Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
11/20/12

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, November 20, 2012, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!


Read the Classified, Send a Letter

 

Worried that your resume and cover letter are not being read by the right people, or by anyone?  Mix a little old with new and get better results.

 

Part 1

 

One of the most important aspects of any document you send to a prospective employer is the language you use.  Is it industry savvy?  Are you conveying your information in a professional manner? 

 

Much of the language you need can be found in the original classified.  Use their language in your resume and cover letter to get noticed.  Even better, find other classifieds for similar positions and incorporate that language too.  Now for the hard part, using as much industry lingo as you can, sounding professional, informed and current with the industry, yet not overdoing it.  You don’t want your documents to look like a scrabble board of industry terms.  Your goal is a cohesive document explaining your qualifications while demonstrating your experience in the field through your use of language.

 

Part 2

 

Continue to email your documents to the address specified within the ad, but also send a hard copy, a letter, to the hiring manager.  

 

There are several ways to find this person’s name and address, the easiest being call the company and ask.  Some companies will not give out this information, LinkedIn is your next best bet.

 

If you can find the hiring manager, great, if not, send the letter to someone fairly high up in the company but in the same office.  It’s not as easy to throw away a letter as it is to delete an email.  Many times, the person you sent it to will hand it off to the hiring manager.

 

Once the hiring manager receives your letter, you will stand out because of all the work you did on your resume and cover letter and you sent it in a way far less common than most.

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].


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~ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE~
Your Passion Project
by Michael Pollock

Each of you who work in a creative field should be engaged at all times on something that is a passion project for you. For the purposes of career development it should be something that you can talk about with excitement and plan eventually to show the fruits.

If you play your cards right, it could even be something you are being paid to do  this is surely the goal for most of us  to be paid to do what we love.

However, many of us have had jobs that demanded very high entry qualifications, a very rigorous portfolio inspection, a super-high standard all around  but once we are inside the organization, the regime did not allow for such great work to emerge. The result can be that after a couple of years of this work we don’t have a portfolio strong enough to get our own job back!

So we should be working on a passion project on the side, so that it will be available to provide a future employer with the evidence that we have continued to push the boundaries and display our creative chops. It will show that even though we were working in a conservative environment, we kept on exploring and pushing ourselves so that we are just what a potential new employer is looking for.

I have been looking at the job qualifications for a slew of posted creative positions  and they ask for team leadership or writing skills, editing or conceptual or innovation skills. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could refer immediately to your passion project and use the energy you bring to it to exemplify those qualities that the employer is looking for?

In any case when you talk about any gigs or projects you have worked on you should be aware of what your stories are saying about you. You should choose your examples to showcase just what you want to brag about. (Don’t tell the stories of fiascos! Even if they are good stories.)

Show that you are innovative for example by describing, vividly and with pride and excitement, a particular project that showcases your pushing of the envelope. And how great if that project is happening right now so that you are immersed in it and working it through so that the case also demonstrates how you think about it. Talking about your passion project is one of the best ways to illustrate your strengths.

Aside from providing the inspiration for pitching your virtues, your passion project is an opportunity for you to explore new techniques, ideas, tools that you are excited by. You can experiment without a client or manager to interfere. They will work or maybe they won’t  but you will learn something and could even get a stellar portfolio piece.

Passion for what you do will take you a long way and be remarkably attractive to employers. So have your passion project always on deck so that yours Is demonstrably genuine.

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, journalism, 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.

~ASK THE EXPERTS~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by
Michael Pollock

I’m sort of a middle of the pack kind of guy, how do I brand myself?

There must be some combination of experience and skills that make you special. What you call the middle of the pack guys are actually not the same as each other. I suggest you find some things that you have done that were successful and some projects that you have worked on that you enjoyed and would be interesting to talk about and make a good case for yourself. Everyone has a story about why they are special  you just have to find yours. And please stop thinking of yourself as a middle of the pack guy  unless you are in the middle because everyone else wants to be near you  in which case figure out what it is they like about you  and then there you go!

Is there any data concerning if the chances of the first person being interviewed as opposed to the last?

I have not seen anything other than anecdotal data  and that is a case of ask 6 people get 8 answers. I guess it doesn’t hurt to follow a weak applicant. I could perhaps make a case that going second or third could be good, before the interviewer gets bored and while she still thinks there is someone perfect for the gig.

It could equally be that if the competition is weak then the bar gets lowered as the day wears on. We have no way of predicting the rhythms of a particular interviewer and how their day is going: when they get hungry, when they get tired, how committed they are to the search.

Nor can we predict the strength of the candidates you follow or precede and who will affect how you stand out. So there are too many variables to predict the best slot; you have to build your case on your strength relative to the others and your ability to project your value. Bottom line is you need to be the strongest candidate and make a good impression.

Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark (www.pollockspark.com). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.


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JOB OPENING: RSRCH ANALYST/NCC RESEARCH/ATL: Mng rsch and sales department. BA deg req’d as well as media co., syndicate rsrch co. or advertising agency in a research-related position. [email protected] (11/29)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT EXECS (2 openings) NYC: For reality/non-fict TV. Extnsve rsrch for characters, subcultures, formats. Basic shoot/edit/cast & treatment writing. Res/Cov Ltr: [email protected]. 3+ yrs exp req’d (11/28)

JOB OPENING: SR MKTNG ANLST/COX MEDIA/AZ: 5+yrs exp preferred with extensive knowledge of media research and tools; analytic mind with strong comm skills; apply on WorkatCox.com JOB ID #42553 (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR STANDARDS & PRACTICES/Nickelodeon/NYC: BA, 7+ yrs exp children’s media/compliance. Strong comm/present sk. Deep knwldge regulatory/self-regul media aspects. Apply www.viacomcareers.com EOE/M/F/D/AAP (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PLANNER/NYC: devises strategies for Interactive media plans. 2-3 years of digital planning/buying at an agency experience required. http://tinyurl.com/bqo92do (11/28)

JOB OPENING: EXEC ASST/nuvoTV/LA: support 2 C-Level Execs and Mng LA Office Ops. 3-5 yrs sr. level admin exp. req. Highly visible position, strong comm. & interpersonal skills req. Industry exp +. Resume to: [email protected] EOE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: AD SLS MKTG MGR/Discovery/NY: Dvlp & execute multi-platform ad sls sponsorships; 5+yrs ad agency, media sls/mktg, client mktg exp; prod exp preferred; http://careers.discovery.com/#6742 (11/28)

JOB OPENING: TRANSMISSION OPERATOR/Pac-12/SF: Excuting daily actvty w/in brdcst ingst & trnsmssn dept. 3-5yrs as mdia ingst oprtr w exp w satllte or fbr trnsmssn & vndrs. Apply: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oM7sWfw1&s=Cynopsis (11/27)

JOB OPENING: SR. MANAGER/FRANCHISE MANAGEMENT/DISNEY CHANNEL/BURBANK: Lead strategy for girls tweens incl brand plans, music, fashion, digital . 8 yrs exp in consumer prod, brand mgmt, licensing. www.disneycareers.com REQ 72607 (11/27)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED SALES MGR./NYC: Dvlp custom sales materials, proposals for hot digital/video media start up. Min 2 yrs exp. Apply: bitly.com/RmvGuy (11/27)

JOB OPENING: SR MKTG MGR/Discovery Communications/NY: Dvlp & execute TLC-centric multiplatform, integrated partnership deals for Ad Sls clients; 5+ yrs of relevant integrated mktg exp. http://careers.discovery.com/ #6771 (11/27)

JOB OPENING: DIR BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS/LA: Handles talent negotiations & drafting/review agreements for talent in reality programs; exp in entertainment law. http://careers.discovery.com/ #6753 (11/27)

JOB OPENING: COUNSEL CMT BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/Santa Monica: Mng high vol deopent/prod. agreements emphasis on the unscripted/reality genre. 3-5 yrs exp w/ent law firm or studio/network. Apply: http://bit.ly/THqzFo (11/27)

JOB OPENING: TALENT MGR/CASTING PROD/NY: 8+ yrs exp. Skilled casting producer. Easily transition between office research and field work. Ability to shoot and edit. Final Cut exp. Apply: www.viacomcareers.com (11/27)

JOB OPENING: DIR., PRICING & PLANNING (FX, NYC): 7-10 yrs Media Ad Sales, Inventory Mgmt, reporting & forecasting for multiple networks. Strong exp. w/Ad Sales systems & Excel. Strong math & comm skills. http://bit.ly/Rk4ywe (11/27)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT/New York City: Work with Ad Sales dept. to service and maintain agencies and clients on daily basis. More info & apply: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/jobs (11/27)

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JOB OPENING:  DESIGN DIRECTOR/LOGO/NYC: 5+ yr exp. broadcast & print design; Illustrator, Photoshop req.; After Effects, Video Editing, Compositing systems, 3D Animation & OACIS a +; BFA req. Apply @ viacomcareers.com EEO/M/F/D/V (11/27)

JOB OPENING: CONTENT DISTRIB. REP: Nationally syndicated TV show, Today’s Homeowner (in Season 15) is seeking a firm to license new & existing episodes/vignettes to cable/digital outlets. E-mail: [email protected] (11/17)

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JOB OPENING: JUNIOR SALES/CABLEready/NYC: Are you ready for CABLEready? Looking for outgoing, proactive, self-starter and team player w/min 3 yrs related sales exp. Multilingual is a big plus. More info/apply: CABLEready Jobs (11/16)

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JOB OPENING: ACCT SPRVSR/SPOTLIGHT/LA: Serve as client contact for campaign plann’g/execution. Mng sales process as well as all prod. releases/details of corresponding ad opps. 5+ yrs exp. Full info/apply: http://bit.ly/VDZcAC (11/16)

JOB OPENING: DIR SPORTS AD SALES RSRCH/NYC: Rsrch support for linear TV, run primary rsrch projects, 8+ yrs media rsrch exp including 3+ sales estimating exp, ad sales rsrch plus. Apply: http://bit.ly/RVUU12 (11/15)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC CONITNU COORD/MASN/BALTIMORE MD: Mng daily logs obtains traffic instrs from advrtsrs & inputs instructions into Traffic system 5+yrs traffic exp. w/cable or brdcst ntwrk.  More info res/apply: www.masnsports.com (11/15)

JOB OPENING: ACCT SPRVSR/SPOTLIGHT /NY: Serve as client contact for campaign plann’g/execution. Mng sales process as well as all prod. releases/details of corresponding ad opps. 5+ yrs exp Full info/apply: http://bit.ly/VDZ83T (11/15)

JOB OPENING: ACCT SPRVSR/SPOTLIGHT/Chicago: Serve as client contact for campaign plann’g/execution. Mng sales process as well as all prod. releases/details of corresponding ad opps. 5+ yrs exp Full info/apply: http://bit.ly/VTr13k (11/15)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/HTS, a division of Fox Sports/NY: 7+ yrs. exp in Ad Sports Sales, contacts in the Sports industry req. New biz dev, maintain existing accts & meet revenue budgets. MS Office req. http://bit.ly/RhqkRB (11/15)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR/DIR, MULTIPLTFRM PRGRMNG/Nick/NY: Dvlp goals/prgrmng plans; create long term sched strat content for dig/VOD/Mobile & Dir to own outlets. 7+yrs exp prgrm or promo sched @brdcst/cbl ntwrk. Apply: www.viacomcareers.com (11/15)

JOB OPENING: NON-LINEAR VIDEO EDITOR/Sportsman Channel/WI or NY: Seeking highly creative Final Cut/Premiere editor. 3+ yrs exp in brdcst/cbl or agency editorial exp. Apply: www.thesportsmanchannel.com (11/14)

JOB OPENING: MGR/ADSALES PLANNING/NYC: 2-4 yrs Media Sales Planning, pricing, invent, alloc. & sched. Hi-level Cust. Svc., Prof in Excel & media invent. system REQ’D. Broadway a+. Send res, sal.hist. & min.req to [email protected] (11/14)

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST…

supports brand development, inventory management and sales planning to deliver action plans for the development of a diverse retailer and brand base
VP, Brand Management & Sales Planning
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

responsible for leveraging ratings data and other syndicated audience measurement tools to deliver prescriptive insights that drive audience and business development for the Telemundo Stations group
Vice President, Research  5559BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

work with Product Development, Design, and Engineering to optimize existing products and templates
Senior Director, UI/UX Lead – Comedy Central  4513
Viacom
NYC NY
http://www.viacom.com/careers/pages/default.aspx

oversee editorial Creative Direction for Centric
Creative Director Centric  236
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://betcareers.viacom.com/

leads and manages the team responsible for defining and managing a standardized methodology used by the EPMO and key stakeholders who lead the end to end delivery of key Comcast initiatives
Director, Operational Excellence
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
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draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, including, but not limited to, complex advertising sales agreements, software license and technology agreements, consulting services agreements, statements of work, data licensing and analytic services agreements
Senior Counsel
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast.com/

prepare and present accurate, timely and relevant financial reporting, planning and analysis, much of which is strategically focused
Sr Financial Analyst
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/#/careers/job-search

directs executive, professional, technical, and non-exempt recruiting
Senior Corporate Recruiter  42819
Cox Communications
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for leading and driving the social media marketing strategy across online and offline marketing/sales channels
Senior Manager of Social Media Marketing  42837
Cox Communications
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

lead both planning and strategy projects
Director, Strategy
Organic
Detroit MI
careers.organic.com/

be accountable for the quality of all mobile plans delivered to clients, client satisfaction and completion of the internal practice infrastructure roadmap deliverables
Director, Mobile
Razorfish
Chicago IL
http://www.razorfish.com/#/careers/

lead Razorfish client engagements, from small, innovative projects to larger integrated end-to-end solutions
Senior Account Director
Razorfish
Chicago IL
http://www.razorfish.com/#/careers/

be a process-oriented entrepreneur who is interested in elevating an evolving creative vision within the Dotomi studio as we continue to raise the creative bar for our clients
Senior Creative Technologist  1674
Dotomi
Chicago IL
http://www.dotomi.com/

responsible for building the Dotomi advertiser base within specific industry verticals
Director, Client Development  1822
Dotomi
Chicago IL
http://www.dotomi.com/

data analytics, predictive model development, and consumer database segmentation in support of Client business
Manager, Modeling, Segmentation and Forecasting  ARC000313
Leo Burnett
Chicago IL
http://careers.leoburnett.com/careers

responsible for continuous assessment and improvement of the Hulu culture
VP, Talent and Organization
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

develop innovative and comprehensive marketing strategies for the portfolio of Hulu Original Series programming
Director, Original Program Marketing
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

build and foster strategic relationships with the business, working collaboratively with other parts of HR and the business across multiple locations
Director Human Resources  191
BET Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://betcareers.viacom.com/

share ideas and contribute to the strategic vision and direction of the network
Executive Producer  Specials & Series  6756
Discovery Channel
Los Angeles CA
http://careers.discovery.com/

identify and prioritize (along with SVP) all key film properties / brands that should be focused on, and identify timing of launch and sustain activity
Vice President Film Brand Management & Strategy  FFE0001372
Fox
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/

oversee media and trade strategies for CMT programming slate. Initiates and directs the development and creation of proactive publicity strategies for the networkand its programs
Vice President, Program Publicity & Communications  4772
Viacom
Santa Monica CA
http://www.viacom.com/careers/pages/default.aspx

responsible for building a strong candidate pipeline across the studio at all levels of the organization
Manager Pipeline Development  3601
Paramount Studios
Hollywood CA
http://www.paramount.com/studio/jobs

leading negotiations and drafting agreements on development projects with US- represented talent for internationally financed production and advising on underlying rights issues as necessary
VP, Legal & Business Affairs International Television Production  6912BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

works with the Executive Compensation team on analysis, research, administration, governance, and communication
Senior Executive Compensation Analyst  1249BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Glendale CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for designing, directing, and/or executing interactive advertising and marketing communications
Senior Art Director
Organic
San Francisco CA
careers.organic.com/

~EXECUTIVE MOVES~

Los Angeles-based production company, Kids At Play added Mark J. Marraccini as its first Head/Development.  In this newly-minted role, Mark will manage the creation and development of original scripted and non-scripted digital, television and film projects.  Mark will also oversee series currently in production at Kids At Play.

Programming veteran Susanne Daniels, formerly Head/Programming at The WB Television Network has joined MTV as President/Programming.  In her new position, Susanne will oversee all development and programming for the network, encompassing scripted and reality series, news and documentaries, production and talent.  Based in Los Angeles, Susanne will report to Van Toffler, President, MTV Music & Logo Group and to Stephen Friedman, President, MTV.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) named David Michaels, the actor/producer and founder of TV Cares as Senior Executive Director of the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.  Previously for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, David served as Co-Chairman of the Daytime Emmy Awards and was on the Board of Governors for 14 years in addition to various other committees.

Rob Marciano was tapped as Co-Anchor for the syndicated magazine show Entertainment Tonight from CBS Television Distribution.  Rob will co-anchor the show with Nancy O’Dell starting January 2013.  Prior to this new gig, Rob was with CNN News Group where he has been a news and weather anchor since 2003.  He had also worked across the CNN Network as a field correspondent and substitute anchor.

Beginning January 8, 2013, MTG Studios (formerly Modern Studios) appoints Jens Eriksson as President/COO.  Previously, Jens was with Zodiak Media Group Nordic as COO.

As of November 5, Eva Papoutsakis Smith joined The Weather Company (previously The Weather Channel Companies) as VP/Sales Strategy.  In this newly-created role, Eva will manage strategic plan development and will work in tandem with the sales group to develop insights, story and offerings for clients.  Based in New York, Eva reports to Eric Hadley, SVP/Sales Strategy and Marketing, TWC. 

Content and marketing agency, Radley Studios appointed Greg Neal as Chief Strategy Officer where he will oversee business and creative strategy for the agency encompassing entertainment branding and advertising integration projects.

Jim Bell, the executive producer of the 2012 London Olympics has been named the full-time Executive Producer of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games.  Jim will have editorial and creative oversight of NBC’s Games and reports to NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus.

Original Productions (OP), behind such series as Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men and more promoted Philip Segal to CEO/Executive Producer and Jeff Conroy was named President/Executive Producer.  Philip replaces Thom Beers, who was recently appointed CEO of OP parent company FremantleMedia North America and Original Productions’ Chairman. 

Starz Entertainment appointed Michael Vamosy as SVP/Creative Services to supervise the design, development and implementation of all creative content to support the company’s programming, marketing, and sales strategies including STARZ Original series.  Michael will be based at company headquarters in Englewood, CO.

Christopher Herbert was added at The Weather Company as VP/Strategy and Product Operations for the company’s digital unit.  Previously, Christopher worked with Bloomberg Media where he was head of special projects.  In his new role at TWC, he will oversee strategy development and execution for the product business including weather.com, mobile and tablet apps as well as Weather Underground.  Christopher will report to Cameron Clayton, President/Digital.

Effective December 1, NBC Today show Senior Broadcast Producer Don Nash will advance to Executive Producer of the morning show.  Steve Capus, President, NBC News made the announcement yesterday.  In this role, Don succeeds former Today EP Jim Bell who was named EP of NBCUniversal’s Olympic Coverage.  Don will report to Alexandra Wallace who has been named Executive in Charge of the Today show and she continues to report to Steve Capus.

Patrick Vogt has been appointed President of The Weather Company’s (TWC) International Division.  Patrick joined the company earlier last summer when TWC acquired Weather Central where he served as CEO.  In his new capacity, Patrick will head all international business including TWC’s digital and professional products and services.  All sales, marketing and operational units within the international regions will report to him.  Patrick will be based at TWC’s London office reporting to TWC Chairman/CEO David Kenny.

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. named Michael Hefferon as President/Executive Producer.  The announcement was made by Craig Graham, the newly appointed Chairman/CEO of the CGI animation production studio.

Effective immediately, NBCUniversal unveiled several new roles within the company’s ad sales organization.  Dan Lovinger, EVP/Advertising Sales and Integrated Marketing for Telemundo Media was promoted to EVP/Cable Ad Sales, NBCUniversal.  Dan will add sales management of several additional cable networks to his current duties.  Mark Miller, SVP/Ad Sales for USA and Syfy has been upped to EVP/Ad Sales, NBCUniversal News GroupPeter Naylor, EVP/Digital Media Sales has been named EVP/Ad Sales, NBC News DigitalTrish Frohman joins as EVP/Ad Sales Strategy and Alison Tarrant also joins in the newly-created role as EVP/Client Solutions for NBCU’s Cable Entertainment networks.  All five executives will report to Linda Yaccarino, President/Ad Sales, NBCUniversal. 

Zodiak Rights, the international unit of Zodiak Media revealed a new management structure to its London and Paris based distribution businesses.  The structure will have five divisions: Non-Scripted Programming, Scripted Programming, Kids, Digital & Publishing and Clips.  Beginning January 1, 2013 all Non-Scripted Programming will be sold out of London and all Scripted projects sold out of Paris with all other divisions based out of London.  As a result of the restructure, Jane Millichip, Managing Director Zodiak Rights London has opted to exit the company at the end of January 2013.  Zodiak Rights is currently in the recruiting phase for a new non-scripted division head and will announce the new hire soon.  Furthermore, Zodiak Rights created a new role of COO and has appointed Sara Wookey to the position. 

CMT hired television industry veteran Joe Livecchi in the newly-created position of SVP/Development.  Joe will have responsibility over multiple development teams in addition to all external and third party productions.  Joe will be based at the Viacom Media Network headquarters in New York and will report to Jayson Dinsmore, EVP/Development and Programming, CMT.  CMT’s West Coast development team comprised of Claire McCabe, Melanie Moreau and Eliot Goldberg will report to Joe Livecchi.

The Sponsorship Group for Public Television (SGPTV), sales organization for PBS programming added Brian Granath as National Sponsorship Director.  Brian will be based at SGPTV’s New York office.
 
Later — John
John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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