Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM USA NETWORKS


USA IS DEFINING SOCIALTV
Driving the industry standard by embracing the second-screen

  • Character Chatter: The home base of two-screen sync opportunities providing fans with a real time feed of social buzz around USA series
  • Transmedia Storytelling: Immersive narratives by show creators & partners, includes critically-acclaimed Psych Hashtag Killer social game
  • Companion Apps: Incentivizing fans to watch in real-time through partnerships with GetGlue, Miso, Viggle and more.
 USA Network – Characters Welcome


Cynopsis
03.21.12

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, March 21, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
NBC: Bent at 9p
VH1: Couples Therapy at 9p; House of Consignment at 10p
A&E Network: Duck Dynasty at 10p
Investigation Discovery: Real Vice: Miami at 10p
Spike TV: American Digger at 10p

Tonight’s Finale:
TLC: Dr. G: Medical Examiner at 7p


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM SCRIPPS NETWORKS

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN…

The Most Upscale and Most Ad Receptive Audience in Cable,
with the Highest Discretionary Spending of all Network Groups,
is Inspired to Try Your Products?

RESULTS HAPPEN.

Scripps Networks Interactive. Brands for Life.
HGTV - DIY Network - Food Network - Cooking Channel - Travel Channel - GAC
Source: Nielsen Npower and Experian Simmons, 2011. For details, visit scrippsnetworksadsales.com..


~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~

More than two weeks before its first season premiere, Starz has renewed its original drama series Magic City for a second season with ten episodes.  Magic City premieres April 6 at 10p and is set in 1959 Miami Beach.  The series is created and executive produced by Mitch Glazer and it stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko and Danny Huston.  Production on the second season will commence later this year with an expected premiere on STARZ in 2013.

Thursdays this summer will be home to TBS’ new original comedies starting with buddy comedy Men at Work premiering May 24 at 10p with back-to-back episodes.  Beginning July 19, new workplace comedy Sullivan & Son will take over the time period.  Men at Work stars Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch and James Lesure and was created by Breckin Meyer and produced by Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare.  Sullivan & Son, set inside a popular bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood stars comedian Steve Byrne and is produced by Wild West Picture Show Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television; Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long are executive producers.

A trio of new series are joining HGTV’s lineup, per B&CBuying and Selling (wt) is a spinoff of the network’s Property Brothers series where Jonathan Scott prepares a family’s home for sale while brother Drew finds their next property.  The series debuts in September.  Two other new HGTV series are spinoffs of the House Hunters franchise: House Hunters: Where Are They Now? debuts in October and looks in on memorable House Hunters families to see what happened after finding their new house.  Living Abroad picks up where House Hunters International leaves off and looks at what it takes for Americans to adjust to a new country.  The premiere date of Living Abroad has not been set yet.

Upfront 2012: TV One

On Tuesday, TV One, owned by Comcast, presented its original programming roster including several new series:

  • Save My Son, hosted by Dr. Steve Perry, this series will chronicle the struggle of black families to save their sons who have fallen victim to bad choices and bad influences.  Premieres in third quarter.
  • Unresolved: Celebrity Cases is an investigative series examining headline events including celebrity homicides and unsolved mysteries.  Premieres in fourth quarter.
  • The Ladies of R&B is a one-hour series about the lives of singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Keke Wyatt, Monifah Carter and Syleena Johnson as they work to put their lives to right.  Debuts in third quarter.

TV One’s projects in development:

  • The Rickey Smiley Show is a comedy starring radio personality Smiley as a character loosely based on his own life as an Atlanta radio DJ and a single father to four adopted children.
  • Destined is a spinoff of the network’s series Unsung focused on the best and brightest black actors in film and television.
  • Belles is a sitcom about an upscale soul food restaurant owned by the widowed patriarch Big Bill Cooper.
  • Church Folk is another sitcom about The Hunters, a prestigious family forced to leave their newly-built mega-church in Los Angeles to start over in the South. 

TV One also announced series renewals for Unsung, Life After, Find Our Missing and Washington Watch with Roland Martin.

Upfront 2012: IFC

Yesterday, IFC hosted its first-ever Upfront event and offered up its 2012-2013 original programming lineup.  For 2012, IFC’s series programming includes:

  • Comedy Bang! Bang! based on the podcast of the same name created by Scott Aukerman.  The half-hour program copies the format of a late-night talk show featuring celebrity appearances and comedy sketches. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with an unfiltered and improvisational interview style and working alongside him is one-man musical genius Reggie Watts.  Celebrity guests will include Elizabeth Banks, Michael Cera, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Adam Scott among others. Premieres June 8 with 10 half-hour episodes. Produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions.
  • Bunk is a comedy game show where comedians compete in inane challenges to win surreal prizes.  The show is hosted by Kurt Branohler.  Produced for IFC by Avalon Television.  Ten half-hour episodes debut June 8.
  • Whisker Wars returns for a second season with six new half-hour episodes produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company.  Premieres 4Q 2012.
  • Also for 4Q 2012, IFC premieres the one-hour Trapped in the Closet, described as part movie musical and part urban operetta combined with an epic music video.  The program reunites characters introduced in the hip hopera from R. Kelly that launched in 2007 on-air and online who are connected by sexual adventures, little people and a mysterious package.  Produced by Sylvester Films and Fuzzy Bunny Films. 

On the IFC series docket for 2013:

  • Portlandia season three opens January 2013 preceded by a one-hour The Brunch Special airing this summer and a half-hour Holiday Season special airing in 2012.  Portlandia’s third season will have ten half-hour episodes and is produced by Broadway Video. 
  • Out There is a coming-of-age series about Chad and his little brother Jay and best friend Chris living in a small town as they deal with adolescence and all the challenges of puberty, first loves, enemies, local legends and more.  The series with ten half-hour episodes debuts in January 2013 and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
  • Maron (wt) featuring comedian Marc Maron who explores a fictionalized version of his own life including relationships, career as well as his podcast WTF which highlights his conversations with celebrities and other comedians.  Produced for IFC by Fox Television Studios and Apostle, the series has ten half-hour episodes and premieres in 3Q 2013.

Program Call:  Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual MIPTV Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, March 29, the week before MIPTV 2012 in Cannes. If your company is an official exhibitor at MIPTV this year and would like to have your programming included in our shopping guide, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location. To be included in this free and highly-viewed special edition, please send your submission to Lisa Ball at: lisa@cynopsis.com no later than this Thursday, March 22, 2012. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lisa (if you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).

~ DISTRIBUTION, CARRIAGE & CLEARANCE ~

Rive Gauche Television picked up the unscripted series Sins & Secrets (29 x 60 min). The series is produced by Jupiter Entertainment and airs in the US on Discovery ID.

FX acquired the commercial television premiere rights to this past weekend’s #1 box office movie 21 Jump Street from Sony in addition to Universal’s The Lorax which was #1 at the box office the previous two weeks.


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~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~

National music network, Fuse, part of The Madison Square Garden Company revealed a development slate featuring series covering a variety of genres (all titles below are working titles):

  • Ambassadors of Rock is a reality show about devoted music fans who allow touring bands to crash their homes, drink their beverages and eat all their food.  2 Way Mirror is producing.
  • Blaze Studios is a half-hour scripted musical comedy starring Marcus Paulk and Quinton Aaron taking a behind-the-scenes look at the staff and clients of a high-end recording studio. 
  • Bounce is docu-series focused on the stars of the New Orleans music scene.  Produced by World of Wonder.
  • Untitled Eric Balfour Project is a mockumentary series created by and starring Eric Balfour about a young band in L.A. struggling for success.  Off The Grid Entertainment is producing.
  • Major is a half-hour scripted musical comedy from creator/writer Erik Weiner (Robot Chicken, Unscripted) produced by Dakota Pictures.
  • Off Beat is a clip show hosted by comedian Mike E. Winfield and showcases funny and over-the-top music videos and viewer-created clips found online.  Produced by FishBowl Worldwide Media.
  • Radio Free is a half-hour scripted comedy about a group of students at a college radio station in the early 1980s as they find their identity through new wave music.
  • Warped Roadies is a series going inside the Vans Warped Tour as it travels across the US with more than 60 bands.  Magilla Entertainment is producing.

FremantleMedia North America made an exclusive multi-year overall deal with producer Matt Kunitz to develop and produce new, original unscripted content.  Kunitz will join FremantleMedia in May and is behind such reality series as Wipeout and Fear Factor.  Previously, Kunitz was with Endemol for 12 years.  Rebecca Shumsky Quinn is also joining FremantleMedia as Kunitz’ development executive.

British comedian Eddie Izzard is joining NBC’s Munsters re-make pilot titled Mockingbird Lane playing the Grandpa.  Al Lewis originally played the role of Grandpa in the 1960s Munsters series.  Production on the project begins early this summer and is shepherded by creator Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer. 

Janel Parrish who plays Mona on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars was elevated to series regular up from recurring status for the program’s third season, reports THR.

Casting Call: DIY Network is looking for desperate landscapes in need of a $25,000 yard makeover for its show America’s Most Desperate Landscape.  Now through April 30, 2012, homeowners can upload photos and videos of their ugly front yards via DIYNetwork.com.  This landscape makeover will be managed by DIY Network host and licensed contractor Jason Cameron and his Desperate Landscapes crew.  The winner will also appear on the show for a one-hour special documenting the search and build which will air on DIY Network July 18 at 9p.

Mark Your Calendars! On Tuesday April 24 in New York, the leaders in sports media will convene for the Cynopsis Sports Business Summit. Will you be joining us? Register now with this link: http://www.cynopsissportssummit.com.

~ RATINGS ~

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 3/12-3/18/12
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day     (000)
TBSC            1195         ADSM*                721
USA              1020         NAN*                  574                    
HIST              947          TBSC                  563
TNT               805          ESPN                  494
FX                 800          USA                    487
ESPN             779          TNT                    439
AMC              758          HIST                   432
AEN              702          FX                       419
FAM              676          NICK                    393
DISC             656         AEN                      378
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 114,700,000 homes.
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day.
Notes: Program-based, strict daypart averages. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8P-11P and Sun 7P-11P. Total day is Mon-Sun 6A-6A for household and demographic performance.

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 3/12-3/18/12     
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA               3186        DSNY                     1536
TBSC             2300        NICK                      1532
HIST              2159        ADSM*                   1339
DSNY             2139        USA                       1325
TNT               1946        TOON                     1137
FOXN             1700        TBSC                      1022
AEN               1492        TNT                       1014
ADSM            1467        NAN*                      1011
AMC              1460        HIST                        958
ESPN             1453        FOXN                       956
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 114,700,000 homes.
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day.
Notes: Program-based, strict daypart averages. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8P-11P and Sun 7P-11P. Total day is Mon-Sun 6A-6A for household and demographic performance.

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 3/12-3/18/12
AMC     The Walking Dead                       5981
MTV     Jersey Shore Season 5                3484
AMC     Talking Dead                              2910
USA     WWE Entertainment 10p               2585
HIST    Swamp People                            2579
USA     WWE Entertainment 9p                2249
TBSC   The Big Bang Theory 10p              2189
TBSC   The Big Bang Theory 930p            2168
TNT     Kansas/Purdue                           2122
TBSC   The Big Bang Theory 1030p           2033
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total US Television
Universe of 114,700,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 3/12-3/18/12
FOX    American Idol  WED                               5.4/16             6952
NBC    The Voice                                            5.2/14             6626
FOX    American Idol  THURS                             4.6/14             5870
ABC    Modern Family                                       4.5/12             5690
ABC    The Bachelor  After the Final Rose             3.3/8              4192
CBS    Survivor: One World                                3.0/9              3852
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy                                      3.0/8              3863
ABC    The Bachelor                                         2.9/8               3740
ABC    Once Upon a Time                                  2.9/8               3764
CBS    CSI                                                      2.8/8               3564
CBS    Criminal Minds                                        2.8/8               3598 
FOX    New Girl                                               2.8/8                3522
FOX    Family Guy                                            2.8/7               3543
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of March 12, 2012)
NBC:     8.10 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 2.10 million A25-54
ABC:     7.30 million total viewers; 1.6/6 and 1.88 million A25-54
CBS:     5.88 million total viewers; 1.4/6 and 1.69 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live + SD

Saturday A18-49 Analysis:  CBS had a lucky night winning overall with a 1.3/4 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  At 8p, CBS’ NCAA Basketball Championship game did best at 2.2/9 and ABC’s Shark Tank repeat followed at 0.9/3.  CBS held the viewers at 9p with more of the NCAA Basketball Championship game between Iowa State and Kentucky at 2.9/10 and ABC remained firmly in second place with My Extreme Affliction at 1.2/4.  CBS polished off a third win of the night during 10p with a combination of the NCAA Basketball Championship final and a 48 Hours Mystery encore at an average of 1.9/6 and ABC once again was #2 with more My Extreme Affliction at 1.2/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, March 17, 2012  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


CBS: 3.0/6           CBS NCAA Basketball Championship: Iowa State vs. Kentucky 4.3/8, 48 Hours Mystery [r] 3.0/6

ABC: 2.7/5            Shark Tank [r] 2.0/4, My Extreme Affliction 3.0/6

NBC: 1.8/3            Harry’s Law [r] 2.6/5, Fashion Star [r] 1.4/2, Off Their Rockers [r] 1.6/3

UNIV: 1.3/2          Sabado Gigante 1.3/2

FOX: 0.9/2            Q’Viva: The Chosen 0.9/2

ION: 0.5/1             Psych Sat 8P 0.4/1, Psych Sat 9P 0.5/1, Psych Sat 10P 0.7/1

TELE: 0.4/1           Marav Mundo de Disney: Bedtime Stories [7p start] 0.4/1, Cine de Impacto II: Exit Wounds 0.4/1

TF: 0.2/0               Liga Mexicana de Futbol: Pachuca vs. Atlante 0.2/0

A18-49:  CBS 1.3/4, ABC 1.0/4, UNIV 0.7/2, NBC 0.5/2, FOX 0.4/1, TF 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1


Sunday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC and CBS shared #1 Sunday with each delivering a 2.2/6 A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.   CBS opened the night a winner during 7p with its NCAA Basketball Championship coverage and 60 Minutes at an average of 2.5/9 while ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos and the average of FOX’s comedies The Simpsons rerun and The Cleveland Show tied for #2 at 1.3/4 each.  ABC topped at 8p with Once Upon a Time at 2.9/8 and CBS was #2 as 60 Minutes and The Amazing Race averaged a 2.5/7.  ABC remained in the top spot through 9p with Desperate Housewives at 2.6/6 and FOX moved into second place with its animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad at an average of 2.5/6.  Then at 10p, NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice scored with the demo at 2.0/6 though ABC’s GCB was just a skosh behind at 2.0/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, March 18, 2012 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


CBS: 6.2/10        NCAA Basketball Championship [7p-730p] 6.0/11, 60 Minutes 6.9/11, The Amazing Race 5.8/9, The Good Wife 6.3/10, CSI: Miami 5.8/11

ABC: 4.6/8          America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.5/6, Once Upon a Time 5.0/8, Desperate Housewives 5.8/9, GCB 4.2/7

NBC: 4.2/7          Dateline SUN 4.1/7, Harry’s Law 5.1/8, Celebrity Apprentice 3.7/6

FOX: 2.4/4         The Simpsons [r] 1.5/3, The Cleveland Show 1.9/3, The Simpsons 2.8/5, Bob’s Burgers 2.4/4, Family Guy 3.3/5, American Dad 2.7/4

UNIV: 1.8/3        Parodiando 1.5/3, Nuestra Belleza 1.9/3, Sal y Pimienta 1.6/3

ION: 0.7/1          Sunday 9PM Movie: A Time to Kill 0.7/1

TELE: 0.5/1         Pa’Lante con Cristina 0.4/1, Cine Millonario 0.5/1

TF: 0.4/1            Cine de Las Estrel Sun 2 0.4/1

A18-49:  ABC 2.2/6, CBS 2.2/6, FOX 2.0/6, NBC 1.4/4, UNIV 1.3/3, TF 0.4/1, TELE 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1

Monday A18-49 Analysis:  NBC hit the right note Monday among A18-49 viewers with a 3.8/10, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  NBC’s The Voice topped at 8p with a 4.4/12 followed by CBS’ comedies How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls at an average of 3.5/10 and the new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was third at 3.4/10.  NBC’s The Voice remained in first place through 9p at 4.8/12 and the second half of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars premiere moved into second place at 3.7/9.  At 10p, CBS had a turn at #1 with Hawaii Five-O at 2.5/6 with ABC’s Castle next at 2.3/6 and NBC’s Smash in third at 2.2/6. 

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, March 19, 2012  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.


ABC: 10.5/16          Dancing with the Stars [p] 11.9/18, Castle 7.5/12

NBC: 6.1/10             The Voice 6.9/11, Smash 4.4/7

CBS: 6.0/9                How I Met Your Mother 5.0/8, 2 Broke Girls 5.7/9, Two and a Half Men 7.1/11, Mike & Molly 6.1/9, Hawaii Five-O 6.0/10

FOX: 3.4/5                House 3.7/6, Alcatraz 3.1/5

UNIV: 2.2/3              Una Familia con Suerte 2.1/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.1/3, La Que No Podia Amar 2.4/4

ION: 0.9/1               Cold Case 0.7/1, Cold Case 1.0/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2

TELE: 0.7/1             Maid en Manhattan 0.9/1, Corazon Valiente 0.9/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1

CW: 0.5/1               America’s Next Top Model [r] 0.5/1, Hart of Dixie [r] 0.5/1

TF: 0.3/1                Cine de Las Estrellas Mon 0.3/1, El Capo 0.3/1

A18-49:  NBC 3.8/10, CBS 3.2/8, ABC 3.1/8, UNIV 1.9/5, FOX 1.8/5, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.3/1

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Effective immediately, Cablevision Systems Corporation hired Gregory McCastle as President/Cablevision Media Sales.  David Kline, who most recently headed the company’s media sales is departing the company to pursue other opportunities.

Healthy lifestyle and wellness network, Veria Living has established Veria Living Worldwide as part of its global expansion efforts.  The new division will engage partnerships with broadcasters and websites globally and will be led by Raymond Donahue, the company’s SVP/Head of Program Sales.  Veria Living Worldwide will at first open five regional offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  The European office based in London is headed by Virad Kaul; Mukund Cairae based in Dubai will head the Middle East regional office and will additionally continue as CEO/Middle East North Africa & Pakistan regions for Zee Network; and Tripta Singh will oversee the Asia-Pacific office in Hong Kong.  All three will report to Raymond Donahue.

Ken Colen was named SVP within the Ipsos MediaCT organization to manage Ipsos’ sponsorship of the newly-launched Time Warner Medialab.  Ken joins from Synovate which was acquired by Ipsos in October 2011. 

Ellen Lovejoy advances to VP/International Content Sales with A+E Networks where she manages off-network sales of the company’s content in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Ellen is in charge of developing and executing sales strategies for the A+E Networks programming library including existing and new content.  Additionally, Ellen will lead on IT, global format sales and operational activities to spur sales growth.  Based in New York, Ellen will report to the yet-to-be-named Managing Director/International Content Sales.

Radio veteran Rene Morales takes on a new role as VP/GM for the Univision’s radio stations in Las Vegas.  Prior to this new appointment, Rene was Single Market Sales Manager for Univision in Chicago. 

Meredith Marakovits will become the New York Yankees Clubhouse Reporter for the YES Network.  Meredith will report on the team during the networks’ Yankees game telecasts, pre- and post-game shows as well as for the program Yankees Batting Practice Today.  Meredith will also appear on YES’ special Yankees programming and will contribute to YESNetwork.com.

Beginning in April, Justin Booth-Clibborn was added at BBH New York as Head/Integrated Production.  Justin joins BBH after spending 11 years at the production company Psyop where he was CMO/Managing Partner.  In his new position, Justin will manage the agency’s integrated production team and increasing the agency’s in-house integrated production efforts.  He will report to John Patroulis, CCO.


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This day in History: 1788 – Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question:What TV character went to Tom Landry Middle School? Bobby Hill. Kudos to: Mario Turchiarolo-Freelance Writer/Philadelphia; Mike Luciano-City On Film/Brooklyn; Terry Sekel-RFDTV/NYC; T. J.Healy-Black Sheep Productions/Wilmington, Delaware; Kerri Huyck-Idaho Falls; Lucie Prann/The Richards Group/Dallas; Dara Soumpholphakdy-Weigel Broadcasting Co./Milwaukee; Jaime Horowitz-Grant Stations/Huntsville Alabama; Christopher Lastrapes-Sony Network Entertainment/LA;Richard Quan-BSSP/San Francisco;Richard G. Murphy-Manor Productions/W. Toluca Lake, CA; Eric Moore-Machete Productions/LA; Lori Heiss-Shine Group/London; Mira Quinn-William F. Cooke TV Programs/Toronto.

Today’s Trivia Question:What show took place in the town of Cicely? (Email John@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)


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JOB OPENING: SR MGR/Latitude/BOS: Join innovative media and tech rsrch firm rsrch/consulting expertise, project mg. skills, proposal dvlpmnt, 4+ yrs relevant exp & 4 yr deg. See: http://latd.com/clients-us/#jobs Apply: hr@latd.com (3/24)

JOB OPENING: SALES SERVICE EXEC/MLB.com/CHI or LA: Looking for two Sales Service Executives to join our team! 3-5 yrs agency and/or digital sales exp. Full info/apply: www.mlb.com/careers (3/24)

JOB OPENING: SCHEDULING MANAGER/WE tv/NYC: research/analyze competitive data, create monthly VOD schedule, strategic scheduling Resumes to: amcjobs@amcnetworks.com (3/23)

JOB OPENING: LIFESTYLE PROD & AP/NYC: Exp’d for 1/2 hr talk/make-over show. Must have strong writing skills and must be able to think outside the norm.  Resume must incl email/phone. Send to: WGTLProduction@gmail.com (3/23)

JOB OPENING: DIR AD SALES MKTG/HGTV-DIY/NYC: Create sponsorship proposals, mng prtnrshp relationships, dvlp integ & talent related plans & proactive sponsorship campaigns. Info: http://www.scrippsnetworks.com # 2939 (3/22)

JOB OPENING: COORD AD SALES MKTG/HGTV-DIY/NYC: 2-3+yrs Mktg/Sales. Detailed support of Ad Sales sponsorships. Must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills and event exp. Info: http://www.scrippsnetworks.com # 2940 (3/22)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/TV Guide/LA: 2+ yrs digital exp. Plan/execute online media plans, wrk w/mktg to devlp client presentations, monitor campaign delivery & deliver superior custmr service to clients.  resumes@lionsgate.com (3/22)
 
JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESCH ANLST/OUTDOOR CHANNEL/Temecula,CA: Conduct media resch; create detaild repts, chrts, tbls, grphs; Self-starter, proactiv, media degree/exp prefd; Apply at www.outdoorchannel.com/Employment (3/22)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/Home Team Sports/NY: Rsrch businesses/advertisers, present benefits of Fox Networks, monitor sold schedules. Bachelors +3yrs exp. Strong knowledge of media industry & sales. Apply @ www.foxcareers.com, FNG0001005 (3/22)

JOB OPENING: VP MARKETING/Fandango, NBCU/LA: 10+yrs Mrktg exp. w/in Media/Direct/CRM, Strng Knwlg Fandango brand, trends, digital mktplace, Strng E-Mrktg, Exp w/Film A+ Apply: nbcunicareers.com Job# 4895BR, EOE/M/F/D/AAP (3/22)

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.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: CBS TV Stations/NY: Seeking intern in STRATEGIC MKTG to support biz dev/ad sales efforts. Detail-oriented and thrives in fast-paced environment. Must receive academic credit. Send res/cov. ltr to tobrien@cbs.com (3/24)

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: GERMAN TV PROD ASST: (M.A, 1+ yr exp as full-time PA) is looking for a position. Knwldg of European TV market, exp in production & development. Speaks English, German, French. Resume upon request. likreim@googlemail.com (3/28)

SITUATION WANTED: SALES ASSISTANT/CHI: Interned at Comcast SportsNet in Ad Sales, Works as Sales Assistant at NBCUniversal. Has B.A. from DePaul in PR/Advertising. Resume upon request. Contact kcopeland24@gmail.com (3/27)

SITUATION WANTED: ENTRY LEVEL RESEARCH/NYC: Fast learning, self-starter and people person from SUNY Stony Brook w/ B.A. in Sociology w/ research & admin exp. Contact: rupal.patel1989@gmail.com (3/27)

SITUATION WANTED: CREATIVE ADVERTISING MANAGER: looking for a position. Experienced in the creation, development and finishing of Theatrical trailers and TV Spots. Please e-mail b_hitzig@yahoo.com (3/23)

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 (3/23)

SITUATION WANTED: ENTRY LEVEL/NYC:The next Michael Jordan of Marketing & Advertising. Recent grad from Pepperdine University with a degree in International Business. Resume here: http://db.tt/ClOqLduw. Contact: celloyd4@gmail.com (3/23)

SITUATION WANTED: Dedicated & Experienced ADV. SALES PLANNER (NYC): Sales proposals, resolving client discrepancies, quarterly post analysis, special sales service projects, expert computer skills. Contact- runelyon@aol.com (3/22)

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”) (3/22)

E-mail Trish@cynopsis.com or call Trish Pihonak at 888.702.3858 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

ABC: The Middle [r], Suburgatory [r], Modern Family [r], Happy Endings, Missing [r]
AZTECA: Extra Normal, Buenos Noches America, Al Extremo
CBS: Survivor: One World, Criminal Minds, CSI
CW: One Tree Hill, America’s Next Top Model
FOX: American Idol
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Criminal Minds
NBC: Whitney, Are You There Chelsea?, Bent [p], Bent, Rock Center with Brian Williams
PBS: Nature, Nova, Steve Jobs — One last Thing
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Una Familia con Suerte; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar

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