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The 2nd Annual Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival
The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival is searching for the most cutting-edge creatives from individuals and teams worldwide, including: production companies/studios, producers, networks, composers, lyricists, animators, video game developers/producers, website developers, mobile & app developers/producers, marketing companies, PR firms and more . Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts and finalists will be announced in mid-November.
YouTube has given a pilot order to half-hour comedy It’s a Man’s World (working title), written by Theresa Rebeck (Smash), to be produced by Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America. The pilot will be executive produced by Assembly Entertainment CEO Christina Wayne (I’m Dying Up Here) and Rebeck; Jill Greenberg is the co-executive producer. Original script was written by Heidi Schreck (Billions). Production begins in the fall.
Intaglio Films, the new scripted drama venture between Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises, and ndF International Production are jointly developing a new series based on Frank Schaetzing’s bestselling environmental thriller novel, The Swarm. Production begins in 2019.
OUTtv commissioned three new series: FAK YAASS from Bulldog ProductionsDrag Heals from Border2Border Entertainment and Dr. Barry from Arcadia Content.  The network also ordered a fourth season of Mom vs Matchmaker from Go Button Media and second seasons of Never Apart from Never Apart TV and Popporn from Border2Border Entertainment.
Management and production company The Cartel is expanding its footprint in North America by launching Cartel Pictures Canada, to bolster the company’s independent and television production business in Winnipeg. New venture will focus on production, financing and development of TV movies, independent films, and television series. 
Sherlock versus Sherlock! We asked Cynopsis readers which TV detectives were the best of their decade. Our last poll has Sherlock Holmes from Elementary versus Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock. This polls ends today at noon, at which point we’re taking your winners from the past seven weeks and pitting them against one another in our new poll, “Best TV Detective of All Time”. Will you choose Emma Peel or Columbo? Rockford or Magnum? Castle or Mulder? Vote at http://cynopsis.com/poll/. Winner will be announced next Thursday night on our web site.
History documentary Watergate will have a theatrical release October 12 in New York and LA, before airing on TV Friday-Sunday, November 2-4. “This special event series provides the most comprehensive look at the investigation, featuring many of the heroes and villains who played prominent roles in the scandal whose repercussions are still being felt today,” said Eli Lehrer, EVP and GM of History. Mid-term election date Tuesday, November 6.
Netflix is premiering Chinese drama The Rise of the Phoenixes on Friday, September 14, globally. 70-episode series is loosely based on the novel Huang Quan.
ID has a killer September in store, with the premieres of new series What Lies Beneath (Wednesday, September 5 at 9p), To Catch a Killer (Thursday, September 13 at 10p), and In Plain Sight (Friday, September 14 at 10p). Deadly Women is back for more mayhem Friday, September 14 at 9p.
EstrellaTV talker Noches Con Platanito is back for season five on Tuesday, September 4, at 9p, featuring interviews, musical performances, games and comedy.
Tracey Ullman’s Show returns for season three on HBO on Friday, September 28, a week after its premiere at the Tribeca TV festival.
Season two of AT&T Audience comedy Loudermilk debuts Tuesday, October 16 at 10p.
NBC and Litton Entertainment unveiled the net’s “The More You Know” Saturday morning programming block, launching October 6 with two new and three returning series.  Consumer 101 and Vets Saving Pets are set to make their debut alongside The Voyager with Josh Garcia, Naturally, Danny Seo and The Champion Within.
Wolves and Warriors, following U.S. Navy veteran Matt Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner, the husband-and-wife team that run Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC), a private sanctuary that rescues wolves and wolf-dog hybrids and pairs them with combat veterans working to overcome the traumas of war, debuts Saturday, September 1 at 10p on Animal Planet. What can viewers expect? “Through LARC and the Warriors and Wolves program, Matt and Lorin have created an inspiring and incredibly unique example of the many ways in which human beings and animals can learn from one another, and at times, help each other heal,” EP Shawn Witt, co-president of Leftfield Pictures, tells Cynopsis. “The series has something for every member of the family – from the rescued wolves, to intimate portraits of the combat veterans employed at LARC, high risk animal rescues and uplifting stories of companionship. Animal Planet is known for its programming that highlights the powerful relationships that exist between animals and people.”
CBS can’t wait for you to feel good. The net is offering advance digital access to the premiere episode of new series God Friended Me across the CBS app, CBS All Access, CBS.com, Facebook Premieres, Twitter, Instagram’s IGTV and multiple EST platforms, beginning today at 2p. “This is a show that deserves advance exposure. Once people see God Friended Me, they respond to its positive and life-affirming values,” said George Schweitzer, president, CBS Marketing Group. “Our marketing strategy is to get it previewed a full month early – free and uninterrupted – so viewers can sample it for themselves and help spread the word.” Series makes its linear debut Sunday, September 30 at 8:30p.
Justice Network is running a Labor Day Murder Mystery binge on Monday, September 3 from 9p-midnight. Shows include Pretty Bad Girls, Poisoned Passions and Most Evil.
The season two finale of Fox NewsOBJECTified will feature Charlie’s Angels alum Jaclyn Smith, on Sunday September 2 at 8p.
Special editions of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise offers twists and turns like a fan-fave engagement when couples from seasons past come back to the beach where it all began on Monday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 4.
Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) will star opposite Ben Kingsley as a young grafter in Epix drama Our Lady, LTD.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau announced the initial line-up of content creators for the first-ever Digital Content NewFronts West, taking place in LA on October 9-10. The event will introduce brands and media buyers to original digital video programming and showcase advertising opportunities across emerging media, including podcasts and virtual reality. Presenters will include Digitas, Ellen Digital Network, Gallery Media Group (PureWow, ONE37pm), Jukin Media, LiveXLive Media, Inc., Los Angeles Times, Meredith Corporation, The New York Times, Snap Inc., SoulPancake, Unity Technologies, Viacom Digital Studios, VICE, and FameBit By YouTube.
Flooded with complaints over its coverage in the UK of U.S. Open tennis, Amazon worked to address issues with picture and sound quality, odd camera angles and the inability to replay completed matches. “We are working with customers to address specific issues – we listen to all customer feedback and are continuously working to improve the service,” said an Amazon spokesperson. Amazon nabbed the UK rights to the tournament in April.
Maps in apps like Snapchat, The Weather Channel and StreetEasy were vandalized by an anti-Semitic user who changed the name of NYC to Jewtropolis. The incident appeared to have occurred via third party mapping data  provider Mapbox. “We apologize to customers and users who were exposed to this disgusting attack,” said Mapbox, which removed the name change as well as other edits. “We will continue to investigate this act and make appropriate changes.”
Apple set a date for its next iPhone event: September 12. An invite said the event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, CA.
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch asked the Federal Trade Commission to reopen an examination into Google’s practices in online search and digital advertising, which closed in 2013 without major enforcement action. Hatch cited reports that Google “has, on occasion, decided to remove from its platforms legal businesses that the company apparently does not agree with.” The request comes after President Trump accused Google’s search engine of promoting negative coverage of him and hinted at taking action. 
DC Universe Digital Subscription Service launches Saturday, September 15, on “Batman Day.” The service’s original series Titans drops October 12, after its October 3 debut at Comic-Con, and will air weekly on the platform.
Stand Up To Cancer is producing its #Up2Us: Stand Up To Cancer | The Digital Live Show,as a one-hour standalone digital event from 4p-5p, one hour before the 6th biennial telecast on Friday, September 7. The Digital Live show will be co-hosted by longtime Stand Up 2 Cancer supporter Max Greenfield, Tyler Posey, who lost his mother to breast cancer in 2014, and Brenda Song, who lost her grandfather to cancer and whose mother is a three-time breast cancer survivor. Additionally, the digital show will feature stars and influencers like Uzo Aduba, Katie Couric, Ken Jeong, Olivia Holt, Candice Patton, Maddie Ziegler, Liza Koshy, Rhett + Link and more. 
Jaunt, producer and distributor of immersive XR content, announced new R&D initiatives that support its Jaunt XR Platform. The B2B solution, which enables partners to distribute augmented, virtual, and mixed reality content through their own apps and channels, is a move away from attracting consumers and towards licensing its software to companies and brands.
 Roku shares slipped 4.9% on Wednesday following a report that Amazon is launching a free, ad-supported video service for people who use Fire TV streaming video devices – all 48 million of them. Amazon’s shares rose 3.4%.
Banijay Rights acquired international distribution rights to new Spanish crime thriller Hierro, co-produced by Portocabo, Atlantique Productions and ARTE France.  
Time to Tune-in to the Future Industry Leaders
The Fourth Annual Cynopsis Rising Star Awards is gearing up for its best year yet…Don’t miss this great opportunity to honor yourself or a colleague with a nomination. The groundbreaking work that these ambitious and creative young professionals have accomplished over the past year deserves to be celebrated – and we can’t wait to see what they have to offer!   

Overnight ratings for the first three days of U.S. Open tennis on ESPN were up 20% from last year, to .6. Wednesday’s matches peaked with a 1.3 rating from 8:30p-9:15p.
Katz networks posted August gains: Bounce had its third consecutive month of growth in Primetime in Household delivery (218,000, +3%) and among P18-49 (+5%); Laff grew audience for the third consecutive month in August, with Primetime viewership gains of +55% in Households (202,000), +55% in P2+ (255,000); Escape also posted its third consecutive month of growth in Prime among Households (+27%, 151,000) and Total Viewers (+21%, 170,000); and Grit grew year-over-year in Households (261,000, +11%) and Total Viewers (294,000, +4%) in Primetime.
TV Time Anticipation Report – the most anticipated new and returning television shows for September 2018
New TV Shows:
You (Lifetime) – 9/9 
Maniac (Netflix) – 9/21 
The Purge (USA) – 9/4 
Manifest (NBC) – 9/24 
5Mayans M.C. (FX) – 9/4 
Returning TV Shows: 
Marvel’s Iron Fist S2 (Netflix) – 9/7 
Atypical S2 (Netflix) – 9/7 
American Horror Story (FX) – 9/12
BoJack Horseman S5 (Netflix) – 9/14 
The Good Place (NBC) – 9/27
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 September 2018.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, August 29, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 7.48 million
America’s Got Talent 9.90, World of Dance 5.06
CBS: 3.78 million
Big Brother 5.77, SEAL Team 2.66, Criminal Minds 2.93
FOX: 3.39 million
MasterChef 3.39
ABC: 2.30 million
The Goldbergs 2.92, American Housewife 2.26, Modern Family 2.45, American Housewife 2.01, Shark Tank 1.86
TELE: 0.97 million
Exation 0.80, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 0.98, El Senor de los Cielos 1.12
UNI: 0.93 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.15, La Bella y Las Bestias 0.93, El Piloto 2 0.69
CW: 0.54 million
Burden of Proof 0.57, Supergirl 0.51
Wednesday A19-49: NBC 1.3/6, FOX 1.0/5, CBS .8/4, ABC .6/3, ELE .6/3, UNI .4/2, CW .1/1
Endemol Shine Group promoted Yannick Ferrero to Group Director, Commercial Operations; his role will extend to incorporate the gaming and brand licensing divisions in addition to his existing digital remit. Jane Smith has been upped to the new broader role of Group Director, Brand Licensing and Gaming.  
CBS Corp. named Philip Wiser as Chief Technology Officer. Wiser was previously Global Chief Technology Officer for Hearst.

Friday Fun Fact: The average American spends over $1000 on coffee each year.
This Day in History: 1422 – Henry VI became King of England at 9 months old.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question:  Which series featured a 7-foot plus character who could shrink to 11 inches by pressing a nerve on his neck? Misfits of Science’s (1985-1986) Dr. Elvin Lincoln. Kudos to: Dan Woo-JPL Productions/NYC, Rob Casalana-ITN/NYC, Jim Ryan-A+E Networks/NYC, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, Len Appel-Warner Bros.,
Today’s Trivia Question: Which future Friends star starred in the pilot for Frasier (1993-2004), but was replaced? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
Answer to Our Last Anagram: Enchant a Joker = Jonathan Creek. Kudos to: Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Jess LaPenta-Razor & Tie Media/NYC
New Series Anagram: Lord Alone (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: TV PLANNER/BUYER/Blue Plate Media/Summit NJ: Prepare/execute/steward media plans & revisions. Negotiate ntwk buys on upfront & scatter. Agency exp a must. 2-4 yrs’ exp in active TV plan’g/buying on nat’l level. FT/Flex. Full info HERE Res w/salary hist to [email protected], Reference Cyn (9/8)

CONTENT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR/TV ONE/Silver Spring: Create workflows/procedures for submission of Salesforce orders req’d for all on-air content prior to transmission to the uplink facility. 3+ yrs exp working in Commercial Ops, Post Prod, or Cable TV Ops envir. Exp using SF, Broadway, or SIMS is pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (9/7)

JOB OPENING: MGR, NON-SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT/JUMA ENTERTAINMENT/Bucks County PA: Exc opp for show dvlpr who wants to help grow co while in trenches of show. Support dvlpmnt team. Mult yrs exp non-scripted rsrch, casting, & writing req’d. Strong editing skills a+. 3+ yrs exp unscripted TV dvlpmnt &/or prod. Full info/apply HERE (9/7)

P/T DIRECTOR, CLIENT SOLUTIONS/The Weather Channel/NYC: This is a job share, resp for the pre-sell function (strategy/execution) for AdSales Mktg team. Work closely w/prgrmng to identify opps for ad sales client sponsorships/partnerships/integration. 5+ yrs exp ind or similar role. Full info/apply HERE (9/7)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING ASSOCIATE/The Weather Channel/NYC: Help grow existing/new bus across our newly expanded portfolio through organizing client events and writing sales proposals. Also propose, plan & execute annual branded premium & client mailer strategy. BA deg 2-3 yrs exp similar role. Full info/apply HERE (9/6)

JOB OPENING: STRATEGIC SALES PLANNER/ACCOUNT MGR/MIRRIAD/NYC: Act as main connection for all bus. groups for US commercial sales/operations teams, supporting revenue generation & activation. 3+ yrs acct mngmnt exp across Dig/TV buying/plan’g & inv mngmnt. Good understanding of video ad ecosystem. Full info HERE Resume to: [email protected] (9/6)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/Spectrum News/Columbus OH: Produce assigned newscasts/news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct show. BA Deg broadcast journalism. 3 yrs TV news exp. Strong brdcst news writing ability. Full info/apply HERE (9/6)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/Spectrum News/MILWAUKEE WI: Resp for producing content for assigned shows/newscast. Participate in coord coverage of major stories, featured, breaking news & specials. Strong broadcast news writing ability. BA Deg broadcast journalism/communications. 3 yrs TV news exp. Full info/apply HERE (9/5)

JOB OPENING: ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR/Spectrum Networks/Milwaukee WI: Resp for assisting the News Dir in overall plan’g, dvlpmnt & prod of all news programming, and providing day-to-day management of the newsroom. BA deg brdcst journalism & 8-10 yrs mngmnt exp (5+ yrs @affiliate) Full info/apply HERE (9/5)
ABC: Fresh Off the Boat [r], Speechless [r], What Would You Do?, 20/20 [r]
CBS: TKO: Total Knockout, Whistleblower, Blue Bloods [r]
CW: Masters of Illusion, Masters of Illusion [r], Penn & Teller: Fool Us [r]
FOX: The Resident [r], The Orville [r]
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Breaking Big, American Masters
Telemundo: Exation Estados Unidos, Taken 2
Univision: El rico y Lazaro, La Bella y Las Bestias, La Piloto

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