10/30/17: Anthony Bourdain trashes unnamed Hollywood mogul

Based on the book by Martha Raddatz, The Long Road Home tells the story of “Black Sunday,” when a platoon of soldiers were ambushed in Sadr City on April 4, 2004. The show offers viewers a look at the experience of war from two fronts — the terror-filled streets of Sadr City where soldiers face an unexpected attack with bravery, and the home front where families are desperate for news of their loved ones and discover their own courage. The Long Road Home premieres Tuesday November 7 at 9/8c.
The best in digital are gathering in NYC…Will you join them?
The Annual Cynopsis Digital Luncheon: Awarding Model D Winners and “It List” Honorees
NOV. 10 | 12pm – 2pm | TriBeca’s ThreeSixty° in NYC
Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the ultimate celebration of digital execs and top industry innovators. 41 Digital “It List” Honorees, 71 Model D Finalists and 7 celebrity presenters make for a one-of-a-kind Digital Awards Reception with UNLIMITED networking opportunities.

ABC gave a put pilot commitment to Neighbors of North Sycamore, from writer Ryan Raddatz (The Crazy Ones) and Kapital Entertainment. Comedy follows a couple who buy their first house and find out all their street’s drama plays out on a secret Facebook page.
The alphabet net is also developing Man of the House, from The Jackal Group, ABC Studios and Simpson Street. Family comedy was created and written by Frank Pines (Baby Daddy). And a comedy co-written by and starring standup comedian Taylor Tomlinson is in the pipeline; project at ABC Studios comes from Casey Johnson and David Windsor (The Real O’Neals).
The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco launched a production company, Yes Norman Productions. With a multi-year deal at Big Bang home Warner Bros. Television, Cuoco will develop original TV projects.
Chasers, based on the bestseller, is in development at CBS. Cop drama from Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles), Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Television Studios follows a renegade vigilante law enforcement unit.
Dramedy Make Divya Great Again, from Devanshi Patel (black-ish), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and CBS Television Studios, is in development at the CW. Story follows an American-Indian woman who ditches her arranged marriage.
The lack of consensus in social-audience measurement “is killing our industry right now,” says Tania Yuki, CEO and founder of Shareablee. For Yuki’s insights on how to set standards of measurement, how “off” numbers are now and which metrics matter most, check out the new Cynsiders.
ABC gave a straight-to-series order go The Rookie, starring and exec produced by Nathan Fillion (Castle), from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. Written by Castle EP Alexi Hawley, cop drama is based on the true story of a man who left small town life to move to LA and become a cop.
FX greenlit a pilot for Compliance, a comedy from Sarah Burgess and Scott Rudin Productions. FX Productions is the studio.
CMA signed executive producer Robert Deaton to a 5-year contract extension, keeping Deaton at the helm of the CMA Awards, CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas through 2021, the length of CMA’s deal with ABC.
Creative Artists Agency announced a start-up studio based in Vancouver. Creative Labs will be tasked with coming up with new businesses in areas including OTT, VR/AR, gaming and AI, as well as mobile, social and publishing.  
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: October 27-29, 2017
Jigsaw (Lionsgate) $16.3 million, opening weekend
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Lionsgate) $10.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $35.5 million
Geostorm (Warner Bros.) $$5.7 million (week 2), cume revenue $23.6 million
Happy Death Day (Universal) $9.4 million (week 3), cume revenue $48.4 million
Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.) $4.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $81.4 million
Thank You For Your Service (Universal) $3.7 million, opening weekend
Only the Brave (Sony) $3.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $11.9 million
The Foreigner (STX) $3.2 million (week 3), cume revenue $28.8 million
Suburbicon (Paramount) $2.8 million, opening weekend
It (Warner Bros.) $2.5 million (week 8), cume revenue $323.7 million
Source: comScore
This Weekend, We Saw Another NCM Win

We would say no tricks, just treats…but the Saw franchise is kind of known for its tricks. Jigsaw slashed its way to the top of the box office this Halloweekend, delivering NCM a 4.8 A18-34 rating.

Now here’s the treat – with America’s Movie Network , you get unbeatable original content, Millennial reach, and movie audience data that will help you reach your GRP ghouls. Goals, we mean goals.

Noovie. Always entertaining.

AXS TV greenlit music series Trunkfest with Eddie Trunk, premiering in 2018. Eight-parter hosted by the music historian features Trunk traveling the country interviewing bands and visiting festivals.
Hodges Half Dozen premieres on TLC Tuesday, November 7 at 10p. Docu-series follows a small-town Texas family that becomes super-sized with the birth of quintuplets.
Justice Network nabbed the rights to Rescue 911, hosted by William Shatner. True crime series, which aired on CBS from 1989-1996, will air weekdays at 5p starting today.
Which was your favorite TV show about witches? Let us know in the Cynopsis poll (Halloween edition): http://cynopsis.com/poll/.
Lavell Crawford: Home for the Holidays premieres Friday, November 3 at 10p on Showtime. Stand-up comedy special was filmed in Crawford’s hometown of St. Louis.
Add Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and P!nk and Keith Urban to the collaborations for the 51st Annual CMA Awards, airing Wednesday, November 8 on ABC. An opening collaboration will include Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Urban and more.
Along with our friends at Situation Interactive, we’re inviting you to participate in a survey about today’s digital media landscape. As a thank you for your time, you’ll be entered to win 2 tickets to a performance of Hamilton on Broadway in NYC on 12/2/17. Deadline to complete is 11/4, so take it today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XHLZ2VP
Cartoon Network announced two celebrities joining the all-star line-up of local talent re-voicing a Powerpuff Girls role. Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon will voice of Bliss for the Middle East and the UK, respectively, completing a line-up of 15 celebs across international markets lending their voices to the fourth Powerpuff Girl, who appears in a 5-episode special entitled The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four.
Fox Sports is planning for nine 6-second spots during the Thanksgiving Day game between the Vikings and the Lions. The ads will be incorporated into natural breaks for a “seamless” experience for viewers, promised the net, appearing in a format that allows football fans to follow action on the field while the ads run.
Digital studio New Form premiered three shorts at at the Austin Film Festival: Love Me Do, created by actor/comedian Gaby Dunn and starring Julie Lake (Orange is the New Black) and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!); Small Talkcreated by director/screenwriter Becca Gleason and starring Nicholas Bruan  (How to be Single); and Press Startcreated by producer/director Evan Beamer and Dave Child. “At New Form, we validate our creative choices and build communities through data-informed testing to develop and incubate content for specific online audiences, like these three pilots,” said Kathleen Grace, CEO at New Form.

Following the debut screening of these three properties, Stacey Crawford from New Form’s development team and the project creators discussed how big ideas -in the form of pilots- are developed from inception to screen.

“At New Form, we validate our creative choices and build communities through data-informed testing to develop and incubate content for specific online audiences, like these three pilots,” said Kathleen Grace, CEO at New Form. “It’s exciting to develop and produce content that truly represents our audiences and their diverse perspectives.“
Jeff Kober (Sully) landed a recurring role on CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles as a man from Hetty’s past….Nadine Nicole is set to recur on season 3 of Syfy’s The Expanse as a lowly tech with a dark secret….Fred Armisen (Portlandia) will appear in a story arc on season 4 of Fox’s Last Man on Earth, reports TVLine.

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Game 4 of the World Series on Fox scored a 10.6/20 in metered market ratings, to tie for the best Game 4 result in metered market numbers since 2009. The game broke the Dodgers’ 2-game losing streak, to tie the World Series 2-2.
The week after a preemption, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday hit a season low 1.8/7 among A18-49, but still tied NBC’s Will & Grace to top entertainment programs in the demo. Fox’s The Orville rose two tenths to 1.2, its highest Thursday rating to date.
The simulcast of the 2017 Latin American Music Awards on Telemundo and Universo averaged 2.32 million total viewers and 1.18 million A18-49, according to Nielsen. Pre-show delivered 1.78 million total viewers and 806,00 in the demo.
AMC’s The Walking Dead returned for its 100th episode and season 8 premiere as the #1 show on television for its sixth consecutive season, delivering 15 million total viewers, 9.3 million A25-54 and 8.8 million A18-49 in Live+3 ratings. The two-hour special episode of Talking Dead delivered 5 million total viewers, 2.9 million A25-54 and 2.7 million A18-49.


Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, October 26, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 10.68 million
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff 6.61, Thursday Night Football 11.36
FOX: 3.52 million
Gotham 2.87, The Orville 4.18
NBC: 5.39 million
Superstore 4.61, The Good Place 3.97, Will & Grace 6.79, Great News 3.87, Chicago Fire 6.55
ABC: 5.37 million
Grey’s Anatomy 7.67, Scandal 4.88, How to Get Away with Murder 3.56
CW: 1.64 million
Supernatural 1.93, Arrow 1.34
TELEMUNDO 1.43 million
Latin AMA Pre-Show 1.258, Latin American Music Awards 1.52
UNIVISION: 1.15 million
Enamorandome de Ramon .94, Mi Marido tie Familia 1.22, Caer en Tentacion .99
Thursday A18-49: CBS 3.1/13, NBC 1.3/5, ABC 1.3/5, FOX 1.0/4, TELE .8/4, UNI .6/2, CW .6/2
Netflix promoted Jessica Neal to Chief Talent Officer. Neal worked at the streaming service from 2006-2013, moved to become head of HR at Coursera, then returned to Netflix earlier this year.
A+E Networks appointed Richard Tulk-Hart as Managing Director, International Content Sales. Previously, Tulk-Hart served as SVP and Head of International for Miramax.
Film editor Raul Davalos died October 23 of a brain tumor. He was 62. Davalos’ television credits include Empire and Gilmore Girls. “Raul set the tone for the entire Empire family, which is filled with such great warm-hearted people,” posted Ishae Setton, another editor on the Fox drama, on Facebook.


This Day in History:  1888 – John J. Loud patented the ballpoint pen.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which actor got his start in television as a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln? Tom Hanks. Kudos to: Rory Rosengarten-The Conversation Company/Roslyn, NY, Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota, FL, Rochelle Schaeffer-JPMorgan/Ossining, NY, Paco Correa-Pacovision Transcreative/NYC, Matthew Ferea/McGarry Bowen/Chicago, Patti Rodriguez-Sinclair Broadcast Group/Colorado Springs, Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Cape Girardeau, MO, Dan Whitford-WTTW/Chicago, Amy Kessler-Oakland Symphony/Oaklands, CA, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista/ CA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank,
Today’s Trivia Question: What job does The Munsters’ (1964-1966) Herman take on to raise money for Eddie’s college education?  (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: I Who Think Loving Water Jest Hotel = Last Night With John Oliver. Kudos to: Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Synda Kollman/Deerfield Beach, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
1980s Series Anagram: Hugely Flat (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: MEDIA BUYER, TV/BPM/LA: Responsible for DR media buying, planning and analysis across all clients. Self-starter, good communication skills a must. Proficient in Excel & PP. Team player with good understanding of media and performance marketing. Resume HERE (11/4)

JR PRODUCER/WRITER/EDITOR/ION/Clearwater Beach, FL: Responsible for producing, writing and editing all on-air promotions. Responsible for conception, writing/producing/editing episodic & movie promotional material for mult properties. BA deg comms or related fieldExp w/non-linear editing. Full info/apply HERE (11/3)

JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING /TV ONE/Silver Spring/DC: Responsible for developing and managing TV One’s consumer marketing and promotional campaigns. Strategic thinker w/ minimum 5-8 yr exp in network TV mktg. Strong knwlg African American demographic a +. Full info/apply HERE (11/3)
JOB OPENING: VP MEDIA & CAMPAIGN PLANNING /BET/NYC: Oversee/lead the overarching series mktg strategy across all platforms, incl show positioning, KPIs &key objectives of each plan.Define/comm strategic positioning for series & events throughout org.10+yrs holding mktg/Ad positions.Full info/apply HERE (11/3)

JOB OPENING: DR NATIONAL TV BUYER/Mediassociates/Newtown CT: Fairfield County CT Ind media plan’g, buying & analytics agency seeks buyer to execute/mng our client’s media efforts. Assess initial buy thru final reporting/reconciliation. Min 5 yrs exp as Nat’l DRTV buyer. Exc quantitative skills. Full info/apply HERE (11/3)

JOB OPENING:  MEDIA DIRECTOR, PAID SOCIAL/GLOW/NYC: Grow team to mng daily execution of campaigns for clients & work closely w/Sr leadership across mult depts to create & identify new client/business opps. 8-10 yrs exp digital media planning, as well as 3-5 yrs mngmnt exp. Full info/apply HERE   (11/2)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY /A&E/NY: Dvlp/implement effective PR strategies & publicity campaigns resulting in positive media placement. 8+ yrs. of TV prgm publicity exp. Must have background in TV – network or cable news and/or entertainment publicity . Knowledge of pop culture essential. Full info/apply HERE (11/2)

JOB OPENING: SPVR PRODUCER /45th & Dean/A+E/NY: Produce high quality digital content via A+E Digital Studio for Lifetime. 8+ yrs. of digital/TV prod exp. Extensive post prod exp essential. Apply: HERE (11/2)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC or Miami: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) Position open for NYC or Miami. Resume HERE (11/2)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PREDITOR /NBCU/CT:  Freelance Part-time to produce/edit digital videos for nationally syndicated talk shows. 2 to 3 years of work experience as an AVID Video Editor/Producer. Experience in news, entertainment, or promos & strong story telling sensibility. Resumes HERE (11/1)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL/TV SALES COORDINATOR /Univision/Chicago: Highly motivated Digital & TV Sales Coord w/ exc interpersonal skills resp to assist acct execs & mgrs w/in the sales dept w/daily acct maint in all aspects of the order process. Prior exp sales, mktg in related field or industry pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (11/1)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, RESEARCH /VICELAND/Brooklyn NY: Oversee analysis for VICELAND’S linear/digital/social performance. Report findings to programming, dev, sales, marketing and key execs. 4+ years exp in relevant TV/content analytics. Full info/apply HERE (11/1)

JOB OPENING: CONTROLLER /for LA  based  network rep firm: Broadcast minded controller to mng day to day activities & work w/CEO to build future strategies. HR & procedure compliance exp a + but not req’d. Strong knwldg of Accounting software, payroll systems, Salesforce, Quickbooks & WO. EOE. Resume HERE (11/1)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA /VICELAND/BROOKLYN/NY: Person to effectively mng social strategy across all key platforms. Mng/drive linear tune-in, engagement & social video views for max reach, relevance, & effectiveness. 3-4 yrs exp mngg social accts for a publisher or brand (ideally media/TV) Full info/apply HERE (10/31)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) 30 hrs wkly. Position open for NYC or Miami . Res HERE (10/31)

LOCAL SALES MGR /WVIT/Hartford CT: Local Sales Manager w/min 5 yrs previous broadcast/radio/print advertising experience to lead a team of Account Execs. Working knowledge of Nielsen audience data. Full info/apply HERE (10/26)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) 30 hrs wkly. Remote 2 days/wk & 1-2 days NY. Resume HERE (10/31)
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor   
CBS: Kevin Can Wait, 9JKL, Superior Donuts [p], Me, Myself &I, Scorpion  
CW: Supergirl, Valor
FOX: Lucifer, The Gifted  
NBC: The Voice, The Brave
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, American Masters, Secrets of the Dead [p]
TELEMUNDO: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: La Rosa de Guadelupe, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tantacion

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