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Good morning – it’s Tuesday, January 12, 2010, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! This edition includes the top job listings in the Television, Media and Ad Agency markets, professional development advice from national experts, your Q & A’s with our experts, and a summary of executive moves among top companies.
A Job Hunter’s Resolutions
As a job hunter in 2010, I resolve to do the following:
I will scour Cynopsis, Cynopsis Classified Advantage and job sites for opportunities.
I will work on listening and interviewing skills. I will video tape myself in mock interviews and study them in order to improve.
I will network with anybody and everybody.
Keep up on the industry by reading everything I can find about it. I will search the internet for industry trades and find at least five different bloggers that represent various view points about the future of the industry and read them all religiously.
I will create and maintain a Professional Facebook page that will demonstrate my abilities, describe my work history and skills, recount professional highlights and describe what I am currently trying to achieve.
I will spend time everyday on LinkedIn, looking at the companies I would like to work for; learning about their corporate culture and names of people in key positions. I will answer questions on the boards in order to help others and have my name seen. I will try to connect with those with similar positions within industry companies.
I will have “informational” cards created. The same size and look of a business card, but with my name, job title, and all contact information including Facebook and LinkedIn pages. I will hand out these cards to anyone who may help me get an interview.
I will have a professional quality picture taken of me and post it on my PROFESSIONAL Facebook and LinkedIn page. If I decide to start a blog and/or create a website, I will use the same photo so people will have a consistent image of me.
I will try to set up meetings with people in the industry and ask their advice about job seeking, the future of the industry and current trends.
I will write several resumes and cover letters templates, each geared toward a specific segment of the industry.
I will quantify, then list, all my achievements in a clear and concise manner.
I will write a specific resume and cover letter for each job I apply for.
I will have many friends read all the materials I write and carefully consider their criticism prior to posting or sending any of it.
I will learn new skills relevant to the industry.
I will volunteer my time to a worthy cause. This helps with aiding the cause, networking, resume building and self worth.
I will stay up to date with current events. This makes me a more interesting person, and therefore, one that people will be more willing to recommend to a friend or colleague.
The Latest Economic News
The country dropped more jobs than expected in December suggesting that the economy as a whole is still too weak to sustain new jobs.
The unemployment rate remained at 10% but 85,000 jobs were lost in December, however, the revised numbers for November state that 4,000 jobs were created rather than the initial estimate of 11,000 jobs lost. While employers aren’t adding employees, they are not eliminating jobs at the same high rate.
On a much more positive note, temporary jobs rose by 47,000 in December, believed to be a leading indicator by many economists, to handle increase demand for products.
Next week: Economic Outlook for 2010
We are always on the look out for more Experts to advise our readers – if you’re a headhunter, job coach, career advisor, etc., and may be interested in contributing to this edition from time to time, please contact me at [email protected] .
~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~
How Susan got a new job in media in just 2 weeks
A True Story
by Michael Pollock
The dismal media economy of 2009 hit Susan Waits a year after she had been promoted to Assistant Editor at NY’ s Gotham Magazine. “I was escorted out of the building no talking to anyone, no touching anything with colleagues sitting and watching my departure it was mortifying.”
” The day after, I was shocked and p-ssed. But then I hit the ground running. I bombed everyone I knew and people jumped into action. I told them ” I ‘ve been laid off and I need your help.” You have to put yourself out there. I contacted all the channels I could come up with even a girl I met just once at a Cosmopolitan party.”
If her friends didn’ t have direct leads to a job, they connected her to HR staffers and she set up informational interviews at the big media companies. ” Every day I had coffee or lunch with people. And you have to think a bit broader if you are a good food writer, you might think: can I parlay that into entertainment?”
“For the cover letter l write it like I speak to a person,” she said. ” Its all about brevity, people are looking at them very quickly: 2 paragraphs max. The first paragraph asks to speak to them; the second says, ” Here ‘ s why I? m awesome.”
“If you have connections,” Susan told me, ” Have them write in to support you saying: ? I understand you are looking at Susan for the post here’ s why you should hire her.’ The more someone hears your name, the more likely your resume is to be opened. I practiced my pitch with my friends and at the informational HR interviews. I was putting in pretty much a full time work schedule on the search.”
Susan had been at an editor level in her previous job, editing celeb writers and producing photo-shoots. But she was open to taking a step backward in order to move forwards.
Answering an online posting, Susan got an interview at The Knot, an online magazine all about weddings. The Editor in Chief needed an Executive Assistant and Susan had just the right combination of editorial experience and admin skills. She got the job. She had been out of work for just two weeks.
But that is not where it ends. Within a couple of weeks of starting at The Knot, she had already added responsibilities, becoming the Editor of NYC Metro coverage and serving as a Staff Writer for both The Knot and its sister publication The Nest.
There is more of Susan’ s story at pollockspark.blogspot.com
Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals. He works with people in film, TV, advertising, design, marketing, music and the Internet, bringing them the experience, techniques and inspiration to take their businesses and careers to new levels of success.
If you have any specific questions you’d like our Experts to address, please email them to me, John Cox at [email protected].
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~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Michael Pollock
How can I tell if my resume is good?
We all sweat our resumes so much: we revise and cut and paste and we lose our grip on how it looks and what it really says. Time and again language gets left behind on an old version and key ideas get lost.
Read it to yourself again – out loud. Ask yourself: “Does it clearly show that I have the goods for this particular position? Does it say simply and concisely what I offer and what I have done that will support that case? Is it easy to read?”
Give them a 5 second look and then take it away from them and ask them to tell you what you offer.
Then give them another 5 second look and ask them to tell you what your most recent experience has been and how it qualifies you for the position you are going for.
A hirer will look at your resume for just a matter of seconds before passing on. It has to work quickly and it has to be totally framed to present you as ideal for the job at hand. That is it.
Give the 5 second test a try – and keep refining it and trying again until people feed back to you just what you want the hirer to get from it.
What is the best way to make a great first impression during an interview?
You don’t need me to tell you about firm handshakes and appropriate clothes. So here is the substance of what will make your interview go well.
Be very well prepared. Know what the job is and what the company does. Know who it competes with and what are the latest developments in the field.
Learn in advance as much as you can about your interviewer: what is their expertise and background so much of this is available online.
Know what you have in your experience and passions that will suit you for the position and let this frame all your answers.
Let the interviewer set the agenda for the conversation, but do not be afraid to frame your answers to your advantage and create openings to tell brief anecdotes of your relevant successes.
Be confident in your abilities – but not pushy. Feel within you that you are the person they need to fill this position. Be really interested and enthusiastic about the work that they do and the opportunity you will be afforded. Thank the interviewer for meeting with you and say that you would be excited to work there.
Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media Professionals
Have a question for our experts? Send it to [email protected]
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accountable for developing and maintaining strategic advertising accounts with performance based advertisers
make Syfy known as an innovative and client-focused partner
building client solutions across all MSLO platforms, supporting the national sales team across Print, Television, Radio, and Digital
building client solutions across all MSLO platforms, supporting the national sales team across Print, Television, Radio, and Digital
development and execution of revenue generating, multi-platform integrated marketing opportunities for potential and existing clients in support of USA network’s sales goals
responsible for assisting the Senior Vice President Communications, NBCU Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks with administrative and operational responsibilities for the television networks Bravo Media and Oxygen Media
supervises and oversees the editorial vision of a hour(s) of programming
responsible for creating and producing segments for The Ed Shultz Show”
support the strategy and execution of marketing plans for NBC LM digital properties including websites and mobile platforms
manage the operations, administration & analytics for the NBCU National Ad Sales incentive compensation plan
responsible for creating, producing and supervising the airing of “The Ed Shultz Show”
provide overall pre-sale support to the sales staff, developing superior media plans for both advertising agencies and clients, coordinating pending deals and following through to closure with all clients
oversees the production of all marketing materials associated with launch and continuity of original programming, and help facilitates the needs of different departments to ensure deadlines are being met
drive direct relationships with current and new clients
build and maintain an effective, accountable and diversified book of business that is focused and consistently utilizes appropriate tools and methodologies required to present a winning proposition to prospective customers
responsible for all stages of strategic development and creative execution of revenue generating, integrated marketing solutions for Syfy and Syfy.com
the execution of marketing plans for NBC LM Properties including tv, out of home, websites and mobile platforms
extensive line producing experience in a major market, outstanding news judgment, be a great tease writer
account executive with experience in marketing and production
solving creative and communication challenges for Fortune 500 companies while working with one of the most revered firms in advertising
assist in the development marketing platforms for Account Executives and client service teams inclusive of print, digital, special events and/or other assets
single point of contact for multiple clients’ day-to-day interactive project needs, and ensures their satisfaction with the quality, relevance and timeliness of the delivery of products and services
strategically lead brand strategies and marketing communications for the all of the Network’s Shows
develops targeted training program designed specifically for the internal Fox proprietary ad sales system
own the product suite and specifications for display and video advertising products across all MTV Networks digital properties web and mobile
manages projects throughout the project lifecycle
maximize the revenue generated by MTV Networks digital media
actively collaborates with sales, production and site development to ensure the accurate delivery of advertising revenue for MTVN digital properties
provide strategy, marketing insight and impeccable customer service to the national sales force on a daily basis, in addition to maintaining valuable relationships with all TBS, TNT and Court TV senior network management and key personnel
delivering large scale interactive projects from start to completion, assuming responsibility for customer satisfaction and day-to-day management of all projects
oversees development and execution of custom integrated marketing programs for advertising clients
booking guests for live daily interviews in addition to special projects
able to work long hours under deadline pressures. Must have strong leadership, international skills, and work well with both production crews and talent. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Interface with various departments ensuring successful completion of all projects
work directly with clients and internal account service and creative departments
develop effective strategies and solutions that incorporate interactive technology, including media plan consultation and the development of websites and multimedia solutions
develop and maintain key brand marketing assets and communication tools for the territory including: property planning calendars, brand presentations, opcom notes and tentpole calendars
supervise all print based marketing efforts from conception to completion to ensure marketing opportunities are optimized and can be supported with the proper execution
responsible for an array of new technology projects including support for CNN’s new Washington based 7pm program
work closely with Platform Managers, DayPart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to desktop edit, write, produce and gather content
responsible for helping create, produce and manage ground breaking, innovative television programs
supervise content and production for Eyewitness News weekdays 5-7 a.m.
lead the planning of all off channel marketing (paid and unpaid) across the Turner portfolio, including news, sports, entertainment and animation
manage program acquisitions for industry leading networks, including TNT, TBS, TCM, TruTv, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim annually
lead strategy and plan development to drive measurable ROI for clients
assist in developing social media strategies for employers looking to tell their employment story, help and answer questions, and build relationships with people they want to recruit via social media
developing and implementing brand communications, brand guidelines for internal and external programs and developing marketing strategies into actionable campaigns
combine market data, qualitative research and product knowledge within a core proposition to enable the creative team to produce advertising ideas that resolve defined business problems
responsible for providing accurate direction to account coordinators
find ways to grow the Client’s business by supporting and helping develop the Client’s marketing and advertising strategies
responsible for providing accurate direction to internal Account Executives
maintain contact with senior level agency executive team to ensure ROI and client goals are met
manages a portfolio of accounts to generate ad sales revenue for the Discovery Networks pan-regional team based in Miami
drive advertising sales across Discovery Communications’ Digital platforms
interface with agency clients and prospects
produce content online throughout the day and to surround that content with relevant ancillary information, providing a rich user experience
serves as a contact for multiple clients’ day-to-day needs, and ensures their satisfaction with the quality, relevance and timeliness of the delivery of products and services
develops and fosters relationships with clients and has consistent client contact to ensure client satisfaction
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drive advertising sales across Discovery Communications’ Digital platforms
leading special projects relating to new business development and new revenue generation from ancillary exploitation; analyses of efficiencies across network departments and corporate groups, and implementation of programs to improve them
assist in all aspects of the fast-paced promo department. This position will report to the Creative Director On-Air
negotiate product integration agreements on behalf of NBC network and Universal Media Studio for all scripted and unscripted network television production
managing all aspects involving the development of strategic programming to maximize Network performance across program properties and promotional efforts for mun2
responsible for efficiently trafficking assets for media campaigns and ensuring that the agreed upon turn around time frames are met
maintain constant awareness of advertiser and agency activity in each category
managing AE’s activity and pipeline in an effort to achieve or exceed both the team and individual AE budgets
solving creative and communication challenges for Fortune 500 companies while working with one of the most revered firms in advertising
collaborate with the marketing team on the development, implementation, and coordination of external public relations strategies and social media initiatives
supervising web staff; tracking progress of website projects; timely posting of breaking local and national news; working with broadcast and online producers and the assignment desk to coordinate on-air and online news coverage
blogging about a wide variety of entertainment and pop culture events as they occur; timely posting of breaking entertainment news; tracking progress and supervision of other web staff
oversee the content and execution of all topical and special report production including on-air, outside and on-line media
managing all aspects of a non-profit client’s account including team strategy, client services,sales, development and the measurement of client programs to maximize client service and agency profitability
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own the entire product lifecycle for all aspects of Shockwave.com from strategic direction through metrics to product definition to execution
effective at developing communication strategies that are not just about shifting imagery but are about making behavior change happen
growing major advertising client and agency relationships in Kontera’s Technology vertical
providing best-in-class product solutions to meet the needs of Kontera’s Advertisers and Publishers
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JOB OPENINGS: DIR, DIGITAL AD SALES/Discovery Communications/LA & Chicago: Dvlp/mng a portfolio of digital ad sales bus. incl. websites, VOD, mobile, podcasts, etc. 8+ yrs sales exp, 5+yrs digital, apply: www.discovery.com Req#9360/1 (1/16)
JOB OPENING: PRODUCER- AD SALES & SPONSORSHIPS/SOAPnet.com: Develop custom sponsor opportunities (i.e. sweepstakes, micro-sites, contests, rich media, email campaigns); NYC or Burbank; www.disneycareers.com REQ 218562 (1/16)
JOB OPENING: MANAGER or DIRECTOR OF SALES/Latitude/BOS: Join innovative media and communications research firm sales strategy, planning & execution, 5+ yrs sales exp & 4 yr degree.See: http://www.latd.com/jobs/ Apply: [email protected] (1/16)
JOB OPENING: CROSS MEDIA PROJECT MANAGER (Syfy)/NBCU/NY: Oversee production of marketing materials for original programming, assist w/ ensuring deadlines are met. BA, 3 yrs on-air production exp. www.nbcjobs.com , #1117560 (1/15)
JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS MGR/NY, MTVN International: Need 4 yrs , entertainment/media comms exp., handle corp comm, brand support, PR/event mgmt. Apply: www.mtvnetworkscareers.com . An EOE/M/F/D/AAP (1/15)
JOB OPENING: DIR. PROGRAMMING/FOOD NETWORK/NY: Manage all aspects of commissioned shows. Long form storytelling exp in competition, docusoap and/or reality TV req’d plus 5 yrs TV prod exp for cable nets. www.scrippsnetworks.com (1/15)
JOB OPENING: CMO/DIR MKTG/AuditionBooth.com/Soho: Start-Up Company. Focus on dig. mktg. 5+ yrs Sr Mktg Mngmnt exp. Emphasis: online, dig. mktg. Apply: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA3/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INFUSIONDEV&cws=2&rid=335 (1/15)
JOB OPENING: VP SCHEDULING AND ACQUISITIONS/Santa Monica Cable network seeks Experienced VP Scheduling and Acquisitions. Please include resumes and salary history/requirements. Submit resumes to [email protected] (1/14)
JOB OPENING: SR ACCT EXEC/IPG Ad Sales/NYC: Sale of ads in interactive program guide.8 yrs of media selling exp in TV or interactive ad sales w/ est’d relationships in Entertainment www.rovicorp.com job 8537 (1/13)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, ONLINE MARKETING/ANIBOOM STUDIOS/NYC: 5+yrs Online Mktg exp with media/entertainment co; strong SEO/analytics/email/Google/site design & copy/PR skills. Intense atmosphere Res: [email protected] (1/13)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, ADVERTISING & PROMOTION/HBO/NY: 8-10 yrs of direct exp within entertainment – a MUST. To apply: https://careers.timewarner.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=391&siteid=36&AReq=116093BR&Codes=UCTC (1/13)
JOB OPENING: NETWRK SALES PLANNING MGR/V-me TV/NY: Dev media plans & sales strategy; Mng/trk inventory; Prof w/DealMaker. Strg analytic/org skills; Min 3 Yrs Media Planning w/Bcast or Cable TV. LTR/resumes: [email protected] (1/12)
JOB OPENING: REALITY CASTING WIZ Can you develop / cast a show from scratch a la “Housewives” or “Cake Boss”? Must have: great rolodex, proven instincts for compelling docu-soap characters. For NY prod co. [email protected] (1/12)
JOB OPENING: AD SALES PLANNER/RMG NETWORKS/NY: Build sales proposals, post analysis, research. BA & 1-2 yrs agency/b’cast exp. Send resume: [email protected] (1/12)
JOB OPENING: LONG FORM ACCT EXEC/ION Media/Burbank, CA: Nat’l TV station group seeking exp’d long form sales rep with positive sales track record & excellent communication. http://www.ionmedia.tv/careers/employment.cfm?id=1174 (1/12)
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] .
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PR INTERN for Entertainment/Fashion firm. Seeks mature, strong writers, eager to learn and detail-oriented. Will gain exp. in PR event mkting, stylist relatns etc. Send cover letter,Resume to [email protected] (1/16)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: DEVELOPMENT INTERN/High Noon Entertainment Unpaid, Credit Only. Learn ins & outs of TV dvlpmnt & production. 8hrs/2 days per wk min, open to Junior & Senior level. Send resume/cover letter: [email protected] (1/16)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:INT’L. LANGUAGE/BUSINESS INTERN/The Kitchen/Los Angeles: Learn the world int’l. language customization for TV/Films. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/14)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:INT’L. LANGUAGE/AUDIO INTERN/The Kitchen/Miami: Learn the world int’l. language customization for TV/Films. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/14)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Trylon SMR ( www.trylonSMR.com), a NYC PR agency, is seeking a Spring intern that has familiarity with the media industry and tech sector, and strong internet skills. [email protected] (1/14)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PRODUCTION INTERN/GSN The Gameshow Network Production Unpaid Internship. Proof of school credit req. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/13)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: MARKETING INTERN/GSN The Gameshow Network Unpaid Internship. Proof of school credit req. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/13)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN/GSN The Gameshow Network Unpaid Internship. Proof of school credit req. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/13)
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~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
GroupM reorganized its executive management team, naming Rob Norman as CEO of GroupM North America where he will provide oversight of the company in partnership with Rino Scanzoni, CIO. Rob replaces Marc Goldstein in this position who departs the company March 31 and will continue as a senior advisor to the management group. Additionally, Rob will retain his current title of CEO of GroupM Interaction. Rob reports to Rupert Day, Global COO, GroupM and Rino continues to report to Irwin Gotlieb, Global CEO, GroupM.
Jim Curtin joined TargetVision Entertainment as SVP as of yesterday, in charge of US market sales planning for local television stations as well as network and cable sales on behalf of the TargetVision TV/website content product. Prior to this appointment, Jim served as Senior Programmer/Director of Programming with the Katz Television Group.
McCann Erickson tapped Paul Nguyen as SVP/Creative Director and Jason Rappaport as VP/Associate Creative Director, both at McCann Erickson Los Angeles. Paul and Jason, who previously worked together at TBWAChiatDay in L.A., will continue to work in tandem for McCann’s clients based in L.A. such as Nestle, Northrop Grumman and Bumble Bee Foods among others. Paul and Jason will report to Steve Levit, CCO, McCann Erickson Los Angeles.
David Janollari was tapped as EVP/Scripted Development at MTV. In this newly created position, David will supervise the production and development of scripted projects for the network covering comedies, dramas, movies and back door pilots for series. Based in Santa Monica, David will report directly to Tony DiSanto, President/Programming, MTV. Prior to this appointment, David was the President/Entertainment for The WB Network.
Effective immediately, iN DEMAND appointed Robert G. Benya as President/CEO, promoting him to this position after he has served as Interim CEO for the last five months. Robert also served on the company’s Board of Directors during the last five years.
Jennifer Chambers joins independent studio E1 Entertainment as VP/Creative Affairs where she will be in charge of all scripted development. Based in Los Angeles, Jennifer reports to Michael Rosenberg, SVP/Creative Affairs. Previously, Jennifer worked for Maverick Television, helping with the development of the company’s various projects including The Riches for FX.
Comcast Entertainment Group upped Suzanne Kolb as President/Marketing, News and Online for E! Entertainment and The Style Network and additionally named Kevin MacLellan as President/Comcast International Media Group and Comcast Entertainment Productions. Both Suzanne and Kevin continue to report to Ted Harbert, President/CEO, Comcast Entertainment Group.
Michael Bremer advanced to SVP/CFI and COO with Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic. In his new expanded role, Michael will continue to head the financials for the company as well as manage the daily operations encompassing research, administration and strategy, working in tandem with other senior management across the region. Michael will also work with the regional IT team and manage administrative duties for Discovery’s office in Argentina. He reports to Enrique R. Martinez, EVP/Managing Director, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic.
Jes Santoro was bumped up to VP/Sales and Advanced Advertising with Comcast Network Advertising Sales. Jes will now head advertising sales efforts for G4 in addition to advanced advertising applications for Comcast’s entertainment brands including E! Entertainment, Versus, The Style Network, G4, Sprout and ExerciseTV. Jes reports to Patty Gilchrist, SVP/National Sales, Comcast Network Advertising Sales.
Strategic media agency, Media Storm upped Julie Diffenbach to Group Director/Interactive and Erin Collins as Associate Media Director/Interactive. Julie will supervise all digital campaigns and efforts put forth by Media Storm’s two offices in addition to heading the digital efforts involving integrated programs with Strategic Planning, Television, Marketing and Partnerships/Promotions Departments and the company’s sister units BOLT iTV and Maude. Erin will take the lead on overseeing client initiatives within the digital realm and will work to grow the company’s digital department. Both Julie and Erin remain based at Media Storm’s New York office.
Pat Cavanaugh takes on new responsibilities as VP/Finance and Controller with the YES Network. Joining the network in 2002 then later promoted to controller in August 2005, Pat continues to report to Al Gaherty, SVP/Finance.
Turner Sports added Justin Williams as Director/Business Operations for NASCAR.COM. Justin will work closely with NASCAR and GSI to manage the NASCAR Superstore and be involved with launching new opportunities to secure more revenue growth. Based in Atlanta, Justin reports to Scott Doyne, Senior Director/Business Operations, Turner Sports.
Televix Entertainment re-hired Katherine Kaufman as VP/Sales, where she will be responsible for domestic and international sales for the company. Katherine previously worked for Televix Entertainment as VP/Sales from 2001 to 2005 and joins from Maya Entertainment where she served as VP/International Sales. At Televix Entertainment, Katherine reports to Hugo Rose, CEO.
Todd Moss was added at Jupiter Entertainment as a VP/Showrunner and Development Specialist to supervise new projects.
Later — John
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