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An annual must for all digital innovators, entries for the 6th Annual Cynopsis Model D & Digital “It List” Awards are ramping up. And with over 50 categories to choose from, teams are shining a light on new technology, fresh formats and a pioneering spirit in the digital media landscape. The awards event will take place on Friday, November 9th in NYC.
Disney Channel gave a straight-to-series green light to Gabby Duan & the UnsittablesShowrunners and writers Mike Alber and Gabe Snyder (Kirby Buckets) serve as executive producers alongside Joe Nussbaum (Just Add Magic). Based upon the novel written by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners, the single-cam live-action comedy series stars 12-year-old newcomer Kylie Cantrall
STXtv received a script-to-series order from Amazon Studios for a drama series from Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians), following a powerful Hong Kong family. Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle) will supervise the series, co-created and co-written by Kwan and David Sangalli.
Sony Pictures Television has a reboot of The Facts of Life in early stages of development, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way and Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films in discussions to produce. The Diff’rent Strokes spinoff ran from 1979-1988 on NBC.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: August 3-5, 2018
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount) $35.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $124.5 million
Disney’s Christopher Robin (Buena Vista) $25.0 million, opening weekend
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Lionsgate) $12.4 million, opening weekend
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Universal) $9.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $91.3 million
The Equalizer 2 (Sony) $8.8 (week 3), cume revenue $79.9 million
Hotel Transylvania (Sony) $8.2 million (week 4), cume revenue $136.5 million
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Buena Vista) $6.2 million (week 5), cume revenue $95.5 million
The Darkest Minds (Fox) $5.8 million, opening weekend
Incredibles 2 (Buena Vista) $5.0 million (week 8), cume revenue $583.1 million
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (Warner Bros.) $4.9 million (week 2), cume revenue $20.8 million
Source: comScore
The Bobby Brown Story, picking up where BET’s New Edition miniseries left off, premieres Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5 at 9p on BET. Woody McClain reprises his role as the R&B artist.
Chefs share their favorite dishes on the season premiere of Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Thursday, September 27 at 9p.
Season three of Showtime political documentary series The Circus picks up Sunday, September 16 at 8p, just in time for midterm election madness. The first part of the season, this past spring, had its biggest premiere week and grew 10 percent its second week, delivering a series high 1.3 million viewers.
The price for a 30-second prime time spot on MSNBC in the first half of the year has jumped 129% to $13,550 in June, according to SQAD, which analyzes scatter ad deals. CNN rose 31% to $9451, while Fox News saw a 22% lift to $10,095. In weekday morning, MSNBC grew 31% to $2,950 in June; Fox News roes 7% to $3,937, and CNN dropped 45% to $1,121.
Turneradvertisers committed to spending five times the amount on target-based campaigns in this year’s upfront versus last year, according to Broadcasting & Cable, also upping their spend on Turner’s digital platforms. Turner’s increase in dollar volume was in the low to mid-single digits.
A new platform, Swace, aims to engage users directly with brands, with “a social media environment based on mutual respect.” brands create immersive games that are interactive – like finding 3D objects added to certain locations through Augmented Reality. The game offers motivation through rewards, and users who complete all the steps of a game share the tokens in the final prize pool. The tokens can be converted into cash or used for purchases in Swace’s brand store.
On Location, from ABC News, makes its debut on Facebook Watch today. The news show with ABC journalists delivering on-the-ground reporting will post at 11a daily.
Global phenomenon Fortnite will not be distributed via Google’s Play Store marketplace; instead, Android users will be able to download the game on compatible devices. The move saves Epic Games the 30% cut it would have to pay Google, but opens concerns about exposing Android users to potential security risks, since running third-party software requires removing certain protections on devices.
Commercial-free on demand hub FX+, featuring new seasons of FX original series as well as most legacy FX series, is now available to all FX subscribers.The new option to buy directly from FX, which just launched in beta, allows FX subscribers to get FX+ even if their cable, satellite, telco or virtual MVPD provider doesn’t yet offer FX+. Previously, only Xfinity and select Cox Contour subscribers had the opportunity to subscribe.
The first episode of AMC’s Lodge 49 premieres tonight, but AMC Premiere customers can binge all ten episodes commercial-free. It’s a strategy that’s working for AMC, which also made The Terror and McMafia available for full-season binging timed to their network debuts, leading to subscriber gains.
YouTube is expanding its YouTube Originals portfolio with new Spanish language series, and landed Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Latin pop star Maluma to star in upcoming shows.“Latin America is a region filled with creative storytellers with unique voices, and we’re looking forward to working with them to bring their innovative brand of programming to YouTube fans around the world,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content.
Stingray Digital made an unsolicited offer of $120 million for Music Choice, an offer the Canadian digital and music video company says is good until August 31. While Stingray also bid for the company in 2013 and 2015, this time around,  “We believe that our formal offer to purchase has strong merit and would bring a significant return on investment for Music Choice unitholders,” said Stingray co-founder and CEO Eric Boyko. Music Choice is owned by Charter Communications, ComcastCox Communications, Sony Corporation of AmericaWarnerMediaArris, and Microsoft
Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac follow the August 5 season finale with a two-part reunion airing Sunday, August 12 and Sunday, August 19 at 8p.
National Geographic’s four-night live event, Yellowstone Live, launched Sunday, August 5, and will sweep through over 22 million acres of wilderness to give viewers unparalleled access across the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Executive Producer Al Berman explains why he has no doubt the live production will keep viewers engaged, in the new Cynsiders.
HDNET Movies is offering a three-day Labor Day weekend event, “Modern Westerns,” starting Saturday, September 1 with American Outlaws.
TeleXitos has movies like Bruce Almighty, Scarface and Out of Sight on tap for this month’s “Exitos del Cine” (Blockbuster Fridays) stunt. In addition to films starting Fridays at 8p, TeleXitos will offer Sunday movie marathons beginning at 2p (check local listings).
One year after riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, rocked the nation, MSNBC will air Breaking Hate, a special following reformed white supremacist Christian Picciolini as he tries to atone for his past. Hour-long doc, produced by Part2 Pictures, airs Sunday, August 12 at 9p.
Linda Cardellini (Bloodline) will star in Netflix dark comedy Dead to Me, and also serve as a producer….Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) and Archie Madekwe (Legacy) are onboard upcoming Apple drama See as series regulars….Niecy Nash (Claws) has joined Netflix miniseries Central Park Five, along with Kylie Bunbury (Pitch), Aunjanue Ellis (Quanitco), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange Is the New Black), and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time).
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Finalists to be announced in late-August
Discovery’s Shark Week topped the past two years’ numbers in Primetime across adults, men and women 25-54 and 18-49, as well as among adults, men  and women 25-54, P/W18-49 and W18-34 in Total Day, with double digit increases in demos including P25-54 (+15% versus 2017 and +22% versus 2016).
Katz networks BounceLaffEscape and Grit all posted July ratings gains, including Laff’s Primetime viewership gains of +39% in Householed and +83% in the delivery of P18-49; Bounce’s +6% in HHs and +8% gains in Total Day; Escape’s +9% in P18-49 and +2% in Total Day; and Grit’s +17% lift in HHs and +16% in P18+ for the month. 
TV Time August Anticipation Report
New Shows:
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon) – 8/31/18
The Innocents (Netflix) – 8/24/18
Disenchantment (Netflix) – 8/17/18
Insatiable (Netflix) – 8/10/18
Ghoul (Netflix) – 8/24/18
Returning Shows:
Ozark (Netflix) – 8/31/18 
Better Call Saul (AMC) – 8/6/18 
The Sinner (USA) – 8/1/18 
Ballers (HBO) – 8/12/18 
Greenleaf (OWN) – 8/28/18
TV Time analyzed data from their community of 13M registered users to find out exactly what were the most anticipated global broadcast, cable and OTT television series for August 2018.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, August 2, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 4.98 million
Big Bang Theory 5.86, Young Sheldon 5.50, Big Brother 5.61, SWAT 2.93
NBC: 6.67 million
NFL Preseason 6.67
FOX: 3.40 million
The Four: Battle for Stardom 3.11
ABC: 2.70 million
The Gong Show 2.97, Match Game 2.60, Take Two 2.53
TELE: .96 million
Exatlon .63, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.03, El Senor de los Cielos 1.25
UNIVISION: .91 million
El Rico y Lazaro 1.12, Bella y las Bestias .93, La Piloto .67
CW: .56 million
Supernatural .65, Black Lightning .48
Thursday A18-49: NBC 1.8/7, CBS 1.0/5, FOX 1.0/5,TELE .6/3, ABC .5/2, UNI .4/2, CW .2/1
San Francisco-based creative agency Eleven promoted Gary SteinMonique VerrierChad Leitz and Eric Lombardi to Associate Partners at the agency.


We Love This Day in History: 1911 – Lucille Ball was born.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who guest-starred as a Neil Diamond impersonator on 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)? Bryan Cranston. Kudos to: Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/London, Marni C. Gold/Saddle Brook, NJ, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Sandra Krate/Astoria, NY, Matty Fera-McGarryBowen/Chicago, Samantha Salvatore-WNET/NYC, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Jim Katz-The Carney Awards/LA 

Today’s Trivia Question:What state was the birth mother of Monica and Chandler’s children from on Friends(1994-2004)? (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: Regrets Hip Show = Ghost Whisperer. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, CT, Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL 

Kids’ Show Anagram: Teensy Crib Gig (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)

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JOB OPENING: SOCIAL INSIGHTS ANALYST/Fullscreen/Playa Vista CA: Mng listening, reporting & insights analysis for organic & paid social media content for various clients. 2+ yrs exp @ social media or digital mktg agency & able to translate daily/weekly analytics on sm platforms into true insights for a sm team. Full info HERE (8/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, RESEARCH/Showtime/NYC: 8+ yrs experience, Oversee market research projects supporting mktg, advertising, strategy and sales initiatives. Develop quantitative solutions to address strategic and tactical issues. Exp working directly with consumer data in SPSS, SAS, etc. Full info/apply HERE (8/11)
JOB OPENING: BRAND MANAGER/NBCU/LA: Dvlp world-wide product release & mktg strategy for all Universal Pictures New Release titles, ensuring each title’s profit is maximized. Min 3-4 yrs of consumer mktg exp w/a demonstrated ability to proactively lead initiatives to make a positive difference. Full info/apply HERE (8/11)
JOB OPENING: JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SCHEDULING & ACQUISITIONS/TV ONE/Silver Spring: Implement scheduling strategy across linear & non-linear platforms. Dvlp schedules & stunts that achieve ratings goals, assist in ntwrk acquisition strategy & meet both internal & ad sales goals. 5 yrs TV exp req’d cable ind pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (8/11)

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST/NYC: Dvlp/optimize mktg campaigns to grow audience/viewer engagmt; create message/assets to support efforts. 4+ 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 (8/10)


JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/EDITOR/NBCU/NYC: We are looking for a smart, enthusiastic and prolific producer who can write and produce daily news segments that will help shape the future of news. Thorough knowledge of current events, U.S. politics, and pop culture. 5+ yrs exp pref’d working on live daily shows or in & around a control room brdcst/cable. Full info/apply HERE (8/10)
JOB OPENING: NEWSROOM MANAGER/NBCU/DC: Support our DC NBC News Bureau. Lead and Manage the Desk Assistant Program. Create a great talent pipeline for MSNBC and NBC News. Recruit, train and coach 15 Desk Assts. BA deg & 4 yrs editorial and/or production exp. Full info/apply HERE (8/10)

 DIRECTOR, SALES (esports)/theScore/NYC: We create highly-engaging digital content that empowers the esports fan’s exp. Conceive/sell brand integrations & custom orig videos. Identify new business oppor. Execute campaign mngmnt strategies/plans. Close deals! 4+ yrs esports sales/BD exp. For full info/apply HERE (8/9)

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS AFFAIRS/Eko/NYC: Media/tech co. pioneering a new medium seeks Dir, Bus. Affairs to play a key role in shaping our relationships w/our key content partners. Oversee deal structure/negotiation w/prod partners. Min 5-7 yrs exp prod  partnerships at a film/TV/media co. Full info/apply HERE (8/9)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/Female Quotient/LA: Fine-tune an existing color pallet and brand guide to build & evolve our organization both digitally and experientially. 3-5 yrs visual design experience, Mac proficient, expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote and Mailchimp. Full info/apply HERE (8/9)
JOB OPENING: FREE-LANCE EDITOR (PART-TIME)/CharmTV/Baltimore: CharmTV is seeking a free-lance Editor to work on editing projects and produced content. Candidates should have experience with Final Cut X and Adobe After Effects. Resumes and portfolios should be sent to [email protected] (8/9)
JOB OPENING: ANIMATION GRAPHIC DESIGNER (PART-TIME)/CharmTV/Baltimore: CharmTV is seeking a free-lance Animation Graphic Designer for opens and on-screen graphics. Candidates should have experience with Motion and Adobe After Effects. Resumes and portfolios should be sent to [email protected] (8/8)
JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PRODUCT ANALYTICS/MUSIC CHOICE TV/NYC: Resp for product analysis & consumer insights to the organization & will partner in support of consumer product & sales initiatives. 5+ yrs product analysis experience preferably w/in music industry or cable industry. Full info HERE (8/8)
JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MGR/EPIX/NYC: Create powerful, customer-focused video exp’s w/strong focus on e-comm & analytics. Provide our users w/best video exp that reflects the great content our brand carries. 3+ yrs exp mnging tech projects, 4+yrs exp w/Agile or Lean methodologies. Full info/apply HERE (8/8)

Pitch & write daily articles/features/photo galleries w/focus on People’s Choice Awards content. Prepare & manage voting categories. Extensive day-of & weekend coverage w/some off-hours. FT, temp position. To apply email [email protected] w/subject line “Writer, E! Online” (8/8)


RESEARCH SUPERVISOR/TVB/NYC: With strong analytical skills to translate secondary research data into compelling stories that advocate for local TV. Interact with TVB stations, agencies and assess measurement changes in industry. Min 5-7 years agency or TV experience. Full info/apply HERE (8/7)

JOB OPENING: VP, CLIENT SERVICES/Direct Avenue Inc/San Diego: Own/manage client satisfaction & retention, billing & performance targets & dvlp/execute on strategies that will exceed targets. Min 15 yrs exp client services in agency envir, pref TV media. Proven exp in setting goals. Core Direct & Tableau exp. Full info/apply HERE (8/7)
JOB OPENING: SR MGR, INTEGRATED SALES MKTG/ION MEDIA/NYC: Support sales team by dvlpng/executing creative on-air/digital sponsorships & branded content to leverage incremental revenue and new business from ntwrk advertisers. 3-4 yrs of mktg/Partnerships exp for a brdcst or cable network. 1-2 yrs exp TV prod. Full info/apply HERE (8/7)
JOB OPENING: SR SALES PLANNER/ION MEDIA/Clearwater FL: Anchor a newly created dept & dvlp policies and procedures to ensure financial integrity of the organization. 4-yr degree w/5+ yrs Local Ad Sales exp in Pricing & Inventory ad sales plan’g and/or systems admin strongly pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (8/7)
ABC: The Bachelorette [f]
CBS: Mom [r], Life in Pieces [r], Salvation, Elementary
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Whose Line Is It Anyway [r]
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance, 9-1-1 [r]  
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Dateline NBC
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], POV
TELEMUNDO: Exatlon, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, El Señor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: El Rico y Lazaro, La Bella y Las Bestias, La Piloto

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