AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

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AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Highly regarded television executive, Amy Thurlow, has been named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for dick clark productions, it was announced today by Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions.  She will be based at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report directly to Mahan.

“Amy is one of the most talented executives in the business with an unparalleled business acumen when it comes to leading, strategizing and growing a company.  She will play a vital management role as dick clark productions expands our global television footprint,” said Mahan. “I have known Amy for many years and it is a tremendous pleasure to have her join the dick clark productions team.”

“It is an incredible time to join dick clark productions with the expansion of its global business under the leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan,” said Thurlow.  “I am honored to work with such a historic company as dick clark productions and contribute to some of the biggest live television events in the world.”

Thurlow most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy for TV Guide Network, a CBS/Lionsgate partnership, based in New York and Los Angeles.  Prior to serving as CFO and EVP, she held several positions within the company, including Senior Vice President, Sales Strategy and Planning.

Earlier in Thurlow’s career, she joined NBC Universal as Manager of Corporate Staff Finance in 1998 and worked her way up to Finance Director of Film and TV Distribution.  She began her career at the General Electric Corporation.

Thurlow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and her Executive MBA from New York University.

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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS 
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; and “Rising Star” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).  In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC).  Dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming.  For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

FIRST CONTESTANTS ON “RISING STAR” ANNOUNCED

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FIRST CONTESTANTS ON “RISING STAR” ANNOUNCED
WHOSE PERFORMANCE WILL RAISE THE WALL? FIND OUT SUNDAY, JUNE 22 ON ABC!
The first set of phenomenal singers from across the country will perform on this Sunday’s premiere of ABC’s hotly-anticipated new series, “Rising Star,” Sunday, June 22, (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET; check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. They are:

Lisa Punch, Age 21, Brooklyn, NY
Joshua Peavy, Age 28, Soperton, GA
Jesse Kinch, Age 20, Seaford, NY​
Maneepat Myra Molloy, Age 16, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Darling, Age 31, Nashville, TN​
Summer Collins, Age 18, Fayetteville, NC
Daniel & Olivia, (Daniel Wolfe, Age 24 and Olivia Thai, Age 25) San Gabriel Valley, CA​
Colin Huntley, Age 16, Georgetown, TX
Beyond 5, Nashville, TN
(Members of Beyond 5: Zac Love, Age 19; Tanner Myler, Age 19; TJ Ryan, Age 16; Patch Crowe, Age 19; Ammon Soloasa Tuimaualuga, Age 17)

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter Josh Groban will host, and country music superstar Brad Paisley, music sensation Kesha and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris comprise the expert panel on ABC’s “Rising Star,” the next evolution of live television.  “Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time.  The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live.  During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition.   If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on.  In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

To vote for your favorite contestants, home judges (viewers) can download the Rising Star ABC app through the Apple App Store, Windows Market Place, or the Google Play Store.  The App is essential to participate in the voting process, but it’s totally FREE and easy to use.  Just register with your Facebook or Twitter account, and you’re ready to go.   Before each performance, you’ll be asked to check-in, and then when it’s time to vote, swipe BLUE (to the right) to vote YES or RED (to the left) to vote NO.  You’ll see the results of the vote in REAL TIME on television – even if you are on the West Coast.  In just seconds, your votes determine whether the wall rises, whether a contestant moves on or goes home, or if you’re on the West Coast, whether a lucky contestant gets a second chance.  And IF you give us permission through the app, you might also see your Facebook or Twitter profile picture on the Rising Star wall.  To learn more on how to vote, click here.

“Rising Star” opened the gate to a new era in reality competition, when the executive producers, Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”) kicked off a nationwide search for talent earlier this year. The show accepted submissions online, via Instagram and production members traveled to Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Boston for in person auditions. Beginning June 22, the contestants winnowed down by that search will have their moment onstage in “Rising Star” with viewers deciding who wins.

The series airs over 10 weeks. The first 3 weeks—“Qualifiers”– showcase approximately 30 acts, and these episodes will be 2 hours each. Beginning July 13, the series is one hour weekly. The next phases of competition are the duels—where acts compete one-on-one. Those who survive return for the Quarterfinal and perhaps Semifinal rounds, as the field continues to narrow until the night of the Finals, when just 1 of the remaining acts will be named the “Rising Star” winner.

June 22, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
June 29, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
July 6, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
July 13, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels
July 20, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels
July 27, 9-10 p.m. ET– Duels
August 3, 9-10 p.m. ET– Quarterfinals
August 10, 9-10 p.m. ET – Quarterfinals
August 17, 9-10 p.m. ET- Semifinals
August 24, 9-10 p.m. ET – Finals

“Rising Star” is executive produced in the U.S. by Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). The series is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).

ABC’s GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER SINGING COMPETITION SERIES “RISING STAR” LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM

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ABC’s GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER SINGING COMPETITION SERIES “RISING STAR”
LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM CAMPAIGN TO POWER THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S BEST
SINGERS

Instagram Video Audition Submissions Begin March
25th

“Rising Star,” the groundbreaking singing competition which opens the gate to a new era in reality entertainment, today announced an Instagram campaign to make the audition process simple, fun and fast through 15 second or less Instagram video auditions. Aspiring solos, duos, and vocal groups (up to 5 members), from all music genres, can submit audition videos via Instagram Direct beginning today, March 25, 2014. “Rising Star” premieres Sunday, June 22 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC.

To submit an Instagram video submission:

1) Follow RisingStarABC on Instagram
2) Use Instagram Direct to send a 15 second or less audition video
3) Include your e-mail in the caption of the video. Contestants must be 16 years old to participate.

Singers are encouraged to visit www.iamarisingstar.com to find information on the nationwide in-person auditions and for more information on the audition process. Through the website, singers can register to audition in person, audition online or nominate a friend or family member to audition. Nationwide in-person auditions begin Saturday, March 29th.

“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).

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ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF

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ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUDITIONS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29th

VISIT WWW.ABC.COM/RISINGSTAR FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABC’s innovative new series “Rising Star,” which opens the gate to a new era in reality competition, kicks off its nationwide search for talent on Saturday, March 29th. The U.S. series is helmed by executive producers Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). Aspiring singers are encouraged to visit www.abc.com/risingstar  for more information on the audition process. Solo vocalists, duos and vocal groups (up to five members) can register to audition in person, online or nominate a friend/family member.

“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

“RISING STAR” HOPEFULS CAN AUDITION IN-PERSON IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
DALLAS: March 29th
ATLANTA: April 1st
CHICAGO: April 8th
NASHVILLE: April 11th
LOS ANGELES: April 15th
NEW YORK: April 24th
BOSTON: April 26th

“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). The singing competition for ABC will mark the company’s first foray into the market since its formation in October.

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