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Cannes Lions is the world’s biggest festival & awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries.
At 6pm EST each day, a special Cynopsis report will recap the day’s highlights: the sessions, evening events, and, of course, all the news that breaks during this week-long event. Don’t miss it!

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Little Women producer Playground Entertainment will adapt F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s Tender Is the Night for television.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: June 15-17, 2018
Incredibles 2 (Buena Vista) $180 million, opening weekend
Ocean’s 8 (Warner Bros.) $19.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $79.1 million
Tag (Warner Bros.) $14.6 million, opening weekend
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Buena Vista) $9 million (week 4), cume revenue $192.8 million
Deadpool 2 (Fox) $8.8 million (week 5), cume revenue $294.6 million
Hereditary (A24) $7 million (week 2), cume revenue $27.1 million
Superfly (Columbia) $6.3 million, opening weekend
Avengers: Infinity War (Buena Vista) $5.29 million (week 8), cume revenue $664.1 million
Adrift (STX) $2.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $26.8 million
Book Club (Paramount) $1.8 million (week 5), cume revenue $62 million
Source: comScore
Lucifer fans are delighted to learn that Netflix has resurrected the canceled Fox series for a fourth season. “You brought us back,” showrunner Joe Henderson told fans on Twitter. “YOU did this. So relax, take a breath, put some ice on those fingers that have been hashtagging up a storm … and get ready for more deviltime.”
The second part of Smithsonian Channel‘s Drinks, Crime and Prohibition airs Monday night. Notes Smithsonian Channel executive producer Tim Evans, the show “goes into the Smithsonian vaults to uncover their astonishing collection of Prohibition artifacts – everything from cocktail shakers to Tommy guns. … Prohibition helped invent cocktails, jazz, the women’s movement and the Mob. It may seem like history, but its effects still reverberate today, and this film explores its exciting impact on American culture.”
Comedy Central is axing the daily late-night show The Opposition With Jordan Klepper after one season, but Klepper is remaining with the network for a new half-hour weekly series called Klepper. The last Opposition episode will air June 28.

CBS has almost wrapped its upfront sales for the 2018-19 season – earlier than expected, seeing moderate gains in CPMs thanks to a boost from drug marketers, financial services, insurance companies, retailers and manufactures of consumer packaged goods, an insider told Variety. The network also saw solid sales for its Sunday afternoon NFL programming and even inventory for the 2019 Super Bowl.
Fox Networks Groups outlets including Fox Broadcasting, Nat Geo and their digital siblings will run inspirational videos telling stories about people who have overcome adversity, housing the mini-stories in advertising slots. Brands are expected to attach their names to the vignettes about people overcoming cancer, the loss of a limb or blindness. Fox has hired TBWA\Worldwide, the agency that created Apple‘s famous “1984” Super Bowl ad, among others. The vignettes, called “Unbreakables,” are expected to be unveiled today at the Cannes Lions advertising festival in France.
US box office revenues are slightly higher in 2018, but national TV spending for big summer movies has taken a nosedive, according to iSpot.tv. Last year studios spent $505.6 million between April 1-June 15; this year during the same period they spent just $363.1 million.
BET apologized for a tweet sent out referring to Kesha‘s allegations that her former producer Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry. The tweet, which said, “Hide ya wife, hide ya kids, they raping e’body here! ALLEGEDLY!” was deleted after an uproar, and the network apologized.
NBCUniversal was honored as the 2018 Company of Distinction at BANFF World Media Festival in Banff, Canada; NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt and Chairman of Global Distribution & International for NBCUniversal Kevin MacLellan were featured as keynote speakers.
The 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival opened Friday with a global premiere screening of Amazon Prime original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski. “The demand for top-quality fiction programming continues to drive the business forward, while, at the same time, unbiased international news reporting and documentaries have never been so important to us all,” festival CEO Laurent Puons said in a statement.
The European Commission has approved Comcast‘s bid to buy pay-TV operator Sky. Meanwhile, 21st Century Fox‘s board of directors is set to meet this week to consider Comcast‘s $65 billion bid to acquire much of its film and TV assets.
France Televisions, TF1, and M6 have launched their own SVOD platform Salto, destined to provide competition to Netflix and Amazon. The companies will air exclusive premieres of content and original content.
Denis O’Hare (This Is Us) will recur on the second season of HBO‘s Big Little Lies. He’s set to play Ira Farber, a new character.
Matt Barr (Valor) will co-star with Sofia Pernas in Blood & Treasure, CBS‘ serialized adventure series that is slated to premiere in Summer, 2019. He’ll play an antiquities expert alongside Pernas’ art thief who team up.
Jesse Rath is moving from recurring to series regular for season 4 of Supergirl. She plays Braniac-5.
Hartley Sawyer has been bumped from recurring to series regular on The Flash. As Ralph Dibney, aka Elongated Man, he moves from private eye to a full member of Team Flash.
Leah Remini will star on Fox‘s untitled half-hour multi-camera comedy pilot from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney, Rob Roswell and 20th Century Fox TV.
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 Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, June 14, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 3.36 million
Little Big Shots 5.68, Marlon 2.93, Marlon 2.39, Law & Order: SVU 2.47
CBS: 4.88  million
Big Bang Theory 6.13, Young Sheldon 5.86, Mom 4.96, Life in Pieces 3.82, SWAT 3.64
ABC: 3.48 million
Celebrity Family Feud 4.02, The $100,000 Pyramid 3.65, To Tell the Truth 2.77
FOX: 2.19 million
The Four: Battle for Stardom 2.19
UNIVISION: 1.05 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.14, Bella y Las Bestias 1.16, Por Amar Sin Ley 1.16
TELEMUNDO .73 million
Mi Familia Perfecta .5, Sin Senos Si Hay.8, Señor de los Cielos .9
CW: .66 million
Supernatural .74, Black Lightning .59

Thursday A18-49: 
NBC .6/3, ABC .7/3, FOX .7/3, CBS .7/3, UNI .5/3, TELE .5/2, CW .2/1
Jim Chory, longtime co-head of Marvel Television, has left the company. Reportedly he exited some weeks ago by his own choice.
Netflix Director of Original Programming Tara Duncan, departed the company after four years. She previously held jobs with AMC, HBO, and BET.
Columbia Records has named Kerry Hickey vice-president of film and television licensing. Based in Los Angeles, she will be responsible for placing Columbia artists into film and TV projects. She previously had worked at Interscope Records.
Dentsu Aegis agency 360i appointed Andrea Terrassa as CEO. Terrassa is moving from Red Fuse, WPP‘s Colgate-Palmolive-dedicated agency, where she was a founding member and COO.
Jessica Meszaros has been hired on the WUSF Morning Edition news team. The award-winning reporter comes from outlets across Florida and will serve as both host and newsroom reporter.

Longtime EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham, who played “Dirty” Den Watts on the BBC soap, has died at age 71. He appeared on the show from 1985-89, then returned from 2003-05, ultimately appearing in 333 episodes.

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This Day in History: 1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, when she launched on the space shuttle Challenger’s second mission.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: The Simpsons recently broke Gunsmoke’s long-held record for most number of scripted episodes for TV. Which show holds the No. 3 position? Lassie (1954-1971) is the correct answer; the show had 591 episodes. But we’ll also accept the Law & Order (1990-2010) which ran for 20 seasons and 456 episodes. KUDOS TO: Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing, Inc./NY; John Kukla-KDFW Fox 4/Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; Charles Lore/NY; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Jean Edhlund-Cooperative Network Services/Menahga, MN; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA; Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/York, PA; James Whaley-Gracenote/Queensbury, NY; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA
Today’s Trivia Question:  What was the way Charlie Harper actually died in “Two and a Half Men”? (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: A Cabbed Murkiest Hymn Milk = Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Kudos to: Charlene White-A&E Networks/Stamford, CT; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA; Michael Strauss-Gamut/NY; Mandy Ledbetter-Discovery Research/NY
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JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASSISTANT/Baby First TV/NY: Reports to EVP & AE Ad Sales. Detailed & organized. Ability to multi-task in fast past env. Prof in EXL & PPT. College grad welcome! Reply to [email protected] (6/23)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/WOT/SAN FRAN OR BIRMINGHAM AL: Partner with our customers and support with how-to questions regarding the use of WO Traffic. 2+ yrs of exp in a Digital ad serving envir & 2+ yrs exp at a TV, radio or cable station in the traffic or operations dept. Full info/apply HERE (6/23)
JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/WO Digital and WO Network/NYC: Lead demonstrations and sales presentations, focusing on WO’s digital order mngmnt system, to new prospects. 4+ yrs exp selling advertising or working in the digital media ind. Exp cable ntwk, radio, publishing or TV industry is req’d. Full info/apply HERE (6/23)
JOB OPENING: SR BUSINESS ANALYST/WON/NYC: Work w/Prod & Dvlpmnt Teams to solve customer business problems by defining req’s, shepherding software changes & skillfully documenting customers’ business problems. Knwlg of cable/brdcst ntwrk industry from both the Sales and Comm Ops perspectives. Full info/apply HERE (6/23)
JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/Motorsport /Miami: Produce and edit motorsports-related content for Motorsport Network digital and broadcast platforms. 3+ yrs work exp TV prod & 1 yr exp in digital media prod. Basic understanding of lighting & camera operations a must. Full info/apply HERE (6/23)
JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR/PAC-12/SF: In this critical role, you will drive corporate communications, executive communications and internal/stakeholder communications efforts for the Pac-12 Networks. Min 10 yrs exp in strategic communications, including corporate communications. For full posting/apply HERE (6/23)
JOB OPENING: MANAGER, RECRUITING/A+E/NY: Mng domestic recruiting function to identify, assess & hire the best & brightest. Oversee JD process, est candidate pipeline, mng ntwrkg & social media opps to enhance recruitment efforts. 5+ yrs recruitment exp within media. Strong HR ntwrk of recruiters. Apply HERE (6/23)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES PLANNER/Baby First TV/NY: Reports to SVP Ad Sales. Home office flexibility. 2-3 Years Direct Response experience a plus. Detailed & organized. PowerPoint and Excel a must. Entrepreneurial environment. Reply t[email protected] (6/22)

JOB OPENING: EDITOR/PR News/NYC: For The Social Shake Up Show. Resp for event content creation, prgrmng, writing agendas & on-site mngmnt for conferences, awards prgrms & webinars. Write/edit articles for website related to industry. 3+ yrs writing, editing & social media exp in deadline-oriented envir. Full info/apply HERE (6/22)

/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Edit daily broadcast logs, execute agency traffic instructions and maintain commercial inventory for Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Detail oriented w/strong orgnzt’l skills. 2 yrs tv/radio traffic exp. req. Full info/apply HERE

JOB OPENING: JR PREDITOR/NBCU/LA: Junior Preditor will create innovative concepts, copy and cuts, across all media, to help promote our brand and programs. Some experience within a TV broadcast or creative agency environment – a portfolio showcasing creative work. Full info/apply HERE (6/21)

JOB OPENING: VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/MANIFEST/Chicago: Seeking candidates who are entrepreneurial, enthusiastic & organized w/min 10 yrs exp/background of digital or integrated mktg agency. Demonstrated success w/quantifiable track record in helping agencies win creative pitches. To apply & more info HERE (6/21)

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 (6/21)

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] (6/20)

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] (6/20)

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 (6/20)

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 (6/20)

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 (6/19)

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] (6/19)

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 (6/19)

ABC: The Bachelorette, The Proposal
CBS: Mom [r], Man With a Plan [r], NCIS: New Orleans [r], Elementary
CW: Supergirl, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Whose Line Is It Anyway [r]
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance, So You Think You Can Dance [r]  
NBC:  Running Wild with Bear Grylls, American Ninja Warrior
PBS:  Antiques Roadshow [r], Antiques Roadshow [r], POV
TELEMUNDO: Mi Familia Perfecta, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, El Señor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: El Rico y Lazaro [r], La Bella y Las Bestias [r], Por Amar Sin Ley [r]

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