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Nickelodeon Hires New VP of Programming

Nickelodeon has named CBS News’ 60 Minutes veteran producer and Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson as Vice President of News Programming for the leading kids’ network, as well as Executive Producer of the recently rebooted Nick News series.  In her newly created role, Laguerre-Wilkinson will spearhead Nick’s commitment of speaking to kids about the news and issues of the day,  overseeing all aspects of research, development and execution of news segments across Nickelodeon’s platforms.

For long-form news content, she will serve as Executive Producer of the net’s heralded Nick News series, which was recently rebooted in June with the acclaimed Kids Race and Unity special, hosted by Alicia Keys and which Laguerre-Wilkinson co-executive produced.  Based in New York, she will report to Brian Robbins, President of ViacomCBS Kids & Family Entertainment.

Brian Robbins states, “Magalie is a gifted journalist and producer with a long-proven ability to communicate the news of the day with compassion, empathy and precision.  Kids are well aware of the issues that affect their families and the world, and the talent and experience Magalie brings will serve as the foundation for how we aid or spark important conversations for our audience.”

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson joins Nickelodeon from CBS News’ 60 Minutes, America’s most watched news program, where she served for over 15 years as an Associate Producer and Producer on stories for Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Bob Simon, Steve Kroft, Anderson Cooper, and more. She was the key producer on one of the broadcast’s most memorable and inspiring stories about the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which won Peabody and Emmy accolades.

She has reported from around the world, while also covering domestic stories including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Sandy in New York. Most recently, she produced stories on the political divide in the United States with Oprah Winfrey as a contributing correspondent, as well as profiles of French street artist, JR and the new music director of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden. An interview host at Carnegie Council’s Ethics Matter and a producer and reporter for CUNY TV’s Arts in the City, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson previously worked as correspondent for CBS Evening News and producer for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

The original Nick News, created, written, and anchored by Linda Ellerbee, and produced by her company, Lucky Duck Productions, aired on Nickelodeon for 25 years, ending when Ellerbee retired in 2016.  Nick News won 10 Emmys, a Peabody, a Columbia DuPont, and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for Journalistic Excellence, the first and only time it was given to a children’s program.

Nickelodeon states that “Nick News was noted for  its ability to  show kids respect, and for  the direct way it explained world events,—including 9/11, U.S. wars from the first Gulf War through The Iraqi Invasion, presidential politics, HIV-AIDS and Hurricane Katrina—and for always giving kids a voice and a safe place to question their world.”

Nickelodeon, now in its 41st year, is reportedly the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

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Makeup Artist to the Stars: Omayma Ramzy

Model: Hannah Novak, Makeup by Omayma Ramzy, Photo credit: Piers Bosler

Charming, witty, brilliant, beautiful, and talented beyond compare, the lovely Omayma Ramzy reveals to Hollywood Sentinel listeners and readers here how she began, how the next generation of makeup artists can try to follow in her footsteps, and what it’s like to be one of the most important makeup artists working in Hollywood and the world today.

About Omayma Ramzy

Business leader and Celebrity Makeup Artist Omayma Ramzy recently expanded from her homeland of London, England, trailblazing as an international makeup artist, and in high demand.

As controlling President and CEO of her own cutting edge Makeup and Styling Company, Omayma still creates the time to work as one of the top , elite, Lead Makeup Artist’s to the Stars.  As she serves the needs of many of the biggest designers and top production companies in the world with her talent, the beautiful young artist in her own right,  has made a fast climb to the heights of Hollywood’s hugely competitive beauty industry, where she now dominates the field, with but a small handful of A-list peers.

 

The award winning international talent behind the scenes has done makeup on a myriad of stars including Leah Thompson (Back to the Future), Georgie Flores (Famous In Love), Jessica Gomes (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model), Jade & Tanner Tolbert (The Bachelor), Actress Priyanka Bose from the Oscar Nominated film “Lion,” Marisol Nichols (Riverdale),  the film “Anthem,” starring Peyton List and Cameron Monaghan, as well as “External Living,” directed by fashion photography heavyweight Ben Cope, Sofia Vergara’s sexy new underwear line “Empowered by You,”  global brands including; Sparkling ICE, Ford, Cisco, Buzzfeed, Target, and Samsung, among many more.

The Star Makeup Artist’s outstanding work for national and international print publications exemplify the beauty industry, with her work as Lead Makeup Artist for magazines including; NYLON, I-D Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, VOGUE India, and Damaged Goods Magazine–shot by Mynxii White, among others. Omayma’s work on T.V. shows include KTLA, and Hollywood Today Live. Omayma was also recently interviewed as one of the world’s leading makeup experts, for the international fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine NYLON. Her recent work on the project PRE, recently earned her the coveted ‘Los Angeles Film Award for Best Makeup Artist 2017.

The following is an exclusive interview with the celebrity makeup artist, exclusively for The Hollywood Sentinel.

Omayma Ramzy: Part I

Omayma Ramzy: Part II

Visit the Official Omayma Ramzy Website at:

http://www.omaymaramzy.com

http://www.instagram.com/miyma_ramzy
http://www.imdb.me/omayma

Booking, contact: 323-975-5720

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