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Posts Tagged ‘Lloyd Braun’

Whiskey Media Purchased by Production Company BermanBraun

Santa Monica-based BermanBraun announced today the acquisition of Whiskey Media, the online media company created by Shelby Bonnie, co-founder and former CEO of CNET.

But BermanBraun did not acquire all of Whiskey Media’s Internet properties. The websites Giant Bomb and Comic Vine are reportedly being sold to CBS Interactive.

The Whiskey Media web properties that will be added to the BermanBraun portfolo include Anime Vice, tech site Tested, and the film and television site Screened. BermanBraun has also acquired Whiskey Media’s content publishing platform.

BermanBraun is a film, television and digital production company owned by former TV executives Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. Together with MSM the company operates celebrity news site Wonderwall and the women’s lifestyle site GLO.

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Mainstream Media Heavyweights Toast Launch of GabCast.TV

Lloyd Braun, Michael Eisner, and Fred Silverman. That’s a pretty impressive media exec triumvirate. Add to the mix Paul Wagner and you’ve got the braintrust responsible for GabCast.TV, a new streaming video programming hub that officially launched today.

There’s all kinds of grassroots programming here, including a channel featuring 28-year-old LA single Katie Matthews (pictured). Her show continued with another episode this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. PST:

Aside from her abundance of personal dating and relationship trials, Katie blogs and ghostwrites for several dating sites. She also writes sketch comedy and plays on an all-female improv team around LA. Originally from Missouri, Katie’s morally conservative upbringing underscores her adventures in the vibrant LA dating scene.

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New Website For Perez Hilton

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Media Post has the scoop that celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is launching a new website:

That’s the word from Henry Copeland, Founder and CEO of BlogAds.com, which handles ad sales for the “Queen of All Media”‘s hugely popular gossip site, PerezHilton.com.

With his new site, Hilton – who, according to Copeland, has “this genetic link with 26-year-old women” – will focus on longer-form, more advertiser-friendly content.

To some, the immediate success of Wonderwall – a gossip site launched earlier this year for MSN by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun – showed that the crude and mean-spirited coverage popularized by Perez, a.k.a. Mario Lavandeira, might have run its course with audiences.

LAT In 90 Seconds

34081401-03163543.jpgHot Network Mess: Reporter Greg Braxton describes how far BET has to go to undo its image as a bad-taste maker in the black community.

34080616-03155713.jpgWhat’s It Worth? Columnist Patrick Goldstein has a great piece today about the randomness of the price of anything these days (which you can read, for free, online). Apparently the writers’ strike has Goldstein in an economic existential crisis. It makes for a good read (again, for free).

smoore.jpegDo You Yahoo? The company that isn’t Google is busy plotting for world domination in its Santa Monica office. And Scott Moore, a senior vice president who is now in charge of all Southern California-based projects, is apparently the guy who is going to lead the attack. Except … wasn’t that what Lloyd Braun was supposed to do?

Jerry Springer To Take Over For Regis | Brian Williams In Iraq No Stunt | Rachael Ray Attacked In Union Square

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  • Jerry Springer: Takes over for Regis on America’s Got Talent. [B & C]
  • Brian Williams In Iraq: Not a publicity stunt. [<a href="Inky]
  • Rachael Ray: Even dogs don’t like her. [Page Six]
  • Lloyd Braun’s Production Co.: Strikes deal with NBC. [NYT]
  • Boston Globe: Suspends sportswriter for plagiarism. [BoGlo]
  • ESPN: Not player-haters in the least. [Metro]

In The Trades: Charity, Diversity

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Parties, parties, parties–and the Motion Picture and Television Fund rakes in the cash, funding the industry’s foremost resource for help and care–Taking Care of Our Own is their motto.

Martin Scorsese will direct Brian Selznick’s children’s mystery The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He’s also slated to direct Silence, about two 17th century Jesuit priests who witness the hardships of spreading Christianity in Japan. Light-hearted entertainment–that’s Marty!

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Yahoo! is launching Odd News Underground, with a singing anchor. Lloyd Braun and David Katz left just in time.

Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Universal Studios president Ron Meyer to urge increased industry diversity. He’s also concerned about the Academy:

The Academy needs to reflect America itself, and this is an archaic arrangement.

Surely the Academy should reflect a better-looking America?

LAT in 90 Seconds

creativeduo.jpgBermanBraun: Gail Berman, who resigned this month as president of Paramount Pictures, is teaming up with another ex-exec, outsted head of Yahoo Inc.’s media group Lloyd Braun, to produce TV programs, movies and shortform shows.

alsoran.jpgAlmost Famous: Fawning sentences like this one “The leggy singer with the cascade of brown hair knocked her hips from side to side theatrically,” really should be reserved for an empty profile of an A-lister. Not for an American Idol also-ran.

arif.jpgStraight Face: In testimony in the Scooter Libby hearings, Ari Fleischer confirms that he spent the entirety of his tenure as White House press secretary being a douchebag. To wit: “It was like a lot of things that I said to the press. It had no impact.”