Unscripted television producer Jupiter Entertainment has elevated veteran producer Steven McGovern to vice president of production.
In his expanded role, McGovern will manage daily operations, including budgeting and scheduling across all Jupiter projects. He currently oversees a production slate of programs that includes Oxygen’s Snapped and Killer Couples; Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me,Homicide Hunter and Murder Calls; and TV One’s Fatal Attraction.
McGovern will continue to work out of the company’s New York offices and reports directly to Robert Twilley, SVP and GM of Jupiter. Previously, he was the prodco’s director of production.
McGovern has more than 20 years of experience in the television industry, having previously produced and managed production for hundreds of series, specials and pilots, including HGTV franchises House Hunters International and House Hunters Renovation.
Throughout his career, McGovern has held senior posts at Leopard USA, ITV Studios, Studio Lambert, and multiple networks
The cable network that will finish 2018 as the fastest-growing cable entertainment network in prime time will post double-digit growth for the second consecutive year. That network is Oxygen, which is poised to post 15% growth year over year.
Oxygen says it has had 27 consecutive months of year-over-year growth in total viewers in total day, adding: “Every month in 2018 has been Oxygen’s best month in at least 5 years.”
The network’s ratings momentum spans a variety of its true-crime programs, including event series, investigation series and self-contained series.
“Event series ‘Aaron Hernandez Uncovered’ was Oxygen’s highest-rated true-crime program in network history with 487K P18-49 and 1.05 Million total viewers,” Oxygen said. “Investigation series ‘Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers’ was Oxygen’s highest-rated weekly premiering series since the true crime rebrand among P18-49 and F25-54.”
The announcement adds: “Self-contained true-crime series ‘Killer Couples’ is up +49% versus last season and is on
At 95 and reeling from his wife’s death and a feud with his daughter, the Marvel creator stands at the center of a nasty battle for his care (and estate). Gary Baum writes in a new report:
Back in early February, fighting what he later called “a little bout of pneumonia,” 95-year-old Stan Lee had an argument with his 67-year-old daughter, J.C. This was hardly unusual, but it seems to have been a breaking point.
The comic book legend sat in the office of his attorney Tom Lallas and signed a blistering declaration. The Feb. 13 document begins with some background, explaining that Lee and his late wife had arranged a trust for their daughter because she had trouble supporting herself and often overspent. “It is not uncommon for J.C. to charge, in any given month, $20,000 to $40,000 on credit cards,
Audio technology company ART19 will host nearly 110 podcasts NBC Sports, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Oxygen and Syfy – including NBC Sports Group’s “PFT PM” with ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, the “NASCAR on NBC Podcast,” and “Tara and Johnny” with Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” MSNBC’s podcast of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” podcast, Oxygen’s “Martinis Murder,” Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and Bravo’s “The Daily Dish.” ART19’s technology will provide aggregate measurement and monetization of these podcasts.
“ART19’s tools allow us to consolidate many podcasts under one roof and get actionable listening data,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, SVP of NBC Sports Ventures. “We’ve seen amazing growth in the world of podcasting over the
OXYGEN MEDIA FINISHES 3Q AS FASTEST GROWING CABLE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
3Q17 IS THE CRIME NETWORK’S MOST WATCHED 3Q IN 4 YEARS AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS
OXYGEN.COM IS THE #1 MOST POPULAR WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CRIME
New York, NY – October 3, 2017 – Oxygen Media, which rebranded to a high quality crime destination in July, finished 3Q as the fastest growing cable entertainment network year-over-year in primetime (up +44%) and total day (up +58%). Lead by original hit series like “Cold Justice,” from executive producer Dick Wolf, and the six-part event series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” 3Q17 was also the network’s most watched 3Q in four years among total viewers in total day.
“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” was Oxygen’s highest rated true crime series premiere in network history among F18-49, F25-54 and total viewers with a cumulative 1.1 Million people tuning
Some 50 employees of Bellum Entertainment have filed wage claims against the company with the California Labor Commissioner. The company even stiffed former FBI agents and ex-cops who appeared as experts on its true-crime shows, and Bellum’s former vice president – the nephew of its owner – says he’s owed money too.
“The claims mostly allege non-payment of wages and have been filed by actors, producers, crew members and others,” said Paola Laverde, a spokeswoman for the Labor Commissioner’s office. “Some have settled and some have not and are in different stages of the wage claim process.”
Bellum, the Burbank-based producer of reality such shows as It Takes a Killer, Corrupt Crimes, I Married a Murderer and Bizarre Murders, has been having trouble meeting its payroll since June, when CEO Mary Carole McDonnell told