across Web-connected platforms and devices. He was GM of music video site Vevo and before that had been at Universal Music Group. CNEG hired former CW chief Dawn Ostroff as president in October to develop, create, produce and distribute TV, film and digital content based on Conde Nast’s portfolio of brands that includes Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour and Architectural Digest. Read More »

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Conde Nast Entertainment Group Names Sahar Elhabashi Executive VP & COO

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 11:31am PDT

Sahar Elhabashi Conde NastEXCLUSIVE: Condé Nast Entertainment Group president Dawn Ostroff said today that CNEG has named Sahar Elhabashi EVP and Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, she will report to Ostroff. This addition of the former Discovery Networks International and MTV executive comes six months after former CW Entertainment chief Ostroff became president. CNEG is charged with setting up film, TV and digital projects derived primarily from the content of Condé Nast’s 18 consumer magazines that range from GQ to Glamour, Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Condé Nast Traveler, Wired, Details and Architectural Digest. Elhabashi’s appointment also comes just more than two weeks after CNEG hired Imagine and Fox Searchlight exec Jeremy Steckler to be EVP motion pictures, and Sundance Channel exec Michael Klein to be EVP alternative programming. Elhabashi will oversee administrative, financial and strategic planning across all sectors of CNEG, including motion picture, television, digital and distribution. She will also work with others in the division’s senior management team on new business models and growth.

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Conde Nast Unit Taps Jeremy Steckler For Movies, Michael Klein For Alternative Programming

By | Wednesday April 11, 2012 @ 8:05am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Some six months after former CW Entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff became Conde Nast Entertainment Group president, she has hired two seasoned executives who’ll be charged with setting up film, TV and digital projects from the content of the Conde Nast stable of magazines. Ostroff has hired former Imagine and Fox Searchlight exec Jeremy Steckler to be executive vice president of motion pictures, and Sundance Channel exec Michael Klein to be executive vice president of alternative programming.

Steckler, who’ll be based in Los Angeles, was most recently an executive vice president at Imagine Entertainment and before that senior vice president at Searchlight, and he had a hand in such films as Black Swan, Juno and (500) Days of Summer. Before that he worked for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and for Spyglass Entertainment. Klein, who’ll be based in New York, leaves the Sundance Channel to take the job. He has been senior vice president of programming and development, and launched the network’s most ambitious programming slate, including series  Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, Love/Lust and the upcoming Push Girls. Before that he worked for Travel Channel Media, Discovery Communications and TLC, where he was involved in the series Miami Ink, Little People, Big World, and What Not to Wear.

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Conde Nast Entertainment Group’s Dawn Ostroff Taps Maurie Perl For SVP Post

By | Tuesday April 10, 2012 @ 8:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY, April 10, 2012 – Condé Nast Entertainment Group today announced the appointment of Maurie Perl as senior vice president of media and communications. Ms. Perl will report to Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment Group (CNE), effective April 23.

In her new role, Ms. Perl will manage all aspects of media relations, digital communications and publicity for CNE. “Maurie is well-known throughout the media industry as a superb communications executive and trusted advisor,” Ms. Ostroff says. “Her strong Condé Nast track record and deep associations across the media will be an invaluable asset as Condé Nast Entertainment builds its profile.”

Ms. Perl most recently served as senior vice president of brand communications at Condé Nast. Previously, she was senior vice president of the company’s corporate communications group. She began her career at Condé Nast in 1992 and worked at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker before moving into corporate communications in 1998.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Perl worked extensively in the broadcast, home video and cable television industry, including E! Entertainment, ABC News, PBS, MTV and Nickelodeon. She handled publicity for a wide range of entertainment and news programs such as Masterpiece Theatre, The Barbara Walters Specials, 20/20, the home video film release of The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and was part of the launch communications team for MTV.

Ms. Perl is the recipient of the prestigious Matrix Award in Public Relations and has been named to the Advertising Age Marketing 100.

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