Joanna Wells

Comedy Central poaches Gleam short-form expert

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK is to push heavily into short-form video after hiring Claire McArdle from social talent agency Gleam Futures. McArdle will be VP, Comedy Central International Studios, based out of London and reporting to Comedy Central and MTV UK managing director Jill Offman. She will commission digital originals, focusing on identifying […]

Viacom poaches Fox, Discovery execs for Europe

Viacom has added a pair of executives to its southern Europe team, one from Discovery Communications and the other from Fox International Channels. Andrea Castellari (left) has been appointed senior VP and general manager, VIMN Italy, Middle East and Turkey. He was previously a senior programming executive at Discovery in Italy. Based in Milan, he […]