Industry Ink: NBC, BMI, ACM, UMG Nashville

‘Coat of Many Colors’ Will Air Christmas Day on NBC

Photo: Jeff Lipsky/NBC

Photo: Jeff Lipsky/NBC

An encore presentation of Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ television movie will air on Christmas Day on NBC at 9/8c. The project ranks as the most-watched film on the four broadcast networks in more than six years, with 13 million viewers during the initial Dec. 10 broadcast. With DVR viewing taken into account, the film reached 15.6 million viewers.

“I hoped to bring some families together so they could sit and watch a movie like this. I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I’m so blessed and thankful for everyone who watched and I hope this story reaches many, many more when NBC shows it Christmas night,” said Parton.

 

BMI Maui Songwriter Festival Concludes

Kacey and Willie

BMI songwriters Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson. Photo: Rebecca Adler Rotenberg

The inaugural BMI Maui Songwriters Festival attracted listeners to multiple island venues earlier this month. Held Dec. 8-13, the festival featured in-the-round performances, full-band sets and stories behind the songs. Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves shared the stage at the event’s kickoff party. Participating venues included Charley’s Saloon, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

 

ACM Hires Three Staffers

Pictured (L-R) Brandon Campbell, Bree Lutjens, Melissa Moldovan

Pictured (L-R) Brandon Campbell, Bree Lutjens, Melissa Moldovan

The Academy of Country Music has announced new hires in two departments: videographer/editor Brandon Campbell, assistant Bree Lutjens, and junior publicist Melissa Moldovan. All positions are based out the Academy’s headquarters in Encino, California.

Brandon Campbell joins the Creative & Content Production team as Videographer/Editor. Atlanta-born and Tennessee-raised, Campbell graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, where he studied Electronic Media Communications with a focus on single-camera production. Prior to joining the Academy, Campbell spent six years freelancing in Nashville, where he worked with various awards shows and artists—including Keith Urban, Mutemath and many more. Most recently, he was a full-time videographer for Hunter Hayes, a position he held for three years. He reports to Lisa Lee, Senior Vice President, Creative & Content Production.

Bree Lutjens graduated in May from San Diego State University, where she studied public relations and economics. During that time, she served as an ambassador to incoming university students each summer. In addition to her involvement within the SDSU campus, Lutjens also spent more than two years working for San Diego County’s local PBS station KPBS and spent three months working at a financial investment firm. Lutjens will assist and report dually to Lee and Brooke Primero, Senior Vice President, PR & Marketing.

Melissa Moldovan moved to California in 2001 and has spent the past three-and-a-half years working for the nationally-syndicated radio show The Big Time with Whitney Allen. A Chicago native, Moldovan worked as an assistant producer and fill-in co-host while simultaneously developing the show’s social media platforms. Her work eventually led to the creation of a social media coordinator position, which she undertook in addition to her other roles. Moldovan will report to Primero.

 

Ashley Wilson Promoted at UMG Nashville

Ashley Wilson

UMG Nashville has promoted Ashley Wilson to Coordinator, Media Marketing. Wilson interned in UMG’s media marketing department while completing her Bachelor’s degree at Nashville’s Belmont University, and was hired full-time as an administrative employee following her graduation this year.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Ashley into our Media Marketing department,” said Lori Christian, VP Media Marketing. “Since she interned with our department, I have been impressed with her work ethic, go-getter attitude and her graciousness. She is a perfect addition to our team and I can’t wait to watch her continue to grow and shine.”

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