Friday, April 15th, 2011


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Good morning. It’s Friday, April 15, 2011, and this is your first early morning briefing. As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here

Tonight’s Premieres:
NBC: Friday Night Lights (final fifth season) at 8p
Animal Planet: Killer Outbreaks at 9p
HISTORY: American Restoration at 10p
Syfy: Sanctuary at 10p
IFC: The Whitest Kids U’ Know at 1030p

Tonight’s Finale:
HBO: The Ricky Gervais Show at 9p

Saturday’s Premieres:
A&E Network: Fix This Yard at 10a; Parking Wars at 10p & 1030p
Discovery Channel: Filthy Cities at 8p & 9p

Sunday’s Premieres:
VH1: Mob Wives at 8p; Audrina at 9p; Saddle Ranch at 930p
HBO: Game of Thrones at 10p
HISTORY: Inspector America at 10p
Investigation Discovery: On the Case with Paula Zahn at 10p
truTV: Police POV at 10p




First Quarter 2011 marked ION’s BEST QUARTER EVER
among all key demographics.

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Daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live, after being on ABC 41 years and 43 years respectively, will end their long runs after ABC announced yesterday it is replacing both soaps with two daytime lifestyle series.  All My Children will air its last episode this September while One Life to Live will remain until its final episode in January 2012.  All My Children first debuted on ABC January 15, 1970 and One Life to Live first bowed July 15, 1968. Both daytime dramas were created by Agnes Nixon. ABC will still have one daytime drama after this shuffle as General Hospital will remain on the schedule. ABC offered details on the two new live shows:

  • The Chew debuts in September and during its hour will focus on food from multiple angles such as joy, health, family, ritual, life’s moments and more.  Produced by Gordon Elliot, the executive producer behind other food series including Paula Deen’s Home Cooking and Down Home with the Neelys, The Chew will be led by five hosts, restaurateur/author Mario Batali; entertaining expert Clinton Kelly; Carla Hall; Michael Symon; and nutrition expert Daphne Oz.
  • The Revolution (wt) opens in January 2012 as a health and lifestyle transformation show hosted by a team of experts and rotating guest contributors who discuss all areas of life and relationships from home to finance to family, food and style.  Tim Gunn will lead the team along with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and Kimberley Locke, a former American Idol contestant. Each week a different woman’s five-month weight loss journey will be encapsulated in five days, with daily updates and a final reveal on Fridays.  3 Ball Productions is producing. 

Adult Swim wants more of its live-action comedy Eagleheart granting the series a second season renewal.  Chris Elliott stars as the lead, US Marshal Chris Monsanto along with Brett Gelman and Maria Thayer playing the Marshal’s sidekicks Brett and Susie.  Eagleheart is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Productions and Dakota Pictures. 

Next month, MTV2 premieres the second season of Funk Flex Full Throttle starting May 8 at 130p.  The new season gives viewers an exclusive look inside Funkmaster Flex’s urban car culture where he receives many celebrity visitors including 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Cory Gunz, Lloyd Banks, Rick Ross and more. 

Tuesday’s original series premiere of Braxton’s Family Values at 9p on WE tv delivered 420,000 W18-49 viewers and 408,000 among W25-54.  Following at 10p, WE tv also launched original series Sinbad It’s Just Family which tripled the network’s primetime average based on year-to-date in its key demos W25-54, W18-49 and W18-34. 

UPFRONT 2011: OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network

With just four months under its belt, OWN is participating in the Upfront announcing six new series:

  • Confronting … – Series documents the mediation process involving victim and offender with the hope of achieving closure.  Produced by Relativity Real.
  • I Owe You My Life – Real-life stories of everyday people who become heroes by performing death-defying actions.  Produced by Skip Film.
  • Louie Spence Dance Project – British world-renowned choreographer Louie Spence comes to Manhattan to revamp the program at Broadway Dance Center.  From Kinetic Content.
  • My Mom and Me – Series examines unusual mom-daughter relationships where normal boundaries are challenged.  Produced by Firecracker Films.
  • Sweetie Pies – Docu-series profiles former backup singer and Ikette, Robbie Montgomery as she opens a second location of her famous soul food restaurant, Sweetie Pies.  From Pilgrim Films & Television.
  • Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal – Each episode features couples who have suffered and survived infidelity in their marriages.  True Entertainment produces.

In addition at its upfront event, OWN will premiere the new series Oprah’s Encore comprised of 60 new episodes where Oprah Winfrey reminisces on the most memorable moments of her daily talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show over its 25-year run.  Oprah’s Encore will show footage of past episodes and Winfrey will offer insight into what she was thinking when the show was taped and offer fresh interviews.

OWN granted second renewals to four series: Ask Oprah’s All Stars, Enough Already! with Peter Walsh, In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman and Oprah Presents Master Class.

UPFRONT 2011: Discovery Communications Networks

Yesterday, the entire assortment of Discovery Communications’ networks presented their 2011-2011 Upfront programming at a presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.  Discovery Communications also said it will form a new network targeting upscale men called Velocity in fourth quarter this year.  Velocity is an all hi-def network designed to replace the present HD Theater network which makes Velocity available in nearly 40 million homes at launch. 

Discovery Channel: Queues up four new series

  • Penn & Teller’s Secrets of the Universe – Using amazing stunts, Penn & Teller explore the secrets of the universe by asking such questions as: can you lift a 5,000 pound car with human hair? or did ancient aboriginal Australians find a cure for snoring? Each of the six episodes offer up to ten stories with one of them a lie. A multiplatform audience will play along to guess the fake.  Produced by Discovery Studios, the series launches this fall.
  • Best in the Business – Each episode highlights three average American jobs such as shelf-stockers and sheep-shearers and pits two people in the same profession against each other in this battle of job-skill supremacy.
  • Swamp Brothers – Brothers Robbie Keszey, an exotic animal expert and Stephen Keszey, a former city guy learning the trade, team to run the Glades Herp Farms, Florida’s largest reptile sanctuary and dealership. 
  • Life on a Wire – Series centers on Nik Wallenda, part of a seven generation family of daredevils and circus performers.

Returning series for Discovery Channel: Deadliest Catch, American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Man vs. Wild, Mythbusters, Man Woman Wild, Dual Survival, Storm Chasers, Auction Kings, Hogs Gone Wild, Swamp Loggers and American Loggers.  Discovery Channel will also continue with its annual Shark Week during the summer.

TLC: The network serves up more shows falling in the topics relevant to its viewers: matrimony, food and family.  New series and pilots include:

  • Baby’s First Day – Series goes inside the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Maternity Ward in Nashville, where every day the life-changing event of childbirth is witnessed.  Premiering 2Q 2011.
  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings UK (wt) – Network acquired this hit docu-series from the UK produced by Firecracker Films.  Series documents the community of gypsies living in Britain around their cultural traditions of a wedding.  Premiering 2Q 2011.
  • Gypsyville (wt) – Also produced by Firecracker Films, TLC commissioned this series in development examining the lives of gypsies and travellers in America.  Premiering 1Q 2012.
  • Extreme Christmas Trees (wt) – Series travels to cities and towns to view the most extremely decorated trees ever created. Debuts 4Q 2011.
  • Extreme Couponing – “Super couponers” share their pursuit of extraordinary deals.  Series premiered this 2Q.
  • Homecoming (wt) – Billy Ray Cyrus will host this series witnessing soldiers reuniting with their loved ones. Debuts 3Q 2011.
  • I Kid with Brad Garrett – One-hour series hosted by Brad Garrett documents the funny and surprising answers from kids as Garrett talks to them about many subjects from politics to religion.  Premiering 2Q 2011.
  • NY Ink – Newest series in the franchise features Ami James as he exits Miami to set up a tattoo shop in New York City.  Premieres 2Q 2011.
  • Pawn Queens – Previously announced new series featuring Minda and Nikki who operate a pawn shop catering to women located outside of Chicago. Premieres 2Q 2011.
  • Off the Rez – Native American mother and daughter leave the Reservation to pursue the daughter’s dream of winning a scholarship and becoming a basketball star. Debuts 2Q 2011.
  • Randy to the Rescue – Former star of Say Yes to the Dress, Randy Fenoli will travel to different cities in a truck packed with wedding dresses and Randy will help numerous brides-to-be find the perfect dress and their entire “head to hem” look.  One-hour series rolls out in 2012.
  • Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids – Filmed at Bridals by Lori, each episode showcases three bridal parties in varying stages of finding the right gowns for all.  Debuts 3Q 2011.
  • Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best – Half-hour series features Randy Fenoli as he presents his top ten tips on a variety of bridal related categories. Premieres 2Q 2011.
  • Spouse vs. House – Makeover series with a twist where one half of the couple moves out, leaving their partner to design and make all DIY decisions by themselves. Premieres 2Q 2011.

Animal Planet: Known as the “Surprisingly Human” network, Animal Planet introduces many new series and brings back 12 shows.
New series:

  • Detroit Animal Tattoo (wt) – Detroit-based Tom Renshaw, a world-famous tattoo artist specializes in photo-realistic wildlife tattoos.
  • Finding Bigfoot – Four eccentric and passionate members of the Bigfoot Field Research Organization attempt to find the elusive Bigfoot.
  • Hillbilly Handfishin’ – Previously announced series follows hillbilly Skipper Bivins as catches catfish using no fishing rods or hooks.
  • Lion Kings of Las Vegas (wt) – Las Vegas family, the Fercos raise and train big cats to entertain audiences.
  • My Extreme Animal Phobia – One-hour series explores how animals can be a source of fear for some people.
  • Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer – Ned Bruha based in Tulsa, Oklahoma humanely captures wild animals that have invaded people’s homes.
  • Rat Busters NYC (wt) – New York’s toughest exterminators Jimmy Tallman and Michael Morales of Magic Pest Control deal with major rat infestations in the Big Apple.
  • Romance Is Dead (wt) – Based in Romance, Arkansas is a taxidermy shop where people bring their beloved pets to be preserved for all time by taxidermist Daniel Ross.
  • Saved – Series recounts true stories where animals have saved people’s lives though not in the traditional way.
  • Swamp City – A team known as Venom One battles snakes, alligators, lizards and more found in yards in South Florida.
  • Sweet Avenger (wt) – Previously announced new series featuring vegan baker and owner of Vegan Treats, Danielle Konya.
  • Tanked (wt) – Previously announced new series follows two brothers-in-law as they operate the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the US.

Animal Planet also introduces the six-part reality web series, Dog Park highlighting a diverse cast of opinionated people during their daily excursions to a busy dog park in New York City.

Animal Planet brings back a dozen series: Confessions: Animal Hoarding, Dogs 101/Cats 101/Pets 101, Fatal Attractions, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, Infested!, It’s Me of the Dog: Season 4, Monsters Inside Me, Must Love Cats, Pit Boss, Pit Bulls & Parolees: Season 3, River Monsters: Season 4 and Whale Wars: Season 4.

Investigation Discovery: For the new upcoming season, the network takes on the motto “So Successful … it’s Criminal” and debuts several new original series including the network’s first docu-soap:
Big Law: Deputy Butterbean – Series features former super heavyweight boxer, Eric Esch who fought under the name of Butterbean and now serves as a deputy in his hometown in Alabama.

Investigation Discovery’s new original series:

  • Real Crime/Reel Story (wt) – Series uncovers the truth behind popular crime-and-justice movies.
  • Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (wt) – A veteran homicide investigator in Colorado, Kenda relates vivid memories of murders that he investigated that still haunt him.
  • Real Streets Miami (wt) – Viewers get an inside look at all the crazy local criminals operating in Miami.
  • Hostage: Do or Die (wt) – Series offers a collection of stories told from the perspective of the hostage negotiators, victims, witnesses and sometimes the criminals themselves.
  • Hunting Justice with M. William Phelps (wt) – Two criminal investigators attempt to piece together a killer’s profile by reconstructing their crimes.
  • Crimes of Passion (wt) – True stories of ultimate betrayal where sociopaths and manipulators masquerade as charming and harmless love interests.
  • Deadly Sins – True stories of everyday people who commit sinful crimes.
  • Unraveled: Countdown to a Kill – Suspenseful series tells of the fateful relationship between a killer and a victim as their paths intertwine.

Investigation Discovery returns a slew of original series: Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, Disappeared, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Stalked: Someone’s Watching, Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, I (Almost) Got Away With It, Nothing Personal, Sins & Secrets, The Will: Family Secrets Revealed, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, Behind Mansion Walls, I Married a Mobster, Cuff Me If You Can, Facing Evil, Cops & Coyotes, FBI: Criminal Pursuit, Nightmare Next Door, I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks, Deadly Women, Wicked Attraction and Devil You Know.

SCIENCE : Soon after rebranding with a new name, logo and on-air look, SCIENCE presents four new series for the 2011-2012 season:

  • Prophets of Science Fiction – One-hour, eight-episode series hosted by Ridley Scott who reveals the secrets of science fiction’s founding fathers such as Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry among others. Premieres 4Q 2011.
  • Agent of Invention – Series features the man who can make a backyard inventor’s dreams come true.  Premieres 2Q 2012.
  • Will Wright Future Project – Gaming genius Will Wright goes back and forth in time to see the effects of important events in our collective history.  Premieres 3Q 2012.
  • Weird Travel – Series exposes some of the strangest subcultures found anywhere. Premieres in 2012.

SCIENCE brings back a number of series:

  • An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List – A second season with eight one-hour episodes featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as they send their reluctant friend Karl Pilkington to experience adventures.  Series produced for SCIENCE by RiSK Productions and Mentorn International. Premiers 1Q 2012.
  • Meteorite Men – Season three continues to follow meteorite hunters, Geoff and Steve during eight one-hour episodes.  Debuts 4Q 2011.
  • How It’s Made – Season 11 with 26 half-hour episodes rolls out in 4Q 2011.
  • Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman – A third season explores the deepest mysteries of existence with host Morgan Freeman. Premieres 3Q 2012.
  • Mantracker – A sixth season returns 3Q 2012.

Discovery Fit & Health: The network announced its slate for the 2011-2012 season:

  • Dr. G Medical Examiner – A sixth season with six one-hour episodes follows Jan “Dr. G” Garavaglia as she investigates mysterious case files.  Produced by Atlas Media.
  • My Secret Body – Series with 12 half-hour episodes enters the emotional journey of people who cannot accept themselves and their bodies.
  • Bizzare ER – Series reveals shocking and remarkable real-life emergency room cases. Series with 40 half-hour episodes is produced by Maverick Television.
  • Teen Tamer – Behavioral specialist Lorrine Marer works with challenging teens.  Series with five one-hour episodes is from talkback Thames.
  • My Teen’s A Nightmare: I’m Moving Out – Overwrought parents catch a break when teen expert Sarah Newton moves in for four days to straighten out belligerent teens.  ITV Studios is behind this eight-episode one-hour series.



Big Stars. Big Reunions. Big Apple.
The 2011 TV Land Awards
in New York City!
Featuring John Travolta, Bill Cosby, and Michael J. Fox, with the casts of
Welcome Back Kotter, The Cosby Show, and Family Ties, a cast reunion
of The Facts of Life, a tribute to TV legend Regis Philbin, a musical
performance by Daryl Hall and John Oates, and much more!
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Nearing the end of its first season on CBS, the action/drama series Hawaii Five-O was acquired by TNT.  Hawaii Five-O will begin airing on TNT in summer 2014.  TNT made a deal for the off-net rights to Hawaii Five-O with CBS Television Distribution (CTD).  CBS’ The Mentalist also joins TNT’s lineup later this year. 



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Broadcast Morning News Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (week of April 4, 2011)
NBC: Today 5.37 million total viewers; 2.0/14 and 2.43 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 4.80 million total viewers; 1.4/10 and 1.78 million A25-54
CBS: Early Show 2.59 million total viewers; 0.8/6 and 1.05 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Broadcast Late-Night Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (week of April 4, 2011)
ABC: Nightline 3.90 million total viewers; 1.3 and 1.57 million A25-54; 0.9 and 1.19 million A18-49
NBC: Tonight Show 3.72 million total viewers; 1.2 and 1.51 million A25-54; 0.9 and 1.20 million A18-49
CBS: Late Show 3.61 million total viewers; 1.3 and 1.59 million A25-54; 0.9 and 1.91 million A18-49
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis:   FOX continued to lead Wednesday night delivering a 6.2/17 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen.  American Idol on FOX controlled the 8p hour with a 7.0/21 and CBS posted a 3.1/9 for Survivor: Redemption Island in second place.  FOX carried the 9p hour too, with an average of American Idol and Breaking In at 5.4/14, with CBS’ Criminal Minds in #2 at 3.5/9 and the average of ABC’s Modern Family and new sitcom Happy Endings in third with a 3.4/9 (the premiere of Happy Endings delivered a solo 2.8/7 at 930p).  CBS made it to #1 with Criminal Minds during 10p at 2.6/7 followed by ABC with the average of Happy Endings and Modern Family at 2.1/6.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, April 13, 2011  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 10.7/17       American Idol 12.7/20, Breaking In 4.5/7

CBS: 7.2/12           Survivor: Redemption Island 6.6/11, Criminal Minds 8.6/13, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 6.5/11

ABC: 4.1/6           The Middle 3.9/7, Better With You 3.2/5, Modern Family 5.8/9, Happy Endings [p] 4.7/7, Happy Endings 3.7/6, Modern Family [r] 3.0/5

NBC: 2.4/4           Minute To Win It 2.0/3, Minute To Win It [r] 1.8/3, Law & Order: SVU [r] 3.2/5

UNIV: 2.0/3         Teresa 2.0/3, Triunfo del Amor 2.1/4

CW: 1.1/2            America’s Next Top Model 1.4/2, Shedding for the Wedding 0.8/1

ION: 0.8/1           Without a Trace 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/1

TELE: 0.8/1          Futbol Estelar: Toluca vs. Chivas 0.4/1, La Reina del Sur 1.5/3

TF: 0.3/0             Futbol Liga Mexicana Wed 0.1/0, India 0.5/1

A18-49:  FOX 6.2/17, CBS 3.0/8, ABC 2.3/6, UNIV 1.4/4, NBC 1.1/3, TELE 0.8/2, CW 0.7/2, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1



Television producer Lauren Feldman joins Entertainment Studios, Inc. to produce the weekly half-hour series, The Young Icons.  The E/I hi-def series aims at children/tweens age 13-16. 

Doug Rousso appointed to the newly-minted position of CTO with the CBS Corporation.  Doug supervises all infrastructure technologies across all of CBS’ business assets.  He begins his new position next Monday, reporting to Joseph Ianniello, EVP/CFO, CBS Corporation. 

Interpublic Group announced Matt Freeman joins McCann Erickson in the new role as Vice-Chair, Global Chief Innovation Officer where he will report to Nick Brien, Chairman/CEO, McCann Worldgroup.

Laura Molen added to Univision Communications Inc. as SVP/Network Sales where she will work in tandem with Trisha Pray and Carlos Deschapelles, both serving as SVPs/Network Sales.  Based in New York, Laura will report to Maelia Macin, EVP/Network Sales.

The Inspiration Networks hired Kathy Koske as Director/Sales from the TV Guide Network.


Braxton Family Values
The #1 show of the night.

WE tv’s new original hit series Braxton Family Values was
the #1 show of the night among all women’s networks.

“Watch your back, Kardashians!” – US Weekly
Click here for a Braxton Family Values sneak peek

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+SD. 4/12/11. WE tv – Braxton Family Values (9:01p-10:01p) vs ad-supp cable TCs 8p-11p. W18-49 & W25-54 (000s). Women’s nets incl: Lif, Oxy Brav, E!, TLC. Subj to quals upon request.

Friday Fun Fact:  Zachary Taylor, formerly a professional soldier, never voted. He didn’t even vote in the election that elected him U.S. President (1849-1850).

This day in History:   1955 – Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s restaurant chain.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  Who drank the protein drink Veggie-Boy?  WOODY BOYD on CHEERS  Kudos to: Randy Ingram-WRBL/Columbus; Cindy McFaden-Comcast Spotlight/Fredricksburg; Melissa Pattillo-Initiative/Atlanta; Monica Carffa-The Radio Agency/Media PA; Brian Riker-Marketing Architects/CTZ; Tom Boyd-WGN/Chicago; Laura DeLeon-KCBD/Lubbock; Sarah McGrail-Encore Hollywood/LA; Ken Dubow-Opus Distribution/LA; David Schneider-GroupM Motion/Santa Monica; Bob Matthews-Longfellow Entertainment/Santa Monica; Mackenzie Lush-Entertainment One Television/Toronto

Today’s Trivia Question: This famous map has several places noted on it including Reno, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe and Carson City.  What is the central point of this map?    (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)

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JOB OPENING: Licensing Coordinator/NYC: Kids Ed TV co. seeks college grad w/strong verbal & written comm skills/organiz’l & computer skills/high initiative Fax cover letter/resume to 212-764-7275 (4/16)

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].

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING/CHEER CHANNEL/LA/AUSTIN: Ideal opp to learn and manage social media platforms increase traffic, syndicate video content. 2-3 days per wk; Stipend. info: [email protected] (4/22)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP  CREDITS ONLY:  ENTERTAINMENT FIRM/NYC: 15-25 hrs wkly. Fluent read/write Chinese reqd. Fluent read/write English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (put “Internship” in subject). (4/20)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP  CREDITS ONLY:   Established TV production company is seeking to fill its Student Spring Internship Program: hard worker, attentive to detail, and background/interest in TV PRODUCTION. Contact JL Rivera: Email [email protected] (4/20)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  MKTG/ADVERTISING MAJOR/Spanish-Language Television Network/NYC Sales Department, learn marketing and all ad sales functions. EMAIL RES: [email protected]  (4/20)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  Summer internship at Clarion New Media/Chicago, . Must be a self-starter with a passion for sales. Role involves cold calling and closing deals. Resumes: to [email protected] (4/20)

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]

SITUATION WANTED: MANAGER/DIRECTOR FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS/LA. 10+ yrs exp in corporate entertainment finance. Extensive background in financial budgeting, planning, modeling and executive presentations. [email protected] (4/22)

SITUATION WANTED: AGENT’S ASSISTANT in publishing, film, or TV. Seeking entry-junior level position, B.A., English & Film, 2+ years publishing industry experience w/ literary agents. Contact [email protected] (4/22)

SITUATION WANTED: PRIME TIME EMMY DOCUMENTARY, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER in L.A. Credits: National Geo, PBS, Discovery, History CH, TLC and MSNBC. Contact email: [email protected] (4/21)

SITUATION WANTED: AGENT’S ASSISTANT in publishing, film, or TV. Seeking entry-junior level position, B.A., English&Film, 2+ years publishing industry experience w/ literary agents. Contact [email protected] (4/21)

SITUATION WANTED: HIRED PEN (MA/NY) will write new words or make old ones prettier. Written for travel guides, textbooks, blogs, and job ads.Two Harvard degrees. Rates vary by coolness of project. Google me. [email protected] (4/20)

SITUATION WANTED: ADVERTISING SALES PLANNER/NY: 6 yrs exp in building/customizing client pckgs/avails, campaign posting/ADU delivery recaps, PowerPoint/Excel proficient, market updates and special sales projects. [email protected] (4/20)

SITUATION WANTED: ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING/LA:  Entertainment marketer with 8+ years of experience looking for my next opportunity. Full-time or freelance welcome. Can work locally or remote. Email for resume. [email protected]   (4/20)

SITUATION WANTED: CREATIVE MEDIA MIND Seeking to assist, Entry- Junior level positions, B.A. & Communications/Media background, 3-5 years of experience domestically & internationally. NY based. Please contact, [email protected] (4/19)

SITUATION WANTED: MEDIA RELATIONS/PRODUCER(NY/NJ/PA) : 7 yrs Exp producing TV news seeking FT position outside of the newsroom in Media Relations/PR/Producer role. Track record of success. Email: [email protected] (4/19)

SITUATION WANTED: ACCOUNTING/FINANCE – 20+ yrs. experience in TV Broadcasting &Cable. Seeking FT/PT or Temp-to-Perm position: [email protected] (4/16)

SITUATION WANTED: Jeanne Intile Burns, Voice-Over Artist, Cell: 845-721-9681, E-Mail: [email protected], Web Links to Hear My Voice: , and (4/16)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203.381.9096 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email [email protected] for specs.



ABC:   Shark Tank, Primetime:  What Would You Do?, 20/20
AZTECA:  Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS:  CHAOS, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods [R]
CW:   Smallville, Supernatural
FOX:  Kitchen Nightmares, Fringe
ION:  Without a Trace, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds
NBC:  Friday Night Lights [p], Dateline NBC
PBS:  Washington Week, Need to Know, Masterpiece Classic
TELE: Aurora, Los Herederos del Monte, La Reina del Sur
UNIV: Teresa, Triunfo del Amor

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