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2019 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference
May 29-31, 2019 / The Schimmel Center, NYC
 
Are you looking for access and opportunity to jumpstart your career in the Media and Entertainment industry? Apply to attend the FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference. Hear from top execs, network with industry professionals, meet with recruiters and connect to your next job.
 
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
Food Network has fast-tracked new episodes of Restaurant: Impossible to premiere later this summer. Hosted by chef and Food Network personality Robert Irvine, the show focuses on struggling restaurant owners who work with Irvine to turn around their fortunes – in just two days with a $10,000 budget. Production on the eps begins this month.
 
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: April 26-28
Avengers: Endgame (Buena Vista) $350.0 million, opening weekend
Captain Marvel (Buena Vista) $8.1 million (week 8), cume revenue $413.6 million
The Curse of La Llorona (Warner Bros.) $7.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $41.3 million
Breakthrough (Fox) $6.3 million (week 2), cume revenue $26.1 million
Shazam! (WB) $5.5 million (week 4), cume revenue $131.1 million
Little (Universal) $3.4 million (week 3), cume revenue $35.8 million
Dumbo (Buena Vista) $3.2 million (week 5), cume revenue $107.0 million
Pet Sematary (Paramount) $1.3 million (week 4), cume revenue $52.6 million
Us (Universal) $1.1 million (week 6), cume revenue $172.8 million
Penguins (Buena Vista) $1.1 million (week 2), cume revenue $5.7 million
Source: Comscore
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
ABC’s The Bachelorette is back Monday, May 13 at 8p. Season 15 guests will include celebrity couple Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier, runway coach Miss J. Alexander, drag queens Alyssa Edwards and Alaska, pop music star Lukas Graham and country music artist Jake Owen.
 
Disney Channel’s mashup of sitcom and improv, Just Roll With It, will be previewed on Friday, June 14 at 9:45p ahead of its official premiere on Wednesday, June 19 at 8p. In the family comedy, the audience votes on what will happen, with the actors continuing the scene unscripted.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Lifetime is following up the record-breaking premiere of Surviving R. Kelly with two-hour special, Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact, detailing the fallout from the docu-series. Soledad O’Brien hosts the two-hour special, premiering Saturday, May 4 at 10p.
 
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TECH TALK
 
National Geographic has partnered with Oculus and Force Field for National Geographic Explore VR, a VR experience that takes viewers on an adventure through Antarctica searching for a lost penguin colony. “National Geographic continues to experiment in the immersive storytelling space,” said Senior Director of Immersive Experiences Jenna Pirog. “We are using the latest visual technology to spark curiosity about our world and enable people to better understand it.” The 30-minute VR experience will be available on Oculus Quest this spring.
 
 
GOING OVER THE TOP

Cinedigm SVoD services CONtv, offering classic cult films and forgotten series, and Docurama, a library of documentaries, are now available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1. “These launches further our commitment to redefining the traditional viewing experience, and provide even more viewers across the country with the same high-quality premium programming that our networks are known for,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks.
 
When there are more women behind the camera or in other key off-screen roles, the representation of women on screen is better: Films written or directed by women consistently feature a higher percentage of female characters with speaking roles, according to research at USC. Women lift each other up. Now it’s your turn. Nominate your colleagues and company for the Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards. The process is quick and simple so get started: Nominate before May 8th!
 
Call for Judges: If you’re a media industry executive interested in an opportunity to join the panel of judges for the aforementioned Top Women in Media Awards, honoring outstanding contributions by women in every facet of the business, please fill out an application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72TQNZY. The judgement period is May 13 – 22, and judging is done remotely.
 
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MEASUREMENT
 
TiVo’s TV viewership data will be available in the Neustar Multi-Touch Attribution  and Unified Analytics solutions. The inclusion of TiVo’s TV exposure data from its own set-top boxes and third parties is aimed at enabling advertisers to compare the efficacy of both TV and digital investments. “With TiVo’s data, we are able to better provide granular TV insight that enables us to help our clients make better decisions about where to allocate their next marketing dollar,” said Neustar GM and VP for Marketing Solutions Michael Schoen.
 
Tubular Labs announced that Viacom, Ellen Digital Network and Corus Entertainment have joined the Global Video Measurement Alliance, created to establish new digital video measurement standards, beginning with social video. They join VICE, BuzzFeed and Group Nine as additional founding members of the consortium, founded in January 2017. The first two new cross-platform reach and engagement metrics in co-development with the GVMA are de-duplicated unique viewers, and minutes watched. “Tubular’s new metrics in association with the GVMA are the first of their kind for social video. These metrics have existed for digital websites forever, and this is the first move towards parity for the research community,” said Howard Shimmel, President, Janus Strategy & Insights. “A top challenge for broadcast research teams is how to gain the best understanding of where audiences are going and how to aggregate cross-platform views of networks or shows… The announcement today is a major step forward for the industry.”
 
 
ADVERTISING
 
Snap has plans to let media buyers reserve non-skip six-second ads in Snapchat Discover shows at fixed CPMs. The shows will reach young users, and be curated to ensure brand safety. Snap Select gives marketers and agencies access to reserve inventory in the most premium, popular shows on Snapchat, and a direct path to reach Millennial and Gen Z audiences that are increasingly difficult to reach elsewhere,” said David Roter, VP, global agency partnerships at Snap. “We’re thrilled with our ability to deliver ROI with non-skippable, full-screen Commercials, with sound on and at scale.”
 
Advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar released an analysis  of the ad spend of direct-to-consumer brands across digital, TV, and print that says DTC ad spend has been up 7 to 20 percent annually for five consecutive years, and is continuing to increase across almost every product category. According to MediaRadar’s data, DTC brands typically begin with highly targeted spend on social media. “When it comes to DTC advertising on social media, Instagram is the primary partner for this,” said Todd Krizelman, CEO and Co-Founder of MediaRadar. “The platform allows for very specific targeting, and seamless purchasing of product from within the app, which is a feature that few others offer.” The data also highlighted that as DTC firms scale their businesses, they begin to shift marketing and ad spending, with many relying more heavily on TV to create broad, top-of-funnel awareness. 
 
 
CASTING
 
Add Shannon Doherty to the original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members reuniting for BH90210, a six-episode event series on Fox. Doherty joins Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. Luke Perry, committed to Riverdale, had not signed on before his death last month… Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land) has been cast in Hulu’s upcoming Little Fires Everywhere, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
Smithsonian Channel’s linear and VOD services will be available in HD on NET (Channel 590) in Brazil, the country’s leading television distributor and the largest cable television operator in Latin America.
 
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RATINGS
 
Thursday’s broadcast of Telemundo’s 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards delivered 2.4 million total viewers, an 11% increase versus 2018, and 1.1 million A18-49, according to Nielsen. The show reached a cumulative audience of 5.2 million total viewers, including 2.6 million A18-49 with the simulcast on Telemundo and Universo.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Thursday, April 25 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 7.65 million
Big Bang Theory 11.55, Young Sheldon 10.27, Mom 8.01, Life in Pieces 5.81, S.W.A.T. 5.14
ABC: 4.88 million
NFL Draft 4.88
FOX: 2.56 million
Gotham 2.21, The Orville 2.92
NBC: 2.50 million
Superstore 2.95, A.P. Bio 1.68, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.73, Abby’s 1.47, Law & Order: SVU 3.59
UNIVISION 0.88 million
Jesus 0.91, Rosa de Guadalupe 0.85, Por Amar Sin Ley 0.86
CW: 1.04 million
Supernatural 1.31, In the Dark 0.77
TELEMUNDO: 1.13 million
Premios Billoard de la Musica Latina 1.13 million
 
Thursday A18-49 Ratings: ABC 1.2/6, CBS 1.1/5, TELE 0.7/5, FOX 0.6/3, NBC 0.5/2, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Shannon Ryan has been named President of Marketing for ABC Entertainment and Disney Television Studios. Ryan was previously CMO for Fox Television Group.
 
PMK•BNC promoted Cary Kwok to Senior Vice President in the brand marketing and communications division. 
 
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This Day in History:  1967 – Aretha Franklin’s single “Respect” was released.
  
Answer to our last trivia question: Which TV series was the first to spawn a No. 1 soundtrack album? Peter Gunn. Kudos to: Michael Gioscia-NBCUniversal/NYC, Rick Pike-InterMedia Advertising/Woodland Hills, CA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Ray Giacopelli-MI7 Media Intel/NYC
 
Today’s Trivia Question: Which Animal House-inspired 1979 sitcom only lasted one episode? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: A limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.).
 
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DP/PHOTOJOURNALIST
Katz Networks
Atlanta

Work closely w/Field Producers in shooting live trials for COURT TV.  Light, shoot, mic intimate interviews; documentary style ENG; extensive travel. 3+ yrs live news network exp and 5+ yrs exp as DP with exp in News.

Full info & how to apply HERE


Sr DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/AMC/NYC: Talented, highly motivated individual with strong data analysis with a focus on digital performance, data storytelling and project management skills. 3-4 yrs of related exp. Exp working w/measurement tools Tableau and SPSS/STATA software a plus. Full info HERE (5/13)

DIRECTOR, MEDIA SOCIAL & EMERGING MEDIA
/Ad Council/San Francisco: Asst VP of Media, Social & Emerging by overseeing partnerships w/major platform accts. 5+ yrs digital & traditional media/cross-platform sales exp w/track record of developing and executing successful strategic partnerships. Full info HERE (3/10)

 
ASST MEDIA MGR, SOCIAL & EMERGING MEDIA/Ad Council/San Francisco: Asst team on executing strategic media partnerships. Comfortable managing multiple priorities & personalities, has strong organizational instincts, written/oral comm skills. 2+ yrs professional sales, mktg, or agency (media or acct mnemnt) exp. Full info HERE (3/10)

DP/PHOTOJOURNALIST/Katz Networks/Atlanta: Work closely w/Field Producers in shooting live trials for COURT TV.  Light, shoot, mic intimate interviews; documentary style ENG; extensive travel. 3+ yrs live news network exp and 5+ yrs exp as DP with exp in News. Full info & how to apply HERE (3/10)


DIGITAL MEDIA SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
/dhx media/NYC: Sell national/local advertising, sponsorships & branded content across WildBrain’s YouTube Channels. A min 4 yrs exp in digital media sales and/or digital media plan’g role. Independent self-starter, proven track record of sales success, & exp building book of business. Full info HERE (5/9)


DIRECTOR, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
/GSTV/NYC: Dvlp/implement industry mktg strategies & plans, to generate measurable awareness & strengthen the company’s mkt position among key audiences. Exp dvlp/mng or plan’g events. 6-8 yrs progressively resp mktg communications &/or PR work exp. Full info HERE (5/9)

VP, AD SALES MARKETING/The Weather Channel & Entertainment Studios/NYC: Resp for developing and overseeing mktg partnerships, ad trade positioning and execution plan. Support sales with client selling. 15+ yrs ad mktg/media industry exp; cable TV focus a +. Full info HERE (5/8)

 
SUPERVISOR, SALES & DISTRIBUTOR MARKETING/Smithsonian Channel/NYC: Support and assist team in admin and coordination of affiliate sales projects and marketing campaign tactics. 3+ years of marketing/sales exp. within media industry preferred. Full info HERE (5/8)

SR MGR, CUSTOM PORTFOLIO RESEARCH/Turner/NYC: Help develop and implement a suite of research tools designed to measure, inform and evangelize Turner’s suite of non-traditional advertising products. 8+ yrs exp custom research design and execution at a brand, research supplier, ad  or media agency Full info HERE (5/8)

STAFF ACCOUNTANT/A+E/NY: Produce financial tracking, reporting and payment of A+E activities in regard to programming, production, net ops & other contractual obligations. BS/BA in Acctg, strong Excel skills, familiarity w/Acctg software, detailed oriented. Apply HERE (5/3)

MGR, INT’L REVENUE PLANNING & ANALYSIS/A+E/NY: Mgmt of the revenue plng, analysis & acctg processes; database mgmt, trademark acctg & sales admin. BS/BA in Acctg, Min of 7 yrs exp in public or private acctg, knowledge of revenue recognition acctg principles. Apply HERE (5/3)

SR BUSINESS ANALYST, GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS BUSINESS OPERATIONS/Viacom/NYC: Operate as a domain expert for Consumer Products (CP) financial & contract mngmnt processes, solutions & operations related to current bus. platforms. Biz degree & systems exp a +. 3-5 yrs meaningful CP global licensing ind work exp. Full info HERE (5/3)

CRASH PRODUCER/NBCU/NYC: Late show producer for the Today Show. Produce orig news content, primarily brdcst, incl rsrch, conducting interviews, writing/editing scripts, field producing & shooting/overseeing editing. Extensive exp working in edit room & 4+ yrs editorial exp working in prod ntwk level, pref with morning TV. Full info HERE (5/2)

AD SALES ACCOUNT EXEC/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Sell Nat’l advertising time to established and prospective clients. Strong negotiation skills and presentation skills. Strong knowledge of Los Angeles mktplace. Established relationships with automotive and tech clients. BA/BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Apply HERE (5/2)

EXECUTIVE/PERSONAL ASSISTANT/OFFICE MGR/Two Cats Productions/NYC: Support Sr. Producer and overall office in small prodco. Phones, filing, supplies, calendars, inventory, bookkeeping, shipping, payroll. Some travel. Must be able to drive crew van in NYC. WORD/EXCEL a must. 2+ yrs. exp. Resume and cover letter HERE (5/2)

SR ANALYST, ANALYTICS & INSIGHTS/Viacom/NYC: Responsible for supporting the data and dvlpmnt of dashboards across the Viacom portfolio. Exp in digital mktg data & an agile dvlpmnt envir. 2-4 yrs media reporting & analytics w/hands-on exp across mult clients, pref from a media agency or ent-based org. Full info HERE (5/2)

SR MEDIA SALES EXEC/United Esports/LA: Exp’d & motivated SR sales person to generate business dvlpmnt opps, from established & prospective clients, by devising/ implementing novel & time-tested sales & mktg strategies. 3-10 yrs exp as an Acct exec in business dvlpmnt, media sales, or advertising sales. Esports knwlg a +. Full info HERE (5/2)
 
SR ANALYTICS, SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS/Viacom/NYC: Monitor/report/analyze performance of content across VIMN properties on dig. media platforms, primarily social. 3-5 yrs exp providing digital/social rsrch analytics/data to Sr partners. Strong comm skills & understanding of digital metrics & the wider digital industry. Full info HERE (5/1)

MANAGER, RESEARCH & STRATEGY/NBCU/NYC: Highly motivated/pro-active, organized, and detail-oriented candidate w/3+ yrs TV research exp to Report on NBCU and competitive performance to senior management across a variety of metrics – both linear and digital. Tableau a + Full info HERE (5/1)

MULTI PLATFORM RESEARCH ANALYST/NBCU USA & SYFY/NYC: Resp for regular reporting of TV & multiplatform audience metrics to internal stakeholders incl progrmng/scheduling, mktg, press & finance. 2+yrs exp audience rsch for media co. or ad agency (includes internships). Advanced excel/PP skills a must. Full info HERE (5/1)

DIRECTOR PUBLIC RELATIONS/AMC/LA: Resp for helping dvlp/implement various comms strategies to support the network’s ratings, business & branding goals. Working daily w/ full PR teams NY & LA to increase brand awareness & drive tune-in through the creation of comprehensive comms strategies/strategic promotions/partnerships. Full info HERE (4/30)

MGR, GLOBAL CONSUMER INSIGHTS/Viacom/NYC: Lead certain consumer insights projects and support others on behalf of Viacom’s suite of brands Help support the team’s responsibility for providing consumer-driven insights on the rapidly changing, complex media and entertainment landscape. 4+yrs consumer insights exp, media landscape a + Full info HERE (4/30)

SR MANAGER PUBLICITY/A + E Networks/NYC: Responsible for the development and implementation of public relations campaigns resulting in positive media placement. Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of a project launch and on-going publicity support. Min 7 yrs experience in entertainment publicity. Full info HERE (4/30)
 
 
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY APRIL 29
 
ABC: The Show Must Go One: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, The Fix
CBS: Big Bang Theory, Man With a Plan, The Code, Bull
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow
FOX: The Resident, 9-1-1  
NBC: The Voice, The Enemy Within
PBS: Nature: American Spring LIVE [p], Korea: The Never-Ending War
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur  
Univision: Jesus, La Rosa de Guadelupe, Por Amar Sin Ley
 
 
 

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