Wednesday, April 1st, 2009


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04.01.09

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, April 1, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing, coming to you from MIPTV in Cannes, France. 

Tonight’s Premieres:
CBS:  I Get That A Lot at 8p
PBS: Jerusalem: Center of the World at 9pm (check local listings)
National Geographic: Locked Up Abroad at 10p
Spike TV: The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK at 10p
Comedy Central: Reno 911! at 1030p

Tonight’s Finales:
ABC: Life on Mars (series finale) at 10p
FX: Damages at 10p
MTV: Real World: Brooklyn at 10p


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~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~

Following a blockbuster opening weekend for DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens, FX made a deal with distributor Paramount Pictures for all DreamWorks Animation releases through 2012. The license deal includes Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda and its sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Shrek Goes Fourth. Terms of the agreement were not available.

FOX is working on a new late night show for Saturdays headlined by Wanda Sykes, according to B&C. The one-hour show, described as similar to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, will air at 11p with a possible launch time of this fall or next January. 

The Sportsman Channel, currently available to more than 16 million homes, is premiering two exclusive new series in 2Q09. These two new series, Fly Fisherman and Handguns are part of more than 115 hours of original programming from the network’s parent company InterMedia Outdoors rolling out this year. Fly Fisherman will primarily air on Saturdays at 10p and Handguns is scheduled for Thursdays at 10p.

Gospel Music Channel (GMC) opens a new series this Sunday night at 8p called Best of Stellar, showcasing memorable moments and performances from the premier gospel event, The Stellar Awards. Each Sunday night at 8p, GMC’s new show will highlight routines over the last 24 years in different themed shows such as Opening Numbers (on April 5), Finales, Male Performances  Solos to Females Performances  Solos and more. Two particular gospel artists will get their own themed episodes, Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams. Each episode will also include updated exclusive interviews backstage with featured artists.

With more unusual food tastings and new destinations in store, Travel Channel serves up a third season of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern opening April 14 at 10p. Andrew samples some of the strangest cuisine to date including squirrel brain, iguana eggs, shark head, boa constrictor, blood soup to juicy cheese worms (yum!). The Tuesday night episodes watch as Andrew follows his taste buds to a new location seeking out authentic local flavors and traditional dishes. This new season finds him in Tanzania, South Korea, Texas, Australia, Singapore, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Appalachia.

Fine Living Network handed Whatever, Martha! a 26-episode second season order. The series stars Alexis Stewart (daughter of Martha) and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt as they sit in a living room watching and dishing on old episodes of Martha Stewart Living. Martha Stewart created the show herself hoping Alexis and Jennifer’s perspective on her how-to projects would inspire more youthful fans of all things Martha. The series is produced by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

HISTORY’s Sunday night two-hour special Predator X about a huge fossil pegged at 150 million years old attracted 1.7 million total viewers, representing a 31% increase compared to the network’s prime average.

GroupM released a revised, interim advertising spending forecast, showing an expected -4.4% decline in measured media worldwide to $425 billion in 2009 whereas spending rose globally last year +3%. In the US, ad spending in 2009 is predicted to plummet by -4.3% and even further in 2010 to -6.8%.

MIPTV 2009 Update:  Dear Marilee, Brittany and John John:  There is a lovely thing about Cannes, and perhaps France altogether, tho this is the only place in France I have visited, so I can’t be sure.  Cannes is altogether quite civilized and forces a traveler to be civilized.  What I mean by that is taking the time to sit down and have coffee – not just get it “to go” in a large paper cup with a heat protective sleeve, but rather in a small porcelain cup with saucer, a metal spoon, and taking a good 15-20 minutes to sit, drink your coffee and enjoy it.  Imagine doing that in New York City?  And another thing — I was so pleased to be invited to a dinner by the Scripps Networks International folks the other evening held inside a wine shop.  During the meal, there were people outside longingly looking in the window, and I knew we were the lucky ones.  This shop by the way, not just any wine shop – but the oldest wine shop in all of Cannes – Cave Sun-Shine.  A beautiful little store where we had an amazing dinner, great company, and the most incredible French wines ever – from champagne thru dessert wine and then even grappe (best to stay clear of this one), along with the wine presentation by the shop owner – Frank Obadia – who is the fifth generation wine grower/seller in his family.  That was quite lovely, and you have to admit, really more than civilized.  I went back the next day and bought two bottles.  How could I not?  And one other thing – if you choose to sit in a cafe in mid afternoon and have just one coffee or one glass of wine, you are free to sit there for the next several hours without even a side glance by a waiter or a request to push on from the cafe owner.  I’ll ask you again, can you do that in New York City?  With all of this civilization, and despite it only being Wednesday, you do begin to yearn for the Starbucks, the quick in-and-out food and the snooty waiter who’s looking to turn over your table a couple more times during his shift … and the ease of knowing exactly what you’re dealing with.  So, kids … I’ll be home soon.  Miss you, love, Mom.

MIPTV News Update:

  • Discovery Communications signed several deals securing programming blocks with European-based broadcasters, all brokered by Discovery Enterprises International. German commercial channel kabel eins, owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG renewed a block consisting of 50 hours through 2009. Programs on the block include Extreme Engineering, Man Made Marvels and Weaponology. A top broadcaster in Croatia, RTL made a new agreement for a Discovery Channel block including 30 hours weekly involving the series Storm Chasers, Man Vs. Wild, Hazard Pay and Everest: Beyond the Limit. Barrandov TV, a new digital channel in the Czech Republic picked up a Discovery Channel block including 38 hours of content and Discovery also renewed a branded block deal with Poland’s TV4 through the end of June.
  • Comcast International Media Group arrived at the market with many licensing deals in the can involving E! programs including Girls of the Playboy Mansion (deals with UK’s Living Channel, RTL in the Netherlands, SBS in Demark, JIM TV in Belgium, ETC in the Philippines, MTV Networks in Poland and ZRT in Hungary); Denise Richards: It’s Complicated (in France by Virgin 17 and Czech Republic’s Nova TV); Pam: Girl on the Loose (acquired by Virgin 17 in France, MTV in Germany, JIM TV in Belgium, Viva Swiss in Switzerland, Puls4 in Austria, Musique Plus in Canada and Nova TV in Czech Republic); Victoria Silvstedt: My Perfect Life slated to premiere in the US in April (picked up in France by NRJ 12 and Canal Jimmy and Sweden’s TV400); and Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood (deals with Sweden’s TV400, Denmark’s TV2 Zebra, Yan TV in Vietnam, 8TV in Malaysia and Play TV in Poland).
  • Globo TV International at stand #A0.01 is offering a variety of new formats at this year’s market. Products include five game shows: The Spelling Game, Xtreme Connection, The Video Game, Laugh-O-Meter and Wreckovery; a miniseries titled Maysa (8 eps, 45 min); four telenovelas: The Favorite (150 eps, 45 min), Forbidden Desire (100 eps, 45 min), The Prophet (120 eps, 45 min) and Pure Beauty (120 eps, 45 min); two comedy series: The Cleaning Lady (season 1: 26 eps, 30 min and season 2: 26 eps, 30 min) and Normal People (26 eps, 30 min); and two documentaries: Glob Odoc (13 eps, 52 min) and Giobo Doc – Carnaval 2009.
  • Nordisk Film TV World sold the rights to its factual format titled Honestly Mum and Dad to 22 territories. Nordisk finalized a deal with Endemol International which acquired the right in territories such as the UK, US, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • The Fremantle Corporation is serving up international rights to the true-life crime series Snapped (91 eps/30 min and 25 eps/60 min), chronicling shocking stories of female criminals. The series is currently in its seventh season in the US on Oxygen as well as in other markets worldwide.


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~ DISTRIBUTION, CARRIAGE & CLEARANCE ~

Telemundo announced it will be the first Spanish-language network to broadcast content in hi-def nationwide starting in April for both the local and network levels. The first program Telemundo will offer in hi-def will be the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 23. Following this presentation, Telemundo will offer primetime novelas, sports broadcasts and specials in hi-def.

Virgin Media Television acquired the US version of 10 Years Younger from Target Entertainment Group. Under terms of the agreement, Virgin Media gets all five seasons of the factual entertainment series (195 eps, 30 min) for its LIVING portfolio in the UK which will launch this summer.

Retirement Living TV (RLTV) will roll out on Comcast across Washington state. RLTV is already available to Comcast customers in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in Western Washington and the remainder of the state will have the network by the end of 2009. 

        

~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~

MTV Canada, CTV and Free Form Productions Inc. started production in Whistler, British Columbia on the unscripted, 30m original documentary series Peak Season. The series looks at the lives, loves and real-life drama of a group of twentysomethings who live in the popular ski resort town and site of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Both MTV Canada and CTV ordered 10 episodes of Peak Season slated to premiere later this year.

In more MTV news, the network is extending its long-time reality docu-drama series The Real World for four more seasons and The Real World/Road Rules Challenge also by four more cycles. Both series are from Bunim-Murray Productions and with this deal the 17-year old The Real World will now rack up 26 total cycles while the competitive series The Real World/Road Rules Challenge will total 21 cycles. Production is happening now on the next The Real World edition in Cancun.

CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will soon get her own show and is partnering with veteran news producer Kathy O’Hearn who most recently worked at ABC, per THR. The New York-based, 30m weekday program will begin this September and air during primetime in Europe on CNN International and on Sunday afternoons on CNN. O’Hearn will serve as executive producer. 

Production for the second season of Si TV’s Model Latina, a 13-episode original competition reality series involving 12 beautiful Latinas, has begun in Miami. Each of the 12 women hopes to prove they have it all: good looks, culture, style, sophistication in addition to intellect. The winner receives $10,000 in prizes, a modeling contract and a Si TV host spot plus more.

ESPN tagged Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield as a Baseball Tonight analyst, working Sundays and some Mondays with host Karl Ravech and analysts Peter Gammons and John Kruk during the MLB season. Winfield will begin this Sunday at 7p on ESPN2 leading into Opening Night Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at 8p.

Follow up: ABC, Mark Burnett and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) are partnering on the new reality series Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to five multimillion tycoons. SPT will produce the series and holds the format rights in addition to selling it internationally.

Casting Call: CBS is seeking participants for Big Brother 11, the reality show where strangers live together, cut off from the outside world, while TV cameras watch their every move 24/7 all for a chance to win $500,000. The network is seeking males and females, age 21 to 60 who are attractive, fun, outgoing and energetic, “characters” are a must, and those with a New York accent a plus. On-camera auditions will take place in New York City this Sunday all day, beginning at noon at Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd Floor Suite 301/A. Come prepared with a two-minute spiel on why you would be great on the show and what makes you different. Visit www.CBS.com to find the show’s application, download it and bring it completed and with you to the audition along with a copy of your photo ID.

~ ELSEWHERE IN CYNOPSIS ~

CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  April Fools Day arrives with fear of the latest superworm, dubbed Conflicker or alternatively Downup or Kido. The worm, which is believed to have burrowed its way into more than 3 million Windows-based PCs in the U.S. and another 10 million internationally, is expected to manifest itself in some way today, possibly causing massive network outtages. Microsoft has been concerned enough about the malware to organize a task force to combat the effects of Conflicker and offer a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hackers who cooked it up. Computer experts say the best way to combat the worm is to perform a clean install … Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.

CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY:  Disney announced during its ShoWest presentation that the 3D versions of Pixar‘s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 would be released as a double feature on October 2, 2009.  The movies will run in theaters as a 2-week limited engagement.  This is a change in the studio’s original release plan for the 3D versions of the movies, with Toy Story in 3D initially set for October, and Toy Story 2 in 3D to follow in February 2010.  Of course this is all building up to the release of Toy Story 3 in 3D on June 18, 2010.  And … a 3D version of Beauty and the Beast is also on the way. Full edition: CYN KIDS.


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~ RATINGS ~

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 3/23-3/29/09
Primetime      (000)          Total Pgm Day      (000)
USA                1315         USA                        717
TBSC              1065          NAN*                     696
AEN                 750          TBSC                      633
TNT                 719          NICK                       629
FX                   695          ADSM*                    618
FAM                 663          TNT                        527
NAN                 633          AEN                        432
DISC                623          ESPN                      410
CMDY               621          FX                          392
TRU                 593          LIF                          385
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 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: 3/23-3/29/09     
Primetime       (000)        Total Pgm Day              (000)
USA                3098        NICK                           2478
FOXN              2336        NAN*                          1669
NAN               1864        USA                             1614
TBSC              1808        FOXN                          1208
AEN               1567        ADSM*                         1103
TNT               1514        TNT                              1064
TOON             1448        TOON                           1057
FAM               1397        TBSC                            1027
FX                 1319        AEN                               865
LIF                1313         LIF                                802
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,500,000 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: 3/23-3/29/09
USA       WWE Entertainment 10p                                  2787
TLC        Jon & Kate Plus 8 930p 3/23                            2720
USA       WWE Entertainment 9p                                    2405
TLC        Jon & Kate Plus 8 9p 3/23                                2259
FAM       The Secret Life of the American Teenager          2032
CMDY     South Park                                                   1996
NICK      Kids Choice Awards 09                                    1943
ADSM     Family Guy 1130p 3/23                                   1737
ADSM     Family Guy 11p 3/23                                       1725
ADSM     Family Guy 1130p 3/25                                   1721
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 114,500,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 3/23-3/29/09
FOX    American Idol WED                                     9.3/24      12,230
FOX    American Idol THU Result                            7.7/21      10,120
ABC    Grey’s Anatomy  THU 9PM                           5.6/13        7,420
ABC    Dancing with the Stars                               5.0/13        6,620
FOX    Hell’s Kitchen                                            4.5/11       5,990
NBC    The Office                                                4.5/11        5,880
FOX    Family Guy                                               4.2/10        5,550
ABC    Lost                                                        4.1/10        5,430
CBS    CBS NCAA Basketball Championship FR 2        4.1/13        5,470
NBC    The Biggest Loser                                      4.1/11        5,470
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday – A18-49 Analysis: With a combo of college basketball and regular programming, CBS tallied another Saturday night win at 2.9/8 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. At 8p, the NCAA Basketball Championship between Villanova and Pittsburgh posted a 3.5/12 followed by the two Cops episodes on FOX averaging a 1.9/6. CBS stayed in control through 9p with the last of the NCAA basketball game and Crimetime Saturday at 3.1/10 trailed by FOX again and AMW: America Fights Back at 1.9/6. CBS completed its clean sweep during 10p with Crimetime Saturday and a repeat episode of 48 Hours Mystery at 1.7/5 while an encore airing of Castle on ABC came next at 1.0/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, March 28, 2009 (March Sweep Day 24) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.


CBS: 5.7/10        CBS NCAA Basketball Championships [7p start] 6.6/12, Crimetime Saturday [r] 4.2/7, 48 Hours Mystery [r] 4.9/9


FOX: 3.5/6           Cops 3.2/6, Cops 2 3.6/6, AMW: America Fights Back 3.6/6


ABC: 3.2/6            ABC Saturday Movie of the Week: Just Like Heaven 3.4/6, Castle [r] 2.6/5


NBC: 2.6/5           Law & Order: CI [r] 2.7/5, World Figure Skating Championship 2.6/5


UNIV: 1.4/2          Sabado Gigante 1.4/2


TELE: 0.8/1          Rumbo Al Mundial [7p start] 1.3/3, Cine de Impacto 0.5/1


MNT: 0.6/1           My Saturday Night Movie: The Slums of Beverly Hills 0.6/1


ION: 0.4/1            Saturday Movie: Human Trafficking [r] 0.4/1


A18-49: CBS 2.9/8, FOX 1.8/6, UNIV 0.8/3, ABC 1.2/4, TELE 0.9/3, NBC 0.6/2, MNT 0.3/1, ION 0.1/0



Sunday – A18-49 Analysis: CBS rounded out the weekend with another victory Sunday night at 3.1/8 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. CBS began the night a winner at 7p with a combo of the NCAA Basketball Championship and 60 Minutes at 3.5/11 while ABC’s America’s Funniest Videos placed second with 2.3/7. CBS won again at 8p with 60 Minutes and The Amazing Race at 3.8/10 and FOX ranked #2 with the average of two The Simpsons episodes at 3.2/9. Ratings shifted during 9p as ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition took over with 4.0/10 while FOX came in second again with an average of 3.6/9 for Family Guy/American Dad. NBC had a chance to be on top at 10p as hour two of Apprentice 8 won with 4.0/10 while CBS followed with Cold Case/The Unit at 2.6/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, March 29, 2009 (March Sweep Day 25) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.


CBS: 7.4/12      NCAA Basketball Championship [7p-715p], 60 Minutes 9.0/15, The Amazing Race 7.1/11, Cold Case 7.4/11, The Unit 5.9/10


ABC: 5.5/9         America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.7/8, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 6.6/10, Desperate Housewives [r] 4.1/7


NBC: 5.1/8        Bay Hill Invitational Golf [7p – no ratings data available], Kings 3.0/5, Apprentice 8 5.5/9


FOX: 3.2/5         American Dad [r] 1.5/3, King of the Hill [r] 1.8/3, The Simpsons 3.7/6, The Simpsons 3.8/6, Family Guy 4.7/7, American Dad 3.5/5


UNIV: 1.7/3       Simplemente Selena 1.4/2, Nuestra Belleza 2.0/3, Quien Tiene Razon? 1.2/2


CW: 0.8/1          Jericho 0.5/1, The CW Sunday Movie: Wargames 0.9/1


TELE: 0.7/1        Cine Millonario 0.6/1, Cine Millonario 0.8/1


ION: 0.5/1         MASH 0.4/1, MASH 0.4/1, Sunday Night Movie: Noah’s Ark [r] 0.5/1


A18-49: CBS 3.1/8, ABC 2.9/7, FOX 2.7/7, NBC 2.6/7, UNIV 1.2/3, TELE 0.8/2, CW 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1


 
Monday – A18-49 Analysis: FOX squeezed into the top position Monday night barely securing A18-49 at 4.2/11, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. FOX raised the roof with House at 8p and a 4.8/13 while ABC’s Dancing with the Stars slipped to second place at 4.4/12. ABC shuffled things up and won the 9p hour with the second half of Dancing/Stars at 5.5/13 while the average of CBS’ Two and a Half Men/Rules of Engagement came next with 4.7/12. CBS remained safe at 10p with CSI: Miami on top at 3.9/10 ahead of NBC’s Medium at 2.5/7 and ABC’s Castle at 2.4/6.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, March 30, 2009 (March Sweep Day 26) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.


ABC: 10.8/17       Dancing with the Stars 12.9/20, Castle 6.2/10


CBS: 7.3/11          The Big Bang Theory 6.0/9, How I Met Your Mother 5.4/8, Two and a Half Men 8.5/13, Rules of Engagement 6.6/10, CSI: Miami 8.5/14


FOX: 7.0/11           House 7.5/12, 24 6.5/10


NBC: 4.0/6            Chuck 3.5/5, Heroes 3.9/6, Medium 4.7/8


UNIV: 2.4/4          Cuidado con el Angel 2.5/4, Manana para Siempre 2.8/4, Cristina 1.8/3


CW: 1.6/2            Gossip Girl 1.6/2, One Tree Hill 1.7/2


MNT: 0.8/1           Masters of Illusion 0.7/1, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Revealed [r] 0.9/1


ION: 0.6/1           ER 0.2/0, NCIS [r] 0.9/1, NCIS [r] 0.8/1       


TELE: 0.6/1          Dona Barbara 0.6/1, El Rostro de Analia 0.7/1, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso 0.7/1, Cartel M 0.7/1


A18-49: FOX 4.2/11, ABC 4.1/11, CBS 4.1/11, NBC 2.6/7, UNIV 2.0/5, CW 1.3/3, TELE 0.5/1, MNT 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1


~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Lisa Delligatti moved to Gospel Music Channel (GMC) to become SVP/Affiliate Sales, reporting to Charles Humbard, Founder/President, GMC. Most recently, Lisa worked at Si TV where she served as SVP/Affiliate Sales.

Bunim-Murray Productions upgraded Gil Goldschein to President up from COO. Gil has been involved, most recently, with brokering the deal with MTV for four more seasons of the long-running series The Real World and The Real World/Road Rules Challenge. In addition, Gil has spearheaded the launch of BMP’s music management unit, M Music.

Global brand strategy and design agency, The Brand Union (TBU), part of the WPP Group, re-established its North American operations and in so doing tapped Robert Scalea as CEO of The Brand Union North America. Most recently, Robert was President/Chief Executive for Brouillard Communications, also a part of WPP Group. Additionally, Peter Haffenberg joins TBU as Executive Client Director for North America. He joins from Stockholm-based GROW Partners.


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This day in History:  1946 – Weight Watchers was formed.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:   What workplace sitcom has the tagline, “Work can be such a production.”  30 ROCK on NBC  Kudos to: Ryan Quam-Comcast Spotlight/West Palm Beach; Mike Seidel-CBS Television Stations/New York; Jodi Katzman-JBK Productions/New York City; Tracy Pruzan-Roy–Sony Pictures Television/New York; Suzanne Wolffersdorff/Milwaukee; Brooke Romagnano-WNOL/New Orleans; Alyssa Ebel-VEE Corporation/Minneapolis; Terah Bingham-KJCT/Grand Junction; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles; Lorrie Shilling-DIRECTV/El Segundo; Sr Rose Pacatte-Pauline Center for Media Studies/Culver City; Don Enright-Ardmore Productions/Vancouver

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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
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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

SITUATION WANTED: Fun, energetic, and media-savvy, licensed wellness/lifestyle coach looking for recurring expert spot or hosting job. View bio, reel, photos at www.jennifertumayoung.com Contact Jennifer:
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: PROMOTIONS/COORDINATOR/ASST: Music & Ent. Industry exp. in radio & video promo at major labels. Searching for asst. position in ent.Ind.. Contact:
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: FREELANCE VJ: Video journalist, Creative Dir., & Preditor. New Show Development, Editing (FCP), Online Multimedia Promotions, Segment Prod, Host, Brand Mktg, Videographer. 5+ Yrs. Contact:
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: FILM & TV EDITOR (LA): Major TV network editor would like to fill her hiatus by working on your pilot or small film/tv project. For pay only. Avid & Final Cut. Available. April 20  June 26. email:
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: MARKETING ANALYST (Dallas) 8+ years experience in marketing & research. Have worked with Nielsen, Scarborough, TNS and other systems, analyzing & interpreting data. For resume & more information:
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: Save my relationship! Writer with lots of TV & ad experience. But my girlfriend is acting in a Paul Rudd movie. I’m not as cute as he is. Need lit rep to take career to next level, thwart Rudd.
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: STORY/FIELD PRODUCER: non-fiction magician. Reality, Docusoap, Unscripted; Docs.; Ent., Talk; 3 Emmy Noms; 12+years; LA based; will travel.
(4/9)

SITUATION WANTED: EXPERIENCED ASSOCIATE PRODUCER most recently with PBS seeks work at production company or network. Full-time or Freelance.
(4/7)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCER/WRITER/DIRECTOR: Network/cable exp. in reality, doc, talk, development, and acclaimed film trailers. Solid storyteller in field thru post, concept to delivery. Versatile, great attitude!
(4/7)

SITUATION WANTED: LICENSING SHOW PR: Trades, consumer business stories, new property launches. 20 years corporate and agency consumer product/licensing experience.
(4/7)

SITUATION WANTED: Experienced Sponsorship/Events/Marketing: NYC based.4 + yrs experience in sponsorships & events at Madison Square Garden and CBS TV. Seeking FT position; immediate start. Please contact
(4/7)

SITUATION WANTED: Recent Harvard grad and FREELANCE WRITER will do pretty much anything involving words and writing them. Currently writing for a Gawker blog. Hard worker, strong writer, great bargain. (NYC)
(4/7)

SITUATION WANTED: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR: 10 yrs exp.looking to work out of home office, or locally in Rochester, NY. Contact e-mail:
(4/7)

SITUATION WANTED: PROD ASST/COORDINATOR: Text bk editorial asst w/ TV & film intern exp & study; FCP, video, photo, admin, & complex coffee order skills. Great attitude & flexibility, creative problem solver, fast good work.
(4/4)

SITUATION WANTED: Recent Harvard grad and FREELANCE WRITER will do pretty much anything involving words and writing them. Currently writing for a Gawker blog. Hard worker, strong writer, great bargain. (NYC)
(4/4)

SITUATION WANTED: FREELANCE VIDEO EDITING (LA) Valley artist with 5 years web video experience, has MAC with Final Cut Suite. For resume and more information, email Steve Porus at
(4/4)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION MAKEUP ARTIST/NY: Over 20 years experience including keying top-rated network and cable TV shows, print, and film. Creative artistry, competitive rates. Email:
(4/2)

E-mail
or call Trish Pihonak at 203.926.9878 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT –  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


ABC: Scrubs, Better Off Ted, Lost, Life on Mars [f]
AZTECA: Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Vidas al Limite, Al Extremo
CBS: I Get That A Lot [p], Criminal Minds, CSI: NY
CW:  America’s Next Top Model, 90210 [r]
FOX: Lie to Me, American Idol
ION: Boston Legal, Boston Legal, Boston Legal
MNT: World Funniest Moments, Shaken Not Stirred
NBC: Law & Order: CI, Life, Law & Order
PBS: Coming Home, PBS Previews: We Shall Remain, Jerusalem: Center of the World
TELE: Dona Barbara, Previo: Futbol, Futbol: Honduras vs. Mexico
UNIV: Cuidado con el Angel, Manana es para Siempre, Don Francisco Presenta

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