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FREEZE FRAME -- AUG. 24, 2015

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At Synergy in Atlanta, where the African-American Film Critics Association honored Swirl Films (l. to r.): Brett Dismuke, Swirl Group; Ryan Richmond, Aspire; Eric Tomosunas, Swirl Group; Chelsye Burrows, UP and Aspire; Gil Robertson, president, AAFCA; and Brian Granville, The Granville Group.
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Univision president of programming and content Alberto Ciurana celebrates the network’s launch of Sesame Amigos with stars Lola, Elmo and Rosita.
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At the season premiere of HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Houston Texans (l. to r.): Loraine Anderson, director, corporate affairs, HBO; Ralph Martinez, regional SVP, Houston region, Comcast Cable; Marty Callner, creator/executive producer; and Jamey Rootes, president, Houston Texans.
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Time Warner Cable News staffers celebrate with the 15 awards they won the annual New York Associated Press Awards banquet in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (l. to r.): Jason Ochs, Tim Ruffinen, Matt Jarchow, Seth Voorhees, Maureen McManus, Gary Holmes, Ken Deyoe, Carl Brewer, Leanne Miller, Geoff Redick, Jim Urso, Ron Lombard, Nick Cowdrey, Jessica Chen and Alex Kopilow.
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At a taping of Poker Central’s Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout, set to air on NBCSN (seated, l. to r.): Hank Azaria, Norm McDonald, Brad Garrett, Don Cheadle and Kevin Pollak. Back (l. to r.): Clint Stinchcomb, CEO, and Sid Eshleman, chief distribution officer, Poker Central.
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(From l.): Mia Mitchell, Sherry Saum and Hayden Byerly of ABC Family’s The Fosters were on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.
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Sofia Carson (l.), Dove Cameron and Cameron Boyce of Disney Channel’s Descendants with a young fan at the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.
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Executive producer Phil Ackerman (l.) and Jay Leno talk up CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage during NBCUniversal’s TCA Summer Tour session in Pasadena, Calif.
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At NBCUniversal’s Summer TCA Tour party at Spago in Los Angeles (l. to r.): Rami Malek of USA Network’s Mr. Robot; Donny Deutsch of USA’s donny!; and Chris McCumber, president, and Jackie de Crinis, EVP, original programming, USA.
Michael Demenchuk

Mike Demenchuk has served as content manager of Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News since 2016. After stints as reporter and editor at Adweek, The Bond Buyer and local papers in New Jersey, he joined the staff of Multichannel News in 1999 as assistant managing editor and has served as the cable trade publication's managing editor since 2005. He edits copy and writes headlines for both the print magazine and website, wrangles the occasional e-newsletter and reviews TV shows from time to time. He's also the guy to bother with your guest blog, Fates & Fortunes and Freeze Frame submissions.