Lisa Porter, a former Deputy Political Director at ABC News, has been appointed VP at the Lippin Group, the PR/marketing firm announced today. She will work with the company’s corporate entertainment and emerging media clients and be based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Porter was a consultant for entertainment clients like Paramount as well as nonprofit organizations.
The Lippin Group just added three VPs as it continues to expand its activities in the feature film and digital content communications arena. The announcement was made today by chairman/CEO Dick Lippin of what is one of the largest independent showbiz PR agencies. “At a time when our industry is still experiencing economic aftershocks, we are fortunate that our business continues to grow,” he said in a statement. The new flacks are: Elizabeth Wolfe, who joins the agency’s Los Angeles headquarters and is an 18-year entertainment publicity veteran with extensive theatrical, home entertainment, corporate, product, personal and media relations experience worldwide. She most recently served as SVP Worldwide Read More »
Just as the TV Academy is facing tough negotiations with the TV networks for a new Primetime Emmy Awards deal, the Paley Center for Media is officially throwing its hat into the ring with an announcement today that it has scheduled its first awards show for May 2012 in New York City. There are no network partners yet.
The announcement came after the center formed a television awards planning committee in March headed by Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, Tony Vinciquerra, chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group, and Dick Lippin, chairman and chief executive of the Lippin Group, the PR firm that represented the TV Academy and handled the Primetime Emmys for 12 years until parting ways at the end of last year. Meanwhile, Mosko and Vinciquerra have held high-level positions within the TV Academy and its foundation.
The May date in New York was selected to coincide with the upfront presentations, Vinciquerra said. “The networks, advertisers and much of the top talent will already be in New York at that time and this venue should make it easier for top talent and industry leaders to participate in the show.” The awards show will also be merged with Paley Center’s annual New York gala fundraising beginning next year. The Paley Center said it may introduce one or more of its new awards at this year’s gala.
According to Mosko, “we have already received considerable interest from television networks and advertisers, and now that we have announced the time and … Read More »