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WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE AND WORK WITH THE MOST NOTABLE ENTERTAINERS IN THE INDUSTRY. WE DO THIS WITH EXPERIENCE, INSIGHT AND PASSION.

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JOHN FERRITER

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JAMIE GRUTTEMEYER

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IN THE NEWS

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Gemma Collins appears with Ron Dante and The Tearaways

The Tearaways had some special guests drop by on the video shoot for “Sweet Sounds of Summer.” The UK Star will be featured, along with legendary music artist Ron Dante, on the upcoming The Tearaways music video.

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Trish Regan Fights Back Against Chinese State TV

Trish Regan responded to recent criticism of her broadcasted by (the government-controlled TV channel) CGTN. On her primetime program, the anchor let loose and boldly declared “You picked the wrong fight here!”

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Our Client Trish Regan is Getting the Attention of the Chinese State Media

They may not not like her but they cannot ignore her.

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Julie Stewart-Binks on her year in comedy and return to sports

Julie Stewart-Binks has returned to the sports world after a year-long hiatus. She talks about exploring the comedy world during her gap year, self-exploration, and how improv and stand-up has made her a better sports broadcaster.

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Clem Burke Doc Shows Up Strong to NYC Film Fest

My View: Clem Burke covers the life and career of the legendary Blondie drummer and Hall-of-Fame inductee. Packed with interviews with Clem and tons of other music icons, this film is a must-see for anyone who loves music and its history.

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Trish Regan Tells Evie How She Got It All.

The Emmy-nominated host of Trish Regan Primetime sat down with Brittany Martinez of Evie. She shared her experience and insight on how she reached the top of her profession while maintaining a rich and love-filled personal life.

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KTLA wrecking crew link with Sam Rubin!


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John Ferriter Speaks at Columbia School of Journalism

John Ferriter was proud to speak at The Columbia Journalism School in New York City on March 14, 2019. Students engaged with John Ferriter about the changing world of journalism and how to stand out in such a competitive field.


Oscars 2019 Ratings Rise From Last Year to 29.6 Million Viewers

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The ratings for the 2019 Oscars telecast are up slightly from last year.

In the time zone adjusted fast national ratings, the awards show drew a 7.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 29.6 million viewers on Sunday. That is up from a 6.8 rating and 26.5 million in 2018. That is an increase of approximately 12% in total viewers and 13% in the key demo. And while that is up from last year’s historic low, this year was the second smallest audience ever for an Academy Awards telecast.

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“Congratulations to our friend and client Glenn Weiss on Producing and Directing the 2019 Academy Awards for ABC.  12% Ratings increase!!”


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The Weeklings & The Tearaways: Keeping Rock Alive

There are a number of bands that keep the flame of straight-ahead rock and roll burning brightly. Two of the best are The Weeklings and The Tearaways. Both groups embody the spirit of the sounds of the 1960s and 1970s, while still giving their music a fresh and contemporary spin. The Weeklings features veteran rockers Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave and Joe Bellia. The New Jersey-based band performs the songs of The Beatles, as well as crafting their own power-pop infused originals like “Love Can,” and “Stop Your Running Around.” These songs can found on their excellent 2016 album Studio 2The disc was named for (and produced at) the revered Abbey Road location where The Beatles created much of their iconic music.

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Syndication Ratings: Shows Bounce Back as March Madness Comes to Close

'ET,' 'Inside Edition' tie for lead in week ending April 7 Paige AlbiniakApr 16, 2019

Syndies rebounded in the week ending April 7 as the NCAA’s annual college basketball tournament, March Madness, drew to a close with the finals between ultimate victor University of Virginia against Texas Tech on Monday, April 8. More…


Beyond the Boys’ Club: Music Executive Allison Hagendorf

Allison HagendorfGlobal Head of Rock at Spotify

Allison HagendorfGlobal Head of Rock at Spotify

Global Head of Rock at Spotify weighs in on women in the rock and metal industry

BY ANNE ERICKSON

ON APRIL 17, 2019, 11:10AM


Beyond the Boys’ Club is a monthly column from journalist and radio host Anne Erickson, focusing on women in rock and metal music, as they offer their perspectives on the music industry and discuss their personal experiences. This month’s piece features an interview with Allison Hagendorf, the Global Head of Rock at Spotify. Read More…


CW Broadcast: The Tearaways

The Tearaways perform their new Christmas single "Stuff Your Stocking" at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.


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‘Temptation Island’ Reboot: Meet the 24 Singles Searching for Love

“I think the show stays very true to the original version except it’s more focused on finding lasting love. Not just for the couples but the singles too,” Mark L. Walberg, who was the original host and will return for the reboot, exclusively tells Us. “Originally, the singles were simply there to tempt. This version, we make sure to iterate that the singles are also looking for love. They’ve had their ups and downs, too.”


Oscars: Donna Gigliotti, Glenn Weiss to Produce Telecast

Donna Gigliotti will produce the 91st Oscars telecast, with Glenn Weiss co-producing and directing the show.

The Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Feb. 24, 2019, from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“Donna and Glenn will infuse new energy and vision into this 91st awards presentation, and we are excited about a broad-based creative relationship with these two artists,” Academy president John Bailey said on Monday. Read more…






BWW Review: MAME at North Shore Music Theatre

JUNE 7, 2018

The classic Musical "Mame" opened the 2018 season last night at NSMT. The Musical by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, with Lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the book by Patrick Dennis, is a 1966 Musical Theatre warhorse that has starred such luminaries as, Rosalind RussellAngela Landsbury, and even Lucille Ball, in the ill-fated 1970's movie. I have seen seven productions of Mame at theatres all over the US over the last 30 years and in each production, Mame was portrayed by a matronly actress in the twilight of her career. It was incredibly refreshing to see the role played by a Broadway veteran in the prime of... (Read More)


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North Shore Music Theatre Delivers a Rousing, Touching ‘Mame’

JUNE 7, 2018

The opening musical of North Shore Music Theatre’s 63rd season is “Mame”, originally titled “My Best Girl”, it is based on the 1955 fictional novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and a 1956 play starring Rosalind Russell. The musical version by Jerry Herman opened on Broadway on May 24, 1966, ran for 1,508 performances and starred Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur who both won Tony Awards for their roles... (Read More)

 

 

 


Former Miss America Hagan will challenge Rogers for Congress

Jun 6, 2018 

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Opelika native and former Miss America winner Mallory Hagan won the Democratic Party's Congressional primary election Monday night and will challenge 16-year Republican incumbent Mike Rogers for the U.S. House of Representatives 3rd District of Alabama seat during the midterm election in November.

Hagan earned the Democratic nomination over clinical psychologist and Talladega native Adia Winfrey with almost 66 percent of the vote as of 10:30 p.m. Read More...


 
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‘Abuse of Power’ First Look: Lauren Sivan Pulls Back the Curtain on ‘Master Manipulators’ (Exclusive)

What happens when power becomes more important than anything else, even life?

That’s the big question journalist Lauren Sivan poses in Oxygen’s new original series, Abuse of Power. ET has your exclusive first look at the show, which will examine twisted and true stories about people in positions of power. Each episode will feature emotional testimonials, never-before-seen interviews and dramatic reenactments to reveal the sordid details of some of the most notorious cases of exploitation in recent history. Read More...

 

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Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes back TV journalist Lauren Sivan, one of the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein. Sivan also talks about an uncomfortable encounter with the late Roger Ailes, former head of Fox News. On her new TV series “Abuse of Power,” Sivan says, she spotlights true stories of people in power taking inappropriate advantage of their positions. "Abuse of Power" premieres Saturday, May 12th on our sister network Oxygen.

 

 
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Don’t you dare brand #MeToo as hysteria and hypocrisy, Polanski – you’re a sickening child rapist who should be behind bars, not a camera

Yes, Roman Polanski, a fugitive child rapist, genuinely believes the global movement to expose sexual predators exactly like him is just a load of silly, overblown nonsense.

I wondered if he'd been misquoted, or misleadingly paraphrased.

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The Working-Mom Story Every Young Woman Should Hear...

FOX Business Network anchor Trish Regan reflects back on her choice to skip most of her maternity leave—and what she learned from the difficult, painful experience.

 
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MALLORY HAGAN

Former Miss America Mallory Hagan is running for the seat held by Rep. Mike Rogers in Alabama's 3rd Congressional District. These are excerpts from a recent interview with...

 
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Samantha Harris on her battle with cancer

 
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Glenn Weiss earns his 12th and 13th Emmy Awards at this year's ceremony

Glenn poses with Janis Svendsen, both holding the awards that he earned for producing the Tony Awards and directing the Academy Awards.

 

Mike Wolfe from The History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’: Recycling America, Preserving our History - April 30th, 2017

Mike Wolfe from The History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’: Recycling America, Preserving our History? (learn how...)

 

6541 2 1 Ambitious Mike Wolfe rehab project will host barbershop, tattoo parlor in North Nashville - April 19th, 2017

Mike Wolfe saves and restores Nashville building Shelley Mays and Nate Rau

In one sense, it’s a relatively simple project: a barbershop, tattoo parlor and event space are moving into an old brick building on Jo Johnston Avenue just south of the Marathon Village complex.

But, Mike Wolfe, the star of the television show “American Pickers” and owner of the nearby Antique Archaeology store inside Marathon Village, sees a great deal more when he looks at his latest development.

Wolfe sees a legacy project he hopes will continue the neighborhood’s urban revival and inspire developers across Nashville to more seriously consider rehabilitating old buildings instead of demolishing... (more)

 

Ari Afsar - KTLA Interview - Hamilton Coming to Los Angeles!!!

 

Ari Afsar & Kelly Cervantes on 'Hamilton' in Today's Political Climate & Their Benefit Concert

Ari Afsar is a busy woman, taking to the PrivateBank Theatre stage eight times a week to play Eliza Hamilton (née Schuyler) in Chicago’s production of Hamilton. You’d think someone with that grueling of a schedule would use her free time to relax—but Afsar seems to be just as busy off-stage as she is on, mostly with helping others... (more)

 
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Rupert Holmes Developing NAME THAT TUNE Stage Musical

Prestige Entertainment Group has announced their development of a new Broadway theatrical musical based on Name That Tune, Harry Salter's legendary game show that pitted contestants against each other over knowledge of popular songs.

 

Flipping the Flop: How Disney’s Newsies Went from the Big-Screen to Broadway and Back Again

Disney’s 2012 Tony-winning Broadway musical Newsies makes its debut on the big screen this week, playing in movie theaters nationwide for three days beginning Thursday as part of a new partnership between Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions... (more...)

 

ARI AFSAR, HAMILTON, AND ‘LOVE YOU I DON’T’ - Interview by Brie Garrett, January 30th, 2017

Coming from San Diego, California, Arianna ‘Ari’ Afsar is already making a name for herself. From Miss California, to a finalist in Miss America, and a contestant on American Idol, the talented singer/songwriter/actress is beginning another chapter of her life as she embarks on releasing her debut music and starring in the musical currently taking the world by storm....(more...)

 

THE TEARAWAYS - "Jefferson Still Survives" Shoot by Noven Jaisi, circa 2016

Enjoy the latest installation of "Jefferson Still Survives, " shot by Noven Jaisi.

 

Ari Afsar Interview, December 1, 2016

Our client, Mr. Brian Copeland interviews local performers and delves into their latest shows. This week, Brian interviews our newest star, Ari Afsar on his weekly show, Theater Row. Have a listen and hear all about her amazing rise to her starring role where she plays Eliza Hamilton in the Broadway musical, “Hamilton."

Interview by Theater Row with Brian Copeland.

 

 

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Ep. 5 - John Ferriter, Nov 28, 2016

MANAGING HOLLYWOOD CAREERS. He's an A List Manager, former agent and is behind some of the biggest shows in television. Check out John's incredible story, amazing advice and how he has helped shape the careers of some of the biggest names in entertainment today.

 

THE TEARAWAYS - "Bash"
Directed by Stephen David Brooks
Nov, 2016

 

THE TEARAWAYS - "Hello Isla Vista" 
Directed by Stephen David Brooks
Sep 26, 2016

Music video from the Santa Barbara based The Tearaways. Find out more at http://www.tearaways.com

 

THE TEARAWAYS - "California Sun" 
Adelphi Ballroom

With Clem Burke, Liverpool
28th Aug, 2016

The Tearaways makes a fantastic gig at The Adelphi Ballroom, Liverpool, Sunday 28th August 2016. Shot just in front of the stage. In Full-HD and with very good sound-quality.


FEATURED ARTICLES

October 16, 2017
‘Name That Tune’ Revival In Works At CBS
The new Name That Tune was developed by Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein of Prestige Entertainment Group, which owns rights to the title. The two executive produce with veteran reality showrunner David Hurwitz (Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Fear Factor) and reality agent-turned-producer/manager John Ferriter of The Alternative. Casting is slated to begin shortly on the pilot...
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September 30, 2017
Mark Wright joins "Extra"
Mark Wright joins "Extra" as a correspondent for the 24th season. Mark will be seen on the show interviewing all the celebrities and covering events in Hollywood alongside host Mario Lopez and co-hosts Tanika Ray, Renee Bargh and New York co-host AJ Calloway.
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July 19, 2017
‘Trading Spaces’: Paige Davis To Return As Host For TLC Revival

Paige Davis, host of the original home design series Trading Spaces, is returning for TLC’s revival slated to air in 2018. In addition, casting of homeowners has begun in the first three cities of Los Angeles, Atlanta and Baltimore.
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December 2, 2016
LOU'S VIEWS: ‘Hamilton’ thrives in Chicago
“So is it as good as it is on Broadway?”
That’s the question I’ve heard repeatedly since I returned from hosting an Interlude Tours bus trip to see the musical “Hamilton” in Chicago.
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November 16, 2016
Carly Steel Is So Excited to Join 'ET' as a Correspondent

Congratulations are in order! Carly Steel, who is known for her high-profile celebrity interviews, has been named a correspondent for CBS’ Entertainment Tonight, where she previously served as a special correspondent.
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November 15, 2016
Carly Steel Named ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Correspondent

We’ll be seeing more of Carly Steel on Entertainment Tonight. Steel, who has worked as a special correspondent for ET since joining in 2013 to cover the Cannes Film Festival, has been named a correspondent for the top syndicated series.
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February 19, 2016
Oscars 2016 Production team (finally) announced; Glenn Weiss to make Oscar debut as director
Glenn Weiss will make his Oscar telecast debut as director on Feb. 28, but awards shows and live events are his specialty. He has directed 15 Tony Awards shows, for which he has won three directing Emmys. He has directed the Primetime Emmys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards, “Peter Pan Live!” and “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
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