Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!
01/23/12

Good morning. It’s Monday, January 23, 2012, and this your first early morning briefing.

Answering a few of our questions this week is Susanna Pollack, VP/Global Sales and Marketing, SocialSamba (www.socialsamba.com). Pollack has been in the media distribution business for 15+ years, working with both international entertainment companies and media startups. Pollack previously toiled for BBC Worldwide as SVP, CBeebies Channel Development, US, and prior to that as BBC Worldwide Americas as Director/Co-Productions and Sales.  She was previously SVP/Global Television and Licensing, Star Farm Productions. Before joining SocialSamba, Pollack served as a consultant for locally produced TED events, TEDxEast, Massiverse; and Sandbox Summit. Look for SocialSamba this week at NATPE.

Can you tell us a bit about SocialSamba and how it works?

SocialSamba is a platform for scripted social networking  which means we enable fans to “friend” the characters they love from TV, movies, books, and brands, and experience what it’s like to be part of a social network with those characters. It’s the same way you experience the lives of friends and family using Facebook, only the content from the characters is created by professional writers so it tells a great story. We license our platform to the professional storytellers to create these stories, we have current productions live from the TV shows Covert Affairs and Psych from USA Networks, and the movie Dolphin Tale and Joyful Noise from Warner Bros.

The difference between our platform and the legacy models of storytelling through social media is that we enable these storytellers to script the posts, comments, images and videos once, and then we play them back for each fan whenever they want it. In other models, the social storytelling experience is reliant on storytellers to push out posts/dialogue in real time as well as having fans be available when the stories are released (not to mention being able to sift through the deluge of tweets and posts being put up by all of their friends.) Our system ensures that the stories are not lost in today’s massive social fire hoses, because the fans can experience whenever they want. The stories actually become assets that are accessed on the fan’s time.

This sort of social networking seems like a natural idea for kids and tweens, who want nothing more than to get closer to their favorite shows/movies, characters, singers and idols. Have you created  or are you currently working on any projects specifically targeted to kids and/or Tweens?

We did not originally design this platform to reach the kids market. However, because it is a closed social network, it is COPPA compliant. The user is the only real person in the story. This unintended feature has allowed the door to be open to the under 13 demo. That and the opportunity for kids to be able to friend their favorite characters and actually become part of a story is irresistible.

Because of this feature, many kids and tween brands have shown interest in us building experiences for their fans. The other beauty of the SocialSamba platform is that it can live anywhere. We consider ourselves platform agnostic. We just want to go to where the fans are, whether they are on Facebook, Twitter or your website site. We can create an app that can live on any or all of these places.

We are currently in deep conversations with several brands and networks to bring a scripted social experience to kids, tweens and teens. You can expect an announcement very soon.

What are the biggest challenges when creating a scripted social networking program for kids/tweens?

I guess I would have to say it’s the same challenge any storyteller has creating characters and stories that keep kids engaged and wanting to come back. The characters development and storytelling we leave up to the experts (remember, we are a technology company first and foremost). But we do offer some advantages that make the connection between character and fan more immediate and deeper. First and foremost, in the scripted social experience, the fan becomes a participant in the story, is called by name, and is empowered to direct the story.

We also help design the overall experience using a good deal of gamification strategies to motivate fans to come back and check out the next ‘scene’ or episode. We use points systems to rewards fans to return to the story, we have characters send emails and DM’s to fans to remind them that there are new posts waiting, we even offer exclusive footage for those fans who can solve mysteries or trivia games.

So, in the scripted story does every user get the same information  experience? Is new material added daily or weekly or all launched at once?

Remember that with the SocialSamba platform, all the scripting is done in advance. We work with the storytellers to shape an experience that allows the fan to have direct impact on how the story unfolds. Using a natural language processer, we can take key moments in a story, ask the fans to comment and use their response to direct where the story goes. That way, each fan can have a different experience from their friends.

The length of our stories depends on the story and the consumer. For some stories (and fans), the appropriate length for an experience may be a single sitting for 20 minutes. Perhaps the experience is something that can be repeated several times and each time the user has a different outcome.

For other stories, take USA Network’s Psych for example – the story they created, called #hashtagkiller, existed over 7 week long episodes. Each week consisted of 5 days of content, which was posted every week. So that was a very involved story, broken down into week long chunks which allowed the fan to enjoy the story, take a break if desired and then return when the new content was posted. All episodes remained up so the fan can drop in when he/she desired.

What happens when users reach the end of the script? Can they start from the beginning again and make different choices?

Absolutely.  It’s like a ‘choose your adventure’ book that you might have read when you were a child. How exciting is it to see what happens if you took door number 2 instead of door number 1?

How does the big SocialSamba machine know what a participant is looking for? Is the program triggered by key words or choices?

As part of the proprietary SocialSamba technology, we use a natural language processer that looks for key words as well as sentiments that help direct how the story unfolds. The difference is that we are not prompting simple yes/no questions. We are encouraging conversation and it’s through this natural exchange that we can pick up responses that impact where the story goes.

We also have a system whereby we can interpret the kind of social media user the fan is. We all know there are people out there who feel compelled to check their Facebook page 20 times a day (no comment) but also those who look maybe 2 times a week. We can structure and time the pacing of our stories to ensure that we meet the appetite of that voracious fan while not overwhelming the more casual fan.

Do kids and adults interact with the platform differently?

I think the interaction with character and story is the same regardless of age. The difference is really where you are experiencing the story. If the targeted demo for the story is over 13, and the app lives on Facebook, we will create features that will encourage making the experience more public and viral. For example, although the scripted social network is private (meaning none of the posts appear on your public Facebook page) we do allow opportunities for the fan to select pre-scripted posts/videos and post to their wall, which is designed, of course, to draw friends into the experience. We also offer rewards to users to invite friends to join the app using a ‘friends meter’.

Are there educational opportunities that SocialSamba is looking to tap into? Can you tell us about them?

I think this a scripted social experience has tremendous potential in the educational space. As educators are seeking digital experiences to engage children in and out of the school  a scripted social experience offers a child a portal into the world of amazing historical figures on a platform that is familiar and fun! Imagine being invited to ‘friend’ America’s founding fathers, or Shakespeare or Albert Einstein or Genghis Kahn. Obviously with a little suspension of belief, a child can become a player in some of the most important events of our world.

We haven’t focused on the education sector yet, but I would certainly welcome a discussion!

What’s your favorite story from childhood that you can still hear over and over again?

I was always a fan of Grimm’s Fairytales and believe me there were many times I wish I could have helped direct the outcome of those stories. If only Hansel and Gretel didn’t wander into the house… or the miller’s daughter didn’t listen to Rumpelstiltskin! If I had the opportunity to join these characters in the story, I can’t say the endings would have changed (that’s up the storytellers of course) but I would have loved being part of the action.

LICENSING

Atlantyca Entertainment enters into a new agreement with Italian confectioner Sorini to manufacture and distribute a new line of Geronimo Stilton Kingdom of Fantasy chocolate Easter eggs for spring 2012. Sorini will produce both individual chocolate Geronimo Stilton Easter eggs that will feature a surprise in each egg, as well as and small bags of chocolate eggs with a surprise inside each bag.

HIT Entertainment inks four new licensees for its new preschool animated property Mike the Knight. Signing on are: Egmont (annuals) first products releasing in fall 2012; Publications International (sound books) for the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal with initial products for fall 2012; Grosvenor (toiletries and dental care) debuting holiday 2012; and Finsbury Foods (celebration cakes) available in spring 2013.

Castle Builders, a software company focused on kid-centric products, under a license deal with Sanrio, releases its new Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook app for the iPad, PC, Mac and Android. Designed for kids and their parents to use together, The Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook is the first in a series of three cookbooks and features unique dessert recipes that are read out loud, with the option to play music in the background, and cooking videos and tips. The app will shortly be available for the Nook Color and the Kindle Fire. The Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook recipes include Hello Kitty’s French Crepes, Badtz-Maru’s Raspberry Linzer Torte Cookies, Little Twin Stars’ Angel Food Cake.

MORE KIDS STUFF

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) arrives at NATPE 2012 in Miami, which opens its doors today, with its Kids & Family Entertainment division having completed new deals for the kid/tween aimed comedy My Babysitter’s A Vampire (seasons 1 and 2) with Televisa (Mexico) and Canal 13 (Chile). FME will showcase a range of kid/family-targeted programming at NATPE, including the newly added animated series Monsuno (52×30) and the CGI animated series Max Steel (26×30), as well as The Aquabats Supershow (13×30), Really Me (13×30), Tree Fu Tom (26×30), and My Babysitter’s A Vampire (13×30).

Spain-based BRB Internacional, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year, comes to NATPE 2012 where it will showcase new and existing kid-targeted series. BRB will introduce the new series Kambu (52×7) that follows the adventures of the new postman on a mysterious island. Kambu premiered this month in Spain on TVE’s kid’s channel Clan. Also available are Zoobabu (104×2) and Canimals (52×7), both in 3D. BRB will also feature the initial episodes of Khuda-Yana (26×26), which revolves around a petty thief who is called upon to be king, as well as the preschool-targeted Mica (52×7), based on the popular character that is set to air across Latin America soon. BRB’s catalog also includes the popular series Bernard and Suckers.  Aviatrix Entertainment is BRB Internacional’s Latin American agent.

Spain’s Imira Entertainment, a producer and distributor of youth-targeted programming, lands at NATPE with a number of newly completed deals already with Hispanic US and Latin American channels.

  • V-Me, a free TV US Hispanic channel, picks up the first season of the live-action series Dance Academy (26×26), which is produced by Werner Film Production with Screen Australia, Screen NSW, ABC, ACTF, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises. BBC Latin America acquires seasons 1 and 2 (102X11) of animated Driver Dan’s Story Train, the series from the UK’s 3Line Media and Abu Dhabi’s Twofour54.
  • In Brazil, Canal Futura picks up two seasons of the short-form series Monk (52×3) and ELO Audiovisual takes Corneil & Bernie (52×13), both series are from Millimages.
  • Mexico’s Televisa acquires the animated series and special The Jungle Book (52×11 and 1×60), produced by DQE in association with ZDF German Television Network and ZDF Enterprises.
  • Imira also completes sales in Argentina, including Canal 7 picking up Corneil & Bernie and Wicked Science (52×26), from Jonathan M. Shiff Productions, FFC, Film Victoria, Network Ten and ZDF Enterprises, while Canal Encuentro takes three series, Fun with Claude (52X10), Stella and the Star of the Orient (1X90) a Kinderfilm and ZDF Enterprises production, and Barbazan (13×5).
  • Additionally, CNTV (Chile) has picked up Imira-produced Saari (39X3) for free TV & online streaming.

Viacom International Media Networks comes to NATPE 2012 this week with new pre-sales in place for Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation’s new CG animated series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and new deals for Nickelodeon’s animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy.

  • The first season of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is acquired by TF1 (France), which previewed the first two episodes of the series in April 2011, and NRK (Norway) and Digitalb (Albania), and in the Asia Pacific region YOYO (Taiwan). In the Caribbean, TV Jamaica has acquired Kung Fu Panda episodes 101-113. Latin America’s TeleDoce (Uruguay) has also picked up 26 episodes from season 1 and Provideo (Colombia) acquired the series for licensed channel RCN. In earlier initial pre-sales, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness was acquired around the world to channels including TVE (Spain), TV Globo (Brazil) and NTV7 (Malaysia).
  • Telenica (Nicaragua) picks up season one of T.U.F.F. Puppy for the channel’s Nickelodeon branded programming block.

Cookie Jar Entertainment attends NATPE 2012 in Miami this week where it will offer its new seasons of Johnny Test and its newest series Mudpit. Cookie Jar will also feature its popular brands Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros, Sherlock Holmes and the 22nds Century, Caillou and Arthur, as well as other titles from its library. Cookie Jar recently finalized sales for Johnny Test with Rede TV (Brazil), Television Nacional de Chile (Chile) and Televisa (Mexico), TV Cultura (Brazil) for a (nine movie) Movie Toons package, and VOD packages with DLA and Netflix across multiple titles.

STONE SOUP

Weekend Box Office Estimates for kids/tweens/teens rated G, PG or PG-13; January 20-22, 2012:
Red Tails (Fox) PG-13                                                           Opening Weekend $19.1m
Extremely Loud & Incredible Close (Warner Bros.) PG-13              $10.6m-5 wk total $11.2m
Beauty and The Beast 3D (Disney) G                                       $8.6m-2 wk total $33.4m
Joyful Noise (Warner Bros.) PG-13                                           $6.1m-2 wk total $21.9m
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Paramount) PG-13                $5.5m-6 wk total $197.3m
Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows (Warner Bros.) PG-13         $4.8m-6 wk total $178.6m
The Iron Lady (Weinstein) PG-13                                             $3.7m-4 wk total 12.6m
War Horse (Disney) PG-13                                                      $3.0m-5 wk total $72.1m
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Fox) G                           $2.9m-6 wk total $124.6m
We Bought A Zoo (Fox) PG                                                     $2.7m-5 wk total $69.4m
Source: Rentrak (www.rentrak.com)

EXECUTIVE MOVES

On the heels of Lionsgate‘s announcing the acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the indie studio has named Summit Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger as Co-Chairs of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group. Friedman and Wachsberger will oversee all aspects of Lionsgate’s domestic and international feature film acquisition, production and distribution business as well as the home entertainment releases of theatrical feature films. Friedman and Wachsberger established Summit Entertainment along with Bob Hayward and David Garrett as a global independent motion picture development, production and distribution studio in 2007. Prior to 2007, Wachsberger and partners Hayward and Garrett established Summit as an international sales and distribution company when they took ownership from the Summit Entertainment Group shareholders in November 1993. Friedman previously served as Vice Chairman and COO of the Paramount Motion Picture Group. Prior to that, he was President of Worldwide Advertising and Publicity for Warner Bros. A 30-year film industry veteran, Wachsberger previously served as President and CEO of Odyssey Entertainment and Odyssey Distribution, where he acquired, co-produced and distributed movies including Pelle The Conqueror and Step Up, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, among others.

Meg LaVigne is appointed as President/Television, Litton Entertainment. LaVigne has served in several management positions at Litton including the VP/Communications and VP/Sales and Strategy, Litton News Source. In her new position LaVigne will head up the television division, which includes the development, sales, marketing, creative services and news departments. Dave Morgan is President and CEO of Litton Entertainment. Before joining Litton Entertainment in 2010, LaVigne founded LaVigne Media, a TV programming and syndication agency. Prior to that, she served as VP and GM of CBS- owned and operated WUPA- TV in Atlanta, GA, and VP and GM of WGNT- TV in Norfolk. LaVigne previously held senior positions at WSBK- TV in Boston and has also served as an on- air personality.

ComiXology, a digital comic retailer and platform provider, appoints comic book industry innovator Ron Perazza as VP and GM, Publisher and Creator Services. Perazza will work alongside comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts to develop the company’s next generation publisher and creator tools. Perazza oversaw the development, launch and management of DC Comics’ online content initiative, ZUDA Comics as the imprint’s Editorial Director. Most recently, he was the VP/Online for DC Comics, overseeing its websites and other digital initiatives, including participating in the launch of the DC Comics iPhone and iPad App in association with comiXology. He also served as DC Comics’ VP/Creative Services.  Prior to that he toiled for Marvel Comics developing trading card and game card sets.

RATINGS

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 2-11 for the week of 1/9-1/15/12 , 6a-6a:
K2-11                                     Total Delivery (000)
FOX:     NFC Playoff (4:39-8p)                          2518
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/13; 8-9:40p)                    2390
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/14; 11a-12:40p)               2082
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (1/14; 10:30a)   1999
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/15; 8:30-10:10p)              1982
DSNY*: Austin & Ally (1/13; 9:40-10:05p)           1960
FOX:     NFC Playoff (1/14; 4:36-8:21p)             1945
NICK:   SpongeBob SquarePants (1/15; 10:30a)   1909
DSNY*: Phineas and Ferb (1/15; 9:30-9:55a)      1847
NICK:    SpongeBob SquarePants (1/14; 10a)       1846
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not spot ad-supported, although it does accept select sponsors.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Kids 6-11 for the week of 1/9-1/15/12 , 6a-6a:
K6-11                                      Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/13; 8-9:40p)                   2033
DSNY*: Austin & Ally (1/13; 9:40-10:05p)         1694
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/15; 8:30-10:10p)             1656
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/14; 11a-12:40p)              1630
FOX:     NFC Playoff (4:39-8p)                         1549
DSNY*: Austin & Ally (1/15; 8p)                       1364
DSNY*: A.N.T. Farm (1/14; 12:40-1:05p)          1344
DSNY*: Austin & Ally (1/10; 8p)                       1330
DSNY*: Jessie (1/13; 10:05-10:30p)                 1304
DSNY*: Phineas and Ferb (1/14; 10p)                1228
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not spot ad-supported, although it does accept select sponsors.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Tweens 9-14 for the week of 1/9-1/15/12 , 6a-6a:
Tweens 9-14                               Total Delivery (000)
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/13; 8-9:40p)                        1826
FOX:     NFC Playoff (4:39-8p)                              1636
DSNY*: Austin & Ally (1/13; 9:40-10:05p)              1488
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/15; 8:30-10:10p)                 1451
CBS:     AFC Divisional Playoff (1/14; 8:17-11:26p)  1308
FOX:     NFC Playoff (1/14; 4:36-8:21p)                 1220
DSNY*: Jessie (1/11; 9p)                                     1188
DSNY*: Frenemies (1/14; 11a-12:40p)                   1187
DSNY*: Jessie (1/13; 10:05-10:30p)                     1126
DSNY*: Austin & Ally (1/15; 8p)                           1119
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not spot ad-supported, although it does accept select sponsors.

Top 10 Combined Broadcast/Basic Cable shows among Teens 12-17 for the week of 1/9-1/15/12 , 6a-6a:
Teens 12-17                                  Total Delivery (000)
FOX:       NFC Playoff (4:39-8p)                               1805
CBS:       AFC Divisional Playoff (1/14; 8:17-11:26p)    1388
FOX:       NFC Playoff (1/14; 4:36-8:21p)                  1239
ESPN:     BCS Championship (1/9; 8:30-11:24p)          1223
MTV:       Jersey Shore (1/12; 10-11p)                      999
CBS:       AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15; 1:06-4:15p)      964
FOX:       Simpsons (1/15; 8:12-8:42p)                      878
FOX:       Napoleon Dynamite (1/15; 8:42-9:12p)         862
FOX:       Family Guy (1/15; 9:12-9:42p)                    820
ADSM**: Family Guy (1/12; 11p)                              818
Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research Data
*Disney Channel is not spot ad-supported, although it does accept select sponsors.
**Abbreviation for Adult Swim, which airs on Cartoon Network

Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, January 14, 2012 Broadcast Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
CW (Toonzai) 0.7/4 Avg. (7a-12p)
Magi-Nation 0.2/3; Magi-Nation 0.5/5; Sonic X 0.7/5; Sonic X 1.0/5; Yu-Gi-Oh 0.8/4; Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal 0.7/3; Dragon Ball Z Kai 0.9/4; Dragon Ball Z Kai 0.8/4; Tai Chi Chasers 0.8/3; Yu-Gi-Oh 0.6/3
NBC (Qubo on NBC) Avg. 0.4/2 (10a-1p)
Pearlie 0.2/1; Turbo Dogs 0.4/2; Shelldon 0.5/2; Magic School Bus 0.6/3; Babar 0.4/2; Willa’s Wild Life 0.2/1
CBS (CookieJarTV) 0.2/1 Avg. (7-10a/10a-12p)
Doodlebops 0.2/1; Doodlebops 0.3/1; Busytown Mysteries 0.1/1; Danger Rangers 0.2/1; Busytown Mysteries 0.2/1; Horseland 0.4/2

Final K6-11 Ratings for Saturday, January 14, 2012 Cable Networks only (Live + SD Data):
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data
NICKELODEON 2.9/15 Avg. (7a-1p)
Fairly OddParents 1.2/14; T.U.F.F. Puppy 1.7/15; Penguins of Madagascar 2.4/16; Penguins of Madagascar 3.1/17; SpongeBob SquarePants 3.3/15; SpongeBob SquarePants 4.0/18; SpongeBob SquarePants 4.1/18; SpongeBob SquarePants 4.4/19; Kung Fu Panda 3.7/16; Kung Fu Panda 3.2/14; Power Rangers Samurai 2.2/10; SpongeBob SquarePants 2.1/10
DISNEY CHANNEL 4.3/22 Avg. (7a-1p)
Octonauts 1.6/19; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 1.9/16; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2.4/16; Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2.8/15; Phineas and Ferb 3.4/16; Phineas and Ferb 4.5/20; Phineas and Ferb 4.6/20; Jessie 4.4/19; Frenemies (1×100) 6.6/30; A.N.T. Farm 5.5/25; Suite Life On Deck 0.4/5
CARTOON NETWORK 1.8/9 Avg. (7a-1p)
Johnny Test 1.4/16; Redakai: conquer the Kairu 1.3/11; Beyblade: Metal Masters 1.7/11; Pokemon: Black & White 1.6/8; Ben 10: Ultimate Alien 1.8/8; Star Wars: Clone Wars 1.6/7; The Looney Tunes Show 1.7/8; The Looney Tunes Show 2.3/10; The Looney Tunes Show 2.2/10; Amazing World of Gumball 2.1/9; Amazing World of Gumball 2.1/10; Amazing World of Gumball 2.2/10
DISNEY XD 1.1/6 Avg. (7a-1p)
Phineas and Ferb 0.5/5; Phineas and Ferb 0.9/6; Kick Buttowski 1.1/6; Pair of Kings 1.6/7; Pair of Kings 1.9/8; So Random 1.6/7; Kickin It 1.5/7; Kick Buttowski (1×15) 1.1/5; Fish Hooks (1×15) 0.9/4; Phineas and Ferb 0.8/4; Kickin It 0.8/4; Kickin It 0.9/4

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 915; K6-11 302; TWEENS 9-14   243
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 815; K6-11 431; TWEENS 9-14   336
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11 369; K6-11 257; TWEENS 9-14   215
DISNEY XD:               K2-11 130; K6-11 102; TWEENS 9-14   82
NICKTOONS:              K2-11   84; K6-11   58; TWEENS 9-14  53
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

 

 


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JOB OPENING: DIR-PROD/TLC/MD: Talented EP to lead all aspects of Ntwrk prod projects; create/produce/mng ground breaking innovate tv prgms; 10+yrs field/studio prod exp in doc/reality; http://careers.discovery.com/ # 4972 (1/26)

JOB OPENING: DIR, BRAND MTKG/USA NTWK/NYC: Strategic dvlpment of all off-air mktg & branding efforts: media campaigns, affiliate mktg programs, cross promotions. 5 yrs exp TV mktg and/or media planning. www.nbcunicareers.com/ 4104BR (1/26)

JOB OPENING: NAT’L ACCT EXEC- IPTV/AT&T AdWorks/Detroit: Nat’l Acct Exec-IPTV. 2+ gen mkt TV ad sales in automotive/agency contacts. Apply- https://att.taleo.net/careersection/10161/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1202963&ctx=1 (1/25)

JOB OPENING: EDITOR, AD STANDARDS/NY: Ensure ads for NBC Network comply with internal & external standards, laws & regulations, & public interest considerations. 1+ yr exp. To apply, visit www.nbcunicareers.com Job# 4133BR (1/25)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLAN’R/CHI Loop: Captivate Network  need enthusiastic sales support 4 VP+Team – facilitate presales + add creativity & gr8 cust skillz. U need BS+2yrs advrtsng support+Pivotal/similar CRM exp. Apply: hr@captivate.com (1/25)

JOB OPENING: ADMIN ASST/BBC WORLDWIDE AMERICA/NYC: Provide admin supprt to 2 Execs.  2+ yrs exp w/in TV, film, cble or dig mdia indstry.  Fluency in Spanish required. www.bbcamerica.com/jobs (1/25)

JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER /Atlanta: Write and produce on-air promotional campaigns for TNT. 4-5 yrs brdcst &/or cable exp. Include link to reel. http://www.turnerjobs.com/careers#/careers/job-details/128145BR (1/25)

JOB OPENING: SR WRITER/PRODUCER /On-Air Promotions/ATL: 5+yrs exp writing and producing on-air promotional campaigns at the network level. Include link to reel. http://www.turnerjobs.com/careers#/careers/job-details/127102BR (1/25)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/Scholastic/NYC: Freelance position avail to assist in all aspects of developing and producing high-quality console/mobile/interactive games for kids. 1-3yrs interactive exp req’d. Apply: scholasticmediajobs@gmail.com (1/25)

JOB OPENING: VIDEO EDITOR/PRODUCER/Omega Institute/Rhinebeck NY: shoot, edit, produce video, b-roll & graphics for web/social platforms; Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Photoshop, CMS. 1-3 min exp. http://eomega.org/ (1/25)

JOB OPENING: MGR CONSUMR INSIGHTS & CORP RESEARCH/BBCWW AMERICAS/NYC: do qualitatve/quantitatve/3rd prty resrch. Primry & secndry resrch skills. SNL Kagan Forrester Nielsen NPower  & socl mdia monitr tools www.bbcamerica.com/jobs (1/25)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/NICKELODEON/Chicago: 2+ years in media research; Working knowledge of Nielsen ratings’ systems; Experience using consumer based syndicated studies. Apply: www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (1/25)

JOB OPENING: MGR NTL PRTNRSHPS/Home Team Sports/CHI: Sell TV driven multi-platform sponsorships (nat’l, local & dig). Dvlp partnerships w/new & existing clients/props. BA/BS pref.5 yr min ad sales exp. www.foxcareers.com FNG0000906 (1/24)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Oakland, NJ: Seeks AE for local ad sales.4+ yrs ad sales exp. pref cable tv, radio, e-media adv. Valid NJ DL. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 16187BR (1/24)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Elmsford, NY: Seeks AE for local ad sales.4+ yrs ad sales exp. pref cable tv, radio, e-media adv. Valid NY DL. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 14320BR (1/24)

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SITUATION WANTED: ASSISTANT/LA: 8+ mo. Mktg research exp., 4+ yrs Admin. exp., and an MA in Telecom, entry-level position preferred with a network or media agency. References available. william@smithgeiger.com (1/28)

SITUATION WANTED: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT POSITION FILM/TV/NY: 10 years experience: Interned for a President, Executive Assistant to SVP/VP/film director/celebrity petermichael0809@hotmail.com  (1/26)

SITUATION WANTED: AD SALES ASSISTANT/CHICAGO: Interned at Comcast Sports Net in Ad Sales, Works as Sales Assistant at NBCUniversal. Has B.A. from DePaul in PR/Advertising. Resume upon request. Contact kcopeland24@gmail.com (1/26)

SITUATION WANTED: I’M ALL YOURS N.Y. Seeking to Assist, Currently an E.A. to Chief of Dept. 5 Yrs. work exp. B.A. Mass Comm. Contact, SarahCottell@gmail.com (1/26)

SITUATION WANTED: Jeanne Intile Burns, VOICE-OVER ARTIST/VOICE COACH, Cell: 845-721-9681, E-Mail: jintilevo@yahoo.com, Web Links: www.castingnetworks.com/jburns, http://jburns.voices.com, www.allegro-music.com ,, , (“American Biographies”) (1/25)

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