12/11/13

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM LITTLE AIRPLANE


COME FOR KIDSCREEN. STAY FOR THE LITTLE AIRPLANE ACADEMY!
 “HOW TO MAKE A GREAT PRESCHOOL SERIES”
February 13 through 15

Little Airplane Productions is accepting applications to this unique workshop led by accomplished preschool TV veterans on creating a hit preschool series. Courses include Pitching, Writing, Research, Design, Music, Directing, Legal, Licensing, etc. and a notable panel of children’s television network executives.

Please contact Tone Thyne at 212-965-8999 or tone@littleairplane.com.


Cynopsis: Kids!
12.11.13

Good morning.It’s Wednesday, December 11, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.


TODAY’S TOP NEWS

Veteran studio exec Rich Frank has joined the board of directors for BabyFirst after time spent consulting network execs. Frank, who discovered the network through his grandson, has served as Chairman of Walt Disney Television & Telecommunications, President of Paramount Television Group and President of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He gives CynKids the inside scoop on his latest venture:

What drew you to BabyFirst?
The channel has experienced expedited growth both in terms of distribution–20% this year to 40 million homes, ratings–which doubled in the last year–and sponsorship sales, which were introduced last month. Today, the channel is moving to leverage this momentum. To help achieve these objectives, I wanted to escalate my own involvement with the channel’s management team.

Where do you see the biggest growth opportunities?
* Continuing to bring BabyFirst to major U.S. operators seeking to carry the network as part of their basic packages.
* Continuing to grow the channel’s mobile app business, which has exceeded 5 million unique downloads.
*  Reaching the U.S. Spanish-speaking market with our Latino programming (featuring Hispanic on-camera and creative talent and produced by Latino independent producers).

What areas of development do you plan to focus on?
After being involved in the launch and development of three cable networks that cater to the same target audiences… I am familiar with most of the critical issues that cable networks face. The BabyFirst management and I will focus on connecting with brands, enhancing our relationships with the media agencies, and [increasing] our ability to design and execute customized solutions for brands. We will also be focusing on furthering our outreach to the production community in generating new and innovative child development programming.

PROGRAMMING PICKS

Set the DVR, it may be past the kids’ bedtime… Fresh from their appearance on Saturday Night Live, Liam, Louis, Niall, Harry and Zayn will be the subject of new E! special One Direction: Off the Charts, premiering tonight (Wednesday) at 10:30p. Hosted by E! News’ Jason Kennedy, the show will feature exclusive interviews and footage.

Boomerang is serving up some holiday cheer. Cartoon Net’s 24-hour classic cartoons network is delivering 90-plus hours of holiday programming, including a 30-hour marathon starting at 6:30a Christmas Eve and a Scooby-Doo marathon airing all New Year’s Day. Among the gifts: The Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas Special, Dec. 24 at 6:30p, A Scooby Doo Christmas Carol, Dec. 25 at 8:30a, and Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper, Dec. 25 at 9a.

PRODUCTION NOTES

CAKE is joining up with The People’s Republic of Animation (PRA), the team behind Fruit Ninja, to develop a series based on the popular kids app. Fruit Ninja, aimed at 6-11-year olds, is the first of a series of narrative programming offerings PRA is developing based on games and apps developed by Halfbrick Studios.

MORE KIDS NEWS

The Parents Television Council this week released a study noting while there is about the same amount of violent programming on broadcast and cable, programs that would be labeled for mature audiences on cable (TV-MA) were rated appropriate for 14-year-olds (TV-14) on broadcast. To assess ratings, the PTC analyzed the first four eps of the 2012-13 season of seven shows each on cable and broadcast. Shows with scenes depicting stabbings, shootings and rape tended to receive a TV-14 “parents strongly cautioned” rating on broadcast TV, while similar shows on cable typically received the much more cautionary TV-MA, the watchdog group found. NBC, CBS, Fox and CW did not comment on the study, which did not include any ABC shows. But broadcaster group TV Watch, for one, accused the PTC of “exaggerated numbers, flawed methodology and misleading or outright false claims.”

Cartoon Network is adding two new categories-MVC: Most Valuable Cartoon and Best Boogie, honoring favorite cartoon dance moves–to next year’s Hall of Game Awards; the fourth annual event returns in February.

It’s a fitting week for Disney’s 53rd animated feature film, Frozen, to topple The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from its perch as top box office draw. Disney Animation is feting its 90th anniversary this fall, and last night celebrated with a bash including speakers John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; Ed Catmull, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president; and Disney filmmakers, artists and vocal talent, reports the LA Times.

DIGITAL UPDATE

Nickelodeon is teaming with the U.S. Postal Service for a campaign encouraging children to write letters. The “SpongeBob Mailpants” program features a web site, www.nick.com/usps offering writing tips, and 25,000 post offices offering postage-paid SpongeBob postcards for kids, through Jan. 4, 2014. 

GAMES & APPS

It’s all downhill from here, kids. Cartoon Net tomorrow debuts Ski Safari Adventure Time on iOS, Google Play and Amazon. The game puts viewers on the snowy slopes, where they can engage in features including dressing up characters, performing ski tricks and, our favorite, skiing with your butt.


 A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM PEABODY AWARDS


Call for Entries

73rd ANNUAL PEABODY AWARDS

Since 1941…the World’s Oldest, Most Prestigious Award for Electronic Media

Entry forms and detailed information available online at:
www.peabodyawards.com

Deadline for 2013 entries: January 15, 2014


LICENSING

Guru Studio signed multiple home entertainment and music deals for its Emmy-nominated Justin Time in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland. Cinedigm acquired U.S. home video and TVOD rights to all 52 episodes; and home video plus digital content aggregation deals in Canada with platforms including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. In Germany, Edel AG will distribute DVDs and CDs across a broad range of distribution outlets.

U.K. indie Platinum Films appointed Haven Licensing as licensing agent for its series Matt Hatter Chronicles in Australia and New Zealand. Under the new deal, Haven will recruit licensing partners for a product rollout in 2014-15 and execute a cross-platform retail and marketing campaign.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Canada’s Teletoon is adding Packages From Planet X on Jan. 16, with new eps airing every Thursday at 6:30p. The series, produced by American Greetings and DHX Media, is about a boy who continually receives cryptic secret packages from an alien planet. It airs on Disney XD in the States.

DHX Media notched new international deals for another series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, which will debut on free-to-air Pan-Arab broadcasting net MBC Group in the Middle East and North Africa. Nickelodeon Australia picked up rights to season four of the series, and ABC TV Australia renewed rights to season three and acquired season four. In Latin America, Disney Junior picked up the fourth season.

Spain’s Imira Entertainment is repping two new animated features–El Bosque Animado (The Living Forest) and El Sueno de una noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream) for worldwide distribution. 

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Electronic Arts appoints veteran licensing exec Ryan Gagerman to Director of Licensing. Gagerman’s hiring comes as EA prepares for the launch the next Plants vs. Zombies game, Garden Warfare, in February, and Need for Speed in March. Gagerman most recently was VP of International Licensing at Paramount Pictures and held prior roles at DiC Entertainment. 

Guru Studio promoted Amy Robson to VP of Production. Robson had been Senior Producer of animation for Guru since 2005, a role where she oversaw the studio’s commercials, broadcast design work, TV service work, and both the TV and interactive components of Guru’s original series Justin Time.

Ad sales veteran John O’Hara has been tapped as EVP of Warner Bros. Brand Networks, where he will head all media sales. O’Hara joins Warner Bros. from Turner Broadcasting, where he spent 24 years, most recently as VP/GM of Young Adults Ad Sales.


 A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


TODAY is the Cynopsis: KidsWebinar

How to Drive Tune-In & Dollars with Apps and Games
Wednesday* December 11, 2013* 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET
Hosted by:
Cathy Applefeld Olson, Editor, Cynopsis Kids

Speakers Include:
Brad Powers, Co-Founder – Cupcake Digital
Sharon Rechter, Co-Founder & Principal - BabyFirst
Bryce Hunter, Interactive Producer – DHX Media
REGISTER NOW
.


TRIVIA

Answer to Last Week’s Trivia Question: Reid Scott is voicing Turbo in the new DreamWorks/Netflix series. Who voiced the snail in the theatrical movie? Ryan Reynolds. Kudos to:Diana Goldie, Bell TV, Toronto; Rich Leonarz, Samsung, Ridgefield Park, NJ; Pat Brady, CESD, LA.

Today’s Trivia Question: Which Hans Christian Anderson tale served as the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen? (Email cathy@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.)

BY THE NUMBERS

Top 10 Basic Cable Ratings for the week of Dec. 2-8, 2013

K2-11 Total Programming Day

NETWORK

RATING

000s

NICK

2.9

923

DSNY

2.5

805

TOON

1.3

407

DSJR

1.3

282

NKJR

0.8

195

NAN

0.7

213

ADSM

0.6

190

FAM

0.6

185

DXD

0.6

160

TNNK

0.4

87

K2-11 Prime (Monday – Sunday 8-11p.m.)

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

3.7

1186

DSJR

1.7

347

FAM

1.4

420

NAN

1.3

411

ADSM

1.1

353

NKJR

1.0

251

DXD

0.7

210

NKTN

0.6

129

SPRT

0.6

109

TNNK

0.5

120

K2-11  (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

NETWORK

RATING

000s

NICK

2.9

923

DSNY

2.7

862

DSJR

1.6

327

TOON

1.3

407

NAN

1.0

335

NKJR

1.0

250

DXD

0.7

192

FAM

0.6

198

SPRT

0.5

89

TNNK

0.4

99

K6-11 Total Programming Day

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

2.8

540

NICK

2.1

412

TOON

1.4

276

NAN

0.8

156

DXD

0.8

129

ADSM

0.7

137

FAM

0.6

107

TNNK

0.5

76

DSJR

0.5

64

NKTN

0.4

56

K6-11 Prime (Monday – Sunday 8-11p.m.)

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

4.5

875

NAN

1.6

305

ADSM

1.3

252

FAM

1.2

234

DXD

1.0

168

TNNK

0.7

107

DSJR

0.7

84

NKTN

0.6

86

USA

0.4

86

ESPN

0.4

79

K6-11  (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

2.8

543

NICK

2.1

412

TOON

1.4

276

NAN

1.3

248

DXD

0.9

155

FAM

0.6

116

TNNK

0.6

86

DSJR

0.6

69

NKTN

0.4

51

NKJR

0.3

42

K9-14 Total Programming Day

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

2.6

519

NICK

1.3

263

TOON

1.1

232

ADSM

0.9

182

NAN

0.9

179

DXD

0.7

117

TNNK

0.6

87

FAM

0.5

102

USA

0.3

54

HALL

0.3

43

K9-14 Prime (Monday – Sunday 8-11p.m.)

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

4.2

833

NAN

1.6

329

ADSM

1.3

264

FAM

1.2

233

DXD

0.8

140

TNNK

0.8

134

USA

0.6

128

ESPN

0.6

108

A+E

0.5

100

TBSC

0.4

94

K9-14  (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

NETWORK

RATING

000s

DSNY

2.4

488

NAN

1.3

265

NICK

1.3

263

TOON

1.1

232

DXD

0.7

131

FAM

0.6

108

TNNK

0.6

97

USA

0.3

55

HALL

0.3

43

NKTN

0.3

37

Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research National MIT, ranked on coverage ratings

Viewing Type: Live + Same Day

K2-11  Top 10 Programs for the week of Dec. 2-8, 2013

DATE

PROGRAM

NETWORK

TIME

000s

12/8/2013

The Incredibles

DSNY

9-11a

2145

12/7/2013

SpongeBob

NICK

10-10:30a

1942

12/6/2013

A.N.T. Farm

DSNY

8-8:30p

1770

12/6/2013

Dog With a Blog

DSNY

8:30-9p

1757

12/4/2013

SpongeBob

NICK

5:30-6p

1744

12/8/2013

Good Luck Jessie N.Y.C. Christmas

DSNY

11a-12p

1710

12/6/2013

Good Luck Jessie N.Y.C. Christmas

DSNY

7-8p

1695

12/4/2013

SpongeBob

NICK

6:30-7p

1678

12/4/2013

SpongeBob

NICK

5-5:30p

1667

12/7/2013

SpongeBob

NICK

9:30-10a

1662

K6-11  Top 10 Programs for the week of Dec. 2-8, 2013

DATE

PROGRAM

NETORK

TIME

000s

12/6/2013

Dog With a Blog

DSNY

8:30-9p

1372

12/6/2013

A.N.T. Farm

DSNY

8-8:30p

1358

12/8/2013

The Incredibles

DSNY

9-11a

1342

12/6/2013

Good Luck Jessie N.Y.C. Christmas

DSNY

7-8p

1291

12/8/2013

Good Luck Jessie N.Y.C. Christmas

DSNY

11a-12p

1249

12/2/2013

Good Luck Charlie, Its Christmas!

DSNY

8:30-10p

1180

12/7/2013

Spongebob

NICK

10-10:30a

1168

12/2/2013

Austin & Ally

DSNY

7:30-8p

1132

12/7/2013

Teen Beach Movie

DSNY

11a-12:45p

1118

12/2/2013

Liv and Maddie

DSNY

8-8:30p

1109


Source: Turner Research based on Total US Television Universe of 115,800,000 homes.

Weekend box office estimates for the 10 top-grossing kids/tween/teen movies rated G, PG or PG-13, provided by Rentrak for Dec. 6-8, 2013:

Frozen (Disney) $31.6 million (weekend)  $134.3 million (2-week cume)
Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) PG-13 $27 million (weekend) $336.7 million (3-week cume)
Thor: The Dark World (Disney) PG  $4.7 million (weekend) $193.6 million (5-week cume)
Delivery Man (Disney) PG-13 $3.8 million (weekend)  $24.8 million (3-week cume)
The Book Thief (20th Century Fox) PG-13 $2.7 million (weekend) $12.1 million (5-week cume)
Philomena (The Weinstein Co.) PG-13 $2.3 million (weekend) $8.3 million (3-week cume)
Last Vegas (CBS Films) PG-13 $1.3 million (weekend) $60.6 million (6-week cume)
Gravity (Warner Bros.) PG-13 $1.2 million (weekend) $251.5 million (10-week cume)
Black Nativity (Fox Searchlight) PG $1 million (weekend) $6.4 million (2-week cume)


 A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


CYNOPSIS: SPORTS is proud to launch the highly anticipated…
2014 CYNOPSIS SPORTS MEDIA AWARDS

Honoring the best and brightest work from around the spectrum of sports business, with categories that include our Legacy and Vision Awards, the Award of Distinction as well as honors for best series, live coverage of a sporting event, social media excellence, marketing campaign, app and more!

For more information & to enter, visit the awards webpage:
http://www.cynopsis.com/events/sports-awards.



Cheers — Cathy
Cathy@cynopsis.com for
Cynopsis Kids!
12.11.13

Roberta Caploe: Editorial Director
Diane K Schwartz: Senior Vice President, Media Communications Group

Cynopsis Ad Sales: Mike Farina | VP Sales | 203-218-6480
Classifieds Sales: Trish Pihonak | Director of Operations | 203-899-8459

Cynopsis Media: a division of Access Intelligence, LLC * 10 Norden Place * Norwalk, CT * 06855 * USA

To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here.
To
unsubscribe from this edition, click here. Or for further assistance please email clientservices@accessintel.com.


CynopsisCLASSIFIEDS - For More classifieds, visit theCynopsis.com classifieds page here.


JOB OPENING: SR. RESEARCH MANAGER/ABC/Burbank: 5+ yrs exp TV/digital research, apt with Nielsen/Comscore/Rentrak/Omniture/etc, strong written & analytical skills, college degree req. Apply at: www.disneycareers.com Req 153366 (12/17)

JOB OPENING:BUSINESS AFFAIRS EXEC/Pilgrim Studios/LA: Seasoned, energetic business affairs executive; primarily non-scripted, scripted exp a plus; JD from ABA school with at least 5 years experience. Resume HERE (12/14)

JOB OPENING:SEARCH MARKETING MANAGER/WB/NYC: Setting strategy & implementing SEM, SEO, CSE, & retargeting for online shops. Design, deploy, & manage pay-per-click campaigns on search engines. To Apply HERE (12/14)

JOB OPENING:MKTG MGR/RLJ Entertainment/Chatsworth CA: Dvlp title specific positioning & overall mktg strat for assigned releases. BA w/5+ yrs of brand marketing exp. View more info HERE Apply to: HR@rljentertainment.com(12/14)

JOB OPENING:TRAFFIC COORD/AlJazeera America/NY: 1-3 years traffic or commercial Ops exp./edit commercial logs, rotation of commercial spots, & understanding of Ad-Sales process. Resume here (12/14)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA ANALYST/Music Choice: Dvlpmt/Mgmt of media planning/trking system. Maximize media allocations. Evaluate ROI on mrktg cmpgns. BA/BS, 1+ yrs exp. in media analysis rqd. http://musicchoicecareers.iapplicants.com (12/13)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC DIRECTOR/MASN/Baltimore MD: Mng 2 traffic coord. Oversee all aspects of Traff Dept. A minimum of 5-10 yrs exp in Traffic management and working knwlg of OSi Traffic & Billing software.  For more info/apply HERE (12/13)

JOB OPENING: DIR. PRICING & PLANNING/El Rey Ntwks/NY: Ad/Media netwk experience preferred strong exp with Ad Sales. Must be detailed/analytical/able to multi-task. BS/BA Deg req,must have strong analytical & math skills. Apply HERE (12/13)

JOB OPENING: SR POST PROD PRODUCER/CSI SPORTS/NY: Min 10 yrs TV Network exp. Support network programming. Produce/write & manage production dept. AE exp. + Sports background a plus. Send resume and cov ltr ATTN: ROSE: jobs@csisports.tv (12/13)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, LEGAL AFFAIRS/NBCU: The Business & Legal Affairs Department supports the various business units of Telemundo Media principally in the area of drafting talent agreements. Apply HERE (12/13)

JOB OPENING:DEVELOPMENT PRODUCERS/NYC: Prod co seeks all levels of dev producers Showrunner to AP for casting/shooting/producing/posting sizzle reels. Past sizzle exp req. Send resumes and sample reels: recruiting@rockshrimp.tv (12/12)

JOB OPENING:SR PROD/WRITER/2CMedia/MIA: Strg writing, conceptual, mktg, pitching & edit to dvlp TV promo campaigns for major ntwks. 3+ yrs exp cable, studio, or bc netwk. TV promo exp or a strong ad agcy bgd a must. Send resume HERE: workhere@2cmedia.com (12/12)

JOB OPENING:MKTG MGR/RLJ Entertainment/Chatsworth CA: Dvlp title specific positioning & overall mktg strat for assigned releases. BA w/5+ yrs of brand marketing exp. View more info HERE Apply to: HR@rljentertainment.com(12/12) 

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at Trish@cynopsis.com

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at trish@cynopsis.com.

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:PR INTERN/MPRM Communications/LA: Ability to interact in a fast-paced PR office. Exce organz’l skills, oral & written comm skills mandatory. Juggle several tasks at once a must. Email: InternCommittee@mprm.com (12/12)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at trish@cynopsis.com.

SITUATION WANTED: L.A.-based exp. PRODUCER seeks film or TV gig. Longtime film/TV experience + strong research skills. Exc. refs. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=221474682 (12/13)

SITUATION WANTED: Tri-state area. Recent college grad seeking SALES/ADVERTISING position w/possible career potential. Smart, disciplined & a very quick learn. Resume and references can be furnished upon request. Email jillian.saley@gmail.com (12/12)

E-mail Trish@cynopsis.com or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email Trish@cynopsis.com for specs.

Copyright Cynopsis 2013

All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2013

Related Stories

11/20/17: CMT cancels Nashville

Season 6 will be the last for Nashville

CYNOPSIS Good morning. It’s Monday November 20, 2017 and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres: Cooking Channel: Crazy Delicious at 8p Disney XD: Big Hero 6: The Series at 8p     IN THE NEWS   Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of […]

11/20/17: Digiday report: AT&T nears deal to acquire all of Otter Media, its joint video venture with the Chernin Group

Report: AT&T nears deal to acquire all of Otter Media

CynopsisDigital Good morning. It’s Monday November 20, 2017 and this is your your first early morning Digital briefing.   TODAY’S CODEBREAKER   Lead Generation: Lead Generation is a process that creates interest in an organization’s service or product, with the goal of converting that interest into sales. Leads can come from a […]

11/19/17: Cynopsis Jobs

MORE NEW JOBS!

Job of the Week DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL MEDIA CMT Nashville Lead all audience engagement & social media efforts, supporting the CMT linear TV network, incl launching/sustaining orig series, and active management of external partners. 7+ yrs escalating exp mktg, SM, PR or comm. Full info/apply HERE CynopsisJOBS […]

11/17/17: TV Land cancels two series

TV Land cancels Lopez.

CYNOPSIS Good morning. It’s Friday November 17, 2017 and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres: REELZ: 101 People Who Made the 20th Century at 10p   Tonight’s Finales: HBO:  Real Time With Bill Maher at 10p MTV2: ‘90s House at 8p Showtime: Active Shooter: America Under Fire at 8p […]

CynCity

Cynsiders

Instagram