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Good morning. It’s Wednesday September 9, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
American Rehab: Restoring Victoria at 11p
FXX: The League at 10p, You’re the Worst at 10:30p
LMN: Ctrl Plus Alt Plus Del at 10:30p
Nicktoons: NFL Rush at 9p
Oxygen: Snapped: She Made Me Do It at 10p
TLC: My Big Fat Fabulous Life at 9p, Suddenly Royal at 10p
TV One: For My Man at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
Lachey’s Bar at 10:30p
CBS: Extant at 9p
Comedy Central: Key & Peele at 10p
FOX: Home Free at 9p
NBC: The Carmichael Show at 9:30p, Last Comic Standing at 10p


Media General struck a deal to buy Meredith for $2.4 billion in cash and stock. With 88 stations in 54 markets, the renamed Meredith Media General will rank as the third-largest TV station owner in the U.S., with a reach of about 100 million unduplicated women via broadcast, digital and print assets including Better Homes and Gardens and AllRecipe.com. “This merger will create a strong and efficient company positioned to realize the significant earnings and cash flow potential of local broadcasting; leverage the unparalleled reach and rich content-creation capabilities of Meredith’s national brands; and capture the rapidly developing growth potential of the digital media space,” said Meredith CEO Steve Lacy, who will become CEO of the new company.

Singer/actress Vanessa Williams, who was crowned the first African American Miss America in 1984, returns to the Atlantic City competition for the first time in 32 years on Sunday. Williams’ role: head judge. The 2016 Miss America Competition airs September 13 at 9p on ABC.

Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper has a new job: host of the NBC weight loss competition. On the show since season 1, Harper promises season 17 “is going to be a completely different ballgame with me at the steering wheel.” Harper replaces Alison Sweeney, who announced her exit last month after 13 cycles.

Reality TV is starting to take itself more seriously, according to a new study from branding and insights company TruthCo. “In response to concerns that Reality TV has been calcifying, we’re seeing the rise of a prestige offering within the genre,” said Rajiv Menon, cultural analyst. “We can expect to see more socially-driven and investigative Reality programming, as well as a greater level of emotional depth and complexity from characters.” Related finding: investigating social issues is increasingly a driver of viewer choice.

Times Square’s about to get a little more crowded – NBC is utilizing the iconic NYC tourist magnet for marketing campaigns for Blindspot and Heroes Reborn. On September 12-13, the public can have a photo taken with a ball of animated fire in their hands; photos will be streamed to the Square’s digital billboard and shared via social media. On September 19-20, pedestrians can have a pic of their head placed on a tattooed body, a la Blindspot’s Jane Doe. A special two-hour Heroes premiere event airs Thursday, September 24 at 8p; Blindspot precedes it on Monday, September 21 at 10p.

American Heroes Channel is partnering with Boston College to present the inaugural “Red Bandanna Hero Award,” inspired by BC alumni Welles R. Crowther, who saved as many as 12 people after the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. First winner is Minneapolis fireman Jake LaFerriere, set to be honored during the televised BC football game on Friday, September 18 at 8p on ESPN.

Make it so: The National Air and Space Museum is asking Trekkies for images or film of the original studio model of the USS Enterprise, as conservators work to restore the Star Trek ship to its appearance in 1967. Firsthand, original film only; no screen captures needed. For details contact [email protected].


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“Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger may have ended her relationship with Bravo in July, but she’s rebounded nicely with WE tv. “Patti has built her brand and reputation on bringing people together and that’s exactly in line with the brand we’ve cultivated at WE tv,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president. “She is the perfect personality to help us continue to solidify our place in the relationship and dating space.” Right back atcha, vollied Stanger: “WE tv is on the cutting edge of reality TV and we’re about to blow the roof off of relationship programming!”

Fox bought Paradiso, a scripted series born of a first look deal between Cirque du Soleil Media and 20th Century Fox Television. Soapy drama project follows a girl who dreams of working in a glamorous nightclub.

MTV greenlit unscripted prank show Ladylike, and ordered three female-centric comedy pilots: Little Darlings, about vigilante college pals, created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson; an untitled project from Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont focused on weed dealers, and a project starring Girl Code alum Nicole Byer as a woman forced to move in with her sister after causing a fire in her NYC apartment.

Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) and Rick Springer (American Dad!) landed a put pilot commitment from Fox for a drama project from 20th Century Fox Televsion. Project follows a female baseball pitcher.

Writer/producer Aron Eli Coleite inked a deal with Warner Bros. Television and Warner Horizon Television to serve as showrunner for TNT pilot Home, which he wrote, as well as develop new projects for TV and streaming services.


Tanks a lot: Rare pieces of military history are the target in Smithsonian Channel series The Weapon Hunter, debuting Monday, October 5 at 8p. A restoration expert enlists history buffs to find, fix and fire antiquated weapons.

Hillary Clinton stops by Studio 6B for a sit-down on NBC’s Tonight Show on September 16, the same night as the second GOP front-runner debate on CNN. The former Secretary of State’s first late night talker visit since she announced her presidential run will come five days after GOP candidate Donald Trump chats with Jimmy Fallon.

Which Democrat will make the best late night guest? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll.

American Masters: The Women’s List focuses on 15 women, as varied as Madeleine Albright and comedian Margaret Cho, who have helped define American culture. The latest installment of filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary series premieres Friday, September 25 on PBS (check local listings).

NFL Network is launching Football Town on September 17, after the Thursday Night Football postgame show. Eight-part docu-series focuses on the importance of football in small towns.

E!’s ready to put its best foot forward as the official TV and digital media partner of NY Fashion Week. Beginning Thursday, September 10, the net will feature nightly coverage on E! News, “fashion flashes” during the day with breaking news updates and short form content on-air and online.

Hallmark Channel has lined up more presenters for the 5th Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, airing Friday, October 30 at 9p. To name a few: Alison Sweeney, Dancing With the StarsDerek Hough and Bindi Irwin; Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Fred Willard (Modern Family), Cameron Mathison (Murder She Baked) and Bruce Boxleitner (Cedar Cove).

Music Choice is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 18, boosting its Latino content by 50 percent, including block programming on its Musica Urbana, Tropicales and Pop Latino channels. Highlights include an artist of the month folder featuring videos from Prince Royce September 14-28.

The first batch of presenters has been announced for the 67th Emmy Awards telecast: Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman), LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle), Empire’s Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, late night host Jimmy Kimmel and Parks and Rec’s Amy Poehler. Show airs Sunday, September 20 at 8p on Fox.

The first of three Dora and Friends: Into the City! specials launches Friday, September 18 on Nickelodeon. NickJr.com will feature a related game on Friday, September 11 as well as a first look at the episode.

The Thursday, September 10 broadcast of TV One’s News One Now will be devoted to an in-studio interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, his first live national broadcast since announcing the upcoming 20th Anniversary Million Man March. The net offers a special two-hour block of programming marking the occasion from 8-10p on Friday, October 9.

The first episode of UP original series Last Hope With Troy Dunn has the missing persons expert on the trail of a baby given up for adoption, on Thursday, September 10 at 9p.

Esquire’s Spotless premieres Saturday, November 14 at 10p. The net’s first scripted series is a “dark irreverent drama” following brothers with a crime scene cleaning business who get caught up in the world of organized crime.


TV One ordered a second season of scripted comedy Born Again Virgin. “The continual character development, strong writing and topical humor combined with key demo weekly ratings gains and strong social engagement confirm the show’s ability to deliver new and younger audiences,” said D’Angela Proctor, TV One SVP original programming and production. Currently airing Wednesdays at 10p, the series recently posted its third consecutive week of gains in W18-34, and is a top 3 cable program in its time slot among Black HHs, W18-34 and P18-49.


Richard E. Grant (Dig) has joined the season six cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Drama returns in April 2016.

Emily Rios (Breaking Bad) will star opposite Ryan Phillippe in USA’s Shooter. Exec produced by Mark Wahlberg, drama pilot focuses on a sniper charged with thwarting the assassination of the President.

CASTING CALL: Seeking real couples (or actors & their significant others) 25-65 married or long term relationship. All ethnicities, gay and straight. Should be willing to share info about yourself & significant other on camera. Questions will incl things about your love, relationship, thoughts/feelings toward the other person, etc. Full info HERE (9/12)


Fox is asking a cool half million for a 30-second spot in red-hot Empire, reports AdAge – and the Wednesday, September 23 season two premiere is already sold out. The drama will air once again with limited commercials. Last year the priciest non-sports program was CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which fetched $344,827 per spot. Lincoln and Pepsi are Empire sponsors.


Verizon Communications will try tantalizing Millennials with a trial version of a free, ad-supported OTT mobile streaming service called Go90. Viewers of content  including live sports and music events, popular TV series and original web series will not have to be Verizon customers. “It’s Hulu meets Twitter meets Netflix, with all of this social content,” Verizon president of product innovation and new business Marni M. Walden told the New York Times. Partners for the service: Discovery Communications, Vice Media, Scripps Networks Interactive, ACC Digital Network, Campus Insiders, CBS Sports, ESPN, 120 Sports, Awesomeness TV and AOL.

A New York City nanny is the first Travel Channel Star winner. Janel Koloski will explore Santa Fe, NM in her own five-part web series on TravelChannel.com.

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Among the TV series ready for Mipcom from MGM International Television Distribution: NBC’s A.D.: Kingdom and Empire; TLC’s Answered Prayers; TBS’s America’s Next Weatherman; FX’s Fargo; History’s Vikings and MTV’s Teen Wolf.

Alfred Haber Distribution struck deals for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will air on CBS in the U.S., with Global (Canada), Paris Premiere (France), SkyItalia (Italy), Turner (Latin America), FOX International Channels (Asia), SONY/AXN (Japan), SBS (Netherlands), Dogus (Turkey), and e.tv (South Africa).

Armoza Formats hatched a deal for I Can Do That which calls for Telemundo to work with Mexico’s Azteca to create a Spanish version of the show for Mexico and the US Hispanic region, produced by FremantleMedia Latin America. The prime time format will also launch on India’s ZEE TV, in Vietnam for HTV, Style TV and Info TV, Croatia’s HRT and Albania’s Top Channel TV.

DCD Rights announced CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas has been picked up by ABC in Australia, Channel 5 in the UK, Viacom in India and Choice TV in New Zealand, in addition to a previously announced pan regional deal with NBCUniversal International Television for Universal Channel in Asia. “There is a strong appetite in the global market for magic content,” said Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD.

Ericsson has been signed by Netherlands media group SBS/Sanoma to deliver a managed OTT live and on-demand platform. The TV service rolls out in October, available via the web, mobile apps, smart TVs and game consoles.

Basic Lead, organizers of content market and coproduction forum DISCOP Africa, based in Johannesburg and Abidjan, announced a partnership with Nairobi-based Kalasha International Film & TV Festival & Market. The arrangement is designed to stimulate coproduction and distribution opportunities between Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. “It is evident that a vibrant film and TV industry will contribute to shaping Kenya’s image on an international level, foster the quality and quantity of local content produced, sharpen the requisite skills and enhance tourism; thus creating wealth and employment for the country,” said Lizzie Chongoti, CEO of Kenyal Film Commission.

Viacom announced the launch of Viacom Play Plex, a suite of mobile TV apps available to pay TV and mobile networks subscribers in 180 countries starting in 4Q14. There will be a separate app for each of Viacom’s major international TV channel brands  Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Channel, Spike and BET  offering VOD access to a range of current as well as a live, local linear stream of the channel and games for Nick Play. Viacom Play Plex “opens up new distribution opportunities for us, particularly in the fast-growing mobile TV sector,” said Bob Bakish, CEO Viacom International Media Networks.

In its drive to expand its scripted presence globally, FremantleMedia acquired a majority stake in newly formed French scripted company Fontaram from French producer/writing partners Francois Aramburu and Pascal Fontanille. FremantleMedia will have a 51 percent holding.


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Inject some joy into the rest of your day and it may be YOU that’s featured in next week’s edition!

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We’re back!!! Starting today and continuing every Wednesday, Cynopsis Media and truTV bring you a special feature: FUN OF YOUR BUSINESS.  Each week, we will publish the top responses to a question that we asked the week before.

This week’s question was: "What’s the one television program that everybody seems to love that you just can’t get into?"

  • Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta. It kills in the weekly ratings but I have never seen an episode. – LaTasha Ezell, Director, On-Air Promotions, ASPiRE
  • The Walking Dead! Zombies just are not my jam. We differ on culinary preferences. – Joanne Schioppi, Sr. Director, Investigation Discovery
  • Empire, but mainly because I haven’t had time to get into it! – Celo Moloney, Manager, Integrated Marketing, Pop
  • Risking being burned at the stake, I’m going to have to say Mad Men. Maybe it just hits too close to home? – Molly Sugarman, VP, Managing Director of Treehouse, Horizon Media
  • I’m a Jew from New York, so Seinfeld just isn’t that funny to me. Watching these conversations on a daily basis in real life is enough. – Erica Rubinsky, Freelance Grip

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Science achieved its best August ever in P18-49 during primetime, moving up five positions on the P18-49 ranker for the month to land at #41 among all ad supported cable networks on delivery. The network also broke into primetime’s Top 30 for the month in M25-54 (#29), moving up seven positions versus August 2014. In total day delivery, the net moved up 12 spots in M25-54 versus last year, to hit #32 among all ad supported cable networks for the month.

The season premiere of syndicated LIVE With Kelly and Michael was up 10 percent in HH over last year’s opener (to 3.2/9) in metered markets, and up 17 percent among W25-54 (to 1.4/8). It was the second-highest-rated premiere since 2007, after the debut of co-host Michael Strahan in 2012.

On a holiday weekend Monday, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior hit a season low 1.6 among A18-49, according to early Nielsens, but it was enough to win the night in the demo. ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise slipped .1 versus last week to 1.4 to match last summer’s finale; After Paradise hit a series high 1.1.

TV One was up 26 percent versus summer 2014, up 20 percent among P25-54 and 27 percent among W18-49. Driving the ascent were original movie premieres and three back-to-back hours of Unsung and Unsung Hollywood, Hollywood Divas and Born Again Virgin on Wednesdays.

August was Velocity’s highest-ever delivering month for Total Day in Persons and M24-54, P/M18-49, HHs and M18+, and marked 46 straight months of year-over-year delivery growth in primetime for HHs and M18+.

TV PLAYBACK RANK, based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day rating for the week of 8/17/15
Program/Live+SD A18-49 US AA%/Live+7 US AA
Under the Dome
(CBS) .8, 1/5
Big Brother Thurs. (CBS) 2.0, 2.7
The Whispers (ABC) .5, 1.1
Bachelor In Paradise Sun. (FOX) 1.3, 1.9
Bachelor in Paradise Mon. (CBS) 1.5, 2.1
Zoo (CBS) .9, 1.5
Big BrotherSun. (CBS) 2.0, 2.6
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 2.3, 2.9
Rookie Blue (ABC) .6, 1.1
Mistresses (ABC) .8, 1.3
Big BrotherWed. (CBS) 2.1, 2.6
MasterChef (Fox) 1.4, 1.9
Last Comic Standing (NBC) 1.1, 1.6
America’s Got Talent Wed. (NBC) 1.6, 2.1
Source: The Nielsen Company DVR playback rankers, based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).

SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of August 30, 2015 Program, Date, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.)
6948, 73, 95, 81285
Today Show (NBC)
1260, 460,2, 8505
The Tonight Show (NBC)
881, 202, 4, 10188
On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (Fox News)
783, 230, 3, 1326
Entertainment Tonight (CBS/synd)
754, 490, 2, 4494
Good Morning America (ABC)
703, 582, 1, 7731
The Kelly File (Fox News)
582, 83, 7, 2713
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
551, 418, 1, 2138
The 700 Club (CBN/synd)
499, 78, 6, 1408
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
498, 323, 2, 3799
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 TWITTER TV TOP TEN for the week of August 31, 2015
Program, Date, Unique Audience (000), Tweets (000)
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA)
8/31, 1802, 160
Mr. Robot (USA) 9/2,
1123, 41
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1) 8/31,
1009, 159
Big Brother (CBS) 9/3,
969, 115
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 8/31,
888, 22
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 9/6,
859, 33
Awkward. (MTV) 8/31,
810, 25
America’s Got Talent (NBC), 9/1,
649, 35
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Houston Texans (HBO) 9/1,
626, 11
Scream (MTV) 9/1,
610, 87
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.

Friday A18-49 Analysis: ABC had the most A18-49 viewers Friday with 0.9/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Shark Tank topped 8p with 1.0/4, followed by .8/3 for Univison’s Amores con Trampa. ABC kept the lead at 9p with 1.0/4 for another Shark Tank, versus .9/4 for Uni’s Lo Imperdonable. Telemundo jumped to first at 10p with 1.1/4 for Senor de los Cielos; NBC’s Dateline Classic was right behind with 1.0/4.

A18-49: ABC .9/4, NBC .8/3, UNI .8/3, TELE .7/3, CBS .5/2, FOX .5/2, CW .3/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, September 4, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.0/
Elementary [r] 2.2/4, Hawaii Five-0 [r] 3.0/6, Blue Bloods [r] 3.6/7
NBC 2.4/5
America’s Got Talent [r] 2.1/4, Dateline NBC 2.9/6
ABC: 2.9/6
Shark Tank [r] 2.7/5, Shark Tank [r] 2.9/6, 20/20 3.0/6
Univision: 1.2/2
Amores con Trampa 1.1/2, Lo Imperdonable
[r] 1.4/3, Yo No Creo en los Hombres 1.1/2
FOX .9/2
MasterChef [r] 1.1/2, Gotham [r] .8/1
Telemundo: 1.0/2
Avenida Brasil 0.7/1, Bajo el Mismo Cielo .9/2, Senor de los Cielos 1.3/3
CW: 0.8/1
Masters of Illusion [r] 0.8/2, Who’s Line Is It Anyway [r] 0.6/1, Penn & Teller: Fool Us [r] .8/2
ION: 0.6/1
Law & Order 0.6/1, Law & Order 0.6/1, Law & Order 0.6/1


Laura Fleury was elevated to Senior Vice President, Development & Programming for LMN. Fleury has been with A+E Networks for over 15 years.

David Liddiment was appointed non-executive Chairman of FremantleMedia UK. Liddiment will support and advise interim CEO Richard Holloway, as well as the Managing Directors of FMUK labels.

My Entertainment named David Auerbach to the newly-created role of Vice President, International. Most recently, Auerbach served as President of Rive Gauche Television.

Andrew Stearn is joining Working Title Television U.S. as President of Television. Stearns previously served as President of Television for John Wells Productions.

Digital creative studio Click 3X added Camille Geier as Executive Producer. Geier brings with her a partnership with Rodeo FX, where she was previously Executive Producer.

Andrew Regal has been promoted to Global Head, Wall Street Journal Video. Regal had been Sr. Executive Producer of WSJ Video.

The Door Marketing Group named Karen Versoza Kavanagh as Executive Director and Chief of Staff. Most recently, Versova Kavanagh was Vice President of Public Relations at WE tv.

Abrams Artists Agency hired Liz Hart for its alternative programming and digital media division. Previously, Hart represented talent with Napoli Management Group.


British actress Judy Carne died September 4. She was 76. Carne was best known for her “sock-it-to-me” role on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.

This Day in History:
1850 – California became the 31st state.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: In an episode of which short-lived sitcom did a giant turkey kidnap someone? Aptly named Woops! (1992). Kudos to: David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA.

Today’s Trivia: Which sitcom brothers tried to keep an alligator in the toilet? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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JOB OPENING: SENIOR DESIGNER/Nickelodeon/NYC: Conceptualize/execute Nickelodeon Live Action’s Off-Air Property designs that translate the attitude & values of the brand & properties. BA deg pref’d. Approx 5 yrs design/advertising exp. Full info/apply HERE (9/10) 

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL STRATEGY/CMA/Nashville: Dvlp, mng & oversee the execution & reporting of all digital marketing initiatives. Min 7-10 yrs exp dig mktg, music or ent pref’d. EOE Resume: [email protected] View full job HERE (9/10) 

JOB OPENING: LOCAL SPOT AE/ION/NY: Launching spot sales in major east coast mrkts. Experience-agency relationships a MUST. Rare opp to launch TV ad sales with MAJOR established media company. Min 5 yrs exp. EOE See full ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com (9/10)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNING COORD/GSTV/NYC: Be part of pre-proposal, mid & post-launch responsibilities for every advertising campaign on the GSTV network. 1-3 yrs sales coordination, or media planning/buying experience, BA/BS Deg. Full info/apply HERE (9/10) 

JOB OPENING: ADVERTISING DIRECTOR/Ellen DeGeneres Show/Burbank: Drive sales for Ellen DeGeneres’ Digital Properties focusing on a specific list of target accts/agencies. Min 4 yrs exp digital media sales w/in ent/media co or ad agency. Resume HERE (9/10)

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS ANALYST- PRODUCTION SERVICES/A+E Networks/Stamford CT: Implement tech solutions thru assessment, testing and validation of IT solutions in Production. Must have Production background. Full Info/Apply: HERE (9/10)

JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMING CLERK LATINO/NYC: Asst in the scheduling of Latino music channels and/or video content using Music Master across multiple platforms. Strong kwldg of diff. Latino genres, computer literate. Apply directly online: HERE (9/10)

JOB OPENING: SOCIAL PRODUCER, CNBC PRI/EAST COAST: The primary responsibility of the Social Media Producer of Prime is to engage with audiences around Prime television shows. At least 3 yrs experience in the social space. Full info/apply HERE (9/10) 

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PROGRAM STRATEGY & ANALYSIS/Viacom/NYC: Min 8+ yrs TV Prgrmng/Acquisitions & Prgrmng Rsch exp at TV Ntwrk w/robust understanding of cable & ind trends a must. Stellar negotiation/presentation skills a must. Full info/apply HERE (9/10) 

JOB OPENING: CONSUMER MARKETING COORDINATOR/VH1/NY: Maternity leave cover. Asst in execution of consumer marketing plans incl job reqs,trafficking + internal mktg. Provide admin support to consumer marketing team. BA + 1-2 yrs exp. Resume HERE (9/10)

JOB OPENING: UNIT PUBLICIST (Nat’l Synd Talk Show)/Summerdale Productions/Culver City CA: Resp for daily consumer publicity efforts & dvlpng/implementing episodic PR strategies to drive tune-in. 5 yrs exp TV PR req’d. Excl writing/verbal/interpersonal skills. Resume to: [email protected] (9/10)

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].

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN/Norwalk CT: One of 10 happiest places on the Web, says HuffPo, seeks fall interns to help find stories & edit videos. Knowledge of Final Cut 10 or Premier Pro, YouTube and Vimeo preferred. Work 2-3 days. [email protected] (9/10)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: CONTENT DEVELOPMENT INTERN/Norwalk CT: One of 10 happiest places on the Web, says HuffPo, seeks fall interns to pitch story ideas & write blog posts. Strong writing & organizational skills a must. Journalism/Comm majors preferred. Work 2-3 days/wk. [email protected] (9/10)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SOCIAL MEDIA/PR INTERN/Norwalk CT: One of 10 happiest places on the Web, says HuffPo, seeks fall interns to create social media posts, track analytics & assist w/media targeting & monitoring. Journalism/Comm & PR majors preferred. Work 2-3 days/wk. [email protected] (9/10)

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]

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


ABC: Shark Tank [r], Modern Family [r], black-ish [r], Nashville [r]
CBS: Big Brother, Extant [
CW: America’s Next Top Model, A Wicked Offer
FOX: MasterChef, Home Free [f]
NBC: America’s Got Talent, The Carmichael Show, The Carmichael Show [f], Last Comic Standing [f]
PBS: Nature [r], The Civil War [r]
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil [
r], Bajo el Mismo Cielo, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Lo Imperdonable, Yo No Creo en los Hombres

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