04/13/16: Al Jazeera America signs off; Sarah Palin pitching court show at NAB; Lifetime developing Flint water disaster film



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04.13.16

Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 13, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Destination America: What’s for Sale: With a View at 10:30p
DIY: Nashville Flipped at 10p
NBC: Strong at 9p
SundanceTV: The Last Panthers at 10p
Velocity: Iron Resurrection at 10p 

Tonight’s Finales:
A&E: Donnie Loves Jenny at 10p
ID: Web of Lies at 9p
LMN: My Crazy Ex at 9p, I Love You…But I Lied at 10p
Syfy: Face Off at 9p, The Internet Ruined My Life at 10p


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IN THE NEWS

Al Jazeera America was shuttered on Tuesday. The news net launched in 2012 with the acquisition of Current TV, but suffered from low viewership and allegations of management bias against women and Israel. In a memo to staff yesterday, net president Kate O’Brian and CEO Al Antsey looked on the positive side. “Al Jazeera America has the most talented and diverse team any media organization could wish for.So, as we enter our final day, we would like to pass on our sincere thanks, appreciation, and respect for your amazing work, and for your commitment to those we cover,” said the execs. “We all know good journalism is critical. It ensures information is reliable, and can be trusted. Good journalism doesn’t mean opinion or spin. It is a responsibility which every media organization should carry with determination and resolve.We are proud to have done so since our first to our final moment on air.”

Gavin Polone, original producer of Gilmore Girls, filed suit against Warner Bros. Television for failing to compensate him for the show’s upcoming four-episode revival on Netflix. “Defendant [makes]…the absurd claim that the Subsequent Episodes are derivative works based on the television series,” alleges the suit. “Defendant also appears to erroneously believe the Subsequent Episodes are not considered a ‘television series’ because they are being produced for Netflix, rather than a traditional broadcast network.” Polone is looking for $195,000.

Looks like season six of MTV’s Teen Wolf won’t include Arden Cho. “Unfortunately it looks like we are wrapped up with Kira’s storyline and she won’t be coming back,” posted the actress on YouTube. Cho joined the drama in season three.

CBS and Time Warner inked a deal that will have March Madness games airing on CBS, TBS, TNT and tru TV through 2032. Price tag: a combined $8.8 billion for any new media platform  including ones that haven’t been invented yet.
        
David Letterman, documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will be honored at the 75th Peabody ceremony May 21 in New York. The gala will be air as a 90-minute special on Pivot on Monday, June 6 at 8p. In announcements beginning April 19, winners to be known as The Peabody 30 will also be named.

Sarah Palin will be at the NAB show in Las Vegas next week hawking her prospective syndicated court show, Palin Rules (wt), to station groups, reports TVNewsCheck. The outlet also notes the show’s developers are toying with the idea of having the former Alaska governor be addressed as “Governor,” since Palin has never had real-world experience as a judge. Or a lawyer. Warm Springs Productions has teamed with Palin for the project.


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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Lifetime is developing Flint, an original movie about the drinking water disaster in Flint, Michigan. Fact-based drama comes from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Wiz Live) and Sony Pictures Television.

COMING UP

 
The Africa Channel
is launching two new programming blocks. “Nollywood Night,” Mondays starting April 18, includes new series Before 30, focused on 20something Nigerian friends facing the pressure to get married before 30; Gidi Up, also following a group of pals, and Nollywood Movie, featuring films from Nigeria. “Family Fun Zone” will air weekend mornings starting April 23 and include park adventure show Siyaya: Come Wild With Us and family recipe competition Little Big Cook Off. All told, the net is rolling out 13 new series.

A 75th birthday celebration concert for Joan Baez, with guests including Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls, among others, premieres on Thirteen’s Great Performances Friday, May 6 at 9p on PBS in New York, expanding nationwide in June.

El Rey marks Earth Day with a Toxic Avenger marathon starting Friday, April 22 at 8p, running through Monday, April 25 at 6a. First up is the 1984 film, in which meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste.

All aboard! Season two of Pop’s Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block launches Thursday, June 9 at 8p. This trip will include virtual reality and 360 degree video (selfies with Donnie!).
 
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Fusion special The Naked Truth: Dirty Little Secrets investigates the story behind the Panama Papers on Sunday, April 17 at 9p. Reporting on the subject of the leak that exposed vast amounts of secret money is also available across the net’s digital, social and OTT channels.

The first two seasons of Rebel with a Kitchen are available on Fuse starting Thursday, April 14 at 10:30p. Matt Basile, a.k.a. Fidel Gastro, takes his roving food truck on the road for 26 episodes.

NEW & RETURNING SHOWS

New Girl will be back for season six. “Every network comedy should aspire to what Liz Meriwether is achieving in New Girl, with its bravura dialogue, inventive and witty performances by the talented cast and emotionally engaging storytelling,” said Fox’s David Madden. “The series is as creatively strong today as it ever was.”

Season two of Secret Lives of Americans has a premiere date: Friday, May 20 on Pivot. First up is a young woman leading a double life, who decides to reveal her identity as a Muslim.

Man Seeking Woman landed a season three renewal from FXX. Total viewers in season two increased 2 percent over season one, to 399,000.

Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum was renewed for season eleven. Things are moving in the right direction – among P25-54, the season ten premiere rated 38 percent higher than the previous season average. But there will be tweaks in the format. “[Host] Don [Wildman] is an incredible story teller so we’ll keep all the great stories that are at the show’s core,” said Courtney White, SVP, programming and production, Travel Channel. “But fans of the series will find that the upcoming season amps up the fun, is a bit lighter and has shorter segments that are easier to digest.”

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UPFRONTS UPDATE

Azteca America’s Upfront event Tuesday at NYC’s Gramercy Park Hotel was an elegant affair, celebrating ratings growth (41 percent up among A18-49 and 44 percent among A18-34 in 2015), and new series including adventure reality show Desafio, crossword-style game show Ahora Caigo and drama Rabia, about an outbreak of rabies. “Azteca America enters this upfront season on the heels of delivering its best March ratings in five years across all key demos in primetime,” said president and CEO Manual Abud. “We have made good on all of last year’s promises and our ‘Game On!’ theme underscores our proven counter-programming strategy.”

The network also announced Azteca GlassWorks Studio, an in-house digital content provider devoted specifically to creating multiplatform “stories” for advertisers, and revealed it is incorporating Real-Time Participatory Media technology into its programming, to engage viewers as well as collect data-driven insights into viewer behavior.

But it wasn’t just about the party. “This season, Azteca has taken its upfront into key markets a month early, to jumpstart the conversation with clients and agencies about their needs for 2016-2017,” Craig Geller, EVP of network sales & digital, tells Cynopsis. “Through this new, more consultative approach, we are finding two things. First, the demand for audience, more importantly the Hispanic audience, has never been more robust; and second, connecting to this audience through contextually relevant content is becoming even more important to clients and agencies.”
 
What are the Upfront prospects? “We’re seeing healthy marketplace growth, and combined with Azteca’s exceptional audience growth, we see great opportunities for Azteca at upfront this year, especially in a market where some of the major players are experiencing audience erosion,” says Geller. “As we continue to innovate our on-screen and cross-screen offerings, we’re becoming an even better partner for our current clients and the new additions entering the market.”

SOCIAL GOOD

Azteca America also expanded a partnership with non-profit Voto Latino that includes a series of PSAs through election day aimed at American Latino voters. Network talent includes hosts of Al Extremo, Veronica del Castillo, Juan Barragan and Gaby Crassus, network news anchor of Hechos Nacional, Roberto Ruiz, Pati Chapoy and her team of Ventaneando correspondents, Atala Sarmiento, Daniel Bisogno, Cesar Casares and Pedro Sola and sports commentator, Luis Garcia, among others.

Discovery Communications is extending its partnership with online volunteer engagement network VolunteerMatch to connect viewers with opportunities to give back in their communities. Campaign kicks off with a PSA airing this week (National Volunteer Week!) across Discovery’s 13 networks. VolunteerMatch technology will be integrated into Discovery Communications’ digital platforms, and DCI’s network of other nonprofit partners will now be connected with VolunteerMatch to extend their reach to potential volunteers.”

CASTING NEWS

The third and final season of ITV’s Broadchurch will include Julie Hesmondhalgh (Happy Valley), Georgina Campbell (Murdered By My Boyfriend), Sarah Parish (Atlantis), Charlie Higson (The Fast Show) and Mark Bazeley (Home Fires). Crime drama airs on BBC America on this side of the pond.

ADVERTISING & BRANDS

 
Length matters when it comes to videos, according to a new study by IAB in partnership with Millward Brown Digital and Tremor Video. While ten-second mobile video ads had maximum impact on Millennials, 30-second spots were more effective for those age 35-54. Spots tested were for brands in the auto, CPG and quick casual restaurant categories. Best practice advice included ensuring that ads are well-targeted, relevant and enjoyable for consumers sensitive to mobile ad clutter, and making brand logos and product shots large enough to be seen on small mobile screens.

Nielsen unveiled its new Nielsen Marketing Cloud, integrating consumer and media data with marketing activation and analytics applications on a single platform. Nielsen clients currently using the Cloud span food, pet, digital media, broadcast and personal care categories. Count Scripps in. “The In-Flight Analytics application gives us a real-time view into consumer consideration, intent and purchase metrics,” said Michael Meah, director of digital ad products and sales research, Scripps Networks Interactive.“The tool enables us to better optimize our campaigns while they are running, from media allocation to creative versioning, and helps us close the loop, from exposure to sale, delivering on our advertiser’s ultimate goal.”

GLOBAL GOINGS ON

Northern Ireland indie Big Mountain Productions appointed Donna Higgins as head of production and Lucy Wedlock to the newly created position of series producer. Higgins’ recent credits include Web of Lies and Dr. Jeff  Rocky Mountain Vet. Wedlock has had roles at Channel 4, ITV, and RTE, among others.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises heads Punit Goenka and Amit Goenka received the highest television honor at MIPTV, the Médaille d’Honneur Award, recognizing executives who have made an exceptional contribution to the international television business.

UK indie 7 Wonder will produce a special for E4, 24 Billion Pound Party People. Show follows nightclub expert Joe Fournier and his team of young entrepreneurs as they travel the globe putting on parties for the international jet set.

DIGITAL DOINGS

AMC is running a social media campaign to promote upcoming series Preacher that will bring pop-up screenings of the drama, based on the comic franchise, to super fans’ hometowns. Fans are invited to visit Twitter or Instagram to post photos, videos or comments about why their hometown deserves an screening using the hashtag #PreacherFanScreenings; AMC will select four towns for a screening ahead of the series premiere Sunday, May 22 at 10p.


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RATINGS

FX limited series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story wrapped as cable’s most-watched new series of 2016. On a Live+7 basis (through eight weeks, first-run), the series is averaging 7.5 million total viewers, 4.0 million A18-49 and 1.9 million A18-34, number six in delivery of A18-34 and eighth in A18-49 among all primetime TV shows (broadcast and cable) in 2016. Time spent viewing adds up to 143.9 hours, or 8.63 billion minutes.

The season two premiere of StarzOutlander delivered 1.46 million Live+SD viewers, more than double its series debut (721,000), for a Starz premiere record. Counting re-airings and on demand data so far, the tally stands at 2.68 million viewers. The Girlfriend Experience launched to a strong 1.49 million viewers for premiere night viewership, the best for a new series since Outlander in August 2014.

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead started its sophomore season (opposite the MTV Movie Awards) the number one show in all of television with 6.7 million total viewers and 3.9 million among A18-49, but down 34 percent in total viewers and 37 percent in the demo versus its August season 1 launch. L+3 numbers will likely provide a hefty lift.

Several syndicated talk shows were up week to week the week ending April 3. Leader Dr. Phil saw a 15 percent lift to 3.1 Live+SD, Steve Harvey had a 6 percent boost to 1.9 (up 12 percent year to year), and Maury rose 6 percent, to 1.7. Dipping to season lows: Ellen DeGeneres (down 9 percent to 2.1) and just-renewed The Real (down 11 percent to .8).

Hallmark Channel original movie Hearts of Spring ranked the net to be number one among HH rating in Saturday primetime with a 2.0 HH rating and 2.2 million viewers, the highest-rated program of the day as well as the top-rated movie of the week. 

Broadcast News Ratings week of April 4, 2016
NBC Nightly News 8.316 million total viewers and 1.6/7 A25-54
ABC World News Tonight, 7.929 million total viewers and 1.5/6 A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.758 million total viewers and 1.3/5 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of April 4 2016
FOX:
Empire (4/6) 4.3/14
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (4/7) 3.1/12
FOX: American Idol (4/7) 3.0/11
NBC: The Voice (4/4) 2.5/8
ABC: Modern Family (4/6) 2.3/8
FOX: American Idol (4/6) 2.2/8
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (4/7) 2.1/8
CBS: NCIS (4/5) 2.0/7
NBC: Little Big Shots (4/10) 2.0/6
CBS: Survivor (4/6) 1.9/7
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/28/16 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.0AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.7AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.7AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.3AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.8AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.2AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.2AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.1AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.9AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 3/28/16 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.6AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.1AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.8AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.5AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.2AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.1AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.1AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 3/21/2016
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
TBSC 3692/NICK 1377
FOXN 2129/FOXN 1349
AMC 2027/ADSM* 1177
HGTV 1874/DSNY 1118
USA 1843/TBSC 1079
DSNY 1562/USA 1017
FX 1509/HGTV 994
HIST 1425/TOON 939
ADSM 1289/NAN* 879
DISC 1287/CNN 807
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 3/21/2016
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
TBSC 1639/ADSM* 699
AMC 1083/TBSC 512
FX 752/NAN* 430
USA 750/NICK 403
ADSM 706/USA 379
HGTV 578/HGTV 318
FRFRM 533/DSNY 309
DISC 522/AMC 303
BRAV 501/TOON 303
HIST 460/TNT 300
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows among A18-49 for the week of 3/21/2016
The Walking Dead (AMC) 11055
Talking Dead (AMC) 3646
American Crime Story (FX) 3640
Better Call Saul (AMC) 2591
Teen Mom II (MTV) 2285
Love & Hip Hop (VH1) 2275
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAV) 2079
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1751
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1734
Fixer Upper (HGTV) 1720
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and
demographic performance.

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 2.0/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice topped 8p with 2.3/8, followed ABC’s Dancing With the Stars with 2.0/7. NBC’s The Voice rose to 2.4/8 at 9p, while the second half of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars was steady at 2.0/7. NBC’s Blindspot finished the night in the lead at 10p with 1.4/5; CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles was in hot pursuit with 1.3/4.

A18-49: NBC 2.0/7, ABC 1.7/6, CBS 1.4/5, FOX 1.2/4, UNI .8/3, TELE .6/2, ION .4/1, CW .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Monday, April 4 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 6.8/11
Dancing With the Stars 8.1/13, Castle 4.3/8
NBC: 5.5/9
The Voice 6.5/11, Blindspot 3.6/6
CBS: 4.8/8
Supergirl 3.9/6, Scorpion 5.4/9, NCIS: Los Angeles 5.3/9
FOX: 2.3/4
Gotham 2.2/4, Lucifer 2.3/4
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Camino Hacia de Stinto 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.4/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
ION: .9/2
Criminal Minds .9/2, Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds .9/2
TELE: .8/1
Quien es Quien .6/1, Eva, la Trailera .7/1, Senor de Cielos 1.1/2
CW: .6/1
CrazyEx-Girlfriend .5/1, Jane the Virgin .6/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.2/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS led in the 7p hour with 1.6/6 for a delayed 60 Minutes, followed by .9/3 for ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. NBC topped 8p with 2.0/6 for Little Big Shots, versus a 1.4/5 average for CBS’s 60 Minutes and Madam Secretary. Fox won 9p with Family Guy (1.2/4) and Last Man on Earth (1.1/3); second place was shared by 1.0/3 averages for NBC’s The Carmichael Show and Crowded, and CBS’s Madam Secretary and Elementary. ABC and NBC shared the top spot at 10p, with 1.1/3 and 1.1/4, respectively, for Quantico and Dateline.

A18-49: NBC 1.2/4, CBS 1.1/4, ABC 1.0/3, FOX .9/3, UNI .62,  ION .3/1, TELE .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Sunday, April 10, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.4/9
60 Minutes 7.5/13, Madam Secretary 6.1/10, Elementary Special 4.1/7, Elementary 3.9/8
NBC: 4.2/7
Little Big Shots [r] 3.5/6, Little Big Shots 7.1/12, The Carmichael Show 3.3/5, Crowded 2.6/4, Dateline [r] 3.1/6
ABC: 2.3/4
America’s Funniest Home Videos 2.7/5, Once Upon A Time 2.3/4, The Family 2.1/3, Quantico 2.3/4
FOX: 1.2/2
Bordertown .7/1, Cooper Barrett’s Guide .6/1, The Simpsons 1.4/2, Bob’s Burgers 1.3/2, Family Guy [r] 1.4/2, Last Man On Earth 1.6/3
UNIVISION: 1.1/2
Aqui y Ahora .9.2, Nuestra Belleza 1.2/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.0/2
ION: .7/1
Leverage .7/1, Leverage .6/1, Leverage .7/1, Leverage .7/1
TELE: .5/1
Gran Hermano .5/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: FOX had most A18-49 viewers Saturday with .8/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Fox’s NASCAR coverage and NBC’s Dateline Mystery tied for first at 8p with .7/3, followed by .5/2 for CBS’s Crimetime Saturday and Ion’s Law & Order: SVU. NBC’s Dateline topped 9p with .9/3, versus .8/3 for Fox’s NASCAR. Fox’s races zoomed to first at 10p with 1.1/4; CBS’s 48 Hours was second with .9/3.

A18-49: FOX .8/4, NBC .7/3, ABC .6/2, CBS .6/2, ION .5/2, UNI .3/1, TELE .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, April 9, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 2.5/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.1/4, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.0/4, 48 Hours 3.4/7
NBC: 2.7/5
Dateline Mystery 3.1/6, SNL Prime 1.9/4
FOX 2.4/5
NASCAR 2.0/4, NASCAR 2.7/6
ABC: 1.2/2
NBA Countdown 1.0/2, NBA Primetime 1.3/2
ION: 1.2/2
Law & Order: SVU 1.2/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.1/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.2/2
UNIVISION: .7/1
Cronicas de Sabado .6/1, Sal Y Pimienta .7/1
TELE: .4/1
Que Noche .4/1, Reina del Sur .3/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Saatchi & Saatchi LA hired Fabio Costa as Executive Creative Director and Dwayne Koh as Digital Executive Creative Director. Previously, Vosta was Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day; Koh joins Saatchi from AKQA San Francisco.

Rainmaker Entertainment appointed Gregory R. Little to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Content. It’s a coming home of sorts for Little, who had been Rainmaker Head of Development from 2005-2009 before joining Brown Bag Films.

51 Minds Entertainment promoted Chris Kinsella to Senior Vice President and upped Jessica Bofshever to Vice President of Development. Andrew Jacobsen rose to Head of Branded Entertainment and Tricia Biggio jumped from VH1 to take the role of Vice President, Current Productions.


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2016 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
Presented by The Cable Center
May 16, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA
2016 Honorees
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications, Inc.
John D. Evans, Chairman and CEO, Evans Telecommunications Co.
Tom Rogers, Chairman, TiVo Inc.
Robert J. Stanzione, Chairman and CEO, ARRIS
John O. "Dubby" Wynne, Retired President and CEO, Landmark Communications, Inc.

www.cablehalloffame.com, 720-502-7500



This Day in History:
1964 – Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award for Lilies in the Field, the first black performer to win in a lead category.

Answer to Our Last Trivia: In which part of town was Judith’s (formerly Alan’s) house on Two and a Half Men (2003-2015)? Sherman Oaks/San Fernando Valley. Kudos to: Paul Blutter-Hollywood Depot Rentals/Burbank, CA, Paul Gygli-NBCUniversal Television Distribution/Universal City, CA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Barry Solomon-Retailability/NYC, Bob Eisenstaedt-Granite Springs Productions/Tampa, Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question: What was Dwayne’s real name on What’s Happening!! (1976-1979)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

And CONGRATULATIONS to the first three people who got Tuesday’s Anagram Ted Danson (Dad Sonnet) correct: Cathy Korda, Honolulu, HI, Jacob Michael, Agoura Hills, CA and Rick Dascher-Turner Studios, Atlanta.


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JOB OPENING: MGR, MEDIA PLANNING/NBCU/NYC: The Manager, Media Planning is responsible for the off-channel media planning as well as creative asset management across multiple NBC News brands. Full info/apply HERE (4/19)

JOB OPENING: EDITOR PRODUCER/WE tv CS/NYC: REALITY POWERHOUSE needed! Concept/cut/collaborate on high impact on-air promo creative for award winning CS team. Min 5yr exp; Avid & AE req’d. Apply HERE ref. job #0140 (4/16)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR/MGR, DIGITAL AD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/A+E Networks/NY: Execute objectives of Dig Ad Ops specializing in ad prod dev, QC, UAT & optimization of ad products across brands on web/mobile web/mobile apps & OTT ad products. Full Info/Apply HERE (4/15)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL AE/Discovery Digital Networks/LA: Strategic sales exec to join DDN’s Ad Sales team to proactively sell Sourcefed Studios portfolio across platforms. Focus on representing custom content and in-show integrations. 4-6 yrs, 3 in digital exp req’d. Full Info/Apply HERE (4/15)

JOB OPENING: SR EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, CREATIVE CONTENT PROD/Viacom Velocity/NYC: Ideate, write, produce, shoot and edit digital videos and on. 3+ yrs exp producing and editing video, ideally with a specialty in how-to content. Full info/apply HERE (4/15)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING (FREELANCE)/VH1 & LOGO/NYC: Manage planning & execution of all media plans for programming & brand initiatives. 3-5 years television marketing exp. Media agency & Dig. Mtkg exp, preferred. Full info/apply HERE (4/15) 

JOB OPENING: ADDRESSABLE ADVERTISING BUSINESS ANALYST, SYSTEMS SUPPORT/AT&T/NYC: Resp for user support on key systems that drive targeted ad sales prod at the forefront of TV advrtsng. Req’s 1 yr of Ad Sales, Plan’g, System Ops, or Systems Support type exp. BA degree. Full info/Apply HERE (4/14)

JOB OPENING: GROUP SALES & MKT DIR/Chi/NY: Responsible for generating revenue across media platforms & markets. Strong media presence, communication & execution skills a must. Travel. Min 5 yrs media sales/marketing. Apply HERE (4/14)

JOB OPENING: DIR, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING & DEV/IFC/NYC: 10+ yrs exp. Actively dev new shows. Oversee creative & admin aspects of shows. Must have relationships in TV & Entertainment community  agents, mgrs, talent, directors, writers, producers, & prod companies. Full info/apply HERE (4/14)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/UP TV/NYC: Resp. for dev/implementing media proposals and working directly with Acct Execs. and Pricing & Planning. College deg. & 1+ yrs cable exp. in ad sales ind. Strong Microsoft Office & DealMaker skills a +. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills. Resume HERE (4/14)

JOB OPENING: MGR, SEO & PAID SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS/VH1/NYC: Detail-oriented media professional responsible for managing/executing paid media strategies. 2-3 yrs of social + media exp. Expert knowledge of trends and tools for paid social media platforms. Full info/apply HERE (4/14)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

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

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 [email protected].

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: We Got Next Productions looking for interns in NYC. Flexible start end dates. Interns interested in learning all aspects of the Film Industry. Our 1st film has been acquired by iTunes and we are going into development on a series of new projects. Resumes HERE (4/20)

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

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2016


ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, blackish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CW: Arrow [r], Supernatural [r]
Fox: Rosewood, Empire
NBC: The Voice, Strong [
p]
PBS: Nature, NOVA [r], NOVA, Ride the Tiger
Telemundo: Quien es quien?, Eva la Trailera, El Senore de los Cielos
Univision: Un Camino Hacia el Destino, Pasion y poder, El Hotel de los Secretos

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