Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

 

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE WESTDOC


Listen.  Learn.  Network.  Pitch.  Triumph.
WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference
September 14th – 16th , 2009   Doubletree Suites Hotel – Santa Monica, Ca.

Meet Program Buyers, Network with Producers, Attend Pitchfest.
Speakers from: A&E, ABC, Animal Planet, Discovery, E!, MTV, Nat Geo,  PBS, Spike, Sundance Channel,  TLC, Tru Tv, and more

For Registration, Schedule and Speaker Information visit:
www.TheWestdoc.com
Save $100.00 until this Saturday, 8/29/09 – Use code CYN100


Cynopsis: Kids!

08/26/09

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, August 26, 2009, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.

CBBC orders up another new series with Junior MasterChef (13×60).  Based on Shine Entertainment‘s MasterChef, the kid version of the British cooking competition series will also be produced by Shine and is set to air on CBBC in winter 2009/10.  CBBC decided to pick up Junior MasterChef based on the success of the special Children in Need episode.  The 13-part series will include eight heats, during which the kids will be asked to cook a two course meal, followed by two quarter-finals, two semis and a final cook-off.  The producers are looking for K9-12 with a passion for cooking to take part in Junior MasterChef, so if that describes someone you know go to www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc or www.masterchef.tv for more information … applications are due by September 30.

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Rachel York will take on the role of the evil puppy-hating Cruella de Vil in the national tour of The 101 Dalmatians Musical, which is based on Dodie Smith’s 1956 story, per Playbill.  York has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Victor/Victoria and City of Angels, among other shows.  Directed by Jerry Zaks, the musical features a book by BT McNicholl, music by Dennis DeYoung (STYX) and lyrics co-written by McNicholl and DeYoung.  Produced by Magic Arts & Entertainment/Tix Productions, Troika Entertainment, and Luis Alvarez, the national tour kicks off in Minneapolis on October 13.

MORE KIDS STUFF

Production begins this week on Shalom Sesame in Israel (12 episodes).  Designed to provide a look at Israeli life, Jewish culture and tradition to American kids/families, the new series will combine studio and live segments featuring Muppets and kids and a range of American and Israeli celebrities including actress/singer Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Beauty and the Beast), Debra Messing, Achinoam Nini, Mira Awad, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Applegate, Greg Kinnear among others.  Co-produced by Sesame Workshop and Channel Hop! (Israel), Shalom Sesame will be available for digital distribution worldwide in 2010.  Additionally, Sesame Workshop is simultaneously producing 40 new episodes of Rechov Sumsum in Hebrew and Arabic, which will premiere on Channel Hop! in December 2009.

Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Moises Arias (Hannah Montana) will star in a special two-part story of Phineas and Ferb, Phineas and Ferb’s Quantum Boogaloo, which premieres Monday, September 21 8p on Disney XD.

TV-Loonland acquires the distribution rights to the preschool animated series WordWorld for TV, home entertainment and new media across Western and Eastern Europe including Russia, Africa and South Africa and Israel.  Designed as a multimedia property to help kids learn English, WordWorld was created by Don Moody.  TV-Loonland will offer WordWorld at Mipcom in October with formats including 74×11, 8 music clips and 52 Build-a-Word Songs.  The series debuted in the US on PBS Kids in fall 2007 and now airs in 22 countries and has been adapted into French and Cantonese.

Washington State-based toy/game start-up Smith & Tinker received $29 million in funding from a group of tech and game investors including Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Alsop Louie Partners, Foundry Group, Leo Capital Holdings and DCM, which led the round. One of the company’s first creations is Nanovor, a hybrid targeted at boys which links online and offline play. A proprietary handheld which extends the play experience offline, dubbed the Nanoscope, is due to be released starting in October. Smith & Tinker plans to build Nanovor into a full scope entertainment franchise, including weekly animated webisodes, comics, a graphic novel, and field guide.

Correction: Jeffrey Lesser will serve as the music producer on Little Airplane Productions’ two new preschool series, Small Potatoes! And Jo B. G. Raff!


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


Cyn opsis: Digital
The 360-degree e-newsletter for Interactive Media News & Information

39,000 daily subscribers use Cyn opsis: Digital to stay in-tune and up-to-date with the industry’s happenings on the digital front.

Multiplatform Content News, Innovators & Start-Ups, Technology Deals,

Trends & Research, Gadget & Apps, Classifieds

Receive the interactive knowledge & info needed to be a leader in the media industry.
SIGN UP TODAY


MARKETING/LICENSING

Corus Television partners with Lego Canada for the launch of a new K6-12 targeted videogame campaign Bionicle Glatorian Legends.  For six weeks, beginning August 31, the Bionicle Glatorian Legends campaign will feature two new videogames on YTV.com, Prepare for Battle and Arena Magna.  Prepare for Battle uses “augmented reality technology”, which allows gamers to combine real world and computer-generated content by using a web cam with flash animation  a printed marker (for this game) is also needed in order to activate the program and recognize the user.  Sound confusing?  Well, viewers can learn more about playing these games and how to activate the program during Crunch, YTV’s Saturday morning programming block, on August 29 at 9p during which Andy (the Crunch host) will demonstrate the games.

Walmart will offer Miley Cyrus‘ new album, The Time of Our Lives, exclusively from August 31, 2009 at its stores and on Walmart.com.  Released by Hollywood Records, the new album features seven tracks.  Additionally, under another exclusive deal Walmart will launch Miley Cyrus & Max Azria, the new apparel line from Cyrus and BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, next month at its stores and online.  Walmart is also the sponsor of the Miley Cyrus North American Tour.

CPLG Canada inks two new license deals for Jim Benton’s It’s Happy Bunny, with new product set to be available in 2010.  The new licensees are Paris Geneve (active wear, junior ladies sleepwear) and PS Brands/Planet Sox (socks, slipper socks, sunglasses and watches).

RATINGS

Nick at Nite‘s launched its new original stop-motion animated series, Glenn Martin, DDS, last week as new episodes debuting Monday-Thursday, August 17-20 at 8p, with 2.6 million Total Viewers P2+ tuning in each night.  Throughout the premiere week, Glenn Martin, DDS held 89% of its lead-in rating, which was The Penguins of Madagascar, among K2-11 and 91% with Total Viewers P2+.  The week of premiere’s earned Nick at Nite increases over the like time periods last year among K6-11 (+15%) and Tweens 9-14 (+78%).

Cartoon Network launched two new live-action series in its new Wednesday programming block (8-10p) on August 19 to ratings increases versus their respective time periods last year:

  • The premiere of Dude, What Would Happen (8:30p) lifted ratings among K6-11 (+35%) and with Tweens 9-14 (104%).  The debut was particularly strong with Boys 6-11 (33%) and Boys 9-14 (147%).
  • The debut of Bobb’e Says (8p) was up a bit among K6-11 (1%) and Tweens 9-14 (3%), and with Boys 9-14 (21%).
  • Overall the new Wednesday tw0-hour block was up last week versus the prior four weeks among K2-11 (35%), K6-11 (31%) and Tweens 9-14 (32%), including a strong showing with Boys 2-11 (35%), Boys 6-11 (34%) and Boys 9-14 (42%).

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K2-11 (000) 8/17-8/23/09 :
Total Day      (000)   Primetime       (000)
NICK°:             1161    DSNY*:           1426
DSNY*:             978    CARTOON:         630
CARTOON:         569    NAN**:             609
NAN**:             322    NOGGIN:           388
NOGGIN:           310    DXD:                166
ADSM**:           195    NICKTOONS:     112
DXD:                 153    ESPN:               107
NICKTOONS:       93    DISCOVERY:        83
BET:                   48    TLC:                    82
DISCOVERY:        44    BET:                   67
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.
°Nickelodeon Total Day 6a-11p

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K6-11 (000) 8/17-8/23/09 :
Total Day        (000) Primetime      (000)
DSNY*:             704   DSNY*:            1133
NICK°:              676   NAN**:              468
CARTOON:         401   CARTOON:         455
NAN**:             245   DXD:                  121
ADSM**:           134   NICKTOONS:        78
DXD:                 113   ESPN:                  70
NICKTOONS:        66   NOGGIN:             66
NOGGIN:             62   DISCOVERY:         63
DISCOVERY:        33   TLC:                     59
TLC:                    30   MTV:                    45
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.
°Nickelodeon Total Day 6a-11p

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among Tweens 9-14 (000) 8/17-8/23/09 :
Total Day   (000)   Primetime      (000)
DSNY*:        604     DSNY*:              943
NICK°:         509     NAN**:              601
NAN**:        345     CARTOON:          347
CARTOON:    302     MTV:                  102
ADSM**:      201     DXD:                    98
DXD:              89     DISCOVERY:         93
MTV:              70     ESPN:                   92
DISCOVERY:   53     TLC:                     87
THE N:           51     BET:                     69
ESPN:            51     COMEDY:              65
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.
°Nickelodeon Total Day 6a-11p

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, August 22, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1273; K6-11 764; TWEENS 9-14 532
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1130; K6-11 759; TWEENS 9-14 628
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   449; K6-11 315; TWEENS 9-14 254
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   173; K6-11 128; TWEENS 9-14   98
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, August 23, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1151; K6-11 739; TWEENS 9-14 512
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1091; K6-11 753; TWEENS 9-14 637
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   767; K6-11 496; TWEENS 9-14 331
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   165; K6-11 124; TWEENS 9-14   89
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, August 24, 2009, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1050; K6-11 544; TWEENS 9-14 416
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1074; K6-11 742; TWEENS 9-14 624
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11   496; K6-11 342; TWEENS 9-14 274
DISNEY XD:               K2-11   164; K6-11 121; TWEENS 9-14   82
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data


Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  What cartoon high schooler’s catch phrase is “What’s the sitch?”   KIM POSSIBLE  (For those of you who caught the typo in the quote, good catch!)  Kudos to: Sherrie Brooks-TBS, Inc/Atlanta; Kevin Gamble-Classic Media/NY; Kerry Hughes-qubo/NY; Steve Clune-Disney Channel/Burbank; Rebecca Rodriguez-Disney Channel/Burbank; Kenneth Tan-AETN All Asia Networks/Kuala Lumpur; Kimberly Luce-Disney Channel/Spain

Today’s Trivia Question: Edna’s Edibles was the gourmet food line in what primetime series?    (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.)

Later — Gwen
 Gwen Billings for Cynopsis Kids!
08.26.09

Cynopsis Media Facebook Page here – all of our Job Listings and Top Stories reported here first!

Cynopsis Ad Sales:
Chuck Bolkcom, Pres/COO – 646-468-6180 / [email protected]
Classifieds – Trish Pihonak- 203-926-9878 / [email protected]

Member of Interactive Advertising Bureau (iab)

To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here
To unsubscribe , click here or click the button at the end of this email.


Cyn opsis CLASSIFIEDSFor More classifieds, visit the Cynopsis.com classifieds page here    .


JOB OPENING: INTERACTIVE TV CLIENT SERVICES MGR/DISH Network/NYC4+yrs acct/project mgmt exp. in Adv/Online,Highly organized & detailed,advanced media interest, Design bckgrnd a+. Resumes to [email protected] (9/3)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, WEBSITE MARKETING SERVICES/Burbank: Support with user approvals, upload written, art, video assets to the website. 1-2yrs exp. Intermediate Flash and HTML required.Go To: [email protected] (9/3)

JOB OPENING: SHOWRUNNER /Nancy Glass Productions/Phila/NY: immediate opening for experienced docusoap/reality series showrunner-pre to post production. Resumes to: [email protected] (9/1)

JOB OPENING: DIR/MEDIA/ DISC/SS: Strat dev of all media activities w/ pd & internal assets. BA, 8+ yrs exp. Demo dev/imp of successful media campaigns. Exp. in TV ind. & Nielsen proficiency perf. Apply: www.discovery.com Req#9115 (9/1)

JOB OPENING: CONTRACT ASSISTANT/CBS Television Distribution: Contract Assistant for NYC office. Must have Ad Sales/TV Business experience. Apply at: www.cbscareers.com . Reference Cynopsis (9/1)

JOB OPENING: DVLPMNT EXEC/TWO CATS TV/NY: Notable prod. Co. seeks creative, , self-starter to oversee reality & non-fiction dvlpmnt. Solid contacts, exceptional ideas & ntwrk selling exp a must. Res/Cvr Ltr: [email protected] (8/29)

JOB OPENING:  OFFICE MANAGER/Cinetic Media & Sloss Eckhouse Brennan Law Co/NYC: Responsible for all admin & financial functs of both cos. 3-5 yrs exp in ent industry and/or legal exp a +.  Cover letter & Resumes to [email protected] (8/29)

JOB OPENING:  SR DESIGNER OFF CHANNEL CREATIVE/ Nickelodeon/NYC. 3+yrs graphic design exp. in Ent/Adv/CP, Strng Type/Layout/Color & Aesthetic, Strng knwldge NICK brand/style, EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (8/29)

JOB OPENING:  ONAIR PROMOTIONS PRODUCER/Nickelodeon Int’l/NYC: 2+yrs writ/prod exp. OnAir Promos/TV/Adv, Strng concept abilities & aesthetic jdgment, Editing skills, Knwldge of NICK brand EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (8/29)

JOB OPENING:  DIR AD SALES RESEARCH/MTVN/Kids&Family/NY: BA + 7 yrs media/cable exp.  Strong communic sk.  Proven record creating estimates; str analy sk.  Proficient w/Nielsen and related svcs. Apply www.mtvncareers.com EOE (8/28)

JOB OPENING:  MANAGER, PRODUCTION MGMT/NICKELODEON/NYC: Min8yrs exp. in prod mgmnt,budgeting,execute prod plans. EOE/M/F/D/AAP  Apply: www.mtvncareers.com (8/28)

JOB OPENING:  DIR PRICING & PLANNING/CNS/NY: Knowledge of rate cards/stewardship/sales/inventory & sports. 5+ years’ sales admin experience plus DealMaker/VCI/MSA. Apply: www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=8880172701 230 EOE (8/27)

JOB OPENING:  VP DIGITAL MEDIA/ABC FAMILY/LA: Manage bus strat, production, & ops for tv based digt’l content for ABC Fam ntwks & platforms. BA/BS req. Min 8 yrs exec lvl, leading hi-vol websites. Apply at: www.disneyabcjobs.com (8/27)

JOB OPENING:  CNBC RESEARCH ANALYST/NBCU/NJ: Provide reporting and strategic insights for CNBC’s digital media & television properties. BA &1 yr web analytics, media/ad/marketing research req. www.nbcjobs.com , job#1062313 (8/27)

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] .

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY: AD TRAFFIC Intern/The Hotel Networks, NY: Updating show titles, quality control/ brdcst logs/data entry. Majors: Media/Comm, Bus/Fin/Acctg– Analytical, PC, Detailed, Customer Srvc. Resumes: [email protected] (9/3)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SOCIAL MEDIA/MARKETING INTERN/NYC: Need hard-working, web-savvy college student for assisting in the execution of online mktg prgrms for TVGuide.com. Good writing and comm skills a must. Res: [email protected] (9/1)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: EDITORIAL INTERN/NYC: Need hard-working, web-savvy college student for assisting in the execution of online editorial initiatives for TVGuide.com. Good writing & comm skills a must. Res: [email protected] (9/1)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: ORIGINAL MEDIA SEEKS INTERN internship is 3-4 days/wk 10AM-6PM. Involves working on prod of our shows & in the office. Duties include: running day-to-day operations in office & aspects of post-prod. [email protected] (9/1)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:   Fall Graphic Intern-Los Angeles- Live TV-on air graphics & projects-Intermediate level- Adobe Creative Suite 3 or 4-Illustrator, Photoshop & After Effects-Unpaid/College Credit.  [email protected] (8/28)
 
FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:   Video news website is looking for interns.  This is great opportunity to be involved in a new start up that is launching in the fall of 2009.  Email Fred: [email protected]  (8/28)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:   Live daily talk show seeking fall 09 interns. Positions available and wanted for all departments. Script, control room, audience, talent, production mgmt & more. [email protected] (8/27)  

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:   TV RESEARCH/Warner Bros.TV/Burbank, CA:  Monitor Nielsen broadcast schedules,Prog. test scores;Attend focus groups,prep questionnaires/PC/Resumes: [email protected]    include “NENT/113987BR” in subject (8/27)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  GRAPHIC INTERN/Los Angeles:  Live TV-on air graphics & projects-Intermediate level- Adobe Creative Suite 3 or 4-Illustrator, Photoshop & After Effects-Unpaid/College [email protected] (8/27)

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: SCRIPT EDITOR/DEV CONSULTANT for kids programming. US & UK/EU cred, creative and network experienced. Oversee creative for TV & related media plus outreach materials. [email protected] (9/3)

SITUATION WANTED: Seeking a MARKETING MANAGER position in Long Island, NY. Strengths include Marketing collateral creation, development of marketing plans, media relations, trade show management etc. email [email protected] (9/1)

SITUATION WANTED: 20+ yrs. experience in TV Broadcasting & Cable ACCOUNTING/FINANCE. Seeking FT/PT or Temp-to-Perm position: immediate start. Please contact [email protected] (9/1)

SITUATION WANTED:  DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT/NY: Idealist looking for home in dvlpmnt as an assistant. Currently seeking opportunities with growth potential. Eager and driven to learn as I work. [email protected]   (8/29)

SITUATION WANTED:  MARKETING MANAGER/DIRECTOR/LA: Marketing Manager/Director in LA with home video, television and film experience. Email: [email protected]   for resume. (8/29)

SITUATION WANTED:  MEDIA/MARKETING MANAGER/LA: 4+ years experience in media planning/buying, account management, online marketing. Familiar with brdcst & interactive media markets. Hardworking, dependable, diligent. [email protected]  (8/28)

SITUATION WANTED:  ONLINE AD SALES/ BOSTON: Results oriented leader with a proven record of surpassing sales quotas and increasing profits looking for an Account Executive position. 7+ years exp. [email protected]    (8/28)

SITUATION WANTED: 9 time Emmy winning CREATIVE PRODUCER-based in Atlanta seeking freelance jobs. Great with clients. 15yrs experience in promotional / creative TV. [email protected] / website: www.pack30productions.com  (8/28)

SITUATION WANTED: PROJECT/CLIENT SERVICE MGR/NYC: Temp or FT. Several yrs cable on-air promo, new media & client serv/online ad ops exp. [email protected] (8/27)

E-mail [email protected] 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 [email protected] for specs.

Cynopsis Media LLC
One Corporate Drive, Suite 724
Shelton, CT 06484
203.926.9878

All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2009

 


Related Stories

04/14/24: Cynopsis Jobs

Jobs Clads

DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TV One NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Carry out the entire sales process from initial contact to deal close as well as build and maintain exceptional relationships with advertisers and agencies by communicating TV One Network’s values and brand strength. Full info HERE *** […]

Cynopsis 04/12/24: ABC News/NatGeo’s “Eclipse Across America” Outshines Competition

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NEXSTAR ADVERTISING NEXSTAR ADVERTISING We are the home of the next generation of athletes, entertainers, icons, influencers and thought leaders CW ENTERTAINMENT, CW SPORTS, NEWSNATION, THE HILL, ANTENNA TV, AMERICA’S #1 LOCAL BROADCASTER 100% U.S. linear + digital presence. 200+ Owned or Partner Stations in 117 markets. 220M Americans reached every […]

FETV: Special Delivery for Viewers and Advertisers

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TV Thursday April 11, 2024 At Family Entertainment Television (FETV), It’s All in the Family Cathy Applefeld Olson Family-operated with a passion for family-centric programming, Family Entertainment TV (FETV) continues to rise and shine amidst a sea of media conglomerates by overdelivering for viewers and brand partners […]

Cynopsis 04/11/24: Ad Engagement for Women’s Final Four up 97%

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY TNT Sports Scores Big During March Madness With the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament averaging 9.9M viewers across 67 games on TNT, TBS, truTV, CBS + Max, including double-digit growth with younger viewers P18-34 (+14% YoY) And there’s more to come… MLB Regular Season (TBS, Max, Bleacher Report) […]

04/10/24: Cynopsis Jobs

jobs 10

DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TV One NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Carry out the entire sales process from initial contact to deal close as well as build and maintain exceptional relationships with advertisers and agencies by communicating TV One Network’s values and brand strength. Full info HERE *** […]

CynCity

Cynsiders