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Hollywood, Marketing Execs Talk Trends in Branded Entertainment - Posted May 13, 2014
Brands partnering with entertainment outlets to produce content represent an effective, though selective phenomenon, according to entertainment executives at a recent Creative Week panel in New York. They were there to commemor... [PRNewser]

Diane von Furstenberg Partners with E! to Find 'Global Brand Ambassador' - Posted May 9, 2014
These days, next to cooking, there's no surer reality TV bet than fashion. Even more so when the person at the center of a fashion project is a famous, glamorous name. Announced this week and coming in late 2014, The DVF Project will combine a behind-the-scenes look at Mrs. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Diane von Furstenberg Partners with E! to Find 'Global Brand Ambassador' - Posted May 9, 2014
These days, next to cooking, there's no surer reality TV bet than fashion. Even more so when the person at the center of a fashion project is a famous, glamorous name. Announced this week and coming in late 2014, The DVF Project will combine a behind-the-scenes look at Mrs. ... [FishbowlNY]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted January 29, 2013
-Detroit native and former DeVito/Verdi senior creative Brad Emmett is heading back home to serve as executive creative director at Doner. Emmett's arrival follows EVP/ECD Justin Smith's transition ... [AgencySpy]

Mozilla Picks Firefox Flicks Winners - Posted May 18, 2012
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Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted May 17, 2012
-My old cohort Doug MacMillan discusses Mark Zuckerberg. ... [AgencySpy]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted May 17, 2012
-My old cohort Doug MacMillan discusses Mark Zuckerberg. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Meet the Cast of K-Town - Posted May 17, 2012
Here's a reminder of just how embedded Twitter has become in the whole reality TV media mash. We're still two months away from the debut of K-Town, a YouTube reality show centered around some colorful denizens of LA's Koreatown district. But already, in a press release dispatched in support... [FishbowlLA]

Former NBC Entertainment Boss Ben Silverman On 'Fashion Star,' His 'killer New York show' - Posted January 25, 2012
Former NBC entertainment President Ben Silverman is partnering once again with his old network, producing the upcoming reality series "Fashion Star" through his production company, Electus. The program features wannabe fashion de... [Fishbowl NY]

Former NBC Entertainment Boss Ben Silverman On 'Fashion Star,' His 'killer New York show' - Posted January 25, 2012
Former NBC entertainment President Ben Silverman is partnering once again with his old network, producing the upcoming reality series "Fashion Star" through his production company, Electus. The program features wannabe fashion de... [FishbowlNY]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted September 13, 2011
-Ben Silverman... [AgencySpy]

DumbDumb Duo Scoring with Smart Viral Ads - Posted June 21, 2011
For all those brands suffering from "arrested ad development," actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman (pictured) are ready to help. The ... [FishbowlLA]

Getting the Skinny on Forbes' Blog Plans - Posted June 9, 2011
Last night, FishbowlLA attended a swanky bash at Drai's in Hollywood thrown by Forbes magazine. In honor of the newest Celebrity 100 list and cover story "The New Celebrity Money Makers," the publication handed out fancy crystal trophies to several members of Tinseltown's entrepreneurial elite: ... [GalleyCat]

Getting the Skinny on Forbes' Blog Plans - Posted June 9, 2011
Last night, FishbowlLA attended a swanky bash at Drai's in Hollywood thrown by Forbes magazine. In honor of the newest Celebrity 100 list and cover story "The New Celebrity Money Makers," the publication handed out fancy crystal trophies to several members of Tinseltown's entrepreneurial elite: ... [FishbowlLA]

Sarah Silverman Takes a Seat at Denny's - Posted March 23, 2011
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Denny's: The Venue of Choice for Your Favorite Funny People - Posted March 7, 2011
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Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted January 18, 2011
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Jerk Around with Myspace - Posted November 9, 2010
Are you into "Jerkin?" Relax, WebNewser is still a family-friendly blog: Jerkin is a new dance craze being spread via social media, and Myspace is looking for the best Jerk talent. The social network teamed up with Electus, the digital studio led by former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman, on ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mogul Mania with Jack Welch & David Geffen - Posted September 29, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with moguls Jack Welch and David Geffen holding court at their respective tables while the celebrity du ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mogul Mania with Jack Welch & David Geffen - Posted September 29, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with moguls Jack Welch and David Geffen holding court at their respective tables while the celebrity du ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Producer Matthew Glick Named VP at Reveille Productions - Posted September 7, 2010
After eight years at 'Today', producer Matthew Glick has left the show to become Vice President of Creative Affairs at Reveille Productions, TVNewser has learned. He started his new job this morning in Los Angeles. Glick, who traveled the globe as a Booking Producer for ... [TVNewser]

Orbit Gum Taps Jason Bateman and Will Arnett for Branded Comedy - Posted June 11, 2010
PRNewser attended the launch party for DumbDumb last night, a production company from actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. The company is part of Electus, the IAC-supported company run by former NBC entertainment chi... [PRNewser]

IWNY 2010: DumbDumb Makes Its Debut - Posted June 11, 2010
Last night IAC hosted a star-studded launch party for DumbDumb, a production company from actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. DumbDumb is being backed by Electus, the IAC-supported company run by former NBC entertainment chief ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Daily Show Slams Obama| Breitbart Attacks Gawker's Deal With Business Insider | Ben Silverman Heads Up DumbDumb | Snooki Applies For New Jo - Posted January 8, 2010
The Daily Show: Who said Jon Stewart took it easy on this administration? Last night he slammed Obama for breaking his promise of an "open government." On C-Span. MediaIte... [Fishbowl NY]

Daily Show Slams Obama| Breitbart Attacks Gawker's Deal With Business Insider | Ben Silverman Heads Up DumbDumb | Snooki Applies For New Jo - Posted January 8, 2010
The Daily Show: Who said Jon Stewart took it easy on this administration? Last night he slammed Obama for breaking his promise of an "open government." On C-Span. MediaIte... [FishbowlNY]

Will Leno Return To 11:30? - Posted January 8, 2010
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Will Leno Return To 11:30? - Posted January 8, 2010
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Lunch: TV Titans, Ivana Trump, & Devo! - Posted November 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE You never know who you're going to meet on any given Wednesday at Michael's. I've chatted with former presidents, Oscar winners, and tabloid targets who have made the usually unflappable crowd turn and stare, but it's those unexpected, below the radar moments that are often the... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: TV Titans, Ivana Trump, & Devo! - Posted November 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE You never know who you're going to meet on any given Wednesday at Michael's. I've chatted with former presidents, Oscar winners, and tabloid targets who have made the usually unflappable crowd turn and stare, but it's those unexpected, below the radar moments that are often the... [FishbowlNY]

Zucker To Lead Comcast-NBCU Venture - Posted November 11, 2009
If Comcast ends up with a controlling interest in General Electric-owned NBC Universal, it looks like NBCU CE... [Fishbowl NY]

Zucker To Lead Comcast-NBCU Venture - Posted November 11, 2009
If Comcast ends up with a controlling interest in General Electric-owned NBC Universal, it looks like NBCU CE... [FishbowlNY]

Media Moguls Make Their Mark On Fortune's "40 Under 40" List - Posted October 23, 2009
Fortune magazine has revealed its "40 Under 40" list -- a compilation of the youngest and the brightest minds in the business world. And we were pleased to see a number of media executives making... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Moguls Make Their Mark On Fortune's "40 Under 40" List - Posted October 23, 2009
Fortune magazine has revealed its "40 Under 40" list -- a compilation of the youngest and the brightest minds in the business world. And we were pleased to see a number of media executives making... [FishbowlNY]

DC Hacks Defeat Flacks In Annual Softball Game|McGraw-Hill Posts Declining Revenue Numbers|Mom & Baby Shuttered, Natural Health Staff Departs|Can Gaspin Do Better Than Silverman? - Posted July 28, 2009
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DC Hacks Defeat Flacks In Annual Softball Game|McGraw-Hill Posts Declining Revenue Numbers|Mom & Baby Shuttered, Natural Health Staff Departs|Can Gaspin Do Better Than Silverman? - Posted July 28, 2009
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More On Ben Silverman's New Project - Posted July 28, 2009
Embedded video from CNNMoney.com Video Yesterday, IAC announced that NBC Universal co-chair ... [Fishbowl NY]

More On Ben Silverman's New Project - Posted July 28, 2009
Embedded video from CNNMoney.com Video Yesterday, IAC announced that NBC Universal co-chair ... [FishbowlNY]

Silverman Leaves NBC For IAC; Gaspin Promoted To Chair - Posted July 27, 2009
After months of speculation over his possible departure, Ben Silverman is leaving NBC Universal... [Fishbowl NY]

Silverman Leaves NBC For IAC; Gaspin Promoted To Chair - Posted July 27, 2009
After months of speculation over his possible departure, Ben Silverman is leaving NBC Universal... [FishbowlNY]

Silverman Seems Locked In At NBC Universal: Times - Posted November 24, 2008
Ben Silverman, the current co-CEO for NBC Universal who has been rumored for months to be getting the heave-ho, looks poised to re-up in his current power position, the ... [FishbowlLA]

Christian Slater And 'Lipstick Jungle' Tossed; NBC's Silverman Is In The Air - Posted November 13, 2008
Christian Slater's "My Own Worst Enemy" and Candace Bushnell's Gotham soaper "Lipstick Jungle" were both yanked by the networks succumbing to Hollywood's worst disease -- bad ratings. Neith... [FishbowlLA]

Predicting the End For Ben Silverman - Posted September 25, 2008
It's been reported for weeks now, but our sister site Fishbowl NY ... [FishbowlLA]

Vivi Zigler Promoted to President of NBC Universal Digital Entertainment - Posted June 30, 2008
Vivi Zigler, the woman who brought you (the marketing for) Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Celebrity Poker, has been promoted yet again within NBC Universal, where she has worked for more tha... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Goes to the Party: Schnabel at Gagosian - Posted February 22, 2008
Julian Schnabel's paintings of bones (used in the credit sequence of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) are on view at Gagosian Gallery, with a preview party last night. Schnabel's at work on his next film, because he evidently needs no sleep. Tilda Swinton, Lauren Hutton, Ben Silverman, the Wein... [FishbowlLA]

Who's Nerdier, Uglier, Meaner--WGA or AMPTP? - Posted January 8, 2008
Who said this? Sadly, it feels like the nerdiest, ugliest, meanest kids in the high school are trying to cancel the prom. But NBC wants to try to keep that prom alive. Ben Silverman, head of NBC said that... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 3, 2007
"Dick Cheney Is Still A War Criminal, Hilary Clinton Is Still Satan And I'm Back On the Radio": Shock-Jock Don Imus tried to say little has changed in the time between his firing from CBS eight months ago to his ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.09.07 - Posted November 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. Pricey shampoos are your thing. Can you answer this week's CQ Political Trivia? The Associated Press ... [FishbowlDC]

W Mag Lassoes NBC's Silverman - Posted September 14, 2007
NBC Universal's TV entertainment chief Ben Silverman has industry insiders divided thanks to his success on the small-screen coupled with an over-the-top attitude. W Magazine's October issue lets readers judge for themselves in a feature - penned by Senior Writer Gabriel Snyder - on NBC's main man and here's ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted July 17, 2007
Sorkin Finds Losing Is A Bitch: In a sit-down with Aaron Sorkin, Patrick Goldstein (an avowed Sorkin fan, like ourselves) writes that Studio 60 failed on the weight of its own bad premise m... [FishbowlLA]

Ben Silverman Sick and Nervous In His National Debut - Posted July 16, 2007
FBLA guest blogger Dan Cox mined the cavernous troll-infested passages of TCA this morning, and files this bit of sparkly goodness: Newly named NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman looked particularly coiffed in that "I don't give a shit" disheveled kind of way as he was faced for the first time with ... [FishbowlLA]

Peacock Productions Following Proud Tradition - Posted July 12, 2007
Is Ben Silverman influencing NBC News by some insidious mind control? Peacock Productions, which sounds like a soft-porn video company, is a new nonfiction provider for NBC, MSNBC, etc. NBC News president, Steve Capus says: There ha... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 06.08.07 - Posted June 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. An NBC release announced that "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' topped the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, June 3, 2007 in total viewers, homes and in the key demographic adults 25-54." On Sunday, "Meet the Press"... [FishbowlDC]

Nazarena Velez--Dancing With the Stars in Argentina /Station Fined for Sexy Strip - Posted June 8, 2007
Down in Argentina, Nazarena Velez put on a show on Dancing with the Stars (Bailando por un sueno) that makes Janet Jackson look like the singing nun. Not only was the presenting... [FishbowlLA]

Six Degrees: Luke Ford and Ben Silverman - Posted June 6, 2007
Luke Ford once worked for Ben Silverman. Ford was temping, made email pals with Silverman's assistant in London, and Silverman went through her emails and found a chapter of Ford's book on sex in the mov... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Rankles Ben Silverman - Posted June 4, 2007
James Hibbard, at TV Week.com, reports that Nikki Finke got under the skin of NBC's newly anointed Ben Silverman with all that ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke on Ben Silverman's Sweet Deal with NBC and All That Have Gone Before - Posted May 30, 2007
While we've not always agreed with Nikki Finke, her latest post is a work of genius, if only for her skill with Google Images. Never have so many people looked so dreadful--and with good reason. Writing about NBC's cozy deal with Ben Silverman, Fi... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 05.30.07 - Posted May 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. You would rather have 15 hour work days and a three day weekend. An ABC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research for May Sweeps, ABC News 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' averaged 2.55 million Total Viewer... [FishbowlDC]

Barnum Awards Move back to LA/Silverman, Tisch, Blackley Honored , - Posted May 29, 2007
The annual P.T. Barnum Awards, which honor Tufts University alumni in the arts & entertainment industries, are going to producer Steve Tisch, CAA's video game guru Seamus Blackley and man of the hour, Ben Silverman. At next week's ... [FishbowlLA]

NBC Snags Reveille's Silverman, Blows Taps for Reilly - Posted May 29, 2007
FBLA's anonymous tip turned out to be true: NBC is trying to ditch Kevin Reilly, and right before prom, too. News of Reilly... [FishbowlLA]

Changes At WSJ, NBC - Posted May 28, 2007
Some Memorial Day weekend job shuffling of note. First, from our own Revolving Door: Brian Steinberg, Wall Street Journal ad columnist, is headed to AdAge where he'll be the TV editor. And some big holiday weekend hustling at NBC, where Jeff Zucker has tapped reality mogul ... [Fishbowl NY]

Changes At WSJ, NBC - Posted May 28, 2007
Some Memorial Day weekend job shuffling of note. First, from our own Revolving Door: Brian Steinberg, Wall Street Journal ad columnist, is headed to AdAge where he'll be the TV editor. And some big holiday weekend hustling at NBC, where Jeff Zucker has tapped reality mogul ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC Trying to Dump Kevin Reilly: A Completely Unsubstantiated Rumor - Posted May 25, 2007
Our tipsters tell us reality mogul Ben Silverman has been offered NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly's job. Is it true? We don't know. But we'll find out and get back to you. Is it grotesquely irresponsible to publish these kinds of rumors on a news site: Absolutely. Welcome to New Journalism. [Update: 11:20... [FishbowlLA]

Lunch at Michael's: Tina Brown's Bathroom Promise - Posted May 16, 2007
We were expecting a celeb sighting or two since it's Upfront time — the week the networks trot out their overpaid and underfed stars to shill for their supper — but alas, there were no signs of McDreamy or Matthew Fox anywhere. (Thankfully, we d... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Tina Brown's Bathroom Promise - Posted May 16, 2007
We were expecting a celeb sighting or two since it's Upfront time — the week the networks trot out their overpaid and underfed stars to shill for their supper — but alas, there were no signs of McDreamy or Matthew Fox anywhere. (Thankfully, we d... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Brokaw & Burns Break Bread - Posted March 28, 2007
The scene at 55th & Fifth was bustling as always thanks to one iconic newsman (we always sit up a little straighter when Tom Brokaw is in the room), a mix of movie moguls and the usual roundup of public relations pitchmen and women. Peggy Siegal... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Brokaw & Burns Break Bread - Posted March 28, 2007
The scene at 55th & Fifth was bustling as always thanks to one iconic newsman (we always sit up a little straighter when Tom Brokaw is in the room), a mix of movie moguls and the usual roundup of public relations pitchmen and women. Peggy Siegal... [FishbowlNY]

Details Picks 26 Mavericks and 1 Ryan Seacrest - Posted March 22, 2007
Details magazine, where the devil must be, lists the 2007 Mavericks--27 thinkers behind this year's most exciting innovations. From the press release: DETAILS' 2007 Mavericks lists current revolutionary leaders current revolutionary leaders--from media and entertainment to politics... [FishbowlLA]

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