Albie Hecht has been named EVP and GM of HLN. HLN is the national television network that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day. As HLN’s new leader, Albie will oversee all aspects of HLN’s programming, management, day-to-day operations, as well as HLNtv.com.
Induction into the CableFAX Hall of Fame is an exclusive honor bestowed upon elite cable executives that are shaping the Golden Age of Television.
Vivid tale highlights the Plight of a Homeless Teenage Immigrant and Spotlights the Transformative Power of Art
Shine Global's short documentary INOCENTE, directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, has been nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject! The film tells the story of fifteen-year-old Inocente, a homeless, undocumented immigrant, who clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future. Co-founded by [...]
Albie Hecht, founder of Spike TV and former president of Nickelodeon, is dipping his toes in the videogame waters.
Everyone's Welcome at Current TV's 'Bar Karma' By Mike Snider, USA Today Keith Olbermann is not the only new face coming to Current TV. Journeyman actor William Sanderson (True Blood, Deadwood) and relative newcomers Matthew Humphreys (Obsessed) and Cassie Howarth (Mao's Last Dance) star in the first crowd-sourced TV series, Bar Karma, which premieres Friday [...]
Current TV's new scripted series 'Bar Karma' gives the audience a shot at making it their own show By David Hinckley, Daily News Every TV network loves its viewers, but Current TV is starting something Friday that suggests it also trusts them. Part of the casting, story line and even dialogue in the new scripted series [...]
Albie Hecht Taking Digital Route to Launch New Character By Georg Szalai, Hollywood Reporter Instead of going straight for a TV show, his studio Worldwide Biggies has teamed with Addicting Games on a Bigby game for the iPhone and iTouch. Kids entertainment veteran Albie Hecht is looking to finally launch his new original animated character [...]
Will Wright's New Game By Mike Snyder, USA TODAY The next project for Spore creator Will Wright is a TV series that will let fans have direct input, serving as screenwriters and directors. Viewers will be able to log onto the web site for the show, tentatively titled Bar Karma, where they can submit story [...]
Worldwide Biggies is teaming up with Current TV and video game designer Will Wright, creator of the gaming franchise The Sims and SimCity to develop and produce a television series tentatively titled Bar Karma which will give viewers the ability to create and control the show's plot and story developments. The series will invite viewers [...]