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Bill McGoldrick Promoted to Executive Vice President of Original Scripted Programming at USA

Talk about working your way up the chain. Former USA Network executive assistant Bill McGoldrick was just named the executive vice president of original scripted programming for the network he got his start at back in 1998. McGoldrick was most recently USA’s senior vice president of original scripted programming.

“Bill has an incredible track record in developing and managing the success of our strong and diverse slate of scripted programming,” said USA co-president Jeff Wachtel. “We know he will continue to lead the network to even greater achievements, this summer and beyond.”

Nice to see the whole American dream still works for some people. Your humble Fishie is hoping to be executive grand overlord of Mediabistro one day.

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The Future of Original Web Video Programming

Perhaps the single biggest takeaway from the 2012 TV Summit is that Yahoo is trying REALLY hard to drum up Hollywood awareness of its new video content production strategy. The website sponsored the event and the Yahoo logo was front and center everywhere.

“We’ve got eight out of 10 people online touching Yahoo.com.” said Yahoo’s VP of  originals & video programming Erin McPherson in a new-media panel discussion.  “We call ourselves the ‘fifth network.’ That’s aspriational. But we’re TV on steroids. We’re creating a TV consumer experience but adding social and mobile.”

They’re also creating some nice swag. I was given not one, but two shiny blue Yahoo pens from a booth inside the  Summit. Very nice.

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