Friday, February 17th, 2006

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TWO AND A HALF MEN

AMERICA’S #1 SITCOM with A18-49, W18-49, A25-54 & W25-54 Beating: My Name is Earl, The Office, According to Jim, The Simpsons, Scrubs and How I Met Your MotherTWO AND A HALF MEN
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CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis

02/17/06

Good morning. It’s Friday, February 17, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

The CW reached out to potential affiliates via letter this week, outlining the deal points of an affiliation with the network, including the local/national ad time in primetime as well as reverse compensation, termed in the letter as programming fees, according to Broadcasting & Cable.  As for commercial inventory, the CW plans to offer its stations 3 minutes in primetime, and 5 minutes in daytime.  All stations must run the shows in pattern and there will be no squeezing of programming or credits for promotional or sales purposes.  The CW has asked the potential affiliates to submit proposals outlining some basic terms they would agree to, such as length of affiliation, how they would help support the launch and promotion of the new network, and those pesky programming fees. 

*MORE GOOD STUFF*WB Program Change:  Check your calendars – Everwood returns to the Monday 9p time period on March 20, not the previously announced March 27.

If you’re looking for Get This Party Started on UPN Tuesday nights, you may as well give it up.  UPN has sidelined the show for the remainder of the February sweep.  Next week, the movie Black Knight has been scheduled, and the following week repeat episodes of Girlfriends and Half & Half will air 9-10p.  No word yet if Party will return next month.

2.1 million on Wednesday night between 6p-7p wanted to know what Vice President Dick Cheney had to say about the shooting accident in Texas, and Fox News’s Special Report with Brit Hume was the happy recipient of both the interview and the audience. For Special Report, it was the most watched show of the year, up from its average viewing audience of 1.5 million.

New Line Television is bringing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World back to syndication for Fall 2006 with 52 episodes.  The show in being offered on a straight barter basis, tho kicks off with a two-hour barter-free premiere.  This series last aired in syndication from 1999-2002.
 
VH1 and IFILM have ordered up six more episodes of Web Junk 20. The show airs on Fridays at 1130p, with host Patrice O’Neal, and thru the first five outings has averaged a .5 A18-49.

Amazon is looking to take on iTunes in the music download business, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The online retailer is in the throws of negotiations with several record labels, including Universal, Sony BMG, Warner Bros. and EMI, as well as with manufactures of digital music players about a new subscription-based music download service that could debut as early as this summer.  Amazon will offer music at a discounted price, or perhaps a monthly flat fee, possibly with deals similar to some mobile phone carriers, where in exchange for a long-term subscription agreement a consumer might receive an Amazon-branded digital music player.  The WSJ suggested that Samsung would be the ones to produce the branded digital players of the retailer.  Amazon is also considering providing subscribers with a device that is pre-loaded with music that would be based on a consumers previous music purchases on its website.

A Cynopsis question for you:  This time of year, between the Super Bowl and the Olympics, there are a lot of new advertising campaigns on the air – some great, some not so great.  The question is this:  Of all the TV commercials you’ve seen in your entire life, which one is your favorite above all others?  I’ll get you started.  My favorite is an old Volkswagen ad.  Black and white.  Pre-dawn, blizzard conditions.  One lone VW driving down the road.  Announce:  “Did you ever wonder how the snow plow driver gets to the snow plow?” as the VW pulls up to the snow plow garage.  Simple, clever.  You guys know TV better than anyone, so your choices will be interesting to see.  Send your pick here with TV AD in the subject line.  I’ll collect them and feed them back to you next week.

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *Fox has ordered a script of an untitled comedy project starring Canadian comedian Russell Peters, from Warner Bros. TV and Fox Broadcasting.

MTV has ordered 20 episodes of a new series called Why Can’t I Be You, where someone will get the chance to become someone else for 48 hours. Hosted by MTV’s Nick Zano, the show is expected to launch in the weekday afternoon block, per Hollywood Reporter.

CBS is looking at a new reality project called A Hero’s Welcome, with host Patrick Duffy.  This show reunites people with those that saved their lives, and shows what would have happened if the hero hadn’t happened along at just the right time. According to Variety, each episode will include two parts – the recreation of the near fatal incident, and the reunion of all involved. The project will be produced by A. Smith & Co.

Casting Notes …

NBC‘s untitled Tina Fey project, set behind-the-scenes in a weekly late night comedy show (think SNL), is in final chats with Alec Baldwin to play opposite Fey.  This would be Baldwin’s first regular TV series since ….. hang on, it was a while ago, I’ll remember it …. oh yes, Knots Landing in 1984.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Christopher Weis is named Regional Sales Manager for Spark Network Services. Weis will be responsible for all of Spark’s mobile and media services.
 
Andy Kubitz is promoted to VP/Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS, and Noriko Gee upped to Manager/Programming Planning & Scheduling. Both report to Kelly Kahl, Senior EVP/Programming Operations.
 
Jean Prewitt, Pres/CEO of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, has been elected to Chair FilmL.A.’s Board of Directors.

* RATINGS *Wednesday- A18-49 Analysis:   Fox led on Wednesday night with an overall 8.3/20 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research.  NBC was #2 with a 5.5/13, followed by ABC 4.6/11, CBS 2.9/7, Univ 1.9/5, WB 1.3/3, Tele 0.9/2, UPN 0.4/1.  At 8p Fox’s American Idol trimmed the field down to 12 women and 12 men, and considerably more than that tuned in to the tune of 11.7/29, nearly tripling NBC’s 8-9p share for the Olympics. At 9p Lost on ABC jumped out in front with a 7.6/17, three share points ahead of the Olympics. And at 10p NBC earned gold with a 6.4/16, six share points ahead of ABC’s Invasion.

Live + Same Day Ratings: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research


FOX     11.9/18 American Idol 16.2/25, Bones 7.5/11


NBC     10.9/17 Olympic Winter Games  10.9/17


ABC     7.0/11  George Lopez 4.1/6, Freddie 4.0/6, Lost 10.8/16, Invasion 6.1/10


CBS     6.4/10  Still Standing 4.7/7, Yes Dear 4.8/7, Criminal Minds [r] 6.2/9, CSI: NY [r] 8.1/13


UNIV    2.2/3   Contra Viento y Marea 2.4/4, Alborada 2.4/4, Don Francisco  Presenta 1.8/3


WB      2.0/3   One Tree Hill 2.1/3, Beauty & the Geek II [r] 1.9/3


TELE  1.0/2     El Cuerpo del Deseo 1.4/2, Corazon Partido 1.1/2,  Decisiones, 0.5/1 Rumbo al Mundial Mexico v. Korea 0.6/1


UPN     0.9/1   South Beach 0.9/1, Veronica Mars 1.0/1


A18-49:   Fox 8.3/20, NBC 5.5/13, ABC 4.6/11, CBS 2.9/7, Univ 1.9/5, WB 1.3/3, Tele 0.9/2, UPN 0.4/1



FRIDAY FUN FACT: 
“Underground” is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.”

The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1913: The legendary Armory Show opens in New York. The exhibition drops the bombshell of modernism into American art

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Where did Sam and Joe have their regularly weekly checker game? ON THE PORCH OF SAM DRUCKER’S GENERAL STORE on PETTICOAT JUNCTION      Kudos to:  Chris M. Fagan-Morales Staffing Inc/NY; Tim Murray-National Cable Communications/NY; Ron Salcedo-Zimmerman/NY; Joanne Milano-RJ Palmer/NY; Tom Boyd-WGN TV/Chicago; Jim Smith-National Benefit Resources/Dallas; Tom Nankival-WKOW/Madison WI; Eric Merrill-GSD&M/Austin;  Linda Jofery-Sony Pictures TV/Culver City; Greg Stewart-Evolution Film & Tape/Burbank; Len Klatt-Premier Radio Networks/LA; Kayte Kuch-Freelance Writer/LA

Today’s Trivia Question:  A bunch of people playing beach volleyball to the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations” was a commercial, selling what product?( click here 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.)

Later — Cyn
02.17.06 – 4:57a
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Friday, February 17, 2006


ABC             Dancing with the Stars Results Show, In Justice, 20/20
CBS             Ghost Whisperer [r], Close to Home [r] Numb3rs [r]
FOX             Trading Spouses [r]
NBC             Olympic Winter Games
i               Mary Higgins Clark’s: Try to Remember, It’s a Miracle
UPN             Friday Night Smackdown
WB              What I Like About You, Living with Fran, Reba, Twins
TELE            El Cuerpo del Deseo, Corazón Partido, Decisiones – Casos Extraordinarios, Decisiones
UNIV            Contra Viento y Marea, Alborada, Camino a Premio Lo Nuestro A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DOMESTIC CABLE DISTRIBUTION


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AMERICA’S #1 SITCOM with A18-49, W18-49, A25-54 & W25-54 Beating: My Name is Earl, The Office, According to Jim, The Simpsons, Scrubs and How I Met Your MotherTWO AND A HALF MEN
Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution
WBDCD.com:  Get with the programming – online.Source: NTI Explorer, Live+SD US Rtg, 2/6/06-2/12/06. Sitcom=CS & EA Typecode.


CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis
02/17/06

Good morning. It’s Friday, February 17, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

The CW reached out to potential affiliates via letter this week, outlining the deal points of an affiliation with the network, including the local/national ad time in primetime as well as reverse compensation, termed in the letter as programming fees, according to Broadcasting & Cable.  As for commercial inventory, the CW plans to offer its stations 3 minutes in primetime, and 5 minutes in daytime.  All stations must run the shows in pattern and there will be no squeezing of programming or credits for promotional or sales purposes.  The CW has asked the potential affiliates to submit proposals outlining some basic terms they would agree to, such as length of affiliation, how they would help support the launch and promotion of the new network, and those pesky programming fees. 

*MORE GOOD STUFF*WB Program Change:  Check your calendars – Everwood returns to the Monday 9p time period on March 20, not the previously announced March 27.

If you’re looking for Get This Party Started on UPN Tuesday nights, you may as well give it up.  UPN has sidelined the show for the remainder of the February sweep.  Next week, the movie Black Knight has been scheduled, and the following week repeat episodes of Girlfriends and Half & Half will air 9-10p.  No word yet if Party will return next month.

2.1 million on Wednesday night between 6p-7p wanted to know what Vice President Dick Cheney had to say about the shooting accident in Texas, and Fox News’s Special Report with Brit Hume was the happy recipient of both the interview and the audience. For Special Report, it was the most watched show of the year, up from its average viewing audience of 1.5 million.

New Line Television is bringing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World back to syndication for Fall 2006 with 52 episodes.  The show in being offered on a straight barter basis, tho kicks off with a two-hour barter-free premiere.  This series last aired in syndication from 1999-2002.
 
VH1 and IFILM have ordered up six more episodes of Web Junk 20. The show airs on Fridays at 1130p, with host Patrice O’Neal, and thru the first five outings has averaged a .5 A18-49.

Amazon is looking to take on iTunes in the music download business, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The online retailer is in the throws of negotiations with several record labels, including Universal, Sony BMG, Warner Bros. and EMI, as well as with manufactures of digital music players about a new subscription-based music download service that could debut as early as this summer.  Amazon will offer music at a discounted price, or perhaps a monthly flat fee, possibly with deals similar to some mobile phone carriers, where in exchange for a long-term subscription agreement a consumer might receive an Amazon-branded digital music player.  The WSJ suggested that Samsung would be the ones to produce the branded digital players of the retailer.  Amazon is also considering providing subscribers with a device that is pre-loaded with music that would be based on a consumers previous music purchases on its website.

A Cynopsis question for you:  This time of year, between the Super Bowl and the Olympics, there are a lot of new advertising campaigns on the air – some great, some not so great.  The question is this:  Of all the TV commercials you’ve seen in your entire life, which one is your favorite above all others?  I’ll get you started.  My favorite is an old Volkswagen ad.  Black and white.  Pre-dawn, blizzard conditions.  One lone VW driving down the road.  Announce:  “Did you ever wonder how the snow plow driver gets to the snow plow?” as the VW pulls up to the snow plow garage.  Simple, clever.  You guys know TV better than anyone, so your choices will be interesting to see.  Send your pick here with TV AD in the subject line.  I’ll collect them and feed them back to you next week.

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *Fox has ordered a script of an untitled comedy project starring Canadian comedian Russell Peters, from Warner Bros. TV and Fox Broadcasting.

MTV has ordered 20 episodes of a new series called Why Can’t I Be You, where someone will get the chance to become someone else for 48 hours. Hosted by MTV’s Nick Zano, the show is expected to launch in the weekday afternoon block, per Hollywood Reporter.

CBS is looking at a new reality project called A Hero’s Welcome, with host Patrick Duffy.  This show reunites people with those that saved their lives, and shows what would have happened if the hero hadn’t happened along at just the right time. According to Variety, each episode will include two parts – the recreation of the near fatal incident, and the reunion of all involved. The project will be produced by A. Smith & Co.

Casting Notes …

NBC‘s untitled Tina Fey project, set behind-the-scenes in a weekly late night comedy show (think SNL), is in final chats with Alec Baldwin to play opposite Fey.  This would be Baldwin’s first regular TV series since ….. hang on, it was a while ago, I’ll remember it …. oh yes, Knots Landing in 1984.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Christopher Weis is named Regional Sales Manager for Spark Network Services. Weis will be responsible for all of Spark’s mobile and media services.
 
Andy Kubitz is promoted to VP/Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS, and Noriko Gee upped to Manager/Programming Planning & Scheduling. Both report to Kelly Kahl, Senior EVP/Programming Operations.
 
Jean Prewitt, Pres/CEO of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, has been elected to Chair FilmL.A.’s Board of Directors.

* RATINGS *Wednesday- A18-49 Analysis:   Fox led on Wednesday night with an overall 8.3/20 A18-49, according to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research.  NBC was #2 with a 5.5/13, followed by ABC 4.6/11, CBS 2.9/7, Univ 1.9/5, WB 1.3/3, Tele 0.9/2, UPN 0.4/1.  At 8p Fox’s American Idol trimmed the field down to 12 women and 12 men, and considerably more than that tuned in to the tune of 11.7/29, nearly tripling NBC’s 8-9p share for the Olympics. At 9p Lost on ABC jumped out in front with a 7.6/17, three share points ahead of the Olympics. And at 10p NBC earned gold with a 6.4/16, six share points ahead of ABC’s Invasion.

Live + Same Day Ratings: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research


FOX     11.9/18 American Idol 16.2/25, Bones 7.5/11


NBC     10.9/17 Olympic Winter Games  10.9/17


ABC     7.0/11  George Lopez 4.1/6, Freddie 4.0/6, Lost 10.8/16, Invasion 6.1/10


CBS     6.4/10  Still Standing 4.7/7, Yes Dear 4.8/7, Criminal Minds [r] 6.2/9, CSI: NY [r] 8.1/13


UNIV    2.2/3   Contra Viento y Marea 2.4/4, Alborada 2.4/4, Don Francisco  Presenta 1.8/3


WB      2.0/3   One Tree Hill 2.1/3, Beauty & the Geek II [r] 1.9/3


TELE  1.0/2     El Cuerpo del Deseo 1.4/2, Corazon Partido 1.1/2,  Decisiones, 0.5/1 Rumbo al Mundial Mexico v. Korea 0.6/1


UPN     0.9/1   South Beach 0.9/1, Veronica Mars 1.0/1


A18-49:   Fox 8.3/20, NBC 5.5/13, ABC 4.6/11, CBS 2.9/7, Univ 1.9/5, WB 1.3/3, Tele 0.9/2, UPN 0.4/1



FRIDAY FUN FACT: 
“Underground” is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.”

The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1913: The legendary Armory Show opens in New York. The exhibition drops the bombshell of modernism into American art

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Where did Sam and Joe have their regularly weekly checker game? ON THE PORCH OF SAM DRUCKER’S GENERAL STORE on PETTICOAT JUNCTION      Kudos to:  Chris M. Fagan-Morales Staffing Inc/NY; Tim Murray-National Cable Communications/NY; Ron Salcedo-Zimmerman/NY; Joanne Milano-RJ Palmer/NY; Tom Boyd-WGN TV/Chicago; Jim Smith-National Benefit Resources/Dallas; Tom Nankival-WKOW/Madison WI; Eric Merrill-GSD&M/Austin;  Linda Jofery-Sony Pictures TV/Culver City; Greg Stewart-Evolution Film & Tape/Burbank; Len Klatt-Premier Radio Networks/LA; Kayte Kuch-Freelance Writer/LA

Today’s Trivia Question:  A bunch of people playing beach volleyball to the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations” was a commercial, selling what product?( click here 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.)

Later — Cyn
02.17.06 – 4:57a
Ad Sales – Barbara Shapiro – 203-583-1224 / [email protected]
Classifieds – Trish Pihonak – 203.926-9878 (new number!) / [email protected]
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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, AFFILIATE RELATIONS/Los Angeles, CA Court TV, NY For info go to: http://www.courttv.com/about/careers/ (2/24)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR DESIGNER/OLN/Stamford CT:10 yrs graphic design, experience in sports, print & Internet Flash req’d.Resp for production of mktg materials in support of company goals. www.olntv.com Res/salary: [email protected] (2/24)

JOB OPENING: EXEC PROD, LIFESTYLE/Discovery US Nets/Silver Spring, MD: 10 yrs field or studio prod exp as prod/writer; film, docu, reality, drama; track record of ratings performance. Apply: www.discovery.com , Job req#3387, 3146 (2/24)

JOB OPENING: PROD COORD, LIFESTYLE /Discovery US Nets/Silver Spring, MD: Provide creative & admin support to Exec Prod; 2+yrs prod exp, field & post-prod exp, edit, strong resrch. skills. Apply: www.discovery.com , Job req#3127(2/24)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRICING & INVENTORY/Weather Channel/NY:  6-8 yrs in media, oversee proposals, liaison between Sales and PI, Financial analysis expertise a must.  Resumes:  Send to [email protected] (2/24)

JOB OPENING: AD STANDARDS EDITOR, NBC Universal. Ensure that ads comply with internal & external standards, 2 yrs exp in media, communication, research, or entertainment law. Apply www.gecareers.com job # 492274 (2/24)

JOB OPENING: RADIO BOOKING PRODUCER Court TV, NY: For info go to: http://www.courttv.com/about/careers/ (2/24)

JOB OPENING: : STUDIO PRODUCER, RADIO/Court TV, NY: For info go to: http://www.courttv.com/about/careers/ (2/24)

JOB OPENING: SR INTERNET AD SALES/NY: Executive to lead rollout of broadband network featuring original programming. Experience in network/online sales, understanding of industry trends/technologies.  Reply: [email protected] (2/24)

JOB OPENING: DIR MEDIA STRAT/Nat Geo Chan/DC: Dvlp/impl media strat & drive ratings. Tech savvy indv.-interpret ratings & dvlp strat. 7+yrs exp/media planning, off/on-air strat/TV/cable. BA deg. www.foxcareers.com . (#fng1108) EOE (2/23)

JOB OPENING: NETWORK RESEARCH ANALYST/LA Studio-Network or studio exp A+. Proficient w/Galaxy, Excel. Team player, ability to juggle many projects with attention to detail. Email: [email protected] RE: UCTC/53224 BR (2/23)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED SALES MGR/A & E TV NETS/NY: Create integrated ideas/proposals. Execute & mng after sales. BA Mktg/Bus 2 yr exp cable sales/mktg or prog mgmt. Min 5 yr mktg exp. E-mail res & sal reqs: [email protected] (2/23)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/Burbank. Process ratings & provide analysis of data. Retrieve & manage research reports. Knowledge of TV industry, software & media math. BA with two yrs exp in TV research. [email protected] (2/23)

JOB OPENING: DIR/VP ACCTS/IAG Research/NY: Mng Ntwrk client accts, provide res. insights to drive effective media strategies. 5+yrs Acct Mgmt/Consulting Mktg/Res. Apply: http://www.iagr.net/jobs/departmentjobs.do?departmentID=7 (2/23)

JOB OPENING: JUNIOR/RESEARCH ANALYST/IAG Research/NY: Develop research reports & analyses to support network advertising sales. 1-5+yrs Media Research background. Apply: http://www.iagr.net/jobs/departmentjobs.do?departmentID=10 (2/23)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/National CineMedia-NY Media research & sales support. MRI, Scarborough. Deadline-driven environment. Strong analytic & comp skills. Bach deg & 1-3 yrs exp. Include salary req. [email protected] (2/22)

JOB OPENING: SCHEDULING COORD/Lifetime/NY: A smart indv. to handle all post prod. scheduling needs for creative team. 1 yr + TV w/ knwldg of prod. process. ScheduleALL is a +. Apply: http://www.lifetimetv.com/about/jobs.html (2/22)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES TRAINING SPEC/Discovery/NY: Train ad sales staff on sys/process, new hire trng, sys rollouts/upgr, create & maint. trng docs. 2yrs+ trng exp, ind exp/knwldg of Gabriel a+ Apply: www.discovery.com  Job req#3367 (2/22)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE INTERACTIVE PRODUCER/SCHOLASTIC MEDIA/NY:  Manage the production of two IDVD products. Creative, interactive, and project mgmt. exp. reqd. Position is approx. 5 mos, full-time.  Resume: [email protected] (2/22)

JOB OPENING: NATIONAL SALES MANAGER/WB20/Hartford: 5+ yrs TV or Radio Sales exp.; 1-2+ yrs Mgmt exp.; National Rep Firm exp. Resume: WTIC/WTXX-TV, HR, One Corporate Center, Hartford, CT 06103; e-mail [email protected] EOE (2/22)

JOB OPENING: SPORTS AE: Fox61/WB20/Hartford – opp. to sell top franchises like UConn, MLB, NFL, NY Mets & Yankees, Red Sox, & Nascar. Resume: WTIC/WTXX-TV, HR, One Corporate Center, Hartford, CT 06103; e-mail [email protected] EOE (2/22)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES/Discovery Nets, NY: DIRECTOR/MGR/STRATEGIST. Exp w/quantitative & qualitative data req (Nielsen/MRI/primary research design);TV Exp a Must. Apply: www.discovery.com . Job req #’s 3360/3358/3368 (2/21)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/Channel One Network/NY. Develop research reports/analyses & program online surveys. Galaxy Explorer/TNS/MRI a plus. 2 yrs media research. Details: ChannelOne.com . Res/salary: [email protected] (2/21)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC ANALYST/Channel One Network/NY. Log/process/schedule commercials, database/contract mgt, coord/record/monitor airing. 1-2 yrs admin/media/traffic exp. Details: ChannelOne.com . Res/salary: [email protected] (2/21)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISOR PROD/NY: 2d/3d animated pre-school ed Tv show. 5+yrs exp super/exec prod pre-school req’d. 2d/3d animation prod a must & process/detail orient/strong mgmt/deadline orient/oversees studios  [email protected] (2/21)

JOB OPENING: VP, CONSUMER MARKETING/NGTV/LA: Dev/execute multi-pltfrm on-demand ntwrk brand launch/build campaigns. Sig online + 10 yrs cable ntwrk consumer mktg exp req’d. www.ngtv.com Res/salary: [email protected] (2/18)

JOB OPENING: AE/CABLEVISION FUSE: Digital Media/NY: Min 3-7 years digital/web sales-Integrated Marketing exp a +. Established relationships at interactive agencies a must. res to [email protected] (2/18)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED AFFILIATE SALES COORD/LIME/NY:  New media comp w/ green, health & wellness prgrmng on cable, satellite radio, internet, VOD & DVD. 3 years media sales support experience req’d. Resumes: [email protected]   (2/18)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COORDINATOR/ CABLEVISION FUSE: Digital Media/NY: 1-3 yrs web traffic exp.Knowledge of DART, Rich Media,3rd party ad implementation a +. res to [email protected] (2/18)

JOB OPENING: NATL ACCT MGR/Oxygen/LA: create co-branded mktg campaigns for cable operators, dev & customize events. 80% natl travel. 3 yrs exp mktg, sales & event planning. [email protected] (2/20)

WINTER INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. They are 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] .

WINTER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: RESEARCH/PRODUCTION INTERNS/NY: Established Content development company needs 3 qualified interns to help launch new streaming initiatives.  Media/Biz Majors. Bilingual a +.  Resumes to:  [email protected]      (2/22)

WINTER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: AIM TELL A VISION/NYC, awarding winning English Speaking Latino TV Producer, seeks interns ALL DEPARTMENTS. Cvr Ltr & Res to [email protected] (2/18)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED —

SITUATION WANTED: MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER:  Looking for FT staff position at network, cable channel or post house in NYC area.  Years of experience in broadcast.  Talented, knowledgeable, fun, team player.   http://www.dacktyl.com (2/21)

SITUATION WANTED: ADMIN/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/NYC: Recent BA grad seeking FT entry-level opportunity. Solid intern & PA experience on 4 national shows. Great references, creative mind, detailed, organized. CONTACT: [email protected] (2/21)

SITUATION WANTED: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/NYC. Previously worked as an associate producer on reality type programs for E! and Fox. Contact [email protected] (2/18)

SITUATION WANTED:  POST PRODUCTION MGR/NYC: Currently seeking a full time position.  10yrs exp in Video/Audio post.  Currently employed and managing over 50,000 square foot facility. [email protected] (2/17)

E-mail [email protected] for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Friday, February 17, 2006


ABC             Dancing with the Stars Results Show, In Justice, 20/20
CBS             Ghost Whisperer [r], Close to Home [r] Numb3rs [r]
FOX             Trading Spouses [r]
NBC             Olympic Winter Games
i               Mary Higgins Clark’s: Try to Remember, It’s a Miracle
UPN             Friday Night Smackdown
WB              What I Like About You, Living with Fran, Reba, Twins
TELE            El Cuerpo del Deseo, Corazón Partido, Decisiones – Casos Extraordinarios, Decisiones
UNIV            Contra Viento y Marea, Alborada, Camino a Premio Lo Nuestro

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