Tuesday, April 5th, 2011



  • #1 original drama on cable this year
  • Collars a weekly average of over 5MM viewers
  • Best season ever for A18-34
  • Transmedia Experience 36 Hours is #1 game choice for visitors on USANetwork.com

USA Network – Characters Welcome
SOURCE:Nielsen Media Research. Click here  for the full source data.



Good morning. It’s Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and this is your first early morning briefing, coming to you this morning from Cannes, France and the MIPTV 2011 market. As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here

Tonight’s Premieres:
Bravo: Pregnant in Heels at 10p
OWN: Addicted to Food at 10p
Spike TV: Auction Hunters at 10p
DIY Network: Extra Yardage at 1030p

Tonight’s Finales:
Investigation Discovery: Cuff Me If You Can at 10p
BET: Let’s Stay Together at 1030p


2nd highest original series premiere in network history
1.1M (A25-54)
increases network prime average 127% (A25-54)

The Most Original Programming on Television- AMC
Source:  The Nielsen Company. Live SD.  The Killing Premiere 4/3/11 9-11PM.  AMC YTD Prime avg (M-Su/8-11P).  12/27/10-3/27/11.  Qual avail upon request.


After less than five years sitting in the anchor seat for CBS’ CBS Evening News, Katie Couric is expected to leave her current position and launch a syndicated talk show in 2012, according to the AP.  Couric’s proposed new talk show is being courted by several distribution companies.  With her CBS contract expiring June 4, Couric has not officially said she is leaving CBS and therefore has not set a departure date. 

Sunday’s premiere ratings:

  • Showtime’s series premiere of The Borgias with a two-hour episode attracted 1.06 million viewers for the 9p episode and another 432,000 episode for the 11p encore episode for a total of 1.49 million viewers for the night.  The premiere of The Borgias out delivers Showtime’s The Tudors series one premiere by +22% and also the recent Shameless debut on January 9 which generated 1.3 million viewers for the night.
  • AMC’s two-hour premiere of The Killing at 9p delivered 2.7 million total viewers and a combined 4.7 million total viewers counting in the premiere episode with the encores at 11p and 1a.  The Killing also tallied an overall 1.9 million among A25-54 for the premiere plus the two encore airings.  The Killing is the second highest original series launch for AMC after The Walking Dead.
  • REELZCHANNEL reports a record number of viewers tuned into the premiere of miniseries The Kennedys.  The network clocked in 1.9 million viewers as well as a 2.5 gross HH coverage area rating.

A new game show, Repo Games, described as part Cops and part Jeopardy debuts on Spike TV April 26 at 8p.  The original, unscripted game show from 495 Productions is hosted by real-life repo men Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone as they visit the homes of unsuspecting debtors bringing five trivia questions.  If the debtor answers three questions correctly, their car will be paid off immediately, though if they fail, the car will be hauled off to the impound lot.  During season one Repo Games will travel to Dallas and Los Angeles.

Late night talk show Watch What Happens: Live helmed by Andy Cohen notches its 100th episode on Bravo this Thursday directly following the season four premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City at 11p.  In addition, Bravo approved a fifth season of Watch What Happens Live produced by Embassy Row with new episodes scheduled to launch this September.

On April 21, Food Network opens a second season of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle at 10p.  The one-hour series follows two teams that have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own dream restaurants for one night.  Chef Scott Conant hosts the series and challenges the participants while he along with a rotating panel of judges, tally each team’s efforts.  Judges for the sophomore season include Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelsson, Ben Leventhal, Gabriella Gershenson, Alison Brod, David Sax, Drew Nieporent and Tim Gannon.  The winning team will receive $10,000 in seed money toward their dream restaurant business.

National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) new series Ice Pilots premieres April 22 at 10p.  The 13-episode series follows Arctic aviators employed at Buffalo Airways who fly classic WWII-era planes to deliver food and fuel to remote locations in the Northwest Territories of Canada.  Omni Film Productions is behind the series produced for NGC.

The Style Network debuts a third season of Jerseylicious on May 15 at 8p.  The new season of the one-hour docu-soap consists of 20 episodes following the personalities working at the Gatsby Salon.  The Style Network also airs a two-part reunion special hosted by Vivica A. Fox titled Jerseylicious: Wild and Untamed on May 8 at 9p with part two on May 15 at 7p just prior to the new season launch. Jerseylicious is produced by Endemol USA for The Style Network.

As of yesterday, CBS College Sports Network rebranded as CBS Sports Network and the new network abbreviation is CBSSN. 

Later this summer, Investigation Discovery introduces viewers to Paranormal Home Inspectors, a new original series from Big Coat Productions.  The series follows a trio consisting of a psychic, a certified home inspector and a paranormal researcher as they inspect homes for abnormalities which the home inspector claims are structural defects while the psychic and paranormal researcher think are supernatural. Production on the series begins in Ontario this Friday through July 7 and the series premieres on Investigation Discovery on August 16 at 11p and 1130p.

Syndication veteran, Marvin M. Grieve died April 2 at his home in Calverton, NY. He was 89 years old.  Mr. Grieve began his career in television syndication in the early 1950s and after that in 1969, founded MG Films targeting children’s programming.  In 1980, Mr. Grieve teamed with Richard Perin establishing MG/Perin, a producer and distributor of syndicated television programs including America’s Black Forum and Mike Hammer. In retirement, Mr. Grieve became involved with Habitat for Humanity building homes on the East End of Long Island.  He is survived by his wife, Holly.

On the Cynopsis website today, the newest installment on the Cynopsis | Sports news page, “Sports Programming is More than Kid’s Play”, written by Chris Pursell.  Feel free to add your comments or thoughts at the bottom of the Sports page about his story, his opinions, suggestions on future stories and or anything else.

2011 UPFRONT: Oxygen Media

Oxygen ushered in its upfront presentation last evening saying the network will increase its original programming by 26% in 2011.  Oxygen has a few new originals, a handful of new projects in development along with several returning and new series.
Three new Oxygen original series with premiere dates:

  • Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings – Series premieres tomorrow at 10p from World of Wonder Productions.
  • The World According to Paris – Docu-series follows Paris Hilton and her most important people. Premieres June 1 at 10p from A. Smith & Co.
  • The Glee Project – Ten-episode competition series from Ryan Murphy, the creator and executive producer of FOX’s Glee where talented performers compete for a guest starring role on Glee.  Series opens June 12 at 9p produced by Ryan Murphy Television and Embassy Row.

Oxygen’s new series in development:

  • Maids of Drama (wt) – Each episode features an out-of-control bridal party who is racked with jealousy and jockeying for position all under the veil of friendship.  Produced by Half Yard Productions.
  • Lost Angels (wt) – Chloe Lattanzi, the daughter of Olivia Newton-John is the center of this series as she explores the Hollywood life in the shadow of her mother’s fame.  FremantleMedia North America, Inc. produces.
  • My Post Grad Life (wt) – Series documents two groups of girls in their post-college life – one group based in Boston while the other group is in Philadelphia. In each city, the girls live together, pooling their money and courage while each individually is trying to make it on their own.  Half Yard Productions is producing.
  • Love Scouts – Matchmaker Olivia “Liv” Alexander and her team of scouts work in Hollywood trying to hook up young hip singles with their high-profile clients.  T Group Productions is producing.
  • Best Ink – Competition series follows 12 accomplished tattoo artists as they compete for cash and the title of “Best In.” From Bunim-Murray Productions.

Oxygen returning series:

  • Hair Battle Spectacular – Season two debuts this summer, produced by 3 Ball Productions.
  • Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too – New season premieres April 18 at 10p produced by Bunim-Murray Productions.

MIPTV 2011

On the heels of SevenOne International selling its game show series You Deserve It to ABC in the US, the company has additionally sold the game show to Germany’s SAT.1. Broadcasters in Italy and the Middle East have also picked up the program.

Fine Living Network International announced several program premieres: Bazaar opened on April 1; Adventure Golf debuted on April 4; coming up are State of Style bowing on April 6; followed by Design School on May 2; and Color Splash on May 3.  Fine Living Network is available in more than 31 territories worldwide.

Sundance Channel Global will soon premiere drama series The Walking Dead as Rainbow Media Global picked up the rights to the series in France and French-speaking Belgium from Entertainment (eOne) Television.  The Walking Dead will premiere on Sundance Channel Global this December.  Furthermore, starting June 1, Sundance Channel Global will launch on Movistar Imagenio, Telefonica’s IPTV service in Spain.  Viewers of Movistar Imagenio will be able to access Sundance Channel Global on the service’s Family Package and it will be offered in both standard-def and hi-def via on demand.

Zinkia Entertainment purchased a 51% ownership stake in the kids and family entertainment company, CAKE.

This week, ITV Studios Global Entertainment debuts new entertainment series A Different Breed from Pulse Films at MIPTV.  The series, with 8 one-hour eps in hi-def launches on UK’s Sky1 this Wednesday and is about the world of dogs in grooming salons, kennels and vets and the eccentric people who work at these dog-focused places and the dog owners who treat their pets better than their children.

FremantleMedia is developing a new daily drama, The Clan (wt) which is created and produced by FremantleMedia Croatia and commissioned by RTL Croatia. The original drama is slated to premiere this fall telling the story of two families united against their will by a relationship between young lovers.

DCD rights announced DIRECTV acquired the drama legal series Rake produced by Essential Media & Entertainment. The eight-episode series was originally made for ABC Australia starring Richard Roxburgh.  Several guest stars appeared during season one including Rachel Griffiths, Sam Neill and Noah Taylor among others.

My view from MIPTV:  Whenever I come to this particular convention (tho here it’s known as a “market”), I’m always struck by the civility and the work ethic.  By “work ethic” I mean that meetings are scheduled every 30 minutes from breakfast meeting thru lunch, then post lunch thru dinner.  Most people are jamming in a dozen to 16 meetings a day, every day of the market.  Yes, sometimes they run late, but not too often.  Everyone seems to be completely on board with the 30m rule.  And then of course, there’s the civility — perhaps a nice breakfast, enjoy your coffee (you’ve heard me say before nobody, but nobody, walks around with a paper cup of coffee here), then later a good long lunch with clients or networking, but sit down, eat, enjoy, relax.  Then return to the Palais for more meetings during the afternoon.  Then meetings over cocktails and dinner with clients or again, networking, but always a lengthy enjoyable meal.  What is amazing is that so many of the international buyers may come to a US based “market” and attempt to do the same thing, only to find meetings often run long, people run late, and the unexpected glitches can mess with a perfectly organized schedule pretty quickly. There’s something to be learned here.


New 24-hour, over-the-air broadcast television network, Bounce TV will launch this fall.  Bounce TV will target African-Americans viewers, particularly in the 25-54 category with a programming lineup of theatrical movies, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational/faith-based programs, off-net series, original programming and more.  Bounce TV will air as a digital terrestrial network designed for carriage on the digital signals of local television stations.  In anticipation of its fall launch, Bounce TV has acquired almost 400 African American-targeted motion pictures in four, multi-year licensing deals including:

  • NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution for close to 200 titles such as Ray, The Hurricane, The Bone Collector, Do The Right Thing and more.
  • Sony Pictures Television for nearly 100 titles including Philadelphia, Glory, Ali, Boyz ‘n The Hood and many others.
  • Codeblack Entertainment in a deal for approximately 50 movie titles and documentaries featuring such stars as Morgan Freeman, Vanessa Williams, Bill Cosby, Blair Underwood among others.
  • Image Entertainment for more than 50 movies, documentaries, stage plays, comedies and dramas highlighting such stars as Jay-Z, Danny Glover, Vivica A. Fox, 50 Cent, Charles Dutton, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee and many others.
  • Bounce TV further made a multi-year rights agreement with Urban Sports Entertainment Group to televise football and basketball games from the country’s largest African American athletic conference, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

New digital classic television network, Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television), a joint venture of Weigel Broadcasting Co. and MGM is now cleared in 45% of the US comprising 14 station groups.  Those station groups clearing Me-TV are: Hearst Television, Raycom Media, Cox Television, Newport Television, Media General, Capitol Broadcasting, Bahakel Communications, Gray Television, Quincy Newspapers, New Age Media, MPS Media, London Broadcasting Group, Bonten Media Group and Titan Broadcast Management.

Sportsman Channel launched on several additional Charter systems in Texas including Fort Worth, Park Cities, Denton, Ennis, Duncanville, Rockwall and Spring; in Southern California; Beatrice, Nebraska; as well as Carson City, Nevada. 


NBC is teaming with multi-media studio Electus and production company, The Magical Elves (Top Chef and the original Project Runway), on the new reality fashion competition series, Fashion Star (wt) with an interactive element.  Hosted by super model/actress Elle Macpherson, Fashion Star will groom and discover America’s next hottest brand even giving viewers the chance to buy the winning designs each week.  The series will feature 12 unknown designers who have the opportunity to win a multi-million dollar contract to launch their line in America’s biggest retail stores.  Creators of the Fashion Star format include E. J. Johnston and James Deutch of the Global Fashion Association, Rick Ringbakk of 5×5 Media and Ben Silverman.

Mike Rowe, host and creator of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, will do double duty for the network as he narrates the new six-part series Human Planet premiering on Discovery Channel this Sunday at 8p.  Human Planet is a BBC/Discovery Channel co-production and bows with the episode Rivers and Oceans.  Rowe also voiced the series Deadliest Catch and hosted After the Catch for the network in addition to narrating the Discovery Channel/BBC co-production Wild Pacific in 2009.

Casting Call: RLTV partners with Meals On Wheels Association of America to develop a 30m series titled Meals (wt).  The series will feature celebrity guests, who for a short time become Meals On Wheels volunteers, delivering meals to older Americans while racing against the clock.  RLTV is currently casting for male and female celebrities to appear on the series from the arenas of TV, film, music and athletics.  Production on the series will happen in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Richmond and Orlando.  For more casting information, contact Shane Casting at 323-468-6888 or send an email to: [email protected].


Friday A18-49 Analysis:  UNIV had the winning lineup Friday night among A18-49 delivering a 1.6/5, according to final national ratings from Nielsen.  Univision’s Eva Luna was successful at 8p with a 1.7/6 followed by a tie for second place between ABC’s Shark Tank and NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? at 1.3/5 each.  Also this hour, CBS’ Chaos premiered with a 1.1/4, ranking fourth.  CBS won the 9p hour with CSI: NY at 1.8/6 though a skosh ahead of Univision’s Teresa at 1.7/5.  Then at 10p, ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’ Blue Bloods shared #1 at 1.7/5 apiece and Univision’s Triunfo del Amore was #2 at 1.4/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, April 1, 2011  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 5.9/10         Chaos [p] 4.2/8, CSI: NY 6.5/11, Blue Bloods 7.0/12

NBC: 4.1/7            Who Do You Think You Are? 4.1/7, Dateline 4.1/7

ABC: 3.5/6           Shark Tank 3.0/5, 20/20 3.7/6

UNIV: 2.2/4          Eva Luna 2.4/4, Teresa 2.1/4, Triunfo del Amor 2.1/4

FOX: 1.5/3            Kitchen Nightmares [r] 1.9/3, Fringe [r] 1.2/2

ION: 0.9/2            Without a Trace 0.8/1, Without a Trace 0.9/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/2

CW: 0.8/1            Smallville [r] 0.8/1, Supernatural [r] 0.8/1

TELE: 0.8/1          Aurora 0.5/1, Los Herederos del Monte 0.5/1, La Reina del Sur 1.4/2

TF: 0.3/1             Cine de Las Estrellas [r] 0.3/0, India 0.5/1

A18-49:  UNIV 1.6/5, CBS 1.5/5, ABC 1.4/5, NBC 1.3/4, FOX 0.9/3, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.3/1


Don Williams appointed GM of Bright House Networks Indiana where he will provide overall supervision of the company in the Indiana region. Don will oversee all administrative, operational, financial, marketing and technical activities.  He will report to Karen Broach, Regional VP, Bright House Networks.

Former Senior Editor of VH1.com, Rich Juzwiak hired by TVGuide.com as its new Senior Editor.  Rich will report to Mickey O’Connor, Managing Editor.

Effective immediately, Christian Filli hired as VP/Strategic Planning at Hispanic agency LatinWorks where he is charged with growing the agency’s team of strategists.  Christian reports to Sergio Alcocer, President/CCO.

Turner Sports brings on Tom Caraccioli in the role as PR Manager for its Public Relations team.  Tom will work with the implementation of communications strategies and efforts for the public relations unit, key properties and talent among other duties.  Tom will report to Jeff Pomeroy, Senior Director/Public Relations, Turner Sports.

Showtime Networks Inc. tapped Don Buckley as SVP/Digital Services to manage the company’s Digital Media Group as well as the daily operations pertaining to broadband, mobile and interactive television (ITV) efforts.  Don reports to Len Fogge, EVP/Creative, Marketing, Research and Digital Media.

Peter Bale added as VP/GM of CNN International Digital to head the editorial and commercial activities of CNN Digital outside the US.  Peter begins his new position later this spring based in London and reporting to KC Estenson, SVP/GM of CNN Digital.

Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, PIX11 promoted Ted Kramer to LSM up from AE, effective immediately.  Ted will continue to report to Adam Shapiro, GSM. 

Two staffing additions for NBCUniversal:

  • Valari Dobson Staab joins as President/NBC Local Media group. Previously working at ABC Owned Television Stations as President/GM of KGO-TV in San Francisco since 2002.  In her new role, Valari will head NBC’s ten O&Os including their local online extensions and digital out-of-home division.  Valari officially joins NBCU in June.
  • John Wallace upped to President/NBCUniversal Media Works, effective immediately.  In his new position, John will spearhead the company’s technology and studio operations as well as information technology, digital projects and services, sourcing, environmental health and safety and crisis management among other duties.  John succeeds John Eck in this position who is departing NBCUniversal and will report to Pat Fili-Krushel, EVP, NBCUniversal. 

David Shackley moves into the position of CMO at Discovery Channel with his scope of duties involving marketing and advertising outreach efforts for the network.  David will focus on developing creative and media strategies as well as accomplishing advertising and promotional investments with digital, communications and commerce opportunities.  David will report to Clark Bunting, President/GM, Discovery Channel.  Before this new appointment, David was SVP of Discovery’s creative department.

Veteran chief executive, Elmer Baldwin becomes President/CEO of Internet Broadcasting.  Elmer takes over the role vacated the middle of last year following David Lebow’s departure.

Current Media named Kent Rees as EVP/Marketing.  Previously holding a marketing position at IFC TV and writing/producer roles at ABC, NBC and VH1, Kent will be based at Current Media’s New York offices, reporting to Mark Rosenthal, CEO.

Laura Valan elevated to EVP/Finance and Administration with Warner Bros. Television Group.  Laura will have supervision over all financial and administrative operations for the television group and its associated businesses.  Furthermore, Laura will manage finance for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and will work closely with the financial, administrative and operational executives within the WBTVG properties and those on a corporate level. 

MTV tagged Nic Harcourt to become the network’s first Music Supervisor in Residence. Nic will work with Joe Cuello, SVP/Creative Music Integration for MTC and will offer his expertise to specific MTV shows during the next year.  Nic will also become a Creative Consultant for the new Hype Music, a hybrid music production and licensing partnership between MTV and Extreme Music. 

Dave Rosner promoted to EVP/Director Innovations with Initiative.  In his new position, Dave will lead a unit concentrating on marketing campaigns designed to meet and exceed a client’s business goals utilizing the latest cultural trends, media platforms and/or technologies.  Additionally, Tiffany Wagner upped to VP/Innovations East where she will continue to head Innovations for the Bayer Pharma account and will work in tandem with Dave Rosner.


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This day in History: 1987 – FOX Broadcasting Company launched “Married….With Children” and “The Tracey Ullman Show”. The two shows were the beginning of the FOX lineup.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Who owns the Same As It Ever Was Antiques shop?  MELINDA GORDON – GHOST WHISPERER  Kudos to: Tara Berman-Big Fish Entertainment/NY; Carl Mayer-Active International/Pearl River NY; Samantha Salvator-WNET/NY; Marge Pistulka-Empower Media and Marketing/Coral Springs FL; Tena Hawkes-University of Tucson/AZ; Kerri Huyck-MSN/Idaho Falls; Lauren Grady-Mercury Werks/Dallas; Kandy Hartsfield-KDAF/Dallas; Pat Brady-CESD/LA; George La Fountaine-Rules of Engagement/Granada Hills; Roxanne Lettman-CBS/LA; Lorrie Shilling-DIRECTV/LA; Danielle Butler-RECKOGNITION PRODUCTIONS/London; Felicity Clive-Screen Austrailia/Sydney

Today’s Trivia Question:  Who was crushed by a Zamboni machine while dressed as a Ie Capades penguin?  (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)


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The Cable Market will provide an in-depth look at the 2011 selling season from the Buyer and Seller perspectives.

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The world premiere of The Kennedys on Sunday, April 3rd on REELZCHANNEL received a 2.5 gross household rating. 

To learn how you can be part of this epic TV event, contact Joe Gallagher, VP & General Manager, National Ad Sales, at (212) 697-2642 or [email protected].


SOURCE:The Nielsen Company, Fast National data, April 3, 2011.Coverage AA% L+SD for 8pm a& 11pm telecast. Full details upon request.

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY/LA: Resp fr dev/impl of PR strtges/cmpgns/plcmnt fr A&E/BIO/CI, prog, & initves; 10+ yrs exp in TV/Pub/PR.  https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=93594 (4/6)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free , and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED …  There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad … for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: AWARD-WINNING SENIOR COPYWRITER/EDITOR (LA or TELECOMMUTE) with global Fortune 100 exp. (Disney, AmEx, Apple, HP) seeks interactive, print, video work. Fast, sharp, innovative. Flexible rates. HEATHERMARCROFT.COM (4/12)

SITUATION WANTED: SOCIAL MEDIA / BRAND MKTG & EVENTS SUPERSTAR/NY: Proficient in social media strategies & messaging for brands. Brand mktg, sponsorships, partnerships, and event expertise in the media space.v [email protected] (4/12)

SITUATION WANTED: MANAGER/DIRECTOR FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS/LA. 10+ yrs exp in corporate entertainment finance. Extensive background in financial budgeting, planning, modeling and executive presentations. [email protected] (4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: SENIOR DISTRIBUTION/AFFIL SLS/MARKETING/LAS/EASTERN US:15 years of spectacular success driving biz w/MVPDs, deep industry knowledge & established contacts, linear & non-linear platforms. [email protected] (4/9)

SITUATION WANTED:  Jeanne Intile Burns, Voice-Over Artist, Cell: 845-721-9681 E-Mail: [email protected], Web Links To Hear My Voice: http://jburns.voices.com, http://jeanneintileburns.voice123.com and www.allegro-music.com (4/8)

SITUATION WANTED:   Credited screenwriter, producer and former development writer with ten years of experience seeking mid-level development position in Los Angeles. Contact:  [email protected]   (4/8)

SITUATION WANTED:  Seeking full- or part-time work as COPYWRITER in film or tv. Ten years’ experience in home entertainment; eleven years at top Hollywood talent agency. BA, English. Email: [email protected] (4/6)

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

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


ABC:  No Ordinary Family, Dancing with the Stars, Body of Proof
AZTECA:  Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife
CW:  One Tree Hill [r], Hellcats [r]
FOX: Glee [r], Raising Hope [r], Traffic Light [r]
ION: Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: The Biggest Loser: Couples, Parenthood
PBS: The Civil War [r],, Frontline, Independent Lens
TELE: Aurora; Los Herederos del Monte, La Reina del Sur
UNIV:  Eva Luna, Teresa, Triunfo del Amor

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