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Longtime Disney Staffer Launches FirstRun.TV

Gary Kleinman worked at Disney Studios for more than two decades, most recently as vice president of new media technology. Now, he’s hoping to leverage his expertise for a more independent minded content purveyor called FirstRun.TV.

Kleinman has created an embedded, Facebook-style community (TVPRODigies) through which he hopes to mine online indie gold. He’s also aiming to feed his weekly programming schedule via a production arm, StoryArc New Media, and sister site HybridSports.tv. Per today’s press release:

Kleinman notes that an alternative production approach was recently used on a new sitcom, The CYA, produced by StoryArc New Media. The series centers on an obsolete, hidden top secret agency–so top secret and so hidden–the government forgot it still exists today. “Four web episodes were shot using a Canon HD camera and Sony Vegas editing software,” he added. The CYA is now featured on FirstRun.tv.

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Layoffs At TV Guide Include Publisher

tv guide.jpgTV Guide cut a handful of staffers yesterday, including publisher Pete Haeffner, according to reports by MIN and The Wrap.

Other members of the TV Guide team who were let go include associate publishers Gary Kleinman and Mindy Nathanson.

TV Guide has been in flux since private equity firm OpenGate Capital — one of the bidders for BusinessWeekbought the magazine last year. President Scott Crystal was ousted in May and former Hachette Filipacchi president and CEO Jack Kliger was named acting CEO in July.

Cuts at TV Guide Include Publisher HaeffnerMIN online

Publisher, Others Axed at TV GuideThe Wrap

Related: Report: National Geographic Loses Publisher Giannetti