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Dade Hayes

Sony Pictures Urges Media to Destroy Hacked Documents

The massive hack into the computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment has held Hollywood rapt for weeks, and indications are that the pain could continue as stolen material is released in the days to come. Fusion, the joint venture of ABC News and Univision, has a useful explainer on the goings-on to this point. ...

Commish Dishes On Why to ♥ New York

In April 2014, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio named TV veteran Cynthia Lopez as commissioner of the Office of Media and Entertainent. She replaced Katherine Oliver, whose work in the Michael Bloomberg administration helped stimulate production in the city to its current level, generating $7 billion in annual spending and 100,000-plus jobs. Lopez, a former coexecutive producer of the PBS...

Simulmedia Panelists Examine Changes From 'Social to Mechanical Engineering'

Evidently not content with NewFronts, AllFronts and old-fashioned upfronts, ad data firm Simulmedia held a "PeopleFront" on Tuesday, aiming to assess the sea change in consumer data collection, targeting and ad delivery. ...