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Tuesday April 14, 2020

Tonight’s Premieres
Discovery: Deadliest Catch at 8p
HGTV: Bargain Mansions at 9p

Tonight’s Finales
NBC: New Amsterdam at 9p
VH1: Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out at 8p

IN THE NEWS

Broadcast TV is the most relied upon source for coronavirus news among all age demos, according to a new study from trade association TVB. Four out of five U.S. adults say they trust their local TV news stations, beating out cable news and government websites, and more 18-34-year-olds are turning to broadcast TV compared to social media or cable news for COVID-19 information, said “The Coronavirus Media Usage Study,” which surveyed 10,000+ adults in the 10 states.

TEGNA is crying fake news on statements made by Standard General ahead of an upcoming proxy fight. “At a time when steady, experienced leadership is needed more than ever, Standard General is seeking to destabilize TEGNA’s Board of Directors and is misleading TEGNA shareholders with a campaign of disinformation and disregard for the truth,” said Chairman of the Board Howard D. Elias. “The numerous errors, false statements and mischaracterizations demonstrate that [Standard General Founding Partner Soohyung] Kim either does not understand our business or is intentionally trying to mislead our shareholders to get their votes. Based on the facts, as well as the strong track record of our Board and management team, the choice is clear – and we thank our shareholders for their support.” Kim is seeking seats on the TEGNA board.

Among the facts listed were: TEGNA “has substantially outperformed its peers since becoming a pure-play broadcasting company”; the company has top-of-the-market Big Four retransmission rates; its EBITDA margin is above the peer median; and TEGNA “has leading station productivity.” Shareholders are casting their votes ahead of the annual meeting on April 30.

Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos revealed during Monday’s show that he tested positive for COVID-19. He said he has experienced no symptoms and is “feeling great.” Stephanopoulos has been doing the show from home as he cares for his wife, Ali Wentworth, who is recovering from the virus.

Gray Television has a campaign to promote local businesses that stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gray stations have launched interactive, free online directories that include information for about 4500 businesses; over 10,000 businesses are expected to be included by the end of the month.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be presented across ABC, ESPN and NFL Network, April 23-25, the second year that The Walt Disney Company has worked with the NFL to offer a multi-network presentation for all seven rounds. ESPN and NFL Network will air a presentation across both networks, while ABC will present its own prime-time telecasts for Rounds 1-3, in addition to simulcasting the ESPN and NFL Network telecast of Rounds 4-7. The event will serve as a virtual fundraiser benefitting six charities that are battling the spread of COVID-19, and the telecasts – originally scheduled to be on-site in Las Vegas – will now originate from ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut, studios.

With live sports on hold amid coronavirus carnage, ESPN is asking about 100 of its higher-paid commentators to join network executives and take a temporary salary cut. “These are challenging times and we are all in this together,” said the sports net in a statement. On April 2, Disney announced all employees whose jobs “weren’t immediately necessary” as of April 19 would be furloughed.

Add Dish to the list of companies forced to lay off employees. “Due to the current economic climate, combined with changing needs of our customers and how we best serve them, Dish has made the difficult decision to reevaluate our organization. This includes a focused set of staffing reductions to align our workforce with the current and future needs of the business,” said the company. “It is not a step we took lightly. Our goal is to best serve our Dish and Sling customers, position the company to support our future wireless aspirations, and create long-term opportunity for our teams.”

On again: The decision to withhold streaming rights for last year’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway concert has been reversed. Streaming of the concert, planned as a benefit for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS COVID-19 Relief Fund, was slated to start streaming at 7p last night, until Ray Hair, the head of the American Federation of Musicians, argued that in a time of unemployment, musicians should be paid for their work and withheld permission. After union musicians took to a Change.org petition to offer to forego payment since it was a charitable event, Hair changed his tune.

The International Olympic Committee will be on the hook for “several hundred million dollars” of costs related to moving the Tokyo Games to 2021, IOC President Thomas Bach told German newspaper Die Welt. The rest of the $2-$6 billion it will cost for the postponement due to the COVID-19 crisis will be borne by Japan, per the agreement signed in 2013 when Tokyo won the Games, said Bach.

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A+E Networks has rolled out a variety of initiatives to share information to help audiences during the pandemic. The campaign includes #WeAreHereWithYou talent-led PSAs and network spots; the support of the work of non-profit organizations, with a special focus on first responders; and free programming. “A+E Networks has a long-standing commitment to social responsibility that we are leaning into now more than ever,” said Paul Buccieri, Group President, A+E Networks. “Through our PSAs and brand messages, it is our hope to add to the nationwide chorus and encourage us all to stay safe and stay home.”

The campaign for President Trump sued Wisconsin TV station WJFW-TV for airing a super PAC ad with comments Trump has made downplaying the COVID-19 crisis. The ad “takes audio clips of candidate Trump and pieces them together to manufacture a false statement that was not made by the president: ‘The coronavirus, this is their new hoax,’” says the lawsuit. The campaign previously sent cease and desist letters to stations threatening lawsuits if they continued to air the ad, also warning stations that their licenses could be put “in jeopardy.”

Deirdre Bolton has joined ABC News as a business correspondent. Bolton joins from Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel, where she covered business, finance and the economy, and for three years anchored Risk & Reward with Deidre Bolton. In 2018, correspondent Will Carr also moved from Fox News to ABC.

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has been rescheduled for August 29, with host Kenan Thompson and featured entertainer Hasan Minhaj still onboard. “For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most important story of our lifetimes,” said Jonathan Karl, President of the WHCA and ABC News’ Chief White House correspondent. “We hope our rescheduled 2020 dinner will be a chance to celebrate the kind of important journalism we have seen throughout this crisis.” The annual event was originally slated for April 25.

Also rescheduled was the StreamTV Show, which moved from June 1-3 to October 5-7 in Denver. “We recognize the impact that the postponement has on the next gen video programming distribution community,” said Kevin Gray, VP, Telecom, Media & Technology Group, Questex. “However, the health and safety of the next gen video programming distribution community, and the broader community, is vitally important and it makes the event postponement unavoidable.”

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ADVERTISING & AGENCIES

Capital One, L’Oreal USA, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Subaru of America and Verizon have joined the lineup of sponsors for the launch of NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock. “At a time when people all over the world are turning to our content for comfort, entertainment, and connection, a consumer-first platform has never been more vital,” said Laura Molen, President, Advertising Sales and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “Thanks to our launch partners, that’s exactly what we’ve created together. Peacock will not only redefine the industry’s conception of what is possible for ad-supported streaming services, it will open the door to new opportunities for viewers and marketers alike.” Peacock – with five minutes of ad loads per hour or less – begins rolling out tomorrow, April 15 for free for Comcast customers.

The impact of the health crisis on the ad business is intensifying, according a new biweekly report from Advertiser Perceptions. In the past two weeks, 29% more advertisers have canceled a campaign pre-launch (total now 44%), and 31% more advertisers have held back media spending (total now 64%), while 24% of advertisers have launched a new campaign to respond to the crisis, says the report, “The Coronavirus Effect on Advertising.” New campaigns are prioritizing brand vehicles, particularly social media, digital video, cable and OTT/CTV, while brands reallocating existing budgets are favoring broadcast TV, ecommerce and search. “It’s hard to tell a brand story in many performance channels, and advertisers often lack premade assets appropriate for different channels, so we’re seeing a bifurcation in media,” said Justin Fromm, EVP/Business Intelligence at Advertiser Perceptions. “On one hand, finance demands performance, so advertisers are moving money into social and search. On the other hand, advertisers need to resonate, so they’re also focusing on brand and purpose messaging appropriate for the moment and allocating to digital video, linear cable and OTT.”

After their introductory free trial period ends, is Quibi counting on subscribers to pay $4.99/month for the version of the short-form streaming service with ads, or fork over $7.99/month to go ad-free? In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co., Quibi CEO Meg Whitman predicted about 75% of people will opt for ads. “It’s a little cheaper, and the ads are 15-second, non-skippable prerolls in front of every piece of content that we call Quadis,” said Whitman. “And we have 10 of the greatest brands that have decided to launch with us, and they make ads very differently. They make it with our patented Turnstyle, which shows full screen video portrait to landscape. So, yes, there’s an advertising business that’s an important part of our revenue stream.” Whitman also reports Quibi had 1.7 million downloads of the app its first week.

Publics Groupe reported 1Q20 earnings ten days early, including net revenue of $2.71 billion, up 17.1% for the period, and a $546 million cost reduction plan to be enacted in 2020 as the company deals with the impact of COVID-19. Cost-cutting includes short-term salary cuts and reduced and delayed dividend payments for senior execs. “We are now all facing a crisis that will be unparalleled in terms of magnitude, complexity and probably length,” said CEO Arthur Sadoun.

TECH NEWS

Consumers who watch movies or TV programs on smartphones reported higher levels this year of smartphones being “very easy” to use for streaming and having an “excellent” variety of streaming content/apps, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s “Connected Home 2020” study. The share of TV households with a Roku OS smart TV grew from 18% (2019) to 22% (2020) while the share with a Fire OS increased from 14% to 15%. Overall, the net share of Roku-enabled TVs (either smart TV OS or connected stick/box) rose from 30% to 35% of TV households, while a similar share of Amazon FireTV rose from 23% to 26%. “Consumers and their homes are getting smarter all the time, whether it’s for entertainment, comfort or security,” said David Tice, senior consultant to Hub and co-author of the study. “Although fielded prior to the main impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this US snapshot shows how well most households were equipped to deal with both work-at-home and entertainment needs during the lockdown.”

National Geographic released its first augmented reality-enabled cover on Monday, conveying a cautionary outlook at climate change. On Instagram, users are able to see climate data in 12 major cities across the globe, as well as see what those locations might feel like 50 years from now.

STREAMING SCOOP

Discovery, Inc. announced it is offering “Family Favorites” content across its portfolio of 13 TV-everywhere streaming GO apps and sites. The initiative includes full seasons of series and specials from Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Cooking Channel and DIY, commercial-free with no MVPD sign-in required. “As families are spending more time at home, we know parents are looking for premium content they can watch with their children, content that will bring them together,” said Peter Faricy, CEO, Direct-to-Consumer, Discovery, Inc. “We are excited to team up with our affiliate and distribution partners to offer them the best of our family-friendly programming, free and uninterrupted through our GO apps and sites and our partners’ consumer experiences.”

Syncbak streaming service SBTV is expanding its coverage of the pandemic with the launch of the Survivors and Heroes Channel. With the support of local broadcasters across the country, the channel curates stories of individuals who are overcoming some of the biggest health challenges of their lives. SBTV features content from more than 115 local broadcast stations across the country; the service is free for local stations to upload content to, and free for viewers to watch.

AVOD Tubi is headed to Rogers Ignite TV. “We’re excited to make premium content even more accessible to Canadians,” said Andrea Clarke-Hall, VP of Business Development, Tubi. “With this partnership, Rogers Ignite TV customers can enjoy thousands of titles from our library at no additional cost.”

PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION

Netflix ordered zombie series All of Us Are Dead, based on the webtoon Now At Our School. Lee JQ (Beethoven Virus) will produce. Story centers on teens locked in their high school as a zombie virus spreads. Netflix also signed a first-look deal with comic book publisher BOOM! Studios (Mouse Guard) for live-action and animated series.

Fox Entertainment picked up 9-1-1 for a fourth season and spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star for a second. Both are produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad FalchukTeley-Vision.

Quibi is developing Good Boys and True, a drama from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Katy Keene), based on his play. Aguirre-Sacasa will co-write with Greg Murray (Riverdale). The drama about class, sexuality and identity is being produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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NEW & RETURNING SERIES

The mysterious massacre of settlers in what is now Quebec is explored in Nat Geo limited series Barkskins, based on the novel by Annie Proulx. Eight-parter premieres Monday, May 25 with back-to-back episodes over four weeks.

USA’s Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story premieres Tuesday, June 2 at 9p with back-to-back episode. Season two of the based-on-real-life messy breakup series stars Amanda Peet (Brockmire) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot).

Short-form series Old Guy, about ageism in Hollywood, launches Thursday, April 23 on Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram TV. Comedy from Five Sisters Productions stars the sisters’ father, Roger Burton (Fargo), their mother, Gabrielle Burton and Peri Gilpin (Frasier).

Season 32 of CBS’s Amazing Race (filmed pre-COVID-19) takes off Wednesday, May 20 with 11 new teams competing across Trinidad and Tobago, France, Germany, Kazakhstan and Brazil. That’s a week after the three-hour season finale for season 40 of the net’s Survivor airs.

Season two of Private Lives of the Monarchs launches Monday, May 18 at 9p on Smithsonian Channel. First episode focuses on Napoleon Bonaparte, including the self-appointed emperor’s private relationships and string of affairs.

A new ID series, Southern Gothic, makes its debut Monday, April 27 at 10p, exploring mysterious murders in the American South.

Another new show, Mummy Mysteries, is also unwrapped Monday, April 27 at 10p, on Travel Channel. Using forensic science, experts uncover horrific tales from a vicious empire. Two days later comes the season bow of the net’s Destination Fear, where road trips turn to terrifying sleepovers.

Macabre British dramedy Dead Still drops on Acorn TV on Monday, May 18 with two episodes, followed by weekly installments through June 15. Original series follows the adventures of an 1880s memorial photographer and his loyal assistant.

COMING UP

Netflix set May 26 as the debut date for stand-up comedy special Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, starring Hannah Gadsby (Douglas is her dog). “You can expect your expectations to be set and met by Douglas: a tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back guided by one of comedy’s most sparkling and surprising minds,” said the streamer.

Meanwhile, Amazon Studios announced the launch date for another stand-up special: Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal. The special starring Yang, who will appear in Netflix’s upcoming Space Force, drops Friday, May 8 on Amazon Prime.

A two-part documentary focused on President George W. Bush will air on PBS’s American Experience on May 4-5 at 9p. “Twenty years after the dramatic Bush-Gore election of 2000 that introduced the term ‘hanging chad’ to our lexicon, this new film explores the evolution of George W. Bush’s character and how it stamped his presidency,” said Susan Bellows, American Experience acting executive producer.

Also on PBS: This summer, PBS celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, protecting women’s right to vote, with a slate of multiplatform content that’s part of strategy to present thematically connected programming each quarter. “From the people who fought for the ratification of the 19th Amendment to present-day changemakers, we are honored to share the inspiring stories of trailblazing women who have changed the course of history,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO.

REVOLT is re-airing Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Town Hall, “State of Emergency: The State of Black America & The Coronavirus. Its United Effect but Unequal Burden” today, April 14 at 12p and 7:15p, and Thursday, April 16 at 12:30p.

GOING GLOBAL

Sweetwood Films inked a worldwide distribution deal with Rive Gauche Television for The Beer Jesus From America, a documentary that chronicles Stone Brewing’s rock n’ roll co-founder,Greg Koch’s tumultuous journey to become the first American to build, own and operate his own large-scale independent craft brewery in Europe.

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RATINGS

The stay-at-home episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live averaged a 1.46 rating among A18-49 and 6.66 million viewers, the season’s second-best numbers after the Eddie Murphy-hosted Christmas episode.

HGTV’s reboot of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition delivered a 0.71 P25-Live+3 rating on Sunday nights for the network, up 55% in the demo over the prior six weeks. The 10-episode season attracted more than 15 million total viewers and ranked as a top 5 new unscripted original series in all of cable among W25-54 this year to date.

Lifetime Original Movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel drew 2.7 million Total Viewers in Live+SD on Saturday, according to Nielsen, making it Lifetime’s highest-rated movie since 2016 and the strongest original movie on all of television for 2020 across key demos, including both broadcast and cable. Additionally, The Clark Sisters was the best ad-supported cable original movie since 2018 in key demos, with 1.1 million A25-54, 905,000 A18-49 and 813,000 W25-54.

Shareablee Top 10 TV Shows for the week of April 6
Program, Network, Total Actions, Total Content, Actions per Content, Fans & Followers
E! News (E!) 11.8M, 902, 13,091, 37.1M
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (WB/syndicated) 10M, 94, 105,862, 199.9M
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2.8M, 47, 59,080, 34.3M
Today Show (NBC) 2.4M, 886, 2,733, 13.6M
Modern Family (ABC) 2.3M, 259, 8,960, 10.1M
The Daily Show (Comedy Central) 2.2M, 131, 17,080, 23M
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) 1.5M, 99, 14,979, 12.7M
Entertainment Tonight (WB/syndicated) 1.4M, 615, 2,357, 8.9M
Hannity (Fox News) 1.3M, 264, 5,086, 8.9M
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 1.3M, 99, 13,261, 25.9M

Shareablee Top 10 Streaming Shows for the week of April 6
Program, Platform, Total Actions, Total Content, Actions per Content, Fans & Followers
Stranger Things (Netflix) 1.8M, 4, 451,047, 25.4M
Sex Education (Netflix) 646K, 6, 107,615, 4M
I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix) 526K, 6, 87,721, 769K
Netflix is A Joke (YouTube) 468K, 62, 7,555, 1.7M
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) 313K, 4, 78,431, 2.7M
The Grand Tour (Amazon Prime) 284K, 3, 94,577, 5.5M
Trailer Park Boys (Netflix) 270K, 21, 12,840, 2.8M
Dead to Me (Netflix) 154K, 12, 12,806, 161K
Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch) 153K, 10, 15,284, 5M
Greenhouse Academy (Netflix) 138K, 5, 27,639, 548K

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Friday, April 10
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Shark Tank 4.83 (0.9), 20/20 3.46 (0.6)
CBS: MacGyver 6.38 (0.7), Magnum P.I. 7.40 (0.7), Blue Bloods 5.46(0.4)
CW: Charmed 0.71 (0.2), Dynasty 0.38 (0.1)
FOX: WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2.32 (0.6)
NBC: The Blacklist 4.86 (0.7), Dateline 3.34 (0.5)
UNIVISION: Rosa de Guadelupe 1.74 (0.6), Amor Eterno 2.06 (0.6), Sin Miedo a la Verdad 1.43 (0.5)
TELEMUNDO: Cennet 1.19 (0.4), La Dona 0.93 (0.3), Operacion Pacifico 0.95 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Former President of Turner David Levy has joined Raine Group as senior advisor. Levy will identify and execute investment and advisory opportunities for the bank, which focuses on media, tech and telecom.

Johanna Fuentes has been appointed EVP, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros., effective May 4. Fuentes joins from Showtime Networks, where she was EVP, Communications.

IN MEMORIAM

Good Morning America producer Thea Trachtenberg died April 12 after battling heart and lung disease. She was 52. “She was tireless in her pursuit of perfection in her pieces which is why she was the first choice of so many of the top talent at ABC over the years,” wrote senior executive producer Michael Corn. “Extraordinarily gifted at this thing we do, she could craft with equal skill epically smart and or heart wrenching and or funny television. That’s no doubt because Thea herself was razor smart and bitingly funny and filled with heart.”

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Seeking mktg strategy role where I can leverage data-driven insights to drive brand image, awareness, & audience growth for a media/entertainment property across multi-channel platforms. I have 15+yrs exp at HBO & Pokemon. I am based in NY metro area. Computer Skills: MS Office, G Suite, Keynote, Adobe. Contact: pauljbaron@gmail.com (4/21)

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Former writer at Nickelodeon/Viacom with 12+ years experience in scripting promos, creative advertising, and short form content. Emmy nominated. Currently located in Northern CA, but open to all locations + remote. Contact: mr.mattgilbert@gmail.com (4/21)

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Marketing or Media Planning senior director/VP/account director 20+ years experience. NYC tri-state. Media planning, social media management, programmatic buying, brand marketing, promo development. Contact: sean.salo@gmail.com (4/21)

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Sr level, seasoned content strategy executive with over 25 yrs experience in broadcast, cable, and digital. Skills incl program planning, acquisitions, co-production, launching /re-branding new platforms, and much more. L.A.-based but open to relocation for the right opp. Contact: LF28929@yahoo.com (4/21)

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In search of a content producer position for either TV or digital projects. I’ve worked nine years as a producer, producing docu-series, challenge shows, and branded content. I am based in LA. Proficient in AVID, conducting Skype interviews, and developing decks. Contact: kevintchagnon@gmail.com (4/21)

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SHOWRUNNER/DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST available to dvlp, sell and/or run TV & digital series. I’ve EP’d over 120 broadcast episodes & 6000+ digital videos & developed over 35 orig series that have sold to 20+ clients. Full command of the entire process incl. creative &logistics. Email: marylagnes@gmail.com (4/21)

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I help companies with their business & succeed online; growth, identity, websites, social media, ecommerce, etc. I provide advice on digital strategy or work w/those who need digital services & want to transition into a digital ops role w/ an innovative co. I have 15+ yrs exp & am based in NYC. Contact: rd@didisheim.com (4/21)

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Experienced Executive Producer and show runner available for full or part time work. 25+ years of experience in network news and. documentary production. NY-based. Contact: tywwest@gmail.com (4/21)

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Showrunner / Director with 20 + years of experience in the non-scripted space. Local NY and LA. Contact: petedelasho@gmail.com (4/21)

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Digital Media Content Producer with experience at Fox Sports, First Look Media, & varied freelance clients including celeb influencers. Spring 2020 UConn Digital Media & Design grad excited to help build audience for your brand. Proficient Adobe Suite. New York based. References available. hannahlauson@gmail.com (4/18)

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Multifaceted Marketing Expert & Yoga Instructor/NYC 20+ yrs exp in Digital / Integrated / Social / B2B. Let me help you manage projects, campaigns, brand partnerships; create sales sheets / pitch decks. Freelance or FT. Also available for virtual Yoga / Pilates sessions. ncualoping@gmail.com (4/18)

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MARKETING/PARTNERSHIPS ROLE/LA: 5+ yrs exp within the sports and entertainment industry. I was recently a marketing coordinator at a top sports agency where I prospected and landed six-figure deals for athletes and properties. Contact: hannahamalin@gmail.com (4/18)

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Emmy nominated Talent Producer/Booker with over 20 years experience working with Barbara Walters on all her ABC Specials. Large contact list of publicists who handle Celebrities, Musicians, Sports Figures, etc. Full Time or Part Time, can work from home. Email Brad: bvl222@icloud.com (4/18)

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I am a results driven, strategic media executive with over 20 years experience developing and launching new products, business development/strategic partnerships and account management. I’m looking for an VP level opportunity to leverage my strong media background to help a company grow in LA. Contact: navin.kamath1@gmail.com (4/18)

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Manager, Talent Relations for television/media organization I have 16 years for experience with the Disney/ABC Television Group Location is New York City I am adept in facilitating talent interviews (for talk show appearances, radio, etc.) as well as securing talent for company events. david.r.haslett@gmail.com (4/18)

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Seeking System Analyst/Support Engineer role in the NYC metro area. Experienced in Business Analysis, Ad Operations and Customer Support. Contact ttmedia201326@gmail.com (4/18)

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Line Producer and / or Unit Production Manager over 25+ years in the Entertainment field since 1991 based in Los Angeles, also have worked in the Atlanta area on a local basis Special Software: Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Excel, heather.kritzer@gmail.com (4/18)

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Exp’d media rsrch & analytics professional within the direct response marketing world. 20+ yrs knowledge of media buying across all verticals, client services, acct mngmnt & data analysis. Seeking FT or consultant role. Expert in Nielsen, comScore, MRI, Simmons, Tableau. NYC area or remote welcomed. eddie@ewilders.com (4/18)

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Looking for an account management/client success position where I can apply my client dvlpmnt & relationship building skills. I have more than 13 yrs exp in addressing business pain points, developing creative partnerships, & helping clients succeed. Based in NYC. Google Suite, SalesForce, Zoho, Microsoft Office, Mac, and PC. Contact: briantcabanban@gmail.com (4/18)

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Experienced professional seeking an opportunity in marketing and promotions. I have 5 years of experience in Media and Marketing Strategy and am seeking work in Los Angeles. Contact: tcadengo@gmail.com (4/17)

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I recently was let go from my position at FOX Bet as a VP/EP. Prior to that role I was with NBCUniversal as Director of Branded Content. I have 15+ years of experience in Marketing (social/digital), Commercial Production and Broadcast Television and VOD. Contact: lauramiller25@gmail.com (4/17)

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Creative Director -20 plus years of experience branding networks, launching shows (CBS, Fox, WGN America) on all platforms -Los Angeles, CA -editing (Premiere), copywriting, producing, English and Spanish VO. www.bradroe.net (4/17)

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Manager/Director level Content Scheduling, Strategy and Acquisitions Professional with 8+ year’s experience over multiple highly rated cable brands. NYC Based. Fluent in GSuite and Microsoft Office. Contact: g.maged@gmail.com (4/17)

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TALENT PRODUCER/BOOKER: Over 20 yrs booking Talent for Entertainment & Sports shows (Nat’l & regional) from a 1-hr sit-down to a segment hit. Have a vast contact list of PR/mgrs/agents who handle: Athletes, Celebs, Chefs, Reality & Music artists. NYC based–but can book from anywhere! Email Steve: directvbooker@gmail.com (4/16)

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Experienced Atlanta area Project Manager with a demonstrated history of Emmy-Award winning work in the sports industry looking for work in Field Production, Event Management, Immersive Technology, Content Management and Media Production. Contact: allison42@gmail.com (4/16)

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Curran Bhatia is a 4-time Emmy® nominated fmr. Producer at HBO. Curran produced/directed long-form documentaries and 250+ live events for nearly a decade. Since HBO, Curran has stepped in front of the camera as on-air talent featured on FOX Sports, B/R Live, & PlutoTV. Contact HERE: CurranBhatia@gmail.com (4/16)

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Business Development, Mktg & Sales! 30+ years of analog & digital exp. Former United States Air Force Officer & Law Enforcement exp. Serial Entrepreneur & intrapreneur to get projects done, sales made & happy clients. Metro NYC & LA mkts, good w/LinkedIn, webinars & cold/warm calls. Great social network David W Stern dshelps@gmail.com (4/16)

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Experienced professional seeking an opportunity in marketing and promotions. I have 5 years of experience in Media and Marketing Strategy and am seeking work in Los Angeles. Contact: tcadengo@gmail.com (4/16)

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Creative Director/Marketer in L.A. with 20+ years experience at CBS, Fox and WGN America is available to guide creative and marketing strategy for shows, brand campaigns, BTS and integrated marketing on social media/digital, on-air and radio. Also available for copywriting, producing and editing. Fluent in Spanish. www.bradroe.net (4/16)

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Highly experienced booking, research and archival producer available to bring your non-fiction project to life. Provide me with a title, log line or show concept and I can help you develop your project from the ground up with real people, compelling stories and real footage. NY, LA or remote. Please contact me by email: littleislandmedia@gmail.com (4/16)

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Host and producer with Billboard News, Hollywood Reporter, MSG Networks, & the New York Mets looking to partner w/a brand or outlet to create compelling content. NY-based; can operate Final Cut, A/V recording, teleprompter, VO, and ideation, with 10+ yr’s exp creating content. Contact: mike.janela@gmail.com (4/15)

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CONTENT DEVELOPER/NYC: Content Development, Partnerships, Artist Relations -10+ years of experience -NYC (but open to other locations). Contact me for my resume: annagarwood6@gmail.com (4/15)

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SYSTEM ANALYST/SUPPORT ENGINEER/NYC:
Seeking System Analyst/Support Engineer role in the NYC metro area. Experienced in Business Analysis, Ad Operations and Customer Support. Contact ttmedia201326@gmail.com (4/15)

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PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP/LA: Hardworking, creative production intern available. Previous exp incl: talent promotion & advertising prod for Sony Music & Headcase TV Prod. Also, digital content prod for social media celeb talent. Junior at BU. Proficient in Adobe Suite, Avid & Movie Magic. LA based. References. Contact: glauson@bu.edu (4/15)

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TALENT RELATIONS & PUBLICITY MGR/NYC: 16 years of progressive & transferable exp at the Walt Disney Company/ABC TV Network, specializing in securing & managing talent for publicity appearances and company events. Adept at coordinating press and publicity, providing PR support & contributing to strategic media relations. Contact: david.r.haslett@gmail.com (4/15)

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STRATEGIC & BUSINESS OPERATIONS SR MGR/NY/NJ: 15 yrs exp in media & tech space. With a bias for critical thinking, action and decisions, & high emotional intelligence I am focused on the intersection of technology and relationship-driven commerce across three industries: Media (all verticals); Health & Fitness; and Edu. Contact: Kenlloyd35@gmail.com (4/15)

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I have over 30 years of broadcast experience at all levels of production, including both above-the-line and below-the-line positions. I am a veteran of seven Olympic Games including the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, which I served as the Supervising Producer for NBC Sports Group. Contact: Groupdean@walkerunlimited.com (4/15)

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Casting Director, Talent Consultant, Story Producer – with over two decades of experience in union, non union, experts, talking heads and celebrity booking. located in NYC but able to interview, record (skype & zoom), and work remotely. Contact: beth@youchoosecreative.com (4/15)

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EVENTS MANAGEMENT/PRODUCTION PRO/NYC
Produce high-profile world-class events/productions for leading organizations (corporate/non-profit); 20+ years’ experience, national TV credits, talent booking/coordination, superb contacts. FT or freelance. jodibkatzman@gmail.com (4/15)

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20 yr + digital first marketer looking for consulting or FT position. Extensive omni-channel exp: social media strategy, content plan’g & mktg, e-comme rce and monetization strategies, paid media & developing successful partnerships between brands and personalities. NYC based but can work remotely. marcigreenfield@gmail.com (4/15)

TUESDAY APRIL 14
ABC: The Conners, Bless This Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish, For Life
CBS: NCIS, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: Most Wanted
CW: The Flash. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX: The Masked Singer, Empire
NBC: Ellen’s Game of Games, New Amsterdam [f], NBC Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic
PBS: The Gene: An Intimate History, The Definition of Insanity
Telemundo: Cennet, La Dona, Operacion Pacifico
Univision: Te Doy la Vida, Amor Eterno, Noticiero Univision

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