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Game’s not over. HBO gave a pilot order to a prequel series for Game of Thrones, set thousands of years before the original. The project – one of five spinoff possibilities – comes from writer Jane Goldman and George R. R. Martin. Goldman will also serve as showrunner.
Magical Elves, which produced the first five seasons of Project Runway, will return for Bravo’s 2019 reboot. The show ran on Bravo from 2004-2008, before moving to Lifetime, where Bunim-Murray produced.
Time Travelin’ Jerk is in development at FX. The animated comedy is co-written and exec produced by Billy Eichner, who will also voice a character. Series, described as “Back to the Future meets Groundhog Day,” was created by Billy on the Street’s Doug Brady.
A swinger comedy from Alanna Thompson and Dynamic Television (Van Helsing) made it to the development stage at Showtime. Project focuses on a monogamous couple, an open couple and two swingers who meet and fall in love at a swingers party.
A scripted series based on the life of Jamal Edwards, founder of online video channel SBTV, is in development at UK’s Clerkenwell Films (Misfits). Edwards shared the news at nonfiction festival Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: June 8-10, 2018
Ocean’s 8 (Warner Bros.) $41.5 million, opening weekend
Solo: A Star Wars Story $15.2 million (week 3), cume revenue $176.1 million
Deadpool 2 (Fox) $13.7 million (week 4), cume revenue $278.7 million
Hereditary (A24) $13.0 million, opening weekend
Avengers: Infinity War (Buena Vista) $6.8 million (week 6), cume revenue $654.7 million
Adrift (STX) $5.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $21.7 million
Book Club (Par.) $4.2 million (week 4), cume revenue $56.9 million
Hotel Artemis (Global Road) $3.2 million, opening weekend
Upgrade (BH Tilt) $2.2 million (week 2), cume revenue $9.2 million
Life of the Party (WB) $2.1 million (week 5), cume revenue $50.3 million
Source: comScore
ID’s new Broken Trust tells stories of trust betrayed with deadly consequences starting Wednesday, June 13 at 9p.
Series premiere of Carnival Kings, featuring artist and Michelin chef Richie Farina in carnival cook-offs, airs Thursday, July 12 at 9p on Cooking Channel.
It’s a wrap, Upfront-wise, for The CW, with sales for the 2018-19 season reportedly seeing CPM increases of 10%-11%, and a lift in volume of about 15%. Deadline reports advertisers are responding to the extra night of programming on Sundays, as well as Black Lightning, Riverdale, and the upcoming All American and reboot Charmed. You’ll find more Upfront updates, as well as network data for buyers and planners, at the Cynopsis Upfronts/NewFronts portal.
The FIFA World Cup is expected to rake in close to $600 million in ad dollars in the U.S., analysts predict, and $2.4 billion worldwide. The month-long tournament is airing on Fox and Telemundo.
WPP is restructuring its business model to better cater to digital advertisers, according to the Wall Street Journal. With Martin Sorrell gone, the holding company’s chairman, Roberto Quarta, also plans to merge under-performing agencies, per the WSJ, in a bid to increase profits.
Omnicom reorganized its experiential marketing agencies, including Auditoire, Doit!, GMR Marketing, Luxury Makers and Tro, to aid customization opportunities for clients and enable better deployment of resources. “Omnicom Experiential Group provides us with an opportunity to combine the strengths of our individual agencies to create an unmatched global offering for today’s leading brands,” said GMR CEO Cameron Parsons, who will be on the group’s board.
Speaking at the Gabelli Annual Movie and Entertainment Conference on Friday, Viacom CFO Wade Davis said that while he’s optimistic that Viacom channels will land on Hulu with Live TV or YouTube TV, the company is “extremely well-represented in the traditional distributor lead virtual MVPDs, that’s Sling TV and DirecTV Now. And those are really the only virtual MVPDs that matter.”
Activist investors at Netflix were frustrated by a vote at the company’s annual stockholder’s meeting that saw 71.1% of voters in favor of a change in bylaws that allowed directors to be elected by a simple majority, that failed because it did not meet the supermajority voting requirement. Complaints about the board include a lack of racial diversity.
Yahoo Messenger is shutting down July 17, announced Yahoo in a message. “We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind,” said Yahoo. “As the communications landscape continues to change over, we’re focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.” Users have six months to download their chat history; there is currently no replacement for Messenger.
Viacom International Media Networks UK is launching Paramount Network, on July 4. The channel will be scheduled and programmed by the Channel 5 editorial team under the direction of Ben Frow, Channel 5 Director of Programmes. 
FremantleMedia China, in partnership with Syco Entertainment, on June 8 launched Kid’s Got Talent on streaming service Tencent Video in China. Sponsored by Wyeth, the series will be known locally as Extraordinary Kid’s Got Talent.
Sky Vision and Endemol Shine international announced a new distribution deal with Altice Studio that will see the French broadcaster acquire exclusive rights for drama series Tin Star.
It was revealed at ATX Television Festival that Allison Tolman (Fargo) will recur on Hulu’s Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. First three episodes arrive July 25….Also announced at ATX TV: Travis Tope (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Melvin Gregg (Freakish) will be starring in season two of Netflix’s American Vandal.
It’s Time to Celebrate the Titans of the Kids, Tween & Teen Media Sector…
Early Bird Deadline: 6/21
The attention span of the younger audience is elusive and harder than ever to capture and keep! Which is why Cynopsis is thrilled to honor the breakthrough campaigns and innovative content in the kids, tween and teen media sector. These are the companies that are ahead of the curve and manage to thrive with this tough (but fun) demographic.

Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, June 6, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 6.59 million
Stanley Cup
CBS: 4.85  million
Big Bang Theory 6.54, Young Sheldon 6.18, Mom 5.00, Life in Pieces 3.84, SWAT 3.78
ABC: 4.68 million
Celebrity Family Feud 5.86, The $100,000 Pyramid 4.70, To Tell the Truth 3.49
FOX: 2.43 million
The Four: Battle for Stardom 2.43
UNIVISION: 1.05 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.14, Papa a Toda Madre .97, Por Amar Sin Ley 1.04
TELEMUNDO .83 million
Mi Familia Perfecta .67, Al Otro Lado del Mur .83, Senor de los Cielos 1.00
CW: .73 million
Supernatural .80, Black Lightning .66
Thursday A18-49:  NBC 2.2/11, ABC .9/4, FOX .7/3, CBS .7/3, UNI .5/2, TELE .5.2, CW .2/1
John Stratton resigned as EVP and president of global operations at Verizon after chief technology officer Hans Vestberg was named next in line as CEO. Lowell McAdam is retiring as CEO effective August 1. “Effective immediately, Stratton will step down from his current role and will support a smooth transition as a strategic adviser reporting to Lowell McAdam,” said Verizon in a statement Friday.
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Measurement and data are transforming both agency and client approaches. This candid conversation will feature agencies and brands talking about what they want and need around consistent, transparent measurement, the benefits and risks of programmatic, and more.

This Day in History: 
1987 – Margaret Thatcher was the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the third series in which Bill Bixby had a lead role? The Magician (1973-74). Len Klatt-The Winning Run/LA, Alan Dorfman-Super Impulse/Bristol, PA, Andrew Goldman-Ownzones Media Network/NYC, James Ryan-A+E Networks/NYC, Paco Correa-Pacovision Transcreative/NYC, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Will Allmendinger-Clear Channel Outdoor/Chicago, Dennis Treleven-Fox Networks Group/LA, CA, Jim Katz-The Carney Awards/LA
Today’s Trivia Question:  Which sitcom character’s catchphrases included, “Knock it off, you eight-balls”? (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.)
Answer to Friday’s Anagram: Got Thin Cur = Night Court. Kudos to: Tom Waring-Trailblazers Studios, Jon Rios-Latitude Reach/Boston, Jerry Maffia/NYC
Series Star Anagram: Grates So Raw (Email [email protected] youranswer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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CharmTV is recruiting digital producers that have experience in content marketing and storytelling for digital and social platforms across various genres. 

Resumes and portfolios should be sent to

[email protected] (6/14)




CharmTV is seeking a news producer with experience writing, producing, and editing news packages for traditional and digital media. 

Resumes and portfolios should be sent to

[email protected]

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, SYNDICATION/Sony Pictures TV/LA: Sell programming to brdcast TV stations, build/maintain strong customer relationships & create dvlpmnt strategy. 2+yrs exp  sales role or similar in ent; 2+yrs ent exp/knwlg in the space, TV industry pref’d. Strong comm skills. Full info/apply HERE (6/16)

DIGITAL PRODUCERS (PART TIME)/CharmTV/Baltimore: CharmTV is recruiting digital producers that have experience in content marketing and storytelling for digital and social platforms across various genres. Resumes and portfolios should be sent to [email protected] (6/14)


JOB OPENING: NEWS PRODUCER (PART-TIME)/CharmTV/Baltimore: CharmTV is seeking a news producer with experience writing, producing, and editing news packages for traditional and digital media. Resumes and portfolios should be sent to [email protected] (6/14)


JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/Spectrum TV/Columbus OH: Produce assigned newscasts & news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct show. 3+ yrs TV news exp. Full info/apply HERE REQ 219283BR (6/14)


JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/Spectrum TV/Milwaukee: Resp for producing content for assigned shows & newscast. Contribute to special features & stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. 3+ yrs TV news exp. Full info/apply HERE REQ 219270BR (6/14)


JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/Spectrum TV/Louisville KY: Resp for producing content for assigned shows & newscast. Contribute to special features and stories. Writes news stories for an assigned newscast. 3+ yrs TV news exp. Full info/apply HERE REQ 217897BR (6/14)

JOB OPENING: VP, EXECUTIVE SEARCH/MediaLink/NYC or LA or CHI: Lead exec search engagements & provide support & guidance on talent-related matters to MediaLink’s clients & partners in the Advisory practice. 5+ yrs in retained search or exec recruitment process from lead generation thru offer. Resume/cvr: [email protected] (6/13)


JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST, ID/Discovery/NYC: Seeking a well-organized candidate to perform communications activities for Investigation Discovery programs and talent. 3+ years exp. TV & Events exp a plus. Full info/apply HERE (6/13)


JOB OPENING: ANALYST, PROGRAM RESEARCH/A+E Networks/NY: Compile & analyze viewing data for A&E Network & their competition to fulfill daily demands of the Programming and Scheduling teams. Full info/apply HERE (6/13)


JOB OPENING: CRM & RETENTION MARKETING MGR/BritBox/NYC: Seeking someone with a start-up mentality to own the multi-channel customer relationship in order to increase customer retention and satisfaction. Loves to analyze numbers, think strategically/tactically, and has a passion for digital video. Full info HERE (6/13)

JOB OPENING: TALENT ACQUISITION CONTRACT RECRUITER/NBC News Group/NYC: Resp for identifying top tier talent for roles within NBC News, CNBC and MSNBC. Knwlg of media industry, expertise in news editorial & digital recruitment areas and solid full life-cycle recruitment exp. 5+ yrs full-cycle recruiting exp. Full info/apply HERE (6/13)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR COMMUNICATIONS/Smithsonian Channel/NYC: Execute strategies to support prgrmng, ratings, sales & branding goals. Increase brand awareness & drive tune-in. Mng special events & mng publicity for linear & digital/OTT content. 7+ yrs of comm exp in entertainment/media. Full info/apply HERE (6/13)


JOB OPENING: SALES ACCOUNT EXEC/MediaVillage/NYC: Drive revenue/grow  new business from an assigned list of media publishers, ad agencies, ad tech co., mngment consulting firms & digital srvc platforms. 5+ yrs media sales exp w/1 yr exp B2B. Competitive ind knwlg of TV/Digital mkt place a +. Full info/apply HERE (6/12)


JOB OPENING: E! News (Freelance)/NBCU/LA: Produce daily news stories, breaking news stories, as well as feature stories for future airdates. Minimum 4 years experience in a news production environment. To apply, please send resumes to [email protected] (6/12)

JOB OPENING: HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOC/John Gore Org/NYC: Well-organized person to aid HR team in day to day ops. Asst mgrs w/recruiting exp incl maintaining internal/external job boards, placing candidates, background checks. Previous exp working in a role that req’s high level of confidentiality. Full info/apply HERE (6/12)


ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBA Countdown, NBA Finals
CBS: Mom [r], Man With a Plan [r], NCIS: New Orleans [r], Elementary [r]
CW: Supergirl, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Whose Line Is It Anyway  
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance, 9-1-1 [r]  
NBC:  Running Wild with Bear Grylls [r], American Ninja Warrior [r]
PBS:  Antiques Roadshow [r], Antiques Roadshow [r], Independent Lens
TELEMUNDO: Mi Familia Perfecta, Al Otro Lado Del Muro, El Senor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: El Rico y Lazaro, Papa a Toda Madre


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