Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM DISNEY ABC KIDS NETWORKS


Mix It Up!
Disney ABC Kids Networks understands the complexity of the kids’ media landscape and can customize an impactful marketing mix that connects your brands to the kids and families you want to reach.  A quality mix of programs and platforms. A diverse mix of audiences. A smart mix of traditional and non-traditional media. Let us customize a mix for your brands.
Disney ABC Kids Networks
ABC Kids ** Toon Disney ** Jetix ** Disney Channel
NY/LA-Michelle Scarola 212 782 0624 * Chicago Jon Sayer-312 396 8909


CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis

02/02/06

Good morning. It’s Thursday, February 2, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Lifetime is back on DISH. It was about a month ago a fee negotiation between Lifetime and DISH broke down, leaving Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network off the satellite provider.  A multi-year agreement to carry both networks was arrived at between their corporate entities, Lifetime Entertainment Services and Echostar, tho what that fee agreement ended up being has not been disclosed.

Tonight’s Premiere:
CBS:    Survivor Panama: Exile Island at 8p

*MORE GOOD STUFF*Spring revamp to ABC’s schedule – new series and a few returning – new series in bold, returning in italics:

  • Super Nanny returns Monday, March 6 at 9p
  • Miracle Workers debuts March 6 at 10p, and remains in the time period for 4 weeks – high octane doctors who work miracles
  • American Inventor will air on Thursdays at 9p as of 3/23, but will preview the week prior at 8p – contestants display their inventions to panel of judges
  • The Evidence debuts on Wednesday, March 22 at 10p – crime solving partners always begin with the Evidence
  • EM: Home Edition – After the Storm will air four 1-hour specials set in the Gulf Coast on Thursdays at 8p starting 3/23
  • What About Brian? previews on Sunday, April 2 at 10p immediately after Desperate Housewives, and then airs in its regular time period on Mondays at 10p as of 4/3 – everyone’s married or attached … except Brian
  • Commander in Chief returns to the weekly schedule on Tuesday, April 18 at 9p

Note: Invasion goes on hiatus with the start of The Evidence, and is expected to return in April with original episodes

New to iTunes:  Oxygen’s two original series Campus Ladies and Snapped are now available for download.  These downloads will be free, not the usual buck ninety-nine.

Lifetime has teamed up with Peter Guber’s Mandalay Television and author Nora Roberts and will produce four films based on Roberts’ best-selling novels.  An interesting stat provided by Lifetime – Roberts’ books sell on average at the rate of 21 books every minute.  Currently six novels are being considered, tho only four will ultimately be chosen: Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, Montana Sky, The Villa, Brazen Virtue and River’s End.

CBS White House correspondent John Roberts has moved over to CNN as of February 20.  He was most recently seen covering the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.  For CNN, Roberts will be the senior national correspondent based in Washington, and will occasionally sub at the anchor desk.

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *Three new pilot pickups for Fox:

  • Bash is a variety style celebrity roast series, roasting regular folks, from and starring Jeffrey Ross, from 20th Century Fox TV and Fox21.  Ross serves as Roastmaster and will be accompanied by Bob Saget, Anthony Michael Hall and Jeff Garlin.
  • Til Death is about a newlywed couple who have just moved in next door to a long-married couple. The project is from Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and Sony Pictures TV. 
  • Beyond is a based in a NASA jet propulsion lab during a time when the race to space has been renewed after a global crisis. This project comes from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV

NBC will launch an internet-exclusive series this summer on NBC.com called StarTomorrow, a co-production between Mottola Co., 25/7 Prods., and 3 Ball Prods. The idea is simple – viewers (or internet users) will vote on who they think is the next big singing star or group.  The winner will have assistance guiding their career from Tommy Mottola (who has also worked with the likes of Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen among others), and receive a contract with Mottola’s Casablanca label, a division of Universal Music Group, according to Variety. The series is expected to continue for four months, beginning with approx 100 contestants who are whittled down to just one.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Court TV announces promotions for January 2006, naming Joe Schwinghammer, SVP/Engineering and Facilities. Joe will be responsible for all of the large space renovation projects at Court TV, and will oversee technical production and staff of the entire facility. Court TV has also named Mark Kang, VP/Affiliate Relations. Mark will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the affiliate relations department, including managing all national accounts. He will also manage east coast regional markets and commercial distribution of these markets. 

Datamonitor PLC has appointed Tim Royston-Webb as Managing Director/ Technology Global. Tim joins from Forrester Research where he was a successful VP of Sales for EMEA. 

Kathy Davidov has joined National Geographic Television & Film as VP/Series. Reporting to NGT&F EVP, Michael Rosenfeld, Kathy will be responsible for overseeing the Series Production Unit as well as the award-winning National Geographic Explorer series.

Steve Turney has been appointed Director/Sales for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution in Europe, effective immediately.  In his position, Steve will be responsible for sales of feature film and scripted television product to free and basic broadcasters within European territories.  Based in the company’s London office, he will report to Yoni Cohen, VP/Sales.
 
Michele Debreceni has been promoted to Director/New Media for Razor & Tie Entertainment, based at the company’s headquarters in New York City.  She will report to Edith Bellinghausen, VP/New Media.   Most recently Michele was Associate Director/New Media.
 
CNN announces appointments in Ad Sales and Marketing Division.  Michael Connors has been appointed along with Marybeth Strobel to the newly created positions of Digital Sales Managers/CNN Ad Sales and Marketing. They will both manage all of CNN’s domestic digital ad sales initiatives as well as work closely with the National Television Ad Sales Group and the Strategic Integration Group to develop integrated custom marketing opportunities and solutions for advertisers across the breadth of the CNN brand.  Additionally, Katrina Cukaj has been promoted to Team Manager/National Television Sales (New York).  In her new capacity, Katrina will manage agency and client relationships, and continue to develop integrated custom sponsorship opportunities and platforms for advertisers.

Scott Rowe has been upped to SVP/Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  In this newly-expanded post, Scott will assume greater responsibility for the company’s internal and external positioning in the business, trade and consumer press.  Working with EVP Susan Fleishman, Scott will also share responsibility for all communications activities as they pertain to external and employee audiences, as well as work closely with Time Warner’s corporate communications team to best represent the Studio and its various business units to the internal, public, press and investor communities.

 * RATINGS *

Tuesday- A18-49 Analysis:  Fox led the pre-POTUS charge with American Idol’s wampum 11.9/30 A18-49 rating, according to fast affiliate numbers from Nielsen Media Research, dusting the competition. CBS was the closest competitor wtih a repeat of NCIS pulling a minor 2.6/7.  The time period ratings for the State of the Union Address (9-11p averages) still find Fox in front with a 3.5/9, followed by 5 share ties between ABC and NBC.  Among the non-POTUS programming at 9-10p, WB’s Supernatural averaged a 2.6/5, followed by Univision’s 2.0/5.  At 10p Univision’s debut of Vecinos earned a 1.6/4, and Telemundo a 0.4/1 for the hour.

Live + Same Day Ratings: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.


Fox     11.1/17 American Idol Day 16.2/24, State of the Union Address 6.1/9


CBS     5.6/9   NCIS [r], 7.6/11 State of the Union Address 4.7/7


ABC     4.1/6   According to Jim [r] 4.2/6, Rodney [r] 3.8/6, State of the Union Address 4.2/7


NBC     3.8/6   Fear Factor 3.2/5,  State of the Union Address 4.1/6


WB      3.7/6     Gilmore Girls 3.6/5, Supernatural 3.9/6


Univ    2.2/3     Contra Viento y Marea 2.4/4, Alborada 2.5/4, Vecinos [p]  1.8/3


UPN     1.3/2      Girlfriends [r] 1.2/2, Eve [r] 1.0/2, Veronica Mars [r] 1.4/2


Tele    0.7/1   El Cuerpo del Deseo 1.0/2, Corazon Partido 0.6/1, Decisiones-Casos Extraordinarios 0.5/1, Decisiones 0.5/1


A18-49:         Fox 8.0/20, WB 2.4/6, ABC 2.1/5, CBS and NBC 2.0/5, Univision 1.9/5, UPN 0.8/2, Telemundo 0.6/1


 The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1943 – On this day, the last German troops in the Soviet city of Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army, ending one of the pivotal battles of World War II.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question Courtesy of Reekha Gupta-MMT Sales/Boston: What famous Actor known for his “Fosse-style” of dancing did Olivia Newton-John dance with in her movie, “Xanadu?” GENE KELLY     Kudos to:  Glenn Proto-WTVD Disney; Synda Kollman-NBC/NY; Amy Pecorino-The Tony Danza Show/NY; Luis Asencio-Eagle Television/NY; Ryan Kinahan-Petry Media/Dallas; Adam Levin-Safer Cleaners; Pat Baughman-NCC Dallas/Dallas; Susan Stamm-KAKW/Austin TX; Annette Louis-Starz Entertainment Group/Englewood CO; Lou Zaccheo-Video from Video/LA; Barbara Goodman-AMC/Santa Monica; Lisa Tatum/LA; Kelly Lightner-HRP/LA; Dennis Treleven-Fox Cable Networks/LA; Nicole Kimmins-Warner Bros/Burbank; Louise Foglia-Premier PR/London


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM OXYGEN


Oxygen Begins ’06 With A Bang!

January ’06 earned Oxygen’s highest-ever ratings among Households and W18-49,
making it our most-watched month-to-date!

Stay tuned for more good news in February,
as Oxygen adds more than 9.8 million homes to our universe!

Source: Nielsen Media Research, 12/26/05-1/29/06 Live HH & Women 18-49 Coverage Ratings. Most watched is based on P2+. Universe growth based on Feb’06 vs. Jan’06. Subject to qualifications available upon request.


 
Today’s Trivia Question:
This Boy Meets World actor played a role in the film the Graduate.  What was his now-famous line? (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.)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Thursday, February 2, 2006


ABC             Dancing with the Stars, Crumbs, Primetime
CBS             Survivor Panama: Exile Island [p], CSI, Without a Trace
FOX             That ’70s Show, That ’70s Show [r],  The OC
NBC             Will & Grace, Four Kings, My Name is Earl, The Office, ER
i               Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Early Edition, Doc
UPN             Everybody Hates Chris, Love, Inc, Eve, Cuts
WB              Smallville, Beauty & the Geek II
TELE            El Cuerpo del Deseo,  Corazon Partido, Decisiones-Casos Extraordinarios, Decisiones
UNIV            Contra Viento y Marea, Alborada, Aqui y Ahora A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM DISNEY ABC KIDS NETWORKS


Mix It Up!
Disney ABC Kids Networks understands the complexity of the kids’ media landscape and can customize an impactful marketing mix that connects your brands to the kids and families you want to reach.  A quality mix of programs and platforms. A diverse mix of audiences. A smart mix of traditional and non-traditional media. Let us customize a mix for your brands.
Disney ABC Kids Networks
ABC Kids ** Toon Disney ** Jetix ** Disney Channel
NY/LA-Michelle Scarola 212 782 0624 * Chicago Jon Sayer-312 396 8909


CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis
02/02/06

Good morning. It’s Thursday, February 2, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Lifetime is back on DISH. It was about a month ago a fee negotiation between Lifetime and DISH broke down, leaving Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network off the satellite provider.  A multi-year agreement to carry both networks was arrived at between their corporate entities, Lifetime Entertainment Services and Echostar, tho what that fee agreement ended up being has not been disclosed.

Tonight’s Premiere:
CBS:    Survivor Panama: Exile Island at 8p

*MORE GOOD STUFF*Spring revamp to ABC’s schedule – new series and a few returning – new series in bold, returning in italics:

  • Super Nanny returns Monday, March 6 at 9p
  • Miracle Workers debuts March 6 at 10p, and remains in the time period for 4 weeks – high octane doctors who work miracles
  • American Inventor will air on Thursdays at 9p as of 3/23, but will preview the week prior at 8p – contestants display their inventions to panel of judges
  • The Evidence debuts on Wednesday, March 22 at 10p – crime solving partners always begin with the Evidence
  • EM: Home Edition – After the Storm will air four 1-hour specials set in the Gulf Coast on Thursdays at 8p starting 3/23
  • What About Brian? previews on Sunday, April 2 at 10p immediately after Desperate Housewives, and then airs in its regular time period on Mondays at 10p as of 4/3 – everyone’s married or attached … except Brian
  • Commander in Chief returns to the weekly schedule on Tuesday, April 18 at 9p

Note: Invasion goes on hiatus with the start of The Evidence, and is expected to return in April with original episodes

New to iTunes:  Oxygen’s two original series Campus Ladies and Snapped are now available for download.  These downloads will be free, not the usual buck ninety-nine.

Lifetime has teamed up with Peter Guber’s Mandalay Television and author Nora Roberts and will produce four films based on Roberts’ best-selling novels.  An interesting stat provided by Lifetime – Roberts’ books sell on average at the rate of 21 books every minute.  Currently six novels are being considered, tho only four will ultimately be chosen: Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, Montana Sky, The Villa, Brazen Virtue and River’s End.

CBS White House correspondent John Roberts has moved over to CNN as of February 20.  He was most recently seen covering the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.  For CNN, Roberts will be the senior national correspondent based in Washington, and will occasionally sub at the anchor desk.

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *Three new pilot pickups for Fox:

  • Bash is a variety style celebrity roast series, roasting regular folks, from and starring Jeffrey Ross, from 20th Century Fox TV and Fox21.  Ross serves as Roastmaster and will be accompanied by Bob Saget, Anthony Michael Hall and Jeff Garlin.
  • Til Death is about a newlywed couple who have just moved in next door to a long-married couple. The project is from Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and Sony Pictures TV. 
  • Beyond is a based in a NASA jet propulsion lab during a time when the race to space has been renewed after a global crisis. This project comes from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV

NBC will launch an internet-exclusive series this summer on NBC.com called StarTomorrow, a co-production between Mottola Co., 25/7 Prods., and 3 Ball Prods. The idea is simple – viewers (or internet users) will vote on who they think is the next big singing star or group.  The winner will have assistance guiding their career from Tommy Mottola (who has also worked with the likes of Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen among others), and receive a contract with Mottola’s Casablanca label, a division of Universal Music Group, according to Variety. The series is expected to continue for four months, beginning with approx 100 contestants who are whittled down to just one.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Court TV announces promotions for January 2006, naming Joe Schwinghammer, SVP/Engineering and Facilities. Joe will be responsible for all of the large space renovation projects at Court TV, and will oversee technical production and staff of the entire facility. Court TV has also named Mark Kang, VP/Affiliate Relations. Mark will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the affiliate relations department, including managing all national accounts. He will also manage east coast regional markets and commercial distribution of these markets. 

Datamonitor PLC has appointed Tim Royston-Webb as Managing Director/ Technology Global. Tim joins from Forrester Research where he was a successful VP of Sales for EMEA. 

Kathy Davidov has joined National Geographic Television & Film as VP/Series. Reporting to NGT&F EVP, Michael Rosenfeld, Kathy will be responsible for overseeing the Series Production Unit as well as the award-winning National Geographic Explorer series.

Steve Turney has been appointed Director/Sales for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution in Europe, effective immediately.  In his position, Steve will be responsible for sales of feature film and scripted television product to free and basic broadcasters within European territories.  Based in the company’s London office, he will report to Yoni Cohen, VP/Sales.
 
Michele Debreceni has been promoted to Director/New Media for Razor & Tie Entertainment, based at the company’s headquarters in New York City.  She will report to Edith Bellinghausen, VP/New Media.   Most recently Michele was Associate Director/New Media.
 
CNN announces appointments in Ad Sales and Marketing Division.  Michael Connors has been appointed along with Marybeth Strobel to the newly created positions of Digital Sales Managers/CNN Ad Sales and Marketing. They will both manage all of CNN’s domestic digital ad sales initiatives as well as work closely with the National Television Ad Sales Group and the Strategic Integration Group to develop integrated custom marketing opportunities and solutions for advertisers across the breadth of the CNN brand.  Additionally, Katrina Cukaj has been promoted to Team Manager/National Television Sales (New York).  In her new capacity, Katrina will manage agency and client relationships, and continue to develop integrated custom sponsorship opportunities and platforms for advertisers.

Scott Rowe has been upped to SVP/Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  In this newly-expanded post, Scott will assume greater responsibility for the company’s internal and external positioning in the business, trade and consumer press.  Working with EVP Susan Fleishman, Scott will also share responsibility for all communications activities as they pertain to external and employee audiences, as well as work closely with Time Warner’s corporate communications team to best represent the Studio and its various business units to the internal, public, press and investor communities.

 * RATINGS *

Tuesday- A18-49 Analysis:  Fox led the pre-POTUS charge with American Idol’s wampum 11.9/30 A18-49 rating, according to fast affiliate numbers from Nielsen Media Research, dusting the competition. CBS was the closest competitor wtih a repeat of NCIS pulling a minor 2.6/7.  The time period ratings for the State of the Union Address (9-11p averages) still find Fox in front with a 3.5/9, followed by 5 share ties between ABC and NBC.  Among the non-POTUS programming at 9-10p, WB’s Supernatural averaged a 2.6/5, followed by Univision’s 2.0/5.  At 10p Univision’s debut of Vecinos earned a 1.6/4, and Telemundo a 0.4/1 for the hour.

Live + Same Day Ratings: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.


Fox     11.1/17 American Idol Day 16.2/24, State of the Union Address 6.1/9


CBS     5.6/9   NCIS [r], 7.6/11 State of the Union Address 4.7/7


ABC     4.1/6   According to Jim [r] 4.2/6, Rodney [r] 3.8/6, State of the Union Address 4.2/7


NBC     3.8/6   Fear Factor 3.2/5,  State of the Union Address 4.1/6


WB      3.7/6     Gilmore Girls 3.6/5, Supernatural 3.9/6


Univ    2.2/3     Contra Viento y Marea 2.4/4, Alborada 2.5/4, Vecinos [p]  1.8/3


UPN     1.3/2      Girlfriends [r] 1.2/2, Eve [r] 1.0/2, Veronica Mars [r] 1.4/2


Tele    0.7/1   El Cuerpo del Deseo 1.0/2, Corazon Partido 0.6/1, Decisiones-Casos Extraordinarios 0.5/1, Decisiones 0.5/1


A18-49:         Fox 8.0/20, WB 2.4/6, ABC 2.1/5, CBS and NBC 2.0/5, Univision 1.9/5, UPN 0.8/2, Telemundo 0.6/1


 The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1943 – On this day, the last German troops in the Soviet city of Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army, ending one of the pivotal battles of World War II.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question Courtesy of Reekha Gupta-MMT Sales/Boston: What famous Actor known for his “Fosse-style” of dancing did Olivia Newton-John dance with in her movie, “Xanadu?” GENE KELLY     Kudos to:  Glenn Proto-WTVD Disney; Synda Kollman-NBC/NY; Amy Pecorino-The Tony Danza Show/NY; Luis Asencio-Eagle Television/NY; Ryan Kinahan-Petry Media/Dallas; Adam Levin-Safer Cleaners; Pat Baughman-NCC Dallas/Dallas; Susan Stamm-KAKW/Austin TX; Annette Louis-Starz Entertainment Group/Englewood CO; Lou Zaccheo-Video from Video/LA; Barbara Goodman-AMC/Santa Monica; Lisa Tatum/LA; Kelly Lightner-HRP/LA; Dennis Treleven-Fox Cable Networks/LA; Nicole Kimmins-Warner Bros/Burbank; Louise Foglia-Premier PR/London


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM OXYGEN


Oxygen Begins ’06 With A Bang!

January ’06 earned Oxygen’s highest-ever ratings among Households and W18-49,
making it our most-watched month-to-date!

Stay tuned for more good news in February,
as Oxygen adds more than 9.8 million homes to our universe!

Source: Nielsen Media Research, 12/26/05-1/29/06 Live HH & Women 18-49 Coverage Ratings. Most watched is based on P2+. Universe growth based on Feb’06 vs. Jan’06. Subject to qualifications available upon request.


 
Today’s Trivia Question:
This Boy Meets World actor played a role in the film the Graduate.  What was his now-famous line? (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.)

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02.02.06 – 4:53a
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JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH MGR/OMD: Primary research relating to study of emerging media tech effects. 2+ yrs of primary res. exp & knwldg of digital & emerging tech. Res/Sal Req’s to: [email protected] . Res. Mgr in subject line  (2/9)

JOB OPENING:  DIR PROGRAM PUBLICITY/NY: Oversee prgrm publicity. Report directly to COO. Work closely w pres of prgrmng, prgrmng dept, talent & producers.10 yrs public relations exp req’d. Send resume to: [email protected] (2/8)

JOB OPENING: DAZZLING DESIGN DIRECTOR/FOX O&O/ATLANTA: Mng & design. 3D Whiz. Expert Knwldg of Mac OS, After Effects, Photoshop.  Maya a plus. Reel/Resume: WAGA/FOX 5 1551 Briarcliff Rd  Atlanta GA  30306 (2/8)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRESS/NBC Universal/LA: Plan & execute west coast press strategy for Sci Fi & USA. 7 yrs publicity exp. www.nbcjobs.com keyword job #450031 (2/8)

JOB OPENING: INTERACTIVE PRODUCER 1-3 yrs. webmaster/producer exp. for a broadcasting station. BA in journalism or equivalent level of education and experience. Apply on line: [email protected] EOE (2/8)

JOB OPENING: NEWS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/KGO-TV/SAN FRANCISCO: Must have min 3yrs major market exp supervising story development for special projects unit. For more info go to: www.abc7news.com (2/7)

JOB OPENING: DIR/MARKETING /OLN/Stamford, CT:10 yrs CABLE NTWRK CONSUMER MKTG exp req’d. Dev/execute consumer/trade mrktng campaigns for OLN’s tent pole events/prgrmmng & trade messages. www.olntv.com Res/salary: [email protected] (2/7)

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]   (2/7)

JOB OPENING: PROD DEPT COORD/AMC/NYC Provide admin & prod support for VP. Prod exp pref. Exc comm, PC& follow up skills. resumes to [email protected] (2/7)

JOB OPENING: REGIONAL ACCT DIR/SCREENVISION/LA: Dev,  present & sell integrated media prgrms to clients in LA & W. Coast mrkts. Sales exp in radio, TV & Cable ind. a must. Much travel req’d.  Email res: [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: Love a challenge & want to make a difference in an organization? If so, we would like to talk to you about becoming VP/GM /WAZE-TV/ Evansville, IN. Send confidential resume: jpe@southcentral communications.net   EOE (2/4)

JOB OPENING: DIR MKTG SOLUTIONS/SPONSORSHIP DEVELOPMENT, LA, Oversee development and execution of innovative and traditional marketing platforms for G4 Brand. See www.g4tv.com for more info. Resume/salary req: [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: NATL SALES PLAN’R/COMCAST SPOTLIGHT/NY: Detail oriented & organized college grad w/ good comm skills; ability to write & present information. Interest in analytics, reading & learning. Apply online at www.comcast.com (2/4)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING PRODUCER, MKTNG /Discovery Nets/Silver Spring MD: Write/produce TV, print campaigns for on-air mktng, 5+ yrs on-air promo exp cble/brdcast, creative, post-prod exp. Apply: www.discovery.com . Job req#3136 (2/4)

JOB OPENING: PROJECT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AFFILIATE RELATIONS/Court TV, NY: For info go to: http://www.courttv.com/about/careers/ (2/4)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR RESEARCH DIRECTOR, SALES RESEARCH/Court TV, NY:  For info go to: http://www.courttv.com/about/careers/ (2/4)

JOB OPENING: VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT MARKETING SOLUTIONS/Court TV/NY: For info go to: http://www.courttv.com/about/careers/ (2/4)

JOB OPENING: PROMO PRODUCERS for Stamford based cable television network.  50 mins. Train from NYC.  Resume: [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION MGR/A&E Television Networks Stamford, CT:  Dvlp production plans & budgets for shows shoot, post & series. BA/BS. 7+ yrs. TV prod exp a MUST.  Min. 3 yrs. Prod budgets mgmt exp. Resume: [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC ASST/A&E Television Networks Stamford, CT:  Enter commercial traffic copy from clients & agencies into Gabriel system.  AA/BA/BS.  Knowledge of computers and traffic experience.  Resume:  [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/THE HOTEL NETWORKS/NYC Create Plans & Presentations, support AE’s while stewarding deals & pre/post analyses. Exc comm. nec. Resumes to [email protected] (2/3)

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]   (2/3)

JOB OPENING: VP, AFF FINANCE/Comcast/Philadelphia, PA: Oversight of all financial ops of the aff sales ops of Comcast’s national networks. Apply: http://careers.comcast.com , requisition 27603BR, [email protected] (2/3)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST, SALES RESEARCH /ABC Family/NY: Develop research reports & analyses to support national advertising sales, revenue planning, & marketing. [email protected]  reference # 102503AA. (2/3)

JOB OPENING: DIR DIGITAL MEDIA/Sundance Channel/NY: Implement online strategy, generate content, act as proj mgr for prod team & analyze online perf. 5+ yrs exp in website & content devlpt.Resumes to [email protected] (2/3)

JOB OPENING: SR. AE/Univision National Sales/LA: Must have 3-5 yrs brdcast sales, documented sales success and solid key client and agency contacts.  Fax resume to Laurie Kaman VP, Univision National Sales, L.A. ( 310) 348-3619. (2/8)

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] (2/17)

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: DEI Worldwide One of the leading “buzz-mrktng” agencies, DEI Worldwide/LA: Seeks online RESEARCH interns & BUSINESS DEV. interns. Proficient in excel/PP. Cvr Lttr, res & references to: [email protected] (2/7)

WINTER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: ACT ONE | EXECUTIVE PROGRAM (Hollywood, CA): Hollywood Internships & Executive Training Program. Email: [email protected].  Free Info Night: Thurs, Feb 9, 8pm. Details at www.actoneprogram.com/ep (2/9)

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

SITUATION WANTED: BUDGETS/ FREELANCER available for budget work. All genres: reality, game, episodic, feature films. Budgets from $75K to $15 Mil. Union/Non Union. 15 years of experience. Contact: [email protected]  (2/9)

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: Thursday, February 2, 2006


ABC             Dancing with the Stars, Crumbs, Primetime
CBS             Survivor Panama: Exile Island [p], CSI, Without a Trace
FOX             That ’70s Show, That ’70s Show [r],  The OC
NBC             Will & Grace, Four Kings, My Name is Earl, The Office, ER
i               Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Early Edition, Doc
UPN             Everybody Hates Chris, Love, Inc, Eve, Cuts
WB              Smallville, Beauty & the Geek II
TELE            El Cuerpo del Deseo,  Corazon Partido, Decisiones-Casos Extraordinarios, Decisiones
UNIV            Contra Viento y Marea, Alborada, Aqui y Ahora

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