08/23/16: Viacom drama not over yet; Willie Geist hands his Today seat to Billy Bush; Nina Tassler developing series for Showtime



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Good morning. It’s Tuesday August 23, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
AMC: Halt and Catch Fire at 9p
BET: One Shot at 10p
CNBC: The Profit at 10p
History: Counting Cars Supercharged at 8:30p, Forged in Fire at 9p, Milwaukee Blacksmith at 10p
Nat Geo WILD: Mission Critical at 8p
NBC: Better Late Than Never at 10p
Revolt: REVOLT 2 Vote Presents: The Voices of the Future at 5p
Spike: Ink Master at 10p
TLC: Counting On at 8p, Cake Boss at 9p, Playhouse Masters at 10p
truTV: Adam Ruins Everything at 10p, You Can Do Better at 10:30p
USA: Chrisley Knows Best at 10p


Family feud: The months-long legal battle between now-former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Sumner Redstone may be over, but Keryn Redstone is demanding time to determine just how aware her 93-year-old grandfather was of Dauman’s $72 million severance package, and what role his daughter Shari had in the deal. “In the blink of an eye, plaintiffs have apparently turned tail, agreed to acquiesce in Shari’s palace coup, and suddenly seek to ‘go gentle into that good night’ with their pockets full of nearly $100 million,” read Keryn Redstone’s motion. “Inquiring minds want to – indeed, must – know why Plaintiffs have joined hands with Shari and are now abdicating to her.” Keryn, niece of Shari Redstone, is seeking permission to “analyze the documents to satisfy herself that they do not jeopardize her rights and reflect her grandfather’s true wishes.”

Recombining Viacom and CBS, both under Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements umbrella, would be the “optimal scenario” for Viacom and CBS shareholders, said  BTIG’s Richard Greenfield in a post on Monday. “Creative talent loves [CBS CEO] Les Moonves, something which Viacom has sorely lacked for years under Dauman,” elaborated Greenfield, one of several influential analysts calling for the fix. “We believe an array of media executives would flock to Viacom for the opportunity to rebuild its cable network and film divisions under Moonves, with creative talent sure to follow.”
As expected, Billy Bush is replacing Willie Geist as co-host on hour three of NBC’s Today. Bush’s move to the morning show from NBCU’s Access Hollywood was announced in May, but specifics of the job weren’t revealed until Monday. Geist still has his hands full as host of the Sunday edition of Today and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, among other jobs. “I’ve been wearing a lot of hats lately,” Geist said on yesterday’s show. “I’ve got to take one of the hats off.”

Monday was busy on Today  Ryan Lochte’s interview with Matt Lauer continued, as the Olympic medalist admitted to “over-exaggerating” about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio, a tall tale he’d told Billy Bush last week. Admitting that, intoxicated, he had urinated in bushes at a gas station and damaged a display, leading to the demand for money, Lochte offered the people of Rio his “deepest apologies” for being less than honest. Not impressed: Speedo and Ralph Lauren, among the sponsors who cut ties with the swimmer.

21st Century Fox, Ryan Murphy and the cast of Scream Queens have jumped to the aid of Louisiana flood victims. 21CF donated $100,000 to the Louisiana Association of United Ways’ Flood Fund, and Murphy and Queens cast members filmed a PSA asking viewers to aid in the relief effort. “After shooting two series in New Orleans, I feel particularly connected to the state and the wonderful and talented people I’ve met there,” said Ryan. Two Murphy shows, American Horror Story and Scream Queens, have filmed in Louisiana, a film and TV production hub, as will Murphy’s upcoming Katrina: American Crime Story. 20th Century Fox FilmsFantastic Four filmed there as well.

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest Fall TV Preview will include a premiere screening and panel event with the cast of StarzAsh vs Evil Dead on Wednesday, September 14. Starz joins fellow first-timers Hulu and El Rey Network at the festival’s 10th gathering.

After collecting scores (and a team gold medal) at the Rio Olympics, gymnast Gabby Douglas will play judge herself for the 96th Miss America competition, airing Sunday, September 11 on ABC. Douglas and actress/musician Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) join Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster (Barely Famous), singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.


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Workin’ Moms is in production in Toronto, slated for a winter 2017 premiere on CBC. The ensemble comedy from Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment was created by Catherine Reitman (black-ish), who also serves as showrunner.

Nina Tassler, former chairman of CBS Entertainment, is developing a half-hour series for Showtime. The Middlesteins, based on the book by the same name by Jami Attenberg, focuses on a suburban couple who split up after 30 years. Attenberg will serve as producer on the project, written by Jason Kim (Girls).

Food Network ordered two pilots to series. All Caked Up (wt), highlighting the owners of an Austin bakery, and Ginormous Food, focused on outrageous dishes, each got six-episode orders.

Regina King (American Crime) directed the Wednesday, August 24 installment of OWN’s Greenleaf. Episode features the return of Oprah Winfrey in a recurring role.

Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler (Awkward) will serve as showrunners/exec producers for VH1’s Daytime Divas, based on the book Satan’s Sisters, by The View alum Star Jones. Joining Vanessa Williams in the cast are Tichina Arnold (Survivor’s Remorse), Chloe Bridges (The Carrie Diaries), Camille Guaty (Scorpion), Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) and McKinley Freeman (Hit the Floor).

John Legend is exec producing a series early in development at WGN America, based on the true story of the “Black Wall Street.” The wealthy community in Tulsa, OK was devastated by a vicious attack by white citizens in 1921 that left 10,000 people homeless. Legend is exec producer of WGN’s Underground.

Boat Rocker Media animation company Jam Filled Entertainment purchased the principal assets of recently closed Arc Productions, marking Jam Filled’s expansion into Toronto.

We are thrilled to honor our 2016 Cynopsis Kids Content Leaders, Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company & Christopher Kennan of Mattel, Inc. during our Kids !magination Awards breakfast on September 27 in Manhattan. Help us recognize the industry’s top pioneers and claim your spot.


Bravo picked up a second season of franchise extender Below Deck Mediterranean. The reality show’s freshman lap went swimmingly, with the second half of the season performing 30 percent higher in total viewers, 32 percent higher among A18-49 and 33 percent higher in the A25-54 versus the first half, based on Live+7 numbers. The July 26 finale was the third consecutive season high in A18-49 with 1.1 million viewers, and nearly 2 million total viewers in Live+3.


American Heroes Channel is airing a day-long marathon of America: Fact vs. Fiction on Labor Day, September 5 starting at 9a. The “School Yourself” stunt marks the beginning of a partnership with Barnes & Noble to launch a curated collection of cross-platform books. Topics include the likes of the Civil War and 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, tied to programming on AHC.
CNN acquired Emmy-winning documentary 9/11, and will update the film ahead of the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Actor/producer Denis Leary, founder of The Leary Firefighters Foundation, introduces the new edition of the film, reflecting on the heroism of the firefighters that day. 9/11 Fifteen Years Later will debut with limited commercial interruption in back-to-back broadcasts on Sunday, September 11 at 8p and 11p.

HITN-TV is marking National Wildlife Day with special programming on Sunday, September 4 from 12p-12a, including a one-hour special about the first person to complete a PhD on manta rays, and a doc following the story of a zoologist whose life’s work is to save the young of endangered animals.

Frasier debuts on Cozi TV Monday, September 12 at 7p (check local listings). The comedy joins Little House on the Prairie and Quincy, Medical Examiner as a new addition to the multicast net’s fall line-up.

Atlanta rapper Future will take to the stage for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, airing Sunday, August 28 at 9p. Previously announced performers include Britney Spears with G-Eazy, Nick Jonas with Ty Dolla $ign and Rihanna.


REVOLT 2 Vote Presents: The Voices of the Future features a bipartisan panel of young political experts discussing key issues facing millennials this election. “Young voters instinctually know when something’s inauthentic, decoding what’s real is the challenge,” said Revolt chief political correspondent Amrit Singh. “With Voices Of The Future, we’re helping take the next step in separating facts from the rhetoric about the issues that affect us most, through debate with people we can relate to – members of our generation.” Show will air Tuesdays at 5p, starting tonight.

This Is Your Voice, chronicling the efforts of Mexican-American activist Willie Velasquez to launch a grassroots movement to mobilize the power of the Latino vote, airs Monday, October 3 at 10:30p on PBS (check local listings).

Azteca America is partnering with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute as media sponsor for three voter forums next month targeting Hispanic millennials and students. The Red White Y Tu tour will feature a panel discussing the importance of Hispanic/Latino voter participation.


Katie Stevens (Faking It), Aisha Dee (Chasing Life) and Meghann Fahy (Political Animals) won lead roles in Freeform drama pilot Issues, based on the life of Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles.

Add Benito Martinez to the list of returnees for season three of American Crime. Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Lili Taylor, Richard Cabral and Connor Jessup are also onboard for the next iteration of the ABC drama anthology series.

Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) will star in Netflix series Friends from College, centered on a group of Harvard grads facing their forties. Comedy’s cast also includes Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Nat Faxon (Married) and Fred Savage (The Grinder).

Sheaun McKinney (Vice Principals) will recur on NBC mother-daughter workplace comedy Great News.

Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and Dougray Scott (Doctor Who) will star in Crackle’s Snatch, a 10-episode drama launching on the Sony streaming network in 2017.


NBC’s The Voice is diving deeper into digital with five-episode series The Voice on Snapchat. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are each selecting an artist from user-submitted videos to represent their team in the Voice on Snapchat finale Monday, September 19. Over 20,000 submissions were received in less than 48 hours after the call for videos. “Our partnership with Snapchat represents inclusion, creativity and innovation, the key elements that have made The Voice one of TV’s most successful franchises,” said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group NBC Entertainment.

Netflix and Canada’s CBC are teaming for drama series Anne, based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables. Moira Walley Beckett (Breaking Bad) will double as writer and showrunner. Filming is slated to begin in Ontario next month.

On Monday, E! launched “Be Pop Cultured,” a multi-platform marketing initiative aimed at millennials. The extension of E! News lives on social platforms, directing audiences to E! News. Assets will also be showcased on billboards and through ads with digital media companies, and the campaign will receive cross-company support from NBCUni.

A season pass for season 3 of El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground is now available exclusively on iTunes for $39.99. Episode 301 will be available on September 8, the day after its El Rey launch; each subsequent episode will be up for grabs the day after its Wednesday airing. 


The first entry in Lifetime’s “Broad Focus” initiative, aimed at giving women opportunities to write, develop, produce and direct content for A+E Networks, premiered Saturday, in partnership with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. The mini-movie, The Lady Cave, is part of La-Z-Boy’s campaign to align the brand with a female audience, and highlights the company’s furniture within the context of the movie. “Lifetime and its Broad Focus initiative aligns with our target female audience, and provides her with a unique opportunity to engage with the La-Z-Boy brand,” said Doug Collier, CMO at La-Z-Boy. “We are very focused on educating consumers about the wide selection of great looking furniture we have to offer, and The Lady Cave provides just a glimpse of the array of beautiful stationary sofas, chairs, tables and mores within our portfolio.”

Partnering with Telemundo for the fifth annual Premios Tu Mondo, honoring the year’s best Hispanic actors, singers and TV moments, are Allstate, Anheuser-Busch, L’Oreal Paris, Samsung and Walmart. “Premios Tu Mundo was born from innovation, growing from a digital-first experiment five years ago to now being one of Telemundo’s biggest cross-platform events, with an ideal set of immersive consumer experiences in which our sponsors play essential roles,” said Mike Rosen, EVP, ad sales, news and Hispanic Groups, NBCUniversal.


Crime Watch Daily gets a new host, crime reporter Chris Hansen (Dateline NBC)  and new name, Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen  when it premieres season two on Monday, September 12. In “Hansen vs. Predator” segments, the investigative journalist will go after child predators, including teachers, politicians and celebrities. “We hunted down Chris the way he hunts down predators to take this job,” said creator/exec producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey.

Harry, the daytime talker hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., kicks off the week of September 12 with a line-up of A-listers including Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellwegger, Amy Adams and Terrence Howard. Offering cameos: Russell Crowe, Kristen Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Anthony Anderson, John Stamos and Howard’s Empire co-star, Taraji P. Henson. Week two offers a behind-the-scenes look at Empire.


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NBC’s Olympics closing ceremony coverage delivered a soft 4.0/14 rating among A18-49, according to fast affiliate numbers, and 16.85 million viewers. That’s down 56 percent in the demo and 44 percent in viewers versus the London Summer Games in 2012, and up 21 percent and 10 percent from 2014’s Winter Games in Sochi. Post-ceremony The Voice hit 2.7/10 among A18-49 at 11p.

SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of August 15, 2016
Program, Network, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.)
6752, 39, 173, 120335
Pretty Little Liars (Freeform
) 3253, 172, 19, 23854
E! News (E!)
2376, 517, 5, 25934
Today Show (NBC)
1694, 440, 4, 10299
Good Morning America (ABC)
924, 578, 2, 10305
The 700 Club (CBN/synd.)
570, 97, 6, 1968
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
543, 44, 12, 10981
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.)
529, 697, .7, 11806
Fox & Friends (Fox News)
465, 362, 1, 2588
Entertainment Tonight (CBS/synd.)
416, 374, 1, 5755
Source: Shareablee Inc. The total actions metric includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average e number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers includes Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.

NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS for the week of August 15, 2016
Program, Date, Total Interactions (000), Facebook Interactions (000), Twitter Interactions (000)
Pretty Little Liars (Freeform) 8/16, 383, 321, 63
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 8/15, 380, 227, 153
Power (Starz) 8/21, 313, 236, 77
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (VH1) 8/15, 307, 175, 132
Big Brother (CBS) 8/18, 277, 181, 96
Big Brother (CBS) 8/17, 269, 206, 64
Big Brother (CBS) 8/19, 241, 179, 62
Big Brother (CBS) 8/21, 25, 183, 42
WWE Smackdown! (USA) 8/16, 195, 117, 78
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 170, 135, 35
Source: Nielsen. Nielsen Social captures relevant Tweets from three hours before through three hours after broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to a program from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5am. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe programming only and excludes sports events. For multicast events, networks are listed alphabetically and metrics reflect the highest Unique Audience across all airing networks.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 8/1/2016
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
FOXN 2244/NICK 1378
HIST 1442/FOXN 1287
TBSC 1441/TOON 1131
TNT 1438/ADSM* 1128
HGTV 1406/DSNY 1117
USA 1331/NAN* 914
DSNY 1304/HGTV 825
ADSM 1236/TNT 813
MSNB 1214/USA 792
DISC 1208/MSNB 766
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 8/1/2016
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
TBSC 651/ADSM* 630
ADSM 640/NAN* 457
USA 565/NICK 394
DISC 474/TOON 308
FX 449/USA 293
LIF 424/TBSC 278
TNT 423/TNT 273
BRAV 422/HGTV 261
HGTV 408/DSNY 253
HIST 297/ID 242
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows among A18-49 for the week of 8/1/2016 (000)
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 2291
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1824
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1821
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1743
The Real Housewives of Orange County (BRAV) 1687
The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) 1559
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) 1493
The Real Housewives of New York City (BRAV) 1483
Pretty Little Liars (FRFM) 1407
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) 1370
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, August 19, 2016 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 10.3/20
Summer Olympics 10.3/20, Superstore 5.8/12
CBS: 2.6/5
Big Brother 2.7/5, Hawaii Five-0 [r] 2.1/4, Blue Bloods [r] 2.7/5
ABC: 2.0/4
Shark Tank [r] 1.8/4, What Would You Do? 1.8/3, 20/20 2.3/5
Un Camino Hacia el Destino 1.1/2, Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2, Tres Veces Ana .9/2
FOX: .9/2
MasterChef  [r] .9/2, MasterChef [r] .9/2
Silvana Sin Lana .7/1, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso .8/2, Senora Acero 3 1.0/2
CW: .4/1
Masters of Illusion [r] .5/1, Masters of Illusion [r] .5/1, My Last Days .3/1

Friday A18-49 Analysis: NBC 5.0/20, CBS .8/3, ABC .6/2, UNI .6/2, TELE .6/2, FOX .4/2, CW .2/1


fuboTV tapped Jason Solinsky to serve as Chief Techology Officer. Solinsky joins fuboTV after four years at Google, managing multiple teams of software engineers working on Google’s AdExchange and Doubleclick for Publishers.


Morton Schindel, founder of Western Woods Studios, died August 20. He was 98. Schindel, who developed a style of filmmaking in which original work from an open book glides in front of a motion picture camera, produced over 300 films and 450 recordings found in school and library collections.

This Day in History:
1926 – Rudolph Valentino died at age 31.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which twentysomething TV character had been expelled from Stanford, falsely accused of cheating? Chuck Bartowski, in Chuck (2007-2012). Kudos to: Mark Altabe-Citibank/Jersey City, NJ, Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Tom Profit-Babcock Knolls International Pictures/North Hollywood, CA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Joseph Mwamba-Viacom/NYC, Zachary Millon-BBCAmerica/NYC.

Today’s Trivia Question: On The Addams Family (1964-1966), what was Wednesday’s middle name? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

 (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia – will be posted along with the answer on www.Cynopsis.com.)
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JOB OPENING: PROGRAM SCHEDULING LEAD/Cartoon Network/ATL: Strategize/drive schedule plan’g for all Cartoon Network dayparts incl ROS & key prime franchises. Must possess excellent project mngmnt, analytical, written & verbal skills. Exp at cable network pref’d. BA deg req’d. Full info/apply HERE (8/26)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASST/FUSE Media/NY: Recent grad w/previous ad sales/adv internship exp. to asst ad sales dept. Strong Excel & multi-tasking a +. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills. Apply here fuse.tv (8/25)

JOB OPENING: SR ADMIN ASST/Fuse Media/NY: Mng head of Ad Sales phone/calendar/travel. Gen. office/admin responsibilities. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills Ability to multi task. BA deg comm/mktg & 1yr exp in media co, brdcst station, rep firm or ad agency pref’d Solid MS skills. Appy here fuse.tv (8/25)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL LEADER, POLITICS/NBU NEWS/NYC: NBC News Digital is seeking an editor to drive our coverage of politics. The Politics Editor will be responsible for content for a newly-constituted section on Full info/apply HERE (8/25)

JOB OPENING: VP PROD & OPS/Discovery/LA: Collaborative, detail-oriented rock star to oversee in house prod/post-prod teams, budgets, studio ops, and mgmt. prod/post projects. Strong relationship builder w/internal and external partners. Resp for prod/ops of Studios facilities. 10+ yrs exp. Full info/apply HERE (8/25) 

JOB OPENING: HR BUSINESS PARTNER/DISCOVERY/LA: Strategic partner to provide client support to Discovery Digital Networks & Global Enterprises. Expertly navigate employee related challenges while maintaining bal between bus. partner to leadership & employee champion. 7+ yrs exp. Full info/apply HERE (8/25) 

JOB OPENING: EDITOR IN CHIEF/Discovery Digital Networks/San Fran: Editor in Chief to play a key leadership role in the voice and editorial strategy of Seeker’s science, news and exploration website and publishing platforms. Oversee and lead a best in the biz creative team. Full info/apply HERE (8/25)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MKTG MGR/Viacom/NYC: Mng mktg initiatives aligned to strategic objectives of the co. & its brands. Resp for driving execution of prod mktg efforts to scale awareness & adoption of Viacom’s advanced ad products. 5+ yrs. prod mktg exp & B2B ad tech/media exp pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (8/24)
JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MULTICULTURAL BRAND STRATEGY/Canvas/LA: Utilize skills/knwldg of existing/tradit’l multicultural strategic media plan’g approaches, as well as emerging & creative multicultural comm channels & media trends. Min 5-7 yrs exp dvlpg multicultural strategies. Resume HERE APPLY (8/24) 

JOB OPENING: QA SPECIALIST/NBCU/NYC: The QA Specialist is responsible for reviewing and confirming the successful trafficking and launch of campaigns across the NBC Universal Entertainment Digital Group. Full info/apply HERE (8/24)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECS (JR & SR)/IRISH TV/NYC & BOS: Motivated/creative multimedia acct execs to represent co. in our brdcst & digital ad sales. Prior cable TV &/or OTT, dig. sales exp a must. Personal integrity/strong work ethic as well as support of our clients pertinent. Full info/apply HERE (8/24)

JOB OPENING: CABLE TV AD SALES BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSTS/NY, NY: Needed for long term contract, contract to hire and perm roles. Min 5 yrs exp. Also exp w/software platforms such as Sintec, WideOrbit, DealMaker a +. Please send resumes to: [email protected] (8/24)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected].com

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


ABC: Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, The View: 20 Years in the Making
CBS: NCIS [r], Zoo, NCIS: New Orleans [r]
CW: The Flash [r], MADtv
FOX: Brooklyn Nine-Nine [r], New Girl [r], Lucifer [r]
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Better Late Than Never [
PBS: Secrets of Westminster [r], The Adirondacks [r]
Telemundo: Silvana Sin Lana, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, Senora Acero 3: La Coyote
Univision: Un Camino Hacia el Destino, Tres Veces Ana, Narcos

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