CBS chief executive Les Moonves, 67, has extended his contract and is now expected to run the company through June 2021 — after which he can serve as a senior adviser for five years, with an option to set up a production company with CBS’s support.
Chip Rolley joined PEN America as director of the PEN World Voices Festival, and also serves as senior director of literary programs. Most recently he was artistic director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Abigail Welhouse has been promoted to senior publicist for Scott Manning & Associates.
In the UK, Harim Yim and Rachel Richardson have both been promoted to rights director for Rights People. Alex Webb is leaving the company and can be reached at email@example.com.
Libro.fm has a deal with Pottermore to offer for sale the eight Wizarding World digital audiobook series.
Thinkingdom Media Group in Beijing joined the Shanghai Stock Exchange late last month, rising quickly from its IPO price. The shares nearly tripled within the first two weeks, and have now settled back to about twice the initial offering price, giving the company a market capitalization of just over $800 million.