Thursday, November 17th, 2005


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM COMCAST SPOTLIGHT


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CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis


11/17/05

Good morning.  It’s Thursday, November 17, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing. 

Lost Video Diaries are 20m original episodes, not aired on television, that will soon be available for your mobile – called mobisodes.  According to Hollywood Reporter, the Lost mobisodes are currently being filmed in Hawaii, all in preparation for a cellular deal that has not yet been announced, but is expected to break shortly.  And it’s interesting to note the original mobisodes are not being produced by ABC or Touchstone Television who produce the on-air series, but rather by the show’s executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are overseeing the effort. Two new characters will be introduced in the Diaries mobisodes, each with their own story lines, and while the characters are not mentioned in the primetime broadcast episodes, the goings on in primetime will direct the goings on in mobisodes.

NBC takes it all back.  Just last week the network ordered up six additional episodes of its feel-good reality series Three Wishes (Fridays at 9p), and yesterday they un-ordered. According to Variety, the reason could be twofold: CBS’ success with its recently rescheduled Close to Home improving their Friday night lineup and airing opposite Three Wishes, as well as NBC being in cutting-cost mode as a result of the season to date delivering less-than-hoped-for ratings.  What does this ultimately mean for Three Wishes?  The network has not said one way or the other, but what may be most telling is a quote in Variety from the show’s executive producer Andrew Glassman who refers to the show in the past tense:  “It was a quality show that was scheduled at the wrong time”, tho he also holds out hope the remaining episodes will earn another order for more eps.

New ABC Monday Night post-Football schedule, effective January 9, 2006:
8-9p             Wife Swap
9-930p           Emily’s Reasons Why Not
930-10p Jake in Progress
10-11p           The Bachelor

Tonight’s Premiere:
Sundance Channel:  Iconoclasts at 10p

* MORE GOOD STUFF *According to information from the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Assoc (BCFM) on numbers from Ernst & Young, the big three broadcasters were down 21.5% in third quarter in sales revenue as compared to 2004; and down by 8.3% for the first nine months of 2005.  Total net revenues of $2.2 billion for the third quarter are off $605 million from last year.  Without the benefit of the Summer Olympics this year, the biggest drop was in sports advertising, down $707 million year to year.  Those categories that were up year to year were primetime (+8.5%) and mornings (+6%).

Nick at Nite has ordered a second season of Hi-Jinks, its hidden-camera series with parents playing pranks on their kids, ordering 13 new episodes. The series will be produced by Stone & Company Ent, and hosted by Leila Sbitani.  In its first six weeks on the air, Hi-Jinks’ A18-49 audience scared up a 0.5 rating, and 532,000 viewers, a time period increase of 36% vs. last year.

Anderson Cooper 360 debuted on CNN in its new time period at 10p replacing NewsNight, and in its first week ending November 13, the show averaged 593,000 viewers.  That’s down 27% from NewsNight’s October average when both Anderson Cooper and Aaron Brown co-anchored NewsNight.  Anderson Cooper 360 dropped a third of its lead-in audience from Larry King, and is also down by 13% as compared to its own previous 7p time period.

SCI FI Channel has renewed its original series Battlestar Galatica for a third season. Production on the 20-episode order is slated to begin in Vancouver in February 2006 for premiere later in the year. The entire cast returns for the new season, including Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.  Also returning are executive producer and writer Ronald D. Moore and executive producer David Eick.

This is pretty cool – the NBC series Medium’s November 21st episode can be seen in 3-D (with those great cardboard special glasses, distributed by NBC via countless places including TV Guide).  But that’s not the cool part, although it may be.  The cool part is the show’s introduction starring from beyond the grave Rod Serling who explains the 3-D aspect, and instructs viewers when to put on their glasses, and assures those without that they too can enjoy the episode.  Serling will re-appear midway thru in 3-D, though always in black and white.  Producers grabbed and altered an opening sequence from Twilight Zone to create the :45-second appearance, at the okay of Serling’s estate and his wife, Carol.

MTV‘s finale of Laguna Beach delivered a 5.1 P12-34 rating, was the show’s highest rated episode for the entire season. According to MTV, the show was also the most watched telecast for the night in the P12-24 demo across all television, including the broadcast networks.

Bruce David Klein, President of Atlas Media Corp. announced the passing of Steven M. Friedman, SVP/Production, on November 15, 2005.  The entire staff of Atlas mourns this great loss, and extends its deepest sympathy to his wife Jennifer and family. Funeral services will take place at 11:45a tomorrow, Friday, November 18 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, NY, NY 10023.

BBC Worldwide has inked a first-look 3-year deal for scripted series in the U.S. with Sony Pictures Television.  As part of the agreement, Sony Pictures will have the first option to adapt BBC scripted comedy and drama formats for the U.S. 

NBC Universal Global Networks has signed on with A&E Television Networks to partner on a joint venture to own and operate The History Channel in Germany.  AETN first launched the channel in the country one year ago.

Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey will begin carrying ImaginAsian Entertainment, Inc.‘s ImaginAsian TV (iaTV) as of today, on channel 560.  Although iaTV is headquartered in New York City, this will be the first time the head office will be able to locally tune in to iaTV.  Future plans between iaTV and TWC include additional VOD services.

Time Warner in NYC will add 15 hours of Oxygen content to its VOD lineup starting today, all part of a long-term carriage deal the two.  In a special launch deal, Oxygen will offer their original film Romancing the Bride on the VOD service starting November 25th, one week before it premieres on the network. Other content will include programming from Oxygen’s Oh Baby VOD network as well as 80 songs from its Air Karaoke VOD network.

Correction:   Who’d’ve thunk it?!  Regis Philbin is headlining New Year’s Eve not for ABC, but for FOX! I know, I know, that’s where Ryan Seacrest was before, so the unanswered question is obvious: what happened to Seacrest?  Simple – he’s hosting ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special along with Dick Clark.  Regis’ Fox special New Year’s Eve Live airs on December 31 from 11p-1230a (and tape delayed on the west coast).

Yo! College Students! The December 1 issue of Cynopsis: Weekender will be entirely dedicated to and written by you guys on the topic of television.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a journalism or communications major, or just like to write.  You’ve seen enough television to have formed an opinion or two about the medium, about the shows, about its future, what you liked about its past. Make it funny, or serious, poignant or silly. Whatever TV topic strikes your whim!  Of all the stories submitted, only three or four will be chosen to be used in the December 1 edition, and those authors will be paid a buck a word (maximum of 350 words).  Deadline is November 23.  Submit your stories to me at
, and please be sure to include your school, city, year and major.

Pay attention now – this is important:  Once again, Virgin Mobile is proving that everyone is fair game.  The Chrismahanukwanzakah ads are back on television, radio and the internet this month.  The multicultural and politically incorrect spots feature a Dreidel Song rendition by Jewish twins and a Silent Chrismahanukwanzakah Night by a Hindu Santa.  MTV and mtvU will air the Carols spot while BET, Cartoon Network (Adult Swim), Comedy Central, FX, MTV, mtvU, The N and Spike will air The Help Line.  Oh, this year a toll-free help line manned by a Jew, a Hindu Santa, a gay elf and a Kwanzaa customer service rep will be able to help you with your Chrismahanukwanzakah gift dilemmas.  The number is 1-888-ELF-POOP.

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *The Golf Channel has announced another new reality series – this time cameras will be trained on the life of golfer John Daly, in the original series The Daly Planet.  The show is set to debut on January 18.  To golfers, John Daly is not only an extraordinarily talented player – who has won two major championships and typically ranks at the top of the PGA in driving distance – but he is also a man who struggles with a variety of his own demons. Hopefully, this show will find him on an up-swing.

Danny Devito will join the cast of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia next season.  He will co-star in the next which is slated to begin its second season this June.

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Larry Gerbrandt has joined Nielsen Entertainment as SVP/Senior Corporate Analyst, reporting to Andy Wing, President and CEO. Among his first initiatives is Benchmarking the Digital Household from Nielsen Entertainment Reports, which explores a broad range of penetration benchmarks for how the American household uses media, entertainment, information technologies, and services. Larry will utilize Nielsen Entertainment’s Actionable Entertainment Intelligence (AEI), the cross-section of data sets from Nielsen’s consulting and measurement businesses, to produce strategy-minded analyses on many of the complex questions facing entertainment executives today.   

Christina Wayne has joined AMC as VP/Scripted Series and Movies. In her new position, she will lead the production and development of AMC’s first-ever mini-series, newly titled Broken Trail.  Christina will report to Rob Sorcher, EVP/Programming, Packaging and Production for AMC.
 
Lisa Hsia has been appointed SVP/New Media and Special Projects, Bravo. Lisa will be responsible for identifying and maximizing programming opportunities in new and emerging media.  She will facilitate business initiatives, develop and initiate original programming to suit intra-company needs and stay on top of external opportunities for programming.
 
Doug Hurst has been appointed to SVP/ Scripps Networks On Demand and Affiliate Marketing.  Currently VP/Affiliate Marketing, Doug will keep those responsibilities and will also now work closely with all of the Scripps networks to develop and implement video on demand strategy.  He also will be involved in VOD content, distribution and operations.

* RATINGS*Nov Sweep: Day #13 – Tuesday — A18-49 Analysis:  CBS won the night on Tuesday, according to final numbers from Nielsen Media Research, with an overall 5.4/13 A18-49, ahead of NBC 4.8/12, Fox 4.0/10, ABC 3.2/8, WB 2.3/6, UPN 1.9/5.  The Country Music Awards topped all programming all night long, with the single exception of Law & Order SVU at 10p on NBC which delivered a 5.7/14.  NBC was the consistent #2 all night from 8-10p, while House on Fox was a very close #3 at 9p with a 4.9/11. UPN’s Vibe Awards delivered a 1.9/5 A18-49, the network’s highest rating on a Tuesday night in the past 12 months.

FINAL HOUSEHOLD RATINGS: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, for all Networks – program averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research. 


CBS     11.1/17  39th Annual Country Music Association Awards 11.1/17


NBC     7.8/12   The Biggest Loser 6.7/10, My Name is Earl 7.3/11, The Office 5.1/7, L&O: SVU 10.5/17


ABC     6.8/10   According to Jim 5.2/8, Hot Properties 4.5/7, Commander in Chief 8.3/12, Boston Legal  7.3/12


FOX     6.7/10   Bones 5.5/8, House 8.0/12


WB      3.4/5    Gilmore Girls 4.0/6, Supernatural  2.7/4


UPN     2.9/4    The Third Annual Vibe Awards 2.9/4


A18-49            CBS 5.4/13, NBC 4.8/12, Fox 4.0/10, ABC 3.2/8, WB 2.3/6, UPN 1.9/5


 


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM SUNDANCE CHANNEL


Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment
Present

INNOVATORS, GROUND SHAKERS, RULE BREAKERS

ICONOCLASTS ™
TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

Series premiere on Sundance Channel

Tonight 10 PM E/P

Samuel L. Jackson  +   Bill Russell
On family, fame, basketball, ego and breaking the rules
For more information go to iconoclaststv.com


The History Channel presents This Day in History:
1558-Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her 25-year-old half-sister, Elizabeth.  Elizabeth I’s long reign was arguably the most prosperous and glorious in English history.  It was marked by the staging of many of Shakespeare’s plays, the voyages of Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Ralegh, and the beginning of English efforts to settle the New World.  After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, English naval superiority erased the threat of a Spanish invasion, insuring the island nation’s peace and prosperity.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Back Up is the name of a dog on what TV show currently airing?  VERONICA MARS    Kudos to:  Amy Lynne Dickinson-Right Place Media/Lexington KY; Traci Borders-Fox Sports Net/NY; Kristin A. Jones-Carat USA/NY; Kevin Van Wye-WNDY TV/Indianapolis; Libby Newman-141 Premier/Chicago; Lorrie Shilling/Centennial CO; Shawna Berger-KWBT/Tulsa OK; Theresa Holloway-WABM/WTTO/Birmingham; Heather Limestahl-FOX 11/UPN 13/LA; Lee Nizani-CBS TV Network/LA; Jaime Berini-OMD/LA; Connie Marshall-FOX Broadcasting/LA; Sabrina Eisenstadt-GSN/Santa Monica; Deborah Ann Henderson-Accidental Entertainment/London.


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM COURT TV


What’s the address for the hottest dish in town?

The intersection of Elm and Maple Streets?  No.
Rural Route 3 and State Road 156?  Nope.
Hollywood and Vine??  That’s it!

HOLLYWOOD HEATSM .  Thursdays at 11PM E/P.  Young viewers love it.  Advertisers do, too. 
Check out courttvmediakit.com for more information.



Today’s Trivia Question:
  The pathological liar who was the corporate spokesperson for this certain make of cars was big during late ’80s.  He said horrible things and promised all kinds of wild guarantees.  Who was he?    (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.)


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM OXYGEN


 Oxygen’s Sunday Night Originals Keep Audiences Captive

Oxygen’s Sunday night true crime block, featuring Snapped & Relentless, is connecting with viewers!
Ratings for the sophomore series (Snapped) and its compelling new counterpart Relentless, have increased 100% from last year for the same time period, averaging a 0.4 HH rating.

Source: Nielsen Media Research 10/2/05-11/13/05, 10pm-11pm HH program averages vs. 10/3/04-11/14/04 10pm-11pm time period averages. Subject to qualifications available upon request.


Later — Cyn
11.17.05 – 5:23a
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A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT


Admit It. You thought Spandex looked Hot!

I Can’t Believe I Wore That – Premieres December 5th at 10p ET
Another True Original from WE.
For more information go to www.sales.we.tv


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JOB OPENING: TV NETWORK/CABLE & SPOT BUYER:  Openings in Boston. Two top national agencies with high profile accounts have openings. E-Mail in confidence Roche & Company Media Search @
  PH: 888-426-3900 (11/24)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR. RESEARCH, SALES INVENTORY MTV Music – Manage inventory, create strategy to align channel and sales goals. Understand programming strategy. 5-7 yrs exp in TV Research /Sales. EOE Apply to: www.mtvncareers.com (11/24)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASSISTANT-TV One, LLC, Chicago Office. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual. Visit our web site for a detailed job description and application details. www.tvoneonline.com (11/24)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – TV One, LLC, NY Office. Candidates must have strong experience in Ad Sales. Visit our web site for a detailed job description and application details. www.tvoneonline.com (11/24)

JOB OPENING:JR ACCT MGR/ON LINE PROMO AGENCY/LA: Prepare proposals, presentations & client reports. Fast pace enviro. Exc written/oral comm skills. Advanced w/ MS PP. BA req’d/relevant field. Res:
  (11/29)

JOB OPENING: SECRETARY /AMC/NY Supports busy Mktg dept. Proficiency w/MS Office, detail-oriented/deadline driven. resumes to
(11/24)

JOB OPENING: DIR ON-AIR PROMOTION/FINE LIVING – Lead our distinctive brand. 5yrs + creative mngmnt exp req’d, nat’l cable pref’d. Res & reel to: Scripps Networks, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville TN 37932; reference job # 4480-U (11/23)

JOB OPENING: EXEC ASST TO VP/DIC Ent Consumer Prods/LA: 3+ yrs exp. Maintain schedule, arrange travel, expense rpts, etc. MS Office. Organized, attn to detail, ability to shift priorities, reliable.
(11/23)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DOMESTIC SALES/DIC Ent Consumer Prods/LA: 2+ yrs licensing/sales exp. Establish & cultivate sales/licenses. Monitor performance. Comm & negotiation skills. Willing to travel.
(11/23)

JOB OPENING: COMM. ADMIN/TRAFFIC MGR/FOX Cable Networks/LA, CA. 3-5 yrs Traffic Mgmt Exp. must have adv. supported Cable Network exp. Encoda Traffic Sys. pref’d. Resumes: www.foxcareers.com . (11/23)

JOB OPENING: SALES CORD/CBS Network NY: Contact advertisers & agencies for comm’l in Sports program. BA/BS pref. Traffic exp req. Detailed w/exc comm skills. Late Fridays. Resume/salary
(subject Sales Cord). (11/23)

JOB OPENING: SR.DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/CNN/NY: 3-5 yrs Ad Sales Research exp and 1-2 years Digital Rsh exp; strong media math, analytical/problem solving skills, info www.turnerjobs.com #50986BR;Res:
(11/23)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER National Geographic Channel/DC: Provide editorial oversight of network programming from concept development through post production. Min 2+ yrs exp.  Apply at www.nationalgeographic.com (11/23)

JOB OPENING: DIR MEDIA PLANNING/AMC Programming/NY: Oversee daily log prod. Dev and apply promo & packaging strategies. Interact w/ sales, on-air, mktg, sched.5+ yrs min planning/traffic exp. resumes
(11/22)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/GALAVISION/NYC: Highly-motivated w/ exc. selling/media/presentation skills & extensive agency/client relations. Span-speaking pref’d, Fax res & cvr letter to (212)953-0191 or:
Subj: AE (11/29)

JOB OPENING: RES. ANALYST/RAINBOW MEDIA/NY: 2+yrs media res. exp, cable ntwrk pref d. Enthus. for res. & understanding creative use position’g #’s. Exc. PC skills. Analyze data & create sales pres.
(11/22)

JOB OPENING: DESIGNER, OFF-AIR CREATIVE Comedy Central/NYC. 3+yrs print design exp.  Entert ind a plus. Strng design/typography exp.  Strng Photoshop/Illust & InDesign. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (11/22)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC MGR/MEDIA DATA & ANALYSIS/The Ad Council/NY: 1-2 yrs exp w/ database mgmt, attention to detail req’d.  Strong organ. & Excel skills.  Apply:
  – job title subject line & indicate salary reqs (11/19)

JOB OPENING: LIME, INTEGRATED AD SALES COORD/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:
(11/19)

JOB OPENING: LIME,  ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/NY: New media comp w/ green, health & wellness prgrmng on cable, satellite radio, internet, VOD & DVD. 5-7 years media sales exp cable/internet req’d. Resumes:
  (11/19)

JOB OPENING: PT FREELANCE FORMAT PRODUCER – AETN Intn’l: screen & prep programs for intn’l format, record time code notes on aud/vid elements, supv online sessions. 5yrs prod exp/3+yrs format exp. Res & sal req:
(11/19)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR PRODUCER /PlayhouseDisney.com:, Kids Content a MUST, online strategy, creative production, learning-based games, MBA preferred, 5 years of Internet TV experience; BURBANK, CA apply to:
(11/22)

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
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Winter Internship Credits Only: PRODUCTION/RESEARCH INTERN, Lion TV/History Detectives – NYC: Assist in story research for PBS series; some admin work. College credit. Send resume to:
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SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED —

SITUATION WANTED: Energetic, personable, outgoing, responsible college graduate seeking full time MEDIA POSITION in NYC. Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Radio/TV. Quick learner, team player, self-starter.
(11/24)
 
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SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION COORD/Researcher seeking work in Documentary and/or Ind Films. Over 2 yrs exp in cable, brdcast, & live TV.  Selfstarter, detail oriented, young, gregarious.  Willing to travel & relocate. georginafrieze @yahoo.com (11/19)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Thursday, November 17, 2005


ABC              Alias, Primetime, Primetime
CBS              Survivor: Guatemala, CSI, Without a Trace
FOX              The OC, Reunion
NBC              Joey, Will & Grace, The Apprentice,  ER
i                      Diagnosis Murder, Gaither Homecoming
UPN              Everybody Hates Chris, Love Inc., Eve, Cuts
WB               Smallville, Everwood
TELE             El Cuerpo del Deseo, Corazon Partido, Decisiones
UNIV             Contra Viento y  Marea,  La Esposa Virgen, Aqui y AhoraA CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DOMESTIC CABLE DISTRIBUTION


VERONICA MARS
A Smart, Intelligent Series with a Fabulous Star in Kristen Bell

UP YEAR-TO-YEAR:
+13% W18-49, +17% W18-34, +28% F12-34

VERONICA MARS
Available exclusively from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution
WBDCD.com: Get with the programming  online.

Available exclusively from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution
WBDCD.com: Get with the programming  online.

Source: NTI Explorer, US Rtg, Season Premiere To Date (9/19-11/13/05 vs. 9/20-11/14/04).


CYNTHIA TURNER’S
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11/16/05

Good morning.  It’s Wednesday, November 16, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing. 

The report from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting‘s Inspector General Kenneth Konz reveals that former CPB Chairman, Kenneth Tomlinson violated the ethics of the office he held in hiring Patricia Harrison, former co-chairperson of the Republican National Committee, as the new CPB President and CEO.  Stepping even further into the murky waters of unethical behavior, Konz writes in his report that Tomlinson, “violated his fiduciary responsibilities and statutory prohibitions against Board member involvement in programming decisions” in his participation in the development of The Journal Editorial Report, a public affairs program.  In addition Konz’s report reproached Tomlinson for making decisions and moves without the consultation of the CPB Board of Directors when he ordered the monitoring of public TV and radio programs, including Now with Bill Moyers and The Diane Rehm Show.  However, the report vindicated Tomlinson for hiring two ombudsmen for the CPB as well as his using a Bush White House staff member to write a press release and draft talking points regarding the hiring of those ombudsmen.  Also included in Inspector General Konz’s report was a statement from Tomlinson stating that he was “disappointed, but not surprised,” by the findings.

CYNTHIA TURNER’S
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11/16/05

Good morning.  It’s Wednesday, November 16, 2005, and this is your first early morning briefing. 

The report from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting‘s Inspector General Kenneth Konz reveals that former CPB Chairman, Kenneth Tomlinson violated the ethics of the office he held in hiring Patricia Harrison, former co-chairperson of the Republican National Committee, as the new CPB President and CEO.  Stepping even further into the murky waters of unethical behavior, Konz writes in his report that Tomlinson, “violated his fiduciary responsibilities and statutory prohibitions against Board member involvement in programming decisions” in his participation in the development of The Journal Editorial Report, a public affairs program.  In addition Konz’s report reproached Tomlinson for making decisions and moves without the consultation of the CPB Board of Directors when he ordered the monitoring of public TV and radio programs, including Now with Bill Moyers and The Diane Rehm Show.  However, the report vindicated Tomlinson for hiring two ombudsmen for the CPB as well as his using a Bush White House staff member to write a press release and draft talking points regarding the hiring of those ombudsmen.  Also included in Inspector General Konz’s report was a statement from Tomlinson stating that he was “disappointed, but not surprised,” by the findings.

* MORE GOOD STUFF *

Discovery Health Channel has set December 27 at 8p for the premiere of a new original weekly series Dr. Know, starring Dr. Paul Trotman, a real doctor (not just one on TV). Dr. Trotman is a New Zealand native and in each episode will disprove, discredit and debunk medical and health myths, folk tales and not to tru-isms. Dr. Know is produced by Discovery Prod Group.

PBS has ordered up a 4th season of History Detective, set to premiere next summer, from Oregon Public Broadcasting and UK’s Lion Television. History Detectives combines forensic technology and detective work to find out more about family legends, stories behind potentially extraordinary object in normal American homes, cities and towns.

CNBC is launching a global 2-hour daily business news program with anchors in New York, London and Singapore.  The show (thus far without an official title), is set to launch on December 19 replacing Wake-Up Call, and will utilize CNBC, CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia resources.  It will focus on international trend analysis, global investments and live reports from key global financial centers.  The broadcast will be anchored by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in New York, Ross Westgate in London and Christine Tan in Singapore.  Jeremy Pink, CNBC’s VP/International News and Programming, will run the program.  Also Squawk Box will get a new set of anchors with Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, with editor Joel Kernen.  And Mark Haines will anchor an additional hour of from 9-10a with David Faber called Squawk on the Street.

And changes at MSNBC with the cancellation of Connected Coast to Coast, and weekend series MSNBC at the Movies and MSNBC Entertainment Hot List.  While no official announcements on what will replace each of these series, we do know the new Maury Povich/Connie Chung weekend series will show up on the schedule on Saturday morning as of January 7 at 10a, and repeating on Sunday mornings.

It just seems that whenever ABC re-discovers they have Regis Philbin in the house (which they seem to forget from time to time), they suddenly put him everywhere.  Regis is still headlining his morning talk show with Kelly Ripa, and has recently been named the new host of the special series This is Your Life, and now will also return to host New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to drop the ball in New York’s Times Square. 

Note to self: Gabriel Byrne just doesn’t do enough primetime TV.  Isn’t there someone you can talk to about that?

Discovery Health Channel has set December 27 at 8p for the premiere of a new original weekly series Dr. Know, starring Dr. Paul Trotman, a real doctor (not just one on TV). Dr. Trotman is a New Zealand native and in each episode will disprove, discredit and debunk medical and health myths, folk tales and not to tru-isms. Dr. Know is produced by Discovery Prod Group.

PBS has ordered up a 4th season of History Detective, set to premiere next summer, from Oregon Public Broadcasting and UK’s Lion Television. History Detectives combines forensic technology and detective work to find out more about family legends, stories behind potentially extraordinary object in normal American homes, cities and towns.

CNBC is launching a global 2-hour daily business news program with anchors in New York, London and Singapore.  The show (thus far without an official title), is set to launch on December 19 replacing Wake-Up Call, and will utilize CNBC, CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia resources.  It will focus on international trend analysis, global investments and live reports from key global financial centers.  The broadcast will be anchored by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in New York, Ross Westgate in London and Christine Tan in Singapore.  Jeremy Pink, CNBC’s VP/International News and Programming, will run the program.  Also Squawk Box will get a new set of anchors with Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, with editor Joel Kernen.  And Mark Haines will anchor an additional hour of from 9-10a with David Faber called Squawk on the Street.

And changes at MSNBC with the cancellation of Connected Coast to Coast, and weekend series MSNBC at the Movies and MSNBC Entertainment Hot List.  While no official announcements on what will replace each of these series, we do know the new Maury Povich/Connie Chung weekend series will show up on the schedule on Saturday morning as of January 7 at 10a, and repeating on Sunday mornings.

It just seems that whenever ABC re-discovers they have Regis Philbin in the house (which they seem to forget from time to time), they suddenly put him everywhere.  Regis is still headlining his morning talk show with Kelly Ripa, and has recently been named the new host of the special series This is Your Life, and now will also return to host New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to drop the ball in New York’s Times Square. 

Note to self: Gabriel Byrne just doesn’t do enough primetime TV.  Isn’t there someone you can talk to about that?

* NEW ORDERS / CASTING / DEVELOPMENT / PRODUCTION *

Joining the cast of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy from Touchstone Television Production will be Sara (Sod-da) Ramirez for a seven episode arc. 

here! has ordered up a second season of its original series Dante’s Cove. This is the first original series for the network to be renewed. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2005 with six one-hour episodes.

CBS has ordered a script with penalty of a 60m comedy/drama starring Minnie Driver  and called Keep Up with the Jones’, written by Cliff Dorfman and co-created by Dorfman and Gavin O’Connor. Driver plays an undercover agent who works with her husband/partner, and they attempt to save their on-the-rocks marriage while also saving the world. Solaris and Paramount Network TV.

TNT has cast Michael Rispoli and Billy Burke in the pilot of its drama project Talk to Me about hostage negotiators. The pilot was written by Paul Guyot and will be directed by Nick Gomez.

Gigi Levangie Grazer’s best selling novel The Starter Wife is being developed into a six part miniseries for the USA Network. The story is about a woman who has long been married to a Hollywood studio executive, and is no getting divorced. The script will be written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, and produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and NBC Universal TV.

E! has ordered up a new unscripted series where cameras follow the day-in and day-out life of singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb called #1 Single. E! plans eight half hour episodes, which is set to premiere after the first of the year.

Comedy Central has picked up a new series called American Lives from DreamWorks Television.  If this one sounds familiar, it should – the show was bandied about by NBC as a potential addition to its primetime lineup. NBC passed and now the show has a new home at Comedy Central. The cabler has ordered 10 episodes of this half-scripted/half-improv’d series from exec producer Dan Mazer.  Comedy Central plans to add it to their primetime schedule this summer.

Casting Call:  Perhaps you remember the great fun the cooks obviously had last year, or the warm and fuzzy response they received from this show’s host chef – and if not, perhaps you do recall the big payoff for the winner?  Here ye, here ye, Hell’s Kitchen is opening for business again and is looking for a new group of contestant chefs.  You don’t need to be a professional, though that’s okay, but you must love to cook and have a huge passion for cooking that will override any trepidation you may have of being within striking range of Chef Gordon Ramsey. Casting begins in approx 2 weeks – email them now and let them know you’re interested at
or
, and be sure to put “Brenda – Hell’s Kitchen” in the subject line. Include your name, age, occupation, the extent of your culinary skills, city, contact info and television number and why you’d be perfect for this show, and a photo if possible. Good luck!

* EXECUTIVE MOVES *

Robin Garfield has joined the Scripps Networks research department in the newly created position of VP/Sales Research and Strategy.  Robin will lead the efforts of the Scripps Networks Sales and Strategic Research teams in supporting the growing research and information needs of the ad sales, affiliate sales, corporate communications and business strategy departments

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has recast the role of President, after the departure of Heidi Diamond three months ago.  Sheraton Kalouria will step in as MSLO Prez, reporting to CEO Susan Lyne.  He will oversee MSLO’s public television series, Everyday Food; the nationally syndicated Petkeeping with Marc Morrone; and original programs produced for the Style Network and the Discovery Networks, as well as all program development efforts and distribution of the MSLO TV library.

Robin Garfield has joined the Scripps Networks research department in the newly created position of VP/Sales Research and Strategy.  Robin will lead the efforts of the Scripps Networks Sales and Strategic Research teams in supporting the growing research and information needs of the ad sales, affiliate sales, corporate communications and business strategy departments

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has recast the role of President, after the departure of Heidi Diamond three months ago.  Sheraton Kalouria will step in as MSLO Prez, reporting to CEO Susan Lyne.  He will oversee MSLO’s public television series, Everyday Food; the nationally syndicated Petkeeping with Marc Morrone; and original programs produced for the Style Network and the Discovery Networks, as well as all program development efforts and distribution of the MSLO TV library.

 * RATINGS *

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of 11/7-13/05:
Primetime      (000)    Total Pgm Day   (000)
ESPN             3254     NICK              2404
USA              2784     NAN*              1471
TBS              2184     USA               1239
TNT              2159     CARTOON 1170
FOXNEWS 1766     ESPN             1165
NAN              1726     TBS               1136
LIFETIME         1670    TNT               1124
CARTOON 1550     ADULT SWIM*     1097
SPIKE TV         1271    LIFETIME         972
FX               1182     FOXNEWS 948
 Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 109,600,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of 11/7-13/05:
Primetime      (000)    Total Pgm Day   (000)
ESPN             3254     NICK              2404
USA              2784     NAN*              1471
TBS              2184     USA               1239
TNT              2159     CARTOON 1170
FOXNEWS 1766     ESPN             1165
NAN              1726     TBS               1136
LIFETIME         1670    TNT               1124
CARTOON 1550     ADULT SWIM*     1097
SPIKE TV         1271    LIFETIME         972
FX               1182     FOXNEWS 948
 Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 109,600,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of 11/7-13/05:
Primetime     (000)     Total Pgm Day   (000)
ESPN             1650     ESPN              651
USA              1431     USA               639
TBS              1207     TBS               629
TNT              1014     NAN*              602
FX               710      TNT               563
LIFETIME         652     ADULT SWIM*     561
SPIKE TV         629     NICK              553
MTV              561      LIFETIME         435
NAN              539      FX                400
DISCOVERY        501     SPIKE             319
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 109,600,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of 11/7-13/05:
Primetime     (000)     Total Pgm Day   (000)
ESPN             1650     ESPN              651
USA              1431     USA               639
TBS              1207     TBS               629
TNT              1014     NAN*              602
FX               710      TNT               563
LIFETIME         652     ADULT SWIM*     561
SPIKE TV         629     NICK              553
MTV              561      LIFETIME         435
NAN              539      FX                400
DISCOVERY        501     SPIKE             319
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 109,600,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of week of 11/7-13/05
Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of week of 11/7-13/05
ESPN     Browns/Steelers          5486
ESPN    NFL Prime Time           2680
USA     WWE Mon 9p               2453
FX      Nip Tuck                 2424
USA     WWE Mon 10p              2394
ESPN    Coll. Fball Saturday    2123
TBS     Grinch Stole Xmas       2087
MTV     Laguna Beach             2014
USA     How to Lose Guy 10 Dys  1934
ESPN    Sportscenter              1897
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 109,600,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 11/7-13/2005:
Broadcast Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of 11/7-13/2005:
ABC:     Desperate Housewives             14,350
CBS:    CSI                                 13,270
ABC:    Grey’s Anatomy                    11,510
ABC:    NFL Monday Night Football        11,400
ABC:    Lost                                10,810
CBS:     Survivor                                            8970
ABC:    EM: Home Edition                 8810
NBC:    ER                                  8680
CBS:    CSI: NY                            8410
CBS:    CSI: Miami                        8350
Source:  Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer

Nov Sweep: Day #12 – Monday — A18-49 Analysis:Nov Sweep: Day #12 – Monday — A18-49 Analysis:  ABC with the significant strength of the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles, won the night on Monday in final ratings from Nielsen Media Research, posting an overall 5.7/15 among A18-49.  CBS was #2 with a 4.9/12, followed by NBC 3.6/9, Fox 3.2/8, WB 1.7/4, UPN 1.4/4. At 8p CBS won the hour by the slim margin of a single share point over ABC, with its comedy combo of King of Queens (3.5/9) and How I met Your Mother (3.7/9). ABC had the rest of the night wrapped up with Monday Night Football scoring a 7.1/18.  Aside from sports, CBS was the consistent #2 from 9-11p, earning an 11 share at 9-10p, and then CSI Miami pulling in a 6.4/16 at 10p.

FINAL HOUSEHOLD RATINGS: Monday, November 14, 2005, for all Networks – program averages. Monday, November 14, 2005, for all Networks – program averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research. 


ABC     10.2/16  Wife Swap 5.5/9,  ABC MNF: Dallas Cowboys v. Philadelphia Eagles 12.4/20 (game ended at 11:51p)


 


CBS     9.7/15   King of Queens 7.3/11, How I Met Your Mother 6.8/10, 2-1/2 Men 10.1/15, Out of Practice 8.4/12, CSI: Miami   12.9/20


NBC     7.2/11   Surface 5.9/9, Las Vegas 7.4/11, Medium  8.4/13

NBC     7.2/11   Surface 5.9/9, Las Vegas 7.4/11, Medium  8.4/13


FOX     4.8/7    Prison Break [r] 3.6/5, Prison Break 6.0/9


WB      2.9/4    7th Heaven 3.9/6, Related 1.9/3


A18-49            ABC 5.7/15, CBS 4.9/12, NBC 3.6/9, Fox 3.2/8, WB 1.7/4, UPN 1.4/4



A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION


CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION


 

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION


CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION



Minneapolis is Mad for Martha
KARE/N – 10:00am-12:00n
KARE/N – 10:00am-12:00n

  • Highest rating in time period in 17 years
  • #1 in time period with W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54
  • Triples its lead-in with W18-34, W18-49, W25-54
  • #1 in time period with W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54
  • Triples its lead-in with W18-34, W18-49, W25-54

Source: NSI/SNAP 3, October ’05 vs. Oct. ’89-Oct ’04 (HH Rating); increase based on demo ratings; 1/4 hour lead-in.




The History Channel
The History Channel presents This Day in HistoryThis Day in History:
1776 – Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 mercenaries capture Fort Washington in upper Manhattan.  After a brief siege, three thousand Continental forces, led by Colonel Robert Magaw, surrendered.  The outlines of the fort, which incorporate the highest natural point in Manhattan, are visible today in the Washington Heights neighborhood’s lovely Bennett Park.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: In 1986 this TV sitcom was actually titled after the lead actress’ real first name.  In a salary dispute, she quit. Her character was killed off and replaced by another actress.  The show was then renamed to what?  VALERIE (Harper) later was renamed THE HOGAN FAMILY     Kudos to: Gary Lico-Cableready/Norwalk; Peter Bakalian-Rankin/Bass Productions/NY; Alan Asarch-Pearson Education/Parsipany NJ; Christina Ricucci Owen-Millenia 3 Communications Inc/Atlanta; Gretchen Brad-KDAF/Dallas; Wil Allmendinger-Tribune/Chicago; Tom Nankival-WKOW-TV/ABC/Madison WI; Earl Siadak-Charter Advertising/St Louis; Joan Lee-KWBA-Tucson AZ; Jeff Meier/LA; Michael Madnick-FremantleMedia/Santa Monica; Jimmy Cuomo-Freelance Production Designer/Hollywood CA; Barbara Ann Moran-Nielsen Entertainment/LA; John Rutherford-Portfolio Ent/Toronto Ontario Canada; Lynn Valiquette-Ellis Releasing/Toronto Ontario

In 1986 this TV sitcom was actually titled after the lead actress’ real first name.  In a salary dispute, she quit. Her character was killed off and replaced by another actress.  The show was then renamed to what?  VALERIE (Harper) later was renamed THE HOGAN FAMILY     Kudos to: Gary Lico-Cableready/Norwalk; Peter Bakalian-Rankin/Bass Productions/NY; Alan Asarch-Pearson Education/Parsipany NJ; Christina Ricucci Owen-Millenia 3 Communications Inc/Atlanta; Gretchen Brad-KDAF/Dallas; Wil Allmendinger-Tribune/Chicago; Tom Nankival-WKOW-TV/ABC/Madison WI; Earl Siadak-Charter Advertising/St Louis; Joan Lee-KWBA-Tucson AZ; Jeff Meier/LA; Michael Madnick-FremantleMedia/Santa Monica; Jimmy Cuomo-Freelance Production Designer/Hollywood CA; Barbara Ann Moran-Nielsen Entertainment/LA; John Rutherford-Portfolio Ent/Toronto Ontario Canada; Lynn Valiquette-Ellis Releasing/Toronto Ontario


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM COURT TV


COURT TV


 

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM COURT TV


COURT TV


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A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT


CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT


 

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT


CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT


Some Girls Get a nose job for their Birthday.

                  Amateurs.

Daddy’s Spoiled Little Girl – Premieres December 11th at 10p ET
Another
Daddy’s Spoiled Little Girl – Premieres December 11th at 10p ET
Another True Original from WE.
For more information go to www.sales.we.tv


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JOB OPENING: TV NETWORK/CABLE & SPOT BUYER: Openings in Boston. Two top national agencies with high profile accounts have openings. E-Mail in confidence Roche & Company Media Search @
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JOB OPENING: ON AIR DIR/Sundance Channel/NY: Highly creative & strategic with strong directing/writing skills & knowledge of interstitial planning. Prev mgmt exp & min 5 yrs on-air prod exp. Resumes to
(11/17)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MGR/ACCT EXEC/OPEN TV/NY: Proven leader w/ extensive exp as Prod Mgr. Responsible for definition & Deployment and sales of TV advertising sales. BA or equiv exp. Res to:
/ACCT EXEC/OPEN TV/NY: Proven leader w/ extensive exp as Prod Mgr. Responsible for definition & Deployment and sales of TV advertising sales. BA or equiv exp. Res to:
(11/17)

JOB OPENING: SERVICING MGR/LA:  For growing Internat’l Distribution co.  BA, 1-2 yrs post prod or service related field. Knwldg of Excel & ACT. Bi-lingual a +.  $35K + benefits.  Email resume to:
(11/17)

/LA:  For growing Internat’l Distribution co.  BA, 1-2 yrs post prod or service related field. Knwldg of Excel & ACT. Bi-lingual a +.  $35K + benefits.  Email resume to:
(11/17)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR PRODUCER /PlayhouseDisney.com:, Kids Content a MUST, online strategy, creative production, learning-based games, MBA preferred, 5 years of Internet TV experience; BURBANK, CA apply to: SENIOR PRODUCER /PlayhouseDisney.com:, Kids Content a MUST, online strategy, creative production, learning-based games, MBA preferred, 5 years of Internet TV experience; BURBANK, CA apply to:
(11/22)

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
.

Winter Internship Credits Only – 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
.

Winter Internship Credits Only: PRODUCTION/RESEARCH INTERN, Lion TV/History Detectives – NYC: Assist in story research for PBS series; some admin work. College credit. Send resume to:
  (11/23)

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

SITUATION WANTED:POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED —

SITUATION WANTED: WRITER/PRODUCER : Track-record in developing reality concepts and formats (BRAVO, ABC FAMILY, TRIO) Experience producing and writing for reality tv. Will travel anywhere. Contact:
(11/22)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION COORD/Researcher seeking work in Documentary and/or Ind Films. Over 2 yrs exp in cable, brdcast, & live TV.  Selfstarter, detail oriented, young, gregarious.  Willing to travel & relocate. georginafrieze @yahoo.com (11/19)

E-mail
for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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


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for specs.


 

JOB OPENING: DIR ON-AIR PROMOTION/FINE LIVING – Lead our distinctive brand. 5yrs + creative mngmnt exp req’d, nat’l cable pref’d. Res & reel to: Scripps Networks, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville TN 37932; reference job # 4480-U (11/23)

/FINE LIVING – Lead our distinctive brand. 5yrs + creative mngmnt exp req’d, nat’l cable pref’d. Res & reel to: Scripps Networks, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville TN 37932; reference job # 4480-U (11/23)

JOB OPENING: EXEC ASST TO VP/DIC Ent Consumer Prods/LA: 3+ yrs exp. Maintain schedule, arrange travel, expense rpts, etc. MS Office. Organized, attn to detail, ability to shift priorities, reliable.
(11/23)

EXEC ASST TO VP/DIC Ent Consumer Prods/LA: 3+ yrs exp. Maintain schedule, arrange travel, expense rpts, etc. MS Office. Organized, attn to detail, ability to shift priorities, reliable.
(11/23)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DOMESTIC SALES/DIC Ent Consumer Prods/LA: 2+ yrs licensing/sales exp. Establish & cultivate sales/licenses. Monitor performance. Comm & negotiation skills. Willing to travel.
(11/23)

DIC Ent Consumer Prods/LA: 2+ yrs licensing/sales exp. Establish & cultivate sales/licenses. Monitor performance. Comm & negotiation skills. Willing to travel.
(11/23)

JOB OPENING: COMM. ADMIN/TRAFFIC MGR/FOX Cable Networks/LA, CA. 3-5 yrs Traffic Mgmt Exp. must have adv. supported Cable Network exp. Encoda Traffic Sys. pref’d. Resumes: /FOX Cable Networks/LA, CA. 3-5 yrs Traffic Mgmt Exp. must have adv. supported Cable Network exp. Encoda Traffic Sys. pref’d. Resumes: www.foxcareers.com . (11/23)

JOB OPENING: SALES CORD/CBS Network NY: Contact advertisers & agencies for comm’l in Sports program. BA/BS pref. Traffic exp req. Detailed w/exc comm skills. Late Fridays. Resume/salary
(subject Sales Cord). (11/23)

/CBS Network NY: Contact advertisers & agencies for comm’l in Sports program. BA/BS pref. Traffic exp req. Detailed w/exc comm skills. Late Fridays. Resume/salary
(subject Sales Cord). (11/23)

JOB OPENING: SR.DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/CNN/NY: 3-5 yrs Ad Sales Research exp and 1-2 years Digital Rsh exp; strong media math, analytical/problem solving skills, info www.turnerjobs.com #50986BR;Res:
(11/23)

/CNN/NY: 3-5 yrs Ad Sales Research exp and 1-2 years Digital Rsh exp; strong media math, analytical/problem solving skills, info www.turnerjobs.com #50986BR;Res:
(11/23)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER National Geographic Channel/DC: Provide editorial oversight of network programming from concept development through post production. Min 2+ yrs exp.  Apply at National Geographic Channel/DC: Provide editorial oversight of network programming from concept development through post production. Min 2+ yrs exp.  Apply at www.nationalgeographic.com (11/23)

JOB OPENING: DIR MEDIA PLANNING/AMC Programming/NY: Oversee daily log prod. Dev and apply promo & packaging strategies. Interact w/ sales, on-air, mktg, sched.5+ yrs min planning/traffic exp. resumes
(11/22)

DIR MEDIA PLANNING/AMC Programming/NY: Oversee daily log prod. Dev and apply promo & packaging strategies. Interact w/ sales, on-air, mktg, sched.5+ yrs min planning/traffic exp. resumes
(11/22)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/GALAVISION/NYC: Highly-motivated w/ exc. selling/media/presentation skills & extensive agency/client relations. Span-speaking pref’d, Fax res & cvr letter to (212)953-0191 or:
Subj: AE (11/29)

NYC: Highly-motivated w/ exc. selling/media/presentation skills & extensive agency/client relations. Span-speaking pref’d, Fax res & cvr letter to (212)953-0191 or:
Subj: AE (11/29)

JOB OPENING: RES. ANALYST/RAINBOW MEDIA/NY: 2+yrs media res. exp, cable ntwrk pref d. Enthus. for res. & understanding creative use position’g #’s. Exc. PC skills. Analyze data & create sales pres.
(11/22)

/RAINBOW MEDIA/NY: 2+yrs media res. exp, cable ntwrk pref d. Enthus. for res. & understanding creative use position’g #’s. Exc. PC skills. Analyze data & create sales pres.
(11/22)

JOB OPENING: DESIGNER, OFF-AIR CREATIVE Comedy Central/NYC. 3+yrs print design exp.  Entert ind a plus. Strng design/typography exp.  Strng Photoshop/Illust & InDesign. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply Comedy Central/NYC. 3+yrs print design exp.  Entert ind a plus. Strng design/typography exp.  Strng Photoshop/Illust & InDesign. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (11/22)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC MGR/MEDIA DATA & ANALYSIS/The Ad Council/NY: 1-2 yrs exp w/ database mgmt, attention to detail req’d.  Strong organ. & Excel skills.  Apply:
  – job title subject line & indicate salary reqs (11/19)

ASSOC MGR/MEDIA DATA & ANALYSIS/The Ad Council/NY: 1-2 yrs exp w/ database mgmt, attention to detail req’d.  Strong organ. & Excel skills.  Apply:
  – job title subject line & indicate salary reqs (11/19)

JOB OPENING: LIME, INTEGRATED AD SALES COORD/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:
(11/19)

LIME, INTEGRATED AD SALES COORD/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:
(11/19)

JOB OPENING: LIME,  ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/NY: New media comp w/ green, health & wellness prgrmng on cable, satellite radio, internet, VOD & DVD. 5-7 years media sales exp cable/internet req’d. Resumes:
  (11/19)

LIME,  ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/NY: New media comp w/ green, health & wellness prgrmng on cable, satellite radio, internet, VOD & DVD. 5-7 years media sales exp cable/internet req’d. Resumes:
  (11/19)

JOB OPENING: PT FREELANCE FORMAT PRODUCER – AETN Intn’l: screen & prep programs for intn’l format, record time code notes on aud/vid elements, supv online sessions. 5yrs prod exp/3+yrs format exp. Res & sal req:
(11/19)

– AETN Intn’l: screen & prep programs for intn’l format, record time code notes on aud/vid elements, supv online sessions. 5yrs prod exp/3+yrs format exp. Res & sal req:
(11/19)

JOB OPENING: TV NETWORK/CABLE & SPOT BUYER: Openings in Boston. Two top national agencies with high profile accounts have openings. E-Mail in confidence Roche & Company Media Search @
  PH: 888-426-3900 (11/17)

JOB OPENING: ON AIR DIR/Sundance Channel/NY: Highly creative & strategic with strong directing/writing skills & knowledge of interstitial planning. Prev mgmt exp & min 5 yrs on-air prod exp. Resumes to
(11/17)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MGR/ACCT EXEC/OPEN TV/NY: Proven leader w/ extensive exp as Prod Mgr. Responsible for definition & Deployment and sales of TV advertising sales. BA or equiv exp. Res to:
/ACCT EXEC/OPEN TV/NY: Proven leader w/ extensive exp as Prod Mgr. Responsible for definition & Deployment and sales of TV advertising sales. BA or equiv exp. Res to:
(11/17)

JOB OPENING: SERVICING MGR/LA:  For growing Internat’l Distribution co.  BA, 1-2 yrs post prod or service related field. Knwldg of Excel & ACT. Bi-lingual a +.  $35K + benefits.  Email resume to:
(11/17)

/LA:  For growing Internat’l Distribution co.  BA, 1-2 yrs post prod or service related field. Knwldg of Excel & ACT. Bi-lingual a +.  $35K + benefits.  Email resume to:
(11/17)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR PRODUCER /PlayhouseDisney.com:, Kids Content a MUST, online strategy, creative production, learning-based games, MBA preferred, 5 years of Internet TV experience; BURBANK, CA apply to: SENIOR PRODUCER /PlayhouseDisney.com:, Kids Content a MUST, online strategy, creative production, learning-based games, MBA preferred, 5 years of Internet TV experience; BURBANK, CA apply to:
(11/22)

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
.

Winter Internship Credits Only – 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
.

Winter Internship Credits Only: PRODUCTION/RESEARCH INTERN, Lion TV/History Detectives – NYC: Assist in story research for PBS series; some admin work. College credit. Send resume to:
  (11/23)

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

SITUATION WANTED:POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED —

SITUATION WANTED: WRITER/PRODUCER : Track-record in developing reality concepts and formats (BRAVO, ABC FAMILY, TRIO) Experience producing and writing for reality tv. Will travel anywhere. Contact:
(11/22)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION COORD/Researcher seeking work in Documentary and/or Ind Films. Over 2 yrs exp in cable, brdcast, & live TV.  Selfstarter, detail oriented, young, gregarious.  Willing to travel & relocate. georginafrieze @yahoo.com (11/19)

E-mail
for rates and specs for Job Openings.

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


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


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005


ABC              George Lopez, Freddie, Lost, Invasion
CBS              I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash (OTO), Criminal  Minds, CSI: NY
FOX              That 70’s Show, Stacked, Trading Spouses
NBC              E-Ring, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Law & Order 
i                      Diagnosis Murder, Doc
UPN              America’s Next Top Model, Veronica Mars
WB               One Tree Hill, Related [r]
TELE             El Cuerpo del Deseo,  Corazon Partido, Decisiones
UNIV             Contra Viento y Marea, La Esposa Virgen,  Don Francisco Presenta

ABC              George Lopez, Freddie, Lost, Invasion
CBS              I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash (OTO), Criminal  Minds, CSI: NY
FOX              That 70’s Show, Stacked, Trading Spouses
NBC              E-Ring, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Law & Order 
i                      Diagnosis Murder, Doc
UPN              America’s Next Top Model, Veronica Mars
WB               One Tree Hill, Related [r]
TELE             El Cuerpo del Deseo,  Corazon Partido, Decisiones
UNIV             Contra Viento y Marea, La Esposa Virgen,  Don Francisco Presenta

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