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A&E: Hoarders, Coming Clean at 8p
Acorn TV: The Heart Guy
CW: Roswell, New Mexico at 8p
IN THE NEWS
Senate lawmakers introduced a bill aimed at boosting local news outlets including newspaper, digital, TV and radio outlets. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act would provide tax credits, of up to $250 per year to cover a portion of subscription costs. It will cover 80 percent of the subscription costs during the first year and 50 percent during the subsequent four years. Introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), the legislation would provide another credit up to $25,000 to defray employment taxes in the first year, and $15,000 in the next four years, for each employee. The bill also provides a credit for small businesses to advertise in local media.
Union dues paid by SAG-AFTRA members were down $14 million during the past, pandemic-saturated year, but were higher than union leaders expected, according to the union’s latest financial report obtained by Deadline. For the fiscal year ended April 30, the report shows despite job losses incurred by members, those members kept paying their dues. The 165,000-member union had expected that 23 percent of all dues owed would be “uncollectable” due to the pandemic, but only 6 percent of the dues owed couldn’t be collected.
No Covid-19 vaccines for entire cast and crew, no return for Sean Penn to the set of Starz’s upcoming Watergate drama “Gaslit.” The actor laid down the gauntlet, and offered to facilitate the mandatory-for-all vaccination effort, free of charge, through his nonprofit organization Community Organized Relief Effort.
Out to sea: The Disney Dream will be the first Disney cruise ship to set sail from the US next month since the line shutdown in March 2020 due to the onset of Covid. Three- and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral, FL, to Disney’s private island in the Bahamas will begin August 9.
We are proud to announce this year’s Cynopsis Top Women in Media Distinguished Companies: A + E Networks, Laugh Out Loud, Magical Elves, The E.W. Scripps Company, STARZ, and Vice Media Group. These are companies committed to championing women in the workplace, and we look forward to honoring them all at the in-person Awards Gala on October 27 in NYC. Join us for this memorable evening. Register now>>
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|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
British filmmaker Oscar Sharp is teaming with Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves to develop magical-realist medical drama “The Human Conditions” for HBO Max. The series centers on a young British doctor who must learn to treat impossible, fantastical illnesses by healing the emotional issues at their root. Reeves’ 6th & Idaho is producing along with UK production company Brightstar, and Warner Bros Television. Sharp will write and direct, and serve as an exec producer.
Korean dynasty series “American Seoul” is in the works at Hulu. From Lana Cho, the soapy drama follows a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job and discovers she’s the heir of a dynastic Korean family. Cho will write and exec-produce.
The Tempest Awards cover every aspect of the rapidly expanding esports space, from Best Consumer Media Outlet to Innovative Use of Technology and so much more. This is your opportunity to make a name for your business in the industry, but time is running out… your entries are due this Thursday: start your entry now.
HBO Max Films scored the spec script “Black Choke,” penned by Doug Simon with Lawrence Michael Levine on board to direct. Billed as a neo-noir story about a bank robbery gone wrong, the project has Tracey Nyberg, Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman of Aggregate Films attached to produce.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
“MeatEater Hunts,” a new six-ep series featuring favorite “MeatEater” crew members, bows on Outdoor Channel today (July 26) at 7:30p. The crew travels to Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Texas and other wild locales.
At Comic-Con, Amazon previewed “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” a YA series that offers a modern take on the 1997 slasher flick. Slated to debut in October, the project from Sony Pictures Television and Original Film has the same premise as the feature film where, in a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. Cast includes Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju and Ezekiel Goodman… Amazon also tipped “The Wheel Of Time,” a series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s books coming in November and starring Rosamund Pike. Set in a sprawling world where magic exists, but only women can use it, the series is from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “Chuck” writer Rafe Judkins, who is showrunner and exec producer.
Paramount+ unveiled new trailers for animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks” season 2. The latter returns on Thursday, August 12, while the former will debut in the fall. “Prodigy,” the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, follows a crew of young aliens who must work together while searching for a better future. The voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew and Brett Gray. Half-hour comedy “Star Trek: Lower Decks” centers on the support crew on the U.S.S. Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s least important ships… The streamer also unveiled during a Comic-Con the official trailer for upcoming series “The Harper House,” set to premiere Thursday, September 16. The adult animated comedy centers on an overconfident female head of a household who strives to regain a higher status for herself and for her family after she loses her job in small-town Arkansas.
Starz released a preview and character art for upcoming indie wrestling series “Heels” at Comic-Con. The series, which premieres Sunday, August 15 at 9p, is written and created by exec producer Michael Waldron, and stars Stephen Amell (“Arrow”) and Alexander Ludwig (“The Hunger Games”). Peter Segal (“Get Smart”), who directs several eps, is exec producer of the character-focused drama.
Hulu dropped a trailer for “Nine Perfect Strangers,” debuting Wednesday, August 18. Based on the book by author Liane Moriarty, the series takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Michael Shannon star.
The official trailer for “American Rust,” starring Jeff Daniels (“The Comey Rule”) and Maura Tierney (“Your Honor”) is out from Showtime. The drama, based on Philipp Meyer’s novel, is told through the eyes of a complicated and compromised chief of police in a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices. It debuts Sunday, September 12 at 10p.
New event “Puppy Bowl Presents: The Summer Games,” streaming Saturday, July 31 on Discovery+, brings together five teams of trainers and dogs who will face off against each other for the gold, silver and bronze in showmanship and talent. Judges include 2012 Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney; top team takes home $5,000 to be donated to the animal charity of their choice.
Also on Discovery+, “Unraveled: The Stalker’s Web” debuts Tuesday, August 10. The next installment of the “Unraveled” anthology podcast and series tracks the multidecade wrath of Jason Christopher Hughes, who is alleged to have stalked and terrorized upward of 50 victims across more than a dozen states.
Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the Tokyo Olympics, unveiled its first multicamera VR set that serves as one of the studio homes of its Olympics coverage. The Tokyo Olympics VR studio features three cameras, augmented reality capabilities, live graphics and custom interfaces to help the production team to go on air.
Adam Rodriguez (“Criminal Minds”) scored a recurring role in “Ordinary Joe,” NBC’s upcoming drama series… Luke Cook joined season 2 of the Hulu original comedy “Dollface” in a recurring guest star role… Showtime is rounding out the Roosevelt family cast for its upcoming anthology series “The First Lady.” Ellen Burstyn, Eliza Scanlen and Cailee Spaeny will recur in the anthology series.
“Gangs Of London” is the latestmajor UK production to shut down amid a third Covid wave. Filming on season 2 of the Sky/AMC drama has been halted for 10 days after a crew member tested positive for the virus.
BritBox UK’s “Spitting Image” will return September 11 with several new puppets of prominent national figures. Last year, the program was a big hit for the streaming platform co-developed by the BBC and ITV.
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Discovery Shark Week (July 11-17) highlights include a reach of 16 million P2+ Total Viewers across Total Day, driving the network to rank as the top cable network in Primetime among A/M25-54, A/M18-49, and A/M18-34 (excluding sports programming). In Total Day, Discovery was cable’s No. 1 network during Shark Week among A18-49 (excluding sports programming). During Shark Week, Discovery claimed four of cable’s top 10 unscripted programs among M25-54 with “Jackass Shark Week, “Crikey! It’s Shark Week,” “Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week” and “Jaws Awakens: Phred vs. Slash.”
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, July 22
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: “Holy Moley” 2.77 (0.4), “When Nature Calls” 4.7 (1.3), “The Hustler” 1.70 (0.3)
CBS: “Big Brother” 3.87 (0.9), “Love Island” 1.86 (0.4), “Bull” 1.79 (0.2)
CW: “Walker” 1.15 (0.2),“The Outpost” 0.45 (0.1)
ION: “Chicago PD” 1.13 (0.2), “Chicago PD” 1.31 (0.2), “Chicago PD” 1.25 (0.2)
FOX: “Beat Shazam” 1.86 (0.4), “Lego Masters” 1.13 (0.3)
NBC: “Making It” 2.00 (0.3), “Good Girls” 1.53 (0.2), “Good Girls” 1.68 (0.3)
Telemundo: “Exatlon” 0.99 (0.2), “Hercal: Armor y Venganza 1.29 (0.3), “Cafe Aroma du Mujer” 0.89 (0.2)
Univision: “PJ Takeover” 1.36 (0.4), “Premios Juventud” 1.95 (0.7)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Adtech company Amobee appointed Nick Brien, former CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International, as its new CEO.
|This Day in History
1945 – Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which sitcom character had children named Emmy, Oscar and Tony? Victoria Chase (played by Wendie Malik) in “Hot In Cleveland.” Kudos to: Gary Arlen-Arlen Communications/Bethesda, MD; Jim Kelly-Jim Kelly Consulting/Central Islip, NY; Charles A. Mannino-SubCom/Eatontown, NJ; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA
Today’s Trivia Question
Former “Superior Donuts” co-stars Katey Sagal and Judd Hirsch guested on the same episode of which series in 2007? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
VICE PRESIDENT OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS >>
EDO/NY/CHICAGO/LA: Drive sales to new clients and engage with leaders at Fortune 500 brands to understand their needs and our value. Develop a targeted list of prospect accounts, and maintain a solid pipeline of meeting and proposal activity. 7+ yrs of sales experience within the adtech, marketing, data/analytics, and/or advertising research industries required. Full info HERE (8/10)
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER >>
FANDOM/NYC or LOS ANGELES: Build our external brand through securing press coverage in the B2B space. Daily pitching and regular cadence of secured press coverage in B2B space and develop and maintain a comprehensive database of industry conferences and awards. 6+ years in a communications function at a global entertainment company required. Full info HERE (8/7)
Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, inventory moves, and product allocations and Electronic Data Interchange, flowcharts, change notices, handling program changes, booking billboards for marketing sponsorships. (B.A.) in Communication or equivalent; Prior internship experience in sales and/or media industry a plus. Full info HERE (8/6)
PR & MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER >>
EDO/NYC, NY: Lead public relations and create marketing materials to contribute to brand awareness and revenue growth. Design and execute PR strategies and campaigns; Write compelling and informative content to engage customers and prospects. 3+ years B2B marketing and/or public relations experience required. Full info HERE (8/6)
Work with Managers and Directors to develop best-in-class multiplatform marketing campaigns for Viacom’s advertisers. Actively participate in brainstorming sessions and assist on RFP responses, and conceptualizing creative ideas. Degree with 1-3 years’ exper working in entertainment, advertising or marketing required. Full info HERE (8/5)
MTV, VH1 & CMT INTEGRATED MARKETING and SOCIAL STRATEGY MANAGER
Activation point on RFP responses including but not limited to leading creative briefings and collaboration, vetting concepts with all necessary teams and assisting with presentation as needed. Social Strategy point across the group. 4-6 years of experience developing integrated marketing programs preferably focused on digital/social platforms
required. Full info HERE (8/5)
LOS ANGELES, CA
Support the Production team in office, on shoots and post projects. Manage and distribute call sheets, calendars, shoot schedules. Facilitate video conference calls, arrange meetings and guest lists for security. Contract routing: location agreements, guest releases, and contracts. 2 Years + production management on-set experience required. Full info HERE (8/5)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, SALES & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
Sell new ad product and create detailed business plans designed to achieve goals and revenue quotas. Manage the entire sales cycle and effectively present Mirriad’s advertising solution to prospective clients. Develop/maintain relationships and collaboratively work across various business groups. Proven experience as an Account Executive required. Full info HERE (8/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Ensure that all subscriber questions and concerns are addressed within response times. Respond to, troubleshoot, and resolve customer issues submitted via multiple communication channels including in-app reviews, social media, and online contact forms. Ability to triage issues and clearly communicate solutions in a concise manner required. Full info HERE (8/3)
Expert in campaign management making data-driven recommendations on media plans for optimal results. Responsible for presenting & selling the client on opportunities brought by the media team, working with the operations team to develop and gather data relevant to each client’s individualized needs, supervising the process to successful outcome. Full info HERE (8/3)
Achieving national advertising revenue targets through direct sales by selling the value and brand strength of the TV One and Cleo TV. Create compelling presentations and proactively keep clients informed of pertinent account and network information. Strong knowledge of the cable industry, and African-American demographics required. Full info HERE (7/31)
Manages the On-air Program Log construction process; the playlist delivery to Master Control and the reconciliation of such logs for TV One/Cleo TV. Work with Advertising Sales department to assist in placing of spots and create detailed reports. Demonstrated ability to work independently, with a high degree of accuracy and accountability required. Full info HERE (7/31)
MANAGER, BRAND MARKETING
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Crown Media is seeking an experienced marketer to join a growing team supporting linear cable networks Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, along with its growing SVOD service, Hallmark Movies Now. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company with top-tier brands and help Crown Media maintain its position as a leader in entertainment. Full info HERE (7/30)
DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
The Director of Production will help create & develop new original programming for HGTV, as well as manage all aspects of original commissioned productions. Looking for someone with at least 7+ years exp with either production company, network, or streaming service. Must have great unscripted programming knowledge & diverse skillset. Full info HERE (7/30)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA/NYC: Responsible for designing and building shows, managing show hosts and production team, identifying and integrating guests, overseeing and executing the production of key video & graphic elements. 3+ yrs EP exp or political news & talk programming. Full info HERE (7/29)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA/NYC: Write for fast paced news and opinion show. You are an exceptional storyteller with a command of political news and cultural trends. At least 3 years of national or large market local news experience. Full info HERE (7/29)
SENIOR LINE PRODUCER >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA/NYC: Responsible for the production and execution of live political news programming, and recorded video segments for television, and digital platforms. 3+ yrs experience line producing. Full info HERE (7/29)
AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST >>
WNET/NYC: Dvlp/optimize mktg campaigns to grow audience/viewer engagmt; create message/assets to support efforts. 3+yrs dig. mktg/publicity/aud engmt exp. Strong writing & verbal skills; knwlg of web & soc analytics, SEO & exp mging multiplat campaigns; Full info/apply HERE (7/28)
TRAFFIC COPY COORDINATOR
Full time, freelance Traffic Log Coordinator. Tech-savvy person, willingness to learn, a cooperative attitude, attention to detail, strong ability to meet changing deadlines in a fast paced- environment. Responsible for seeing that all commercials, promos and secondaries are scheduled correctly. Full info HERE (7/28)
MEDIA SALES PLANNER >>
FUSE MEDIA/NYC, NY: Join a dynamic sales team in developing customized plans and presentations for Ad Sales clients. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a fast-growing business with future growth opportunities. This position reports to the Manager of Pricing & Planning and is based in our New York office – currently remote. Full info HERE (7/28)
SR RESEARCH ANALYST
NEWSNATION & ANTENNA TV
Build and maintain Research systems, ongoing corporate reports, develop sales materials for Account Executives for both Digital and Linear sales needs, as well as maintain detailed programming databases for Nielsen measurement. Working directly with Research, the Sr Analyst will act as a liaison between Ad Sales, Programming and Affiliate relations. Monitor social audience trends. Full info HERE (7/28)
DIRECTOR, PRICING AND PLANNING >>
GAC MEDIA/NYC, NY: Works with Ad Sales, Traffic, Finance and Programming to ensure all revenue is being maximized through inventory management and optimal pricing. Experience navigating planning and traffic systems is a must. Daily responsibilities include inventory maintenance, pricing approvals, and stewardship tracking. The job requires attention to detail, industry knowledge as well as strong communication skills. Full info HERE (7/27)
DIRECTOR, RESEARCH >>
GAC MEDIA/NYC, NY: Works with Ad Sales, Distribution, Programming and Marketing to provide information and analysis on a timely basis regarding ratings and performance of various platforms. Experience navigating Nielsen systems is a must. Daily responsibilities include overnights, audience estimates and stewardship tracking. The job requires attention to detail, industry knowledge as well as a team mentality. Full info HERE (7/27)
DIRECTOR, GROWTH MARKETING
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Director, Growth Marketing will work closely with other members of the Streaming TV, Product & Marketing teams to grow the audience and monetization of Jukin Media’s streaming apps. The position is primarily tasked with driving downloads and engagement of Jukin’s Roku, Fire, etc applications through paid and organic means. Full info HERE (7/27)
|MONDAY JULY 26
ABC: The Bachelorette, The Celebrity Dating Game
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, Young Sheldon, United States of AI, NCIS: Los Angeles
CW: Local Programming
FOX: Roswell, New Mexico, The Republic of Sarah
NBC: 2020 Tokyo Olympics
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, POV
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Hercai: Amor y Venganza, Cafe con Aroma de Mujer
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor, Si Nos Dejan, La Hija del Embajador