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Kaplan Stahler Agency Names Cindy Mintz Head of TV Literary

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Kaplan Stahler’s Cindy Mintz has been named head of TV Literary at the boutique agency. In her new role, Mintz will oversee a department of five agents.

Mintz joined Kaplan Stahler in 2013 after a brief stint at Abrams Artists Agency, where she was instrumental in launching their TV literary department. Prior to Abrams, she spent 15 years as a TV packaging agent at ICM Partners.

“We have been fortunate to have benefited from Cindy’s invaluable industry and client relationships, and exceptional leadership skills,” said Todd Mooney, COO. “It’s a pleasure to recognize her commitment to client representation and to the future of Kaplan Stahler with this well-earned title.”

Mintz guides a roster of successful writers, directors and producers working in television and film which include Terri Kopp, Jamie Pachino (Sneaky Pete), Mike Herro & David Strauss (All American), Ron McGee (NCIS: Nola), Sonay Hoffman
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Photo Flash: S. Epatha Merkerson, Daniel Mitura and More in Signature Theatre's A Shift In Gravity Reading

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson 'Law amp Order', Screen Actors Guild Award winner Peri Gilpin'Frasier', Daniel Mitura and Jean Brassard participated in a benefit reading of Kathleen McGhee-Anderson's new play A Shift In Gravity, directed by Ricardo Khan on Monday, December 9 at 830pm at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Scroll down for photos from the reading
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S. Epatha Merkerson, Peri Gilpin & More Set for A Shift In Gravity Benefit Reading Today

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson 'Law amp Order', Screen Actors Guild Award winner Peri Gilpin 'Frasier', Daniel Mitura and Jean Brassard are set for benefit reading of Kathleen McGhee-Anderson's new play A Shift In Gravity, directed by Ricardo Khan today, December 9 at 830pm at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. A Shift In Gravity is presented by 651 Arts and associated produced by Lorraine Rodriquez-Reyes.
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S. Epatha Merkerson, Peri Gilpin & More Set for A Shift In Gravity Benefit Reading, 12/9

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson 'Law amp Order', Screen Actors Guild Award winner Peri Gilpin 'Frasier', Daniel Mitura and Jean Brassard set for benefit reading of Kathleen McGhee-Anderson's new play A Shift In Gravity, directed by Ricardo Khan on Monday, December 9 at 830pm at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. A Shift In Gravity is presented by 651 Arts and associated produced by Lorraine Rodriquez-Reyes.
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Classic TV back in DVD: Lincoln Heights: The Complete First Season

Shout! factory is delivering a great American drama, "Lincoln Heights: The Complete First Season" which contains all 13 one-hour episodes that aired on ABC Family in 2007 as well as a booklet with introduction written by series executive producer Kathleen McGhee-Anderson. This collectible 4-dvd box set comes just in time for Valentine's Day. The critically acclaimed series saw Eddie uproot his wife Jenn and their three children Cassie, Lizzie and Tay from their small suburban apartment to the inner-city neighborhood where he grew up. Eddie.s dreams of home-ownership and enacting positive change in a struggling community quickly turn to frustration and doubt that change is even possible. Faced with thugs, territorial gangs and even hostile neighbors and
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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Precious' nab NAACP Image award nominations

Six  was the magic number for NAACP Image Awards nominations announced Wednesday (Jan. 6).

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," the film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and the TNT's telepic "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" led with six nominations apiece.

In music, however, Jay-z and Maxwell led the way with five nods each.

The nominations were announced at a press conference that featured Tay Diggs, comedian Wanda Sykes, "Brothers Star" Michael Strahan, Tatyana Ali and Kyle and Chris Massey.

The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live beginning at 8 p.m. Et on Friday, Feb. 26 on Fox.

Check out the nominees:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

"30 Rock" (NBC)

"Everybody Hates Chris"(CW)

"Glee"(Fox)

"Tyler Perry's House of Payne"(TBS)

"Ugly Betty"(ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Daryl "Chill" Mitchell - "Brothers"(Fox)

Donald Faison - "Scrubs"(NBC)

Dulé Hill - "Psych"(USA Network)

Lavan Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne
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"Precious" Leads NAACP Image Awards Nominations

"Precious" leads the nominations for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards earning eight noms including Best Director for Lee Daniels, Best Actress for Gabourey Sidibe, Supporting Actress for Mariah Carey, Monique, and Paula Patton, and Best Supporting Actor for Lenny Kravitz.

"Precious" also got nods for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Independent Film. Other films nominated were "Invictus," "Michael Jackson's This Is It," "The Blind Side," and "The Princess and the Frog."

Winners will be announced Feb. 26 on Fox.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards:

Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Motion Picture

. "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. "Michael Jackson's: This Is It" (Columbia Pictures)

. "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

. "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

. Denzel Washington , "The Taking of Pelham 123" (Columbia Pictures
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And You Thought 2008 Was Tough

In many ways, 2009 was a yearlong echo of 2008. The recession that began last year may have ended, but unless you work for Goldman Sachs, you probably didn't notice. Meanwhile, so-called "new media"—a moniker that as time passes sounds more and more like it was invented by somebody's grandpa—continued to imitate a fast-moving glacier carving a canyon across the old-media landscape. Nearly every major story of 2009 sprang from these two reservoirs, already well tapped in 2008. But at the very least, this year was no less interesting than the one it followed. Here are 10 reasons why.10. Equity's swinging doorMaybe former Actors' Equity Association executive director John P. Connolly, who resigned Nov. 30, and former Equity president Mark S. Zimmerman, who resigned Dec. 12, really did decide within two weeks of each other to leave their union posts to focus on their respective acting careers and personal lives. Maybe not. But for Equity,
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The Naacp Image Awards Nominations

The Naacp has announced it's 40th Annual Image Awards nominations. In the film category, Cadillac Records, The Secret Life of Bees, Miracle at St. Anna, Seven Pounds and Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys" have been nominated.

The TV network with the most nominations? ABC with 24 total!

The awards night will be televised on Fox, Feb. 12 from the Shrine Auditorium.

Click Read More to see the complete list of nominees:

Television Categories

Comedy Series

"30 Rock" (NBC)

"Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)

"The Game" (CW)

"Tyler Perry.s House of Payne" (TBS)

"Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Faison - "Scrubs" (NBC)

Lavan Davis - "Tyler Perry.s House of Payne" (TBS)

Paul James - "Greek" (ABC Family)

Terry Crews - "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)

Tyler James Williams - "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW)

Actress in a Comedy Series

America Ferrera -
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