Monday, April 17th, 2006




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Cynopsis: Kids!


Good morning. It’s Monday, April 17, 2006 and this is your first early morning Kids! briefing.


The 11th annual National TV-Turnoff Week 2006 will take place next week Monday, April 24-30.  This year’s theme is Turn Off the TV, Turn On Your Child’s Imagination.  TV-Week is run by the TV-Turnoff Network, formerly TV-Free America, a nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch less TV in order to promote healthier lives and communities.  (

Cartoon Network will premiere new episodes of its animated series Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends during its Fridays block at 7p, beginning Friday, April 28.  This year will also feature new specially-themed episodes and a new TV movie featuring new characters debuting this fall.  Created by Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls) Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends airs Monday-Thursday at 8:30p in addition to its Fridays time slot.

The animated series The Zula Patrol has begun production on season two (an additional 26 x 30 min).  Targeted to kids, The Zula Patrol series airs in the US on PBS and focuses on earth and planetary sciences as well as supporting literacy and language building skills.  Each episode of the series aligns with National Science Education Standards and National Association for the Education of Young Children Curriculum Guidelines.

TPS Teletoon has acquired of the exclusive French cable and satellite broadcasting rights to the animated series Captain Flamingo (52 x 30 min) from Breakthrough Animation.  Captain Flamingo revolves around Milo, a little guy who is tired of being overlooked by the big kids.  Fulfilling his dream to be a superhero, Milo dons a terrycloth cape and a flamingo beak and becomes Captain Flamingo and saves the day for little kids, with the secret help of his next door neighbor Lizbeth, who is in love with him.  A YTV original production, Captain Flamingo is a co-production of Breakthrough Animation, Heroic Film Company, Atomic Cartoons and PASI Animation.  PASI Animation holds TV rights for Captain Flamingo in Asia and Breakthrough Entertainment retains rights for all remaining global territories.

Television Espanola and Televisa Estudios have signed a Latin American and US co-distribution, broadcast and commercial development agreement for the kids-focused Lunnis Universe.  The DVD of documentary Don Quixote will be released by Films for Humanities in the States as well.

Weekend Box Office Estimates for kids/tweens/teens rated G, PG or PG-13; April 14-16, 2006:
Scary Movie 4 (Weinstein Company) PG-13     Opening weekend $41.0m
Ice Age: The Meltdown (Fox) PG                      $20m-3 wk total $147.2m
The Benchwarmers (Sony / Revolution) PG-13 $10m-2 wk total $36.0m
The Wild (Buena Vista) G                                  Opening weekend $9.6m
Take the Lead (New Line) PG-13                      $6.7m-2 wk total $22.5m
Failure to Launch (Paramount) PG-13               $2.6m-6 wk total $83.2m
ATL (Warner Bros.) PG-13                                $1.3m-3 wk total $19.7m
Phat Girlz (Fox Searchlight) PG-13                   $1.3m-2 wk total $5.2m
She’s the Man (DreamWorks) PG-13                $923,000-5 wk total $31.8m
Stay Alive (Buena Vista) PG-13                        $681,000-4 wk total $22.0m
Source: Box Office Mojo


Animation Collective has appointed 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., as the worldwide licensing agent for its preschool comedy series Ellen’s Acres.  Under the deal 4Kids will manage all marketing, promotions and licensing initiatives for the property.  Ellen’s Acres is slated to debut on Cartoon Network’s weekday mornings this September.  4Kids plans to launch a merchandise licensing program in 2007.  Created by Larry Schwarz, Ellen’s Acres is about a 5 yr old and the adventures she has making her way around the Emerald Acres Hotel owned by her parents.  Because the hotel is located 39 miles outside of town, Ellen doesn’t have a lot of friends to play with and she uses her imagination to have fun.  4Kids also serves as the licensing agent for Animation Collective’s series Kappa Mikey (Nicktoons US, Nickelodeon channels worldwide) and YoMonkeys.


Khaled Haram has been named SVP/Chief Information Officer, Handleman Company.  Haram will be responsible for Handleman’s information technology systems.  Most recently Haram launched and served as CEO, Zalia Cosmetics, the first nationwide Latin consumer-focused cosmetics line.  Handleman Company is a manager/distributor of prerecorded music and video game hardware, software and accessories.

Answer to Friday’s trivia question
:  If you were a passenger on an air flight with Launchpad McQuack as your pilot, who might you be seated next to on the flight?    ANYONE FROM DUCKTALES     Kudos to:  Laura Abbott-WTNZ/Knoxville; Courtney E. Baran-Cartoon Networks/NY; Hank Bordowitz-The Bordowitz Media Werx/NY; Greg Janover-Kingworld/NY; Kurtis Humfeld-KMSP/WFTC/Eden Prairie MN; Izzy Neis-Star Farm Productions/Chicago; Diane Hansen-FUNimation Entertainment/Fort Worth TX; Jill Hipps-Common Sense Media/San Francisco; Marimelle Pascual Pennington-Disney Online/N. Hollywood;

Today’s Trivia Question: What do Max and Emmy hold in their hands as they wish themselves into Dragon Land?(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 — Gwen
Gwen Billings for Cynthia Turner’s Cynopsis Kids!
04.17.06 – 3:22a
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JOB OPENING: NATIONAL ACCT DIR/SCREENVISION/CH: Dev, present & sell integrated media prgrms to clients in the midwest mrkts. Nat’l Sales exp B’cast, Cable, Print ind. a must. Much travel req’d. Email res: [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING:  ADV SALES PLANNER/The Hotel Networks/Denver: Detailed-oriented, multi-tasker, w/exc comm & math skills. Prof w/excel. Based in Denver, CO. Send res. to [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICISTS /Telepictures Prods/NY/LA: Unit pubs for daily synd talk show. Handle consumer PR/day-to-day pub activity. Pitch/secure stories. Interact w/ tal/prod staff. 5-8yrs exp. Res to: [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST & AFFILIATE RELATIONS/Telepictures Prods/CHICAGO: Unit pub & mgr/aff rel for daily synd court show. Handle consumer PR. Contact w/ stations adv & promo needs. 5-8yrs exp. Res to: [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING:  AD SALES MRKTNG MGR/Gospel Music Channel/ Northern NJ/ATL: Mng Mktg concepts, sponsorships, promos, client service for Adverts; 5yrs exp mktg, ad sales & promo in Cable/Media. Resumes: [email protected](4/22)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Superstation WGN,NY: Build proposals, steward deals, support AEs; develop relationships, Requires2yrs advertising exp, media math/Word/Excel proficiency, Deal maker a plus. [email protected]  (4/22)

JOB OPENING:  DIR DIGITAL RESEARCH/ 5+ yrs resch; BA/BS; strong knwlge new media/ digital industry. Familiar w/web-tracking, syndicated resch sources. Dev adv resch initiatives. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (4/22)

JOB OPENING: SR WRITER PRODUCER/PBS KIDS/PHIL, PA: 3-5 yrs exp specifically in children’s market. Creativity a must.  Writing, producing, editing spots/programs for short & long form on-air promotion.  Apply to [email protected]  (4/22)

JOB OPENING: EXEC ASST/IFC/NYC: Admin supp for Sr Mgmt of Mktg & Event Mktg groups. 2+ years exp. Strong PC, org, comm skills a must. Tv/film a +. resumes to [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING:  CHILDREN’S ONLINE EDITORIAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT/ NYC Music Entertainment Co seeks Original web site development & marketing for branded CHILDRENS properties. NO RELOCATION. [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING: SR CHANNEL MRKTNG MGR/THQ/Agoura Hills CA: Oversee retail mrkting prgrms Responsibilities inc: project plnng, budget mngmnt, scheduling, execution of key promos, & mngng trade materials. Resumes to: [email protected] (4/22)

JOB OPENING: F/L WIRELESS PROD TEMPO/MTV-NY: 3-4 yrs exp Web content dev. Strong understdng Web-based technology, prod, design & content mgmnt tools. Knwlge SMS, IVR, WAP wireless content. Apply [email protected] EOE/M/F/D/AAP  (4/22)

JOB OPENING: POST PROD ENG/A&E Networks/Stamford, CT: Support Avid Final Cut Pro HD editing suites & VOD, Any stream Agility systems as well as A/V equipment. 3+ yrs in post prod; Knwldg of PC & Mac. Resume: [email protected]  (4/21)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASSISTANT/Galavision, NY: Detail-oriented, exec comm/math/MS Office skills; asst Sales Team w/ presentations/reports/clerical work. Spanish speaking highly pref/not req. Resume: [email protected] (4/21)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER PROGRAMMING/NBC Universal/NYC: Assist w/dev and dist of program schedules for Bravo. 3-5 yrs exp in TV industry. Prof in Excel and Word. Able to travel as reqd. Submit: job # 515365 (4/21)

JOB OPENING: PROMO MGR/NY: Ent/Sports Mrktng Agency seeks Promo Mgr w/ 2-5 yrs client/agency exp. Must be proficient in PPT/Word/Exl & strong writer/executer/rules/regs. Avail immed. Send resume: [email protected] (4/20)

JOB OPENING: SR. RESEARCH PROJECT MGR./TURNER CORP. STRATEGIC RESEARCH/ATL: Challenging position for seasoned & talented researcher. Strong analytic, project mgmt & team leadership skills. Support Turner PR, strategic & new media research initiatives. 6+ yrs TV research exp. required. [email protected] (4/20)

JOB OPENING: SR. AE OR PR MGR.(5-7 yrs) FERENCOMM/NYC: PR Pro w/ strong writing/pitching skills for TV/Ent. accts, placement track record & strong consumer & trade contacts a must. Email: [email protected] (4/20)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/TBS-TNT Marketing Research/ATL: 3+ yrs mrkting rsrch; Proficient in quant analysis & media math; expert in media research software systems. [email protected] & (4/19)

JOB OPENING: MGR, SALES MKT/USA NTWK/NY: Dev & Mng Sales Mkt concepts, integrations, spnsrships for sales clients of USA &WWE. Exp in cable mktg a +. Great writer, detailed, passionate & creative. job # 510408 (4/19)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/ElectricArtists/NY: 3+ Yrs Online Mktg exp. Creative/strategic thinker. Exec online mktg/promotion campaigns: TV/film/music/video game/etc. Exp w/Ppt, Excel, Word. Resume/Salary: [email protected] (4/19)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC RESEARCH DIR/PHD USA/NY: 7+yrs exp mrkt & site analysis; segmentation; test, reporting, survey & analytical design, fielding & interpretation; strategy devel; stat/fin modeling. Apply: EOE/AAE (4/19)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/CNN-ATL: Research exp pref; Strong analytical/comm/computer skills. Solid presentation and problem solving abilities. Meticulous attention-to-detail and strategic thinker. [email protected]   (4/19)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCERS AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS/NYC: Successful, established, nationally syndicated talk show looking for experienced Producers and Associate Producers. Please send your resume to: [email protected] (4/19)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, ONLINE CONTENT/WE/LI: Direct dev. & maint. of website. Exp w/branding, marketing and design nec. TV interactive and mgmt exp a must. resumes to [email protected] (4/19)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING MANAGER/GREAT!/Nashville: If you are passionate about radio promotion, help our team create buzz & wow our TV/entertainment clients. Requires 2+ yrs radio or TV exp. Letter/resume to: [email protected] (4/18)

JOB OPENING: MGR OF PRODUCTION & OPS/MONSTERS HD, TV’s first horror channel/NYC: Must know horror/sci-f fi genre. 3-5 years exp in tv& film, web promotion, production, scheduling, sample reel req’d. [email protected] (4/18)

SUMMER 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] .

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: RADIO DISNEY NY needs internship applicants in ALL DEPARTMENTS.  If you have an interest in working with the most recognized name in family entertainment email: [email protected] or fax 212-615-3268 (4/20)


SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCER/DIRECTOR seeks reality/doc position. Especially interested in women’s and health issues. Just finished a doc on infertility and ivf ( ) Contact [email protected] (4/23)

SITUATION WANTED: CONSULTANT— 20 years experience in syndication/cable programming, development and sales seeks position repurposing content for cable, home video and internet.Contact [email protected] (4/21)

SITUATION WANTED: (F/T NYC): CREATIVE MRKTNG RESEARCHER: Looking to help passion filled team navigate BB, Wireless, OnDemand landscape. 5+ yrs exp leading consumer learning for a top 3 portal [email protected] (4/21)

SITUATION WANTED: MRKTNG MGR 6 yrs consumer goods exp. MBA from top 5 school. Interactive online expertise w/strategic mindset. Passionate about films. Email: [email protected]. Resume online at (4/20)

SITUATION WANTED: ASSOC PRODUCER 2+ yrs experience engineering reality/doc programming for major networks. Field, legal, casting and research experience; strong shooter. Hard working, creative, problem solver. [email protected] (4/19)

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